Turn off all enhancements, turn off the sharpness, take the color out of the picture and adjust brightness for the blacks, slide the contrast up until you get nice bright highlights, put the color back in.
Or, you can hand the guy from best buy $199 to do the same...
I do not agree. I have seen some make the display much worse than OTB.
I can see that happening. I have limited experience with seeing BBY calibration results, but what I've seen has been okay, and better than OTB anyway. I did the BBY training(it was amusing), and it wouldn't surprise me at all that someone who was not interested in learning additionally on their own and didn't really care at all about their work could easily make this worse. :/
...this is pretty despicable, even for them.I've never heard of TVs needing calibration to save power like that.I can't say how many TVs have decent component inputs, though. I just know on my high-end Sony that it really makes no difference.
You're wrong on this actually. Changing the TV setting from Vivid/Dynamic to Movie/Cinema modes alone will save plenty of power and prolong the life of the LCD, and that is part of the calibration. The sad part is, depending on the calibrator they use, some might actually set your display to Vivid/Dynamic mode.