Originally Posted by SightSeeker1
Hello, I just read your write up and had a couple questions. I'm just getting started with this and have been doing some of what you said on my own with the THX disk. I have been adjusting the cuts and drives dialing in a way better picture. I have a RPTV and should I be starting with the main contrast and brightness at 50% or at least should they both be matching?
Grab AVIA, DVE or GetGray to find the patterns you need to properly set contrast and balance. Chris Wiggles has a write-up that gives a pretty good summary of what you need to do here. Check the calibration FAQ (sticky) for more info.
What about the cool, standard, warm?
For this, you will need to find someone who has your set to give you the appropriate settings (preferrably after a full calibration), or a measurement instrument.
About the gamma I can't really do anything with that without some sort of meter can I? When making adjustments to that I can't tell what is happening. My sets values are in hexadecimal and when increasing I see the light going up but then it jumps back down again and vise versa.
I really like the colors right now but the gamma is still eluding me on what it is set on. Does it go to a certain point then reset even though you keep increasing the value?
Each display has its own quirks when it comes to various controls, and you do need a meter (or a pro with one) to really see what some of the more advanced controls are doing. If I understand what you are saying, it definitely sounds like your set is "weird" to put it technically.