I imported these last night:
I am in High Lamp Iris wide open on my 130" wide Seymour XD Screen. I believe real-world gain is around .9 - 1.0
IT WAS PAINFULLY BRIGHT lol
Left JVC BR and CR set to zero and put Color at +4.
In the Oppo, using Masciola patterns, I set brightness to +7 and left CR alone.
I had wifey help me out with the black clipping because I dont trust my eyes. +8 in brightness caused Ref Black to blink.. +6 crushed below 3%.
We then re-watched parts of the Revenant using Custom 3 (max luminence for Revenant is 1000 nits).
The first thing wife says "It looks like it's 3D" ... to which I responded "Is that a good thing or a bad thing???" .. "I don't know yet!" She responded.
I think it took time for both our eyes to adjust, but the opening scene with all the water reflections/highlights and tree trunks shadowed by the rising sun in the background. Boy there was detail in the shadows of the tree trunks that we simply did not see before. The picture looked great.
if you're ever in the Chicagoland area, I'd love to buy you a beer for efforts-- seriously some awesome stuff.
I cant even imagine what the picture will look like once I get a custom calibration for my theater in a couple months.
These Manni gamma curves, though, are certainly going to make the wait for a proper calibration more bearable-- as well as the wait for an Oppo FW that fixes Strip Metadata & DolbyVision.