I dropped out of law school, but I remember one thing from my semester there.
I had a professor who, talking about the law, said, "a clear picture of a fuzzy thing is a fuzzy picture."
That stuck with me. In fact, it ultimately inspired me to drop out and do something else, but I guess it was worth the price of admission.
It taught me that trying to explain something that hasn't fully taken shape yet (HDR) is a real challenge. Because the answers, like the problems, are still in flux. So it sounds like Greek.
One of the biggest home cinema issues right now is having something somewhere (a device, a setting) in your equipment chain that kicks the image out of 10-bit HDR or is causing the loss of parts of the image in other ways. We saw it happen at CE Week, with some of the biggest experts in home cinema in the room. Once dialed in, each of the displays looked stunning. Each with its own strengths, whether it was better handling of motion, brighter highlights, or more naturalistic colors.
There are patterns on the disc that can't be displayed at their designated brightness levels because the devices don't exist yet.
I think the disc will help someone looking for a basic setup, especially once the user guides are complete, but there will always be tons of patterns that are not intended for consumers without test equipment, and that stuff is always going to look Greek to some.
Originally Posted by Tex_Thai
Well, guys and girls,
I found this disc on the Amazon and put it in my shopping cart, but have not pulled the trigger for it yet.
reading this thread is like trying to read GREEK to me!!!!!!
Yes, I hate to admit that. I bought a lovely LG OLED 65 C8 with Pioneer LX500 player and have tried my best to get the settings right, from all the online info I can find. And I am just getting more and more confused. Bewildered.
OK, I will admit that I have a quite decent picture now, especially when I play a 4K blu ray, more so when it is native 4K and more so when it is Dolby Vision.
Amazing looking really. But I don't have confidence that I have things really set right, dialed in correctly.
Please don't tell me to find a professional calibrator, I live in the far North of Thailand and that is NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!!
So a disc with simple instructions, starting at the beginning, NOOB proof, step by step what to do to get my new set really set up properly, that would be worth way over the asking price here.
Problem is, from the sound of things, this is not what is being offered, and not sure people who speak the lingo I am trying my best to read here, can even comprehend where someone like me is even coming from.
KISS, PLEASE give some instructions and KEEP IT SIMPLE. This is not rocket science.
Thanks, and God Bless,