Originally Posted by alluringreality
Originally Posted by NextGen
I read how to use that calman autocal app but is there an alternate way of generating the patterns besides buying a pattern generator?
Based on this post, and others like it, I get the impression that it's possible to connect a computer using HDMI, although I never could figure out if it was necessary to pay extra for the Client 3 software for the latest software.
The recent Sony thread also lists "MobileForge on fireTV stick, raspberry pi, MadVR, CalMAN built-in pattern window via HDMI output of your laptop", so particulars could probably be answered there.
Thanks for this. They've made this whole Sony autocal process really confusing and expensive. I have an old i1 LT, not a pro that they seem to require.
So, as of right now I'm skipping autocal and decided to just do a quick calibration with DisplayCAL. I only adjusted brightness and RGB it It already looks miles better than it did out of the box, and it looked good out of the box. I'm doing it with clearness (sony bfi?) at 2 right now, which seems to help the tv act like more like a crt. It's still plenty bright, for sdr games anyway' at 1 or 2.
I need to set sharpness, which seems to look best set to minimum with lower resolution content like games. 50% seems to make Dish with a joey more watchable. But I'll need to put up some test patterns to be sure. I know rtings and most people say leave it at 50 but this does not seem neutral to me as I see some introduction of noise/grain.
All in all, coming from a crt, I'm extreemly impressed after just basic calibration. The set is sharp as a tack, handles motion quite well, has wonderful scaling, and gets very bright with deep blacks. After just a quick simple calibration it has great shadow and color detail. 55 inches was the right size for me as the smaller size works good for all content based on my room size and seating distance. Viewing angles are ok. Yes there is color/gamma/etc shift if too off center, but the more calibrated the tv is the less noticeable it is. Also, seting distance and height nearly eliminate the shift if sitting directly infront. There is some darkness in the corners like most sonys but i never notice. I'm sure if you sit far back like 12 feet or more it may be an issue but i do not find it distracting at all. Even when using it as a monitor for my gaming pc. Matter of fact i don't even think the dimness in the corners should even be memtioned.
I don't have any real hdr content to test out on the set, but my only gripe is that I can't control the scaler to get 1:1 mapping or atleast be able to shrink the screen size based on input like 480i/p. It would be an easy way to essentially adjust viewing distance for low resolution content.