Originally Posted by windstrings
Chris... I respect your enormous number of post... "almost 16000 now" and I"m sorry so many are closed to any view but their own... While everyone pats each other on the back and tells each other how wonderful they are, I will save everyone the trouble of placing me on their kill file and I will unsubscribe from this thread.... there are just too many Geniuses out here to learn anything or hear a differing point of view or taste.
This is a complete straw-argument, a tactic you seem to continue to revert to.
I am sorry, but the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the International Telecommunications Union, among other bodies, are who establish and standardize video formats and their attributes. The idea that I am somehow "closed minded" by advocating adherence to these global standards is preposterous. That EVERY SINGLE piece of video and audio content on DVD or blu-ray, or broadcast is created in studios that go to enormous lengths and expense to follow these standards and indeed many that are geared specifically for the studio that consumers largely don't even know about(such as wire timing specs, etc) goes pretty far in shaming your assertion that somehow this is being "closed minded." The fact that you are ignorant of all of this infrastructure and decades of progress on the standardization front doesn't make myself or anyone else who you stumble across for the first time "closed-minded." That's absolutely ridiculous.
I am not closed minded by believing that the Meter is the international unit of measure of distance/length. If you think I am, then I have no further intelligent response to such absurdity. And that's really the claim you're making.
Frankly, you are being closed minded since you neither understand nor appreciate the dedication and purpose of these bodies and their standards. You are ignorant of the ENORMOUS strides in content delivery and content quality that their work affords us as end-users. So how you could POSSIBLY call me or anyone else here "closed-minded" for continuing to chase the bleeding edge of technology and image quality, and attempting to achieve the very best that is possible in imaging today, is simply farsical.
This seems to be a social club more than a learning center.
I respectfully appreciate everyone that has attempted to help me understand and "to understand".
Everyone can go back to business as usual.
And this is both inherently contradictory ("it's not a learning center" "thank you for helping me understand"), and actually kind of insulting. You realize that there are dozens of enthusiasts, DIY calibrators, and professional calibrators on this forum who spend their time learning and sharing how to go about achieving the best possible image on your TV. Neither myself, nor any of the many on this forum who spend an inordinate amount of time doing this get a cent from it. And for those who make a living doing calibrations, for them to give away a great deal of understanding and knowledge and experience to help the DIY enthusiast when they could very fairly be paid for the same work, it's all the more insulting that you insinuate that nobody is here to share knowledge and teach others.
The amount of knowledge gathered here in threads, posts, FAQs, and archived threads is staggering.
So before you insult me for having a high post count, perhaps you should realize that there are a large number of those posts dedicated to helping others and teaching what I do know about video.
Perhaps if you shifted your attitude away from an uninformed, closed-minded, and indeed insulting one, you might actually learn something.