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post #31 of 49 Old 07-18-2011, 12:54 PM
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You da man, Ray! Best wishes on your birthday.
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post #32 of 49 Old 07-18-2011, 06:15 PM
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You are the man. Saving souls, one projector at a time.

The arch enemy of projector chaos.

Why don't you go with Daniel to look at Panasonic's new projector?
It would be interesting to hear your thoughts.

Happy Birthday Ray,
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What!!!! I missed Ray's birthday!! Happy b-day Ray.

The 101 is soooo very nice!!!
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Got the God sent PM from Ray with his number and invitation to give him a call! Helped answer a lot of questions, dispel some wrong ideas and point me in the correct direction!
Thanks Ray, I will try not to bug you to much!
BTW The don't touch green didn't work on the projector since there was little red, but the touch red as little as possible worked grand! Very happy with the results!
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Airscape,
You are welcome...and glad to hear you got that projector dialed in.

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Ray,

I can't thank you enough for again taking the time to answer my recent questions.

You unselfishly give of yourself and ask nothing in return. You are a true gentleman, and we're all lucky to have your vast knowledge and experience as a resource.

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I know I promised Ray that I would get my calibration write up asap but....I've been so busy enjoying my TV now! At first glance I thought the calibration was so so but wow I was wrong. Content just looks so much more lively now compared to my old settings on my PN59D6500 plasma. Even my friends who came over for a movie night yesterday had to comment on the PQ.

Ray was also able to help guide me in the right direction to calibrate my HTPC source. I almost got it done right (spent a week trying to just get brightness right haha darn htpc) and will probably be calling him later today for some help with apl clipping. All in all if you WANT your TV/Projector to look great, RayJr is the man to talk to!

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
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Add my name to the long list of people Ray's helped!
It all started with a calibration training I took last October, Ray was there helping out. He told me at the training that I could call, PM or email if I ever had any questions/problems.....I thought that he was just trying to be nice. Fast forward to present day, I'm still calibrating, and he wasn't just trying to be nice.......he's a saint!! I've talked with him on the phone for hours, and the great thing is that most of those times, he's called me......he has eyes everywhere.tongue.gif Bottom line is, Ray is awesome!

Thanks Ray for the many times you've saved me from breaking things, and going insane!


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Hello to all and happy holidays!

Well, I received my Holiday gift early. Truly there is no realistic way to thank Ray adequately for what he has given me -his time, but I will give it the best I have today to express my gratitude -Thank you Ray!

For the past 3 months or so, it seems like I was chasing my tail more and more as I used the tools and calibrated displays especially with the conversion from CalMAN v4 to v5. I was having a heck of a time relating to the new gamma layouts (especially the inverted gamma luminance chart), absolute v relative gamma, and dynamic range in v5 -it was definitely running me and I was not running it. Unfortunately, I currently lack the skills to competently modify or build the workflow I think I need. And, there's the rub. Beyond not knowing how to actually make what I wanted, I didn't know what I wanted, because there are so many useful options to play with. I definitely got blinded by the magnitute of the software. As if those points weren't enough to make you scream, I had also got really twisted into thinking I could effectively, possibly manipulate the entire gamma linearity within a 2pt system.. In short, I was just lost and full of the wrong idea.

Anyway, out of the blue last night, I received a telephone call from Ray. Realize, I have never met him or spoken to him directly; so, I was humbled and definitely blown away. I had only read his posts online, and I recall being in awe a bit with his diplomacy, integrity and the way he has been able to gently help people find the truth, regardless of whether or not they would accept it. I was one of those people at times.

He called just to see if he could help, no strings attached. He actually said he just wanted to help if he could. Well, it was a very long conversation in time (~4 hrs), but very short in some respects because he and I could have gone on all night and into the next day. I felt I had finally made a connection with someone I could clearly understand -he made it so simple. We thoroughly ferreted out where I had lost my way. What a gift! It seems like I sort of knew the direction, but was really trying to do something that just wasn't realistic, and he was able to explain it so well, and so clear, that it will be hard to forget. Teaching is an art as well, and he has a wonderful palet of knowledge from which to paint a beautiful picture many ways.

Though I still don't know what I did right to deserve his attention, I sure respect and value his time and the amount he gave me. I will remember his selfless act for the rest of my life. I just hope some day I can carry even a portion of the torch of knowledge he has. It was a pleasure to talk with someone who has such passion and understanding. It is far easier for somone to just simply reply and pontificate a lofty answer than it is to take a leap of faith, pick up the phone, and reach out to someone struggling. Again, thanks Ray for having the confidence in yourself and strength to reach out. We definitely all are benefitting from it.

I look forward to further discussion with Ray. He definitely does this because he loves it, not because he has to. I, for one, am glad there are folks such as him in this industry -it would definitely be a great loss to us all if he had NOT chosen this industry to apply his knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart Ray. And, if there is any way I can ever be of assistance, just let me know. I will do my best to represent the industry and pay it forward.

Kindest Regards,
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Add my name to the long list of people Ray's helped!
It all started with a calibration training I took last October, Ray was there helping out. He told me at the training that I could call, PM or email if I ever had any questions/problems.....I thought that he was just trying to be nice. Fast forward to present day, I'm still calibrating, and he wasn't just trying to be nice.......he's a saint!! I've talked with him on the phone for hours, and the great thing is that most of those times, he's called me......he has eyes everywhere.tongue.gif Bottom line is, Ray is awesome!

Thanks Ray for the many times you've saved me from breaking things, and going insane!


Shane
Well I’m back; I’m still calibrating, and Ray’s been a HUGE help. Ray’s helped me so much; I could write a small novel…..I’ll spare us all. It’s very refreshing to have someone in this industry, like Ray, who’s so willing to help and share their knowledge.


Thanks Rayjr,

Shane
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Just wanted to add my experience to the thread. Reached out to Ray with a calibration issue, he not only responded quickly he asked for my number and called me back. He was very helpful and easy to talk to. He talks to you not down to you wish is refreshing. Thanks Ray for your insight and expertise !
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Just wanted to add my experience to the thread. Reached out to Ray with a calibration issue, he not only responded quickly he asked for my number and called me back. He was very helpful and easy to talk to. He talks to you not down to you wish is refreshing. Thanks Ray for your insight and expertise !

Glad I could be of help.

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Happy Holidays Ray !

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Merry Calibration, and Happy New Display! smile.gif
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Thanks Guys....Merry Christmas to you both.
ElectronicTonic ..Happy New Display to me smile.gif Loving the 60" VT60

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Just got a hold of Rayjr for some calibrating tips and advice and he responded rather quickly to help me out.

For a Pro to do this ,I tip my cap to you kind sir.

I greatly appreciate the help and advice.

Thanks again friend and a Happy New Year to you and yours...smile.gif
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Ray is the best.

@Ray - new home and theater are coming along and will be sending you measurements in a couple months when I can get my meters in there.

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Thanks Guys....Merry Christmas to you both.
ElectronicTonic ..Happy New Display to me smile.gif Loving the 60" VT60

RayJr

Congrats on the new display!

I'm getting ready to see how my calibration is holding up. Still not sure if I like bt.1886 over 2.2, but it sure is nice to have options. It will aldi be my first cal with a backlight installed.
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