Originally Posted by dolphinc
I am still using your setting from last year and love it. After I put in the settings I ran 3 separate calibration disks including the Disney WOW and I had to change nothing, everything was spot on. The only thing I did not change was the gamma 2,2 to 2.4 for some reason to my eyes the colors looked better at 2.2.
I may go back and look againg though since I haven't tweaked it in a while.
You really need to start with gamma at 2.4 and do a full bottoms up calibration, as gamma does have a fairly significant impact on color, especially luminosity. If my 2.4 settings aren't accurate for you, since I noticed some lamp changes when I calibrated (more red/less blue), I promise to do a full run in the near future and post "revised" 2.4 settings with a new/low hour lamp! I have been literally astonished by how good the contrast is at a 2.4 gamma with the full calibration though! Good enough that the black bars in scope content literally disappear unless I'm looking for them on my 16:9 screen. At 2.2, they were always somewhat distracting to me. I would have gone this route sooner, but I expected to either crush blacks and lose shadow detail or see a significant sacrifice in overall brightness, so I didn't want to spend 4 hours calibrating to find out if my hunch was true. Luckily, the urge eventually got the better of me, and neither of these proved to be the case! Measured brightness loss was literally less than 1 fL at 100 IRE and shadow detail is every bit as good in even the darkest scenes, which are now even darker. At 2.4 gamma is on par or pretty close to Panasonic LCD black levels and contrast, with better color and slightly better shadow detail. It's still not quite in the Epson ultracontrast territory, but I much prefer the Pro8100's AI over Epson.
Originally Posted by muzz
I tried PCS, but I found it had some undesirable attributes like fringing and or noise, so I disabled it.
I tried the gamma moves with it, but it looks fine with the screen I have(DL HP), so I figured it was fine and not worth the trouble.
If you're happy, that's all that really matters. If you do feel like experimenting though, I may be able to help with noise. It may be gamma noise requiring a gamma reset, or it may be interference between the Reon noise handling and your AVR. I've seen both, and both were easy to diagnose/fix.