Originally Posted by Ian Beale
Can you post your calibrated settings? I've found 50 to be very dull for anything other than pitch black viewing, bright sunny afternoons or early evenings with a light on need the back light turned up for me.
If you could post your calibrated settings I'd like to test them if possible.
This is my "Drapes Closed" setting. You can always set up a brighter preset on Expert 2. I believe that is what they are there for, day and night ISF slots.
Here is what I have so far for my Oppo BDP-93 player using Source Direct out of the Oppo , hitting my iScan Duo processor for upconversion and then in to HDMI 2 of the LG.
Using a starting point from the professional calibration done by the flatpanelshd website I dialed mine in more with the Speers and Munsil.
Picture preset: Expert1
V/H Sharpness: 10-10
Dynamic Contrast Off
Super Resolution ON or Off (I find with Standard Def material it DOES have a noticeable effect)
Color Gamut Standard
Edge enhancer Off
Color Filter Off
Noise reduction Off
Mpeg noise reduction Off
Black level Low
LED local dimming LOW or OFF. (higher settings seem to introduce artifacts such as banding and make flashlighting MORE noticeable rather than the other way around. You may not agree and wish to use more of it)
TruMotion Off This panel has a native 120hz refresh rate and achieves 240hz with the aid of a quick and imperceptible flashing backlight. Tru Motion is NOT required for 240hz. It is for motion enhancement ONLY and will not affect your actual refresh rate at all. I hate it and leave it off at all times or things start to take on the dreaded 'soap opera' effect!
Color temperature Warm
RGB Method 2 point
R high -6
G high -11
B high 18
R low -1
G low -2
B low 4 (to adjust the color temp this way you first go thru the RGB High, then toggle to Low and go down the list again. Then when the TV prompts you to "apply to all inputs?" I clicked YES so all my inputs had the same color temp.)
Finally, while this is a decent starting point towards a good calibration, it is NOT the end all be all. You may not like how things look at all at first and might require a while to get used to it. The out of the box settings are lousy compared to what can be achieved with this 7600 and the great control software LG offers which of course is built right in.
Once you get these settings in, then play mainly with your brightness and contrast and in SMALL increments. Normally the higher you put those controls the more you may need to boost the color. ALWAYS keep the back light lower than the contrast to avoid clipping the display and running out of dynamic headroom for fine adjustments. Sometimes it is MUCH BETTER to lower things, than to raise them. Less is more and a little goes a long way!
GOOD LUCK! Cheers! Marty G
***** ALSO, once you get your night time settings correct, it is very easy to do your day time settings. This can be accomplished by simply RAISING the backlight (it needs to be down enough in your night time settings to begin with, so you have something to raise) and doing so will increase ALL the other settings such as contrast, brightness and color exponentially on a sliding curve. VERY handy for only needing to do a major calibration once. Give it a try. I did a load of research and all my sources said that is how the controls would respond, and after using them myself I agree. Of course a small amount of tweaking for day time such as perhaps using the dynamic contrast on LOW might give you the push you desire. It screws up my overall gamma so I never use it. Once you get to know how the controls and panel respond to adjustments, setting it up for a really great picture becomes easier and easier. Good luck!