Originally Posted by wase4711
well, I guess its like the guy who pays 150k for a new Bentley, then takes it to the dollar car wash to get it cleaned...Or the guy who spends a million bucks on a house, and doesnt bother to put furniture or landscapping on it..
Some folks feel that just making the purchase of high end things should suffice, and that these items dont need tweaking/maintainance/ upkeep..Usually, high end items need more upkeep/tweaking to them than lower end things do, just to ensure that you get all the features that you paid so much for to work to their fullest..
IF I bought a 150k Bently, all the seriving would for the most part be included. Washing that car and making it perform to it's fullest are two different things.
A one million dollar home already has great landscape, or at least it should. Furniture is necessary and its price is different.
My point is, if a high quality TV is sold, why should and why would the manufacturer state all the great things about this TV and NOT have it calibrated for the price one pays for it. There is NO WAY a Bently is gonna leave the showroom without it being in tip top shape. That is, it will be running at its best or it will be returned until it does.
Point one is, how nice of TV manufacturers to recognize their tv's can perform much better than when purchaced. How nice of them to recognize "calibrators". I suppose it's their way of adding to the economy.
Point two. Just because equipment to calibrate is expensive, and training is overpriced, does that mean calibrations should be overpriced?
I guess its hard for me to look at the price of calibration and know I would get charged more then my Doctor charges me.
I do agree that proper calibration can do wonders for a TV. I would never dispute that.
I just don't know why there is no competition in this field. Is it because there are not that many calibrators?
In the end, most of the ISF calibrators are very good and do know what they are doing. I just dont buy the arguement for the pricing.
Meanwhile, I know of a great computer you can buy. It has the fastest and best of the latest technology. After you buy it though, you are going to have to hire someone to adjust it so it does every thing we say it will do.
Computer = $2000.00
Adjustment = $400.00
I hope you read the above the way it was intended. I wrote it as a calm discussion and NOT out of anger, or chip on my shoulder. At one time I owned a SONY 34xbr wide screen. I had it calibarted and it did look better.