Originally Posted by Dave_O
So they are releasing a low priced ($145) product designed to allow a novice to automatically calibrate a TV, but the buyer will need to spend an additional $1,500 on a pattern generator like VideoForge PRO to fully calibrate a Samsung or Sony?
Hope they spell this out very clearly, or there will be a lot of upset folks.
Actually, no 100% correct.
If you have a Sony, you can use CalmanHome/Sony, a meter like a C6 or an inexpensive one from X-Rite, and any low cost pattern generator or DVD disk and calibrate SDR. HDR and Dolby Vision picture modes will be calculated from the SDR calibration. The only restriction is you won't be able to verify the HDR and DV results but if your SDR calibration is correct, I've never seen HDR or DV having a problem. You can also use Autocal.
If you have a 2019 LG, you can use CalmanHome/LG, a meter and you can use the internal test pattern generator in the LG. It's accessed via Calman. I haven't tried it with the internal TPG but you can calibrate SDR, HDR and DV but again you can't validate your HDR and DV calibration. You can also use Autocal.
If you have a Samsung, then you need to calibrate manually and or use autocal for 2018 and older sets. PD said they will support the new Samsung's with Autocal buy I don't believe a date has been given. But here you will need an expensive TPG or use Disk patterns. No DV on this set.
Just an important note, you always want to verify your calibration and even though, from my experience, since in some cases the HDR and DV offsets are calculated, I usually don't see a problem with the verification scan, it is possible so you need to understand that.
Although some will disagree with me, for a novice or beginner calibrator, this process can work very well and give nice results and if you get more advanced or are a perfectionist, then you might want to invest in an external TPG or use one of the options that are in this thread.-> https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-d...o_threadsearch
Otherwise hire a professional who will use reference equipment.