i'm really happy to see auto calibration hit the video side of things. the auto-eq's on receivers have forever changed what i now expect, and i'm sure once these are ironed out, the same will be true. the difference between calibrated and un-calibrated is quite obvious to me(and i imagine most enthusiasts), but the difference between a full-day manual calibration and a quick automatic one is negligible for me.
the only thing that's missing from this, is the whole thing being part of the package. Unfortunately, i don't expect good light meters to ever be as cheap as the mic's packaged in with receivers for their auto-eq's, so this might be the most logical way of doing it. i just hope that we can see some 3rd party support as well, so maybe the current meters and programs we're used to can be supported as well. i mean, i'm an enthusiast, but i'm also a cheap diyer. and the idea of buying a calman kit, while i have a perfectly good meter already makes it a tough sell. guess it depends on the pricing, but i don't imagine it'll be that cheap.
great for those who have wanted calibrations but haven't jumped into to purchasing a meter yet. if i hadn't, and i liked these tv's enough to buy one, i'd definitely be budgeting for the calman kit as well
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC(Enby), PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One