Originally Posted by somelogin
^^^ Wrong. You can get the general settings such as brightness and contrast, and really even saturation levels accurate with just the discs and when I do that, they are almost ALWAYS close to CNET settings, d-nice settings, etc... SO I know good and well it's close enough to draw some conclusions.
There's more to calibration than Brightness, Contrast and the main Color control (which mostly controls color luminance). There's also grayscale, gamma and color gamut (color luminance, saturation and hue), which there is no way you can calibrate with a disc alone.
I am going to get it calibrated once someone actually wants to do it for me, but I will likely use ISF day even in a dark room, based on what I've seen. I am not basing this off of one tv, but many, many tvs using settings by professionals. Again, I am not saying it's the same as MINE being professionally calibrated, so don't bother trolling, but when you use the same people's settings on countless tvs, you know good and well when there is undersaturation in every one of them, that a professional calibration is likely to do so, as well.
Until you've actually seen a professionally calibrated set, your opinion is essentially meaningless.
I really couldn't care less what you think of my credibility anyway. More people have complained about results of calibrations than have posted positively about them. If many people liked the results, I wouldn't have to be on this site trying unsuccessfully to get someone from another state to agree to doing it, as there would be plenty good ones in all states if the demand were high enough.
You're right about one thing, and one thing only. Not everyone likes what a calibrated picture looks like. What you and I like are probably not the same. However, this discussion is whether a professional calibration is worth it or not. Since you've never seen a calibrated display, how can you sit here and say that it's not worth it?
^ Wrong also. I know what calibrating does more than you do, which is the funny part. You just think that someone must have their own calibrated to know what the result is. They can't possibly see someone else's or read all the complaints, of course. Just like most majority opinions form this site, people want to be rude when someone disagrees with them.
Who are you replying to? I have been a DIY calibrator for a few years now. How is it possible that someone who has never seen a calibrated set can say they know more about calibration?
I'm not trying to be rude, simply stating facts. Someone who hasn't seen a calibrated set cannot give his opinion on whether a calibration is worth it or not, period.
Saying that CNET settings and d-nice settings are NOT "close" to what a calibration would be is just dumb. Assuming your panel isn't hugely different for some reason, it's not magically going to have HUGELY different color accuracy in one home compared to another!
You keep bringing up D-Nice and Cnet's settings in the same sentence, then you go on to say that there shouldn't be any differences between panels. Answer me this... how is it possible that D-Nice's settings and Cnet's settings are significantly different? They are not evenly remotely close. I'll answer it for you... it's because every panel is NOT the same. Not to mention the quality of the calibration and the accuracy of the meter used can create different settings.