Well, Eliab calibrated my set today and the results are awesome!
The snow was coming down and the roads were freezing today, with a wind chill of -20. Nevertheless, Eliab made the road trip through Kentucky to perform a calibration of my 3 month old HLS5687. Only one word can describe the results: BEAUTIFUL! After skimming through a few DVD's over the past few hours, I can already see a huge difference in picture quality.
All of the colors are more vibrant and true to life. Blacks are truly black, and skin tones look much more realistic than before. Everything in the picture just seems "deeper" than it did before the calibration, and this is a very good thing!
Unfortunately I only have basic cable service, and no HD content was being broadcast when Eliab was here. But tonight after watching a few shows that were broadcast in HD, and all I can say is W-O-W! There really is a world of difference in picture quality. And I can safely say that Eliab is NOT exaggerating when he says these Samsung DLP's can be made to look like $15,000+ displays!
The results are beautiful, and Eliab was very cool during the entire process. I left him alone for a few hours while he worked his magic on the set. When I did have questions, he was very happy to show me what he was doing and explain things in detail. I can tell he is enthusiastic about his job and really enjoys helping people get the most out of their home entertainment systems. Eliab was very professional and courteous during the entire visit. He even brought me a copy of the local morning paper since I was his first customer of the day...Thanks Eliab!
Overall I'm very happy with the results, and can HIGHLY RECOMMEND both Eliab and Avical for anyone looking to get the most out of their HDTVs.