How often to calibrate TV?

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  1. Rob Dawn

    Rob Dawn Stunt Coordinator

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    Subject says it all...
    I last calibrated my TV about 18 months ago with Video Essentials.
    Does it need to be redone every once in a while or good to go for years?
    (I have a 32" Sony that's about 7-8 years old with S-video connection for DVD & Sat.)

    I'm sure "it doesn't hurt" to do it every once in a while, but it's kinda time consuming (I'd rather watch a movie than calibrate my set!), so I'm looking to see if anyone has noticed that things get a little off every X months/years...

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    If you haven't made any changes to gear, I don't feel a recal would be necessary. After the power goes out, etc... I usually recheck it, but it almost never needs adjustment. It really only takes about 10-15 min to recheck, since you shouldn't sit through all the info, just skip right to the test patterns (after the warm up period).
     
  3. ChrisMatson

    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    I double-check mine about every three months or so. So far, I haven't had to change any settings after my initial AVIA calibration. I did recalibrate after switching from the "Neutral" to "Warm" setting.
     

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