I am here to report that if you plan on getting your 9G Elite proffesionally calibrated:
#1- GET THE ISF MODES ACTIVATED
#2- GET THE ISF MODES ACTIVATED
#3- GET THE ISF MODES ACTIVATED!
Ok, now that I got that off my chest, let me tell you what an AMAZING job the Godfather himself, yes D-NICE, pulled out of my Pro-111 when he calibrated it this weekend. (No, that last sentence was not a typo
) First on the agenda was "Pure mode" and so you know pre-calibration, I've been using D-Nice's current/updated settings which I applied after running the break in DVD for the recommended 150 hrs with about 5-10% of those 150 hrs being normal tv viewing. (So I basically followed the break in proccess to a T.)
That being said, after D set up his calibration equipment to my panel and got the readings/measurements on his lap top of my set pre-calibration... he was almost stunned at the results. The damn thing was already D65 with his reference settings alone
!! He attempted to make what was already perfect even more but it was almost pointless since any little tweak he made would not even be visibly noticeable. Dont believe what Im telling you, then wait till you see the calibration reports.
I mean it was just rediculous at how dead on his reference settings were on my panel and should truly prove, especially to all those non believers, that following the break in procedure to a T as he recommends along with his reference settings will get you damn close to D65, if not dead on like in my case.
All right so on to my favorite part the activating of the ISF modes. When the ISF modes are activated and calibrated there's really NO reason to watch it in any other modes. I promise! Not only does what you see look superior from a visual stand point than any other mode but what you see is supported with cold hard facts that nothing gets more accurate. Again dont believe me then wait till you see the cal reports for my panel.
All I could think about after D was done calibrating the ISF modes was, exactly what he entitled his review of the 111 "PERFECTION"
. The ISF modes over Pure gave me a punchier picture, added detail, added depth, added shadow detail, perfect colors and a big ol'
to top it off. It's essentially Pure mode on steriods if you will. Anyway I really cant say enough about it and I cant say enough about the great D-Nice.
The man is one of the nicest people you'll meet (no pun intended
). What I was really impressed with was how down to earth he was and how never once does he make you feel like your not at his level. He's extremly genuine and is more than happy to spend as much time as possible answering any question you have and making sure you are happy with the end result. The man is thorough and a straight up perfectionist when it comes to the art of calibrating a television.
Lastly, as all here can attest to, D-Nice's generousity really speaks for itself when you consider how much he's contirbuted and helped so many (free of charge) in the forum and outside the forum. Your a real class act D and thank you so much for bringing out the beast in my 111!
*BTW D, I'll have you do the honors of presenting everyone with my calibration reports...Time to silence all those non-believers