they didn't look too bad to me, but whne i measured with spyder (of course some say syrder2 is not the most accurate for LCD, that said, i did get it to make my other LCD look rather similar to my old diamondscan CRT) and it seemed kinda blue on the brighter end and more like over 7000K at about 80%white.
I also noted that you set BL at 5. I actually prefer 2-3, 4 at most, since it tends to wash out the deepest blacks and at the higher levels it seems you need to dip contrast down a bit and I read that if contrast is well into 90';s you can get nearly 1,500:1 out of the set but if it is in 80's to 90 then supposedly it can only get to about 1,000:1. That said, i'm not really sure what contrast should be set at. I kind of just picked.
anyway i filled around with measuring various grays and adjusting white balance menu and have come up with the following. is it perfect? No. But it is at least within some level of reason about as good as i think you could get without doing service menu, although certainly still not ideal even just for user menu controls, but a wide range of images do look quite simialr to how they do on some other calibrated monitors. Even comparing side by side to a CRT, especially in the 20-80% luminance range, i think it is not too bad. The very deepest shades I think probably lack blue, but not sure how to get them bluer without messing up the rest.
HDMI port NOT in PC mode
contrast 97 (perhaps too high, but these were based off of this setting. i don't know what contrast setting gives the best gamma curves on this. tricky to figure out with what i have)
color 43 (make it a little lower if you want zero hints of any oversaturation ever, make it a bit higher if you want heavily saturated image)
warm2 (closest to 6500K, red and blue are similar, green is too much. warm1 is not too bad either but here red is much lower than green and blue at 80% white)
black level off
dynamic contrast off or low depending upon user preference (if on i might try gamme at -1)
gamma 0 or -1
auto color space
my colors leave all at 15, only white seems to do too much, well pink did change color of fur on one of my pictures but haven't seen these do anything otherwise and white does weird stuff
still havening issues with PC mode as green seems to hyper saturate no matter how you set stuff and red seems to never quite max saturate no matter what you do and yellow stays a bit limish but i do have settings that do get gray scale pretty well, it does look a tad muted overall compared to non-PC mode.
Originally Posted by kjgarrison
I tried my first cal using the DTP-94 probe, ColorHCFR, Tom Huffman's "how to", and alluringreality's et all disc in my PS3. Special thank-you to all.
Gotta lot to learn of course and with "low end" equipment there is only so much you can do. The DTP-94 is supposed to be pretty accurate, tho'.
The PQ is the best I have seen with my 4671, 2002->2004.
I posted on the ColorHCFR thread to maximize feedback/suggenstions/criticisms/LEARNING.
Thanks to the awesome Service Manual, and especially if some of the more knowledgeable have info about Samsung's "usual" controls and their meaning, I might, I repeat, MIGHT, have the courage to go in and up the luminance of Green and Blue and adjust hue/saturation. Assuming these adjustments are even IN the svc settings area................