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Old 03-10-2019, 06:51 PM   #101
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Been DIY'ing my own calibrations for several years now, using a ColorMunki Photo to create a display profile and a ColorMunki Display to measure readings with the freely available HCFR program. As accurate as getting a Jeti or a Klein or whatever? Hell no. Far closer to accuracy than anyone just relying on settings alone? Oh yes.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:54 PM   #102
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Yeah some cheaper meters work just fine. The C6 was my tool. I didn’t want to spend too much since they tend to drift. I just got sick of the constant fussing. It took the enjoyment out of it for me.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:07 PM   #103
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If I wanted my display calibrated I would have to do it myself, not sure if I would ever bother with it, though I appreciate the benefits.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:14 PM   #104
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Yeah some cheaper meters work just fine. The C6 was my tool. I didnít want to spend too much since they tend to drift. I just got sick of the constant fussing. It took the enjoyment out of it for me.
Which is why I bought a spectro - a cheap(er) one admittedly - to create a profile for the colourimeter.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:44 PM   #105
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After years of fussing, using others setting online I decided to buy CalMAN and a meter and teach myself. Iíve calibrated a bunch of tvs and projectors over the years. Most people go back to the factory settings once Iím done. Unless you have a garbage display I wouldnít bother paying that much for a calibration. If your dE is under 5 most viewers wonít be able to tell. Research and find a tv thatís 3 or under and save your $400. I would be more concerned about clipping whites, blacks and color over greyscale. My last 2 LEDís had a very accurate greyscale but clipped whites and red, blue, green. I could never get them to look right. My current display shows more error in greyscale with a red push but everything is spot on. Easily the most accurate display I have owned out of the box. I actually prefer a warmer greyscale to the standard. It looks more natural to me. Trust your eyeballs.
Don't you keep your HDR settings on your OLED to their defaults?
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I used to mess with the settings or try rtings ( which was way off) and do just what you said for the last few years. Either Chad or Gregg calibrates mine and now I can just watch movies not having to think should I try this setting to see if it looks better. Just for fun I tried rtings settings without their white point settings before my calibrator showed up and when he went to calibrate he said why is this tv so far out lol. Not saying that it makes my tv any better than anybody else's because they may prefer the uncalibrated look but what Kris wrote was always me playing with settings constantly before calibration.
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Yup. Calibrate, calibrate, calibrate. Rtings, futzing with settings, are not calibration. Take any guess work out, save the time.

Of course I say that because Iím a calibrator.
What's interesting about Rtings is that, for my Samsung at least, their settings are basically the factory "Movie" mode adjustments, save for some tweaks for a very dark room (they lowered the backlighting for SDR content to "11" out of "50" and did their own white balance adjustments).

Testament, perhaps, to how good the factory presets are getting outside of the Dynamic modes?
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Don't you keep your HDR settings on your OLED to their defaults?
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #108
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Does this push the contrast and LG's "OLED light" (backlight on LCD sets) to their maximum settings?
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Does this push the contrast and LG's "OLED light" (backlight on LCD sets) to their maximum settings?
For HDR10 yes, Dolby Vision is 50%.
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Don't you keep your HDR settings on your OLED to their defaults?
No, HDR on my TV's both have been calibrated.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:51 AM   #111
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No, HDR on my TV's both have been calibrated.
I was asking ROSS, because we had this discussion before in a different thread; was just confirming that HE used those settings (helps me "mentally justify" using default HDR settings on my own display ).

What values did your calibrated settings yield in terms of contrast, backlight/OLED light, etc.? Were they far off the factory defaults?
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For HDR10 yes, Dolby Vision is 50%.
I see; and when watching HDR10 sources, the maximum OLED light doesn't bother you in a darkened room?
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I see; and when watching HDR10 sources, the maximum OLED light doesn't bother you in a darkened room?
No, itís perfect. Itís very bright but it obviously not as bright as the others.
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