Originally Posted by Wouter73
If it makes no sense to use windows, you would have to use full field patterns. But that will drive the panel so hard on higher ire's, that your abl will kick in a lot harder then it will at average video signals. So, you will once again have an artificial state. I think the best thing to do with plasma's is just experiment with different windows until you find a size that will make the display look best to the eye. Blasphemy to the calibration theory, "to the eye", because it is not "calibrated' but it is set to make a "pretty picture", but since gamma calibration on a plasma is something that will never be possible anyways, might as well get the best out of it.
To be honest i settled on 12% windows on my plasma and its never looked better.
Further checking all other types of patterns from my calibration disk showed a vast majority of dEs were under 3 (dE2000) so any differences were not visible anyway. Upto that point i was really anal in terms of finding the 'right' pattern but such a pattern does not exist, its about finding that middle ground, and that middle ground for me was 12% windows.
In resect of the gamma, comparisons of pattern type threw up different results with the exception of the 10% channel which was repeatedly higher than it should be, thus this was changed accoridngly, but was the only change i made.