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post #841 of 850 Old 04-19-2014, 03:11 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum, and this is my first post.  I wanted to just put out a HUGE thank you to Doug Weil over at Clearly Resolved.  

I am the proud owner of a Panasonic 60ZT60 and Doug came out to do the calibration on it last month.  It has been an all around great experience working with Doug.  Being a new owner of a decent HDTV, I had a million questions to ask and Doug happily answered them all for me.  When the day of the appointment came, not only did he do a fantastic job calibrating the set, but he took the time to educate me about everything that he was doing which was awesome.  I am a complete novice when it comes to these things, and literally knew next to nothing about what the settings actually changed and the importance of each one.  Doug explained it all in an easy to understand way, and answered all my questions throughout the whole process. 

In closing, I just would like to thank Doug for the outstanding work and customer service.  It exceeded my expectations, and I know that whenever I get my next theater system, I have my calibrator ready to go.  

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Sean,

Thank you very much for the nice review and kind words. It was great to work for you and I look forward to seeing you again somewhere down the line.

Thanks again.
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post #842 of 850 Old 05-14-2014, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by htwaits

" My experience with UMR and D-Nice is that both of them check with known source material to be sure the results from the calibration are as expected. At that point, including before and during the calibration, I or any customer can point out any individual issues relating to taste in picture quality. I've never felt the need to do that."

I had Jeff Meier (UMR) in here last Sunday, and my experience is as you noted. He's more than happy to involve you in the process.

And watching him squeeze every drop out of life out of an older VW-60 with a new lamp was very cool. After all the intial rocket science work was done, he puts real world material on and retweaks everything so the weaknesses are worked over. He knows that tweaking one thing will affect other measurements and then cycles back through based on any changes made. At the end, my Calibration report looks beautiful and the real world picture looks as good as it could possibly be.

Pay the man his money.

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Hi everyone. Chad B was here yesterday and did a bang up job on my Panny 55VT60, calibrating it using the High panel setting for Day mode and the Mid panel for Night mode. I had been running modified CNET settings at Mid and was very pleased with the overall picture but Chad was able to get a more accurate picture (especially skin tones) and more brightness/contrast juice out of my set, especially in Day mode (almost 49fl) where it looks as good if not better than the Samsung 8500 series. The transitions between light and dark areas are also cleaner. Night mode at 40fl is better than the 40.5fl than my own settings came in at. The image is brighter (great black levels) and the detail and shadows are better. In a dark room, Night mode is plenty bright and in a moderately light room, even in the evening, Day mode is excellent. My calibrations charts are awesome with many of the result being close to perfect. His test disc, The Black Knight, looked great as did several of my own favorite Blu-rays in either Day or Night mode. Chad is one of the nicest guys that you will meet and spent 4 1/2 hours with me, explaining what he was doing, answering any questions and engaging in general chit chat. Those of us in in the San Francisco Bay area were very fortunate to have had Chad agree to make a calibration tour in our neck of the woods. I would not hesitate to recommend him if he is available in your area.
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Hi everyone. Chad B was here yesterday ...
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in this thread.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
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I had Chad B calibrate my sony vpl-vw 600 and my marantz 8801 with audessey pro a month ago. He spent a full day helping to tweak speakers, the projector and give me ideas for further refinement. The picture on my projector was already great,but he made it even better. He was able to achieve much more brightness than I had been able to on my own. I was tending to use the projector in high lamp mode, but after calibration and tweaking, I now use the low lamp setting with the same light output! It has made a great improvement in the pq.

The biggest impact on my system was the audio, which I had done with audessey myself. He did an audessey pro calibration and the difference is AMAZING!!!! The bass is so much better and refined than before. Dialog is now easily understood over the effects etc. I was always raising the volume to be able to hear the dialog, and then lowering the volume during explosions etc. Now I just leave the volume at one setting.

If you think your system looks and sounds good, but haven't had it calibrated, I highly recommend getting it calibrated!!!! And Chad B is one to do it! I will probably have him come by whenever he travels through my area to adjust thing as I add new things.

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I had Chad B calibrate my sony vpl-vw 600 and my marantz 8801 with audessey pro a month ago.
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
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Gregg Loewen recently calibrated my 80" Vizio M801-D-A3 and it looks a million times better. He worked wonders on this beast of a TV. Out of the box, the set was so disappointing that my wife and I were ready to return it. Gregg was nice enough to schedule some calibration in the area the week we received it so he could check it out and see if a return was necessary. The TV had a lot of issues like the colors being off, blacks being improperly processed, and everything being pretty washed out. He got everything dialed in great and we even adjusted the viewing position for best performance. I can't recommend Gregg's services more. He did a wonderful job.
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Gregg Loewen recently calibrated my 80" Vizio M801-D-A3 and it looks a million times better.
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
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I have known of Mr. Bob and Image Perfection for a number of years and had the pleasure of seeing his personal setup. I was blown away! It was the first time I had seen such an accurate recreation of reality on a TV set and I couldn't take my eyes off of it! I gave him the nick name of Mr. Flesh Tone at the time and still tease him about it. Ever since then he has helped me with various sets I have purchased.

Last year I picked up an inexpensive 4k Seiki television that had some people commenting on the poor picture quality however, on my set that Mr. Bob personally calibrated, the picture simply pops and anyone who sees it comments on how great it looks.

He's also done my 70" Sharp LCD, 65" Panasonic Plasma and 42" Toshiba LCD sets. These are not top-of-the-line sets either, yet he gets them looking like I spent thousands of dollars on them instead of the few hundred that I did.

Having my sets calibrated has breathed new life into my movie collection and I find myself watching them again to see all the details and depth I had been missing out on.

He is friendly, professional and has a great eye for detail. Basically he knows his stuff and is quite willing to take his time to share his knowledge and answers all my questions.

Final words.... Life's too short to put up with a less than spectacular picture…. Get It Calibrated!
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I made this post a couple of day's ago on Pg. 422 Post#12654 in the ZT owners thread, but forgot to post it here also.


Well today was the day I got our TC-P65ZT60 calibrated. I had the pleasure of Chad B's company. He arrived promptly at the scheduled appt. time where we then discussed viewing habits. After setting up the equipment he spent the next 4.5 hours fine tuning the day, night, and 3D picture modes. During this time Chad was both professional and personable answering all the questions I had .

The pre measurements were all off and all the post are now closer to where they should be. With the RGB almost flat and DE Avg. under 1. When finished it was time to try out the settings, Chad showed some content and I also checked out the settings with content we watch. The day mode with the extra brightness looks like it will help our daytime viewing as the house has many windows. I darkened the room to check out night which is the main viewing for BD movies. The detail and coloring was a lot better then before and I'm looking forward to the latest releases. The 3D mode is a little brighter, as with the depth and color while looking through the glasses more pronounced.

All in all I'm very happy with the way the ZT is now calibrated. I could go on and on but we have a movie to watch. My Thanks go out to Chad again for a job well done and answering questions I'm sure he's answered many time's before.
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