Well here's my beef gentlemen on blue, CS2 and Rec709. I've seen countless blue objects of which the color of blue is known, you see it every day and you live with it. If this is a mix of cyan and some other color to produce what we would call 'sky blue' or whatever, I'm calling it blue for now. As a silly example, take a box of Claritan that my wife uses. I have the box in the house and I know what the color actually does look like. Hell, I've held that damn box in front of the 150 during one of the 100s of Claritan commercials shoved down our throats!!!! The blue in CS1 is simply more accurate than the same rendition in CS2. Take the color of a sky. We know what the color of a sky looks like. CS1 looks more like that on a consistent
basis than CS2.
Take my HD video camera stuck out a window, producing a live picture of the scenery and sky. CS1 is closer to the truth in terms of blue than CS2. I see it live, I look out the window and look at the sky and then see the results live on the screen. Which is closer to what I'm seeing live with my own eyes? CS1 does it, CS2 does not.
So, if we are saying that the color blue is consistently more accurate in conforming to Rec709
, I can accept that. However, I will then state that Rec709 does not come as close to conforming to the true color of blue on a consistent basis in the real world. I will stand by this until someone can show me the settings that produce a consistently
true blue with CS2.
Gentlemen, on my Pro 150, using real world objects, whether they be in nature or a lousy box of Claritan, CS1 is more consistently closer to the truth than CS2...perhaps not as close to 709, but for my tastes it appears I could care less if Rec709 is, in actuality, further from the 'real-world truth'. If I'm not struck by the jarring look of a magenta sky that I know is off-color with CS2, or the blue shirts of Best Buy sales people who's blue I know well and appears too magenta with CS2 or that damn box of Claritan...well, you get the point. Rec709 was developed by committee, blues were not. Sorry to be so stubborn on this issue, but I think it is important and I think it does need to be addressed. In terms of consistently reproducing an accurate blue (or cyan), Rec709 is broken on my 150 and apparently others.
Please don't get me wrong, I think the Kuros produce the best picture bar none, so this is not meant as a negative in terms of the Kuro picture. Now if I only had CS2, I might feel differently.
I shall now come off my soapbox.