THX Certified Calibration Files

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by T-Shee, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. ashu

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    Dave, while I appreciate what you're saying, my disclaimer post DID clarify I was talking only about modern, non-CRT TVs. The service menus (if they even exist/are known about) have almost nothing useful to tweak colors.

    And (for better or worse) CRTs and old-school rear-projection TVs ARE going the way of the diplodocus & its brethren. Followed closely, IMHO, by calibrators.
     
  2. David Platt

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    I had a DLP rear-projection TV professionally calibrated, and I couldn't be happier with the results. There's no way I could have gotten those results on my own with the Avia discs.

    We'll just have to agree to disagree. :)
     
  3. SCSIRAID

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    Yup... a simple pluge pattern would be much more useful.
     
  4. hornblowercat

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    So if I understand what your saying, if I have a CRT display my self calibration is fine? I mean I think I did a pretty good job on it.
     
  5. ashu

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    Nope - IMO (and I know it doesn't agree with everyone else's opinion) CRT TVs are becoming extinct. But CRT TVs can only be perfectly calibrated by an ISF calibrator with secret knowledge of the settings in the setup menu and with substantial training and experience!

    With Plasma/DLP/LCD/LCD projection etc, the calibrator does NOT have access to any more settings than I do with my remote control - and I do NOT believe I will be convinced by what a calibrator calls a 'perfect' picture on my set, for a given source and lighting configuration.

    The moment you take into account the fact that source quality, brightness and room lighting/settings and occupancy vary WILDLY in 'most any setup, and ISF calibration is completely pointless unless you have an in-house calibrator! Or one built into yuor sofa!
     
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  7. ashu

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    I was just informed every BluRay disc has a calibration menu accessible via a player/remote code. Whee! (Not that I don't have any discs at home, but) I think I'll pick up Casino Royale on my way home!
     
  8. David Platt

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    Sure, you can access the service menus with your remote control. But do you know what every item in the service menu does? If so, how long did it take you to gain that knowledge?

    A typical consumer who wants their TV to look its very best can hardly be expected to first dig up the information needed to get INTO the service menus, let alone take weeks to learn what to do once they get into the menus. IIRC, there are several hundred different tweaks available through those menus. My time is valuable-- it's much more economical, IMO, to pay a professional who already knows what he's doing.
     

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