Calibration Settings Update
This is an update to my original post with calibration settings using HCFR and a ColorMunki Display.
nose/mpeg noise reduction off
advanced settings all off, gamma 0
motionflow and cinemotion I change depending on what I am watching. Generally though I think Auto 2 looks a little bit better than Auto 1. And if I am turning on motionflow, I think I like high better than low. Again, this calibration setting is set to D65. However, the luminance level is set to ftL 60. I changed this because the original settings I posted looked really washed out and lacked "pop" compared to the standard settings because it was set to ftL 40. The sharpness I also increased from 0 to 15 simply because it looks better. However, significant moire artifact exists when referencing this to a sharpness chart.
i didn't get time to copy all the charts from HCFR but I can if anyone is interested.
My TV is also mounted to the wall and I added an LED backlight strip to it. This makes a HUGE difference and I would strongly recommend it. The backlight set I purchased was from www.inspiredled.com
I did a lot of research and ended up with this set because
1). Light temperature is close to D65. Of course this will vary a bit depending on your wall paint/background color, but it's close.
2). The owner has invented this custom USB switch. It's not in the product description but you have to call to ask him to include it (for free). Basically it allows the entire LED light strip to turn on and tun off with the TV. It works perfectly with our model. Also included is a separate switch which you can turn the light on or off manually. I have both the USB switch and physical switch installed and it works great. It's on automatic unless I turn it off manually, but I leave it on at all times now even when I am watching in the day.
D65 backlight will subjectively improve the contrast and color temperature of your images. It makes watching much more enjoyable because there is less strain on your eyes (less luminance difference between light and dark scenes), and now we can also watch the TV without any other light source. This eliminates any type of glare/reflection on the panel.
I purchased the set for the Gigantic TV even though I only have a 50". It makes a complete loop on the back of the TV just perfectly. Since mine is mounted on the wall, I wanted it to have a complete back light around the entire TV. If that is what you want to do, the 55" may work with this kit, but the larger TVs may require additional LED strips (which can be linked in series).
Anyway, let me know what you think of the new updated settings if you get a chance. It's color temperature accurate but doesn't decrease the luminance as much so it's more comparable to the standard settings.Edited by airecken - 6/16/13 at 1:30am