Originally Posted by grizzledyoungman
I'm about to be the cautiously optimistic owner of a new TCL 55p607. After a suitable burn in period, I'm planning on calibrating it with HCFR 3.4.3, an i1 Display pro and a windows 10 laptop. It's been awhile since I've used HCFR, so I'd like to confirm that my plan makes sense.
Thank you in advance!
I'm very much a novice at this, but here are some thoughts:
1. Is any setup required now to get the i1 display pro to work with HCFR 3.4.3 on windows 10? Does the i1 display pro need to be calibrated or configured specifically within HCFR?
1 - The i1d3 is just plug and play with HCFR - I have a Colormunki Display and all I had to do was just plug and it was usable. You'll want to set the display type appropriately. I'm guessing it'll be "non-refresh" in your case (I have a plasma)
2. Is it generally preferable to send test patterns from the pattern generator within HCFR or some other device playing the AVS HD 709 patterns (such as my kodi box)?
2 - The recommendation is to use the built-in generator. You'll need to make sure the full/limited are set up properly to choose between 0-255 or 16-235. You can also use a chromecast. There are steps to take if you're using the AVS disk with regards to the triplets used on the disk vs. what HCFR expects. There's a checkbox in the preferences if you are using AVS disk.
3 - You'll need to check whether you should tick the "Use HSV Levels" box for the color configuration, depending on how the controls are for the CMS. It looks like you have 11-pts calibration, so you'll need to decide if you change the measure parameters to 10-pts in HCFR, and not have a 5% box, or switch to 20 pts, where you will have the 5% available, but your set won't have controls for the 15,25,35,45... signals.
Maybe 11-pts is a parameter that can be added somehow in future version.
4. Any other foreseeable issues with this calibration set up that I should prepare for?
4 - Have fun and be patient.