Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by hermeneut, Jul 19, 2005.
Any advice or best practice on calibrating LCD TVs? Suggestions please!
You could purchase a calibrating tool, like the Digital Video Essentials DVD, and let it guide your way through the different settings.
Had thought of that - I suppose that's what I'll do; it's just a pity there are no downloadable resources.
Have you ever used DVE on an LCD? If you have, i would love to know how you calibrated the contrast.
If you let it guide your way you get thorougherly stuck as the method that it uses to determine contrast does not work for LCD displays - you adjust the contrast to reduce the blooming of the pluge pattern and since LCD's do not readily suffer from blooming, it leaves you stuck. There are alternate test patterns on the disc which are suitable for the job, but it really does not give a very good explanation on how to use them and it all comes down to letting your eye judge the best setting in conjunction with a suitable pattern. I managed to find two distinct settings for contrast and brightness that were equally pleasing to my eye - much better than the out of the box configuration but hardly scientifically done.
Im waiting for my kit to stabilise then im going to fork out £250 and get my set ISF calibrated - probably by Gordon.
DVE has good pattern for brightness adjustment and reverse greyramps pattern for contrast/brightness adjustment. There is digital 16 and digital 235 marked with dotted lines in reserve greyramps pattern. You should ofcourse adjust to get also bit wtw (above 235) data to show.
Cool, does he do LCDs as well? I thought only Plasmas were eligible. If he did LCDs I'd definitely consider that.
I'll do anything if its possible....I've done a Sharp Aquos with a Lumagen a month or so ago for a forum member.
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