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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Harrisburg, PA USA
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I had the great pleasure of a visit yesterday from Jeff Meier (UMR) who did a calibration of my Pioneer 150FD plasma and also a calibration of my Sony VW100 (Ruby) projector and audio system.
As nice as I thought the D-Nice reference settings made my plasma look, Jeff took that to a whole new level and also very nicely explained what he was doing so that I was able to learn a lot. While I have seen ISF calibrations done in the past and sort of knew what to expect, Jeff is much more thorough than I have ever seen in the past and I learned that it is not only a matter of having the proper equipment (and knowing how to use it), but there is also a good bit of judgment involved in just knowing what the picture should look like, particularly on darker scenes where the equipment cannot do as good a job.
Although not specifically relevant to this topic, the job he did on the audio system was also amazing. There really was a lot more to that than I was aware of and Jeff found many issues with my setup that he was able to correct (including 1 speaker that was miswired from the factory) and many other settings that I had incorrect. Also not relevant to this forum topic, the job he did on my Sony front projector was amazing.
Jeff - glad you made it to Baltimore safely (it was snowing the whole time Jeff was at my house yesterday and he had to drive another 90 minutes or so after he left my house around 8:30 pm).