Originally Posted by vincentfam
Believe it or not, the black tone setting makes the brightness level look great. I have posted some settings in this web site and others really appreciated them. This was done as an alternative to opening up the rear of the tv and adjusting the pots. The rgb levels are adjusted for standard mode.
What is your current brightness setting with black tone set to the darkest value and what setting for brightness do you end up with if you leave black tone off?
I'm willing to bet the latter value is quite a bit lower than the former since black tone simply crushes blacks; as a result, the brightness control must be raised to compensate and restore some level of shadow detail to make the picture watchable.
Also, the gamma response is flatter and better overall in Movie mode, one of the reasons why that mode is optimal for calibration and Standard is not. If you were to re-calibrate in movie mode, the overall PQ post-cal would be more accurate and balanced, especially with regards to gamma.
And if you prefer a somewhat bluer grayscale to D65, it could be that your meter is making "D65" look too red, a common issue with the i1D2/LT colorimeter that many DIY'ers use.