Originally Posted by PE06MCG
Originally Posted by GeorgeAB
Thanks for reply,
I am just trying to find a compromise that allows me to feel comfortable with the variables my viewing experience has to accommodate.
I should have a bat cave environment but cannot afford it, I should have a source that gives me a known gamma value and apparently that is also uncertain.
Unfortunately my attempts will result in the non compliances cancelling themselves out or doubling the variation from accurate.
I intend using my Day / Night gamma values to assess the Blu Rays rather than use them exclusively for ambient light use. Suggested by Ted elsewhere on the Forum.
Is that a reasonable plan George?
Define "reasonable." OK, just kidding.......sort of. Perfection and the ideal are worthy goals, but a mature appraisal of the challenge recognizes they are rarely obtainable. A lot more effort, finances, expertise, advanced instrumentation, etc., were devoted to the space shuttle program and they still lost two crews.
What is "acceptable" and "reasonable" is for you to decide, and you only. We have reference targets
in display system performance. Each of us desiring to get the most beautiful and authentic program reproduction is limited by effort, finances, expertise, advanced instrumentation, etc. Usually no one dies if we can't attain absolute perfection, except on screen.
Never forget that this is all for the sake of entertainment
. Entertainment is supposed to relieve stress, provide diversion from the burdens and mundaneness of life. I care about image fidelity because of the rewards that come from it. My reward is related to the love I have for cinematic art. The pursuit of excellence always has limits. You get to decide what those limits are for you- what is acceptable and reasonable for you.