Originally Posted by bxpressiv
Not the Z9D, and I'm unsure about the Z9F or A1 OLEDs.
I did try the 10pt adjustment on 1 thinking it related to 10% but maybe it's the other way round and I need to do the 10. Going home soon so I'll be able to test it out.
Z9D/A1/AF8, all these TV's have 10-Point RGB Balance controls.
Z9F/AF, these two TVs are coming with 10-Point RGB balance controls (and full CMS), but you can unlock two additional picture modes; Custom Pro 1/2; and 20-Point RGB balance controls when you will just install the CalMAN Bravia App. (It will not require to own CalMAN license for that)
After the installation of CalMAN Bravia App, these additional calibration options will be available to normal OSD menu for all users.
Then, you can use ChromaPure or any other calibration software you like to perform manual-cal using normal OSD menu 20-Point RGB balance controls.
Originally Posted by bxpressiv
I'm just reading about 10pt adjustments, so I probably did this wrong too. So after I calibrated the grayscale at 20/80 I think took all the measurements. And then for example the 80% needed a tweak so I went to 8 on the 10pt made adjustments and got it balanced. It didn't seem to do anything on the 1pt adjustment. I'm almost positive my understanding is flawed.
When you have available both 2-Point and 10/20-Point RGB Balance controls, its better to start the 2-Point RGB balance calibration first, using 100% White and 30% (or 20%...need some testing to see which one will handle better the whole grayscale), after a lot of back/forth, when the measurements will be stable (because when you adjust 1-point, it will required re-adjustment the other point also)...then you will move to 10/20-Point RGB balance.
When you perform 100% White calibration, use the RGB gains controls only to fix RGB balance errors (not use them to handle peak output), keep one color channel at zero (or untouched position....the one channel you will found that has less luminance compared the other 2 color channels...so reduce values from the other 2 color channels to calibrate the RGB balance); while using Brightness (which working as back-light settings to Sony's) you can handle your peak output.
There display which are suffering with some issues related with a un-align of available calibration controls (10-Point RGB Balance) to the working effecting range of the signal, for example when you display a 50% Gray patch and you dial 50% Gray RGB balance, internally to the display its not changing the 50% of Gray but another level...for example 42% or 56% etc...just for example.)
This makes the calibration more difficult and you will always introduce anomalies when you will finish a 10-Point RGB balance and you display a Grayscale Ramp, there will be visible issues there with strange color-shades.
There specific values (to each display) of contrast/black level controls which are align better the calibration controls and it will be helpful to measure with 21-Point Grayscale patterns when you calibrate using the available 10-Point controls you have. Doing this will be able to spot better any anomaly and prevent issues.
Its also a better idea to take full grayscale sweep and not do real-time adjustments, to be able to spot easier your adjustments how they affect the grayscale performance....so measure fully grayscale (with menu OSD off)....then look your RGB Balance / Gamma charts....open OSD...apply the adjustments you believe they will help...then close OSD and remeasure grayscale again.
To some displays, the RGB balance controls design in such way where they will align better to exact 10-p luminance levels when you will have contrast/brightness to default positions, to other models it will align better when you will have contrast at max position, this is something you need to test. That un-alignment can interact and shift each RGB balance controls to higher or lower affecting luminance range.