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Cheers!

I loved my 65" rear projection Mitsubishi. It was a friend for over 15 years.

But I'm really happy with my new 65" LG 4k HDR OLED that is indeed superior in every way.

Here's to RPTVs and their place in history!
Here! Here! Cheers back at you.

I agree. But I also must admit that all of the fun vanished with the frustration of tinkering, tweaking and futilely seeking "image perfection". Alas...A/V is no longer a hobby anymore. We're all now just forced to sit and watch the numbing mediocrity of perfection. Whether the TV or movie content is Excellent to awful...it is always perfect now (without our help, curiosity or expertise). But I'm cool with it.
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Last fall I even upgraded from a 3 year old TCL 55" LED set to a TCL 4K 55" Roku TV similar to the giveaway they had here. I sold the old TCL to a neighbor who is using it in his business and happy with it. I still have an HD Fury 3 sitting around gathering dust.
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Did anyone take you up on this?

My only question is - why don't you just keep it? You mentioned earlier you had a 42 inch Plasma in your bedroom. What's another 8 diagonal inches? Just get rid of the Plasma and get the OLED and put it in your room. That way you get to keep your 9-inch tube (pretty ) monster and your deep, blacker than the night, OLED. Win-win!

Sorry for the delay in manning this post, my pw got hacked with all the others when AVS got hacked, and I am just getting back in.


I am still using my 73" Mit, am loathe to give it up and have not been motivated to set up my 1st gen - with early adopter spiffs package of around 15 extra items, not the least of which is an attachable videocam for Skyping - 55" LG OLED, which is still in its factory box from buying it from Roy last year. I calibrated it for Roy myself, so I know how good it will look, but nobody has broken down my door wanting my 73" yet, so I am still enjoying my Mit every chance I get. The LG can wait, it's not going anywhere. It has a sleeker, more futuristic design than the next year's model and all sorts of bells and whistles the next year's set didn't have. I consider it a classic set to own and have in my collection. My 46" Panny is doing just fine in the bedroom and it's just fitting in there, so no, the 55" would not work in the BR.

But my 73" Mit CRT is doing an incredibly stellar job as always, so until something changes I am still relishing it with every big event and everything in between. This includes having people over for movie night occasionally, where I really need its bigness for all the viewers. This is happening on a regular basis these days, last time was a few weeks ago for Captain America, Civil War. One of the viewers over for that movie night, commented that my set looks better than the 10' screen Epson projector at the house where he lives. Too bad its owner entertains even more people at a time than I do, so he needs that 10' screen, which is 120". My set at 73" would not be big enough to work there, unfortunately.


I am just getting back to answering posts here on this thread, and obviously YOU guys have not disappeared! I will be answering them in order, so don't feel slighted if yours hasn't been answered yet. I am starting at the top of the page here where this post appeared since I got in finally, and I decided I could squeak just one reply in today, which makes it look like I am current, but am definitely not.

I must study all day today for the C-7 low voltage contractor's license exam that happens at 8am in Berkeley tomorrow morning. So it may be awhile before I can get to all of your posts. But I am still very much alive, kicking, and still doing calibrations even if there is not nearly as much to do on today's sets as those of yesteryear. Thanks for keeping this thread alive in my absence, and please keep bringing me more vintage CRTs like mine to calibrate! They are continuing to last forever, and looking stellar every moment of that. Mine does, I can't wait to turn it on every time I do. Turn me loose on yours and yours will too. Or just call me and set up a phone session, you'd be amazed at the results of just those!

Yes, CRT is still very much alive and well. I still get calls all the time about repairing them. I would love to get more calls about maintaining them too, and maximizing their granduer.

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I saw this thread stating don't dump your rear crt and didn't realize it's almost a decade old. Surprised it's still active.


Do people still own and use them? They take up so much room and aren't very bright, or I would suspect they're not after so many years, unless there's been bulb changes, etc.

They are actually very bright when the room lighting is set up the same as a movie theater. Dazzling really. I typically keep my Contrast set at 21 out of the possible 63 and it's excellent for long term viewing. If I have dim content, like some network shows are, I put it up to 26. The only time I really turn it up is when I have to keep my front blinds open during the day, and it still has just enough light for that when needed. I don't do that very often, I usually keep it at 21. Nobody would expect to see a movie correctly in a movie theater with the doors open and the lights on. Same with CRT.

Remember that bulb driven displays can get very bright but for the same reason, suffer in the blacks and shadow detail - and thus the sense of depth - both of which get stepped on by the backlighting. You need seriously intelligent backlighting - FALD, or field array light dimming - to get close to comparing to the contrast ratio CRT has always had (and without breaking a sweat). It's head and shoulders above the performance of inexpensive non-intelligently lit LCD displays.

BTW thanks for noticing, but this thread is actually more than a decade old, I started it in '06.

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Finally had to put down my Mits 82838 - too many issues to handle and technology has long passed it by.




Bought a new Sony XBR75X940D 4K and HDR and am delighted with the screen brightness and resolution.
Have enjoyed lurking in this forum over the past several years, but am outta here. Cheers!
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Good to see you back Bob i have retired my Pioneer Elite Pro 720 to the garage i have upgraded to a 65 inch LG 4K HDR & could not bring myself to give it away or send it to the Scrap yard. It will be used mostly on weekend for my Nascar, Indy, F1 Races so it will still be used quite a bit around 20 hours a week, i will be keeping my HDFury 4s to use on the 720 but may be selling my 2- HDFury 3's & the Gamma X that i have, the 720 was still superior than any 1080P flat panel IMO but it is no match for the 4K sets
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Sorry I don't have much useful to offer. I used a Samsung SIR T150 box years ago with my 530Hdi.

It looks like amazon might have some options as low as $30

https://www.amazon.com/AT-163-Conver...bs_979935011_3
I looked this over and observed that it puts out 1080p on HDMI, could find no mention of 1080i at all. Needless to say, unless it does put out 1080i, it is useless for our CRT sets, which don't do 1080p - or usually 720p either, for that matter. That's why Apple TV and Roku are not a direct match and you'd need an HD Fury IV to do the transposition from 1080p to 1080i.

Anyone know whether it does 1080i or not?

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Finally had to put down my Mits 82838 - too many issues to handle and technology has long passed it by.

Bought a new Sony XBR75X940D 4K and HDR and am delighted with the screen brightness and resolution.
Have enjoyed lurking in this forum over the past several years, but am outta here. Cheers!
Hate to see you go, but I unnerstand!

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Good to see you back Bob i have retired my Pioneer Elite Pro 720 to the garage i have upgraded to a 65 inch LG 4K HDR & could not bring myself to give it away or send it to the Scrap yard. It will be used mostly on weekend for my Nascar, Indy, F1 Races so it will still be used quite a bit around 20 hours a week, i will be keeping my HDFury 4s to use on the 720 but may be selling my 2- HDFury 3's & the Gamma X that i have, the 720 was still superior than any 1080P flat panel IMO but it is no match for the 4K sets
True.

You might want to be in touch with me about optics cleaning on your 720, so that for all the purposes you mentioned you will have a brand new looking set to watch.

Contact me, I may have buyers for your Fury's, or take them off your hands cheap if you want to move them.

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Wow...I haven't been on this thread for a long while. And it looks like all of the old gang have moved on or abandoned it. Even Mr. Bob is no where to be seen on it. BTW...Mr Bob hasn't posted anything on AVS since 7/26/2016. Is he okay? I know he had serious health/heart issues a few years back. But I hope he is okay. IMO he was a national treasure with this thread. Looks like RPCRT is truly...finally dead & gone if Bob has moved on from his labor of love.
Sorry to have worried you, good buddy. I am alive and well, just got tied up with other facets of my life for a while and could not get AVS to respond to changing my inability to get in for a long time.

But I am alive and well, still enjoying the heck out of my wonderful, pimped out Mit 73" CRT! Now that I am back in with pw's that work, I will be manning this post again with a vengeance. I am slowly working my way down this page, had to skip a long one above but will get to it ASAP.

Great to hear from you. Long live CRT!!!
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I looked this over and observed that it puts out 1080p on HDMI, could find no mention of 1080i at all. Needless to say, unless it does put out 1080i, it is useless for our CRT sets, which don't do 1080p - or usually 720p either, for that matter. That's why Apple TV and Roku are not a direct match and you'd need an HD Fury IV to do the transposition from 1080p to 1080i.

Anyone know whether it does 1080i or not?
I guess my receiver must convert the 1080p from my roku to 1080i. Is that an uncommon capability? My receiver is a middle of the road Denon, nothing to esoteric.
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I haven't been around to the HT forums in a long while because I haven't done a thing to my set up in years. A recent DirecTV equipment upgrade brought me back for some research. So nice to see Mr. Bob still hanging out. I learned so much about tweaking my 2001 Mits WS-55807 from Mr. Bob on this forum and the old HTSpot! Duvetyne, convergence, geometry, red push attenuators, you name it!


I had my Mits calibrated and duvetyned years ago and that 16 year old TV still has the best picture and best color of any set in my house!
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Just finished an optical cleaning session on my PRO630HD with Mr Bob and all I can say is WOW! THE MEGA-deep blacks and rich colors are BACK! I watched a few scenes from the Prometheus Bluray and the difference from an hour before makes it feel like your first look at OLED HDR! My PRO630HD is anchoring my brand new dedicated home theater room and I was considering a JVC DLA projector because of the reviews touting the "deep blacks".

No need for that now!

Thanks again Bob.
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So glad I could help, Chris. You were a very quick study, we had that baby whipped out in right at an hour. Amazing what life still resides in all our CRT sets, eh? My 73" still looks every bit as good as it did 10 years ago.

Just a quick correction - OLED does not NEED HDR, it already has it. High dynamic range is part of its nature, not a separate add on. Contrast ratio on OLED used to be million to one, now is infinity to one. Not a separate feature only available on the nicer and more expensive sets, as is the case in the LCD backlit flat panels. If you have OLED, you already have HDR, whether it's listed in the features or not. By nature of the OLED format.

OLED is the ONLY format that beats CRT in the blacks. And the resultant transparency, dynamic punch and depth. If you like your blacks and cannot afford OLED, keep your CRT set alive and contact me, we'll replicate Chris's results for you. At which point I will welcome your post here too.

Thanks, Chris, really appreciate your feedback here.


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I have a 2002 model Mitsubishi WS-65819. It has two STK392-570 convergence chips that were replaced by a technician in 2010.
Recently the picture suddenly went into the classic "bad convergence chips" view: curved 3D with rainbow colors across the entire screen.
This time, I replaced the convergence chips and it fixed the problem EXCEPT the very lower left corner of the picture is still distorted and has a red "shwoosh". This problem occurs when I have HD component input. When I try to adjust the convergence,
and click the "factory reset", it corrects the problem for a moment then goes back to the distorted picture. The convergence grid is OK except for the lower left corner where the lines are red and curved out of the boxes and cannot be adjusted.
When I do not have any input connected, the Menu comes on with a perfect picture - no distortion anywhere. In this mode the convergence can be adjusted with no problems. When I click "factory reset" (with no input connected and the Menu displayed)
it goes back to the distorted picture for a moment and then back to perfect picture.
I have done quite a bit of pcb soldering in the past and found replacing the convergence chips to be pretty simple. I checked the pins for continuity and they all tested positive, so I don't think it is a solder problem with the convergence chips. On my board, pin 3 on both chips is not connected to any circuit.
Just for the record, I am a novice at TV electronics and repairs.
If anyone has any advice or ideas on what is going on, I would appreciate the help.
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When you say the pins "tested positive", does that mean there are no solder bridges in there also, not just good continuity? I suspect you left a solder bridge in there, between 2 of the legs. The huge single chip that a similar model uses - the 393-110 - is also prone to becoming desoldered at the TOP of the legs, up inside the IC. Mit's in general are prone to their legs becoming desoldered down at the board, but this monster takes it to the next level. If you do have that chip in there, I hope you searched real hard on the board to make sure that one - or more - of the legs might not have become unsoldered at both top and bottom, and fallen into the works. If so it might still be in there. I have to do that special searching of the area below the IC whenever I do that repair, after having been very careful during the removal operation.

Not all ICs are alike, that's why service level convergence is inherently indispensable. If you want coaching on that, give me a call and let's set up an appointment.

One time I replaced a convergence IC and the resulting pic was miles off from where it had been, big giant curves that were never there on the old chips. But the new chips were fully functional, and calibrated out just fine. The resulting picture turned out stealth grade.

Not sure why you're getting this temporary bounce between good and bad, but the configuration that remains after the bounce is the one to tweak, and I think your set needs service mode convergence correction. Which also allows you a full row and column of correction that allows for offscreen points to be adjusted - which affect the onscreen points - and is not available in the User convergence. You get the full 72 points - plus the ability to correct the green - neither of which are there in User.


Nobody replacing the convergence ICs should expect exactly the same picture they had before. It will need some level of tweaking to get it back there to absolute clarity. And the drift period will still be on for the first 100 hours on the new ICs (plus the standard 45 minutes of drifting any time it's turned on and warming up from dead cold, of course). So yeah, do reconvergence upon IC replacement, but after the first 100 hours of use on the new chips is when you want to get it dialed in with a vengeance. And service mode convergence is the only way to lock that precision in.

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Lurker here...

I've enjoyed popping in to this thread over the years. Amazing to see Bob still working on CRTs; owners must be so thankful to have him available.

In a way I'm a fellow Luddite here, as I still have my old Panasonic ED (not even 720p res!) plasma doing duty in our family room. If it were still my critical viewing display I'd have replaced it long ago. But I moved on to projection (JVCs for best projected black levels/contrast), and we have a decent LCD for the kids viewing in the basement. So, I'm good.

It would be really fun to see blu-rays on a well calibrated CRT RPTV, it's been so long since I even saw a DVD on one. Rare beasts these days, though.

Keep up the good work Mr. Bob!
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Thanks, Rich. Good to see you here! Been a while.

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I haven't been around to the HT forums in a long while because I haven't done a thing to my set up in years. A recent DirecTV equipment upgrade brought me back for some research. So nice to see Mr. Bob still hanging out. I learned so much about tweaking my 2001 Mits WS-55807 from Mr. Bob on this forum and the old HTSpot! Duvetyne, convergence, geometry, red push attenuators, you name it!


I had my Mits calibrated and duvetyned years ago and that 16 year old TV still has the best picture and best color of any set in my house!
If its optics have not been cleaned lately you have no idea what you're missing. The Mit's only have 4 optical surfaces to clean vs. the 10 on Chris's Pioneer 630, but after this many years the difference a cleaning will make is still stunning. Contact me if you want to do a session with my methods, to keep your incredibly sensitive and vulnerable plastic and front-surface optical surfaces safe and damage free.

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I was having problems running Apple TV Gen 4 thru HD Fury 3 to Mitsubishi WS63611 (I think that model is right) HDTV component input. It worked for awhile at 480P selected from the Apple. Then, when we returned after vacation (and apparent power outage) neither Apple nor HD Fury would work. Took Apple to the store and had software re-booted. Apple then worked on every normal HDMI equipped TV in the house except the HD Fury 3/Mitsubishi RPTV combo. For grins, to make sure the HD Fury 3 was working, I hooked up my Oppo 103 from a system in another room. Set the Oppo output to 1080i and Bingo! Nice picture. Then had the inspiration to hook the Apple TV into the Rear HDMI Input of the Oppo. Set Apple TV output at 1080p, the Oppo output to 1080i. Bingo! Apparently the Oppo will downsample 1080p to 1080i and transmit. The Mitsubishi has to think for awhile when this input is selected. Some "scary" lines come across for a second or two, but then things settle in and all is well. The only annoying thing is the message line describing trouble with the Apple TV input that doesn't go away for about a minute.

In a way, this is a "waste" of an Oppo Blu-ray maybe? I don't know. Blu-ray discs do look really good though now that I've cleaned this old RPTV up and made some adjustments with Mr. Bob's help.
How could it be a waste? Hooked up that way you can play BDs in it too. Looks like a double whammy benefit to me.

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That Oppo's downconversion is saving your bacon for Roku or Apple TV, neither of which puts out anything but progressive HD, which our sets cannot decipher. The only other way I know of to get that done is with an expensive scaler or an HDFury 4. In which case I think you're also many dollars ahead as well, with the Oppo.

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Finally had to put down my Mits 82838 - too many issues to handle and technology has long passed it by.




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I believe the 82838 was an LCOS model, one of the few that were bigger than the 73" CRT. Since it is a 5 digit model number I will assume it was HD, but without being a CRT would not have had the pure blacks CRT was famous for. Am I right? Have not researched it, but know that Mit only made an 82" model in a very limited edition.

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I guess my receiver must convert the 1080p from my roku to 1080i. Is that an uncommon capability? My receiver is a middle of the road Denon, nothing to esoteric.
If you are getting true HD, then yes.

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Just wanted to share with y'all that last Tuesday we had movie night again here with my 73" Mit. We watched Live Free or Die Hard, one of the most recent of the classic Bruce Willis Die Hard epics. Mesmerizing, all were rapt for the whole movie, sometimes just breathless.

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Just a quick shout out to Chris again, the Yelp review you just printed on Image Perfection was stellar. Thank you! My compliments to the chef.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/image-perfection-san-lorenzo-4


If anybody else out there would like to chime in on Yelp, it would be greatly appreciated. Aside from the trickle of reviews on the front page, they have placed all my Yelp reviews - over 30 of them, all of them 5 star - on the back pages, in what they call the "Not currently recommended" section (hint - I don't advertise with them). Only 2 usually appear on front page, tho with Chris's review today, it will stay 3 on front page for a few days, anyway, before his gets shelved too.

What would really help would be someone who is an avid Yelper and has done lots of Yelp reviews to give me one of those great reviews. The only negative review I have ever had on Yelp came in a year or 2 ago from someone I had helped 10 years before, and since he does Yelp reviews all the time, their filter calls his golden and it stays on front page. All this time, while other 5 star reviews that have come in have gotten shelved to the back pages. This is giving me a 3 star rating where it had always been 5 star before, as there had never been any bad reviews in the many years before his.

Anyway, don't want to get started here, Yelp has been doing this type of thing for years - Google the documentary Billion Dollar Bully - so I will stop my rant now. 'Nuff said, a few great reviews from youse out there I have helped, would be most welcome if you feel so inclined -

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I believe the 82838 was an LCOS model, one of the few that were bigger than the 73" CRT. Since it is a 5 digit model number I will assume it was HD, but without being a CRT would not have had the pure blacks CRT was famous for. Am I right? Have not researched it, but know that Mit only made an 82" model in a very limited edition.
Yes our 82838 Diamond Series was a great set - fully 1080P HD resolution. It was in our downstairs media room which we kept dark when using the set, and the picture was glorious. The blacks in the picture frame bars on DVD's were very dark gray - not the deep blacks of our new Sony 940D and certainly not those of OLED sets, but quite good with a dark room viewing environment. Absolutely no motion problems and terrific response for gaming on the Xbox and later Xbox 1. The streaming apps it had were limited, but we used those on our Blu Ray player and did just fine. Finally got the mirror white dots problem which slowly progressed, and also it started acting kinda of cranky on startup and its resolution, so we gave it to a good cause and moved on. I can well understand folks continuing love for these sets as long as you can keep the room dark, and I will admit being somewhat taken aback at the cost of large sized LED and OLED sets - DLP was a great value when we bought it and for its size, it still is very good considering some acceptable limitations. I guess we got kind of spoiled with its size as the 65 inch replacement candidates we looked at seemed kind of puny in comparison to what we had with the 82838. It wound up costing us as we could not settle with moving down any further than 75 inches in our new TV - which is expensive as you well know. But we moved on as they say...
Good to hear from you again, and I also was among those worried on your long silence on the forum thread. Hope all is well and good luck in the future!
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Thanks so much for your concern, the heart thing happened in 2012 and was mostly a long term reaction to my having gotten Hodgkin's Disease in 1980 and having had radiation therapy for it. This damaged some heavy duty arteries in my heart. They have heart surgery down these days, it's been done so much that I never really felt threatened too much by it.

But today I am alive and well, have gotten off of virtually all the scrip drugs I had to take at the time. All back to normal now. Again, thanks for asking!



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The salt and pepper specks you see on the screen indicate the need to replace the micromirror chip. Some of the micromirrors have frozen up, some off and some on.

So replacing that DLP chip is fairly straightforward, and would not have cost all that much. But if you were having other problems, it's probably good that you moved it on.

Are you happy with your new set?
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Are you happy with your new set?

Yes the Sony XBR-75X940D is a very good LED set. It has full array backlighting and local dimming producing excellent black levels, and SONY is known for their upscaling prowess on lower resolutions - even DVDs at 480i look good in native 4K on this TV and 1080p BluRays upscale beautifully. I looked at a lot of alternatives before settling in this. Sony has a higher end model - the Z9 but it is almost 2x as much as the 940D which is an especially good value now for a 75" as the new models are due out shortly and those at that size can get quite expensive. And OLED at that size is prohibitively so. As with all electronics there are certainly pros and cons and the 940D is no exception. Lag for gaming could be better - not as fast as a DLP certainly. Does not have ability to upgrade to Dolby Vision HDR when that technology matures for UHD BluRays - the 2017 models all do. And of course there is the inexorable march of technology which guarantees that the set you buy today will be eclipsed by something better coming tomorrow.
All said though I am quite happy with the Sony 940D. I hope it lasts and gives me as much enjoyment as the Mitsubishi did.
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Thanks for your input.

Found an excellent article in response to your observations, check it out -

http://4k.com/4k-uhd-tv-backlighting...ained-16878-2/
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It looks like after many years following this thread, I'm finally moving on (just ordered an OLED). If anyone is interested in a fully functioning Mits 65413 that was calibrated (with a later touch up) by Craig Rounds (craigr), give me a PM. I'd hate to see it just go to recycle. I am in the NW suburbs of Boston.
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Craig Rounds is one of our finest calibrators. Somebody hop on this!

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So, I went and did it. I've joined the OLED crowd. My 53" Panasonic awaits a new owner, preferably someone from this forum. It will need a cleaning and calibration. Convergence chips were replaced in 2011 and should be good to go for another few years. I'm in the north SF Bay Area for any interested parties. PM if interested.

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