Found a big diffrence with increasing the colour and brightness ,IFC is still off ,colour temp is at normal people looked a bit sunburned at warm.my gamma is at 2.2.
why are they not given a standard calibration at the factory's and display models for currys etc just sent out in store mode
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TVs are manufactured (at least in principle) within certain tolerances in this regard. Perfectly calibrating individual TVs during the manufacturing process is impossible for two reasons, however:
1. This would be impractical without significantly increasing the cost of each TV. Checking processes would be time consuming. Resulting slower production rates would create shortages and, according to classical models of supply and demand, lead to higher retail prices.
2. More importantly, it wouldn't be possible to perfectly calibrate each individual television. Viewing environments affect image properties, meaning a TV perfectly calibrated in a factory setting would not be perfectly calibrated once situated in an owner's living room (or kitchen or second bedroom, if you're Son_of_SJ ).
This is why (again in principle) THX and ISF certification are desirable, since a certified television should be manufactured with narrower tolerances in terms of image accuracy. This is also why it's advisable to use THX and ISF picture presets out of the box, with a view to improving accuracy further through advanced calibration by meter.
Stores also typically set televisions to dynamic mode on the shop floor. It is thought that televisions are more eye catching when set up this way. Retailers also often display models under bright strip lighting, and the greater brightness dynamic presets afford helps to counteract unsuitable viewing conditions. This isn't true of all retailers. Some independent stores try to replicate an ideal viewing environment; though most major retailers sell a wide range of items, and want customers to clearly see all products on display.
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Most production is mastered at 2.4 gamma so I have read - you couldnt watch 2.4 in a mega bright room, but from normal light through to dark its perfect.
Once you see 2.4 and appreciate it 2.2 looks washed out trust me on that - I was adamanant on 2.2, but now I have a 2.4 calibration I have it on that all the time
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I'm getting really confused here. Mr malarky's TV has been professionally calibrated by one of the best calibrators in the country. His TV has been set at gamma 2.2 by the calibrator. So am I right in understanding that his TV has been calibrated wrongly? Which means you can still get wrong calibration from a reputed person after spending hundreds of pounds?
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I'd assume Mr Malarky's TV has at least two (and perhaps three) calibrated modes: one day calibration (2.2); one night calibration (2.4); and possibly one 3D calibration (I'm guessing 2.2. to coax maximum brightness from the TV).
I could be wrong, and Mr Malarky's TV only has one calibrated mode, but that would be contrary to what most professional calibrators offer.
Watching my VT65, the night calibration settings (2.4) crush black detail under bright lighting. Watching in the dark, however, the 2.4 gamma settings have greater punch and previously absent shadow detail becomes visible. As noted, it's really a question of using the appropriate settings for different lighting conditions.
Perhaps Mr Malarky will confirm that he now has several calibrated picture modes.
Pretty sure he does, yep.
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When Steve did my kuro it only had two point adjustment and he only did one viewing mode, so it was done in about 20 minutes. When Steve did the ZT however he did a 'day' viewing mode, and 'night' viewing mode and the 3D viewing mode, with 10 point adjustment on each, so it took him about 2 & half hours (though he could no doubt have shortened that if he wasnt explaining it all to me as he was going through it for the first viewing mode).
As noted, it's really a question of using the appropriate settings for different lighting conditions.
That's exactly what I thought as well. That's why I was quite surprised at ellisdj's comments without knowing mr malarky's home viewing / lighting conditions.
Considering mr malarky posted the gamma settings at 2:50pm, I'm assuming they're his daytime viewing settings. Who knows, his living room may be as bright as a conservatory!
Oh dear. We seem to have drifted away from 24p smooth film yes or no (to which I had almost prepared a contribution, but that will have to wait until tomorrow or Thursday now) to a discussion of the correct value of gamma. Mr Steve Withers did explain to me what gamma meant, but that was three and a half weeks ago ...... I'm more than happy to accept the values he determined, I'm not sure if there is one correct value to suit all environments. I don't watch in either pitch black or bright daylight, I nearly always draw the curtains if I am watching in the daytime.And when I watch at nighttime there is nearly always a little light present. Hence all the calibrations were done for subdued daylight, without separate Day or Night modes. (Just as well, since he was with me from 10am to 7pm as it was, doing only one mode per telly!) Since I seem to have more modern (don't forget my two decorative but functional 5.5 inch monochrome CRT portable devices, one in the parlour and one in the kitchen) televsions than most folk on here, it might help if I gave the pre- and post-calibrated values of gamma for all my modern televisions. Oh, while I'm at it, to save returning to the data, I'll also give the pre- and post- calibration values of average colour temperature, which should be 6500K
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EllisDJ is right that most content is now mastered on displays using 2.4 as a reference. There's consequently some logic in seeking to replicate this on home displays. I have no idea whether he calibrated for day and night viewing, yet decided 2.4 was best irrespective of lighting conditions. I know he performed 3D calibration on his VT65.
While a 2.4 gamma setting in a pitch black room is the ideal, this isn't representative of how most of us watch TV. I don't have blackout blinds, so much of my viewing is done with sunlight entering the room. I also watch some TV at night with the light on. Under these conditions, 2.2 works best in my view. If I'm settling in and watching a late night movie, I'll turn the lights off and go with the 2.4 night settings.
Three settings (daytime, night, and 3D.
Daytime gamma is 2.0.
Night gamma is 2.2.
3D gamma is 2.2.
And yep, it is a very bright room during daytime (westerly facing French doors, so from 3pm onwards the sun comes right through into the lounge).
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Recall Steve explaining on the day that 2.2 was the benchmark for broadcast TV, for legacy reasons dating back to CRT technology.
Just found the articles below which seems to correspond with this:
Also found the following which suggests ISF/THX calibrators are trained to target gamma at between 2.2 and 2.35 (with the author having a preference for targeting 2.25):
None if which is intended to mean that calibrating at 2.4 is wrong; I am in no way qualified to even try and have that debate, and if you have the appropriate lighting/viewing conditions and the results look good then why not go with 2.4 (judging by the AVSforums thread that BB posted its a choice lots of people make, and judging by the pictures Ellisdj previously posted his TV is putting out some cracking pictures) - just posted to show there are reasons why 2.2 is targeted by some calibrators.
Apologies wasp, the gamma question has hijacked the thread somewhat.
Are you happier with picture overall now, as a result of having changed those contrast and brightness settings?
I assume you must have a mega bright room with light shinning directly on the screen for a 2.0 calibration for daytime. 2.2 for 3D and I thought you would have 2.4 for movies I am quite surprised. I wouldnt panic unless you see side by side or have the option to select the 2 you'll never know the difference.
I have vertical blinds up at the window nearest the tv - I wont allow direct sunlight to shine onto my speakers in case of sun bleaching, as the room is south facing we get a lot of sunlight without the blinds it would be horrible and the tv unwatchable I feel
In saying that I have seriously never once found myself looking to change from 2.4 gamma since I have calibrated to it.
That was not my initial intention - I initially was going to use it for dark room movie viewing only but after seeing it, its a deep lush image and I havent found it to crush any detail at all - maybe its because of the size of the screen / where I sit I dont know
I tried 2.2 this morning - its appears to have a bit more pop / brightness as you would expect but I still much prefer the deeper and richer 2.4. 2.2 looks washed out by comparison
That was one of the selling points for me to buy the Panny over the My Lx5090 - on that I could only really cal movie mode to 2.2 gamma. Someone told me to cla the normal mode to 2.4 and that I would love it but never did - that was silly of my, well lazy.
Getting a good 2.4 calibration took me ages
The first 2.4 gamma cal I did was too dark - then I realised that you have to cal all the way through to 90% whote balance and gamma - then and only after your there changing the 100% white balance and gamma aligns the rest of the calibration -- you have then have to go back and tweak all of them again. Very hard to explain that is and it took me a while to figure that out. I am sure its the same with all 10 point systems
Maybe your are supposed to do 100% first - not sure but I always start with 10%
Apologies if offended anyone with earlier comments - I was really shocked that is all.
This guy is the man when it comes to tv reviews I find - he targeted 2.4 so to me thats what I did, think he explains why
Back to the point on IFC - and the OP, you honestly can mess around with the settigns until you are blue in the face, you will never get it to sit right.
Think your having the calibrator in so just wait until you do mate and then make a judgement from there on the other settings such as IFC / 24fps smooth etc.
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