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View Poll Results: How Would You Like Your TV Adjusted
1. Settings Accurately Calibrated so you see exactly what is on a DVD or is being transmitted over air 2 33.33%
2. Setting them the way you like, despite penalties against accuracy 3 50.00%
3. Factory Defaults - Everything Cranked To High Heaven! 1 16.67%
4. What Settings - 'If it aint broke don't fix it!' 0 0%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Despite consumer television sets having changed form factor dramatically in the last decade - from bulky tubes to less than one inch thick - adjustments are still available for picture and sound. Do you use them?

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Old 07-26-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Factory default settings are not going to be accurate for all environments. My settings are way, way different than the default.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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I don't think there is such a thing as "accurate." In photography, the various film emulsions had to be taken into account, and it was common knowledge that Ektachrome slewed to greens, Agfa to red, and Kodachrome was over-saturated. That was on top of color temperature. Much the same goes for various "nominal" settings. Now add in cone fatigue in the eye and the way the brain adjusts, and short of a spectrometer "accuracy" is subjective. Remember the internet dress color debate?
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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I really think it's subjective like Harry said. If I have settings the way I like them, then that means those settings are accurate and pleasing to my eye. They might be way off for other people, but I've never had anybody to come over and tell me I need to calibrate my TV.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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I really think it's subjective like Harry said. If I have settings the way I like them, then that means those settings are accurate and pleasing to my eye. They might be way off for other people, but I've never had anybody to come over and tell me I need to calibrate my TV.
You can adjust your settings any way you wish, just remember though there is only one accurate adjustment for each setting, as determined by SMPTE-approved reference test patterns available on DVD, Blu Ray, or on line. You will not be seeing movies and TV shows as their producers intended, even if you 'like' what you see, if setting to 'personal preference'.

I calibrate TVs part-time, and there are people who are both pleased and stunned by the realism of a calibrated image. Calibration ensures that a display neither adds nor subtracts anything to or from whatever it is displaying. It allows your TV or projector to become a window to whatever is on the other side. Most of my clients would never accept personal preference again.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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Life is to short to mucking around a in TV menu to make minor improvements to video quality if any.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Life is to short to mucking around a in TV menu to make minor improvements to video quality if any.
Your loss! It's not like you have to do it all the time.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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You can adjust your settings any way you wish, just remember though there is only one accurate adjustment for each setting, as determined by SMPTE-approved reference test patterns available on DVD, Blu Ray, or on line. You will not be seeing movies and TV shows as their producers intended, even if you 'like' what you see, if setting to 'personal preference'.

I calibrate TVs part-time, and there are people who are both pleased and stunned by the realism of a calibrated image. Calibration ensures that a display neither adds nor subtracts anything to or from whatever it is displaying. It allows your TV or projector to become a window to whatever is on the other side. Most of my clients would never accept personal preference again.
My faith in the infallibility of producers and creators died when Jar Jar Binks was created. YMMV. The SMPTE standard reference sometimes means that sometimes the sh*te is just a little too realistic.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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My faith in the infallibility of producers and creators died when Jar Jar Binks was created. YMMV. The SMPTE standard reference sometimes means that sometimes the sh*te is just a little too realistic.
Questionable taste in content production has nothing to do with making sure ones TV does not alter/add/detract from content displayed on it.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:34 PM
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Settings... just few, more like a customization. Other than that, TV works so I am not fooling with it...
Did I explored every function? I KNOW I didn't. But I am not much of a TV person anyway.
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