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post #1801 of 3170 Old 12-05-2010, 10:14 PM
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This is a general question. How can calibration be done properly for a theater that is used almost exclusively at night?

I have a basement HT that uses a projector. The light control is not great, but the room is quite dark in the evening, when we generally view movies and TV. I assume most of the ISF calibrators here work only during the daytime. So how would you compensate for the difference in viewing conditions between day and night? Or do you make night calls also?

ISF calibrations absolutely have to be done in near-darkness conditions, ideally in total darkness conditions. We are even instructed to wear dark colored clothing, as reflections off bright colored clothing can slew our results. There's no way to do one accurately when there's light streaming in thru a window during the daytime, or under skylights that are a couple of stories up and cannot be light controlled. That is, not without completely shielding the display from that light, by shrouding it in black coverings. Which is really hard to do with configurations that involve projector and screen being separate from each other by a sizeable open space.

The typical ISF calibration sets your display up for 2 room light conditions - one for darkness like at night, the other for daytime viewing. You switch between the 2 as needed.

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This is a general question. How can calibration be done properly for a theater that is used almost exclusively at night?

I have a basement HT that uses a projector. The light control is not great, but the room is quite dark in the evening, when we generally view movies and TV. I assume most of the ISF calibrators here work only during the daytime. So how would you compensate for the difference in viewing conditions between day and night? Or do you make night calls also?

Yes, I work evening/night hours also.
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Any calibrators in the southern Illinois area, near Effingham by chance?

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Hi all,

Looking for a calibrator in th Tampa area.

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Any calibrators in the southern Illinois area, near Effingham by chance?

I will be there in January. PM me if you want me to drop by.
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Looking for a calibrator in th Tampa area.

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Looking for a calibrator in th Tampa area.

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I am planning to get my new Sony XBR-52HX909 calibrated. Can calibration experts from Seattle, WA please contact me? I would be interested in knowing the availability, price, and what would the calibration of this local dimming LED-LCD include?

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I am planning to get my new Sony XBR-52HX909 calibrated. Can calibration experts from Seattle, WA please contact me? I would be interested in knowing the availability, price, and what would the calibration of this local dimming LED-LCD include?

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Here's an update on upcoming travel dates for video calibration services in Texas, Oklahoma, central/eastern Kansas, western Missouri and western Iowa:

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 4-5 - Houston area

Thursday, January 6 - San Antonio area

Friday-Saturday, January 7-8 - Austin area

Sunday-Tuesday, January 9-11 - Dallas-Ft. Worth area

Wednesday, January 12 - Oklahoma City and Tulsa

Thursday-Saturday, 13-15 - eastern/central Kansas, Kansas City & western Iowa

So, there's plenty of time to get those new HDTVs out from the under tree, unpacked, and ready to be calibrated...

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Hello,

I am looking for a ISF certified calibrator serving Charlotte - Gastonia, North Carolina area.

Current set: HDTV Panasonic Plasma Viera TC-P65S2 (build October 2010)

Thanks in advance.

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I'm looking for a professional calibrator for an Epson 8700 UB projector in the Minneapolis, MN area.

I've left messages for the infamous ChadB but not getting any responses so I assume he's booked solid or isn't servicing the MN area. Looking for other alternatives.

Thanks!

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Hello,

I am looking for a ISF certified calibrator serving Charlotte - Gastonia, North Carolina area.

Current set: HDTV Panasonic Plasma Viera TC-P65S2 (build October 2010)

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
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Looking for a calibrator in Chicagoland area, I am in northwestern suburbs. Or if you have any references, feel free to post here.
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Looking for a calibrator in Chicagoland area, I am in northwestern suburbs. Or if you have any references, feel free to post here.

I will be back in March.
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Looking for a calibrator in Chicagoland area, I am in northwestern suburbs. Or if you have any references, feel free to post here.

I will be there in January.
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I am considering hiring a pro to help me with the home theatre setup in my room. I am looking for these things:

1. Calibrate my new PN58C7000 for dark viewing in both 2d and 3d.

2. Advice on the layout of my room for optimal viewing and sound quality(couch, bed, TV, speakers)

3. Proper placement, setup and calibration of my 7.1 surround sound system.

I live in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey. My top two concerns are getting the best possible 2d and 3d picture, as well finding the optimal placement for my 7 speakers and subwoofer for best home theatre sound quality. The calibration of the sound system itself might not be needed because I have the audessy microphone with my Denon receiver, but proper setup and location is very important. If you can help please contact me. Thanks.
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Looking for a Professional calibrator in maryland/DC area. I have samsung UN46B8000, and UN55C7000WF 3D.
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Looking for a Professional calibrator in maryland/DC area. I have samsung UN46B8000, and UN55C7000WF 3D.

I could do them this coming Tuesday. 3D included.
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I am considering hiring a pro to help me with the home theatre setup in my room. I am looking for these things:

1. Calibrate my new PN58C7000 for dark viewing in both 2d and 3d.

2. Advice on the layout of my room for optimal viewing and sound quality(couch, bed, TV, speakers)

3. Proper placement, setup and calibration of my 7.1 surround sound system.

I live in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey. My top two concerns are getting the best possible 2d and 3d picture, as well finding the optimal placement for my 7 speakers and subwoofer for best home theatre sound quality. The calibration of the sound system itself might not be needed because I have the audessy microphone with my Denon receiver, but proper setup and location is very important. If you can help please contact me. Thanks.


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Hey guys - looking to get my Sony XBR 970 worked on... moving the TV 3 times has done bad things to convergence that I can't fix in the service menu (it's on the horizontal lines). It's distracting enough in PS3 games (and some movies) that I can't even play them without being bothered by it. I was gunning for Chad B's full calibration but I was quoted 2-3 months and don't know if I can wait that long... anyone recommendations or anyone willing to come to Cleveland who is comfortable opening up my TV and prodding it with magnets? Thanks
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Hey guys - looking to get my Sony XBR 970 worked on... moving the TV 3 times has done bad things to convergence that I can't fix in the service menu (it's on the horizontal lines). It's distracting enough in PS3 games (and some movies) that I can't even play them without being bothered by it. I was gunning for Chad B's full calibration but I was quoted 2-3 months and don't know if I can wait that long... anyone recommendations or anyone willing to come to Cleveland who is comfortable opening up my TV and prodding it with magnets? Thanks

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Hey guys - looking to get my Sony XBR 970 worked on... moving the TV 3 times has done bad things to convergence that I can't fix in the service menu (it's on the horizontal lines). It's distracting enough in PS3 games (and some movies) that I can't even play them without being bothered by it. I was gunning for Chad B's full calibration but I was quoted 2-3 months and don't know if I can wait that long... anyone recommendations or anyone willing to come to Cleveland who is comfortable opening up my TV and prodding it with magnets? Thanks

My apologies... I'm officially overriding my wife/scheduler. There's no way Cleveland needs 2-3 months. 1 month is more like it; there's a chance for mid Jan.
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My apologies... I'm officially overriding my wife/scheduler. There's no way Cleveland needs 2-3 months. 1 month is more like it; there's a chance for mid Jan.
Ah, OK! Very cool, that I can wait for. Looking forward to it.
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Thanks for the nod, glad you have it handled and that Chad is relatively close by for you. I would have been available for going there and even talking about it on the phone. Those are great units and deserve the finest of care.

Those CRT sets - all properly cared for CRT sets - are some of the longest running, longest lasting displays ever made. Not like the sets of today, many of which are throwaway and disposable, and even if not, are extremely expensive to fix compared to CRT sets, be they direct view or triple gun.

Properly cared for, CRT sets - front projection, rear projection and direct view - are only part way thru their service life at this point in time. They will inherit the earth, IMHO!



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Those Sony HDreadys are also one of the few DVs that have a service menu that allows for playing with the geometry and convergence, allowing a calibrator to get in there and really optimize the crispness of the set. It's not a point sys, but still does allow for delivering excellent, breathtaking crispness when fully optimized. The carefully positioned spot magnets themselves inside the unit are not usually what needs the attention in there, it's more the concentric magnet rings that need it, than the spot or strip magnets. Plus that special section of service menu settings.

Samsung is the only other CRT DV HDready I've been into/inside of that comes close to what that Sony has. And it is very limited in comparison. Panasonic had a 38" HD DV that also was capable of incredible crispness, and one of these days I want to work on one of those as well.

Usually only the triple gun CRT sets had that level of potential crispness optimization, with their point systems.

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Looking for an ISF calibrator for my 50VT20 in the Enid, Oklahoma area. PM me please if coming into the area anytime soon. The closest cities are Wichita, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. All three are equidistant. Thanks.
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Looking for an ISF calibrator for my 50VT20 in the Enid, Oklahoma area. PM me please if coming into the area anytime soon. The closest cities are Wichita, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. All three are equidistant. Thanks.

I'm going to be touring Texas, Oklahoma and eastern Kansas in early January. I've sent you a PM with more details on my OK availability.

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