Originally Posted by Mr Paw
He said that people's obsession with breaking in the panel before calibration were unwarranted with today's technology. He said if it makes you feel better to run slides for 300 hours go ahead but improvements that people are seeing over time are really just their eyes getting used to what they are seeing.
Thanks for reporting and glad you had a good experience and I am sure Mr Chen will forget more about calibration that I will ever learn... but its not my eyes "getting used to the panel" ..."slides or content"... "breakin" ...."curing" etc... my picture has changed noticeably for the better over about my ~500 hours using the presets so something is changing.
By the way I have plugged in some of the other setting and have decent results... noticed that they are starting to converge i.e. THX Cinema and S&V settings are looking quite similar these days... even testing with WOW...
I keep reading... don't use others calibration settings because everyone's panel is different
... well by using that logic...the presets are just pre-set calibrations setting so wouldn't they be different on everyone's set too? So what's the point of using them? And yet we just read from the Pro that THX Cinema is really close +/- 5% on most sets he has measure...... that means to me similar calibration numbers should yield similar results.... so which one is it.?
I am sure a Pro Cal can really squeeze out the best PQ you can get for your individual / exact set, but seems from what MR Chen saying using someone else's numbers, assuming that you are in the statistical medium of the performance response, that you ought to be within 5% or so of the the calibrated set.
BTW I do expect outliers... but really do we think that each of these panels are soooo different with respect to PQ / Response?
Man...probably just stirred the pot good!... but it seems you can not have it both ways, either the sets are fairly repeatable with pre-sets or cal numbers or they are not.
Anyways ... love my picture... will continue to doddle with other's setting WOW S&M etc...then maybe get pro cal some day.
Feel Free to ignore the Ramblings of an Amateur.