Originally Posted by JukeBox360
Originally Posted by sheshechic
D-Nice's panel prep bring the panel closer to what his was before calibration but it can't be exactly
the same. We all know that most people don't follow it to a T either.
This is obvious. The entire point is for his settings to match as closely as possible to what he's actually seeing. Everyone knows no two panels are the same. Hence settings don't always look the best on other sets. The main point in sharing settings should be more of a reference vs followed to the T. D-nice provides a way to get as close to what he has as possible.
This is all basic knowledge that I didn't think I'd have to get into. Either I failed to be clear on what I was saying or people basically look to into something so they can be the wise one.
Maybe shared settings should be a starting point for people but they actually aren't for most, not even for most people who post here, and there are a lot more people than that looking for settings. That's why I have a problem with people who put on airs of a professional and/or who don't make it clear how they arrived at their numbers.
Where D-Nice's settings are concerned the procedure should be followed exactly. He is a professional and his intentions are much greater than most of those who share their numbers. In addition, the results are much better. Whether someone "likes" them or not is beside the point, since a good number of people just don't like an accurate picture for various reasons. IMO, it's a shame that we have so many people on AVS who have so little respect for the science of calibration, who have been doing it well for so long and who come here to share, educate and help. I have great respect for those who help others learn to calibrate and encourage their desire to learn. I have little respect for those who read a few articles and wiki, check out a few threads, then come here with puffed out chests to misinform, misdirect and scare people. What I deplore even more are those who choose to argue with professionals for reasons that seem to be nothing more than pride. Because of them and their groupies we have lost a great deal.
Now, D-Nice's settings indicate which can be used without running the slides. If someone wants to know why then I suggest doing a little reading. However, there is one reason that will be hard to find- some people just cannot follow directions (for various reasons), some people encourage them, and then some of those people blame the results on D-Nice. pfffft! I guess you see that as being no big deal, well, if you saw some of the comments and their attitude toward him you'd know that it's not a small deal.
One last thing for those reading this. D-Nice's prep slides do not prevent IR or burn in! And please read your manual and check out the Help feature which is actually the manual we used to get with TVs. If you want to read it on line then look at the first or second post of this thread. BTW, there is a search feature, on this forum, that includes an advanced option.
Syphon was correct.
I'm going to get off my stump now.