Originally Posted by p5browne
Contrast and Brightness settings are gotten by running the Dynamic Range workflow in Calman.
RGB ALL have to be on the Yellow line. Usually if off the line, it's because of misalignment in either the Grayscale, or CMS, or both.
Once calibrated all back on the line. S & M Blu-ray II B & C are not as accurate, close, but not right on the Dynamic Range workflow.
Backlight comes down to whether you need sunglasses to watch or not. Factory default of 7 was OK, but unit has gotten brighter as the hours of use have gone on it. 6 about right with me. Usually Contrast being at 86, something else is out of alignment, or you have setting that is different from mine.
Hi p5browne. As I mentioned in my post on the 12th, my set was last calibrated October 29, 2016. I don't deny that another calibration would likely result in some current settings being tweaked. Thing is the set does look spectacular. That is my subjective opinion, of course.
The set was originally calibrated by Kevin Miller. I watched what he did, and didn't notice anything specific he did for contrast. I don't even recall if he lowered it to 95 or if I did. I too would say my unit has gotten a bit brighter over time. I know I could just lower the backlight a notch, but because I have the SM disk, I thought I'd check the contrast for white clipping.
To your point "Contrast being at 86, something else is out of alignment, or you have setting that is different from mine" I do have settings that are different. No two units will have the same settings, hence the reason one may not simply copy/use someone else's settings.
I left all of Kevin's original calibration settings alone, even after all the firmware updates. I just lowered the contrast a bit (is 86 really that much different than say 100?) and frankly whatever difference there is appears subtle to me. I grant you the SM disk is likely not as precise as the calman software (which Kevin used). In your opinion, does lowering contrast to 86 (from say 100, or 95 in my case) mean that other calibrated settings are no longer as correct as they would be if left at 100 or 95?
I'd like to avoid another calibration because of cost. I do not have a colorimeter, software or the knowledge to do one. This is why I hired Kevin. It looks so good now that I can't imagine how much better it could possibly look. Thoughts?