I had a professional ISF calibrator(ChadB) come last Sunday and calibrate my Samsung 4K flat panel. While I was only satisfied with the SDR settings before the calibration, afterwards I was highly pleased with the outcome. Once ChadB finished, (5 hours later), I realized the reds were no longer blooming, the greens became what I expect to see in nature and skin tones are as if I were seeing someone in person.........and all of this was the SDR part of the calibration. All I can say about the HDR part, is WOW, the color accuracy is quite stunning and yes the improvement from an HDR/UHD blu-ray movie is quite apparent. Now that my Samsung 4K had a firmware update, a couple of months back, which added HDR10+ and HLG, I look forward to seeing this content in the future. For those of you that haven't experienced a professional calibration, I recommend if you can afford it, to at least having it performed once if only to satisfy your curiosity in seeing a difference from the DIY discs like DVE or Disney's WOW as compared to a professional performing an ISF or THX calibration. To me, a night and day difference.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2017 1:24:41 GMT -5 by LCSeminole
Money wisely spent my friend! Most people really don’t know what true colors look like once you get them in front of a monitor. Often way too much blue and just outright unnatural lighting and color.
5 hours is about average to do a proper calibration and there are places and menus in many tv’s that can’t be accessed unless you know the Calibraters Secrets. Ive witnessed first hand 4 calibrations in my home and each brought a stunning realistic and accurate picture to my tv’s.
Side note, one tv was calibrated twice, once originally and a second time 4 years later after they replaced my screen which was covered under an extended warranty. Yep, the calibration was covered too! 👍👍
Another calibration was free due to my status with BB at the time, they no longer offer that service for free.
I actually paid for two calibrations, and when I purchase my next generation TV, Ill do so again! Money well spent IMHO 👍🏻❤️😁