Originally Posted by IronCamel
I had some free time today so I went ahead and calibrated by monitor. A good calibration makes a HUGE difference on this monitor. I managed to get it almost dead on D65.
My system is using a GTX 560ti outputting 0-255 levels. The video controls in the Nvidia control panel are at their default setting (letting the player handle everything). The backlight had to be set manually, and on my monitor that meant setting it as low as it would go and then 10 clicks up for 120cd/m2 (35ftL) or 7 clicks for 85cd/m2 (25ftL). Obviously there are variations between monitors (even the same model), so I can't guarantee your results, but maybe these can help those looking for a profile to get them close enough. An i1 Display Pro was used to create these profiles, and the gamma is 2.2 for both of them.
35ftL - http://www.sendspace.com/file/wc6d7h
25ftL - http://www.sendspace.com/file/uy6k7d
FYI, SMPTE recommends a luminance between 25-35ftL for direct view displays, that's why I chose the luminance values I did. 35ftL is also the common industry standard for video and photo editing. 25ftL is ideal for movie watching in a pitch black room. If you are always using a lamp, or other light source, you'll probably be fine sticking to the 35ftL profile.
Just signed up to say thank you for your profiles!
I didn't think it would make a difference since I was quite happy with the default settings, but boy was I wrong ^^
Only after applied the ICM I noticed how off the colors were. If I had to guess I'd say they were way too greenish.
I used the 25ftl profile since 10 clicks is too bright for me :-)
Much easier on the eyes now awell.
oh and btw if someone by any chance doesn't know how to apply the ICM (like me), the answer to this question elaborates it quite nicely http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/cant-apply-an-icc-profile-to-display-cant/71b8d8e8-afa3-435a-aae4-6a8a184b6439
just to add some info to this thread:
I bought my Lite from green-sum for $299 and it took 1 week to arrive since there was the Korean National Holiday in between. The box was secured by a layer of bubble wrap and showed no sign of damage!
Reading the current problems with the Crossover flickering and burned boards, it seems the Achieva is the safer bet atm. Unless this is also a common occurence with our Shimians ?Edited by achievari - 10/11/12 at 11:53pm