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To adjust your tv, you need to either;
1. Use a calibration disk such as the free AVS HD709 disk or a commercial disk such as WoW and adjust the basic settings. It won't be a calibration but it may be all you need.
2. Purchase a light meter and software and learn how to calibrate yourself. A steep learning curve but very satisfying.
3. Pay for a professional calibration.
4. Tweak to taste.
Sharing settings quite often doesn't work satisfactorily because all you're doing is adjusting your tv to someone else's. Component tolerances can vary considerably from tv to tv so what looks good on one, can look like crap on another. A true calibration adjusts those individual component tolerances to rec.709 standards based on where the tv qc tolerances were set by the mfr.
Source will also make a difference. So what ever you use as the source for calibration or adjustment, the device needs to be at default settings so that it is not affecting any of the panel's settings. You want to adjust the panel, not the source feeding it. The tv also needs to have any artificial enhancements disabled as well.