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Old 01-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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I just bought a vizio e500i-a1 (50" LED 120hz smart tv). I would like to know if there are any calibration suggestions to get the best HD picture (like how it looks in the store when you buy it). Also should I wait for a preiod of time before i calibrate it. Thanks for your help
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Your post worries me a tad.....

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TV's generally look like shit in the stores, why would you want that in your living room?
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TV's generally look like shit in the stores, why would you want that in your living room?
A lot of new HD buyers are looking for the VIVID imagery as seen in showrooms, because this is how they assume it is supposed to look, otherwise 'why would manufacturers and retailers have it set up that way'. I try explaining to those people the reason is because manufacturers want their panels to 'standout' from the rest of the others on display, so it catches your attention when your shopping. And those same people are the ones who are unimpressed at the appearance of a calibrated panel ("it's to 'flat' and dull looking")
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I get surprised how much better a TV looks in my living room versus the store sometimes. It really makes it hard for me to pick one out. I have to spend some time with it and turn off all those extra modes that only degrade the picture quality. I stay away from vivid and dynamic modes at all costs.
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The Rizz is right. When you buy a new set, all the settings are blasted to max. On the :vivid: setting to "pop" out at you in the store. Do the 10 steps. If not happy get a cal. disc. The best one I have seen yet in the Spears and Munsil. They supply blue filer glasses that are needed. There are other discs out there, the Disney disc is pretty good also. I spilt it with my brother. But at $25.00 still a good deal
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There is an excellent free calibration disc available AVSHD for download. Jus Google it and your sure o find the link.
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Thx for the headsup. I've been trying to locate a new Spears & Munsils disc but it's now OP they are supposed to be releasing a new edition that supposedly is 3D capable due to be released 4/2013 so it should be out soon. used copies of the original are selling for big bucks on EBay ( $100.00+ )

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