Well, Jeff (UMR) just left my house and I still have the grin stuck on my face. Jeff was a pleasure to talk to and you can feel his passion for what he does. I can most definitely see the difference his calibration has made on my 150FD. My original settings were crushing blacks and my greyscale was out of whack. Post calibration, the blacks are wonderful now, with shadow detail more pronounced. The picture has an added depth that I did not see before. I have not had a chance to test out much material (he just left!), but of the few clips I have viewed, the improvement to my eyes is NOT subtle.
An even bigger surprise was the improvement he made to my audio system. I figured there was not much to improve since my setup is quite modest when it comes to my speakers. After getting my levels adjusted correctly and getting my subs to play nice together, I was amazed how good my little setup sounded. No matter what the cost of your equipment, proper setup is key.
I've jumped on the UMR bandwagon and don't plan on getting off. Anyone even remotely considering having calibration work done, it would behoove you to seek out Jeff's services. Thanks Jeff for helping me get the most of my system, I'll be calling when it's time to setup the new theater and PJ! Have a safe trip on the rest of the tour.
"...I'm ready for dream-time Mr. B."