Originally Posted by RadTech51
It's interesting how many people pay more attention to test patterns and calibration numbers then they do real life viewing.
I think this is just evidence of just how reliant we have become on technology to tell us the "truth" about things...but there will always be one side that tends toward relying more on the experience to tell them what their eyes see, and the other side which relies more on scientific testing and measurements to tell them what their eyes "really" see. I must admit I've been on both sides, and have found that the experience side allows me to enjoy the display more, where the constant testing and measuring only causes me to focus on the flaws. You can boil that down to a glass half full versus glass half empty philosophy. I heard this once: While trying to get from point A to point B, two people might have two different approaches. The first person would just walk from point A to point B. The other, having a more scientific approach, would never leave point A, because, while analyzing the situation, he would determine that, in order to complete the journey, he would first have to walk 1/2 of the way; but before that he would have to walk 1/4 of the way; before that 1/8 of the way; and before that 1/16, and so on and so forth. Anyway, my mind has a tendency to go in the analytical direction, and it sometimes makes it difficult to enjoy things. I hope the more serious of you got a laugh/chuckle/grin out of this parable, and aren't offended. If you ARE offended, remember, it's just a television...and if we lost power today and could never watch TV again, hopefully we'd realize just how insignificant it was, and how silly we must've been for wasting a good chunk of our time arguing about it in the first place. It's 75 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze in KCMO, so I'm gonna go out and enjoy the day with my family.