Ah thanks for the feedback, it is good to know you can go back to the old settings, I think Steve Withers is a good route. Looks like it will cost me £250 though, how much did you pay? Cheers.
If you get it done gel you will get a full report with all your settings listed for you, you can go back to the presets at the touch of a button with no issue. If the worst happens and you wipe the settings or need to do a factory reset then you just follow the settings in the report and input them to get back to the calibrated result.
Yep, that is really good to know - cheers!
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£225 to £250 for a single calibration seems to be a pretty standard price.
Interesting though the part about 2.4 calibration. Other than ellisdj who I remember reading calibrated his at 2.4 did any of the professional calibrations get done at 2.4? (For any tv not just the vt65's)
That is interesting re the 2:4 gamma. Mine was done at 2:2 (though we rarely, if ever, watch in true "blackout" conditions).
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i always watch my evening films in blackout conditions in the winter, it's a little more difficult in the summer
i guess that would be true blackout as the only light availble is the light from the tv, once I turn it off I can't see anything and keep tripping over the remotes, I really shouldn't keep them on the floor in the middle of the room
Oldboy, what happened to Homer ?
Wasn't appropriate to my forum name, meant to change it ages ago. The image comes from where my forum name came from ie the movie Oldboy, simply a fabulous movie and one of my top 3 movies of all time
I was only talking about Oldboy on one of my many Whatsapp chats a couple of days ago. It really is an epic film.
But, did the director copy one of the fight scenes from Enter the Dragon? Remember the breathtaking fight scene where he goes into the lift?
Bruce Lee does something very similiar in Enter the Dragon, although not quite on the same level.
I watched tennis for the first time on my VT65 last night and that looked fantastic. Motion was really good. The next step must be 4K.
I watched tennis for the first time on my VT65 last night and that looked fantastic.
I'm not sure tennis and fantastic should ever be in the same sentence
Yes my movie mode was calibrated to 2.4 rocket. Standard mode is set to 2.2 so I do have a choice between the two and when using movie mode I have just one table lamp on in the room to make it much darker and turn off my halogen floorlamp or indeed have the lights off entirely. A 2.4 setting in a bright room seems to crush the blacks and you lose detail and definition to any dark scene, Julian told me that 2.4 is now considered the optimal setting for movies but that different calibrators have their own view on that so perhaps that's not a given and depends on who calibrates your TV.
I do prefer the 2.4 movie setting for blu rays and dvds even though you do need to darken the room somewhat but it produces a far better image to my eyes, 2.2 standard mode is still great in a brighter room though and is set up for that environment but 2.4 movie mode is definately better.
Any news with your TV since the last update?
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My tv is being collected tomorrow for the retailer to do their own testing. Then I have to sit and wait and see if they either 'can't see it' or 'it's within spec'
or if they admit that it is faulty and will give me a refund
either way I expect to be waiting and chasing for a couple of weeks, such a painful process
Agreed. It's simply brilliant and a must see...shame Hollywood is about to completely ruin it by needlessly remaking it as they have run out of original ideas for movies, I hope it's an epic fail as the original is faultless.
I wouldn't say the fight scene with the hammer copies Enter The Dragon though...there are similar in style and indeed cinematogrophy but are very different scenes although taking the nunchucks out of the the scene from Enter The Dragon initially was a mistake and it's great that later editions restored it. I'm just happy you are as much of a fan of that scene from Enter The Dragon as I am as far too many people hold up the final scenes featuring the mirrored room as the iconic scenes but for me that whole escape part of the film is far better and more brutal.
The fight scene in Oldboy is alot shorter and far more brutal and nasty than anything in Enter The Dragon and serves a very different purpose as he had been waiting for the opportunity for so long, if you have ever seen The Raid then you can see where alot of the tone for the fight scenes in there came from...Oldboy. Very similar in tone and shot in claustrophobic corridors with little room to move and no extended kicks and punches, a kick or a punch does hurt and Hollywood should take note
I havent found the 2.4 calibration it to crush blacks in lighter room viewing - I have mine on 2.4 gamma all the time. I dont generally watch films in the daytime that much - more general tv, there is not a huge amount of dark scenes in general tv. When I have put films on I havent found the images lacking in the blacks at all. I would close the curtains to watch a film seriously - but that will not be total blackout conditions. I have found at 2.4 gamma everything is shown up - by that I mean poor production, poor camera work/ focusing - one scene or bit of a scene can be more in focus than another due to the camera angle, work, light etc. Not all camera work is spot on I can really see the difference in the lighting in certain parts of programs. How an outdoor filmed part of a program with dull sun light is not a clear as as one in a manufactured or brighter sun lit filmed part of the same thing .... Maybe I am just imagining it... Not just a little bit - its clear as a day.
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Good to see that there are 2.4 calibrations out there. So 2.2 is better for a brighter room, 2.4 is better for a darker room. 2.4 in a bright room looses the blacks, what if you do 2.2 in a dark room, that's the difference to 2.4?
The fight continues then
I just hope that once the retailer has looked at it they see sense and that you get a refund, it does seem to have dragged on and on this one though and it's about time you had a definitive answer one way or the other. Fingers crossed you get some good news soon and can move on, what's on the hit list to replace it or haven't you thought that far ahead yet?
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