MattF wrote:I notice that Custom calibration on this site often ends up turning the image to a very dark setting. I wonder if that's really necessary, and I find in this particular case that it even looks slightly strange.
We always calibrate with 120 cd/m2 as a target. This is a "dark room target" and if you use your monitor in a brightly lit room you need to aim for a higher level. Color saturation also depends on your environment so if you use our setting in a brighter envionment, color saturation can seem a bit too low, yes. Everything is relative - epecially when you are talking about picture representation.
Maybe these setting are best, but then I'm afraid this monitor would have to come with the warning that it's only calibrated with an extremely dark and very unsaturated image, as a result of low brightness and all colours beneath 90%
Saturation mostly depends on the brightness level so increase it and you should be good. We calibrate according to the picture standards. This is not our own idea of how a picture should look like. If other sites come with very different setting suggestions it is probably because they calibrate according to a birghtly lit room - or simply because they calibrate according to their own beliefs (and not the picture standards). In the latter case, I cannot argue with reason as it is purely a subjective decision and goal.
As said. Go for a higher brightness level if you are working in a brightly lit room.