Originally Posted by RBFilms
Glad you are enying your optimized system...tell your friends...everyone should be Optimized...
Actually, you can't truly "optimize" your display with WOW. There is no way to calibrate grayscale, proper RGBYCM hues and saturations and gamma with this disc (and I would argue that these are THE most important aspects in display calibration", regardless of whether or not you have calibration equipment or not.
You can definitely adjust contrast and brightness with the given patterns, and the color and tint patterns are good for basic setup, but beyond that, this disc is extremely limited.
I tried calibrating my Epson 6100 with the WOW BD that I purchased. I then checked the results with ChromaPure and a Display LT colorimeter. Admittedly, the resulting image was watchable, but the gamma was off the map, grayscale was pretty poor, and the color gamut was way off.
Do I blame WOW for this? Hell no......because the WOW disc doesn't give a way to adjust these characteristics.
Nowhere on the disc are colorimeters or spectroradiometers and the like even mentioned.
I think WOW should have included 10-100 IRE windows, and Color patterns in it's Advanced section that would enable professionals and ambitious amateurs to use calibration equipment to accurately measure and calibrate their displays. These are things that DVE, and even the free AVSHD discs have. They have simple patterns (like on WOW) for folks who have no equipment so they can do a decent basic setup, but they also have advanced patterns for advanced calibrators.
Without advanced patterns for grayscale and correct RGBYCM color calibration, as far as I'm concerned, WOW is woefully incomplete. These patterns should have been included since you can't truly "optimize" your display without them.
Oh...and the WOW sharpness pattern is completely and utterly useless
. The other patterns on the WOW disc are pretty darned good for what they do, but that sharpness pattern is easily the worst I've ever seen, and I've used Avia, DVE (dvd, HD DVD and Blu-ray), GetGray (DVD) and AVSHD (HD DVD and Blu-ray). All of these discs have sharpness patterns that completely put WOW's to shame. It is easily the weakest point of an otherwise decent (albeit, deficient) basic calibration disc.