Originally Posted by PrimeTime
Maybe, maybe not. I'm not sure how anyone is yet in a position to claim "very little variance" among production samples of a new, entry-level model.
It might be interesting to hear what the calibrator community has to say about this open-loop approach to calibration en masse.Maybe, but D-Nice isn't coming to your
house to calibrate your
set -- some other technician is.
It's not clear why one should perform a certain break-in regimen before dialing in a set of Service Menu compensations that are independent of that particular specimen. It's not as if you carefully aged your display, measured it and made corrections. This method dictates that you apply these offsets regardless of how your
display might be reacting to any preparation.
What Panasonic defines as an entry level display has absolutely nothing to do with vairance levels.
As far as differences between sets, I know more about how they are manufactured than anyone else on this forum besides Rysa4. I'm not going to endorse and tag my name to anything that I'm clueless on.
If you want proof of what a break-in procedure can do for a display when it comes to "sharing settings" feel free to visit the ControlCAL forum and look at those who have measured my settings on their displays (Pioneers) and see how close their measurments are to mine when they used the same break-in procedure I did
There are also a few members on AVS that have measured my settings on their sets (Pioneers). Member SOWK was the last...I think. Feel free to search for his posts or PM him for verification.
Regarding others in the ISF community....
Most still regard what they/we do as magic and think no one else can do it, so good luck in getting a real answer out of most of them. They will probably say that "Every display is different and requires different settings."
However, they fail to tell you that there is more than one way to hit x.3127 y.3290 across the grayscale on one set. So, yes each panel can end up with different settings, BUT
they don't always have to have different settings. You would be amazed at how many calibrators use my settings as a starting point and then do one
click here and there to get a particular panel to be 100%.
And please remember that my settings are never ment to be substitutes for a full blown calibrating. They will get you close to a full calibration, just not 100%.