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I have a Sharp LC-LE60832U and other LCD and Plasma's in the house and I just had a professional calibration done today on my Sharp but after he was completely done and was looking at the picture I felt like it was way too dim, I asked him about it and he said that I was so use to having the contrast and backlight on my HDTV's so high that now the proper way to view the picture will seem too dim and it would take me a week to get my eye's use to it. This is the first time I have ever had a pro calibrate any of my tv's and was wondering if anyone else has ever felt the same way as I am now after calibration

For example my Sharp has the backlight settings from -16 to +16 and the contrast from -40 to +40

I had backlight +3 and contrast +35

Now he set it to backlight -5 and contrast +20

That's a HUGE difference
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You didn't get it calibrated by Best Buy, did you?
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No not Best Buy
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No not Best Buy

do you have a calibration report you can post? do you know what light output was targeted (100% white reading in fL or cdm)?
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I didn't get no report. Was I suppose to? All I got was a bill for the service...lol...
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The culprit could be the white temperature that the calibrator was shooting for. Most of the intensity in LED TVs is in the blue range.
The TVs are shipped with a non-linear white temperature that gets progressively more blue as the brightness increases.
The linear range for the white balance is at a much lower intensity setting. I wish they had a halogen backlight!
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I had backlight +3 and contrast +35
Now he set it to backlight -5 and contrast +20
That's a HUGE difference
I wouldn't really call it a "huge" difference. Not knowing Sharp, but judging by the numbers supplied, your settings might of been high in the first place.

First off, what are the room conditions? Windows, which way do they face, wall color, curtains, blinds or drapes?
Also, what are the default settings for standard, movie & expert?

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