Originally Posted by Feirstein
Getting back to the titled subject:
1. How do you turn on the display device?
The power switch?
2. Where should you sit when playing with calibration settings?
In your normal seating position, or wherever your gear requires you to sit. Only focus really matters, unless you are blocking the light.
3. How light or dark should the room be?
As much or as little light as would be present when you are optimally watching your set. Measurements, though, work best in as completely dark of an environment as you can make it.
4. How long should you use the set before trying to calibrate it?
If you have your own gear, it doesn't matter. If you are using a professional, then a rule of thumb is to wait a few hundred hours, plus or minusm, depending upon your display type.
5. If you set has calibration charts available through it service menu should you try to use them or should you stick to a DVD, broadcast or calibration generator?
Some Samsung RPTVs need to use the interal patterns. However, you should generally use known references.
6. Which calibration chart should you start with, black, max white, color saturation, sharpness?
These would be "patterns" in the calibration lingo. The charts to which this thread refers are generated by a calibration software package, so they would be histograms, tracking charts, etc.
7. When setting basic calibration on a less than perfect display (100% on the current market) what are the best compromise settings?
Depends entirely upon the individual set.