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post #1 of 2 Old 02-29-2008, 08:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Since I'm purchasing a new TV, I want to get the best colors I can. I could have geek squad do it for me, but then that means I will have to pay them 300 dollars. I'm pretty sure if i can put a computer together and overclock my video card and ram, i can calibrate a TV and not need a professional to do it. So are there guides and what what tools do i need?

Professional calibration from places like best buy seem like a huge rip off. I asked my managers would they get it and they said no. One said yes but he was just trying to get me to spend money on services.

FYI: Best buy makes money off of services and warranties, not the actual product themselves. just in case you didn't know.
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I just bought a new Samnsung 40" LCD and my neighbor brought over his calibration DVD. We ran it through the tests and I didn't have to change a thing to be perfectly calibrated with the DVD samples.

So I guess for that TV at least, it was a waste of time/effort (it took a long time).

If you are overclocking, read this please....

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