I decided to try this again tonight, this time with the following changes:
- Used Optimize under Source
- Used dE_ITP for both Standard and Cube DeltaE Calculations
- Used 20 - Rolling
It did take slightly longer, but only slightly (maybe an extra 5 minutes or so), and I think the results may even be better than previously. Visibly the results are quite similar, though I think I might like this just a tad better.
I am still trying to figure out a question with Gamma. The Z9F out-of-the-box has -2 for most of the presets, which works out to 2.4 from most things I've read. I have always set it to 0 because that's about 2.2, with -2 being 2.4 as I stated and +2 being 2.0. From other threads I've read here, I think that should still be the case AFTER calibration, but visually I'm just not sure. What confuses me is that during calibration, Gamma is set to 0 for AutoCal to work with, but post-calibration (when Local Dimming and such is turned back on), the Custom for Pro 1 preset is set to -2. I bumped it back up to 0, assuming that's 2.2, but does anyone know if that's the case for sure?? According to another thread (the Sony for CalMAN thread I believe on the 2nd page), CalMAN should remap it to the Sony Gamma scale (-2 for 2.4, 0 for 2.2, +2 for 2.0), but I can't test that. (I've tried the Lagom.nl Gamma test, but that doesn't look at all right, and previous attempts with similar patterns on Sony WOW even with the factory Sony settings were equally useless - do modern TV's no longer work with these types of tests properly?) Gamma does seem significantly brighter than the "old" 0 setting (and may be part of what I'm seeing in faces), but that's not necessarily a bad thing if this is actual 2.2; I just don't have any way to verify that, seemingly.
I asked Portrait Displays about this Gamma question, and the reply was "The DDC reset value should always be left as set by CalMAN", which I'm not sure I understand properly, so I've asked them to clarify. I think I may have worded my question badly and they thought I meant during AutoCal; either that, or they're saying to leave the -2 setting once calibration is done for 2.2...but I can't tell which.
Anyways, besides that small caveat, I enjoy the results so far quite a lot. The one thing I'm still uneasy about is certain facial tones as they're way different than I'm used to, but I'm hoping it's just a matter of getting used to it. Scenery and landscapes look especially good with these settings.
Last edited by sgupta; 06-07-2019 at 02:38 AM.