Originally Posted by RyanHomsey
If you're interested in learning to calibrate, which it seems like you are, this is a fantastic set to do it with.
We agree, but I want Dayton to know that it's not as simple as we're making it look.
And I have a story, which I was going to post separately, but this is as good a segue as any.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY!
My wife is a retired graphic designer, so she's very aware of color. Though she has never understood my constant fiddling with the settings of the various sets we've had, she has been very aware of the difference between what we watch at home and what she sees elsewhere.
A few days ago, I was going to see if there was much difference for daytime viewing between increasing the gamma vs. increasing brightness/contrast. I reset the picture to movie defaults (for the hundredth time
), changed auto to off, color space to custom. Nothing else.
That was during the day, so I played around (again
) with Room EQ Wizard. After dinner, once it got dark, I started to set everything up for HCFR, and my wife said, "Wow, that's a great picture!"
Needless to say, I haven't bothered changing anything since, and have no desire (at the moment) to take out the meter and remeasure.
I think most people will be quite happy with this set with very minor tweaks. The "rabbit hole" of calibration is a deep one. It's not that expensive, but it can be a real time-suck. And it has to be dark, so you're going to be up late!
For now, I'm leaving the set as is. And I think Dayton may want to see how it looks before decides how involved he wants to get with calibrating.