Hey guys, just posted this over in the calibration thread, but here it is again, in case you're interested. Got a new 65" B6 today
So I just did some quick and dirty settings. I'm using HCFR, so I wasn't sure if the ABL patterns were best or windows, so I stuck with ABL.
: at first I went to 54
using the AVS709 pattern. Even at this setting, bar 18 was barely visible, and 17 and 16 were gone. This setting seemed a bit excessive compared to everyone else, so I thought I'd take a closer look. The AVS disc also has near black windows (1%, 2%, etc). I loaded those up and noticed that I could see glowing pixels/noise outside the 1% window area where everything should be pitch black. It kind of looked like static, but extremely dim. It seemed to be more obvious towards the edge of the screen. I dropped brightness down to 52
and this artifact disappeared. The 1% window was barely
visible, and more importantly, the area outside it appeared to be perfectly dark.
: I was clipping whites at the default of 85, so I dropped it down a click to 84
. The top couple of bars still clipped, but no biggie.
OLED light: I set it to 40 for now
. This gives me 155 nits (~45 ftL) on the AVS709 HCFR APL pattern. I had my LCD set to about 115 nits, which seemed fine in the dark, so I may have to lower the OLED light further. We'll see how my eyes handle it. It's kind of weird because the OLED doesn't seem much brighter than my old LCD, so maybe it has to do with ABL. What's the lowest setting you guys have used for OLED light?
: I left at the default BT.1886. My i1d3 meter says avg. gamma is 2.41
, and the graph actually looks very flat.
: Since the TV is new, I figured it's best not to get carried away with this yet. I did a 10-pt measurement with HCFR, and it was actually quite good except for the high end. I went into the TV's 2-pt mode, and dropped blue (high) down about 5 clicks, and tweaked the low end just a tad. Figure I'll revisit this later, but it looks nice for now.
Now I think I can relax a bit and watch some real life stuff
The only "flaw" I've noticed so far is the infamous vignetting. It's most obvious on a full screen 5% gray pattern, and worse on the right edge of the screen. I'm a little bummed about this, but maybe it'll improve over time? As long as I don't see it in content, it shouldn't be an issue. I think I can accept this since the contrast and black levels on this thing destroy my Samsung JU7100.