Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano
Imagine HDTVs that ship from the factory with a "showroom" mode and a "in-home" mode where they are calibrated for real-world use.
If manufacturers aren't willing to spend the few pennies it would have taken to put BNC connectors on their sets there's absolutely no chance they'll spend the money to have someone at the factory actually calibrate their sets.
Was just down in Boca for isf training and while there are more sets coming that are isf certified, most of these require calibration as their "out of the box" settings are still showroom-oriented. Joel Silver and his isf crew have been collecting pre-calibration data for years now and, interestingly (but not surprising), most of the sets that exhibit the worst as-shipped settings are also those that top the sales charts!