Sorry my last post should of shown a reply to MKANET ..for this post below. The settings worked perfect on my TV. Very happy
D8000, I tried your settings. Both your and Tempest261' settings made me realize that my general calibration settings aren't ideal for flashlighting during certain circumstances.
D8000, it's very obvious you focused a lot on trying to make the deepest possible blacks possible. I think you succeeded. I also think your course white balance settings and custom color space settings don't have too much emphasis on warm/cold or any single color; which is a good thing. The only minor problem I had was a little bit of dark detail not as easily seen; which suggests gamma in a little low. This is actually GREAT when trying to give an overall "inky" black look. I think your calibration settings are very good if you dont mind lessening the emphasis on dark detail.
I am probably going to surprise some people by saying this, but I found calibration settings modestly posted by PuntNL on AVForums.com that I REALLY like. They seem to provide more precise color reproduction and handles flashlighting better than my settings. I have a feeling he had the same LCD panel I do; despite that he as a European D7000 TV. So, for anyone that liked my settings before, they may like these settings even more.
If you guys like these settings, you can thank PuntNL from AVForums.com. With all the calibration settings posted all over the net; and all his previous calibration revisions, his single forum post buried in a forum thread would be easy to overlook. He even provided gaming mode settings (which I haven't tested).http://www.avforums.com/forums/14681284-post229.html
His calibrations were done on a European model D7000 LCD; however, it looks damn good on my D8000.
Having said all that, keep in mind that there are different panels out there; so if the colors don't look right to you, you may want to try Tempest261's settings or the ones on CNET or D8000's settings.
EDIT: I just made a dedicate URL for these settings so they are easy to find (with some minor settings changes to suit my taste):http://un55d8000.webs.com/index-rev2.htm