Originally Posted by htwaits
1. It's not required that anyone get their wide screen micro chip HDTV calibrated. The vast majority don't even know such a service exists.
2. Not many people if any would have a $400 CRT TV calibrated.
3. Some people had there big screen CRT RPTV sets calibrated, and modified to get the most out of them.
4. There are some people who have someone else (for a fee) build them high end computers for various reasons -- gaming and video processing being two.
5. Many people are very right to be happy with $600 E-Machines.
6. Some people feel that their $3000 or more HDTV sets are worth having calibrated.
7. Discussing the merits of ISF calibration is a valid topic in an owner's thread. Those who aren't interested in the topic needn't be bothered by it.
8. It's not required that anyone get their wide screen micro chip HDTV calibrated. The vast majority don't even know such a service exists.
9. I enjoy my 2004 calibrated DLP TV.
You make some valid points here, however, the PQ does look better, I am serious about that. Not only was my TV calibrated but Daivd added Black Velux inside the set to make it black. The inside of the sets 2004-2005, MAYBE 2006'S are gray and this is shown on the black scenes of the picture. I am dead serious about this, that you can't see the deep rich black like it was meant to be because the sets inside are gray. Besides the adding of the velux material, the inputs needs to be set per what you have connected to them.
Overall, there is a difference all the way around with PQ, focus ring, Contrast, Tint, Color, black levels, and rainbows. After my set was calibrated, I had no more raindow effect at all. I even try to see it and can't. My wife, neighbors and friends can't even see the rainbow effect.
I am in favor in having a DLP calibrated and only the DLP sets, especially the ones that are just thrown together at the facotry and not set right.
THIS IS ALL MY OPINION AND NOTHING MORE OK!!!