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I have a Sharp Aquos Quattron 920un and looking for calibration settings. I am considering purchasing a calibration kit as I want to get the best pic out of my screen but figured I'd reach out here first. I tried some that have already been posted in other forums but I'm not 100% satisfied. Settings for gaming, sports and bluray would be appreciated if anyone out there was able to get quality that blows them away.
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I have a Sharp Aquos Quattron 920un and looking for calibration settings. I am considering purchasing a calibration kit as I want to get the best pic out of my screen but figured I'd reach out here first. I tried some that have already been posted in other forums but I'm not 100% satisfied. Settings for gaming, sports and bluray would be appreciated if anyone out there was able to get quality that blows them away.

More helpful if you go to "Display Devices " main forum page; look for lcd displays.
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I have a Sharp Aquos Quattron 920un and looking for calibration settings. I am considering purchasing a calibration kit as I want to get the best pic out of my screen but figured I'd reach out here first. I tried some that have already been posted in other forums but I'm not 100% satisfied. Settings for gaming, sports and bluray would be appreciated if anyone out there was able to get quality that blows them away.

Using another's calibration settings is hit and miss, as you've seen. The basic reason is that the mfr tolerances vary from tv to tv as well as the conditions under which the tv was calibrated. You're best to get a calibration disk such as AVD HD709, DVE, Spears and Munsil, etc and perform and Accurate Picture Adjustment yourself. It's not a calibration unless you use meters but it can result in a definite improvement in pq and close to an actual calibration.
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Using another's calibration settings is hit and miss, as you've seen. The basic reason is that the mfr tolerances vary from tv to tv as well as the conditions under which the tv was calibrated. You're best to get a calibration disk such as AVD HD709, DVE, Spears and Munsil, etc and perform and Accurate Picture Adjustment yourself. It's not a calibration unless you use meters but it can result in a definite improvement in pq and close to an actual calibration.

Thanks for the timely response. Do you know anything about the Spyder 3tv calibration products? Seems like my only option is to do it myself which I would rather do than pay someone to come in and have to get someone in later on when I purchase another display.
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Thanks for the timely response. Do you know anything about the Spyder 3tv calibration products? Seems like my only option is to do it myself which I would rather do than pay someone to come in and have to get someone in later on when I purchase another display.

Unfortunately I do not so someone else will have to handle that question.
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Thanks for the timely response. Do you know anything about the Spyder 3tv calibration products? Seems like my only option is to do it myself which I would rather do than pay someone to come in and have to get someone in later on when I purchase another display.

Learning to calibrate on your own is a great way to potentially save money over time if you have the time to learn, however keep in mind that a professional will have gear much more expensive and accurate than what you would most likely buy as a DIY'er. Case and point, the Spyder 3tv is a relatively inexpensive probe, but its accuracy is hit or miss by a wide margin, and it may or may not play nicely with your display. It really depends on your budget - i.e. what you're willing to spend on your own gear/calibration vs hiring a pro - and how often you plan on buying/calibrating new displays.

Another option to consider is buying just the software and then renting a better probe only when you want to perform a calibration; this would give you access to a much more accurate probe at a small fraction of its regular price.

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Another option to consider is buying just the software and then renting a better probe only when you want to perform a calibration; this would give you access to a much more accurate probe at a small fraction of its regular price.

where can you rent a spectro?
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where can you rent a spectro?


Here's one source that is quite reliable: http://www.hippotechsolutions.com/?page_id=15

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where can you rent a spectro?

I believe SpectraCal also rents the ColorMunki spectro as well.

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I believe SpectraCal also rents the ColorMunki spectro as well.

Only for their Calman customers I believe.

Also for the Wilson you can look into the free calibration software called ColorHCFR in this forum. Download it - its a bit antiquated but should be good for a beginner and you can order instead of the Spyder3 - order the Display2LTwhich is a much better meter and can be had at the same or close to the same price if you search on ebay.

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Many options that I'll need to consider. Thank you for the assistance.
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