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post #2521 of 3107
Need overscan corrected Pioneer 710 HD in Palm Springs area ... Recommendations please.
post #2522 of 3107
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Originally Posted by Mel Surdin View Post

Need overscan corrected Pioneer 710 HD in Palm Springs area ... Recommendations please.

David Abrams from Avical will come to Palm Springs. I had him calibrate my Sharp Elite and he did an outstanding job. Highly recommended.
post #2523 of 3107
I specialize in this 510/610/710 l series, owners all over the country send me their power supply boards for permanent stablization and the lifetime warranty, since the power supply boards on these sets eventually suffer from cold solder joints and resulting intermittent operations.

Fortunately, that condition is eminently - and permanently - correctable in an afternoon.

I perform both types of overscan correction: service menu only or shimming operation plus service mode, your choice. IF the shimming op can still be done on your set. I'll have to examine it to know for sure. The shimming op is always the best way if possible, but if not the service menu only method is always available.

Fully calibrating CRT technology is becoming a lost art, yet I still love it. There's lots more to do on CRT units, but the extra time is phenomenally worth it. I just calibrated a 710 for Tom Johnson, recording engineer for the San Jose Symphony. You asked for a recommendation, he was glad to give me one, it is in his testimonial on my YouTube channel, "mrbobbigscreen".

Among many things not covered in the standard ISF calibration but essential to any CRT calibration, your 710 will require realignment of the energies getting to the guns for proper calibration of user Black Levels. On this series their User black level zero point eventually becomes no longer strong enough to present excellent shadow detail and must be cranked up, which slews the grey scale off.

The incredibly dirty optics on a 12 year old CRT also factor in on the shadow detail. There are 28 optical surfaces in the light path, 10 of which get incredibly dirty by this time in your set's life, causing your picture to be very bleary rather than crisp and dynamic, like when it was new. Luckily that as well can be completely remedied in an afternoon, to where your set again has the same crystal clear light path as when it was new, resulting in a sparkling picture with deep inky blacks again, even at 12 years old. I guaranty it.

Correcting all this for excellent shadow detail at User zero point and restoring the dynamic punch to your picture is not taught in ISF courses but the more technical parts of the realignment needed come naturally enough if you are a service repair tech. It only takes an extra hour to perform. I throw this in with my calibrations, no extra charge.

Would love to travel to you to get this taken care of for you.

B
Edited by Mr Bob - 10/26/12 at 8:40am
post #2524 of 3107
Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and just purchased my first HD TV, a Panasonic TC-P65VT50, and it has been through a 200+ hour color slide breakin period and would like some recommendations on an experienced calibrator in the Worcester, Massachusetts area? Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Edited by gizmogeek - 10/17/12 at 4:38pm
post #2525 of 3107
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Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and just purchased my first HD TV, a Panasonic TC-P65VT50, and it has been through a 200+ hour color slide breakin period and would like some recommendations on an experienced calibrator in the Worcester, Massachusetts area? Thanks in advance for any suggestions

I may be able to do it next Wednesday. smile.gif
post #2526 of 3107
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I may be able to do it next Wednesday. smile.gif

Chad B - are you going to be near Syracuse NY on your tour? Looking to get my P60GT50 calibrated. Thanks
post #2527 of 3107
I really wish I could, but I'll be further south.
post #2528 of 3107
Thanks anyways Chad.
post #2529 of 3107
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Thanks anyways Chad.
cantact Kevin Miller. if you are in NY.
post #2530 of 3107
Kevin normally does not cover Syracuse NY
post #2531 of 3107
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Kevin normally does not cover Syracuse NY
Thanks guys. I sent emails out to Gary Mollura and David Hancock.
post #2532 of 3107
Chad B's big Texas tour is slated for mid-December!

Woo-hoo! biggrin.gif
post #2533 of 3107
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Chad B's big Texas tour is slated for mid-December!
Woo-hoo! biggrin.gif

So how many miles you got on that new car of yours now??
post #2534 of 3107
Ha! Not quite so new. 335K! It is a TDI though... Hopefully many more before she gives up.
post #2535 of 3107
Chad B

I sent you a pm/
post #2536 of 3107
I am scheduling my trip to California and Denver at this time. If you want to get on my list go to www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm.
post #2537 of 3107
Are there any ISF calibrators around the Alliston, Ontario, Canada area?
I just got the Panasonic PT-AE8000U and would like to get it calibrated.
post #2538 of 3107
Any one around Lafayette La for a TC-P55ST50??? Thanks! wink.gif
post #2539 of 3107
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Any one around Lafayette La for a TC-P55ST50??? Thanks! wink.gif

Good question are there!
post #2540 of 3107
Birmingham, AL Calibration Needed (Between Now and Years End?)

Looking for a calibration (2D HD and 3D) of a Panasonic 65VT25. Thanks!

Please PM me for my email and cell phone number.

Matt
post #2541 of 3107
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Bob: fantastic job on our power board ... Thank you! If and when you are in So Cal would love to have you correct the overscan ....
post #2542 of 3107
Would love to, and welcome to AVS! There are 2 ways to do it with CRT tech - the good way and the best way - and I specialize in both.

For now you should call me and sign up for the optics cleaning phone session and get your light path completely sizzling crystal clear again, like when brand new. There are 28 surfaces in there, 10 of which get incredibly dirty over the years because of the high voltage, causing a bleary picture. Your set can be returned to brand new status on that score in an afternoon.

Alert to all projection TV owners, including CRT RPTV, CRT front projection, LCD projection, DLP etc.: optics in most projection systems need to be cleaned eventually. If your picture is not as sizzling and sparkling as when you bought your set, chances are it needs it. A bleary picture caused by the internal optics being dirty has no depth or dynamic punch, and the contrast ratio suffers miserably.


Send me your contact info so it will be fresh and so I can flag your entry in my customer book with the "SoCal" designation, so I can alert you when I'll be in your area. Or LA or OC, if that's where you are. Feel free to fly me down - that is a well traveled corridor, making the flight prices really low.

b
Edited by Mr Bob - 11/21/12 at 8:50am
post #2543 of 3107
Can someone recommend a calibrator for southeast Florida? I'm looking to purchase a Elite X5FD (which I understand are not easy to calibrate) or possibly a VT50 if Panasonic ever makes a set in the 80-90" range. I have heard great things about Kevin Miller but I don't think he services Florida. Is this correct? Also, what are the differences between ISF and THX calibrations?

Thanks!
post #2544 of 3107
Here is a link to the difference between THX and ISF

Hope this helps
RayJr
post #2545 of 3107
Thank you. Would it be safe to say that a skilled ISF and THX calibrator will get the same result or do different standards result in a noticeably different picture? Also, what is your take on having it calibrated by someone like Kevin Miller or Chad B prior to delivery? Since I hope to move in the next 12-18 months I don't know how valuable calibrating to my room is.

John
post #2546 of 3107
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Can someone recommend a calibrator for southeast Florida? I'm looking to purchase a Elite X5FD (which I understand are not easy to calibrate) or possibly a VT50 if Panasonic ever makes a set in the 80-90" range. I have heard great things about Kevin Miller but I don't think he services Florida. Is this correct? Also, what are the differences between ISF and THX calibrations?
Thanks!

If you're in the market to buy an Elite soon I might calibrate it as a freebie in exchange for about five additional hours with the display to do some 3D LUT testing.
post #2547 of 3107
pm'd you chad
post #2548 of 3107
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Thank you. Would it be safe to say that a skilled ISF and THX calibrator will get the same result or do different standards result in a noticeably different picture? Also, what is your take on having it calibrated by someone like Kevin Miller or Chad B prior to delivery? Since I hope to move in the next 12-18 months I don't know how valuable calibrating to my room is.
John

Different people are likely to get different results. I see many peoples work and the results vary with both audio and video calibration. Tools, skills and care will determine the final quality.
post #2549 of 3107
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Thank you. Would it be safe to say that a skilled ISF and THX calibrator will get the same result or do different standards result in a noticeably different picture? Also, what is your take on having it calibrated by someone like Kevin Miller or Chad B prior to delivery? Since I hope to move in the next 12-18 months I don't know how valuable calibrating to my room is.
John
Kevin Miller calibrated my 55" LED, and the result are veryy good.awesome! best money that i spend. very worth it. im in NY.
post #2550 of 3107
Just picked up a 55VT50.

Live in NJ- 07831

85 pages is too much to go through... any come through my area that knows what they are doing?

Thanks.
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