Originally Posted by Dreamliner
I also only resisted calibration because the idea that equipment will look broken until calibrated seems like (and is) utter nonsense. Yes, I understand calibration does a lot, but there are many posts about bbo saying the same thing. If someone with an untrained eye walked in with bbo at .1 or .001 they wouldn't be able to tell the difference and you know it. I feel the same is likely true with calibration. Yes I know the calibration is sacrosanct here but lets be honest with the limitations of calibration on titles like Patriots Day.
Yet, one someone complains about their PQ not being right or being too dark that is EXACTLY the setting you should look to adjust in order to please your
I can tell you right now that my out of the box settings for standard blu-ray looked AWESOME and the first few movies I played on my RS600 were blu-rays on an Oppo 103D.
Then, I learned about using MadVR to scaled my blu-rays ... WOW picture looks sharper!!
Then, I learned about Arve's tool and started watching UHD ... WOW color saturation!! And just a tack sharper than MadVR.
Then, I got calibrated ... WOW the curve I made using Arve's tool was damn close to what my calibrator used and WOW WOW WOW HOLYHECK WOW my upscaled Blu-Rays look even BETTER than before. Turned out there was a blue-push before getting calibrated -- skin tones now look monumentally better as did the PQ overall.
Who cares what the neighbors wife thinks. What do YOU think. Are YOU happy with the PQ. Is it worth a couple hundred bucks to know that you're squeezing every ounce of performance from your equipment?
Reminds me of my buddy. Same guy who got me into this hobby. He had a $3k projector, an Integra amplifier, Paradigm speakers LCR, surround and rear center... All that gear and the dude projected onto a wall that he painted white for the screen area and everything else black. I imagine all that gear set him back close to $10k and we always got a chuckle about his refusal to spend $600-700 dollars on a proper screen.