Originally Posted by davidjschenk
Aye, true enough--finding the problems to be fixed is the best first move. But what I was referring to is that it does seem a bit odd and backward for someone to be looking forward to the whole business of needing
to do such calibrations on his/her expensive new display. The normal expectation is that such a person would look forward to getting a display that had no problems in need of fixing.
Certainly, I wish that the 81s didn't have any of these issues at all, but I'm confident I'll find a way to work around them to my own satisfaction and, because I've been waiting on this thing for so long now, I have a geeky excitement over the prospect of spending long late hours all the way into pre-dawn, tweaking my new display until I find I cannot remember how to blink (you know the feeling, I assume).
Yeah, been there done that, and I'll do it again. I spent 80 hours calibrating my projector.
The green and blues just weren't right. I should have taken some equipment home from work, but then it's no fun
To most people there are no issues with the set that they choose. They buy a set because something caught thier eye when they saw it. I sounds like the 81s can have a strong impact to the people who are not looking for artifacts or issues. If you were a regular joe blow then you wouldn't be in this forum and you would look at your new 81 and say "WOW, look at how that image sparkles." then you would see a halo around a star and say "It's so bright I can see halos, WOW". Then you CRANK the color, because you can, and say "HOLY $H!T !! Look at how vibrant the colors are"! WHEEEEEEEEE
I think that it is o.k. for people to enjoy thier set the way that they want. I, personaly, sit back and quietly laugh at the whole thing because a lot of people have no idea what they are missing in crushed blacks, pink/orange reds, blown out highlights and color temperatures that might look good in a very cold room (blue). But that's just me.
The people who make these great movies that we watch nit pick about EVERY DETAIL in every shot and I'd like to enjoy the time and effort that they put in. I'm hoping the 81 will be everything Idjiit says it is when I finally get to see one. If not, it's on to the 71. I'm looking forward to hearing what your thoughts are on this set. From when you open the box to just before you can't blink anymore
. Keep us informed.