Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U
did this calibrator use a spectro? at least for profiling a colorimeter on each display being calibrated?
He was using the CS-1000 ($30,000) Meter, as well as the i!pro.
Had difficulties with both my LG 55LHXs. Started with mine - got nowhere. We went to bed to sleep on it. Awoke next day to find him working on the wife's 55LHX. When finished, transfered to mine. When finished, ran the S&M Demo to show me how good it looks. Told him that Demo looks good on everything, no matter what the settings. Then pulled up the Redhead on the DVE Blu-ray to check skin colour. Put THX stickers on all three of the calibrated LGs. Paid him and he left. (I'm 250 Miles from his home base)
After he left, I went around to each of the sets, and copied down the settings. (He hadn't left me any reports - e-mailed them to me later.) It was at this time that I found that THX wasn't too bad, but all the other modes were not. After viewing for a short period of time, found the Green on mine, and Golden on the wife's was now affecting the THX. Got pissed off, got in touch with him and he told me he had to calibrate my sets this way to meet spec. I've since then re-calibrated all these sets and they look Far Better than what I was left with. Also found when I compared the settings, he'd just transfered my wifes to mine, (With a couple transfer errors.) then worked with them. Both my sets are totally different, and you can't transfer settings.
The only good thing that came out of this was me being so pissed off, I was now more determined to calibrate my sets myself. This has been greatly helped with the New Calman 5, and the New Chromapure that now appear to be able to calibrate these sets properly.
Despite Mr Blackburns assertions, I do find the Pixel Washes do alleviate some problems, and I will always use them prior to a new calibration if it hasn't been done in awhile. (Currently Washing the wife's 47LH90 today, for calibration tomorrow. Wasn't allowed to be touched since we got it. (Wife says It looks fine, just leave it alone! Today, can you fix the Orange People?))