Originally Posted by amatot
Televisions of the same base model have differing calibration requirements; add the environmental influences of position and lighting + the viewers eyes and you have a stronger case that "one size (settings) doesn't fit all".
Now add to that a model/generation change with improvements and you want people to believe some store flunky says your old settings will match the new tech?
Obviously, he wants a great picture. So he starts with his old settings (which are going to be better than the out-of-the-box "store blast" settings in any case) and if they need modification, do you really think he's not going to change anything?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I saw the 84" at the Sony showroom and from a color, black level, brightness, contrast standpoint, the picture looked just like my HX929 at home. I have no idea what settings were being used, but I have to think they were very close to mine. So it's very possible that "old" settings will work on a new set.