Get it done.
Originally Posted by dhornick /forum/post/12831263
I received an e-mail from Doug Welles saying he'll be in my area next month and wanted to know if I was still considering having my TV calibrated. At the time of our first e-mail exchanges I hadn't even decided what I was going to buy yet. That was 3 months ago and I ended up buying a 58 inch Panasonic Plasma. Man, I couldn't ever be happier than the picture I have now. It's truly beyond amazing.
So with that said, how many of you would advice me to go ahead and get it done and how many of you would say don't worry about it? Again, I don't think I could be any happier with whatever it is he does especially for the cost which i understand is $300+.
Originally Posted by Michael TLV /forum/post/12831981
Then you really are not a candidate for professional calibration as well.
When presented correctly, a client is taken through the entire calibration process step by step ... buying in ... as it were to each step.
When you understand each step ... and why it is set that way ... you end up where you end up. Both with a calibrated image and with more knowledge as well. You also get to know which parameters have limitations and why somethings are not set in stone.
You are asking to see the image ... but without the necessary knowledge ...
Originally Posted by Michael TLV /forum/post/12831718
You either want image accuracy or you don't. If you are happy with what you have as it is ... then you are not a candidate for professional calibration.
Calibration is not about getting you an image that you necessarily like ... it is about making it look the way it is supposed to look. Liking it really has nothing to do with it.
What is the answer to the question of 2+2=? Calibration Gives you "4" ... It is what it is ...
Fortunately if the calibration is presented the proper way, the client will have a much greater understanding of the process as well as the "why" aspect of it.
That said ... providing a person with a calibrated image, but not the knowledge that is needed along with it, the value of the calibrated image withers away. Answers without understanding of the question are not worth very much.
So if you don't (even half) understand why you should be getting it calibrated ... then you probably should not do it.
I think that this entire thread is why most people will NEVER get their set ISF calibrated.
Originally Posted by GeorgeAB /forum/post/12833493
Good! They probably wouldn't "like" an accurate image, would want a refund and trash the craft on the internet.
"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." H.L. Mencken
Originally Posted by sperron /forum/post/12833734
You can buy a probe like the display 2 and use the included software to automatically calibrate your computer monitor. This is about the only way to preview what a calibration could look like. Think about this, how can you preview a calibrated image if you don't have a calibrated monitor to view it on in the first place? The only real way to see what your particular TV would look like calibrated is for a calibrator to come to your house and go through all the work to do it.
I wish there was a way to preview a ISF calibrated set before I get it done.
There is a store about 2 hours from where I live where they do this. I am probably going to go there this weekend to take a look. They sell Panasonics and have two sets on display that show out of the box calibration done with DVE and what an ISF calibrated set looks like. They said that I am free to mess with the non ISF set so I can see if I can get it closer.