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Topic # 109966 1-Oct-2012 07:56 Send private message

Hi,

Does anyone know anyone who calibrates LED TV's in New Plymouth?

I am having a bit of trouble with getting the perfect settings on my Samsung UA55D7000.... Thought someone might know how or who could calibrate picture settings etc...?

Thanks

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  Reply # 693880 1-Oct-2012 08:34 Send private message

If you google "calibration Samsung UA55D700" you are likely to get hits that list all the settings for good calibration. Then just go into Menu > Settings etc and do it yourself. Of course it remains to be seen whether you like the result.

I did this recently for our new Samsung and it gave a great result.

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  Reply # 693907 1-Oct-2012 09:39 Send private message

Sorry eracode, but the meaning of calibration is to try and match the device with standards, by means of at minimum a calibration DVD or better, measurement probe and software.

Using settings found on the web just make it different, and chances are not very accurate.

Ping182nz, I can do it, the trick is getting to you for reasonble cost, New Plymouth or any of the areas not near the main centres are costly travel wise.
Do you know of anyone in your region who also would like a calibration, to share the travel?

Anyway, You can start with calibration DVD, but to be realistic although they have lots of useful reference images to do various tests, they won't be able to set CMS or greyscale and gamma. For this you ideally need a measurement probe. I use measurement probes, software and hardware of far higher grade than general consumer gear.



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  Reply # 693936 1-Oct-2012 10:20 Send private message

Thanks Masterpiece, as you said it all comes down to cost. What DVD do you recommend?

Anyone in New Plymouth want their TV calibrated?




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  Reply # 694294 1-Oct-2012 15:36 Send private message

Masterpiece: Sorry eracode, but the meaning of calibration is to try and match the device with standards, by means of at minimum a calibration DVD or better, measurement probe and software.

Using settings found on the web just make it different, and chances are not very accurate.

Ping182nz, I can do it, the trick is getting to you for reasonble cost, New Plymouth or any of the areas not near the main centres are costly travel wise.
Do you know of anyone in your region who also would like a calibration, to share the travel?

Anyway, You can start with calibration DVD, but to be realistic although they have lots of useful reference images to do various tests, they won't be able to set CMS or greyscale and gamma. For this you ideally need a measurement probe. I use measurement probes, software and hardware of far higher grade than general consumer gear.


I found someone who had done what you are suggesting ("matched the device with standards, by means of at minimum a calibration DVD or better, measurement probe and software") and then posted their resulting settings. What's wrong with that?

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  Reply # 694296 1-Oct-2012 15:39 Send private message

Every TV is different and I mean in the same model and production time. If they all came out of the factory with identical pictures then there would be no need for calibration. You put two identical TV's next to each other and set everything exactly the same and you will have two different looking pictures.







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  Reply # 694304 1-Oct-2012 15:45 Send private message

Nety: Every TV is different and I mean in the same model and production time. If they all came out of the factory with identical pictures then there would be no need for calibration. You put two identical TV's next to each other and set everything exactly the same and you will have two different looking pictures.


Good answer Nety - thanks. I get it now.

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  Reply # 694337 1-Oct-2012 16:22 Send private message

Yep what he said.

For DVD(BD), which come with knowledge


HD Basics
Spears and Munsil

Free which comes with no Knowledge(hence free)
AVSforum download and burn to disk.

The caveats are, they are basic in what settings you can reasonably adjust, although the quality ones come with other test material for specific uses.

This is a field of you get what you pay for, cal disks are $50 ish or free, the basic calibration probe and software is roughly $500~$1000, my gear, tally is about $20000ish

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  Reply # 694343 1-Oct-2012 16:29 Send private message

Nety: Every TV is different and I mean in the same model and production time. If they all came out of the factory with identical pictures then there would be no need for calibration. You put two identical TV's next to each other and set everything exactly the same and you will have two different looking pictures.


To add to that, as they age, and usage hours increase, then differences can creep in over time as well.

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  Reply # 694364 1-Oct-2012 16:57 Send private message

ping182nz: Thanks Masterpiece, as you said it all comes down to cost. What DVD do you recommend?

Anyone in New Plymouth want their TV calibrated?





Even though I was advocating googling for settings (above) I do have the BD version of HD Basics which Masterpiece mentions above. Given the comments in this thread I will re-do our recently-new Samsung with the disc and the filters that came with it, i.e forget what I got on the 'net.

ping182nz: I would be happy to mail you my disc for week or so if you wish. PM me if you want it.

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