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anybody in the Twin Cities MN??????
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anybody in the Twin Cities MN??????

Try Pat Bradely, probably one of the best in the industry.
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Anyone familiar with the BenQ PE7700 in the Chicago, Illinois area?
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No one in NY?
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I can travel to NY. Where are you, NYC or upstate somewhere?

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Long Island NY

Anybody in (or know someone qualified) on Long Island, NY? I am not even sure if my Plasma (Philips 50" 9630A/37) needs to be calibrated? It is 75-100hrs old and I have the following setup: The Plasma connected to HR-10 250 Directv via HDMI; Bose LS-48 connected to Plasma via Component Video via CV adapter; Directv connected to Bose LS-48 via optical. Does it need to be calibrated? When? Why?

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Anyone familiar with the BenQ PE7700 in the Chicago, Illinois area?

Yeah anyone in Chicago or can anyone recommend someone please.
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I would recommend Ken Whitcomb. He is based out of Indy, but is willing to travel. He has been in the game for 11 years, has excellent equipment, and does an excellent job. If you need some references, talk to Art Sonneborn or BradH.

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Long Island NY

Anybody in (or know someone qualified) on Long Island, NY? I am not even sure if my Plasma (Philips 50" 9630A/37) needs to be calibrated? It is 75-100hrs old and I have the following setup: The Plasma connected to HR-10 250 Directv via HDMI; Bose LS-48 connected to Plasma via Component Video via CV adapter; Directv connected to Bose LS-48 via optical. Does it need to be calibrated? When? Why?

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You can try Vinny Ferraro of Automated Home Technology. I know he's on Long Island. His email is vinny@autohometech.net

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Can anyone recommend someone in the Tulsa, Ok area?
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I can give ken Whitcomb in Indy a reference. He did my Pioneer SD-P5083? 50 inch projection TV in 95 and it made a world of difference in the picture! (until it was hit by lightning in 99)
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Ken is definitely Da' man in the Indy area!!! I highly suggest you give him a try.

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Anyone in or around Tallahassee, FL???
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anyone in the las vegas area??
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I'll be there in Jan for CES, as will many more ISFers.

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Raleigh/Durham, NC area anyone?

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Les Holt

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HoltMods Audio and Video Consulting
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Phone: (925) 828 2958

Website: http://holtmods.com/isf.htm

Email: les@holtmods.com

Serving the San Francisco, California Bay Area and beyond

HoltMods Offers ISF Certified Video Calibration Services
for LCD, LCOS, Plasma, DLP, CRT, HDTV, DTV, and DVD

Calibrator certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF): http://www.imagingscience.com/

ISF Calibrator with 25 years experience in audio/video systems:

· designing, building, modifying and calibrating
· Designer and manufacturer of the ACKDAC analog to digital converter and digital output conversion kits
· Founder and owner of HoltMods, audio and video equipment provider (http://holtmods.com)
· ISF Calibrator with highest grade Extra Class Amateur Radio license.

My approach to video and audio calibration:

I will maximize the performance of your display, whether it's CRT, plasma, DLP, LCD, or LCOS, and will extract the best image from all source material, including DVD, HDTV, DTV and NTSC. I have special expertise with Hitachi and Toshiba displays, both of which I own and use, and offer ISF certified calibrations on all other displays, including Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, JVC (including D-ILA), SIM, Fujitsu, and NEC. I consult on audio and video systems' acquisition, integration, setup, ISF calibration and performance, home theater PC (HTPC) setup, and high definition television (HDTV) reception issues and solutions. Available for ISF calibrations in the entire San Francisco Bay Area and, on request, beyond.

My goal is to extract the highest level of performance from your system, taking into account your individual viewing and listening habits and preferences, as well as the capabilities of your display. To achieve the best ISF calibration of gray scale, I use two independent references: objective equipment measurements with a colorimeter (the Progressive Laboratories CA-6X), and direct visual observations using an optical comparator (the AV Standards Visual Standard TVS Pro).

I'm methodical and detail oriented, and take my time to get things right. I talk to a client before, during and after the calibration to customize the set up for his viewing and listening habits. I don't sell anything to ISF calibration clients unless requested, so I can provide objective advice free of any conflict of interest.

I provide free initial consultations by telephone. Call me and we can discuss how we can enhance your home theater experience: (925) 828-2958.

Equipment used for ISF Calibration includes:

· Progressive Laboratories CA-6X colorimeter (latest release)
· Progressive Laboratories CA-1 colorimeter
· AV Standards The Visual Standard TVS Pro color comparator
· Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with custom calibration files
· Avcom PSA37D spectrum analyzer for HDTV reception analysis
· Goldstar OS2090G oscilloscope
· The Gryphon Exorcist audio oscillator
· Customized sound level meter
· Avia, Video Essentials and Digital Video Essentials calibration DVD's and LD's

Services offered include:

· Grey scale calibration (using two independent references)
· Color decoder alignment
· Proper adjustment of contrast (white level)
· Proper adjustment of brightness (black level)
· Geometry correction
· Proper adjustment of electronic focus
· Proper adjustment of mechanical (optical) focus
· Analysis of room setup and conditions from both visual and auditory perspectives
· Consultation re best choice of equipment for budget and viewing/listening habits
· Optimization of equipment and set up
· Proper alignment of multi-channel sound systems
· Recommended test DVD's, CD's, SACD's, DVD-A's
· Recommendations comparing cable TV with satellite TV versus over-the-air (OTA) reception
· Feasiblity analysis of over-the-air (OTA) reception of HDTV



Geographic areas covered include:

· San Francisco Bay Area
· East Bay Area
· Peninsula
· South Bay: San Jose
· San Francisco
· Marin
· All Bay Area Counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Joaquin

Just had this Gentleman ISF my WD62725. WOW - What a difference. Well worth the money.
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thx dave harper, if yourself or anyone else wants a job in the vegas area please pm. my tv will be the dlp hp 5880 /1080p.
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is there anyone that could be recommended for the Ft Myers/Naples area of Florida?
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You can search www.imagingscience.com for someone in your area, but I can personally recommend Bob Fucci. He is in Hollywood, but I'm sure he would travel.

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thx tyson, but the 650 mi round trip would certainly put his services out of my price range. thankyou for link, just what i was looking for..
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ISF is based out of FL. You might want to contact them directly.

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Raleigh/Durham, NC area anyone?


anyone?
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I'll go anywhere if travel is reimbursed if that helps?

If I head there to Raleigh/Durham, maybe I can find the guy that stole my Sharp 12K DLP last year with a bad cashier's check

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I can't pay for you to come here, but if you have some info on that guy and want me to see what I can find on em, I'd be happy to help. I hate a theif.
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How do I know it wasn't you and that's what you wanted me to come and calibrate, then you realized who you were talking to and say you can't afford it, hehehe!!!

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rofl, its all a conspiracyyyy
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Knoxville, TN anyone?
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Holy Cow Dave Harper!!! You said ISF is in Florida, so I decided to see where they're located. They're about 5-10 minutes from my house!! Didn't even know it, too darned funny.

I have an elderly Pioneer SD-532HD5 like this one.

http://www4.shopping.com/xFS?KW=pion...Video&FD=85747

I might just need to have this thing calibrated some day. It works OK and has been moved across the country twice, in storage for a couple years, never been touched except when I used the Avia disk set it up initially and when I moved here in Boca Raton 3 years ago.

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Yes I did, and I replied also!!!

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