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  # 456363 7-Apr-2011 13:07
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ilovemusic:
Why do you need accuracy for your work imaging but not for your TV ?

Guess it depends on whether you want realistic pictures or some fantasy world image.

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Checkout these samples...

http://www.mastercal.co.nz/ben01.html

http://www.mastercal.co.nz/about.html


Because people are paying me a bunch of money for high quality images, so they need to look great. TVs are just entertainment, doesn't really matter how they look.

I think those links make my case for me. The comparison images look identical to me, but i'm not on a high quality calibrated monitor right now so maybe there's a theoretical difference.

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  # 456365 7-Apr-2011 13:08
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Deev8:
timmmay: Why do people do calibration?


Perhaps it's because people who sell calibration disks tell them that it is necessary or worthwhile.

Why do people buy $100 HDMI cables?


This one sounds the most plausible to me!

 
 
 
 


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  # 456420 7-Apr-2011 15:05
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If it doesn't matter then why did you buy a decent TV instead of the cheapest DSE or Warehouse set ?

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  # 456424 7-Apr-2011 15:07
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Reliability, and quality. A reliable product and decent picture is important, but making sure greens are exactly the right green and shadow detail is spot on is really a trivial detail for entertainment.

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  # 456493 7-Apr-2011 18:02
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timmmay: but making sure greens are exactly the right green and shadow detail is spot on is really a trivial detail for my entertainment.


Edited for truth.

If the out of the box settings got you within a respectable range of the standard, then I wouldn't hold that above statement against you.

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  # 456497 7-Apr-2011 18:24
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Yeah fair call. Mine looks fine.

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  # 456602 7-Apr-2011 23:28
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I guess...
Why spend thousands on a TV then leave it on a setting that is designed to attract punters on the showroom floor? A showroom that is inherently lit quite a lot brighter than the typical lounge... where TV's are set to their brightest possible setting to stand out from their competitors.
Accuracy is key if you want people to look like... well... people. Not sunburnt (as they are on the current Samsung TV's), or blue, like the older LG's. Grass should look like grass, not something that seems to be glowing like its growing on a toxic waste site etc etc etc.
It doesn't have to be pixel perfect for me, but believable is the key.

And as an aside, other reasons to calibrate include less power consumption and longer panel life.

 
 
 
 


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  # 456635 8-Apr-2011 08:51
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Dunnersfella: I guess...
Why spend thousands on a TV then leave it on a setting that is designed to attract punters on the showroom floor? A showroom that is inherently lit quite a lot brighter than the typical lounge... where TV's are set to their brightest possible setting to stand out from their competitors.
Accuracy is key if you want people to look like... well... people. Not sunburnt (as they are on the current Samsung TV's), or blue, like the older LG's. Grass should look like grass, not something that seems to be glowing like its growing on a toxic waste site etc etc etc.
It doesn't have to be pixel perfect for me, but believable is the key.

And as an aside, other reasons to calibrate include less power consumption and longer panel life.


If any of those were true for a given set then yes calibration would be a good idea.

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  # 456808 8-Apr-2011 17:27
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If you really do want to buy a calibration disk, then make sure that you buy one made in New Zealand specifically for New Zealand viewing conditions.

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  # 456810 8-Apr-2011 17:33
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Here's a thought - if setting up your TV so that it looks right to you isn't good enough, presumably because your eyes aren't sensitive enough to detect the minor differences necessary to set it up just right, then what's the point?  Your eyes still aren't sensitive enough to notice the difference.

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Deev8: Here's a thought - if setting up your TV so that it looks right to you isn't good enough, presumably because your eyes aren't sensitive enough to detect the minor differences necessary to set it up just right, then what's the point?  Your eyes still aren't sensitive enough to notice the difference.


So who calibrates your eyes? (serious question).

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  # 456837 8-Apr-2011 19:45
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Deev8: If you really do want to buy a calibration disk, then make sure that you buy one made in New Zealand specifically for New Zealand viewing conditions.


Can you tell me what are New Zealand viewing conditions ? Would I need to get a Summer or Winter disk ?
And is it best to do this outside to get full benefit of NZ conditions. Undecided


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  # 457004 9-Apr-2011 13:51
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wmoore:
Deev8: If you really do want to buy a calibration disk, then make sure that you buy one made in New Zealand specifically for New Zealand viewing conditions.


Would I need to get a Summer or Winter disk ?


Good point.

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  # 457074 9-Apr-2011 20:27
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Many TV's will feature 'professional 1' or 'professional 2' settings, so you can calibrate the picture for daytime viewing, and also for viewing when you're watching a movie at night with the lights off...
Panasonic V, D, VT and GT models feature this, as do LG's!



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# 460488 19-Apr-2011 13:13
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hey guys so i managed to get the V20 for 1100 dollars (With a WIFI Antenna).now that's a bargain. i've had it for two weeks now and i'd have to say it lives upto its reputation as one of the best (IF not the Best) tv's released around 2010. all the others that i had a look at (LCD's Plasmas) does'nt even come close. and this thing easily thrashes competitors tv's within the same range that costs over 1500-2000. so cheers for the input. i still havent calibrated this thing (Factory modes are pretty amazing themselves) but i'll keep looking for a good setting to live with.

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