Originally Posted by Michael TLV
Peter, the video series that you subscribe to already answers this question for you.
As well as this article.
All based on the mantra ... "The marketing of a TV set has nothing to do with providing accurate images; it has everything to do with selling more TVs."
Perhaps my previous comments have been flavoured by my experiences calibrating my new TV.
It is a Sharp Aqueous LC-60LE651K which is an Edge Lit LED LCD which does not have a CMS.
Out of the box it is in display mode (very high color temp) and changing it to home mode still gives a 100% white temperature approaching 8K.
Gamma varied from 1.8 in an 'S' shape up to 2.7 with massive dE values at many of the stimulus percentage points.
Colors (apart from green) were equally inaccurate despite the single Colour control being accurately set.
Brightness and Contrast were close but Brightness control is too coarse.
Calibrating via my Duo using both Calman and Chromapure was easy giving excellent results in both cases (I use a gamma of 2.2).
The difference in PQ is alarming (I can use Duo bypass to view original state).
This is now such a good panel (according to both my softwares and my eyes).
Having produced a panel that can give such excellent results it seems that Sharp have been determined to make the panel as far away from its capabilities as they can.
Such a shame, I'm sure Sharp are not alone in this respect but perhaps the Display manufacturers are right and accurate calibration is just a state of mind that makes us feel smug.
Maybe we should consider changing our standards to the higher standards the manufacturers think we like?
After all, probably more than 90% of the viewing population seems to prefer it if the Display manufacturers are to be believed?