Originally Posted by stryderlis
Care to elaborate what other stuff you are referring to? I always thought you set your brightness and contrast then hook up the meter and run the software to measure the patterns, in general.
There things beyong pretty charts that can be caused by faulty Display controls or extreme use of TV controls (to get low dE numbers) than can produce distortions, discoloration, clipping, banding, posterization, crushed shadow details, raised black levels of your display, things that meter's can't see.
There is an example of what patterns you have to check here
, to check for these types of errors.