Originally Posted by adamsj83
Can anyone tell me where to find D-Nice's settings?
The other thing you may want to try is CNET settings, go to CNET.com and look up their ST50 review.
The significance of the D-Nice settings is, if you follow his break-in instructions *exactly* then his calbration settings should be good for your set.
He gives two options: (1) run break in slides for 100-hrs, and (2) do not run break in slides.
You must adopt his methodology from the get go, or your calibration may deviate from his results.
D-Nice procedures are found on High Def Junkies web site.
In any case, if you write down D-Nice and CNet settings they are similar (except for the Pro color settings).
And here is what I use for a 55ST50 which is similar to D-Nice and CNet
GAMMA=2.6 (larger sets use 2.4)
Here is what I call "poor man" calibration, assuming you don't know if your Pro color settings need to be adjusted (you did not follow D_Nice exact Procedure)
Basically adopt all CNET settings, except Pro color settings all default (zero).
I find CONTRAST=80 BRIGHTNESS=60-61 COLOR=50 TINT=o default
everything else like CNET, WARM2, GAMMA 2.6, BLACK LEVEL=light etc.
Of course you can use AVSHD 709 to check this for your set but this is what I found.
I actually think my break-in may be close to D-Nice since I used STANDARD for a while so I may try his proColor settings. Bottom line is you need a professional calibration IF AND ONLY IF you insist on perfection. Otherwise if you like the set you are fine.