Originally Posted by jragosta
You're making a big deal out of calibration and it's irrelevant. That suggests strongly that you're playing the "I'm better than you" game based on snobbery rather than facts.
The reason that calibration doesn't matter is that if you have pixelation in the streamed video, it will be pixelated regardless of whether the monitor is calibrated or not. If you have banding, it will have banding regardless of whether the monitor is calibrated or not.
It's nice that your wife can tell the difference (or at least wants you to think she can tell the difference - which is understandable given your snobbery). It's also irrelevant. Millions of people are happy with DVD quality, so it's good enough for a large fraction of the population. If Apple wants to offer 1080p, it's up to the individual consumer whether to buy it or not - you don't get to decide for anyone else.
Being that you are the smartest person you know (since we can insult each other now)- You would know that banding is much more visible on darker colors than lighter colors. So- if your TV wasn't calibrated correctly, and wasn't as bright as it should be, you would see banding much more prominently. In addition, you adjust sharpness when you calibrate. If sharpness is too high, it can exaggerate artifacts or even create them. You could have a Blu Ray that had no Halo or Ghosting artifact that showed, but because your TV isn't properly calibrated- it appears you do. This has nothing to do with the content of the Blu Ray, it is all in your poorly calibrated TV. To claim that calibration has nothing to do with visible artifacts is incorrect. Plain and simple.
But, of course, as smart as you are, you already knew that.
But while you're calling me snobby- I mentioned a $20 Blu Ray that you can buy earlier in this thread- again, I'll mention it- World of Wonder (WOW) from Disney
. I believe most people can purchase a $20 Disc- but of course, that would make them snobs too since they would be able to have a pricey and luxurious $20 disc that only the best can afford. Congrats on sounding like a douche.
How many threads do I have to make you look like on idiot before you just stop responding?Here
is the last one you didn't know what you were talking about.