Originally Posted by beetlejuice247
I disagree. The wow disc is a calibration disc. Its not just a settings disc. Yes its not a professional calibration with a special program that uses a tool instead of your own eyes but it can do almost as good as a job. Pro calibrations are always a hit or miss. They can look good or I've seen make things look worse for people. Discs if used right can give great results.
To be clear, I agree that you can get very nice looking pq using a cal disk to accurately adjust your picture settings but your tv is not calibrated
in any sense of the word because you are using your eyes, and not light meters, to adjust the settings to rec.709 standards, and there are some parameters that can only be adjusted with a light meter. An experienced, professional calibrator (check references) will be able to calibrate your tv to the rec.709 standards depending on what level of control your tv has. A lot of people don't like a truly calibrated picture because that is not what they are used to seeing (it takes time for the eye and brain to adjust) and source material, source, etc can vary drastically at times which will affect perceived pq. Disk are, however, a very cheap and inexpensive way to get your pq usually better than default settings and are an excellent way to learn the basics of how the various parameters work together to produce a pleasing pq. But, to get back OT, sharing settings can create more issues than not, so one should at least use a disk to adjust the settings.