Originally Posted by 65Cobra427SC
To be honest, I'm not even sure what an APL pattern is or the difference between it and a Windows pattern
or which one is better to use for that matter. That's one of the issues I was going to ask ask about, so I could use some help.
But to answer your question, I used the Windows patterns on the DVE HD Basics Blu-ray disc... followed the Curt Palme guide. I'm telling ya... when I say I've only done one calibration so far, that's all I've done. It's fun but finding the time is a problem this time of year.
Cobra, BTW I'm changing my handle to 66GTO389, anyway, here is what I did with my DYI effort. I use Avia by Ovations disc. I've used it with great success since by Pioneer Elite days. I started with four assumptions. One, that gremmy's calibration indicated that a BE of +4 gave him the best graph for gamma. I may be wrong and he can come on to correct (my bad) but that's what I thought so that's what I went with. Two, D-Nice's Pro settings were dead on. Three, that Graphics per gremmy, was the way to go and (4) normal color temp restored proper warmth. I had already used the Avia test for the TV's processor, red, green and blue, a couple times earlier, so I kept those settings. So, before I did any of the other calibrations, I started with those first four steps or assumptions first. Then I did the calibrations for Contrast, Brightness (gray scale), Saturation & Hue and Sharpness next, making changes only in these basic picture settings. Sharpness was the hardest to do as the test pattern showed no changes. It was not until later with an HD source did I settled on +40 because I detected, subjectively, a more detailed picture. I did not go back and touch BE or Pro. or the graphics or normal setting. Of course this is all by eyesight, even the processor test, so very subjective. When I was done, my TV looked better than it ever had. You know the rest of the coronation story. When you get the time to play again, it would be interesting if you started the same way with BE and D-Nice Pro's, Graphics and normal, then use your meter for the basic settings to see what you come up with. Can you use your meter that way? Maybe that's not how it works. People on here have forever been asking if a calibrator has / will go back and calibrate to these settings with a meter. Maybe you will be the first.