Originally Posted by shoman94
Can you provide the grayscale scan using your laptop and manually using the disc? I never had an issue with them. I don't have a P at home anymore so I can check it now for you. I do have a 2017 M series so I can hook up to that and let you know. I think it's setup though. I know that 5-15% are usually under luminance.
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There is no point, as they are not even in the same ballpark. At 5%, 10%, and 15%, the pattern generator runs as black, whereas the disk has them visible and at certain rates.
With my display specifically, it cannot reach the 400.5 nits for the DVGR for the no FALD calibration DVGR file. If I use FALD on, it reaches in the 258 nit range with a 10% pattern, which the file for other model numbers within the P50 range go to the low 300 nit range. I was hoping the built-in pattern generator would work so that with FALD on, I could resize the window to get the nit levels correct on the 300 nit DVGR and calibrate the P50-C1 that way.
But since, as mentioned above, it is no longer supported, I bought the software for nothing unless I drop a couple grand for a supported external pattern generator that has the capability to resize the window.
I believe you were the one that mentioned after the 7 or 8 firmware update it tracked better. But it didn't. It only tracks the midrange better because the built-in pattern generator is spitting out the wrong output. The R. Masc patterns has it where you still need to drop the backlight to 29 to match the output (I'm sure you remember having to do that).
But since support has been dropped, I see little advantage to having bought it over using HCFR, as the performance of Calman compared to HCFR for HDR10 and SDR is negligible, except I don't have to resize the scale in windows constantly and HCFR doesn't keep resetting what I tell it to use in the preference setting folder like Calman does, which is annoying to say the least.
Because of this, I can only try to set gray scale, but even with that, it is off because it cannot reach the proper nit values for the curve.
I do understand the headaches DV calibration has caused. Without a doubt. But without it properly having any ability to output the correct values, or get in the ballpark, I feel I flushed $145 down the toilet.