What happens when someone comes into one of these threads and suggests that a 3-$400 calibration is over to fantastically
over-priced when you consider what can be accomplished by a DIY'er through the assistance of i-net resources (read: the settings of a professionally calibrated, identical model) , and DYI disc walk-throughs?
I will admit that I'm a bit skeptical (no offense pros) as I've seen a good number (prolly a dozen or so) "DYI" jobs (mostly, mine
) with some semblance of comprehensiveness/decent execution and then the same displays done "professionally" and the improvements are slight if nearly non-existent when all is said and done...especially where real-world content is concerned.
Just playing devil's advocate here. And don't get me wrong, I consider myself a VERY critical viewer, as the owner of a 9G Kuro, I can appreciate an excellent image. But I've always been a bit suspect of those losing their minds over their new calibration...makes you wonder where they were at to begin with.
Now I'll don the flame suit and absorb how these differences are dramatic (again, over a competent DIY job) or how the little (even indecipherable with real world content) improvements are absolutely worth 3-$400.
I suppose in this hobby- considering what we spend on components alone- nearly anything is justifiable. I know Best Buy LOVES that card, lol.
And I'm sorry, but I think anyone who "invests" hundreds or thousands of dollars in a colorimeter that will last 3-5 years just to calibrate the tv in their living room is a bit goofy.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 6/15/12 at 9:03am