Originally Posted by planetweckesser
You are probably right - I hate the "torch mode" but have tried "professional settings" on the Samsung ES8000 and found them to be really washed out. I have been doing HiDef video editing on a professional system (hobby but use professional cameras and editing stations) for over 7 years now and I do pay a lot of attention to white balance, gamma, proper contrast/brightness etc. I am constantly critiquing (in my mind) the mistakes that the local TV stations use in broadcasting as far as color, white balance etc.
I really like your settings in my current viewing environment - I am just wondering about how much better they could be with a professional calibrator.
I agree with you completely. I too am a profession editor and videographer and I very focused on PQ. I had the Sony Qualia 006 and had it professionally calibrated and within a day went back to my own settings.
It was too washed out and warm and looked anemic. I have been debating getting the 844 80" and the Elite 70" and I bought the Elite. I had it professionally calibrated before it was sent to me, I spent an additional amount to have it done, both day and night settings. Within 2 hours I was back to my own setting....it too was washed out and too warm.
But thats just me and most who have their sets calibrated absolutely love it.
To me however it is not the 'holy grail.
I will probably be burned at the AVSforum stake.