Originally Posted by gten79
Allow me to say that in the past few years I have owned a 46xbr5, and a 37xbr6 although these two previous Tvs were very good I have always had my eyes set on a Pioneer Elite Kuro Plasma TV. I must also add that those two previous Sony models they had not been calibrated, but I honestly don't think it would have mattered much.
The main reason I did not purchase the Pioneer Elite Plasma TV before was because at the time they were too expensive and I didn't see the need to spend so much money on a Plasma TV. Well what a difference a year makes!!!
Last few months I was able to get a very good deal on a 60" Pioneer Elite Kuro 151FD; Kuro 6020; Kuro 5020; and a panasonic 42pz85u deals of which I could not pass specially since a few came from an Authorized Pioneer Elite Dealer. Within days of my new Pioneers arriving the first thing I did was call and make an appointment with Chad to come and talk about the calibrations I was planning to make. While talking to Chad he advised me of where it would be best to mount my tv's and home theaters. A few weeks had passed before my initial at home consultation so once everything was mounted I set up the calibration appointment. Before setting it up I had asked was it necessary to allow time for the break in period? He replied it really depends who you ask however personally didn't really think it was necessary. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention he offered to come back in a few months for a touch up.
I did alot of research before calling Chad so I had a good idea what I was getting purchasing his services. Now I was an "eyewitness" to that. Before Chad came to my house to calibrate my Pioneer Plasmas, many of my friends have been at my house and have seen the Pioneer. This is the best Plasma money can buy. No questions about it. Even out of the box this TV looks so good that all my friends could not see me spending money to have this TV calibrated because they thought there was not going to be any difference in the picture. Even my girlfriend said that I was just spending money for no reason because the picture on the Pioneer was not going to look any better than the way it is.
As always it was a great pleasure seeing Chad again. He came in and set up his equipment and before he started we chatted for a few minutes about the TV an a few other things. When he started working on the Tv I just sat on my sofa and watched him do his magic on my Pioneer Plasma. He is very meticulous going about the calibration. Now I couldn't tell you exactly what he was doing nor do I really care however it was amazing watching him do what he does. All the while he was trying to calibrate my tv's and speakers I had other people over taking care of some repairs. He was good about everything, never complained and ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION with a smile, seriously!
After he finished calibrating my TV's he suggested to see a few minutes of a movie, so naturally you throw in Batman "The Dark Knight"'
In all my years of watching movies in many plasma or lcd TVs specially this movie I have never ever seeing a picture as clear,dymanic, natural and so real than in this Pioneer Elite Kuro TV after being calibrated by Chad. He did the ISF Day and Night picture modes and trust me when I tell you that both modes and nothing but "REMARKABLE". I have seen this movie in this Tv before, in fact this movie was the very first movie I watched on this TV and I honestly thought that It was a great picture but after Chad calibrated the TV and we watched this movie again, my jaw dropped to the floor. My eyes could not believe what I was seeing. I knew from the begining that the picture was going to be better but never in my wildest dreams I thought it was going to be this good, Outstanding is the best way I can described it.
Well guys the woman that a few weeks ago told me that I was wasting my money because the TV was not going to look any better now it's a strong believer that I had made one of the best investments of my life by calibrating my Pioneer TV again by non other than Chad Billheimer. If my girlfriend can noticed such a huge difference in the picture quality of the TV before and after that should tell you something. Even my friends who have come over today and after seeing the TV post calibrated have expressed that they are now true believers that Chad can turn any TV picture in the best picture possible of any TV out there.
So if you guys are looking to have your TV calibrated I would highly recommed Chad Billheimer. He is the best there is at his job but really that is just the half of it. He is such a good guy and very approachable you end up talking more than you think. And lets face it, we buy things from people we like and this guy is as nice as they come. I'm by no means a techy or informed that is why it was so refreshing to have Chad over answering all of my questions without talking down, or banging the components I purchased.
Chad, I promised you that I will be writing a review about my calibration experience with the Pioneer Elite Kuro's. I have never been so happy with a TV in all my life. Thanks so much for your outstanding performance calibrating this TV.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention he also came back to my home to make sure things were the way he left it when I had a few questions. What more can I say about Chad he's attentive, a professional, and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. He is a credit to his profession and delivers the expertise and customer service you can only wish for these days.
Chad thanks again and the very best of luck for you and your wife. Hope to see you again sometime soon.
New Carlisle, Ohio