I have been thinking about getting my GT50-50in calibrated but to be honest I have very little knowledge about the procedure, I have tried to look for in depth info but at no avail, Can some one explain the procedure, my first interest is how is it exactly it is carried out, as I understand a laptop is needed and the software but is the laptop connected to the tv, if so which way via HDMI or the DVI Port I think it is, I would be very intersted to understand a little about the procedure, as I am sure others would, It may seem a dumb question but this maybe a reason why some do not have callibration done, so I suppose I fall in that catorgory.
There are no dumb questions - only dumb answers.
Lounge: Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B (calibrated), Pioneer SC-LX75, Denon DPB-2012, Sky-HD1TB, PS4, Xbox 360, Apple-TV, Atacama Equinox AV stand, Monitor Audio Silver RX8, RXC, RX-FX, RXW-12. Kitchen: Pioneer XC-HM81, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2. Bedroom: Samsung UE37D6510, Samsung BD-C5900, Sky-HD, Pioneer N-50, Rotel RC-03 (pre-amp), Rotel RB-9708X (power-amp), Mordaunt-Short MS914
How about in true Two Ronnies style, we call you Mr Fork Ash?
What's the list?
Well, I prefer the Two Ronnies to Max Mosley, so I guess that's progress.
In order, I've owned a Panasonic 42G10; Panasonic 42V20; Panasonic 50GT50 (actually x 3, so technically I've owned six TVs during this period); and a Panasonic 50VT65 (calibrated, since we're on the calibration thread). I'm done now until I buy an OLED TV in four-to-five year's time.
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
I'm done now until I buy an OLED TV in four-to-five year's time.
Amen to that!
Would this be an alternative to calibration do you think...OR would you still need the calibration done first to get the beneifit from the Darbee..???and if the Darbee is that good, would you still neeed the calibration..??? intersting
A Darbee isn't a substitute for professional calibration.
The Darbee is an image processor that uses a sharpening algorithm to create the impression of greater detail. Technically the Darbee is "anti-calibration," since the source elements are deliberately altered, to quite some degree. Some people like this processing; but it won't improve greyscale, colour, and gamma accuracy, which is what a calibrator will do if you employ their services.
I have just read 2 post there which are a bit deluded - no offence intended
For starters using a test disc to set the brightness and contrast is not even close to doing a full calibration. That is about 5% of it.
Its setting the greyscale that makes all the difference in the world and out of the box they are nowhere near accurate. The Pioneer 500 / 5090 and the 600's etc were quite close out of the box, but still pushed red heavily and required a lot of work to get setup at its best.
A Pioneer 500a setup badly may look similar to an LCD but with blacks. A 500A calibrated properly has the ability to blow your socks off with its image - thats the difference, and thats whats being missed byu those usign it without one
Look at this
Scroll down until you see the jennifer aniston before and after greyscale shots - while one is darker and thats not 100% accurate of what an average tv image will look like the difference in the clairty between the 2 shots - i.e one is flat - the other she stands out gives you an idea of the difference.
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Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, GXFX, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
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I've told myself similar things before, however.
Haven't we all,
However, if I even look at another TV in the next four years I'll have to factor the cost of a divorce into the purchase price, which I suspect will make the cost of an upgrade rather prohibitive...
if I even look at another TV in the next four years I'll have to factor the cost of a divorce into the purchase price
You make it sound like infidelity.
Maybe you can find another way to scratch the upgrade itch. I'm already considering another BDP. AV enthusiasm really is an incurable addiction.
A Pioneer 500a setup badly may look similar to an LCD but with blacks.
Where did you get this information from?
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
It is indeed a road that never ends! Am pretty happy with the current denon on the bluray front, current thinking is to hold off and see if we move house next year - if we do and get a larger lounge then its either another set of RXFX for side surrounds or front height, or a second sub (or both...).
PanasonicTX-P46GT30B..Yamaha RX-A1010...Music Fidelity M3i...OPPO105EU...KEFR100/R200C/3001SE/HTB2SE...SkyHD2TB...QED Copper Speaker Cable /HDMI/Analogue...PS3...IPAD2
It is indeed a road that never ends! Am pretty happy with the current denon on the bluray front
What's your opinion of the 2012, now you've lived with it?
Was poastred ealier tin the thread - hos fathers 500a looks no better than his Sony except for the blacks...
You need to scale down on those drinks mate!
I'm sensing a pattern. I'm guessing the OLED will be from Panasonic's 'G' range.
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