Wondering about how to calibrate an HDTV using DisplayCAL

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    Mokona512
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    For many years now, I have seen reviews of various devices (TVs, tablets, etc.), and a common sight would be just a general profile of a display showing data such as how much of the visible spectrum it covers, as well as a whole host of other data (typically provided by software such as calman. I was wondering, does DisplayCAL offer any similar functionality?

    e.g., if I just wanted to see what a display is doing out of the box, or calibrate my HDTV (for which an ICC profile would be useless since I cannot load it onto a cable box or other devices which I use with it.

    One thing that i have noticed is that nothing seems to focus n the process of achieving better accuracy through the controls offered by the device its self as compared to a basic adjustment for brightness and color temperature, and ignoring the dozen other controls that the display offers, and creating an ICC profile.

    If someone wanted to simply calibrate their TV or other display where an ICC profile could not be used, are there any software solutions to allow for such a task?

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    Florian Höch
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    Unless you’re using an HTPC for playback and/or want to create a 3D LUT for use with madVR or an external 3D LUT box, DisplayCAL is not the right tool for TV calibration. You may want to have a look at HCFR instead.

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    QinX
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    I know this is a bump, but I do have an HTPC for my HDTV and use that solely for media consumption. What profile should I use to calibrate? Just sRGB or something like REC. 709 or REC. 1886?

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    Florian Höch
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    Are you planning to use a media player  with madVR support? Then the choice becomes an easy one.

    #3154

    QinX
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    I use Kodi solely for my media playback. I’m unsure if this used MadVR, I assume it doesn’t?

    When I preview my calibration I do see the video running in Kodi Change.

    Right now I’m trying to wrap my head around HCFR. I’m still learning a lot about calibration.

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    Florian Höch
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    I think there is a Kodi build with madVR support.

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