Some more Calibrated 2.2 Gamma picture of my 65VT65 for Gel.
These are looking really buff if I do say so myself - seriously good image on this TV now
Those are a stonking set of pictures ellis, really good image quality. Nice work sir!
The first one of gandelf is particularly good - fantastic colours and light/shade in the background.
Cant wait to get mine done now, 4 weeks to go.
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Get a dem of the 65" as well if you can mate - its really good being that big, its a fair bit more money but should hold back the upgrade urge longer I am hopng at least
I forgot to add this pic last time
I like that photo the best - cheers! How about Titanic?
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I went to do Titanic for you but in the disc I have its 3D only - I considered converting to 2D but wasnt sure if that would look truely representative and by then I had pressed eject lol. I will try it for you though mate
So I thought I would try The Hobbit.
2 things to point out - I only skipped through and watched real short clips but I noticed 2 improvements over my LX5090.
When I watched the film on my 5090 I didnt think the picture was that great - I was using the Pioneer BDP LX55 Blu Ray. I tested after with the Marantz and thought the picture was better.
Now looking at the film is actually a fantastic picture - the level of detail to the image is crazy, in some of the scenes I was really shocked by how good the image quality was looking - to me thats 1 for the 65VT and 1 for the Marantz UD7007.
The second thing to point out was the movement - I can see now how the film has been shot using a higher frame rate camera as the micro motion best way to describe it of the atcors like Bilbo pottering around was extraordinary.
I did not see that on the Pioneer / BDP LX55 or the UD7007 and the Pioneer - so thats a big one up for the VT65.
However I really did find the motion far superior on the UD7007 on my Pioneer prior to get the VT - bear that in mind Gel as you are considering buying. I think you will be better served with last years Marantz or maybe Denon over the Pioneer based on my experiences if you want a cheaper player, and I was a big fan if Pioneer BDP's - owned 3 of them until recently mate
I really want this film in 3D now as that would be an excellent watch by the looks of it
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Ah cool - appreciate it. Because I thought all 3D Blu-rays play 2D too? Yep, yesterday I had a demo of the 55 Pioneer and loved it to be honest. I like the way it shows a picture and for £250 is a bargain for me! I appreciate the Marantz is different and would probably be my first choice, but I just loved the picture so much yesterday.
As Promised some more photos - these are at 2.4 Gamma which I calibrated to last night on Pro 2 mode.
Now without a doubt this is the best image quality I have ever seen and I doubt it gets any better than this for 1920 x 1080 at present. Again my calibration is not 100% perfect - I spent ages tweaking and when somthing clicks in, somehting else gives - I think that is the nature of the displays - they are not able to track everything perfectly, but I think its so close its non visible anyway.
These are some crackers that I think blow yesterdays out of thw water, which is saying something.
2.4 gamma is only achiveable / anygood with a good calibration, but once you have it done the image is so rich and lush its obvious this is how its supposed to be - I am very happy - new cables comign today so can start watching some films
Avengers -,used this to warm the metre up so have to test after
Titanic - Factor in this is a 3D blu I have told the tv to display in 2D
Just to point out for all the photos I have taken and posted I dont spend hours doing it, I literally flick thorugh pause until it looks ok then take the picture
This tv is looking real good now
I am confused now. Wasn't the frame rate downgraded to 24 fps for blu ray? Blu ray is still 1080p/24 & not 1080p/48.
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I dont mean its any different I just mean it has improved motion, really smooth so you can see more - like Bilbo pottering around, he moves tiny amounts doddering, I did not see that before - in fact quite the oppostie i though the blu ray was average - its not its very good indeed. I think is definately related to thye frame rate it was shot at and I hope we see more in the future so we cna kiss goodbye to 24fps judder
The Titanic ones are awesome! Thanks very much, the TV is looking great!
Aww, you didn't do any pics of the good bit....
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Wow! Your TV is looking awesome.
How much will you charge to calibrate a LX5090 in the Walsall area?
I was going to post pics of her in the buff - but I thought it might offend
Hi Pindi - I had my LX5090 looking very close to that mate but only at 2.2 gamma - erm let me think about it - I am not a pro calibrator, I just taught myself to do it mate.
Just to make that clear - but I do know what I am doing I think
It looks like you have almost perfected the skill of self calibration though, so I'm willing to be your first customer.
I think an exchange of details is a good idea so we chat away from this thread - are you active on any other forums with private messaging such as AV Forum?
That makes sense. My user name is Soulo on AV Forums.
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