Originally Posted by frankthetoad
Back to our regular scheduled programming....
Nearly done with my break-in slides. I'm definitely keeping the set regardless of the handful of times I've seen the contrast shift. It happens so rarely that I think I can forgive it.
jrob, could you explain what's involved with having the set "calibrated with graphs?" Something tells me you've got some fancy hardware for this calibration. If not, I'd definitely be interested to hear if this is something I can do myself.
When I say graphs it refers to the software you use along with a meter that provides graphs i.e. gamma, luminance, RGB levels, CIE, etc. These let you know how 'close' you are getting your display to perfect. I also use the DVE blu ray. It's not going to be as good as a professional calibration by no means but it'll be good enough where I couldn't notice the difference between mine and someone with better software, meter, expertise. At least I hope.
You can absolutely do this yourself and it's a lot of fun. I have two other tv's I have calibrated and if you have friends or family that need it you can hook them up also. The meters tend to run between $100 to $300. You'll then need software and there is a free version of HCFR in this forum. The DVE (Digital Video Essentials) or WOW (Walt Disney calibration disc) and I think there are others...may be $20. It takes a little studying but there is a very helpful guide that will walk you through it. It's a fun new skill to pick up. I highly recommend it.
Here's the guide. Have fun!http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457