Originally Posted by AVSKOOKUM
Lulz...sorry I meant break
in. You'd never know it, but I do have that stage figured out. It's how to best set up the set for actual use afterwards that I'm asking about. Ref settings with Low temp or Offsets in mid? Which is the most popular? Poll?
You should use D-Nice's reference without the RGB offsets with low temp for a couple of days. Watch the same movie (HD-DVD or Bluray for best results) then use the offsets and mid temp.
Basically, the low temp is calibrated for 6000K. The offsets are suppose to get you to 6500K using mid temp settings. The assumption is that you will be using User mode and that the person who calibrated your TV in the factory was not having a bad day
so your TV is 6000K at the start.
The RGB offset with mid temp is to get rid of the "red push". This means that when you are looking at a white screen, it looks a little reddish at 6000K. If the RGB offset get you to 6500K with mid temp, the colors are going to "pop" more. Going from white to red scene, the red is more intense because the screen was real white. If the scene was reddish, going to red would be less dramatic. Same with other colors because the reddish tone screws up the color performance.
We are trying to calibrated your grayscale or white balance with the RGB settings. It is virtually impossible to do by eye. Of course, we are assuming that the offsets get you to 6500K. You will never know unless you have a colorimeter. That is why a professional calibration is always recommened if you can afford it.
The most important thing to understand about the Pioneer non-elite colorspace is that RED and GREEN will always be oversaturated and look wrong. The RED and GREEN will always look bad with default color settings. That is why D-Nice's reference has color at -10. This is to reduce GREEN oversaturation but at the cost of the saturation for other colors. You can never fix this color issue because the non-elite does not have CMS controls to adjust the colorspace points. Eventhough the colors are wrong, many people like the oversaturated colors".
I find with user mode, the color should be about -8 to -10 to really make green behave. With movie mode, the color should be around -3 to 0 to control red. Becareful with using user and movie mode, movie mode will read 10% lower Blue (if you have a colorimeter).
I have a colorimeter and calibrate using Movie mode because it looks best to me. The only problem with Movie mode is that it is universal so I can't have custom settings per port.