Originally Posted by Zues
Hello Htwaits or UMR, Any chance one of you guys can go into more detail on how much a difference the calibration made on the video side of things.
Keep in mind that I'm just a happy owner, and that I didn't ask UMR to explain everything he did.
I know a couple scenes you said WOW, but what made the difference, color accuracy?
Skin tones, especially faces, are something we all spend a lot of time looking at. Green or red tint to face tones are bad. One WOW was for the skin tones produced by the 6010 after calibration. If the faces are right, everything else should follow. Accurate gray levels make color accuracy possible.
You also said that sharpness is improved? Is their a special tweak that improves sharpness?
Before calibration my sharpness was set to -11. It's now set to -15. The finest line on UMR's test pattern was about twice as wide and soft before calibration.
Any difference in shadow detail?
Yes, there is more of it, and the colors (faces again) look better. There was a red tone to grays that is gone now.
I'm not positive, but I think there is less glow to the screen when the room is dark, and there is no signal. In any event the blacks convince me that they are black.
And, was it really worth the difference strictly on the video?
Do you mean, "Would I pay for both, and be happy just doing the video?"
Let's put it this way, I was offered a free video calibration from some one who I know to be an outstanding video calibrator. I chose to pay UMR do both audio and video, and I'm very happy with the results.
I've added your questions to the original owner's report that I posted in the "Kuro Owner's" thread. You can check it out using the "flat panel" link at the bottom of my post. Thanks for the questions.