Major problems calibrating Vizio TV to MacBook Pro

wcrankshaw

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I have my new 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to a 22" Vizio 1080p TV via TB>HDMI adapter. I've tried everything I can think of to get the OSX Calibration tool to work on this monitor, but it just won't. No matter what I set the Vizio Brightness/Contrast settings to, I can't get the expert options to work. For example, the first apple in the box thing gets balanced, but the second one is too far out to be balanced. From that point nothing looks right. Has anyone else ever calibrated a Vizio monitor or had similar problems without using expensive calibration software? Thanks.
 

terraphantm

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I have my new 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to a 22" Vizio 1080p TV via TB>HDMI adapter. I've tried everything I can think of to get the OSX Calibration tool to work on this monitor, but it just won't. No matter what I set the Vizio Brightness/Contrast settings to, I can't get the expert options to work. For example, the first apple in the box thing gets balanced, but the second one is too far out to be balanced. From that point nothing looks right. Has anyone else ever calibrated a Vizio monitor or had similar problems without using expensive calibration software? Thanks.
I think it's a TV thing. I can't get my Panasonic Plasma (P58VT25) calibrated quite right either - and this is literally the TV Peter Jackson used as a reference for mastering the LotR Blu-rays. I think it's best to use a default profile and then calibrate the TV itself with one of those calibration DVDs. Or if your TV takes an RS232 connection, you could do much more indepth calibrations through that.
 

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I think it's a TV thing. I can't get my Panasonic Plasma (P58VT25) calibrated quite right either - and this is literally the TV Peter Jackson used as a reference for mastering the LotR Blu-rays. I think it's best to use a default profile and then calibrate the TV itself with one of those calibration DVDs. Or if your TV takes an RS232 connection, you could do much more indepth calibrations through that.
It might be the same model but I highly doubt that it is literally the same TV Peter Jackson used.
 

terraphantm

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It might be the same model but I highly doubt that it is literally the same TV Peter Jackson used.
I think most people understood that. Most of the time a consumer set will be marketed as "based on the technology used by professionals" or some bs like that. But no, he used this very model ( or perhaps the next size up)
 

wcrankshaw

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Jul 20, 2012
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I think it's a TV thing. I can't get my Panasonic Plasma (P58VT25) calibrated quite right either - and this is literally the TV Peter Jackson used as a reference for mastering the LotR Blu-rays. I think it's best to use a default profile and then calibrate the TV itself with one of those calibration DVDs. Or if your TV takes an RS232 connection, you could do much more indepth calibrations through that.
Thanks. I gave up on the calibration tool and got it looking as close as possible with all the internal tv settings. The hardest part was adjusting the white balance to not be overly yellow.