Originally Posted by jjeff
Personally I'm very suspicious
of them.....if you look at the above quote(from post #1210) you can see the Pioneer label on the bottom of the TV. If this were the case these wouldn't be electronic screen shots but rather screen shots of the actual HDTV screen. Whenever I take a screen shot that way it looks just awful
You're right! These are actual PHOTOS of the HDTV itself, taken with a camera!
I'd noticed that the earlier shots were slightly "askew" (i.e. rotated slightly from pure rectangular orientation) but somehow discounted that to the manner in which they were attached or processed for uploading to a hosting site or something. Actually I think my mind just tried to come up with some semi-rational explanation or just neglected to fully process it, because I (like you) have NEVER EVER been able to photograph my HDTV and have it look like it looks to my own eyes. Either the color is off (no matter how I try to compensate in the camera white-balance settings) or it's not framed correctly by the camera and has to be cropped with Photoshop which then mandates re-compression to JPG which reduces its sharpness, etc.
So you've actually brought up what we should REALLY be discussing... namely how in the world did Urga "photograph" his HDTV and get it to look so good when those images were posted here? They are JPG, and presumably were cropped/recompressed from the original (NEF? raw of some kind? camera-produced JPG that were cropped and recompressed to second-generation JPG?).
So what's the trick to doing this so well?