Originally Posted by heatwave3
I think that's the question however I didn't exactly ask it correctly. Do most folks that shelled out for a professional ISF calibration find that they are still watching their sets in ISF Day, Night or Auto or over time have they found themselves migrating back to the non-ISF viewing modes and manually adjusting their sets to what they find to be a better personal viewing experience?
If there were a way to poll folks on that question we would get a sense of what % of those that got their sets calibrated, actually got value from the effort.
Although I've not yet had my 151 professionally calibrated, I did get ControlCAL some time ago and used a modified version of D-Nice's settings for the ISF modes. The ISF modes look so much better than the other modes that now I do all
my viewing in the ISF modes.
Back in 2000 I bought what was then a highly rated CRT based RPTV (Toshiba 40H80). I did what tweaks I could without any measuring equipment(DVD Essentials disc, AVIA DVD, disabled SVM, service menu level adjustments, etc.) and thought the picture looked great!
Some time later I decided to use some bonus money to get a professional calibration based on comments I was reading on these forums. I was a bit nervous and wondered if I would really notice much difference. I had Gregg Loewen do the calibration and I was not disappointed; the picture looked so much better and more natural.
Based on that experience, and other comments on these threads regarding professional calibration on the 151, I plan on having my 151 professionally calibrated when I get enough hours on the set.
For reference, I prefer an accurate picture. Someone who prefers a more pumped up/hyper-real picture may not be thrilled with a professional calibration.