Originally Posted by pg_ice
way to high gamma
probably around 2.0 -2.1 with those settings.
also the whitepoint with those values must be green/redish
backlight at 2?
that was a chicken setting
you will not have any contrast with that low backlight.
crank it up guys!
its not a Plasma tv haha
pro review sites? lol
most of them uses DVD "calibration"? discs to get their settings.
their settings looks advanced and detailed but are nothing close to reference.
trust the sites that uses colormeters.
Know what really annoys me? Know it-alls. "My settings are the best!" "If you use my settings and it isn't great, something is wrong with your set." "Those other people who calibrate and test TVs for a living? They have no clue what they're talking about!"
Yeah, ok.Do you know what environment the tv is being viewed in? In mine, 6 is eye-searing and 8 is ridiculous.
Yes, most pro sites turn off noise reduction options. Not just for this set, but for almost every set I've ever seen. Why? For the same reason Driice initially saw and you eventually arrived at--it introduces unwanted blurring/artifacts.
Here's a link to this same site's calibration report
. Perhaps if you had read it before dismissing it, you wouldn't have made the comments you did. Here are some key points:
With the Backlight set to 2, the Picture (contrast) control at 90, the Brightness at 50, the Gamma at 0, and the LED Dynamic Control on Standard, the measured peak white level was 30.4 foot- lamberts and the black level 0.00 ft-L. This does not mean the set has infinite contrast, only that the LEDs turn off in the presence of a black signal, such as fadeouts between scenes. When a small bright spot appears, for example a pause bug from a disc player in a corner of the image, the screen lights up to where you can just see its outlines. But the center remains dark enough to be below the measurable limit (0.001 ft-L) of our Minolta LS-100 light meter.
Unlike many displays with dynamic dimming or a dynamic iris (as might be found in a projector), this Sony produced a respectably uniform gamma with its dynamic dimming operating. With the Gamma control set to 0 and LED Dynamic Control on Standard, the gamma averaged 2.19, ranging from 2.24 at 20 percent to 2.17 at 80 percent before dropping to 2.11 at 90 percent. (Every reputable source I've seen says the goal should be 2.2)
They also provide post-calibration gamut and RGB balance charts, but anyone caring enough can see visit the link.
Bottom line, what you are providing are the settings YOU find best on YOUR set in YOUR viewing environment. Keep that in mind before posting that anything that differs from it is wrong. Perhaps you can include the same disclaimer they do:
Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.