Color Temperature? (Tosh 32HFX72)

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  1. Kevin C Brown

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    Just got a new player, so I'm recalibrating.

    Is there any rule of thumb for choosing color temp of the set? (Direct view 32" CRT.)

    If I look at the default settings, Toshiba offers:

    warm for the "movie" setting
    medium for "standard" (normal TV)
    cool for "sports" (more dynamic and brighter TV)

    I have been using "warm", but just thought I'd check around. Thanks!
     
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    Toshiba says that warm is the most accurate for temp. closest to D6500 ...

    As to whether this is actually true is unlikely.

    all things being equal ... use warm.

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    Awesome, thanks. I was getting nervous that I had been doing it "wrong" for the last 18 months. I just noticed that it said warm = reddish, medium = neutral, and cool = bluish in the manual. But since the "movie" setting used warm, I think that's why I used it in the first place.

    Michael- Since you're an ISF guy, here's a question I've never gotten a good answer too. [​IMG] I know that when I use Avia, I get different results for example, if I use the component video connection vs the S video connection. So, if the calibration is different depending on the connection method, how do I calibrate for the cable (coax) input (for "normal" TV)? I have always just copied the settings over from the S-video input, thinking that that's closer than component, but I never knew for sure. ??
     
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    The answer to your question is "42." [​IMG]

    If one were to calibrate your set, we would do it based on your DVD player because while not perfect, it is the most consistent video source you have. We would do it via component because component is better than S-video.

    So where does this leave the other stuff? Hmmm.

    Well you've watched cable and satellite enough to know that things can change a lot from channel to channel ... program to program. Too bright, too dark, too colourful, not enough colour ... so which is right? So we don't bother calibrating for cable because of this.

    When the TV is set up for DVD ... your DVD will be ... let's say 100% accurate ... but your cable will now be much closer than it was ... say 90% ... which is good enough given the variance in the signal.

    If we don't calibrate ... then your cable might be 40% accurate and of course the DVD would not be accurate as well.

    It is also possible to calibrate the cable signal to a test signal generator ... but unless you sit and watch the test patterns all day ... wouldn't really be of any additional benefit than just the DVD method. You'd still be at 90% but you would have paid extra to have it done. Monies better spent elsewhere.

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  5. Kevin C Brown

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    Awesome, thanks!
     

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