Originally Posted by Sonyboy
I had pure mode calibrated on my 500m about 6 months before I installed the ISF patch. After having isf day and night professionally calibrated, I still love pure mode. Isf night is very close and I use it quite often, but pure mode is just an incredibly accurate mode. Once you get accustomed to it, it's hard not to love it.
Originally Posted by blb1215
I have a 600M - patched and calibrated pure, isf day and isf night charts all look extremely accurate. The only difference I can tell is the light output for each mode. Is there anything else that is different between Pure mode and the ISF modes calibrated? Do the ISF modes add anything that could or should be noticeable as far as not being as "pure" as Pure Mode? Is the calibrated Pure Mode technically the most accurate?
I have a 500M and have always considered getting it calibrated because I have heard numerous people talk about how awesome the ISF modes are but I just have a hard time justifying the $300-400 when it already looks really good. I'm sure it would look better and I am curious to how it would look afterwards but it looks great now. Looking at a couple of these recent posts, it appears some people still like Pure mode over ISF so that makes me wonder if I should bother spending the money to get it calibrated. I am looking to get a bigger screen for my dedicated HT room so I feel like it would probably be better money spent to put the money I would use on calibrating the 500M and get a nicer tv for the HT room. I love my 500M but it is too small for a HT room. I wish I could get a 60" or 65" plasma just like the 500M
. I guess I will just have to check out the top models of the other brands once the time comes to purchase a new larger TV.
On another note, before I got my 500M I had a 5020 (sold it to my Dad once I got the 500M
). Out of the box the 5020 was sort of yellowish (especially the whites). Being able to adjust the temperature would have fixed this but the 5020 did not have this capability so I decided to spend the money to get the set calibrated because I was disappointed with the colors of the TV. D-Nice calibrated the set and it looked awesome after he got done so I know how much calibrating a TV can help. I think a lot of this is due to the fact that the 5020 wasn't very accurate out of the box though and my 500M in Pure mode seems really good already so I don't know if I would notice as much of a difference.