Originally Posted by mombasa123
There are zillions of posts on Colour temperature with Warm 1/2 being the 'correct' one to use but ......
I know the starting point in Calibration is to select the correct colour temperature but for the life of me, I just do not like Warm 1/2. Have been trying out Warm1 on my Q9FN for a week now while i wait for my meters to and blue skies and green grass do not look real at all. Both look off.
So question is, should i just calibrate with Standard colour temp or am i just a numpty barbarian?
Definitely make sure there are no other settings altering it too. I'm on a Sony, so unfortunately our UI will be different, but I was fairly aghast at how Expert 1 looked when I first got the TV. I tried for a week as well and just couldn't like it, so I actually switched and was watching Neutral on a while.
I made some other changes over time, namely increasing backlight brightness as I found SDR too dim, as well as turning off what the Sony calls X-Tended Dynamic Range (which is like converting SDR to HDR) as I found it was altering colors and flattening them, particularly for games, in a way that was really bothering me; took me forever to figure out the XDR was doing it. I also raised gamma slightly (to a target of 2.2 instead of 2.4).
Between those changes, I tried Expert 1 again on a whim, and low and behold I actually really like it now... Things actually look more natural. It took a little while to get used to it in certain content, like games, but I even like it better there as well, and it's less harsh on my eyes for bright white content.
So make sure no other settings could be interacting with your color temp to throw it off, that the picture is bright enough, etc.
And if you still don't like it, well...it's your TV. Mine is brighter than reference in SDR because I just find reference too darn dim. *shrugs* At the end of the day, there's no point in being miserable if you truly prefer watching another way (Now if I could just follow my own advice...). =oP