I had the privilege of having my 60” calibrated last weekend by Kevin Miller. Man what a difference Kevin made with my Elite.
I have had it since August (June 2012 build) after Sharp replaced my first set (bad remote sensor). I first used the CNET settings, then some of the other more detailed settings that were posted in this thread. While I was happy with the color accuracy with those settings, I felt that the black levels weren’t as “inky” as I remembered from my first set. Still, I put off having my second set calibrated on the hope that there would be a cyan fix forthcoming—not that the color accuracy bothered me, but I didn’t want to have to have it calibrated twice. Once it became clear that a fix was unlikely, I decided to bite the bullet and have it calibrated.
First of all, Kevin was a pleasure to meet and talk TV tech with.
As for his work—I was really blown away. The black levels and contrast were staggering after he was finished. The picture has much more depth and color vibrancy, without being overpowering. Even the off-axis viewing angle improved—it’s not perfect mind you, nor could it be given the technology—but it seems much better from all corners of the sofa. I’m still spending time with the set on different types of programming, but I couldn’t be happier. Even my wife, who was skeptical about whether we really would see a difference, had to admit the picture was dramatically better.
Kevin, thanks again for such great work!