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You can get a calibration done at best buy. I wouldn't use just a "calibration disc" to calibrate your tv. All you can do with that is change whats called front page settings. You go to your menu, change color, sat, contrast, bright, etc...
An actual TV calibration is done using high tech equipment with sensors and what not. He actually goes into the service part of the TV, and changes CUT OFFS. Brightness settings from the factory are crazy high, as well as blue levels (the easiest color of the spectrum for humans to see). When they turn that up they have to up the RED and GREEN as well. The guy will show you what he is doing while he is doing it, so you know your money is well spent. I do work at best buy and didn't use to try to sell the calibrations because I thought they were a waste of money.
Needless to say, after the demo, I sold about 10 that week.
They are indeed a bit expensive ($300) but there are pro's to it besides the great picture.
He used the metaphor of a car running at red line. This should very well make your TV possibly last 2-5 years longer. I good investment for plasma users.
ALL TV's need CALIBRATION!!! DLP projectors are the worse as far as Blue and Brightness levels.
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