Originally Posted by Marc Messer
Hmm maybe I'll just rock the settings I have nor for a few hundred hours then look into getting another calibration disk.
Seems like most people, whether by pro calibration or through their own adjustments using calibration discs/slides, are ending up with:
Brightness: 50 to 52 (whatever is the highest possible without getting a full-screen 0% black slide to glow in a dark room)
Color: upper 40s
Gamma: either BT.1886 or 2.2
Color Temp: most at Warm 2, some at Warm 1
Beyond that, calibrating individual colors under White Balance and Color Management varies quite a bit from one panel to the next, so there's little point in using another person's settings for those.
To improve near-black shadow detail, many folks are going into 20-point White Balance at IRE 5 and adjusting luminance up from the default 0 to anywhere from +3 to +12. Some people also increase luminance for IRE 10, 15, 20, etc. in decreasing steps (e.g. +8, +6, +4, +2), tapering down to no adjustment further up.