Originally Posted by skschatzman
Contrast and brightness do not need to be left @50
depending on the display, they may need 1-2 nudges.
My display needs brightness @52 and contrast @ 49
to eliminate clipping. Test patterns to make these
adjustments are free.
I was mainly addressing any reader who won't be
doing any calibrating with any pattern, free or otherwise.
That's why I say, leave it at 50/50.
Your Brightness setting at 52 is rather surprising. With my
P50, I can see the Blackest Blacks go away at 51 and pop back
to dark at 50 or under. I'd be surprised that your Display doesn't
do the same. Are you sure?
Now, the Contrast setting is still a wonder to me. I saw the other
day on a NetFlix Test Pattern that has a gradual bar going to White.
It looked blown-out on my Display. The higher I would go with the
Contrast beyond 45, the more a super-white vertical strip would slide
to the left down the scale. So, is the NetFlix pattern not to be trusted?
I backed it down to about 45 to stop the peak-white blowout. This
would agree close to what I found on my WoW Disc. Contrast of
50 seems to be too much if I believe the Disc and now the NetFlix
Pattern. I dunno. What say you?