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Hey guys, im fairly new to these forums.
i need help calibrating my Sharp Aquos 42" LC-42D72U
I realize that there is alot of information about calibration on these threads but ive looked EVERYWHERE and i dont understand a thing. ive been researching about this for maybe two weeks now and i have no idea where to start.
i just want my tv to look better because as we all know, sharp factory settings SUCK.
thanks for any help given.
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Load one of your THX DVDS and go to the setup menu. It will guide you through the basics.

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how come people here dont use THAT??
i mean, there are all these complicating topics, why doesnt everyone just calibrate it with the THX?
btw, calibrating with THX will give me really reallyg ood quality?? will it be far improved from the factory settings?
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from my experience with THX calibration discs, it only calibrate to specifics movies to achieve the best in that specific movie. Or at least thats what it stated in the end of the Finding Nemo disc :P. That

Also, the tests in the THX disk are more of an "eye-ball it" style tests. They're great but no for perfectionists. But THX discs are still great place to start.
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how come people here dont use THAT??

Who knows?? Who cares? It is a valid albeit basic tool.
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calibrating with THX will give me really reallyg ood quality?? will it be far improved from the factory settings

It will give you accurate BTB and WTW levels and correct tint and saturation. The fundamentals.

Whether that is different than the defaults on your display is entirely dependent on your display.

Both of my projectors required no changes whatsoever (because they are effectively pre-calibrated) but my buddy's Samsung was a completely different story. Took us 20 minutes to shut off all the "automatic" settings which were keeping the set in "torch mode" before we could actually begin.

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I know it is a bit late, but I came across these for your set http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/c...lc-42d72u.html .
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