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You can get HDMI right angle adapters. That might help keep them tucked around the back.

 

Oh yeah!

 

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Didn't know about them - cheers!  

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Just make sure you get the bend the right way otherwise they'll stick out even more!

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Gel - an accurate greyscale gives an accurate white - so aligning the RBG's through from black to white.

 

The reason the whites are bright is to do with the amount of contrast - that is the intensity/ luminance of the white.

 

THX will aim to set the contrast to a certain level for daytime and nightime - however there is no set rule here - there is no right and wrong.

Personally I found 2 things - high contrast gives the image a lot of zing and pop which is no doubt good - things stand out more with more clean cut edges - however the trade off is the whites in certain scenes are very bright / overstaurated - scenes in Masterchef for example the white coats they wear are savage white and dont look right - this is to me

The second I found is that sometimes even though the image can be more 3D sometimes things look stuck on - this I found has more to do with the gamma - the higher the contrast the more it bleaches (increases) the higher ire of the gamma.

On older TV's with no 10 point gamma controls like my LX5090 you either had an non flat gamma and high contrast or you had the sweetspot contrast and as flat as possible gamma.

 

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VoodooDoctor wrote:

Just make sure you get the bend the right way otherwise they'll stick out even more!

 

:cheers:

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ellisdj wrote:

Gel - an accurate greyscale gives an accurate white - so aligning the RBG's through from black to white.

 

The reason the whites are bright is to do with the amount of contrast - that is the intensity/ luminance of the white.

 

THX will aim to set the contrast to a certain level for daytime and nightime - however there is no set rule here - there is no right and wrong.

Personally I found 2 things - high contrast gives the image a lot of zing and pop which is no doubt good - things stand out more with more clean cut edges - however the trade off is the whites in certain scenes are very bright / overstaurated - scenes in Masterchef for example the white coats they wear are savage white and dont look right - this is to me

The second I found is that sometimes even though the image can be more 3D sometimes things look stuck on - this I found has more to do with the gamma - the higher the contrast the more it bleaches (increases) the higher ire of the gamma.

On older TV's with no 10 point gamma controls like my LX5090 you either had an non flat gamma and high contrast or you had the sweetspot contrast and as flat as possible gamma.

 

 

:cheers:

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Might be your camera, but the skin colour looks very white to me? Nice THX ornament though!  Wink

 

:cheers:   Yeah the whites are very white, that's how it was calibrated.  Without knowing too much about the process I think it was something to do with the greyscale, which is made up of the whites and blacks (I think).  It could also be the film and the pictures I have chosen.  But, yeah the whites are very white but that is a sign the calibration has been done well though (I think).

 

When Jules describe the process of the calibration he said the whites was the most important colour and then the other colours are accurate (again I think that's what he said).

 

I got two more which I took yesterday I will upload.

Are you sure the SKIN colour looks white? To me, it looks as if your camera took light readings from the dark areas and overexposed the skin colour, making it look whiter. A white skin colour of that magnitude is not accurate for that picture.

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Thats the photos making that look like that - overexposure on the camera

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gel wrote:

buzz_lightclick wrote:

Might be your camera, but the skin colour looks very white to me? Nice THX ornament though!  Wink

 

:cheers:   Yeah the whites are very white, that's how it was calibrated.  Without knowing too much about the process I think it was something to do with the greyscale, which is made up of the whites and blacks (I think).  It could also be the film and the pictures I have chosen.  But, yeah the whites are very white but that is a sign the calibration has been done well though (I think).

 

When Jules describe the process of the calibration he said the whites was the most important colour and then the other colours are accurate (again I think that's what he said).

 

I got two more which I took yesterday I will upload.

Are you sure the SKIN colour looks white? To me, it looks as if your camera took light readings from the dark areas and overexposed the skin colour, making it look whiter. A white skin colour of that magnitude is not accurate for that picture.

 

Skin tones look perfect to me, it was something Jules pointed out to me before and after calibration.  Before people could've had a red tinge to them and then after they were more natural.  I did notice my iPhone 4S was quite bright on the whites the other day!  

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ellisdj wrote:

Thats the photos making that look like that - overexposure on the camera

 

Yup.  

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Your pictures look great Gel and glad you've took the plunge and are now enjoying the benefits. Welcome to the club!

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Your pictures look great Gel and glad you've took the plunge and are now enjoying the benefits. Welcome to the club!

 

Cheers mate!   :cheers:

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hi  gel,great pictures there:clap: ,i,ve been trying to do some pictures,but they,ve been coming out pretty rubbish:doh: the p/q is good but the photos come out blurred,i know they,re not going to be as good as you calibrated big boys but will keep trying.david

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I am not wishing to be negative and I am more than happy to read these threads. My question is how 'valuable' a photo of a TV screen can ever be? Camera to file to (in my case) a tablet display. Surely any calibration will be sunk deeper than the Pasific Trench?

Glad to hear about benefits of calibration tho.  :cheers:

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davidvann wrote:

hi  gel,great pictures there:clap: ,i,ve been trying to do some pictures,but they,ve been coming out pretty rubbish:doh: the p/q is good but the photos come out blurred,i know they,re not going to be as good as you calibrated big boys but will keep trying.david

 

:cheers:

 

Take them with the flash off.  Make sure the picture is nearly still when you take them.

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