Ok I have some information to share regarding the calibration. First off, let me start by saying that if you are going to be doing a dedicated home theater build, calibrating it is an absolute MUST! I thought the equipment sounded good before...holy cow what a difference after calibration! There are items in the audio track that I have never heard before.
For my system,
calibrated the LCR + dual subs. We can't find the pre-calibration graph for audio but have the post-calibration results.
As you can see, we got a pretty flat response and can tell you from what I remember about the pre-calibration, the pre wasn't TOO terrible but had noticeable peaks and valleys. Playing through several songs on Shawn's demo disc, you could definitely hear the difference with no calibration and then hitting a button to enable the calibrated results. The calibration took out a lot of the "noise" and garbled-ness (best way I can describe it lol). Keep in mind, prior to calibration, I thought the track sounded great but after the calibration, hearing the difference was night and day as was much cleaner and defined.
Like I mentioned above, post-calibration, I'm now able to hear details in the audio track in movies that I didn't necessarily hear before. The experience is very cool
The video calibration was a bit tougher to dial in. The limitations are really with the projector itself. For a $2,500 projector though, the out of box settings aren't too bad and after calibration of both the SDR and HDR, the results are as good as they can get. Green was the problem child though. I do have the 2 settings saved to memory (SD and HDR) and gotta say, playing Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in HDR is very cool lol
*edit* will have to repost video results as something went wrong with the files