Originally Posted by davegow
I guess I'm one of the sceptics, although I have an open mind. But the facts for me are that a) the service manager of my store, a small high-end AV store with decades of providing their own service, says bluntly it's a waste of money and b) I couldn't find anyone in Eastern Ontario doing it. So I guess I'm just condemned to continued bliss.
well I am ALWAYS a skeptic when it comes to money, but I saw it with my own eyes, the focus job alone was worth the bucks. It was simply fuzzy as hell
MINIMALLY, rent the DVE disk and run JUST the focus grid. Mine was new, I THOUGHT it looked good to my eyes, but DANG that grid was fuzzy as hell in the center (the hot spot!). After focusing (which took all of 15-20 minutes), the XMB on the PS3 looked like a large computer monitor, super crisp
I was made a convert and fervent disciple after eliab took my 1st generation HLM, which was fully of solarizations and looked like crap, and made it into a very watchable set, this time, he took a really wonderfully bright set and made it into like a 3d glass
so the adage is, calibration will make a good set better, it makes a great set look phenomenal
The guys at avical are unique...I cannot say what other calibrators do and perhaps your service guy had a bad experience...I can only vouch for eliab's work. The 4 hours or so went by like minutes! I now have to watch stuff again and get amazed all over...