Originally Posted by PeterLewis
I just picked up a DVE Basic copy and I was checking color in thx with the 3 color filter card and I came up with color @52 looking through the blue filter,then checking the red and green filter for color decoding errors it showed the red on par with the blue and green was off.
So then I adjusted the green by moving tint to +3 and know all three color filters look right and match up.So then I checked the restaurant demo scene with the lady to check for color saturation and fleshtones and everthing seemed good.
So this tells me my set is pushing alot of red and by having tint @+3 cleared it up.
Had similar problems . . . detailed below.
Originally Posted by ghostwriter34
I'll be interested to see how you come out on that S&M disc. It's a maddening set in many ways. THX calibrates color well, but you can't get correct gamma. You can get Custom to measure out well, but the image will be really dark and lifeless. I've adjusted contrast on my custom settings up to 76 to suit my eyes.
So when I first loaded the S&M dvd and ran though the many setup screens (superficially), everything looked good. The settings were close to perfect and, as you know, these were adjusted by "eyeball"!
-Pluge Low: two bars visible; no adj needed!
-Pluge High: Still perfect, no adj needed!
-Color Bars: Settings were very close, so not changed.
-Sharpness: no problem with current setting!
-Clipping: All levels visible; no adj needed!
-Image Cropping: That blew my mind; the TV was PERFECTLY adjusted at the factory. Amazing!
-Dyn Range High: All levels including peak visible; no adj needed!
-Dyn Range Low: 17 and 18 visible; no adj needed!
-11 Step C-Gray Scale: All 11 levels clearly visible; no adj needed!
-Geometry: Perfect . . TV was setup perfectly at factory.
However there is a "CONTRAST
" test that is a dandy. Not sure how realistic it is b/c there's a split screen where HIGH contrast video is viewed along with LOW brightness video. Even though the Pluge Low passed perfectly, this simulation more mimics REAL world complex video.
Anyway with my current settings (in my signature; changes made for increased HI-light and LO-light tracking), I could only see the #22, #23 and #24 black bars in the lowlights (supposed to see from bar #18) and on the highlight side, the upper white bars were "crushed". So contrast is too high and brightness is too low!
To fix that, wasn't easy! Had to basically set the HDMI = "graphics
" and AGC = 0
. Then reset the contrast =+64
and brightness = 71
. Color set 51
. Now I have an "almost" reference picture . . . but it sucks big-time. There's absolutely no life or depth to the on-screen video.
I haven't mentioned the color. . . suffice to say it was closer than my settings said and, like Peter, I had to add +3 to the tint. . . which says it was a bit "red" . . . . go figure! But as we all know, when the AGC = 0 and HDMI content = "graphics", the color changes drastically.
However, there's absolutely no way that I would watch that video so my "old" settings were installed (with new Cont and Bright settings to give improved HI- and LO-light tracking) to get 'decent' video again.
If I feel the "urge" I will post the difference to show what video looks like from a well-calibrated set (from a pro) vs a user setup video. The lack of difference
will astound you!Edited by JForge - 8/4/12 at 10:22am