I use my X500, with HDMI in Standard mode.My contrast is at -2 and brightness at +3.In this way if i compare my black level with a 0%IRE and hide mode, i will see a very,very slightly difference in black level.The problem is that this is the only way to see details at 18 and maybe, if i squint hard at 17 level.
It is better to set my brightness at +2?and playing with dark level?....in my case with dark level at +2 i have details at 18.IF i play again with 0%IRE and hide mode,in this way i can't tell when is one or another.
If i leave my contrast in default mode at 0, i will have a slightly pink tint,and detail up to 233.
I calibrate my JVC with Lumagen,Chromapure auto-cal and X-Rite Dsplay 3 Pro.
If i use dark level from my JVC,when is better to make the adjustments?before or after auto-cal?