Question TV calibration or profiling? definitive answer.

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  1. mga2009

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    Hi to you all.

    I have an LG 55" OLED EG9100 which I used all the time connected to my PC to see movies, netflix, game, youtube, etc.

    i) Do I need to calibrate my TV with it's CMS or it's just OK If I profile it with a software like DispCAL?
    ii) Calibrate and profile complement each other? or they exclude each other? If they complement, which one goes first?
    iii) What about 3DLUT? If I get a 3DLUT that it is used by madVR, I am completely good regarding grey/color/gamma? or I need to use CMS also?

    I do have an X-Rite Colormunki Display and I've been using HCFR but the learning curve is steep and the results are spotty for me (different measurements if each time), and there is no workflow to follow.

    Hope you can help me.

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  2. Ivan Samuel

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    You will need to do both.

    One of the TV memories can be used for general use using the TV's internal controls.
    Calibrate using the white balance controls to correct greyscale and gamma.
    I wouldn't use the CMS controls on your TV model though, just the global colour control.

    A second TV memory can be used to run a profile to generate a 3D LUT for use in madVR.
    Calibrate the high 2-point white balance first and then run the profile to take care of the rest.
     
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    Ivan,

    Thanks for your reply. You have been very helpful.

    One question thou... why you say you would not use the CMS controls on my TV model?

    Regards.
     
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    Some controls don't work very well and cause more problems by using them.
    The CMS in your TV is a good example of this.
     

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