Originally Posted by PaulInParkSlope
I found this quote interesting...
Thanks, I do appreciate the help since I am not as familiar with this place as the long timers are. But didnt I do exactly what you say in bold above?
I'm in the thread dedicated to my make and model. And while I understand copying isnt perfect, it is a starting point as others have said
And I would love to try a DVD Calibrartion tool, but
a.) With Movies on Demand everywhere, I don't even own a DVD
b.) does a DVD calibration even help me with my Cable STB?
Based on what I read in that other thread, I would say you agree that it doesnt
What I need is a cable TV channel that helps me calibrate. I would even "pay for view". But I dont really know of one. Do they exist? Maybe this is next great unexplored frontier for you Calibration professionals.
Your post fits within the bold section you highlighted from my quote. However, as with many misapplications of isolated data in public forums, you ignored the complete context of the thread. Please go to the LCD owner's sub section of the forum to seek the swapping of settings: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...ysprune=&f=166
Yes, copying others' work is a starting point. So are the factory defaults. Neither condition is reliably accurate for your specific display, in your individual viewing environment conditions, with your chosen signal source devices.
Studying an optical disc tutorial program will provide an education on the basic behavior of displays, the various picture adjustment controls, and expose the viewer to more correct image content. The user will get a general familiarity with how a video image should appear. That education will better enable adapting to general image adjustment requirements for other signal sources and video programs by eye. Simply swapping settings doesn't provide an education.
agree that studying a calibration disc would not help you adjust your display for your cable box. You misunderstood what I said in the linked thread. To be more clear, let me say that the behavior of an optical disc player will not be identical
to a cable set top box, nor will the test signals on the disc be identical
to cable TV programs. However, as I stated in the previous paragraph, there definitely is benefit to investing in the practical education
that disc tutorials provide.