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Hi, this may sound a bit odd...
I have an Optoma HD26 projector, would like to get it calibrated. However I am in a country where there are no ISF calibrators (at least that I know off).
If anyone (ISF Calibrator) has calibrated an Optoma HD26 projector, is it possible to PM me, maybe we could work out a deal for the settings.

Any help is appreciated.
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Jeff Meier of AccuCal Calibration Exceeds Expectations

Jeff Meier of AccuCal came all the way from Missouri to Maryland and calibrated my home theater system, both video and sound. I was a bit reluctant to spend $596, but I am so glad I hired him! If you need calibration -- or if you have had calibration and you think it is still not as right as it should be. Hire Jeff!! I mean it. He spent quality time with my system, and the picture and sound are so much better than I ever imagined they could be, that I can't say enough about how skilled and professional he is. I don't have expensive equipment -- mostly consumer reports best buy type stuff -- but Jeff made it look and sound better than anything I have ever experienced at any of my friends homes, and I have friends with six figure theater systems in their homes. Hire Him! Period.

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Jeff Meier of AccuCal came all the way from Missouri to Maryland and calibrated my home theater system, both video and sound. I was a bit reluctant to spend $596, but I am so glad I hired him! If you need calibration -- or if you have had calibration and you think it is still not as right as it should be. Hire Jeff!! I mean it. He spent quality time with my system, and the picture and sound are so much better than I ever imagined they could be, that I can't say enough about how skilled and professional he is. I don't have expensive equipment -- mostly consumer reports best buy type stuff -- but Jeff made it look and sound better than anything I have ever experienced at any of my friends homes, and I have friends with six figure theater systems in their homes. Hire Him! Period.

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Thanks for the props. It was my pleasure. I had similar comments from the head of post production for Focus Features as well.
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Any calibrators in south louisiana?
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Any calibrators in south louisiana?

I will be going to Texas in January on a big road trip. I could swing by if you'd like. Just fill out the contact form on my website. Thanks.


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I own a Panasonic Plasma 60GT30. It is 3.5 years old and I am wondering if ISF calibration would be beneficial. A bit of back story: I did the burn in slides when I first purchased the set, I also went into the service menu and made some adjustments and then used the Disney WOW calibration disc. After all of this, I am not sure if I believe the picture is optimal.


-Do ISF calibrators offer levels of services after doing a quick assessment?
- Is there a way to compare performing a self calibration to what an ISF service would offer?
- Also, If I go the ISF route should I go with a certified Panasonic calibrator (if that exists) and do they make adjustments to the service menus (maybe to fix anything I may have screwed up).
- In summary, should I spend the money on this set or apply it to a new set a couple of years from now?
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Your set is one of the last plasmas ever made, so out of the starting gate I think you should keep it. And no, there are no certified Panasonic calibrators.

That said, usually calibrators have their schedule of prices as it sits.

What I do, since you are asking - and this has happened on the last 2 Panny's I have seen - is have a minimum charge (which is still more than half) and a standard charge. If the display is so close to being ON as it sits - if after exploring the display and all its myriad sets of settings and coming up with the best cocktail for that particular display - if doing an in depth calibration that changes the grayscale and CMS settings would really not improve the picture in a noticeable way, I tell the owner that and just charge the minimum. This is after, however, an hour or 2 - sometimes even 3 - of testing the display and taking time and care on the education of the consumer/owner. Plus travel.

Often the owner agrees and the minimum is all that gets charged, but often the owner wants the Full Monty anyway, and we proceed with the full blown calibration.

Other calibrators may just want to make sure the calibration gets done in full and not mess with minimums. I respect that too. This is just the way I do it.

If you want to see the difference between your calibration and a calibrator's calibration, max yours out first. Keep track of all your starting points, so you can go back there if you need to, record your new settings as well, and do your best. Then when the calibrator gets there he will do his thing and you can see the difference.

From my experience most owners don't know what they have been missing until they have had a professional calibration from a fully trained and experienced calibrator, like those on this thread. A lot goes into a calibrator's education, it's not just a lot of book learning. An ISF training is very hands-on, and when ISF says they are a Foundation, they mean it. A lot of what goes on once on location is taking time and care with the owner himself, to impart as much of that learned knowledge as possible during the calibration.



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Well Mr. Bob, if I lived in your area I would take you up on that. I live in central New Jersey. Anyone out there interested in discussing calibrating my plasma? if so, please PM me. Thanks
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I have two Plasmas I want to have calibrated, a Panny 65VT50 and Samsung 60F8500. Two HDMI inputs on each display. I live in Saginaw, Michigan. Anybody interested in discussing calibrating these plasmas, please PM with some quotes.
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hi CD. Send me an email and I will ensure that you are properly taken care of.

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I may be picking up a Samsung PN64F8500 (yeeeaaahhhh) and would need someone to mount it on my fireplace, run wiring to my components (probably through the attic is my guess) and probably run an AC outlet to the TV (closest ones are on the floor to the sides of the fireplace), hide the wiring and of course calibration. I'm in Los Angeles. Any recommendations and ballpark price quotes? THANKS!!!
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Any ISF Calibrators in the Houston, Texas area?
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Any ISF Calibrators in the Houston, Texas area?
I am in Houston next week, but I am booked at this time. I will return in February.
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Hi, Im in North Jersey (Union County) and looking for someone to calibrate my Panny 55Vt60. Please PM me with availability and prices.
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I'm in Los Angeles. Any recommendations and ballpark price quotes? THANKS!!!
No one in L.A.?
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Central Mass Worcester Area
No in any hurry but would like to have the UN60HU8550 calibrated.
There is a Samsung 48" UN48H6400A I would like cal'ed as well.

Let me know if anyone will be in the area.

Thank you
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Central Mass Worcester Area
No in any hurry but would like to have the UN60HU8550 calibrated.
There is a Samsung 48" UN48H6400A I would like cal'ed as well.

Let me know if anyone will be in the area.

Thank you
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I seem to recall having been to my house to cal a panny PH set for me.
maybe 10 years ago. Yikes.

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I seem to recall having been to my house to cal a panny PH set for me.
maybe 10 years ago. Yikes.

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Well is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Well is that a good thing or a bad thing?
I can't believe its been 10 years.
That old panny is still running, the Gt10 and VT30 are scrap somewhere.
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a calibrator in San Antonio, TX? I've recently purchased a Vizio P-Series (P602ui-B3) and was interested in getting a quote for calibration. Thanks.
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Don't know if he's still doing it, but Steve Martin in Plano was one of the best CRT calibrators back when CRT was the only game in town. You might try looking him up -

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Steve Martin is not doing this anymore. I travel to San Antonio and other parts of Texas. Please go to my website for more information on my audio and video services at www.accucalhd.com.
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