Having used ROne's settings for quite some time, I finally completed a calibration using HCFR and a Spyder2 (after many, many hours of learning about calibration, I still have much to learn!). My settings are for a Z3 (180 hours) with CC30R filter in place, and I use the Z3 in a blacked-out room, with home-made permanent screen (curtain blackout material). Note that the HCFR readings were done from the screen, therefore the readings take into account the characteristics of my screen material, which is how I wanted it. Note also that I'm sure the walls and ceiling would have a certain impact on the settings
I noticed quite a difference between these settings and the ROne settings - it's much more natural, and much better shadow detail. The DeltaE is great now, as is the gamma. Try loading the attached file into HCFR (see the "Display Calibration" form), and you can see the results. Green primary is off, and there is no way to compensate for it, as I'm using the HDMI input (don't want to use the service menu). I used Rec.709 as reference, and the test patterns were 1080i HD from a Toshiba HD-A1 connected via HDMI.
Clear all adjustments to 0
Set to "Pure Cinema"
Color - Mid
Gamma +2 (gamma is too high)
Contrast -1 (set to your environment...)
Brightness -2 (set to your environment...)
Iris -30 ( I only increased this from my previous -40 to get rid of red/green tint on left/right of screen caused by closing the iris - I found it affectes B&W scenes too much - it's a tradeoff though...)
Gain Red -15
Gain Blue -2
Offset Red -9
Offset Blue +2
There is a considerable difference between these settings on HCFR and the original CC30R settings. As I say, these are so much more natural looking it really was shocking. I kept my original presets on another userx setting and swapped back and over in MI:3 HD-DVD and King Kong HD-DVD - skin tones are so much more natural, and I see so much more detail than before.
Might not help anyone, but I thought I should give something back, because I have gotten so much from AVSForum over the years...
And here is the calibration file for anyone interested in seeing what the above settings produced... Not perfect, but certainly close enough for me after about 14 rounds of calibration.... Thanks to all the folks on the Display Calibration forum, especially richlo.
z3_user1_purecinema_mid_gamma+2_cont-1_bri-2_iri30_r+1_GNR-15_GNB-2_OFR-9_OFB+2.zip 1.0322265625k . file