I just got my television professionally calibrated for $350. HOLY F*CK!

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  1. Stone Cold

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    If you have any sort of high end HDTV, whether it's plasma, lcd, or 4K, I highly recommend that you get a professional ISF calibrator to come into your home and get your television professionally calibrated. I was skeptical at first thinking "How much of a difference could it possibly make", "Is it worth the money", etc.

    But goddamn, what a difference it makes. The whites are pure white, the grayscale is absolutely perfect, and the blacks are true black. I thought I had my settings pretty decent, but when the guy hooked up his equipment and showed me the graphs on his laptop showing how off the colors were, I was shocked. It took a few hours, but he got everything looking the way it was meant to be seen, the colors are absolutely stunning now. 100x better than what I had thought were awesome looking pictures in THX mode.

    Don't go by what setting someone posts on the AV home theater forums. You have to go into the tv's service menu to tweak the colors in there first, and that should only be done with professional equipment. The guy I used travels all over the U.S. and teaches classes on calibration. He's from Maine, and went to Boston first before hitting my place yesterday, on his way down to do a professional job in Virginia. For $350, it's money well spent. I'll post before/after screenshots of what the color settings were once I get the email.

    End of story, thanks for reading. :hat:
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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  3. Stone Cold

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    Cool story brah :c


    Btw, don't use Best Buy Geek Squad. Ever. For anything. Get a PROFESSIONAL calibrator.
     
  4. BrulesRules

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    Mine seems fine...I fucked with the setting for about 30 minutes until I found one I liked. :dontknow:
     
  5. Stone Cold

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    What kind of tv?
     
  6. Lou Loomis

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    [video=youtube;5hucTDV1Fvo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hucTDV1Fvo[/video]
     
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    a LG LCD 40" something or other.
     
  8. Doug Masters

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    mine looks fine too :dontknow:
     
  9. Stone Cold

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    Meh, LG's aren't worth spending money on a calibration, it won't last more than a few years anyway. :c
     
  10. Doug Masters

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    I have a 46" sony xbr 4
     
  11. Doug Masters

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    i'm sure if I had money to burn

    I'd get it calibrated

    but i'm a broke ass nigga
     
  12. Stone Cold

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    You THINK it looks fine, but when you get that shit hooked up to calibration equipment, you'll be shocked how off the colors the way they are shipped from the manufacturer.

    I'd only get a calibration on a higher end tv. I spent over 2K on mine, for that money, I want the picture to look like I'm on the movie set or at the baseball/football/hockey stadium or arena. :D
     
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    What would Elias say about this?
     
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    Bow chicka bow wow
     
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    Is this the VT30??? Who did it? D-nice????
     
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    I have a similar quote tattooed on my ass that I show EVERY time I enter Best Buy. :jj:
     
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    The only way I would pay $350 for that is if I paid $9000 to have it mounted.
     
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    I have a 4 YO big panasonic plasma and am dissapoint with the whites. Although I need my vision calibrated more than my tv I fink.
     
  20. Blackened

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    I found a high def forum where people will get their new hd tv's professionally calibrated and then post the settings.. found a thread on my particular model and bam..

    $350
    :lol: