Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
Did some more testing today.
For SDR, 49 Black Level is correct with Gamma -2 on all my test discs, so I am leaving it there. I also have moved down from 20 to 15 Brightness now in SDR, 20 was a little too much still.
For HDR, in Cinema Pro, I found the same as another user, that decreasing contrast a few clicks gets you more nits. At 90 contrast it clips 80-100%, its like one bar. If you drop to 85, 80% is great and 90 and 100% are one whole bar. This change also affects the nit test pattern, where instead of stalling out around 1400 or whatever, it tracks up to 2000 nits. Everything else is still pretty straight forward between the two:
HDMI Signal Format Enhanced
Wide Mode Full
Auto Wide Off
Auto Display Off
Display Area Full Pixel
Light Sensor Off
Brightness 15 (Max in HDR)
Black Level 49 SDR (50 HDR)
Black Adjust Off
Contrast Enhancer Off
Local Dimming Medium
Xtend Dyn Range Off SDR (HDR Max)
Color Temp Expert 1
Live Color Off
Reality Creation Off
Noise Reduction Off
Smooth Gradation Low
I've put these into a spreadsheet, side-by-side with the now-famous 10k settings for the Z9D (post #2615
over on that set's owners thread). Definitely similar, seems like you've maybe got the brightness boosted just a big, with a bit more motionflow. This was all done by modifying the out-of-the-box "Cinema Pro", correct?
And is this still pretty similar to what you're using today? Any tweaks/updates you care to share?
And could you/anyone elaborate a bit on just how this set handles Picture Settings, generically? The majority of my hands-of experience has either come from circa 2007-2010 Samsung sets (both LCD and Plasma, where the out-of-the-box movie setting was the only fully customizable setting that would "remember" what you changed), and 2014-2016 Vizio LCDs that I have calibrated for my parents and my-laws, that seem to have both a lot more pre-configured settings, as well as multiple "blank" settings that you can name/set yourself, and each input settings seems fully customizable, even on a per-input basis.
Anything I should know in advance while starting to configure my 940E? Are all the settings fully customizable. Are their any "blank slates" that I can name and configure as I see fit? Are the settings input-specific (change to a different input and changes you may have made to CinemaPro on a different input do or don't come along for the ride?)?
Thanks in advance for any insight anyone has.