Originally Posted by dandirk
Looking at your sig, you are an experienced AVS DIY'er. Honestly you should know better, TVs pretty much always have to be calibrated to meet "reference" levels. IMO it is a good value for the $.
While yes it is deceptive they use the word "calibrated" for a few pre-sets, its not the end of the world nor a huge offense. Especially since I don't see adverts saying save $$$ because our sets come pre-calibrated by professionals or something.
Every TV has issues, the trick is to find the TV with issues that don't bug you to death.
I understand, I've grown much in things AV by hanging out here at AVS.
Audio, PJ, HT building, etc, it's been a truly fun journey and I enjoy it.
I'm a hobbyist 2nd, first and foremost I'm dad to 3 kids ages 12/10/8 and all their endeavors, and of course my wife and her pursuits....
I've also come to expect companies to simply "do what they say
", if they advertise that their TV has different modes, and one of them is "Calibrated", then as a end user I expect that to closely match the "reference" std.
I'm putting myself in the consumer shoes here, not the manuf shoes.
Again, I work for a AutoOE, we build millions of fully integrted vehicles every year in USA/Mexico, I'm fully immersed in the R&D cycle from concept thru launch.
When we make a claim, we being my marketing side, R&D has to offer hard proof to justify that claim. Yes, there are lawsuits for most every claim made, you'd be surprised what people sue for.
I've re-read my owners manual to see what/if there are dis-claimers they have there in relation to their statements.
sets the picture settings to values ideal for watching TV in a brightly-lit room.
Picture Mode Management Settings
allow you to make precise adjustments to the picture and to create picture modes to save groups of picture settings.
The Color Tuner, 11 Point White Balance, and test patterns allow technicians to manually calibrate the TV. Calibration requires specialized training, an input with precisely set colors, and a specialized light meter.
Ok - no hard statement made, and no disclaimers either.....guess I'm so litigious shy from my day job
Not world peace, yes I'm more than capable to spend $250 and get a meter and then calibrate my TV, but in this day and age I expect more for "contained display" devices.
For PJ's, where there are many factors that affect what our eye see's, screen gain/color, I guess I'm more lenient on those having a mode called "calibration".
But when a "contained display" device, like my 55" P set, can be fully measured and calibrated online and obviously mine is not then I'll call Vizio out on the table.
Sorry to de-rail this thread with my viewpoints on companies being held to high ethical standards, delivering what they imply by saying "Calibrated".