Originally Posted by Mik James
He clearly hasn't watched avatar
Id want my display to be as vivid as possible for movies like that. A lot of the time I like a more realistic look but when a movie isn't grounded in reality why limit your display for it?
Exactly. The movie "Cars" is another great example where I would want the "glossy red" to come through as opposed the more "realistic" color.
Originally Posted by Shady12
Having your TV calibrated to the proper settings is what will make Avatar look like James Cameron wants it to, just as any movie from any director. Adjustments can be made with the cameras and on the disc transfer and all the technical mumbo jumbo and gizmos they use to make things look how they want. For the display to show it how they want, the display has to be set how it's supposed to. That's how any content being played will consistently look as intended. Cranking the dials or whatever, or just having them set wrong will have ALL content, Avatar and all the rest look other than intended. If that's what you like, awesome. Just saying your explanation using Avatar as an example is off. At least as I understand it.
Once again, if you're spending this kind of money on a tv set, you should be able to get what you want as opposed to what you think they should want
. Personal preference. Why do you think tv's come with the ability to fiddle around with the settings in the first place? Or for that matter, audio equipment with equalizers? Some people prefer more bass, right? You can also ask any eye specialist and he will tell you that people see color intensity at different degrees, for example two of my cousins will look at the same teal color while one swears it's more blueish, and the other more greenish. As I replied to you over in the other thread:
"my original question as to if anyone here actually knew if there was much difference between the WD-82840 & the Laservue A94 in regards to the more vivid/shinier/glossy colors since they both have the clear contrast screen, but one using lasers, while the other uses a lamp. It'd be really useful if someone could answer that question instead of criticizing other people's personal preferences.