Originally Posted by stewa
Keep in mind that if you don't like a picture with D'Nice's settings (or something fairly close to it) you may be disappointed with calibration results.
I don't agree.
D-Nice is providing a starting point. Every set is different, and a professional calibration by a qualified and talented individual is the best way to get an individual set to perform to it's full capability.
On the other hand I agree.
If someone likes what they see in a typical BB showroom, and they are not able to acquire new tastes in video viewing, then a professional calibration may not a good investment.
Our 6010, with D-Nice's reference settings, had a little too much red. I didn't use any of the suggested SM changes. After UMR's calibration, faces are more natural, and have finer detail in skin texture. Yellow is really yellow, etc.
Since I'm not addicted to cartoon like exaggerated colors, I'm happy with our calibrated set. In fact, it's brighter and punchier.
There are people in South East Asia who have lived for many generations on boats. When then come ashore they get "land" sick due to the lack of movement. Some of them might adapt to living on land if they stayed there long enough. Likewise there might be people who have lived so long with OTB CRT sets with "showroom" settings, that they would get "land sick" if exposed to a calibrated set.