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post #1441 of 4047 Old 11-23-2009, 09:00 AM
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I will be in Kansas City, St. Louis, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee in January doing audio and video calibrations. For more information on my tours go to www.accucalhd.com/tours.htm.
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Any of you ISF calibrators reign from anywhere near central Iowa?

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Swigg, Doug Weil of Lion AV tours Iowa, check the List in my signature below for contact Info.

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Any of you ISF calibrators reign from anywhere near central Iowa?

I will be in Iowa in March.
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Thanks for the info, gentlemen. I won't take delivery of the new set until the end of the week. If you are coming through Iowa in March, that could be good as that would give me time to break it in. I will contact you down the road if I decide to go with calibration.

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Thanks for the info, gentlemen. I won't take delivery of the new set until the end of the week. If you are coming through Iowa in March, that could be good as that would give me time to break it in. I will contact you down the road if I decide to go with calibration.

The more hours you have on it the less likely it will need readjustment later.
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Are there any ISF's here that are willing to do the calibration in philadelphia. thanks

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Hey Swiggs,

I also represent the midwest. I live in the Kansas City region, and I don't have a stringent tour schedule...I'm available anytime. You can check my website for contact info. www.soundadviceht.com

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Are there any ISF's here that are willing to do the calibration in philadelphia. thanks

I will be through the Phili area the weekend of 12/5. You have a PM regarding your Panasonic V10
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Can anyone recommend a calibrator in Northern NJ for my 54S1? I went thru almost half this thread and couldn't find anything. Thanks.
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Can anyone recommend a calibrator in Northern NJ for my 54S1? I went thru almost half this thread and couldn't find anything. Thanks.

I will be back in March and offer audio calibration to bring your home theater to peak performance.
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Hello,
I was wondering if anyone here can recommend a professional calibrator in the Denver, CO area. I know there are several, but I don't know who to contact. This is my first dive into calibration so I am new to all this. I just got my first blu-ray player too, so now I think it's time for a calibration on my system. Thanks
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I was wondering if anyone here can recommend a professional calibrator in the Denver, CO area. I know there are several, but I don't know who to contact. This is my first dive into calibration so I am new to all this. I just got my first blu-ray player too, so now I think it's time for a calibration on my system. Thanks

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Hey folks:

I'm taking delivery of a V10 this Sunday. I'm looking for someone who can calibrate or recommend a calibrator in my area. I live in metrowest Boston area and would like to have it done by the end of the year (before my 30-day Best Buy return period is up).

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Hey folks:

I'm taking delivery of a V10 this Sunday. I'm looking for someone who can calibrate or recommend a calibrator in my area. I live in metrowest Boston area and would like to have it done by the end of the year (before my 30-day Best Buy return period is up).

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It would be better to get more hours on it and using someone who is good than being in a hurry.
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Delivery on 12/6, I can run this thing for two weeks straight giving me 336 hours of break in+usage. Anytime from the 12/20-1/1 would still get me in under the return period. Do I need more hours than that?

Going back to the original question, is there any one in the Boston area who can do this, in December or otherwise?
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Delivery on 12/6, I can run this thing for two weeks straight giving me 336 hours of break in+usage. Anytime from the 12/20-1/1 would still get me in under the return period. Do I need more hours than that?

Is your plan to return a "calibrated" display? That seems to me like an expensive strategy.
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Is your plan to return a "calibrated" display? That seems to me like an expensive strategy.

Absolutely. If I get a TV calibrated and I still don't like the picture then I will return the set. Would you keep a $2000 TV that did not meet your expectations? Last time I checked a calibration was a whole lot less than $2k. Anything else I need to justify?

My simple request has been met with more resistance than help, so thanks anyway. Maybe I was expecting too much from this forum. Apparently 300+ hours of break in isn't long enough and I should keep a $2k TV (calibrated to its best capability) that I didn't like.
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Absolutely. If I get a TV calibrated and I still don't like the picture then I will return the set. Would you keep a $2000 TV that did not meet your expectations? Last time I checked a calibration was a whole lot less than $2k. Anything else I need to justify?

My simple request has been met with more resistance than help, so thanks anyway. Maybe I was expecting too much from this forum. Apparently 300+ hours of break in isn't long enough and I should keep a $2k TV (calibrated to its best capability) that I didn't like.

Relax, I think SierraMikeBravo recommended someone to you.

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Would you keep a $2000 TV that did not meet your expectations?

Of course not. But I would make that determination before I spent 25% of the cost of the TV on a calibration.

No one is picking on you, but some have been surprised by your stated plan. I've been reading about calibrations for several years, and your idea is a new one to me.

I hope you're satisfied with your TV. The calibrator (Gregg Loewen) suggested to you is outstanding. If you want to check out the reports that owner's have written about his work use the link at the bottom of my post. For flat panel displays check out post # 2.
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But he has a good point, HT. We all know how good Gregg Loewen is, there's nobody better out there. But if the owner doesn't think the results are good enough to keep his set after the calibration, his decision to take it back and get his money back is a good one.

Expensive, but if he really is not impressed enough with the results, it's the only game in town. I applaud his willingness to risk 1/4 of the value of his set just to find out!



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North Metro Atlanta? Epson 8100 display.........
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North Metro Atlanta? Epson 8100 display.........

I will be in your area in January. I also offer audio services to complete the home theater experience. PM me if you would like to be on this tour. More info on my services are at www.accucalhd.com.
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I picked up a Samsung PN58B650 the other day and i'm looking to get it calibrated in a couple weeks. I have been working on getting it broken in the meantime.
I am located in Burlington CT, is there anyone on here that is reputable calibrator for this area. I have heard good things about Peter Nelsen but i would like to have options.
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Looking for a calibrator in the NYC area. I have a Pioneer 500m. Let me know.
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I picked up a Samsung PN58B650 the other day and i'm looking to get it calibrated in a couple weeks. I have been working on getting it broken in the meantime.
I am located in Burlington CT, is there anyone on here that is reputable calibrator for this area. I have heard good things about Peter Nelsen but i would like to have options.
Thanks.
Craig

TweakTV has a coverage map here http://www.tweaktv.com/who-we-are/tw...-coverage.html . All of these guys are at the top of their game. Some, if not all of them you probably know. They require a $50 deposit for all in home calibration reservations, but will refund up until a week before the scheduled calibration meeting. Testimonials can be found here as well http://www.tweaktv.com/forum/home-ca...s/showcat.html .
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My name is Tim Huber and I am an ISF trained and certified calibrator in the greater Charlotte, NC area.

Please visit my website at WWW.AccurateHDTV.com for more information on the services we offer.
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It's great to have this info, but it's inconvenient to search the thread for someone in our area.

Is there such a thing as a post editable by more than just the OP or a moderator?

Then a post could be started where all of the calibrators put there info in, say, by order of zip code.
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