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ISFTV calibration by By Kevin Miller?

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thinking about getting my tv calibrated through best buy because its free but i also gave Kevin Miller a call hes the President of the ISFTV Charter Member Imaging Science Foundation. best buys would be free and kevins calibration is 400 bucks not sure what to do here... my tv is a sony 55hx850
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Kevin Miller is one of the "Top Guns" (as I like to call them) in the Calibration Industry... you would be in great hands with Kevin. There is a good chance that Kevin has been doing this longer than some BB Calibrators have been on this planet.

Kevin also consults with several display / projector manufacturers

Though he doesn't post much anymore on AVS, his nic here is Monitorman
post #3 of 17
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Thanks for the info I'm just a little nervous about spending 400 dollars and not seeing a difference... I'm a perfectionist and I want the best out of my set especially with hockey season back
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The $400 will be well spent.
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The $400 will be well spent.

even if the 55hx850 is not sony flagship model?
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Money well spent. 3 years ago I got my first used 720P projector. Spent $500 on the projector and $425 on a calibration. It was well worth the money. I have since purchased the equipment and spent many hours learning and keep the projector tuned up myself. Please remember, having a calibrated display is a WANT not a NEED. However, one small warning. Once you get it done, you will not be able to stand watching your friends and family members uncalibrated displays..
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The $400 will be well spent.

even if the 55hx850 is not sony flagship model?

Yes
post #9 of 17
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even if the 55hx850 is not sony flagship model?

A cheaper display, once calibrated, will almost always outshine the more expensive TV that isn't calibrated. A lot of what you're paying for on that higher end display (better contrast ratios, better gamma and color, more accurate grayscale, etc...) either won't be setup correctly, or won't be fully taken advantage of, and even if the cheaper TV starts out behind in those areas, after a calibration it will typically pull ahead in them. As others said, once you have it done, your friends and families displays are going to drive you insane if they are inaccurate.
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A cheaper display, once calibrated, will almost always outshine the more expensive TV that isn't calibrated. A lot of what you're paying for on that higher end display (better contrast ratios, better gamma and color, more accurate grayscale, etc...) either won't be setup correctly, or won't be fully taken advantage of, and even if the cheaper TV starts out behind in those areas, after a calibration it will typically pull ahead in them. As others said, once you have it done, your friends and families displays are going to drive you insane if they are inaccurate.

where will i notice the differance in my set if i have it calibrated?
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my set was calibrated by Kevin Miller, one thing i will tell you. it is very worth it. PQ was great after calibration, me and my wife watch movies all the time after Kevin calibrated our set.
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Kevin Miller Hands down.... 10times better pq .Than BB can even do..there gear is low quality....
post #14 of 17
I've given it a lot of thought and if I was in the market for a new display I'd buy a cheaper unit and ave it pro calibrated over a higher end display and no calibration. Chad B did mine a few years back and it made a so-so display excellent. But, be aware it may not look like you expect it to. I knew going in what to expect, but you may be surprised if the image is a little darker than you are used to, and it may be a bit more warm looking than you expect. Any of the pros will explain the whys as they go along.

Money well spent.
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Kevin Just left my apartment and its was the best $450 I've spent on Tv.

Plasma st60 calibrated blows everything else out of the ****ing water and Kevin talks you through step by step and it a really down to earth guy for his level of expertise.

If you want you Plasma calibrated their is only one choice and it's Kevin ****in Miller.

PM me for more info, post cal and actual pics.

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Kevin Miller Hands down.... 10times better pq .Than BB can even do..there gear is low quality....


What equipment does Kevin have.....speaking specifically to colormeters and spectros.
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Kevin Miller Hands down.... 10times better pq .Than BB can even do..there gear is low quality....


What equipment does Kevin have.....speaking specifically to colormeters and spectros.

Kevin is using a Minolta CS-200 (colorimeter with near-spectroradiometric accuracy, you can name it as a hybrid meter, between a tristimulus colorimeter and a spectroradiometer)
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