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a lot of LCD/LED televisions don't have ISF settings or any advanced settings to unlock either. it's very basic. colour, R/G/B, brightness, sharpness, contrast, colour temperature.

Exactly. All the reason why the average consumer is perfectly capable of doing it themselves.

You don't need anything beyond those settings to stop crushing blacks, washed out whites, and adjust skin tone. Anybody with a bit of know how that wants to adjust those settings can often do it through the service menu (accessible through button sequences) if they're so inclined.

Are you implying that unless you are an expert, touching any of those settings is a waste of time?
 
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you can't fix a lot with these kinds of settings and it's not enough for a proper calibration. there is no home theater enthusiast tag so I chose audiophile.

my advice is pick the flattest or dimmest picture setting and leave it alone. if you like movies.. buy a Plasma or Projector.
    
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you can't fix a lot with these kinds of settings and it's not enough for a proper calibration. there is no home theater enthusiast tag so I chose audiophile.

my advice is pick the flattest or dimmest picture setting and leave it alone. if you like movies.. buy a Plasma or Projector.

You claim to be a home theater enthusiast, yet advise people to "pick the darkest and be done with it"?

What if their TV is in a bright room? Should they pick a setting where all detail is lost and watching silhouettes is the result? Calibration is about optimizing your display. Calibrating a TV for a home theater room is different than calibrating a TV that sits in a bright living room.

Your advice is far too general and ignorant to be that of an enthusiasts. Enthusiasts, by definition are enthusiastic about their hobby. If you are truly enthusiastic about home theaters, you wouldn't be so pessimistic about other people trying to achieve better picture quality. An enthusiast should encourage, not discourage others from their hobby.
 
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the picture setting the least like torch mode is the one most likely to be in the ballpark. buy blackout curtains? ISF Day/Night? what do you want me to say. enthusiast don't use LED televisions. sorry. i'm a simple woman and keep things simple so people understand me. if you want to geek up and get neurotic go to AVSForums.
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with my T.V. I set it too standard as dynamic sucks then I adjust the LED backlighting and turn off the auto adjust for room lighting, then I set the MHz to a setting so I don't get motion blur (not sure which one I ended up with as it has 4 choices) and then when we watch movies I close the mini-blinds and turn off all the lights and I watch Blu-ray movies only. and everything looks good too all of us watching. when I first bought my new t.v. as an upgrade I tried messing with all the fancy settings as it has a bunch, and it just gave me a headache, movies look great too all of so it's good enough.
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Exactly. All the reason why the average consumer is perfectly capable of doing it themselves.

You don't need anything beyond those settings to stop crushing blacks, washed out whites, and adjust skin tone. Anybody with a bit of know how that wants to adjust those settings can often do it through the service menu (accessible through button sequences) if they're so inclined.

Are you implying that unless you are an expert, touching any of those settings is a waste of time?

Messing around with the service menu is not something people should do, it's a sure way of bricking your TV. The amount of people across the web that have done exactly that by adjusting a setting is widespread. Even a lot of TV engineers find the service menu settings rather alien to them.
 
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Messing around with the service menu is not something people should do, it's a sure way of bricking your TV. The amount of people across the web that have done exactly that by adjusting a setting is widespread. Even a lot of TV engineers find the service menu settings rather alien to them.

Those that are so determined to calibrate to levels that the standard settings don't support, aren't the ones scared to touch the service menu.
 
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the only time I access the service menu is to see how many hours are clocked on the panel or to calibrate the white balance.
    
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10-point white balance, gamma and CMS are all available under Custom picture settings with newer Plasmas like the Panasonic VT50.



Edited by bumblebee1980 - 4/1/13 at 8:37pm
    
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post #30 of 44
You know bumblebee1980, you actually were the first one to even mention LCD technology as the type of TV. Everything before your post didn't seem to name it at all.

Also, in the OP he even mentions at least setting it to a certain mode, and changing four or five settings, just to make it halfway decent. I too am confused by your pessimism on this as this IS supposed to be a quick and dirty method for at least something.
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