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The first post in this thread a list of links to reports by owners about the results of having their RPTV, CRT, or FP displays professionally calibrated. The second post does the same thing for flat panel displays.

NOTE: The return of AVS from Huddler back to vBulletin caused some serious link problems especially in post number two. Thanks to work done by Woobieizer, I've just replaced all the links in posts one and two with corrected links. If anyone encounters a link that doesn't work, please PM me directly. Thanks Woobieizer.

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Some owners have posted their calibration reports in this thread, but it's much better for other owners if those reports are posted in a thread dedicated to the model display that's been calibrated.

The list was started in August of 2006, but includes a few reports done earlier. To have your report included in these lists, it's important to indicate who calibrated your display. Where possible, the lists are organized by model, and the AVS user name of the calibrator. If an audio calibration was done, that's also indicated.




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If you find reports that I've missed, or if you have had a calibration done yourself, please PM me or post here giving the location of the report. I will try my best to keep this list updated.


Links to reports about direct view and projection (front and rear) displays check this post. For flat panel (Plasma and LCD) reports check Post#2.For information about members who were unhappy with their results check Post#3.

Contact Information:

It's easy to contact anyone who is registered at AVS. If you click on their "User Name" in the upper left hand corner of any message that they post, you can either send a personal message, or if they have listed one, visit their personal web page. Almost all of the professional calibrators who's work is discussed in this list have included their web page URL as part of their AVS profile.

I have no contact information for the calibrators who are not members of AVS. Contacting their customers might be one way to reach them.

A quick way to find a post written by any AVS member is to click on "Search" followed by a click on "Advanced Search". Then fill in the "Search by User" box and click on "Search Now".

A way to find a calibrator in your area is to use these AVS threads.

ISF Calibrators, where are you located? Please post here!

You can use the "Search this Thread" option to narrow the list down to your state. Many of the best calibrators travel extensively so you may be closer to one than you think.

Is Factory Calibration Possible?

Comments by professional calibrators:
UMR thinks it's possible, expensive, and incomplete.

Are "free" with your purchase calibrations worth it?
Best Buy Geek Squad for ERosenbrg
Work done for a fee, may not be the Geek Squad:
BB for Pannus

Reports for CRT Direct View and RPTV:

CRT Direct View Sets:
Chad B for crosstiningforks
Chad B for DJF(NJ)
Chad B for Mark Goetz
Chad B for MrGonk
Chad B for Q of BanditZ
Chad B for Shadowknight
UMR for lgwinn -- Including Audio

CRT RPTV Sets:
Chad B for buckeye1010
Chad B for nallja
Chad B for Spall
Chad B for tonkaxl
Chad B for Tulipa
Chad B for viper99ta -- Including Audio
Chuck Williams for davidwb
Gregg Loewen for A9A1C1
Gregg Loewen for Etgts
Gregg Loewen for Fatboy Gixxer
Gregg Loewen for twxabin
Kevin Miller for BFJ 96
Mr Bob on Cleaning Post#4985 through Post#5018
Mr Bob for alwv
Mr Bob for AutoengFL
Mr Bob for brentsg
Mr Bob for bschus9600
Mr Bob for cheebiek
Mr Bob for Don O'Neill -- Repair
Mr Bob for crauen
Mr Bob for drumhedz -- Repair
Mr Bob for GA17ND10
Mr Bob for HBAngel
Mr Bob for joebarnhart
Mr Bob for KKop
Mr Bob for Iil4cyl
Mr Bob for mdelman
Mr Bob for P in Pgh -- Repair
Mr Bob for RobMason Part I
Mr Bob for RobMason Part II
Mr Bob for ScoHo
Mr Bob for strler
Mr Bob for Trigger445
Mr Bob for WERA689
Mr Bob for wmwilber

Reports for Microchip RPTV:

HPxx80n:
UMR's report.
UMR for gtgray -- Including Audio
UMR for TMSKILZ -- Including Audio

JVC Pro-Dila HD-PxxR1U :
UMR for bluevelvet86 -- Including Audio
UMR for hodges69 -- Including Audio
UMR for damon's friend - Including Audio

Mitsubishi L65A90 LaserVue:
UMR for Joe C5
UMR for john Stephens

Mitsubishi 62725:
Les H for Keyser Sose

Mitsubishi 73727:
SethS for millerwill

Mitsubishi WDxx732:
UMR for Cap'n Preshoot
UMR commenting for Cap'n Preshoot
UMR for nrockwell -- Including Audio
Gary(Unknown at AVS) for Yammyha

Mitsubishi WDxx735:
donnymac51 for Black2002ws6

Mitsubishi WDxx831:
Chuck Williams for CHAS ZOSS
UMR for Midnite1971
UMR for PARASITE -- Including Audio
Unknown for jnelson2000

Mitsubishi WDxx833:
David Abrams for ALTANertive

Mitsubishi WDxx837:
Gregg Loewen for Evil Euro

Mitsubishi WDxx738/838:
Gregg Loewen for ElwayLite

Mitsubishi WDxx740/840 Series:
Chad B for sup1judge

Samsung HL-M and HL-N models:
Chuck Williams for iamjemhadar
David Abrams for chris062
Eliab for BobbyCor

Samsung HL-Pxx63W:
SethS for htwaits
SethS for htwaits -- Part II

Samsung HL-Pxx74W:
Eliab for Bob4action

Samsung HL-Pxx85W:
UMR for Iceblade -- Including Audio

Samsung HL-RxxyyW:
Bill Hergonson for cetesq
David Abrams for factorz
David Abrams for Halco
David Abrams for Pixguy
David Abrams for StallionRe
Eliab for bastard
Eliab for guapote
Eliab for jameskollar
Eliab for rridtx
RayJr for MV349 -- Including Audio

Samsung HL-S5679W LED:
Barry928 for stephenpackers1@
David Abrams for ikishk
David Abrams for mstang89
David Abrams for rolandschemers
cheezmo for JMCL
Eliab for Eliab
Eliab for tke800
LMDA1 (Mr. Rivera) for luidoly
UMR for jrdnyquist

Samsung HL-S6767W:
David Abrams and Eliab for gadgtman
UMR for chazanova
UMR for cjlawson

Samsung HL-S7178W:
David Abrams for bearchan
David Abrams for Bobcel
David Abrams for hearth
David Abrams for rnick1976
David Abrams for RockStrongo
David Abrams for SonnyAZ
Eliab for rnick1976
Eliab for Gizmo Joe
Eliab for SheldonT
Eliab for stixx
Gregg Loewen for calentz
UMR for BruceOmega -- Including Audio
UMR for mistermad

Samsung HL-Sxx87W:
Chad B for mata1eao
Chad B for peteranton
David Abrams for applejackaz
David Abrams for JimH-Seattle
David Abrams for KRB
David Abrams for rrldtx
David Abrams for selahsean
David Abrams for Tim Z
David Abrams and Eliab for hammersfd
Eliab for 4theheelz
Eliab for bimmerguy288
Eliab for Chris NIck
Eliab for iambroke
Eliab for Libertarian
Eliab for LowDUB
Eliab for mode101
Eliab for phatty
Eliab for rnick1976
Eliab for Skitch
Eliab for stumacdo
Eliab for Todd Fredericks
Eliab for tundrSQ
Eliab for wildmanD
Eliab for wizzack
Gregg Loewen for Rijax
Gregg Loewen for Brian Hakey
Kevin Anderson(Unknown at AVS) for Midnight55
UMR for apog
UMR for Dick Doll
UMR for fcarpcarp -- Including Audio
UMR for fcarpcarp Part II
UMR for mkozlows
UMR for trgraphics
UMR for laserguns

Samsung HL-Sxx88W:
Barry928 for Rodn'Reel
colinp for colinp
David Abrams for Quisp
David Abrams for TWD
David Abrams and Eliab for miantosca
Eliab for CPTuell
Eliab for dominionXX
Eliab for kidkoala
Eliab for mark2061
Eliab for RMSko
Eliab for scsiraid
Eliab for slogun
UMR for da_burl
UMR for Fargex -- Including Audio
UMR for nikolausp
UMR for texviddy
Zygmunt for the boss35

Samsung HL-Txx87-89W LED:
David Abrams for addrew68
David Abrams for chadje
David Abrams for dpickens
David Abrams for larrygillen
David Abrams for motorheadache
David Abrams for shazza
David Abrams for socalmark
David Abrams for Tim Hess
Eliab for JustinHEMI05
Eliab for sgeorge999
Randy Tomlinson for the record.

Samsung HL-T7288W:
David Abrams for boomer8800
Unknown for jnelson2000

Samsung HLxxA750 LED:
Gregg Loewen for BobF
Gregg Loewen for twxabin
nicholc2 for rdorman
UMR for rydenfan -- Including Audio

Sony KP-57WV700:
Eliab for maxman -- Seperate Audio

Sony A2000 (SXRD):
Chad B for MiracleMan
Chad B for rbh406
Chad B for squeeblez
Michael TLV for REFLEX
Tony Probst (Unknown at AVS) for Bob Fosse
UMR for Bob Fosse -- Including Partial Audio
UMR for Bob Fosse -- Including Audio Part II after upgrade
UMR for geodon005
UMR for j2clark -- Including Audio
UMR for jackie C -- Including Audio
UMR for tirwin -- Including Audio
UMR for Tweaver1 -- Including Audio
Xygmont Wojewoda for davidvogt@comcas

Sony A3000 (SXRD):
Chad B for BarryB1124 -- See also Post #11832
UMR for fgm4275 -- Including Audio

Sony KDS-RxxXBR1 (SXRD):
Chad B for bitwize -- With Velux
Chad B for DarinA
Chad B for rlb
Randy Tomlinson for dreamtheatre1974
Rayjr for earwicker7
UMR for Mac11700 -- Including Audio
UMR for Randy M -- Including Audio
UMR for ThePrisoner -- Including Audio

Sony KDS-RxxXBR2 (SXRD):
Bill Hergonson for RRichardson
Chad B for Gibbie
Chad B for maximum360 -- With Velux
David Abrams for pbmpharmacist
Les H for mabock
Michael TLV for mondo3 -- Including Audio
Randy Tomlinson for cadyguy
UMR for agibbs -- Including Audio
UMR for barryaz1 -- Including Audio
UMR for CDWebster -- Including Audio
UMR for chilidip -- Including Audio
UMR for circumstances -- Including Audio
UMR for craigmobley1 -- Including Audio
UMR for digital_b_avs -- Including Audio
UMR for domingos1965
UMR for dominica -- Including Audio
UMR for evcook -- Including Audio
UMR for EricBergan -- Including Audio
UMR for ErichGS -- Including Audio
UMR for HD AV -- Including Audio
UMR for heavyharmonies -- Including Audio
UMR for hnr
UMR for jbug -- Including Audio
UMR for JeffCar -- Including Audio
UMR for jg! -- Including Audio
UMR for JMCecil
UMR for johnaussie 1 -- Including Audio
UMR for johnaussie 2 -- Including Audio
UMR for KevinofCMR
UMR for Mac11700 -- Including Audio
UMR for marc454 -- Including Audio
UMR for mr. wally -- Including Audio
UMR for MsVana -- Including Audio
UMR for padd54 -- Including Audio
UMR for pwiss -- Including Audio
UMR for RobbinMerritt
UMR for Sharpie9000 -- Including Audio
UMR for sjv -- Including Audio
UMR for strutter -- Including Audio
UMR for tgaines14
UMR for the_bull -- Including Audio
UMR for venpra -- Including Audio
UMR for Weyland Yutani -- Including Audio
UMR for whiskerbiscuit -- Including Audio
UMR for Wolo -- Including Audio
UMR for XBR2Mike with Audio coming soon!
UMR on the 70" XBR2

Sony Qualia 006 (SXRD):
UMR for C-Dub006 -- Including Audio
UMR for RonB63 -- Including Audio

Front Projectors:

Barco 808s
Chad B for Don Berry

Epson 6500ub:
UMR for milacqua

Epson Pro Cinema 1080UB:
UMR for Thrang -- Including Audio

Epson 8350:
Luke Kamp for carp

JVC RS10 / HD-350:
UMR for maximus1971 -- Including Audio

JVC RS20 / HD-750:
Chuck Williams for nathan-h
Gregg Loewen for dave7
Gregg Loewen for gonzalc3
UMR for Cal68 -- including Audio
UMR for egrady Part I
UMR for egrady Part II -- including Audio
UMR for fugueness
UMR for imdocjoe -- Including Audio
UMR for Kensmith48 -- Including Audio
UMR for nathan-h
UMR for millerwill
UMR for R Harkness
UMR for Ralph Potts
UMR for rolette
UMR for thrang
UMR for UMR

JVC RS25 / HD-950:
Chad B for 3no
Michael Osadciw for PLA
UMR for KB1
UMR for RalphoR

JVC RS35:
UMR for RMK! -- Including Audio

JVC RS45:
Chad B for Bitwize

JVC RS4810:
Chad B for DavidHir -- Including Audio

Mitsubishi:
Gregg Loewen for Hoooch

Panasonic:
SierraMikeBravo for marchewd -- Including Audio

Pioneer PRO-FPJ1 (JVC RS2):
Chad B for hts1
Gregg Loewen for Robert George

Sharp XV-Z17000
gerianne for flint

Sim2 Lumas:
UMR for Ash Sharma Part I
UMR for Ash Sharma Part II
UMR for Craig Peer
UMR for HealthNut
UMR for Jeffmac
UMR for owl1 -- Including Audio
UMR for thebland
UMR for Wireless_Mind -- Including Audio

Sony G70:
Chad B for BluDevil Part I
Chad B for BluDevil Part II

Sony VPL-HW30:
Chad B for BigCoolJesus

Sony VPL-VW50: Ruby
UMR for CharlesJ -- Including Audio

Sony VPL-VW60:
UMR for Jive Turkey
UMR for mwiebelhaus

Sony VPL-VW600ES:
Chad B for BCWookie -- Including Audio

Audio Only

UMR for Brucemck2
UMR for callot
UMR for RandyL999@aol.co
UMR for RonB63
UMR for Vashti
UMR advise for KevinofCMR

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Are BB's "free with purchase" or "for fee" calibrations with it?
Chad B's comments on BB calibration before/after. The whole thread is worth a read.
Geeksquad calibration settings, hows their service?
Completely impressed by GS Calibration...
How are Best Buy's Geek Squad ISI calibrations?
Best Buy Geek Squad for ERosenbrg


Work done for a fee, may not be the Geek Squad:
Best Buy for brianhowes
Best Buy for chunon
Best Buy for defjamz
Best Buy for docsamg
Best Buy for dominica
Best Buy for Evangel02
Best Buy for HD2Blu
Best Buy for jasonvr
Best Buy for kwffs0
Best Buy for mohanman
Best Buy for Pannus
Best Buy for sjchmura

Plasma and LCD Flat Panels:

Plasma Video or Plasma Video with Audio

LG Plasma (1080p:
Chad B for Falcons Parts 1 & 2
Chad B for shaddix
Michael Osadciw for andjayik
Michael Osadciw for Skipdalou

Panasonic Plasma (720p):
Chad B for Aliens
UMR for pgibbons -- Including Audio

Panasonic TC-PxxG10 (1080p):
Chad B for blaken134
Chad B for dislocatedday
dsskid for Dude-X

Panasonic TC-PxxV10 (1080p):
Chad B for mrlosi
Chad B for nature boy
Chad B for TheSwordOfDoom
D-Nice for GuyDk
D-Nice for StopTheExcuses
donnymac51 for flycatcher
Gregg Loewen for Ordy
Lee Gallager for RickD1225
Lee Gallager for sharok
bht (Robert Busch) for hmhoshino -- Including Audio

Panasonic TC-PxxGT20/25 (1080p):
Chad B for chunon

Panasonic TC-PxxVT20/25 (1080p):
Chad B for dklanecky
Chad B for ghgoldberg
Chad B for fhschellenberg
Chad B for sgupta
Chad B for Truquitos
David Abrams on the TC-PxxVT25
David Abrams for couchfungus
D-Nice for Jimmy
D-Nice for wfmiller Part I
D-Nice for wfmiller Part II
DroptheRemote for thptrek
Gregg Loewen for ThePrisoner
Kevin Miller on VT contrast ratios
Lee Gallagher for blstandle
Lee Gallagher for eggman
Lee Gallagher for rdgrimes
Michael Osadciw for heather2008
scooper750 for NISMO30
SierraMikeBravo on the TC-P65VT25
SierraMikeBravo for I WANT MORE
UMR for darthkringle
UMR for FloppySet -- Including Audio

Panasonic TC-PxxST30 (1080p):
Chad B for DavidHir

Panasonic TC-PxxGT30 (1080p):
D-Nice for sboychuck
UMR for robertrobert --Including Audio

Panasonic TC-PxxVT30 (1080p):
Chad B on Calibrating the 65" VT30
Chad B for Alkettory
Chad B for PhantomRogue
Chad B for rogercmay -- Including Audio
Chad B for smster21
Chad B for wcgroup -- Including Audio
D-Nice for CHASLS2 Part I
D-Nice for CHASLS2 Part II
D-Nice for kumar2k
D-Nice for lakinsdad
D-Nice for lizard32
donnymac51 for lore2486
DroptheRemote for Andrew Sabin
DroptheRemote for debyrd
Gregg Loewen for cfleming007
Gregg Loewen for discodol
Gregg Loewen for jaysan12
Lee Gallagher for jaramill
Michael Osadciw for fuzzybk

Panasonic TC-PxxST50 (1080p):
D-Nice for Chere
Droptheremote for RSTitleExaminer
Gregg Loewen for mpalmieri1203

Panasonic TC-PxxGT50 (1080p):
Chad B for A. Bell
Chad B for adb
Chad B for davmor - Including Audio
Chad B for Recstar24
monitorman for Brad Levine

Panasonic TC-PxxVT50 (1080p):
bht for John DG
Chad B for chunon
Chad B for dominica
Chad B for gadgtfreek Part I
Chad B for gadgtfreek Part II
Chad B for jcavila
Chad B for jeffscott72 - Including Audio
Chad B for mjyst3
Chad B for scirica
Chad B for swminn7
Chad B for tcramer
Chad B for vilas
D-Nice for DSperber
D-Nice for IronManFan
D-Nice for THeCozon1
D-Nice for mo949
D-Nice for mo949 Part II
Kevin Miller for dvdmd1
Kevin Miller for MikeT98213
Kevin Miller for rogo
MikeSierraBravo for CatBrat I
MikeSierraBravo for CatBrat II
UMR for Cigarjohn47 - Including Audio
UMR for cinquemano Including Audio
UMR for bstudey01
UMR for pwrjnky - Including Audio
UMR for ruegway
UMR for sdgolf - Including Audio
UMR for TracerJohn - Including Audio
WiFi-Spy for ipoop2much

Panasonic TC-PxxST60 (1080p):
Chad B for JetsCuseFan
Chad B for LESeminole
Chad B for mdanderson
Chad B for mr_melvis
Chad B for ricemanva
Chad B for Shady195
Chad B for shoresguy
Chad B for THEGM
Chad B for Timokeon
Charles Cooper for ryansebiz
Gregg Loewen for jjubinvi
Gregg Loewen for JSwizzle
Michael DTV for systemlayers
Monitorman for MrWhite2 Part I
Monitorman for MrWhite2 Part II

Panasonic TC-PxxVT60 (1080p):
Chad B for Bitwize
Chad B for Cal1981
Chad B for Chunon
Chad B for datap1mp
Chad B for DavidHir Including Audio
Chad B for Gov including Audio
Chad B for Jeff Peake
Chad B for kluken Part I
Chad B for kluken Part II
Chad B for merccrazy
Chad B for rig212
Chad B for shoresguy Part I
Chad B for shoresguy Part II
Chad B for smc
Chad B for vp4lifehva
Chad B for wsanford Including Audio
D-Nice for Denniswrly
D-Nice for djsketchie
D-Nice for funkymankcp
D-Nice for Matic94
D-Nice for smurraybhm
Gregg Loewen for amcfaria
UMR for ChrisFB

Panasonic TC-PxxZT60 (1080p):
Chad B for discone
Chad B for eaayoung
Chad B for Metlore
Chad B for richpat Including Audio
Chad B for savechad
D-Nice for Bigmoviefan
D-Nice for clipper57
D-Nice for Immoros
D-Nice for sirh
D-Nice for UniversalGC
DroptheRemote for PerpetualMotion
DroptheRemote for Sonyboy
David Abrams for vantagesc
Gregg Loewen for cidsou
Gregg Loewen for DrJayDub
Gregg Loewen for GC3
Gregg Loewen for Maxthesilent
Kevin Miller for Krazy Train
Michael DTV fro Mr Paw
UMR for BuddTx - Including Audio
UMR for Fete26 - Including Audio
UMR for repete66211 - Including Audio

Panasonic Plasma (1080p):
Chad B for chunon
Chad B for dfusnik
Chad B for dklanecky
Chad B for jarreds7 -- Including Audio
Chad B for Jeremyd5
Chad B for mr_melvis
Chad B for sourbeef
Chad B for Zinthar
David Abrams for Chipless
donnymac51 for sle39lvr
DroptheRemote for jajrogers
Gregg Loewen for bmonlycg
Gregg Loewen for Burgertime
Gregg Loewen for chucky
Gregg Loewen for discodol
Gregg Loewen for ElwayLite
Gregg Loewen for ElwayLite Part I
Gregg Loewen for ElwayLite Part II
Jim Doolittle for rt-man
SierraMikeBravo for St_Innocent
UMR for MikeDuke -- Including Audio

Pioneer Elite Pro-FHD1 (1080p):
UMR for Jeff Lederman -- Including Audio
UMR for JFR0317 -- Including Audio
UMR for Vors -- Including Audio(Definitive)

Pioneer 9G KRP-500M(1080p):
Chad B for moggi1964us
D-Nice for bill288
D-Nice for elite-home
D-Nice for GmanAVS
D-Nice for Groovy Guru
D-Nice for Jidonsu
D-Nice for lakinsdad
D-Nice for luvnhateSony
D-Nice for MrLucky
D-Nice for Quique27
D-Nice for tbird8450
D-Nice for VidPro
D-Nice for YOTR
David Abrams for kevink109
Eliab for jbrady3324
Lee Gallagher for rocadelpunk
UMR for sdgolf

Pioneer 9G KRP-600M(1080p):
Chad B for jrpeterson5
D-Nice for bigsales
D-Nice for Djoel
D-Nice for dmatt200
D-Nice for elite-home
D-Nice for Gooddoc - Before Delivery
D-Nice for hoanl190
D-Nice for leminhq18
D-Nice for lilnape2604
D-Nice for mascior
D-Nice for p59teitel
D-Nice for Ronmck
D-Nice for shane55
David Abrams for wildpanda86
Gregg Loewen for screener
Rayjr for stevekaden
Robert Busch for Adinn

Pioneer 9G non-Elite Kuro(1080p):
Chad B for opensesame - Including Audio
D-Nice for abc123puck
D-Nice for Andrmgic
D-Nice for BASICEO
D-Nice for blb1215
D-Nice for brucefan
D-Nice for CHASLS2
D-Nice for ciccio350
D-Nice for DFul4d
D-Nice for Egan
D-Nice for elite-home
D-Nice for freddy14
D-Nice for g-dog
D-Nice for GatorScott
D-Nice for GEE 04
D-NIce for i29gman
D-Nice for II Viper II
D-Nice for lakebum431
D-Nice for lakinsdad
D-Nice for MelloFellow13
D-Nice for Powers16
D-Nice for roth79
D-Nice for rwalsh
D-Nice for smurraybhm
D-Nice for sunburnwilly
D-Nice for syk69
D-Nice for tiger123
David Abrams for clipper57
David Abrams for Dahlsim
David Abrams for smolstre - Part I
David Abrams for smolstre - Part II
David Abrams for vnguyen
Doug Weil for gtmorgan23
DroptheRemote for 4ta23
DroptheRemote for Jason1
Gregg Loewen for rhathawy
mkaye for KCinWhitby
Robert Busch for zdog
Shawn Byrne for caveman1
SierraMikeBravo for Reddig
Tom Huffman for neal4470
wrinklefree for Les22

Pioneer Elite 101FD (1080p):
D-Nice for abroyles
D-Nice for lilnape2604
D-Nice for NeilPeart
D-Nice for qwknuf6
D-Nice for skip61
D-Nice for t4t3r
Chad B for Uziel
David Abrams for fastshadow
David Abrams for soncomet
Robert Busch for bbroach


Pioneer Elite 111FD (1080p):
Chad B for mark777b
Chad B for Q of BanditZ
Chad B for sofronitsky
Chad B for speedys123 -- Including Audio
D-Nice for BarryB1124
D-Nice for Edllguy
D-Nice for fabris40
D-Nice for Hudda
D-Nice for keefy6
D-Nice for lakinsdad
D-Nice for luvnhateSony - Part I
D-Nice for luvnhateSony - Part II
D-Nice for nealh
D-Nice for Powers16
D-Nice for rumba
D-Nice for Sixxshooter
David Abrams for dpmckenzie
David Abrams for elmonteman
DroptheRemote for jerastan
Eliab for BarryB1124
Eliab for ptipa
Eliab for slumpey326
Eliab for Spooky
Eliab for tbird8450
Gregg Loewen for gbreda
Gregg Loewen for mike2060
Gregg Loewen for NYC Guy -- Including Audio
Gregg Loewen for pj121391
Gregg Loewen for psufan5
Gregg Loewen for Spleen
Greta Colgan for The_Tripzter
Kevin Miller for drool6
Kevin Miller for prepress
Pete Nelsen for Clemulus -- Including Audio
Shawn Byrne for caveman1
SierraMikeBravo for Kamiape
SierraMikeBravo for tamuags08
TomHuffman for mjohns1126
TomHuffman on 111FD - Part 1
TomHuffman on 111FD - Part 2
UMR on the 111FD
UMR for apog
UMR for cuzzin
UMR for dsilverman@hotma
UMR for eldithomaso Part I -- Including Audio
UMR for eldithomaso Part II -- Including Audio
UMR for Energy-18XL
UMR for hd_newbie -- Including Audio
UMR for irish95 Part I
UMR for irish95 Part II
UMR for Joebloggz
UMR for Wireless_Mind

Pioneer Elite Pros (1280 x 768):
D-Nice for WonHung
Gregg Loewen for rhathawy
Robert Busch for Adinn

Pioneer Elite 110FD (1080p):
Chad B for dealer6871 - Part I
Chad B for dealer6871 - Part II
Eliab for loco
®g Loewen for Stevez48
Michael Chen (Michael TLV) for Beowulf57
UMR for TrojanHawk -- Including Audio

Pioneer Elite 141FD (1080p):
Chad B for drkddell - Including Audio
Chad B for gianquittia -- Including Audio
Chad B for Nickff
Chad B for PeteSt -- Including Audio
D-Nice for Mohillian
D-Nice for Poochie
D-Nice for richpat
D-Nice for Robert2413
D-Nice for WonHung
David Abrams for dpmckenzie
David Abrams for emilsal
David Abrams for Kris-404
Eliab for mystikjoe
Eliab for ProShooter
Gregg Loewen for BuckNaked
Gregg Loewen for JWhip
Gregg Loewen for stacy11
Kevin Miller for baddgsx
Kevin Miller for markrubin
Michael Chen (Michael TLV) for vancouver
Robert Busch for bspears
Robert Busch for Steamfitter
Robert Busch for zdog
UMR for ctouhey
UMR for dvdguru -- Including Audio
UMR for HealthNut
UMR for Jano18 -- Including Audio
UMR for mpedris
UMR for Ninerfan4ever -- Including Audio
UMR for Parrish -- Including Audio
UMR for Parrish Part II
UMR AND sillysally
UMR for Rollingrox
UMR's results (ART?) as viewed by sillysally
UMR for sdgolf -- Including Audio
UMR for Vashti -- Including Audio

Pioneer Elite 151FD (1080p):
Barry928 for bhudleson
Chad B for gten79
Chad B for hepalex
Chad B for I WANT MORE
Chad B for jvc61
Chad B for mbobak
D-Nice for CFX
D-Nice for Evangelo
D-Nice for GobbityGotz
D-Nice for hhaller
D-Nice for jmmesch
D-Nice for mjsammon
D-Nice for nealh
D-Nice for pgvozdas
D-Nice fro qwknuf6
D-Nice for RichmondHill
D-Nice for RobertR1
D-Nice for Saturn94
D-Nice for Saturn94 - Second Time!
D-Nice for trics
David Abrams for Aetherhole
David Abrams for jingrande
David Abrams for subhash_i
David Abrams Comments on x43x's calibration.
David Abrams for x43x Part I
David Abrams for x43x Part II
David Evans for James W. Johnson
DroptheRemote for jerastan
DroptheRemote for shoedk
Eliab on ISFccc mode
Eliab for darthmaul40
Eliab for JazzGuyy
Eliab for RCJ
Eliab for yatchats
Gregg Loewen for bluemark81
Gregg Loewen for dlm10541
Gregg Loewen for eydog3
Gregg Loewen for pj121391
Gregg Loewen for rodaurora
Lee Gallagher for Moork
Lee Gallagher for TNorton
Michael Chen (Michael TLV) for pepin
Michael Osadciw for simplemath
Robert Busch for Fins^
Robert Busch for keithhr
SierraMikeBravo for MR AUTHENTIC
SierraMikeBravo for techtvman-- Including Audio
UMR for 70runner -- Including Audio
UMR for auburn82 -- Including Audio
UMR for Bob Fosse -- Including Audio
UMR for cydog3 -- Including Audio
UMR for darita
UMR for dfchang -- Including Audio
UMR for Fanaticalism Part I -- Including Audio
UMR for Fanaticalism Part II
UMR for hifi59 Part I -- Including Audio
UMR for hifi59 Part II
UMR for jdmi
UMR for jmmesch -- Including Audio
UMR for LM2008 -- Including Audio
UMR for Mike25690 Part I -- Including Audio
UMR for Mike25690 Part II -- Including Audio
UMR for moonlightmile -- Including Audio
UMR for mt14942 Part I
UMR for mt14942 Part II -- Including Some Audio
UMR for mt14942 Part III -- Including Audio
UMR for PARASITE
UMR for Payton3485
UMR for qwknuf6 -- Including Audio
UMR for Rick214 -- Including Audio
UMR for russwong -- Including Audio
UMR for Sidetracked
UMR for scottod -- Including Audio
UMR for sensui -- Including Audio
UMR for Shutterman -- Including Audio
UMR for Slavikk -- Including Audio
UMR for t-town oil
UMR for Thebarman -- Including Audio
UMR for tigerfan33 -- Including Some Audio
UMR for QQQ99999 -- Including Audio
UMR for vangazor

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Jeff Dorsch (not a AVS member) for RBO
Gregg Loewen for Al P Jones
Gregg Loewen for JWhip
Gregg Loewen for scotjays
Gregg Loewen for T2000lange
Michael Osadciw for PLA
Michael TLV for 67bernie
Michael TLV for Nambit
Michael TLV for sharkshark
UMR for auburn82 -- Including Audio
UMR for ccotenj -- Including Audio
UMR for cecaa850 Part 1
UMR for cecaa850 -- Including Audio Part 2
UMR for Cilent1 -- Including Audio
UMR for Connolly -- Including Audio
UMR for dvdguru -- Including Audio
UMR for facke02 -- Including Audio
UMR for GAX279 -- Including Audio
UMR for HDTVinJoisey -- Including Audio
UMR for hodges69
UMR for Izap2 -- Including Audio
UMR for jcssnet -- Including Audio
UMR for JFR0317 -- Including Audio
UMR for jmmesch -- Including Audio
UMR for jstrossner -- Including Audio
UMR for jqmn -- Including Audio
UMR for Justin Credible
UMR for lgwinn -- Including Audio
UMR for mikeyf
UMR for PARASITE
UMR for russwong - Audio previously done
UMR for SaltiDawg -- Including Audio
UMR for speed_of_sound -- Including Audio
UMR for sshearer -- Including Audio
UMR for Wolfelpack

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Bill Hergonson for hobbs225
Chad Billheimer for alfbinet
D-Nice for antennahead
D-Nice for cjbonacci
D-Nice for tovarish
Droptheremote for sillysally
Gregg Loewen for bostonbean
Gregg Loewen for GaryZ06
G regg Loewen for rfinn
Mark Kaye for brock1
UMR for bigsac65
UMR for CraigSharrow -- Including Audio
UMR for Duck05 Part I
UMR for Duck05 Part II
UMR for FloppySet
UMR for htwaits Part I -- Including Audio
UMR for htwaits Part II -- Including Audio
UMR for htwaits Part IIIa -- Including Audio
UMR for htwaits Part IIIb -- More on Audio
UMR for Mark Paquette -- Including Audio
UMR about PARASITE's calibration
UMR for PARASITE -- Including Audio
UMR for rentwist -- Including Audio
UMR for Reyfam -- Including Audio
UMR for Trackman I -- Including Audio
UMR for Trackman II -- Including Audio

Pioneer Elite Pro 8G(1365 x 768)
Robert Busch for DJLEC
UMR for mayberry -- Including Some Audio
UMR for russwong -- Forgot Audio
UMR for russwong -- Including Audio

Pioneer non-Elite 8G(1365 x 768)
SierraMikeBravo for kbobk

Samsung Plasma:
Chad B for billalexander -- Including Audio
Chad B for TheTonic
Gregg Loewen for moose129
Kevin Miller for Greg1981

Samsung PNxxA650:
Doug Blackburn for AtomHeart
UMR for adam320 Part I
UMR for adam320 Part II
UMR on the PNxxA650
UMR for videoaddikt

Samsung PNxxB860:
Summit HDTV for Rob67

Samsung PNxxB530:
Chad B for chunon

Samsung PNxxD7000/D8000:
Barry928 for datamage
Chad B for ChrisHman
Chad B for KTM250
donnymac51 for Koose

Samsung PNxxE7000/E8000:
donnymac for Koose
Chad B for Dstew419
UMR for Trackman Including Audio

Samsung PNxxF8500:
D-Nice for Dan0780
D6500Ken for mightymouseusf
droptheremote for shpankey
UMR for Elvamir Including Audio
UMR for ucsbrandall

Sony: (old plasma display)
UMR for jb007

LCD Video or LCD Video with Audio

LG xxA550:
Gregg Loewen for MattQNY

LG xxLH90:
Chad B for CoolCase
Chad B for Tulipo

Samsung:
D-Nice for rwalsh
Eliab for BobbyCor
Gregg Loewen for lcjrodriguez -- Including Audio
nichole2 for JayPSU

Samsung ANxxA550:
SierraMikeBravo for khasrding

Samsung LNxxA650:
UMR for dmcfan -- Including Audio
UMR on the LNxxA650
UMR for tigerfan33
UMR for TrqAdq -- Including Audio

Samsung LNxxA750:
UMR for sharkcohen Part 1 -- Including Audio
UMR for sharkcohen Part 2 -- Including Audio

Samsung LNxxA950:
UMR on the Samsung 55A950

Samsung LNxxC650:
gerianne for AVSBanff

Samsung PNxxA760:
UMR for GAX279

Samsung UNxxB8000
UMR for callot Part I Video
UMR for callot Part II Audio

Samsung UN55B8500
Chad B for YO-EL

Samsung UN55C6900
Michael Osadciw for RochesterNTtry

Samsung UNxxD8000
DroptheRemote for gc916

Samsung UNxxES9000
Chad B for smc

Samsung UNxxF7100:
Chad B for oak1a

Sharp Pro-xxX5 Elite:
Barry928 for bhudleson
bht for Richard in SF
Chad B for Brutus Rex
Chad B for GP1890
Monitorman-Kevin Miller for ad10ad
Monitorman-Kevin Miller for DJ Mike Fury
Monitorman-Kevin Miller for RadTech51
Robert Busch for XBRSteve

Sharp LED/LCD:
Chad B for ellwoodboy
Chad B for twarman17 -- Including Audio
Gregg Loewen for OooAhh
Michael Osadciw for Dave41200

Sony Bravia:
UMR for Wireless_Mind

Sony Bravia 40XBR:
UMR for egrady -- Including Audio

Sony Bravia KDLxxXBR2:
Gregg Loewen for tito007
Summit HDTV for moejenn517

Sony Bravia XBR4:
Shawn Byrne for khaberst

Sony Bravia XBR5:
Gregg Loewen for mrlogs

Sony Bravia XBR6:
UMR for RonB63

Sony Bravia XBR8:
Kevin Miller for Zurbaran1

Sony HX 929 Series:
Chad B for brickyardz
Lee Gallagher for uprv

Sony non-XBR LCD models:
Chad B for Gator SM
dsskid for lou99
gerianne for Joey O

Toshiba xxLX177:
Gregg Loewen for drw9537

Toshiba xxSL417U:
droptheremote for risk235

Visio M801d-A3
Gregg Loewen for dbenus
Gregg Loewen for vmiclass02

Audio Only

UMR for Brucemck2
UMR for eldithomaso
UMR for RonB63
UMR for Vashti
UMR advise for KevinofCMR

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Are there reports from unhappy owners?

This is the worst case I've found since starting this thread, and the only one that identified the calibrator. There have been a few others, but most of time the unhappy member doesn't post an AVS user name for the calibrator. There have also been a few cases where a misunderstanding was cleared up by getting the calibrator back in touch with the member.

Is this a report from an unrealistic owner? Very possible, and now very likely based on the later posts to the thread before it was closed. (01/30/2007)

Since I joined AVS in 2002 I've read a couple of reports where the customer wasn't happy. Since I started this thread, this is the first "unhappy" calibration customer that I've read about. (01/28/2007)

According to the owner this is a "Bad isf calibration" of a LCD flat panel TV.

If you read the whole thread you will learn a lot about what to do, and what not to do, when looking for satisfaction from a professional calibration. Try to ignore the parts that are plain silly.

The calibrator posted his results from the calibration session in question, and this is a link to that data. I hope that anyone concerned about this thread will be sure to read the end of the thread starting at this link.

The calibration charts.

A different perspective of "calibration" from another owner.

An owner on the value of calibration to industry standards.

For information about selecting a professional calibrator this link may be helpful.

Hiring A Video Calibration Technician

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It might also be helpful to post this in the calibration forum as well, thanks for your efforts in linking these!
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Is there just one small post on a customer result for the Sony XBR1?
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It might also be helpful to post this in the calibration forum as well, thanks for your efforts in linking these!

You're welcome.

I put a link to your "Go-to Guide for Source Options" in message #3.

I will post a link in the calibration forum, but I'm afraid it won't stay around very long. I've been using this thread to answer inquiries about calibration by referring people to it's link in my signature.
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If you find others let me know.

I was really hoping to get a good semi-detailed description of how much improved a XBR1 looks after calibration as I'm looking into getting the 70XBR2.
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I was really hoping to get a good semi-detailed description of how much improved a XBR1 looks after calibration as I'm looking into getting the 70XBR2.

You might ask UMR.
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No one has had a Pannasonic PT-XXLCyy (xx = diag size; y=13,15,64 etc.. [model #]) set ISF calibrated? Or any helpful starting points for DVE? I have been using DVE from the start and touching up ever 1k hr of lamp time or so (ends up being just uping brightness just slightly).

Anything else to think of?

Just asking encase there is something I haven't thought of.
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The first post in this thread is developing a larger list of calibration reports.

It would be great if more owners of calibrated sets would post their comments and PM me about including those comments.

We need more variety!

Thanks for the help.
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here's one from the A2000 settings/tweaks thread
post #1060
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here's one from the A2000 settings/tweaks thread
post #1060

Thanks.
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Thanks for putting this together, this will be very helpful.

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Thanks for putting this together, this will be very helpful.

You're welcome. Enjoy.
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#post8317028

Or #2473 & #2504 In the JVC Pro DILA HD-P70R1U Thread concern a UMR field report.

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Or #2473 & #2504 In the JVC Pro DILA HD-P70R1U Thread concern a UMR field report.

Would it be possible for you to do a copy and paste and add the relevant comments in post #2504 to the first post (#2473)? That would be a big help.

That way one link will cover the comments in both posts.

Thanks for the heads up. Post #2473 is in the list now.
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I've been reading threads relating to 1080p Samsung, Sony, Mitsubishi and HP RPTV sets. If you find customer reports of ISF calibrations in these or other threads please post a link in this thread or PM me.

Thanks to all who have posted your ISF calibration reports. The list is growing.
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I've added information about contacting the professional calibrators who appear in the first message of this thread.
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This is a list of reports by owners about the results of having their sets professionally calibrated. The list was started in August of 2006 but includes a few reports done earlier.
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Zigmyunt(Unknown at AVS) for the boss35
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Could you, please correct my name?
It's Zygmunt.

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Could you, please correct my name?
It's Zygmunt.

Thanks

I sure will.
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Here is the information on the ISF calibration done on my Pioneer Elite Pro-630 HD:

calibrated by Chuck Williams
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He's located in San Francisco, but used to be in Washington, DC (used to be the head tech for Meyer Emco) and often makes trips back east. He is an independent calibrator, now.

Chuck does a complete calibration, including cleaning. Picture was much improved after the calibration, and on this great RP CRT, the picture is incredibly life-like. I highly recommend him.
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Here is the information on the ISF calibration done on my Pioneer Elite Pro-630 HD:

Thanks. Your report is now included on the list that is linked at the bottom of my post.
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does anyone know of a calibrator in the Tampa FL area? I have a Toshiba 40H80 i need done (crt rptv). I will be getting a new set this year but need this one calibrated so I can enjoy it till then and sell it looking good. Thanks all!!!!!

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does anyone know of a calibrator in the Tampa FL area? I have a Toshiba 40H80 i need done (crt rptv). I will be getting a new set this year but need this one calibrated so I can enjoy it till then and sell it looking good. Thanks all!!!!!

You might want to check the resale value of your Toshiba first. I don't know what it is, but it may be too low to justify having the set calibrated just before you sell it.

Here ia a link to the ISF locator.

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You might want to check the resale value of your Toshiba first. I don't know what it is, but it may be too low to justify having the set calibrated just before you sell it.

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Thanks Htwaits! I knew you would know. I am not selling it for 6 months or so and I want it to look good for me till then. I am sure its only worth 300-400 buck tops. I am trying to wait and see what comes out of CES next week. Better Led DLP or Laser DLP, new Lcos ect. Just not totally satisfied with any of the current crop. I figure anything good for this year will not be out till the summer or fall so i'll have to wait that long. Oh well, it give me more time to save a bigger chunk, cause you know the new stuff will not be cheap.

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Can anyone recommend an excellent ISF calibrator in the western suburbs of Chicago, Il.?
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I have owned a Pro-510HD for about 5.5 years. After about 5 years, I had the "blue flash" and I fixed it myself, using instructions from this website--otherwise I may have simply gotten rid of the set. Well, I have always been impressed with the HD picture, and thought the SD picture was OK, until yesterday. I had calibrated it myself fairly well with the Avia disk, and had surface cleaned my optics once. However, now, all I can say is "wow, I never knew what I was missing"--I am amazed. Why? Well, yesterday, Mr Bob came and calibrated the set, cleaned the optics, and did an overscan reduction on my TV.

The basic cleaning of the optics is included in his basic calibration package (wiping off the top of the lenses and mirrors)(I had done this once before myself about 1 year ago, and it made a nice difference then, but was filthy again), but I also opted for the deep cleaning (removing the lens and cleaning the bottom of it and the convex below the lens)(wow, it was really dirty). I think this made the most "bang for the buck" difference, as the colors are now much more vibrant and alive than ever! If you have only a limited amount of money, at least contact him and at least have him "consult" with you on doing it yourself, or if you can, fly him and and have him do it--you'll be amazed.

The next best thing in my opinion was the calibration itself, which included mechanical focus of the lenses. My red and green were off a bit, and the blue was way off. Using his cantelever technique, he adjusted the red and green lenses to a sharp focus, and got the blue where it needed to be. Once the lenses were focused, he adjusted the convergence and at the same time took in the overscan reduction (overscan reduction was for additional price). With the overscan reduction, I have about 2 more inches worth of picture on the top and sides, and no longer is the scrolling box scores and headline news ticker cut off--it is like zooming out on the picture that is already there, effectively giving you more "pixels" on your fixed screen size. The overscan reduction took quite some time for him to align everything along the perimeter, as it takes in all the errors that are inherent at the perimeter in the design (which is why they overscan the picture to begin with, so you don't see the errors). Finally, he adjusted the greyscale, getting it much more of a true gray and the color/brightness/contrast/sharpness. The basic calibration (everything in this paragraph, except the overscan reduction) was the "second most bang for the buck" in my opinion, and the overscan reduction is a nicety, but certainly not required if you are trying to save a buck.

He was at my house for about 7 hours, and the picture I have right now on HD is absolutely amazing--far better than before (and I thought it was great to begin with)--breathtaking and truly vibrant, and the standard def picture is now great too. Even though he concentrated his effort on 1080i full screen as my primary "scanrate" for the overscan reduction/geometry adjustment/color alignment, the optics cleaning and the focus are both universal in their "help" to the other scanrates (480I/P). I now see why everyone says the CRT is the best out there--I thought they were all crazy until I had it ISF calibrated professionally--Thanks Mr Bob!
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Calibration, cleaning and overscan reduction by Mr Bob

Thanks. I've added your report to the list in the first post.
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I have Samsung HL-Sxx87W, is there anyone in the Baltimore area that can be recommended for calibration?

What does this sort of thing cost?

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I have Samsung HL-Sxx87W, is there anyone in the Baltimore area that can be recommended for calibration?

What does this sort of thing cost?

Check the first post in this thread. Many of the best calibrators do tours to different parts of the country. Eliab and UMR are two who probably travel to your area on a regular basis.
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