HoltMods Audio and Video Consulting
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 828 2958
Serving the San Francisco, California Bay Area and beyond
HoltMods Offers ISF Certified Video Calibration Services
for LCD, LCOS, Plasma, DLP, CRT, HDTV, DTV, and DVD
Calibrator certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF): http://www.imagingscience.com/
ISF Calibrator with 25 years experience in audio/video systems:
· designing, building, modifying and calibrating
· Designer and manufacturer of the ACKDAC analog to digital converter and digital output conversion kits
· Founder and owner of HoltMods, audio and video equipment provider (http://holtmods.com
· ISF Calibrator with highest grade Extra Class Amateur Radio license.
My approach to video and audio calibration:
I will maximize the performance of your display, whether it's plasma, DLP, LCD, LCOS, or CRT, and will extract the best image from all source material, including DVD, HDTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, DTV and NTSC.
I have special expertise with Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, all of which I own and use, and offer ISF certified calibrations on all other displays, including Samsung, Sharp, Mitsubishi, JVC (including HD-ILA), SIM, Fujitsu, and NEC. I consult on audio and video systems' acquisition, integration, setup, ISF calibration and performance, home theater PC (HTPC) setup, and high definition television (HDTV) reception issues and solutions. I can also provide you with the best equipment to optimize your home theater experience, including HDTV displays and associated audio/video hardware.
Available for ISF calibrations in the entire San Francisco Bay Area and, on request, beyond.
My goal is to extract the highest level of performance from your system, taking into account your individual viewing and listening habits and preferences, as well as the capabilities of your display. To achieve the best ISF calibration of gray scale, I use two independent references: objective equipment measurements with a colorimeter (the Progressive Laboratories CA-6X), and direct visual observations using an optical comparator (the AV Standards Visual Standard TVS Pro). An Accupel generator is also used for accurate source reference.
I'm methodical and detail oriented, and take my time to get things right. I talk to a client before, during and after the calibration to customize the set up for his viewing and listening habits. I don't sell anything to ISF calibration clients unless requested, so I can provide objective advice free of any conflict of interest.
I provide free initial consultations by telephone. Call me and we can discuss how we can enhance your home theater experience: (925) 828-2958.
Equipment used for ISF Calibration includes:
· Progressive Laboratories CA-6X colorimeter (latest release)
· Progressive Laboratories CA-1 colorimeter
· AV Standards The Visual Standard TVS Pro color comparator
· Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with custom calibration files
· Avcom PSA37D spectrum analyzer for HDTV reception analysis
· Goldstar OS2090G oscilloscope
· The Gryphon Exorcist audio oscillator
· Customized sound level meter
· Avia, Video Essentials and Digital Video Essentials calibration DVD's and LD's
Services offered include:
· Grey scale calibration (using two independent references)
· Color decoder alignment
· Proper adjustment of contrast (white level)
· Proper adjustment of brightness (black level)
· Geometry correction
· Proper adjustment of electronic focus
· Proper adjustment of mechanical (optical) focus
· Analysis of room setup and conditions from both visual and auditory perspectives
· Consultation re best choice of equipment for budget and viewing/listening habits
· Delivery and installation of video displays and audio equipment
· Optimization of equipment and set up
· Proper alignment of multi-channel sound systems
· Recommended test DVD's, CD's, SACD's, DVD-A's
· Recommendations comparing cable TV with satellite TV versus over-the-air (OTA) reception
· Feasiblity analysis of over-the-air (OTA) reception of HDTV
Geographic areas covered include:
· San Francisco Bay Area
· East Bay Area
· South Bay: San Jose
· San Francisco
· All Bay Area Counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Joaquin