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post #2671 of 3103
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Originally Posted by Edgeria View Post

Can anyone recommend an ISF calibrator for Panasonic 55" VT50 in the South, New Jersey area? I am 10 minutes from the Philadelphia area.

Contact Chad Billheimer, Gregg Loewen, Jeff Meier, D-Nice, Kevin Miller, Ken Whitcomb

Ask for the person listed to do the calibration, not an affiliate.
post #2672 of 3103
Any recommendations for the Seattle area? I have a Panasonic 65VT50 and a Pioneer Kuro 5010. Thanks.
post #2673 of 3103
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Originally Posted by lentiman View Post

Any recommendations for the Seattle area? I have a Panasonic 65VT50 and a Pioneer Kuro 5010. Thanks.

Here is a list that maybe helpful.

THX Certified Video Calibrator

I know Tyler Pruitt at Bionic AV has had a lot of time on the VT50...may want to give him a call.

Hope this helps.

RayJr
post #2674 of 3103
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Originally Posted by lentiman View Post

Any recommendations for the Seattle area? I have a Panasonic 65VT50 and a Pioneer Kuro 5010. Thanks.

I would contact Tyler Pruitt at BionicAV, he has done several Panasonic VT's and I have received positive feedback from a few of his clients...
post #2675 of 3103
Hello, looking for calibration 55vt50 Santa Cruz California area,
post #2676 of 3103
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Originally Posted by Mulla711 View Post

Hello, looking for calibration 55vt50 Santa Cruz California area,

Check out Robert Busch at Busch Home Theater, Scott Schackel at Beswing, Jeff Meier at Accucal
post #2677 of 3103
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Originally Posted by lentiman View Post

Any recommendations for the Seattle area? I have a Panasonic 65VT50 and a Pioneer Kuro 5010. Thanks.

I will be there in May.
post #2678 of 3103
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Originally Posted by Mulla711 View Post

Hello, looking for calibration 55vt50 Santa Cruz California area,
I will be there in February.
post #2679 of 3103
Hi - Looking for a calibrator in the Boston area. I have a Samsung UN55EH6000 LED and have gone through the basic settings myself using AVS HD 709, but I don't have the equipment, SW or time to take it to the next level. I live just west of Boston (Framingham, MA). Feel free to PM me if you like. TIA!
post #2680 of 3103
Also looking in the Boston area...I'm actually located in Providence, RI but only about 45min south. Any recommendations?
post #2681 of 3103
I am in the Chicagoland area and had Chad B calibrate my Sony 55hx929 a couple of weeks ago and the picture is simply amazing. He does a great job explaining the process to you and getting your inputs so that the end results is something you will be amazed with.
post #2682 of 3103
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Originally Posted by LSUMatt1514 View Post

Jeff Meier (accucalhd.com) calibrated my Panasonic 65VT25 on Thursday night and all I can say is...WOW!!! Great guy, EXTREMELY knowledgeable, willing to explain everything to you, and does an EXCELLENT job. He even found issues with three of my Axiom speakers (which I am sending back to have repaired under warranty). Jeff is phenomenal at what he does!!!

The picture on my 65VT25 is the best I ever seen on it (2D and 3D)...He is HIGHLY recommended!!! Worth every penny!!!

Matt

+1 Jeff Meier (umr) calibrated my Sony 1000es 4k projector with great results. He also gave me excellent advice during an extensive theater renovation. A true professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
Edited by G-Rex - 1/26/13 at 6:16am
post #2683 of 3103
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Originally Posted by G-Rex View Post

+1 Jeff Meier (umr) calibrated my Sony 1000es 4k projector with great results. He also gave me excellent advice during an extensive theater renovation. A true professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

Thanks for the complements guys!
post #2684 of 3103
Foreward: Apologies to Jeff - This review is LONG overdue.
Another plus for Jeff Meier and Accucal. I had him calibrate a Grand Wega for me years ago when he lived in Houston. Since then, I've had him over for several calibrations. Each time, Jeff eagerly will engage in discussion what he's doing and why, and any potential issues that require resolution.

All of the advice that Jeff/Accucal have given me that's been useful. The work Jeff does says a lot. The work Jeff won't do says even more.

- Jeff would NOT even touch an Insignia LCD I had purchased on sale for my father. My Video Essentials eye-balling of it was the best he could do. He wouldn't take money to do it. Jeff will not work on a device that he does not feel will meet his standards after working on it. The Insignia died a year later, and I replaced it with a 50" Panny VT-series Plasma, partially as an apology for getting him such a POS previously. smile.gif

- My Epson 1080UB initially was mounted at the back of my small dedicated room. He suggested a ceiling mount to bring the brightness to where it should be, post-calibration. My calculations were based off of some stuff I read online, which was not entirely accurate for my calibrated projector.

- My Kuro Elite Pro-151FD had permanent image retention, and the screen was replaced in warranty. While the new screen calibrated out beautifully, its blacks were elevated and there was nothing that could be done. Because of this, I ended up selling the set (and gave full disclosure/calibration info on doing so) and picked up a Panny VT25.

- After moving to Austin, Jeff re-calibrated my BGCorp 5.1 setup as a 7.1 setup with in-wall rear speakers. He verified my Epson kept its calibration after a couple of years, and got the room sounding wonderful. While he was there, he said he might as well calibrate the new VT25. The VT25's image now rivals the Kuro Elite I used to have, with better black levels, since my FD151's black levels were mildly elevated.

- I recently had the opportunity to purchase a JVC DLA-HD100. Jeff recommended against purchasing the projector, since he's had experience with LCoS machines having issues on the used market and recommended going for a DLP. (which, reading AVSForum, was sensible) However, I did not ultimately follow Jeff's advice this time - The gentleman who owned the projector let me try before buying it, and I decided to go ahead. The seller noted that blues and greens were pushed and there was no way to improve upon it, per a local ISF calibrator. I had confidence that Jeff would be able to improve it, and made the purchase. In spite of me not following his advice, Jeff didn't take it personally at all, and said he'd be happy to have me ship him the projector for him to work on it. The same day the projector arrived, he informed me that I did in fact get a good machine, as demonstrated by his calibration report. The projector was shipped yesterday and I eagerly await its return tomorrow.

That being said, I'll have a perfect condition Epson 1080UB calibrated by Accucal in the for sale section soon. smile.gif

As the adage goes, the results speak for themselves, especially when it's work in the audio/video field. But more-so than that, Jeff has a professional, yet affable personality that's backed up with years of experience, an analytical mindset, and a love of what he does. Every display I've had him calibrate, especially my projector, has elicited wows from friends and family. More recently, a digital artist friend apologized to me after we watched a movie together. "I thought it'd be like what other people call 'home theaters' - you really do care about accurate colors, don't you? I'm sorry that I expected less." Sometimes, it seems, guests are eager to speak for the results, too. smile.gif

-Geoff S.
post #2685 of 3103
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Originally Posted by GFSloan View Post

Foreward: Apologies to Jeff - This review is LONG overdue.
Another plus for Jeff Meier and Accucal. I had him calibrate a Grand Wega for me years ago when he lived in Houston. Since then, I've had him over for several calibrations. Each time, Jeff eagerly will engage in discussion what he's doing and why, and any potential issues that require resolution.

All of the advice that Jeff/Accucal have given me that's been useful. The work Jeff does says a lot. The work Jeff won't do says even more.

- Jeff would NOT even touch an Insignia LCD I had purchased on sale for my father. My Video Essentials eye-balling of it was the best he could do. He wouldn't take money to do it. Jeff will not work on a device that he does not feel will meet his standards after working on it. The Insignia died a year later, and I replaced it with a 50" Panny VT-series Plasma, partially as an apology for getting him such a POS previously. smile.gif

- My Epson 1080UB initially was mounted at the back of my small dedicated room. He suggested a ceiling mount to bring the brightness to where it should be, post-calibration. My calculations were based off of some stuff I read online, which was not entirely accurate for my calibrated projector.

- My Kuro Elite Pro-151FD had permanent image retention, and the screen was replaced in warranty. While the new screen calibrated out beautifully, its blacks were elevated and there was nothing that could be done. Because of this, I ended up selling the set (and gave full disclosure/calibration info on doing so) and picked up a Panny VT25.

- After moving to Austin, Jeff re-calibrated my BGCorp 5.1 setup as a 7.1 setup with in-wall rear speakers. He verified my Epson kept its calibration after a couple of years, and got the room sounding wonderful. While he was there, he said he might as well calibrate the new VT25. The VT25's image now rivals the Kuro Elite I used to have, with better black levels, since my FD151's black levels were mildly elevated.

- I recently had the opportunity to purchase a JVC DLA-HD100. Jeff recommended against purchasing the projector, since he's had experience with LCoS machines having issues on the used market and recommended going for a DLP. (which, reading AVSForum, was sensible) However, I did not ultimately follow Jeff's advice this time - The gentleman who owned the projector let me try before buying it, and I decided to go ahead. The seller noted that blues and greens were pushed and there was no way to improve upon it, per a local ISF calibrator. I had confidence that Jeff would be able to improve it, and made the purchase. In spite of me not following his advice, Jeff didn't take it personally at all, and said he'd be happy to have me ship him the projector for him to work on it. The same day the projector arrived, he informed me that I did in fact get a good machine, as demonstrated by his calibration report. The projector was shipped yesterday and I eagerly await its return tomorrow.

That being said, I'll have a perfect condition Epson 1080UB calibrated by Accucal in the for sale section soon. smile.gif

As the adage goes, the results speak for themselves, especially when it's work in the audio/video field. But more-so than that, Jeff has a professional, yet affable personality that's backed up with years of experience, an analytical mindset, and a love of what he does. Every display I've had him calibrate, especially my projector, has elicited wows from friends and family. More recently, a digital artist friend apologized to me after we watched a movie together. "I thought it'd be like what other people call 'home theaters' - you really do care about accurate colors, don't you? I'm sorry that I expected less." Sometimes, it seems, guests are eager to speak for the results, too. smile.gif

-Geoff S.

Thanks Geoff! It has been fun working with you over the years.
post #2686 of 3103
I have a 60" d7000 series LED TV in the Dallas, TX area and I'm looking for an ISF/THX calibration. Also interested in a audio system "checkup" as well. Does anyone know a reputable calibrator in the DFW area?
post #2687 of 3103
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Originally Posted by schweich12 View Post

I have a 60" d7000 series LED TV in the Dallas, TX area and I'm looking for an ISF/THX calibration. Also interested in a audio system "checkup" as well. Does anyone know a reputable calibrator in the DFW area?

I will be there in April. You can signup here. www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm
post #2688 of 3103
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

I will be there in April. You can signup here. www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm

Thanks for the quick response! I was hoping to have a calibration sooner than April though. If I cannot find someone before then, I will certainly make an appointment before you head to Dallas.
post #2689 of 3103
Hi guys,

My first post her, I read the post re Jeff Meier and I thought I would share some comments as I completed my basement home theater 6mths ago.
Started planning Sep 2011, constuction started Feb 2012, completed May 2012.
While I had already done a family room HT, and whole house audio system, I soon realized that there was a lot lot more to think about in a dedicated HT ie ideal room size, acoustic treatment placement, seating placement, soundproofing, construction materials, etc... I could go on and on...
I contacted Jeff shortly after I started planning and I decided to try his consulting services to answer some of my questions and pick his brain for suggestions before I started.
He charged me by the hour and offered detailed answers to all my questions including product selection.
He was always extremely quick to respond and I found his advice to be helpful, concise and to the point.
While I didn't use every recommendation that Jeff provided, he gave me some great suggestions which I had never heard about, like Salk Sound speakers which turned out to be amazing and room paint colors. Considering what I ended up spending on my theater $100k+ (I had constractors build and wire the high voltage, I designed the theater and did all the rest) the tiny amount I paid Jeff at the start was well worth it looking at the results.
Even after my initial consultation I was in contact with Jeff during the process, where I would ask him the occaision question, always getting a quick response.
I would recommend Jeff 110% to anyone embarking on this project.

Once I completed the install I had Jeff come back and do the full set up.
I thought the theater was great before he came. He spent about 5hrs and got it to perfection.
Jeff was extremely pleasant and explained what he was doing throughout the process.
I sat with him throughout the process and we had a great discussion.
You could not only see the difference but there was aclear improvement in the sound as well.

He did such a good job on my theater I had Jeff do my Family room HT on his next tour back.

Bottom line is I think Jeff did a great job and his setup took my theater to the next level.

Here is my gear:
106” StudioTek 130 G3 Stewart Luxus Deluxe Screen
JVC DLA-X70R
Integra DHC-80.3
Anthem MCA 50
Anthem MCA 20
Salk Song Towers with ribbon tweeter
Salk Song Center with ribbon tweeter
4 - Klipsch RS-42II – rears & surrounds
JL Audio Fathom f113
JL Audio Fathom f110
Oppo BDP-93
ReQuest iQ Whole House Audio System - 18 zones
ReQuest Media Player Plus
NetGear 2100 12TB NAS RNRX4430
Apple TV
Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD
Rane PE 17 Parametric EQ
Dell XPS 15 Laptop
2 Monster Signature PRO5100 Power Conditioners
Furman F1000-UPS
Launchport iPad wall station
Lutron Ra2 lighting & Thermostat system
Global Cache GC100-18R
Global Cache iTach IP2SL
Cisco SG200-26P
Cisco SR2016
Xantech DL85K
2 – Middle Atlantic Slim 5 racks
3 Elite C1-M Theater Seats
DWR 80” Theater Sofa
post #2690 of 3103
Thanks Paul. Your theater turned out great.
post #2691 of 3103
Anyone have a drop on a competent calibrator around Montgomery, AL? Looking to get a Panasonic plasma calibrated.
post #2692 of 3103
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Originally Posted by PDCL View Post

Anyone have a drop on a competent calibrator around Montgomery, AL? Looking to get a Panasonic plasma calibrated.

I might be able to fit you in my April trip. Fill out this form if you are interested www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm.
post #2693 of 3103
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

I might be able to fit you in my April trip. Fill out this form if you are interested www.accucalhd.com/pricing-quote.htm.

Hi Jeff, I just filled out the form. I hope you are able to fit me in.

Thanks.
post #2694 of 3103
Here's an update on my upcoming video calibration tours. First up early next month, is a brief swing through eastern Tennessee, western/central North Carolina and central Ohio, followed by a trip through the Upper Midwest in April and Texas-Oklahoma-Kansas in May.

March

Monday, March 4 - Nashville, TN

Tuesday, March 5 - Knoxville, TN

Wednesday-Thursday, March 6-7 - Charlotte/Greensboro, NC

Friday-Saturday, March 8-9 - Columbus, OH


April

Thursday, April 4 - Des Moines, IA

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6 - Rochester & Minneapolis/St. Paul

Sunday-Monday, April 7-8 - Madison/Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 9-10 - Chicago, IL

Thursday, April 11 - Grand Rapids, MI

Friday-Saturday, April 12-13 - Detroit, MI


May

Wednesday-Thursday, May 15-16 - Houston, TX

Friday, May 17 - San Antonio, TX

Saturday-Monday, May 18-20 - Austin, TX

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 21-22 - Dallas, TX

Thursday, May 23 - Oklahoma City, OK

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26 - Kansas City, MO
post #2695 of 3103
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Originally Posted by TSollecito View Post

Also looking in the Boston area...I'm actually located in Providence, RI but only about 45min south. Any recommendations?


Jim Doolittle.
post #2696 of 3103
Hello,

Can someone recommend a calibrator (Sharp Elite) in the Charlotte NC & Rock Hill/Fort Mill SC region??

Thanks
post #2697 of 3103
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Originally Posted by drexelspivey View Post

Hello,

Can someone recommend a calibrator (Sharp Elite) in the Charlotte NC & Rock Hill/Fort Mill SC region??

Thanks

D-Nice (may be local for him), Gregg Loewen, Jeff Meier, Chad Billheimer and Ken Whitcomb may tour there.

www.av-fi.com
www.lionav.com/new/?page_id=155
www.accucalhd.com
www.hdtvbychad.com
www.calibrationsinc.com/


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post #2698 of 3103
Thanks turbe.
post #2699 of 3103
Welcome! PaulM64.
post #2700 of 3103
Looking for calibrator in Modesto California
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