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TV Calibration

by flagcraig / May 21, 2009 2:36 AM PDT

I am getting ready to buy a Samsung UN55B7100. I am having the retail store mount it on the wall. They want an additional $300.00 to calibrate the TV. Is it necessary to calibrate this TV considering I am already paying 3K for it? Thanks.

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any news?
by chommer32 / July 26, 2009 9:40 AM PDT
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I am about to buy the same TV. Have you learned anything about the settings or calibration?

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by caprich96 / November 14, 2009 2:22 PM PST
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I want to know if anyone of you know the perfect settings to calibrate the sony bravia xbr 8 46 inch thanks

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Samsung UN55B7000 Calibration Information Thread
by gedalneil / December 4, 2009 11:20 PM PST
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calibration DVD
by entropy007 / December 22, 2009 10:12 PM PST
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I came across a HDTV calibration dvd that you can use to calibrate your tv's picture setting and audio. Found it at BB it was very helpful and works great!

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Settings Needed: LG Model 32LD520
by pennyboy1 / August 4, 2010 1:11 PM PDT
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I just bought a new HDTV need to adjust it

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Quickie calibration
by RushRocks / December 26, 2009 1:27 PM PST
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The answer is YES, all sets should be properly calibrated. But, if you are not in a controlled environment (i.e. custom built home theater) you can do a pretty good job with calibration disc on your own. All THX DVDs have a calibration tool on them (think: Star Wars discs) It's called THX Optimizer and it's easy to follow, and easy to tweak (although not always easy to find in the menus)

Professional calibration is well worth the money. The store will probably not use a calibraion device (a $5000 tool), so just do what they do, and use a disc.

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I work at Best Buy, I sell TVs, I buy them too,
by Vinsir / February 9, 2011 5:24 PM PST
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We do use the calibration tool. We fully calibrate the inputs to the lighting of the room and to the device. I know exactly what they are doing but still paid for them to do it more so cause a optimizing disk doesn't do it. From first hand experience going in and changing how a tv defines a color will be well worth the $150 Best Buy charges for calibration. The only downside is they only do 2 inputs for $150.

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