Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
Exactly. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
I wish I didn't know a lot of things about the a/v topic that I never used too.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
Originally Posted by CSonntag
Very true. I was visiting my parents in California this past weekend, and noted that my Dad's Sony (a 4-year old E42A10) had a slight yellow stain in the center of the screen. Of course, I immediately pointed it out to him, and he really couldn't see it, until I was able to find a white scene, then WHAM...he sees it, and couldn't STOP seeing for the rest of the weekend! Until my visit, he loved his tv!
I also looked at AVSForum to verify that his model is included in the Sony replacement program, and sure enough it is. So he called, and is awaiting his email offer. Bottom line, my knowledge turned out to be a blessing for him, as he had no idea he could get a brand new tv for little or no money...but until then, he will continue to swear at that damn yellow stain!
Yes, he can probably get a free replacement.
I have a friend who is a stock trader, and he is so consumed by it, everything he sees (commercials, products, stores, etc) he equates to a stock. I was laughing at him the other day and my wife turned and looked at me and recited the "pot calling the kettle black" referring to how neurotic I am when it comes to displays.
If I go to a friend's house and see a poorly calibrated TV, I think nothing of asking them if I can adjust it. You can only imagine what happens what happens when I walk into Best Buy.
They have the "calibrated display" next to the "out of the box" display. I love tweaking the "out of the box" display to resemble the "calibrated one" when the salesman is not around. Then watch the customer's reactions when they can see the difference beetween the two.
So yeah, once you develop a good eye and see what a display is supposed to look like, you notice every imperfection.
I think I need therapy.