Originally Posted by extrabyte000
You're welcome djams.
And yes, the red tint is there.
Been giving it a go last nite and tonite and it's driving me crazy.
First of all, there's nothing I could find that even says what the 3 color temp settings are set at. Is any one of them anywhere near d6500k?
So we don't even have a base starting point.
Then for instance, there's - red, then red brightness, then red tint, then red contrast.
Do I use BT709 for blueray and HD broadcast?
Do I use RGB or SMPTE for SD material?
Do I ignore all the other colors like yellow, cyan, majenta, etc?
Would it kill them to set the grayscale flat at the factory?
Obviously I'm not going to pay for an ISF calibration just to see if this set can track flat and keep a consistent color balance.
Sorry for the rant.
You know, after my plasma died, I decided I didn't want to deal with the heat and buzz and weight, etc of another plasma. But after what I've been going through with this LG, I'm starting to think that that's the place to be. At least with plasmas, they have to get the phosphers right and so on.
I don't know.
I love the 55" screen but I'm willing to trade off size for everything else.
I'll base this off of my experience with my 47LD520 which should be close to yours.
We used the AVS HD709 disk with the documentation that is available as well. Watch the movie clip that is part of the disk it will help get you started in the right direction.
Try to setup an ambient light behind your tv (15W CFL light as close to 6500K as possible). It is amazing how well it improves evening viewing. Calibrate your set in the environment where you watch it most (night time with only the ambient light or indirect room lighting etc.) and calibrate your set when it is in its final location. Let your tv warm up for at least 10 minutes before starting.
I used my Blu-ray player with the AVS HD709 disk and used its default settings. You don't want any settings that the Blu-ray player may have to affect your calibration. Let the tv do the work. For me, my Blu-ray player is set to use the HDMI1 input so that's the input that is going to be calibrated.
Pick Expert 1 and reset it to the default settings if you haven't done so already. I would set the Backlight to somewhere between 30 and 45 to start with. Turn off all processing on the tv (TruMotion, Dynamic Contrast, DNR, etc).
Follow the instructions that accompany the disk, calibrate the basics under Picture Mode first which are Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Aspect Ratio (I use Just Scan for 1:1 pixel matching). Color is set to 50 and Tint 0. I like a warm picture so I set Color Temperature to Warm. I don't worry what the K equivalent is.
Go to Expert Control and turn everything Off that you can. Color Gamut is BT709, Color Temperature is Warm, Gamma is 2.2, Method is 10Point IRE, Pattern is Outer, IRE is 100 and Luminence is 110.
CMS is next and this will take you some time to learn. I would print out, in color, the B1 pattern from the documentation. This is the Flashing Primary Colors pattern. The pattern flashes and is very difficult, at least for me, to watch. So what I did is label the color printout as to which bars are which colors, and then when the pattern appears, pause the picture, go to Color Filter on your LG, set the filter and then start adjusting your primary colors using the appropriate bars with the appropriate color filter. Then adjust the secondary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) in the same manner. Djams put together a really nice "how to" for the CMS adjustment. Maybe if he reads this he'll post the link because I don't remember where it is and I can't find my copy right now.
The CMS will probably take you a couple of times to get it to where you like it because when you adjust one color another will probably "go out" so you'll need to make a few passes back and forth to get it right.
Once you are done with the CMS you've gone about as far as you can without instrumentation so just leave the IREs at 0.
When done, you will have calibrated only 1 input and 1 Expert setting for DVDs. What I had to do is calibrate the only setting that I could which was the HDMI1 input for my Blu-ray player and then use those settings for my other inputs because I have no way of calibrating those. My tv is OTA only and I also have an ATV2 but the settings that I use work well for my other sources so I'm lucky. The IRE settings that I use were sent to me by someone who has the exact same model as I do and they worked very well for me, so my set is completely calibrated, Basics, CMS with IREs. It's probably not perfect and some purists would point out why but the pq is exceptional day or night, tv or DVD (Blu-ray or regular).
I try to keep it simple because of the WAF
so we just turn on the tv and watch whatever input we want without any adjustments. However, once you calibrate your set, don't make any changes for awhile to let your eyes adjust. For awhile, I would switch between the Expert 1 settings and a modified Cinema (User) setting I had for OTA tv watching. After awhile, I preferred the full Expert 1 calibration and that's what we use for everything now.
Long post I know. If you start slowly and hit a wall, post your question and someone will answer that specific question as opposed to asking a bunch of questions at once. It took me about a month to satisfactorily calibrate my set and I had lots of help in doing so (djams, Phase, VBB, etc) so hang in there