Originally Posted by aaronwt
I have Eliab coming out this Friday.
Cool, let us know how it goes, and maybe some before/after shots.
Originally Posted by turingmachine
The blacks do look better, and there is more "room" at the top and bottoms of the gray scales, i.e. you could see all of the different grayscale values instead of the last two or three settings blend into each other.
The manual focus did a signifigant amount to "crispen up" the image. But it was more apparent when looking at the test image of what looked like a two centimeter square grid, and it seemed sort of like getting rid of the jaggies by anti-aliasing, but it was that the image was that much crisper. Although, it took Eliab looking at the screen from two or three inches to determine it needed it. And it appeared to be not just overall focus, but just different areas? Thats what it appeared to be watching Eliab working. If you have him over, get a large mirror if he does want to adjust the focus. He has his arm up to the shoulder in the guts of the TV, and needs to see the screen image as he works.
But the results were impressive. nothing concrete or great at any one stage (although the yellow and green color values were slightly and very much so out of spec when he started).
I like the amount of detail available and the depths of the blacks, at the low setting for the LED engine. And he did mention that if in a year or two that the picture seemed to lose detail and get darker, it would just be a matter of bumping up from low to medium.
Good to hear. I know he does great work, very experienced in these sets. It's encouraging to hear about this focus adjustment in various areas of the image. Perhaps that is causing the "convergence" issues or pixel ghosting some users are seeing, especially when using as a computer screen.
I'd really like to get my set calibrated, just can't really justify the $400+ dollars to extract a few extra percent in performance out of it right now. I'm happy with it as is, (although if I could see a post calibrated set right next to mine, maybe I would change my tune), so I guess I will just live with it.