For those of you who prefer the Standard Mode, here's my calibrated Standard Mode settings:
TV: 65 inch JS8500 Panel: THO1; Colorimeter: Colormunki Display, Software: HCFR, Discs: AVS 709, Disney WoW
Backlight 9 (39 ftL) * Ideally, it should be between 35-40 ftL if you have a light controlled room, I left mine at Backlight of 9 (43ftL) because I have a couple windows at the front and side of the TV. Backlight of 7 is only about 34 ftL
Contrast 88 * see note below
Sharpness 20 (preference) * It should be no more than 25% to avoid any artifacts.
R offset 1
G offset 3
B offset -6
R gain 7
G gain -1
B gain 7
Color Space: Custom *at 100% saturation
Red 39 6 2
Green 28 49 6
Blue 1 6 45
Yellow 53 46 5
Cyan 24 57 64
Magenta 31 10 60
Color Tone: Warm 2 * see note below
Auto Motion Plus: Clear (preference) * Although I prefer Standard (soap opera effect)
Smart LED: Standard
Cinema Black: On
All other dynamic settings are off
Some notes on my calibration process:
-First of all, Standard Mode (with color tone at Standard) has a very cool color temperature at >10000K, a lot more than the industry standard of D65 or 6500K. >9000K (cool) gives all colors a bluish tint, while <3500K (warm) gives all colors a reddish tint.
-This time around, I had to adjust greyscale by using BOTH the Contrast control and 2 pt white balance due to the lack of 10 pt white balance. But I was still able to bring Delta E’s down from 20.93 to 1.14 across the greyscale by just using the 2 controls.
-For color calibration, I was surprised that I was able to get better color numbers with Standard Mode despite starting with a Delta E of 43.48! I was able to cut it down to just 0.44 (much lower than my Movie Mode Color Delta E of 0.54. I guess adjusting the Color Tone and the white balance first helped a bit.
-After calibrating Standard Mode, it now looks more like my Movie Mode, which makes sense as this was the reason for the calibration: to achieve proper white balance and accurate colors according to the D65 standard, which all movies and tv shows are intended to be watched or seen.
-If I have to choose between the 2 modes though, I'd still prefer Movie Mode over Standard Mode due to the better greyscale.
Last edited by prme19; 06-18-2015 at 01:03 PM.