Originally Posted by lovinthehd
Any particular reason?
These are not plasma TV's solely marketed to CNET and 'Cleveland Plasma' (for example). You are speaking of a technology that has been marketed to the public at large for decades now. Let me ask you a question, what percentage of the marketed public has the expertise (or even the monetary funds) to afford or conduct a proper calibration?
You can argue that people can buy a calibration disc for 20$, and calibrate their tv, however, again the same question. How many of those people do you actually think have the know how, the ability, and the acumen to actually get a decent calibration from a simple "one size fits all" calibration?
These tv's have to be judged off the shelf, out of the box, and however else the MAJORITY of the consumers are utilizing them.
By all means, judge them post calibration, but don't act like it makes a difference at the end of the day.