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People have actually MEASURED video displays using settings from a different sample of the same display that was properly calibrated first. There is only a 4% chance of doing better with copied settings compared to simply using best choices from the user menu... like selecting cinema or movie mode, selecting the color temperature that is closest to white (often Warm2), etc.
How do you KNOW the settings you copied years ago were better than what you were using before you used the copied settings? You have nothing to measure with. Some people get psychological satisfaction from using settings someone else provides after a calibration, but in the real world, it does not work. Every panel is different, every circuit board is different. Every component on every circuit board has a specified tolerance, usually +/- 10% or +/- 20% depending on the type of component. All those tolerances "add up" and cause slightly different results for every display. The only way to know you have an accurate display is to measure it. Either with your own equipment or by hiring a professional calibrator.
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