E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > Home Improvement

Home Improvement
Home Improvement ideas, help, DIYs, and show room. Got a home improvement project you need help with or want to share. Post your project now!

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-26-2006, 08:02 PM   #19
FloridaE46
Registered User
 
FloridaE46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: FL
Posts: 194
My Ride: *****
Quote:
Originally Posted by slow323ci
With all due respect in nearly 30 years of buying A/V electronics I've never seen a properly calibrated TV on display at any mass-market retailer. And I'm sure you are different than the rest, but I won't even go to Cicuit City any more because in my experience they have the least-educated salespeople in the business and the most useless display environment. Very frustrating to deal with and impossible to get a proper equipment audition. Although the latest Best Buy store layouts are just as bad and their salespeople are equally clueless. Just the fact that you claim calibration has a little effect leads me to believe you've probably never even seen a properly calibrated display. Although obviously the settings before calibration have a big effect on the changes after calibration.
I totally agree with you at almost every point..

Over 70% of the people that work at the huge electronic retailers do not know much about what they are selling, they may know the specs (which is drilled into heads) and such, but they really dont know how the unit acutally works! If you can find a seasoned employee at any of these retailers, stay with him (or her).. as for my myself i would say im pretty much seasoned, ive worked in the same department (entertainment, mainly flats panels, and projections) for about 3 years now and i have learned ALOT... So yes i totally agree with you on most of the employees not knowing much..

Second, my store director use to work for Imaging Science (believe it or not) helping out with the seminars and such, and he has all his own calibration equipment and knows how to use it very well. Our top of the line LG, Panasonic, and Hitatchi are all calibrated by him.. There definately is a difference in the picture, its not a 1080i vs 1080p difference but there is one there, i retract my statement of me saying something like "there is little difference in the picture after calibration" because with a properly calibrated television there is a noticeable difference.

If you really want to see the best of the best calibrated tv's, head to a entertainment convention and take a look.. that is where i saw a Fujitsu 1080p (playing in 1080p as well) 50 inch plasma properly calibrated and i have to say, that sh!t looked like the f'in future!!!!
__________________
** Removed annoying animated image - Tim330i **
**Thats's Racist**

FloridaE46 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use