Originally Posted by sonoftumble
I don't think that Joel will want to be put in that somewhat awkward position. BB has to be one of his best clients.
Taking the class and passing the test to get certified is one thing.* BB has an army of calibrators. Some of them probably stink, while others do a good average job. I'm sure that there are also some that can handle advanced HDR stuff. With that said, I'm also certain that BB's business model frowns on someone spending all day tinkering to get that extra human imperceivable 1% delta error reduction.
Why would you say it's awkward? Either he vouches for what Best Buy does, or he doesn't. I suppose that I don't really have to ask because I already know the answer, he's got to vouch for Best Buy. And, implicitly, therefore, vouch for the calibrations of the TVs that a member mentioned earlier in the thread, that led to this diversion.
Well, I suppose this is all a bit too much elaboration, I was just speaking to that one comment, which referred to a specific Best Buy in San Francisco, where, for whatever reason, apparently somebody in the store had the wherewithal to perform potentially accurate calibrations on TVs that are hanging on the wall.
Maybe, just maybe, this is a sign of a knowledgeable calibrator, that they would bother to calibrate TVs in the store? I don't really know, and don't really need to discuss it any further unless people want to, because it all gets dithered away when you get to Internet style of debate. It takes too many words and nothing goes anywhere.
*Trivia... Before you get THX certified, you have to not only pass a test, you have to show you have the gear needed to do the job right, and you have to perform 10 field calibrations and send the reports back to make sure the result meets standards.