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Calibrating a samsung 4K tv

What are my options here -- is there a do it yourself dvd? Is it worth professionally done and is it only available from best buy?
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What are my options here -- is there a do it yourself dvd? Is it worth professionally done and is it only available from best buy?
go to the 4k or lcd forum and try to locate a thread on your tv.
it will give you some incite into the out of box accuracy and
tips on settings.

no, best buy calibrators are not a good choice or the only
option on calibrations.
thread here about pros.

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First, it depends on how important calibration is to you: what is your budget to spend on time versus money for it?

Here are the options I see:

Free and under an hour or two: I agree the with previous post: you will find some good guidelines on the AVS owner thread of your TV, however I am sure there will be drift and variability between TVs of the same make, hence I say guidelines. This just takes time to track down suggestions and punch them in.

Cheap (under $40) and under an hour or two: You can use DVD or BluRay calibration disks (Disney Wow, Digital Video Essentials) during the configuration process to further improve any tweaks you want to make. Honestly, I think this would be fine if you're not a purist or discerning. If you are, then continue onwards...

For UHD, I believe Joe Kane's $150 USB stick at http://www.videoessentials.com/ is the only game in town today.

Next up: $100s of dollars and as many hours as you like. Use and master amateur/prosumer color calibration hardware and software. There are threads for that on AVS, I think we've seen imagic go down this path. Take a look at any of the other Display Calibration forums and ask there: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-display-calibration/

Finally, I agree not to put much stock in the Best Buy/Magnolia calibration service unless they are certified, but by who and for what?

ISF = https://www.imagingscience.com/ will give you a certified professional calibrator. I don't know what the pricing would be, but I'd expect over $100 a visit. Shop around for a quote to try it. These folks should be using professional calibration equipment (hardware and software that cost into the thousands of dollars?) which are a step above the prosumer and amateur stuff mentioned above.

Again, I believe a TV can drift and you may want to recalibrate every couple of years with any of the above methods.

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