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calibrate - what is it

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by JTR, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. JTR

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    Sorry guys, but what is "calibrate" and do I need to do it.
    I have a Pioneer 434, one year old with out of the box setting, except for contrast, turned down to half, and sharpness turned down to - 1

    Sky & DVD only & I'm pretty happy with the picture. Can improvements be made ?

    JR
     
  2. Piers

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    ISF calibration is what is being discussed here. The link in my signature will explain what it is all about.
     
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    potentially earth shattering (in a PQ sense) serch for "ISF" at see what people think
     
  4. Davidgilmour

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    why don't the pioneer and panasonic engineers calibrate it by default ?
     
  5. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Good question David. Even if they did you'd find that the difference between source components outputs would mean it wouldn't be perfect.....unless the unit matched the output levels of their test pattern generator...it'd be alot closer though....

    Generally they don't though as they want their products to "stand out".....so they deliberately set them up for a "pleasing" look rather than an accurate one......

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