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post #301 of 4064 Old 02-18-2007, 11:20 AM
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A calibrator with suitable equipment, would likely charge between $425-$475 for your set, in that it does take a modicum of time to fully calibrate (compared to the current Mitsubishi DLP sets which have a scant few adjustments in the Service Menu).

I am looking for a calibrator in the Chicagoland area but also trying to decide between the Mit 57732 or Sam 5688. Can anyone attest to this statement regarding the Mits set. Just trying to decide which would look best after calibration.
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I am looking for a calibrator in the Chicagoland area but also trying to decide between the Mit 57732 or Sam 5688. Can anyone attest to this statement regarding the Mits set. Just trying to decide which would look best after calibration.

I would consider the 57831 over the 57732.

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I am looking for a calibrator in the Chicagoland area but also trying to decide between the Mit 57732 or Sam 5688. Can anyone attest to this statement regarding the Mits set. Just trying to decide which would look best after calibration.

I come up to Chicago every 3-4 weeks. Feel free to PM or call me to discuss your choices.

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I come up to Chicago every 3-4 weeks. Feel free to PM or call me to discuss your choices.

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Thanks. I'll call tomorrow.
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I recently purchased a Hitachi 51f59A and am considering having it calibrated. Anyone know of a reputable calibrator in the Utah area?

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I am in east rutherford NJ and need someone to converge my NEC 9pg and set it to 16:9
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I am in east rutherford NJ and need someone to converge my NEC 9pg and set it to 16:9

Sigh...I flew into Newark and drove with Gregg Loewen to Lawrenceville as we are conducting an ISF seminar at Datacolor. I didn't bring any gear with me.

You could contact Kevin Miller in NYC, or Jim Doolittle in Boston.

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Thanks to this forum, I have had the outstanding good fortune of utilizing the services of among the best ISF calibrators around in the New York area-

Kevin Miller of ISFTV
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FYI, I am not a shill, relative, sales agent or promoter for Kevin or his organization. I am a very thoroughly enthusiastic satisfied client and now, a true believer that there is calibration and then there is "CALIBRATION"! Be forewarned, to have it done correctly, it is not cheap nor fast. Though worth every Penny!

While this may be painting all of the ISF techs with a broad brush, the few I met were in kindergarten relative to the experience, knowledge and preparation someone like Kevin and his brethren bring to the calibration party.

I had my new 250 hour, Pioneer Pro-1140HD calibrated for use with a SA8300HD DVR and the new OPPO 981 DVD player using the 2 HDMI inputs of the Plasma.

Kevin, brought numerous pieces of test equipment, computers, test disks and the latest ISF software program which ultimately allowed even MORE picture SAVE options than previously available in the stock Pioneer Internal software!

For reference, I had my unit set according to "D-NICE's" postings and was extremely satisfied with its quality images. When Kevin was done using his Software program and saved it-- The image was (to quote my Wife) like looking through a window! MAGNIFICIENT!!! Kevin, not satisfied with some of the software glitches even spent time on the phone with the programmer to insure the instructions were better written for future use! Talk about clout!

He also calibrated my 10yr old SONY KP-53S65 RPTV which had provided me many satisfied hours of viewing. Though a recent move fouled up the picture, focus, convergence and color guns. This set now performs better than the day it was delivered 10 years ago!

A total of nearly 7 hours was spent getting both of these TV's viewable to Kevins keenly trained eye and professional satisfaction. Moreover, his persona and demeanor were friendly, relaxed, at times humorous, thoroughly knowledgeable without being condescending, and always professionally reassuring.

Some of you are already asking if MY CALIBRATION #'S ARE CLOSE TO D'NICE'S POSTING. FRANKLY, I'VE HAVE BEEN TO BUSY WATCHING MOVIES & LIVE SHOWS TO PAY ATTENTION TO NUMBERS! Over the next day or so, I will compare the numbers and while not giving the specifics as I too respect the integrity of their efforts and income, I will share glaring(if any) differences.

ps- Kevin did advise the newest Pioneer's Pro-940, 1140, 1540 and Panasonic TH--X600U series are among, if not THE BEST plasmas he has worked with.

pss- Those of you that know Kevin, know he would be embarrassed by all of these accolades I'm sure....

To all members of this forum... Keep up the great postings and information flowing!
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I am in east rutherford NJ and need someone to converge my NEC 9pg and set it to 16:9

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Sigh...I flew into Newark and drove with Gregg Loewen to Lawrenceville as we are conducting an ISF seminar at Datacolor. I didn't bring any gear with me.

You could contact Kevin Miller in NYC, or Jim Doolittle in Boston.

I'll be in Lawrenceville on Friday to talk with Gregg Loewen about some business matters. I'll be driving in since I'm only 2 hours away in Central PA.

I can have my gear with me to do your calibration if you're interested SeveNx7?

I also HIGHLY recommend Kevin and second the vote above.

Shoot me a PM at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/priva...wpm&userid=594 if you're interested
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... still looking for someone who's in (or willing to drive) to Pittsburgh, PA!

I should be heading that way pretty soon to do a couple calibrations in the Altoona area, then on to Pittsburgh.
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Hello,

I have a toshiba 50hdx82 RPTV and looking for someone who can do a fullservice, fullspectrum professional calibration

I am in Mississauga, Ontario

Please let me know of anyone who services this area

thanks

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Anyone coming to Charlotte, NC any time soon, plus anywhere on the web where you list the prices for your services?
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Anyone coming to Charlotte, NC any time soon, plus anywhere on the web where you list the prices for your services?

Here's a good place to check out some prices:

www.lionav.com

We do tours around the Charlotte area occassionally if you can't find anyone more local. You can try Randy Tomlinson around Atlanta also.
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anyone have a recommendaton for a calibrator in the western chicago burbs?
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anyone have a recommendation for a calibrator in the los angeles area??
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Any pro calibrators in this area???
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anyone have a recommendation for a calibrator in the los angeles area??

I'm available, however my recommendation might be a little bias.

Please contact me:
glen@isfht.com
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anyone have a recommendation for a calibrator in the los angeles area??

I have a repair and calibration job on a Pioneer 510 set up for Friday April 6 in Burbank, and am looking for fleshing out that week before that Friday with more cals and even big screen repairs, if you need any, and turning this from a single job into a tour. I could be free from Monday the 2nd, on.

I will be available for several jobs that week, in LA.


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anyone have a recommendaton for a calibrator in the western chicago burbs?

You could try Doug Wiel at Clearly Resolved in St. Louis. Top notch and fun to be with.

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Hey Michael, been quiet the last few weeks. What's been going on?

For any interested, I'll be heading to the Allentown, PA area this weekend, so if anyone wants ISF calibration email me at harperhometheater@comcast.net
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[quote=Dave Harper]Hey Michael, been quiet the last few weeks. What's been going on?

Hi Dave,

Been busy in Glendale with Phx home games, and spending a week in So Cal at a manufacturer's training.

To all in Dave's area: A top notch professional who can take care of any display type (including FP CRTs) - highly recommended!

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Yeah, I watched the other night as your Coyotes spanked my Flyers I was wondering if you were working the game?

Thanks for the plug Michael and the same and then some goes right back atcha Anyone in the AZ area would be foolish not to at least contact Michael Hamilton for a quote for their ISF needs!!!

BTW, I'm heading for the NE PA/Northern NJ/Southern NY area starting tomorrow if anyone's looking for ISF services?
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Dave Harper,
PM me if you will be coming to suburban Philadelphia any time soon.

Thanks!
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I go there VERY often I am from Bucks County and my parents and siblings still live there, so just about anytime.

I can be there as soon as tomorrow or Saturday, weather permitting since I'll be heading to North Jersey to do some calibrations.

I'll PM you some questions and details. Feel free to email me at harperhometheater@comcast.net also.
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Thanks, Dave.

I was in Bucks County all last week!

I sent details to your Comcast addie.
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Anyone headed to/by Morgantown, WV to calibrate a Pioneer Pro-FHD1?
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Anyone headed to/by Morgantown, WV to calibrate a Pioneer Pro-FHD1?

I'll be through that area on the way to the East coast Blendzilla meet the first week in May. Send me a PM if you are interested.


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I need an ISF qualified audio + video expert in San Diego. Experience with SIM2 projectors (DLP - HD - single chip) preferred. Anyone out there?
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ad-man,

You have several excellent choices among ISF Forum members who are based in the San Diego and Southern California area:

* Bill Hergonson at Coast Calibration, based in San Diego. (760) 599-8440.

* Glen Carter at Home Theater Calibration, based in Whittier. (562) 754-0996

* Eric Pfoutz at Defined Images, based in LA. (310) 372.2558

* David Abrams of Avical, Inc., based in LA. (323) 679-4079

* Paul C. Gerard of Digital Image Dynamics, based in Newport Beach. (949) 644-0370

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I may be heading west towards Pittsburg and your area very soon also. Shoot me a PM if you're interested or need more info
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