I have owned Sony Bravia 52" XBR3 LCD now for a little over one year. I assumed my colors were spot on and everything visually looked correct. That was until I was playing a friend online with xbox 360 and we had a conversation about the colors of an object in the game we were playing. Oddly, enough I said something was pinkish and they said it was dark red. This was an indicator to me immediately that my color might be off. I spoke to a few others and they all confirmed this. It strikes me as odd that dark red would show up as pink, this would indicate my screen is heavily washed out... however everything looks vibrant and my dark to light contrast seems amazing?!?
Can anyone recommend a color calibration solution that works for LCD screens. Perhaps in a blu ray format (not really required) I have heard there is a couple of the "go to" calibration dvd's from years past ("Digital Video Essentials" and "AVIA") but they fall short for this modern generation cause they have you adjusting things that arnt really important in hdtv's and you are forced to sit there through all the menus. I was curious if anyone has an HDTV or LCD color calibration dvd (or hi def) disc they can recommend. I figured I'd ask here cause my google just keeps turning up the norm... "Digital Video Essentials" and "AVIA".. are these 2 really the only ones worth buying? Does blu ray get left out in the cold on HD calibration discs, cause I only see a HD DVD flavor of essentials?
Thanks in advance for your help!