Originally Posted by Edllguy
Seeking some advice:
I have the Oppo93. I want to get my 65inch ZT60 professionally ISF calibrated.
Will not having my ZT calibrated with the latest and greatest blu-ray player such as the 103D impact the quality of the panel calibration? Or if get it calibrated today with the Oppo93 and the 113D comes out, will I need a new calibration done?
I had my own Panny 65VT50 calibrated in 2013 by D-Nice, who I cannot tout highly enough. Results were sheer perfection.
But since I had a 103 and knew I was going to be using it to watch everything THROUGH, I had D-Nice perform the calibration using the front HDMI input of the 103. In other words, unlike with the 93 which has no external HDMI inputs, the 103 product family has a front and rear HDMI INPUT (e.g. for use feeding the HDMI output of your DirectTV DVR or cable company DVR to the external HDMI input of the 103). This allows utilizing all of the audio/video processing capabilities of the 103 to be applied not only to discs and streaming apps, but also to these external HDMI input sources. This accomplishes beautiful upconvert/cleanup of 720p/1080i HDTV input to 1080p output for feeding to your display. Results viewing HDTV this way are terrific.
Anyway, since this is exactly what I planned to do (feeding my TWC/LA DVR HDMI-output to the 103 external HDMI input) I asked D-Nice to feed his calibration signal generator HDMI output through the front HDMI input of the 103 rather than connecting it directly to the 65VT50. Whatever impact if any (small or zero or whatever) the 103 might have on the video output fed via HDMI output through my AVR and on to the 65VT50, I wanted his calibration to include that impact... whatever it might be, minimal or not. That's is how I watch everything, discs, Netflix streaming, externally provided HDTV source... through the 103. So that's a device I wanted to be included in his calibration.
If you had a 103 for the calibration, and intended to use the 103 the way I do... i.e. for EVERYTHING... I'd strongly suggest you do your calibration the same way, i.e. running through the external HDMI input of the 103.
(note: I don't know if D-Nice visits Canada, but I know he's still in the business of performing ISF calibrations. Just this week I arranged for him to perform a calibration for a friend in Naples FL who has an 85" Sony XBR-950B 4K. If you'd like his contact info please PM me and I'll provide it to you.)