Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
Perhaps this is an area where doing one's homework helps ... and may save you $600 to $4000 in the process.
Furthermore, that $4000 "improvement" isn't going to be noticeable unless you're viewing two displays side-by-side, so ... ????
$4000. The Lumagen/CalMAN/C6 solution was far
cheaper than that during their Color Cube introduction. Even the "regular" price is substantially less than $4000. As is Light Illusion's very intriguing software with the eeColor box. Matter of fact I may well have gone with LI's setup had I known.
Believe me, you don't
need a side-by-side comparison to notice an improvement! Of course I come from an un-calibrated RS20. I never had the patience to go through a proper manual calibration. But going from an un-calibrated RS20 to a 125pt 3D LUT/21pt gamma calibrated RS20 is the most phenomenal improvement I've ever seen in my HT. It is a far
bigger difference than going from my trusty RS1 to the RS20. My wife and I watched Pride & Prejudice right after the auto-cal and she said it was "stunning" and "gorgeous". I had just spent thousands of dollars (no, not $4,000) on the calibration suite and my wife thought it was totally
I can wax poetic about the characteristics of the image that were so impressive if you want. But my two points are:
1) It's nowhere near $4000.
2) You do not
need a side-by-side comparison. It will hit you right between the eyes.