Originally Posted by thoth
Calibration is definitely worthwhile to me; enough so that I calibrate my 75" myself. Assuming you mean calibrate for accuracy, are you already using Movie picture mode and Warm2 color tone, for both SDR and HDR? And do you basically like how it looks? Movie/Warm2 with default settings is already fairly accurate for SDR, but calibration improves accuracy even further, with results that I'm quite happy with. Movie/Warm2 with default settings isn't all that accurate for HDR, so calibration definitely improves accuracy, but I'd say the results are only so-so, with color accuracy being worse than grayscale accuracy.
I must have an odd ball 75 then. Movie/Warm2 is nowhere near accurate for SDR. Skin tones are yellow to reddish like what you’d expect under tungsten lighting. For SDR I use Warm1, but for HDR I use standard. Skin tones in HDR are way more accurate to my eyes with this setting. I am using a basic 2 point white balance found on one of the review sites as well.
When I reached to the calibrator his first question was what mode are you using. I told him and also my settings above and he concurred that warm2 really isn’t all that accurate from what he’s seen. It will be interesting to see how the set looks after he’s done with it.
A question for you since you do your own calibration. What’s the accuracy drift over time in your estimation? On my 3 sets I had calibrated in the past, the RP Tv was the worst (understandable), the Pioneer plasma drifted only slightly and I recalibrated after a few years, and the Panasonic plasma barely drifted at all.
I did consider doing the calibration myself, but all I own is a Spyder 5 and no hardware pattern generator. Wasn’t sure how accurate of a calibration I could do.
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