I'm calling this one "22.214.171.124 Cal Rev 2", and as you will see - except for backlight, brightness, and contrast - the changes are relatively minor and restricted to certain 11 point and color tuner tweaks. By decreasing ambient light in my family room to a med-light dark level, I was able to lower the brightness and increase the contrast settings. They are still NOT 50/50, and I don't care what the experts say. The picture I'm getting now is awesome.
With ALZ off, setting the brightness and contrast to 50/50 works fine, but with ALZ on, those settings needed to be adjusted in order for the test patterns to display all the blocks of grays and whites as they are supposed to look. For example, with ALZ on, the black level patterns 17b and 16d looked the same at 50 brightness; where you should see 17b but 16d should disappear into the background. I also think these settings will work for most people who do not have pitch black rooms - more real world.
Please note that the colorspace is set to "Auto", NOT "RGB". If you noticed a grayish letterbox with my previous settings that is most likely the cause - as I accidentally typed "RGB" in the colorspace setting. Also, make sure ALZ is on - or letterboxes will always be grey - as the backlight will always be on in its full array glory.
For the past three days, I have been viewing all kinds of content with these settings. I think these are the best I've done. I'm loving them, and I don't think I will need to do another SDR calibration for some time. Next up is HDR - but NOT TONGHT!
The color setting is not a typo. With the M series, the colors are undersaturated, so I turned up the basic color setting and then did the calibration. It's easier to turn things down a bit rather than crank them up in an attempt to get the color balance / accuracy right.
I hope you all enjoy these settings as much as I have.
FW: 126.96.36.199 rev 2
Start with Calibrated
Sharpness: 2* ( *slight edge enhancement for low quality signal; i.e. 1080i/720p/cable/satellite )
Color Temp: Normal
Black Detail: Off
Active LED Zones: On
Reduce Judder: 1 - 2 ( helps with 3:2 motion issues without introducing SOE )
Reduce Motion Blur: 0
Clear Action: Off
Reduce Signal Noise: Off* ( Set this to Low for crappy signal quality; i.e. same reasons as above ) - Set to “Off” for 1080P/4K/Blu-ray, etc.
Game Low Latency: Off
Pure Cinema ( 188.8.131.52 ) = On ( A.KA. Film Mode )
Color Space: Auto
Primary Color Enabled: Turn all to On ( default )
Hue: R: 2, G: -8, B: -6, C: 2, M: -3, Y: 5
Sat: R: -15, G: -17, B: -5, C: -2, M: -9, Y: 6
Brt: R: -9, G: 8, B: -5, C: -8, M: 6, Y: -3
Ofs: R: -1, G: 0, B: 3
Gain: R: 4, G: 9, B: -15
5%: No change - zeros
10%: R: 14, G: 14, B: 14
20%: R: 10, G: 12, B: 10
30%: R: 14, G: 16, B: 14
40%: R: 5, G: 5, B: 5
50%: R: -2, G: -1, B: -5
60%: R: -6, G: -7, B: -7
70%: R: -4, G: -6, B: -12
80%: R: -1, G: 0, B: 3
90%: R: 0, G: 0, B: 1
100%: R: 2, G: 0, B: 19