Originally Posted by umr
My response to C3 was already posted from a PM I sent another user.
Yes, but as the questions that followed do indicate; that PM (an e-mail sent to Russ Wong?) creates nearly as many questions as it answers. Please allow me to make those questions clearer:
- Numerous bugs have been reported by others that can cause the display to require service from Pioneer to fix. I have no interest in this feature.
What exactly are these "numerous bugs" you are referring to? What specific service is needed from Pioneer, that you state is being caused by doing a C3 calibration? Is this issue related to the C3 software or the Pioneer firmware? Just to be certain we are all on the same page here: would you please confirm that you own the C3 software required to calibrate a Pioneer Elite?
- I believe locking all the settings on your display is a big mistake. It is not uncommon for a client to wish to make slight adjustments for various sources after I leave. Locking the display would force the client to use an uncalibrated mode which would degrade the picture greatly. The other solutions would be to have me come back or just live with it. I find these all unacceptable.
Doesn't the locking process (at least) allow you to lock in two different calibrated settings for day and night lighting conditions? As one member explained, the settings locked in are only 'macro settings', in that you can't tune different inputs independently and then lock those settings. Was that explanation correct? Is this the objection you have to the C3 locking function? Can you please expand on the limitations of C3 locking? Does the C3 calibration processes make user access to SM settings permanently disabled -- unless unlocked by a calibrator with C3 software?
The ISF Forum FAQ states that while C3 locks out the user from the calibrated settings, it does allow "access to the default user settings modes that are provided via the factory setup process." While obviously not as good as the tweaked picture someone is paying you to provide, can you not still access the non-SM settings, were there a problem with the C3 locked in settings?
- All of the necessary adjustments for a great picture are available in the user mode on these plasmas making the locked modes unnecessary.
So if C3 is so worthless, why did the ISF start pushing this to display mfg in the first place? All I want is a display calibrated for each input, with the added capability of having fully calibrated settings for the vastly different amounts of light I have in my room between day and night. I really don't care what software is required to do this, I just want to know whether this is possible or not on a 40 series Pioneer Elite display. Would you please verify if what I'm wanting to do is possible on an Elite? TIA.