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so i have a 2010 Samsung 8000 series 3d TV. I have never had a Display Calibration done, and i really don't know what a Display Calibration is or does. I am in Moreno Valley CA. How much does it cost and is the improvement noticeable?


Thanks Chris
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so i have a 2010 Samsung 8000 series 3d TV. I have never had a Display Calibration done, and i really don't know what a Display Calibration is or does. I am in Moreno Valley CA. How much does it cost and is the improvement noticeable?
Thanks Chris

These "sticky" threads are included in the section at the top of this area of the forum, titled: 'Links to this forums [sic] popular threads' The threads in that list have been considered to be of enduring educational value for the forum members interested in the details of display calibration.

'Display Calibration: Root Fundamentals'
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1021933

'Customer Reports About Their Professional Calibrations'
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=712929

Best regards and beautiful pictures,
G. Alan Brown, President
CinemaQuest, Inc.
A Lion AV Consultants affiliate

"Advancing the art and science of electronic imaging"
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so i have a 2010 Samsung 8000 series 3d TV. I have never had a Display Calibration done, and i really don't know what a Display Calibration is or does. I am in Moreno Valley CA. How much does it cost and is the improvement noticeable?


Thanks Chris

Calibrations is setting up the user accessible and advanced image controls on your set to produce a picture that is as close to the Rec 709 HD Standard that was used when the content was mastered in the studio.
This involves the use of special display patterns, meters and software to adjust the set to match the standards.
Sets are not typically calibrated from the factory on purpose although some of the newer sets that are THX certified come close.
This article will explain why the manufactures don't calibrate the sets.
http://www.tlvexp.ca/2011/12/why-tvs...-from-factory/

Will you see the difference? Maybe! It depends on how interested in image fidelity you are. Once you watch a properly calibrated set for a week or so, you will be able to spot the non calibrated (almost every other set you will see) in an instant.
This article touches on what can happen if you don't understand what calibrations is and why it is done.
http://www.tlvexp.ca/2011/12/hit-and...-by-shootings/

What does it cost? To have one of the pros that have high end gear, know what they are doing and can spend the needed time to do it correctly, as well as pass on an educations, $325 - $450+ depending number of inputs, capability of the display etc.

I have paid to have this done, and since invested the time and money to be able to do this myself. Projector owners need to perform a calibration more often since the lamp in a projector changes as it ages. Flat panels change a little but not that much. Most calibrators will offer touch up servers for much less than a full calibration..

Hope that helps!
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