Originally Posted by sonoftumble
When I updated to FW 04.70.10 ( now running on .36 ), I noticed that there was this new "technicolor Expert" picture mode. I gave it a spin without doing any official metered/Calman calibration.
I tweaked a few of the basic settings such as setting gamma to 2.2, lowering the color a bit and the OLED light - and I then compared - switching back-and-forth between my calibrated ISF Expert ( Dark ) settings - and the new technicolor picture mode - and I could hardly tell any difference. This was awesome news for most of us because we don't have access to the tools or the budget to have our TV's professionally calibrated. This also means that the settings are not affected by panel variances and it keeps everyone out of the White Balance and CMS.
Personally, I've been really happy with the technicolor picture mode, and have also switched to the same named PM for HDR-10 content - this time only lowering the basic color setting to 48.
I have to go to CES next week for biz, but when I get back, I plan to do a full monty calibration using technicolor as the base picture mode. Should be interesting to find out how accurate it really is.
I've found Technicolor to be the most accurate out of all the PM's out of the box but the problem still is that the gamma is off due to panel differences which means that calibration will enhance the overall balance and near black details. The other thing i wanted to point out is that there "can be" huge panel to panel differences. I've done enough sets to 100% confirm that some are high in red some blue, some green. Depends on the panel and when it was calibrated at the factory. I have the scans to back this up. This makes it 100% impossible to use another panels settings which reinforces my advice to just use Technicolor OTB and just adjust the OLED and tru motion and call it a day until you calibrate.
Lg has done a great job with this PM so there is no need to mess it up. BTW there is no special processing, it's just the way its set up and calibrated at the factory like any other Expert PM.
Sony 55A1E, A9F / LG 55OLEDC8
Marantz 7012, Ohm Walsh Speakers
Klein K10-A, Jeti 1501, Murideo Six-G Gen2
Calman Ultimate, ISF Level III Certified