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post #1141 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Chad B View Post

I do advanced audio and video calibration also and have ControlCAL for the Kuro. I tour to NYC and have tons of feedback from customers (both audio and video) on my website.

Chad I think I saw you have done some calibrations in Virginia? I am looking for a 46B7100 calibration and based on Google searches I have not come up with any solid prospects. Do you come to Virginia often? I am in the Manassas area zip code 20112. Thanks.

pclark
post #1142 of 3102
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Originally Posted by pclark24 View Post

Chad I think I saw you have done some calibrations in Virginia? I am looking for a 46B7100 calibration and based on Google searches I have not come up with any solid prospects. Do you come to Virginia often? I am in the Manassas area zip code 20112. Thanks.

pclark

I travel to your area of VA and will return in June and August.
post #1143 of 3102
Jeff thanks for the perfect calibration on my Kuro. I wanted to give the Pioneer some seat time with old & new blue-ray and DVD movies before I really passed judgment. My wife who pre-calibration had a hard time watching movies on it I'm guessing because of the contrast is now insisting that I order the silver screen seating that I've been meaning to pickup so that she can enjoy the movies w/ me. Kudos to your work. Now I just have to find a new AV Receiver with very low distortion and all the bells and whistles. Sorry if I hijacked the thread. I highly recommend Jeff Meier.

I almost forgot... you were dead on w/ the slight change with the video on the Superman Blue-ray.
post #1144 of 3102
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Originally Posted by moxy2 View Post

If you have the opportunity to have Prather Warren callibrate your system for you, I recommend very strongly that you take advantage of it. Just last night, Prather traveled 65 miles from Baton Rouge to my home in Thibodaux, Louisiana to callibrate my KURO Elite 151FD. Before the callibration I thought the picture was spectacular. But after Prather finished with it, it is truly breathtaking. It doesn't seem possible that a TV picture can look better than real life... but it does! Prather set up his equipment and went to work immediately, explaining and teaching us as he went. My wife was VERY skeptical about the whole callibration process and didn't want to take a chance on anyone screwing up her new TV. Prather soon eased her worries by the way he confidently proceded and explained everything he was doing. He also callibrated my Denon Blu-Ray player and he even did a quickie eyeball callibration on my 38" Samsung LCD in the bedroom.

When I was looking for someone to callibrate my Kuro, I wanted someone who truly enjoyed callibrating and was genuinely passionate about his work. That's why I chose Prather. Trust me, you won't regret getting Prather to configure your
system.

Here's how to contact Prather...

Prather Warren
ISF, ISF-C & THX Certified Professional
HAA i & II
Innovative Home Media
Baton Rouge, LA.
www.ihmllc.net
225 766-0885

Glad someone has such strong words about Prather, as it eases my mind a bit about committing to have my 61a750 calibrated professionally. I mean, I wanted to do it anyways, but just seeing a testimonial makes me feel a bit better about my decision before seeing the outcome or meeting the calibrator.
post #1145 of 3102
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Originally Posted by pjb16 View Post

Glad someone has such strong words about Prather, as it eases my mind a bit about committing to have my 61a750 calibrated professionally. I mean, I wanted to do it anyways, but just seeing a testimonial makes me feel a bit better about my decision before seeing the outcome or meeting the calibrator.

There are lists of owner's calibration reports (Post #1 and #2) linked at the bottom of my post.
post #1146 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Energy-18XL View Post

Jeff thanks for the perfect calibration on my Kuro. I wanted to give the Pioneer some seat time with old & new blue-ray and DVD movies before I really passed judgment. My wife who pre-calibration had a hard time watching movies on it I'm guessing because of the contrast is now insisting that I order the silver screen seating that I've been meaning to pickup so that she can enjoy the movies w/ me. Kudos to your work. Now I just have to find a new AV Receiver with very low distortion and all the bells and whistles. Sorry if I hijacked the thread. I highly recommend Jeff Meier.

I almost forgot... you were dead on w/ the slight change with the video on the Superman Blue-ray.

It was my pleasure. Wives are a hard sell. Just drop me an email and I will send you my audio recommendations. All of my clients get purchase advice for audio and video.
post #1147 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Energy-18XL View Post

Jeff thanks for the perfect calibration on my Kuro. (111FD)

Thanks for your calibration report. I've included it in the flat panel (Post#2) list that's linked at the bottom of my post.
post #1148 of 3102
Thanks dude!
post #1149 of 3102
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

There are lists of owner's calibration reports (Post #1 and #2) linked at the bottom of my post.

Thanks a lot! Sorry I didn't check there first.
post #1150 of 3102
Does anyone here calibrate for Sears?
post #1151 of 3102
Sears offers Calibration?
post #1152 of 3102
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Originally Posted by rdorman View Post

Does anyone here calibrate for Sears?

As far as I know, Sears is not part of any organized, certified video calibration program.

If your local Sears store is offering video calibration, I would advise that you be very specific with them in finding out exactly what services are provided and how the calibrators have been trained. If they do not provide evidence of either ISF or THX certification, it is not a good deal, regardless of price.
post #1153 of 3102
I was told that Sears retains an ISF certified calibrator to do work as part of a home warranty program (or something like that). It just seems to good to be true. Having all the sets calibrated included in the warranty would be something I would be very interested in. I just was wondering if any of you where working with Sears and may have some details for me.
post #1154 of 3102
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Originally Posted by rdorman View Post

I was told that Sears retains an ISF certified calibrator to do work as part of a home warranty program (or something like that). It just seems to good to be true. Having all the sets calibrated included in the warranty would be something I would be very interested in. I just was wondering if any of you where working with Sears and may have some details for me.

What you were told may be worthless. For calibration you will be better off going with someone that is known and has good references.
post #1155 of 3102
I recently purchased a 42S1 and am looking to get it calibrated, unfortunately google and the ISF calibration search sites have left me empty handed. Does anyone know of a calibrator that travels to the Reading, PA area?
post #1156 of 3102
I would normally be happy to serve you in your area as I am not far at all from you. I am in Lancaster County. Unfortunately I am indisposed and have put my business on hold for the near future. I HIGHLY recommend you contact my associate Gregg Loewen, President and Owner of Lion A/V Consulting in New England and Lead Video Trainer for THX. His website is here www.lionav.com where you'll find a form to fill out requesting services and he will reply back to you.

Let me know how it turns out. There are also MANY highly skilled and experienced ISF calibrators in this thread that would be happy to serve you. Good luck in your search.

Dave
post #1157 of 3102
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Originally Posted by rdorman View Post

I was told that Sears retains an ISF certified calibrator to do work as part of a home warranty program (or something like that). It just seems to good to be true. Having all the sets calibrated included in the warranty would be something I would be very interested in. I just was wondering if any of you where working with Sears and may have some details for me.

Very unlikely that even if they do have a calibrator "on call" for some reason with their home warranty program, that they would do a calibration for free under warranty. Having a calibration done on a set is optional procedure that can be done to get the best you can get out of a TV or a projector, it is not something that is done as a warranty procedure. So even if they do have a calibrator available, and not just their normal Sears swap out parts until it works again repair droid, they probably also would charge you something extra for having it done.
post #1158 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Bamyouhaveaids View Post

I recently purchased a 42S1 and am looking to get it calibrated, unfortunately google and the ISF calibration search sites have left me empty handed. Does anyone know of a calibrator that travels to the Reading, PA area?

I travel to your area. More information on my services is available at www.accucalhd.com.
post #1159 of 3102
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Originally Posted by vnemecek View Post

Alaska, anyone? It's beautiful here in the summertime.

Seriously, I'm sure I'm not the only Alaskan who would love to find a calibrator willing to come here without making the customer(s) pay for the travel expenses. Would any of you consider making the trip as a semi-vacation if enough of us arranged for your services? How many jobs would you need?

Oh you are not alone...but I guess we stuck with Magnolia unless you buy from Schemeks. They only cailbrate tvs they sell.
post #1160 of 3102
Originally Posted by vnemecek
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Alaska, anyone? It's beautiful here in the summertime.

Seriously, I'm sure I'm not the only Alaskan who would love to find a calibrator willing to come here without making the customer(s) pay for the travel expenses. Would any of you consider making the trip as a semi-vacation if enough of us arranged for your services? How many jobs would you need?


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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

Oh you are not alone...but I guess we stuck with Magnolia unless you buy from Schemeks. They only cailbrate tvs they sell.

I'd be glad to see Alaska, but no, you guys would have to pay the travel expenses. I would donate the time in the air and waiting for planes, which as you may have forgotten, is lost production time. Or play time. Or making out time. Or any other time that is then lost forever.

I do throw that in. But sorry, can't just throw in the travel expenses too. (But what's that about anyway? I've always heard people in Alaska get paid beaucoup bucks. )

Would be glad to come up, tho, and do a bunch of calibrations up there for you. I am sure if 5 owners or more got together - plus a few more simple optics cleanings for CRT RPTVs - my favorite displays - which are very easily affordable and can be done separately from the fullscale calibrations - that we could make it happen.

The more the merrier, tho! I'd be glad to do 10 or 12, if you could put that together. And as long as it would not take longer than 2 weeks. 2 weeks is kinda usually my limit for being away from home, tho in this case I could see stretching that a bit...




Mr Bob
post #1161 of 3102
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

I travel to your area. More information on my services is available at www.accucalhd.com.

Whens the next time your be available in that area?
post #1162 of 3102
August
post #1163 of 3102
I will be travelling through Iowa and Southern Wisconsin in early August. If you wish to schedule a video or audio calibration, please let me know. There will be no travel charges since I am heading to Wisconsin anyway for an event. I will be travelling mainly through Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Madison and places in between. I can make it to Milwaukee if you schedule ahead of time. I don't normally travel up this way, so take advantage of a THX calibration without the travel charges! I have references and have listed my equipment for any potential clients information.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by SierraMikeBravo View Post

Shawn Byrne (SierraMikeBravo) of Sound Advice A/V Design, Consultation and Calibration serving Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Iowa with THX Video Calibrations (including CMS where applicable), HAA Acoustic Calibrations, and Audyssey Pro installations. I am an atmospheric scientist by trade, and thus, am well grounded in mathematics, physics and the equations used in acoustics and wave motion.

I offer full featured design services as well including architectual renderings using professional CAD software. Full capability to calibrate any display including Pioneer Elites and non-Elites. Equipment used:

CalMan Professional
i1 Spectrophotometer
Chroma 5 Colorimeter
Accupel HDG-3000 Signal Generator
CalMan HDMI equipped Signal Generator
SpyderTV Pro 2007 with Spyder Platinum Colorimeter
ControlCal Software for Mitsubishi and Pioneer displays
TVS Pro Optical Comparator
Avia Pro
DVE (DVD and Blu-ray)
AVS Blu-ray disc
S&M Blu-ray and HD-DVD test discs
THX DVD Test Disc
TurboCAD Professional v.14
MATLAB v.7 for acoustic software design
Sencore SP-295C
Sencore MX299
Sencore DAG5161
RS-95 Acoustic Software
AV Pro Software
Audyssey v.3.0
RTA Software
M-audio outboard soundcard
Countryman microphone
Numerous other software packages and test discs

----------------------------------------------
skbyrne@sbcglobal.net
www.soundadviceht.com
post #1164 of 3102
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

August

Sounds good, I'm in... I'd have to check when I go home, the hours usage my bulb is currently at but Im guessing somewhere around 1k. Should I replace it before August then?
post #1165 of 3102
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

Sounds good, I'm in... I'd have to check when I go home, the hours usage my bulb is currently at but Im guessing somewhere around 1k. Should I replace it before August then?

Maybe. When you know the hours go to my website at www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm and fill out the form. I can tell you then.
post #1166 of 3102
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

Maybe. When you know the hours go to my website at www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm and fill out the form. I can tell you then.

will do... thanks
post #1167 of 3102
Believe it or not, someone in Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543 would like to have a Panasonic TH-50PH9UK calibrated. Please PM if you are interested.

Thanks,
Scott
post #1168 of 3102
Hello all-Does anyone come through Nashville,TN?I am interested in having my Mitsubishi DLP calibrated.Thanks for any replies.
post #1169 of 3102
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Originally Posted by lee1102 View Post

Hello all-Does anyone come through Nashville,TN?I am interested in having my Mitsubishi DLP calibrated.Thanks for any replies.

I will be there in September and have worked on many Mits DLP displays. I also offer audio calibration if you have a surround system.
post #1170 of 3102
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Originally Posted by sblasl View Post

Believe it or not, someone in Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543 would like to have a Panasonic TH-50PH9UK calibrated. Please PM if you are interested.

Thanks,
Scott

Hello,

I actually own this same panel, so you could say I have calibrated more of these than any other display! I sent you a PM, please let me know how I may be of service.
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