Originally Posted by umr
1. Nothing I would recommend.
2. Yes you can buy one.
Ok, Ok, now i'm beginning to understand. So, if I have this right, the following statement is true.
If an ISF Tech were to come out to my house to calibrate my non-elite Kuro, he would need to enter the Service Mode in order to access the RGB controls, which are they only controls, other than the accessible user menu, which would need to be adjusted in order to calibrate the TV?
Am i missing something?
So, are the non-elite PDP's just not capable of producing the color of the Elite series, and for that matter the other Elite capabilities, OR did Pioneer just limit the access to these controls to entice people to buy the Elite?
I'm still convinced that it's not worth the extra $1000...
In fact, i'm starting to think that paying $400 for someone to come out with 10's of thousands of dollars in equipment to play with the Brightness/Contrast/Color/Tint/Sharpness/DRE/Gamma/ColorTemp, etc on my TV for a few hours is a little extravagent.
Surely there must be more to this "calibration" thing?
I realize this might offend some people, and it is certainly not meant to do so, i'm simply trying to make sense of it all. I'm more than willing to be schooled in the ways of Video Calibration and "shown the light" as it were.... but from where I stand, i can't justify the need to A. Go Elite or B. Get your set calibrated.
Maybe if i saw a calibrated Elite and Non-Elite sitting side by side playing the same source... i might change my mind?
I might never know.
PS - i "found" a service manual. Not very exciting stuff. haha.