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After you calibrated your display (either by yourself or from a professional) or at least optimized the settings using some kind of calibration disc:


What movies/material do you use to test your settings? I heard that some people were perfectly satisfied with their settings until they watched movie xyz and all people looked kinda greenish. So are there any movies that make a good reference?


(If important to know: I am using a 55'' Panasonic STW60 Plasma which is the EU version of the ST60 in the US)
 

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I used the blu-ray version of Sea Biscuit with a scene-by-scene description of what to look for and why. There are quite a few other excellent movies that you can use as well.
 

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Originally Posted by welovesundays  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings#post_24511655


After you calibrated your display (either by yourself or from a professional) or at least optimized the settings using some kind of calibration disc:


What movies/material do you use to test your settings? I heard that some people were perfectly satisfied with their settings until they watched movie xyz and all people looked kinda greenish. So are there any movies that make a good reference?


(If important to know: I am using a 55'' Panasonic STW60 Plasma which is the EU version of the ST60 in the US)


My go-to blu-rays are Baraka, The Art of Flight and Skyfall. I'll be adding Gravity to my list because of its inky blacks and fantastic audio, IMO.

http://www.homecinemaguru.com/checking-the-picture-quality-of-your-display/

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1425519/official-blu-ray-picture-quality-rankings-the-tiers-updated-through-december-16-2013

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9237
 
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Can't go wrong with Baraka and/or Samsara. They're probably the most pristine transfers available today.


And HI OTTO!
 

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Seabiscuit 2003, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges?


What about Tron Legacy, see the subtle dots on the floor of the grid when the car jumps from the grid to off road? Batman 89, can you make out Keaton's nose when they say take off the mask...
 

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Originally Posted by xvfx  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings/0_20#post_24514207


Seabiscuit 2003, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges?


What about Tron Legacy, see the subtle dots on the floor of the grid when the car jumps from the grid to off road? Batman 89, can you make out Keaton's nose when they say take off the mask...

Tron may work but personally I try to stick to a movie that isn't heavy into CGI stuff (Avatar comes to mind) because I'm not sure if those follow the video standards and lean more towards the game side of things (which don't follow video standards).
 

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Originally Posted by buzzard767  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings#post_24516819


Here's what you need -- http://www.avsforum.com/t/1391873/reference-blu-ray-demo-disc-bd9-dvd-dl-media-bd50
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Originally Posted by laulau  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings#post_24517141


Yup, that's why I put in post #4.

Intense!


I'm glad I haven't gotten around to calibrating the Plasma after this. Will need to check Casino Royale and these other discs to see for the LCD's. More fun.
 

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Originally Posted by hungro  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings#post_24515466


Jeff Meier from Home Cinema Guru has a guide from Casino Royale. Here is the link.

http://www.homecinemaguru.com/checking-the-picture-quality-of-your-display/

I wish there was more detail on this.
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The first thing to check is the color of white or what is known as white balance. Go to 00:01:17 and pause that scene. In this scene Bond is sitting in a chair in the dark. Everything in this scene should look very black and white with no hint of color.

Everything does look very black but I also see subtle fabric detail. I'm just not sure how much detail should be shown. I can see step 18 with flat line gamma 2.3 and 1% near black just pops up.


Though Casino Royale is one hell of an amazing film under calibration. First time I've seen it under calibration.
 

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Originally Posted by xvfx  /t/1523618/best-movies-to-test-settings#post_24569091


I wish there was more detail on this.

Everything does look very black but I also see subtle fabric detail. I'm just not sure how much detail should be shown. I can see step 18 with flat line gamma 2.3 and 1% near black just pops up.


Though Casino Royale is one hell of an amazing film under calibration. First time I've seen it under calibration.

There is a more detailed version of a post calibration result using Sea Biscuit as a refrence, where it does tell you how much detail you should be seeing when your black level is set correctly. Set Brightness to where 16 is invisible using the AVS HD 709 disc black clipping pattern , and 17 is barely visible, meaning one click down on brightness and 17 disappears then this is too low. You can put your nose up on the screen to see when it's barely visible if you have too
Sometimes some tv's either make it too bright or too dark go with the one that's darker then barely visible if this is the case with your tv. Just make sure 16 is always invisible this is the refrence black point.
 

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To show off blacks I am going to throw Gravity into the mix. The space scenes really show off the blacks and with all the stars in the background really allow you to see a most deep black scenes speckled with pinpoints of light. NEver had an LCD to try this on, but I assume it would show the weaknesses of most LCDs.
 
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