Originally Posted by AvidHiker
As long as you're happy, that's great!
We do however make it a point here to warn people to balance their expectations when copying calibrations or trying to do it by eye, which in both cases is highly unlikely to get you anywhere near a proper calibration. These sets vary so widely that it's impossible to judge a calibration by the 10 point values, which is why it's generally pointless to copy them since they are so set-specific. The best advice for D-series plasma owners without meters is to stick with the settings which are common amongst all the calibrations posted here, but leave 10pt off, color on auto and maybe
play with 2pt white balance if you're so inclined (Larry has posted a technique).
Like I said, if my previous calibration produces good results on anyone's D8000 (46-51"), then it's likely this calibration will.
In other words, my calibration working on your D8000 very well would mean that they have similar characteristics, so it would follow that this calibration will.
I still can't quite believe what this calibration from zoyd is doing to my D8000. You know the film Alien: Requiem on Blu-ray, that film is an absolute darkened mess on my calibration. I can't see anything, it's just so dark with no shadow detail; yet with this new calibration from this thread, well... it's now a film I would watch. It's been collecting dust ever since I bought it (it's a pretty good film).
And the colour blue is better than I thought my D8000 would ever achieve from my own calibration. It's just incredible.
zoyd's calibration just happens to turn my D8000 into a new display I never knew existed, so if anyone gets very good results from my calibration, head straight to zoyd's without hesitation.
I've settled with 53 brightness, gamma -1 and 54 colour - it's balanced to be all things in daylight and night time.
I also did not know that 10p effects the greyscale in terms of shadow detail and black or grey - I thought it was only colour. Very surprised about that.