Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd
Explain what issues you would see by mapping the REC.709 content to colors outside of the REC.709 container but within the capabilities of the display.
If I shot a picture of grass and a lake with a high quality camera, and viewed on a high quality display, I would expect it to look the same as the real life grass, sky and water.
By your logic it would be superior if it came out looking different than reality, with more pop and colours outside of gamut.
Those in favour of following reference standards are trying to keep things looking real. Granted, anyone involved in the production of a film may decide that they do NOT want a scene looking like the reality which was shot and apply filters, processing and CG. But without sticking to some kind of standard, you're still not even seeing what they intended.
I get what you've been promoting here, but the thing I really loved about my Panasonic plasma I calibrated myself, for instance, was that it was like looking through a window into the other room where real people were on the other side talking. No artificial boost, or pop, or non-standard colours; no motion processing, SOE or weird effects. Just people, plants and animals that look like the real thing.
My tendency towards calibration comes from my adoption of colour managed workflow in photography.