Originally Posted by Cinedom
Originally Posted by stereomandan
Wow, lucky friend! That 's a very nice wedding gift.
No service menu adjustments are necessary because the user menus offer all the control I could ask for. (well, except mutli point gamma adjustments, but overall the user control is fantastic)
I use these same settings for my PS3, (which I use for my Blu-Ray), as well as my DirecTV receiver. They both seem to work well with the same calibration. The ONLY thing I could see potentially needing to be adjusted for each source is the brightness. (depending on how your video range is setup for each source, 15-235, or 0-255) It should be obvious if the brighntess is not correct though.
Thanks very much for the clarification, Dan.
Well, having friend = being lucky. He wouldn't hesitate to do the same for me--in popular urban parlance--he is my brother from a different mother. On a more serious note, based on your expert experience and opinion, is there panel-to-panel variations of substance that would merit individualized calibration for units from the same model? I'm so glad that I don't have to fiddle with the service menu. It's a testament to how well-equiped the set comes in.
Lastly, I did one better for myself than my friend. I have a Pany 60" VT60 on it's way from Amazon, so it seems there will be more research to be done here on the forum to hone that bad boy. Any pointer or resource you can direct me to would be most welcomed and greatly appreciated. Maybe an investment on the i1Pro in the future is in order here, but if I can get 95% of the benefits of a full fledge calibration, then I'm off on a great start.
So sorry to everybody that I'm verging off topic here, but given this is a calibration thread and I'm finding useful and helpful insights, I couldn't resist.
Hopefully, I will be able to dial it in and get that beast to sing!
Thanks a million.
Well, I can't really say how much panel to panel variation these sets have, since I've only calibrated this one. However, it's worth a shot to try my settings. You can always go back to the defaults if that doesn't work
I do expect that my settings will be much improved versus the out of the box settings though.
I do love having my i1pro. It costs a pretty penny, but it's been well worth it. I found a nice Revision D model on Ebay used, and it's been flawless. Plus, it truly enjoy calibrating displays and seeing how much performance I can eek out of them. I had an inexpensive i1D2 meter before, but that one drifted over time and caused more headaches than benefits.
Originally Posted by heels98
I just picked this set up last Wednesday at Best Buy when it was on sale. I agree, the picture quality for the money cannot be beat. It is very reflective but honestly I don't notice except for when the screen is dark/off. I actually like the way it looks in daylight better than my old LG edge-lit LED.
Question for Dan: did you do anything with the Black Optimizer settings? I had mine set on Dark Room thinking that it kept the blacks lower all the time. Do you leave yours Off completely?
Yeah, this display is about as reflective as they get, so your room environment will make a big difference whether or not it will work for you. Like you, it's been just fine for me, and I have a 9'x7' set of windows right next to it. However, the display is facing away from the window, at an angle in the corner of the room.
I haven't messed with the black optimizer yet. It's off on my set right now. I have read in other reviews that the dark room setting can help with the black level, but I haven't messed with it. I'll try to take a look tonight and get back to you. Most of the time, I turn most of those "extra settings" off, since they cause more harm than good. The black level optimizer may be an exception though. I'll check it out.