"When I run "madLevelsTweaker", the information box that shows up just tells me the Display, Graphics card, Hardware ID, Registry Path, and gives only one option which is to force PC Levels 0-255...is there something I am missing in terms of it telling me what settings the Graphics card is using/outputting and being able to change them?
- Under the Intel Graphics Card properties for the EF9500 display, I have the option of enabling or disabling YCbCr...which one should I use?
- Under the same properties I have the option of choosing "Quantization Range" of Limited or Full...again, which one should I use?"
Did you right click (administrator) on install in the madVR/TPG folder.
"madLevelsTweaker" is to force your video card to Full range. Drag and drop the "madLevelsTweaker" window to your display window and check the force box, close and restart your PC.
Turn off any ICC profiles in "display" menus.
Make sure madTPG is set to output 16-235 and not to use video card profiles.
The last time I used madVR/TPG, I turned on madTPG before starting Calman.
I use madTPG mainly for argyllCMS, then use a Lumagen as pattern generator and Calman to run my calibration reports.
Once you have your video card kinks iron out, madTPG will give you reference patches.
If you would rather use a stand alone pattern generator then take a look at the DVDO AVLab TPG - 4K Test Pattern Generator, cost should be around $600.
Here is a link to Calman's madTPG PDF guide.