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I'm, finally pretty happy with my calibration settings for Calibrated Dark - went with BT.1886 because a straight power-law gamma of 2.4 appeared too dark to me.
Below is my attempt to capture the famous 'light cycle' scene from Tron II. Can't say anything about the camera quality of my iPhone - it seems to lightly amplify light levels - but I don't see any signs of blooming while watching this scene in the dark, and I'll let you be the judge of how it compares to the standard LED/LCD pictures. Picture sequence:
1: Picture taken with my iPhone of my P70
2: LED/LCD with local dimming demonstrating halo/bloom
3: LED/LCD without local dimming showing poor black levels without any halo/bloom
I also measured black levels of the letterbox bars when watching Dark Knight calibrated to 100 cd/m2 peak. During dark scenes, letterbox bars measure 0.002 cd/m2 (50,000:1 effective contrast to peak bright) and during bright scenes, letterbox bars measure 0.007 cd/m2 (14,300:1 effective contrast ratio to peak bright). I have used 0.007 cd/m2 for my black level when defining the luminance targets for BT.1886.
This TV is not easy to calibrate but puts out a phenomenal image for dark room viewing once properly calibrated (especially for the $2000 it cost me). Once a 70" OLED costs under $3000 and delivers good near-black screen uniformity, I'll consider it, but until then, I am set with the P70 (and no longer even interested in the P65). Of course if the new firmware release introduces new bugs, all bets are off...
Last edited by fafrd; 12-03-2014 at 10:05 PM.