Originally Posted by airscapes
So who did the calibration for you? You posted up above in this thread that Jeff M was going to do, did he? If he did, and you don't like the image, then you don't like an accurate display and don't waste your money having someone else do it.
Now if this was not Jeff, and someone like BB Geeak Squad, then I would expect it to be very messed up.
Yes, it was Jeff who did the calibration. It was not BB.
I don't want to get too far OT on this 960 thread, but I'll be more than happy to share the before/after calibration report PDF for my VT50 with you via PM, showing what he actually saw when he started vs. what he accomplished and how things look when he left. I really think the reason I'm not "satisfied" is because the results are "objectively not perfect and accurate", and just don't look "subjectively natural". I honestly feel he didn't do the best possible job on my VT50 (compared to similar before/after calibration reports I've seen others post on the VT50 threads), but that's obviously just my opinion.
Also, he opted out of trying to calibrate my 960, explaining that "there's something wrong with your set that I've never seen before, and I know all about what can be done with the service menu and I can't correct it". I don't want to editorialize further than to say I really don't buy that. Anyway, he decided didn't want to touch my 960, so that was that. I wasn't happy.
BTW, your eyes have no idea what perfect color is, that is why they make $20,000 meters to measure the light spectrum.
I don't dispute that.
Calibration is not about what you like, it is about seeing what was seen when the content was mastered. There are no calibration police, if you like the way it looks don't bother having it calibrated.
Well, I've just completed watching some indoor and night-beach volleyball sessions, from the London Olympics, both of which to my eyes are venues which were absolutely perfectly lit with proper HDTV-friendly light, both for indoors and night-outdoors, both for hardwood blond floors as well as for beach sand.
And whether it is "perfect" or not, the colors rendered by Jeff's ISF (and several other "generic" user-posted VT50 setups) are simply "wrong" to my eyes. They are not colors I see when going to a Lakers game and seeing the floor color or on the team clothing. Watching through my Custom setup (again, pure un-customized FLAT/ZERO/OFF for everything but with Contrast=78 and Brightness=56 and with color "influenced" by ColorTemp=Cool1 rather than ColorTemp=Warm1)... well that just looks like I'm right there at the venue watching with my own eyes.
And it's the same thing with other "live" 1080i programs (e.g. Oscars tonight) and film (e.g. 1080p/24 from BluRay).
And it's the same thing watching "Frozen Planet". My colors for snow, polar bears, etc., seem more "natural"
Obviously, this is subjective... and my eyes are not colorimeters. That's just my taste.
Anyway, I have David Abrams coming out next week for a second calibration, and I'm sure the discussion will be interesting. David says he has lots of experience with the 960 as well, so we'll see how that one goes.
Just in passing, I've privately communicated with another AVS member on the VT50 threads who also had Jeff come out and do his ISF calibration, and he too is having a "second opinion" performed, making arrangements for Chad B to pay a visit for another ISF calibration for him and his VT50 as well. Hmmm..Edited by DSperber - 2/24/13 at 6:42pm