Originally Posted by tlqualman
I am in the Tulsa, OK area and am looking for a top notch calibrater for a Pioneer Elite PRO730hdi RPTV. Is there anyone that will be comming to my area?
I specialize in Pioneer Elite CRT RPTVs, and love doing the x30s, as they have extra registers in green that help with overscan reduction.
Of the tours I have done this year, 2 of those trips have been dedicated to repairing, calibrating and maintaining chiefly Pioneer Elites - x10, x20 and x30 series (like yours). You can find info on these trips by looking up "Mr. Bob does Atlanta!" and "Mr. Bob does Florida", both here on the AVS.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...b+does+Atlantahttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=862535
I am also all over the "Pioneer Elite Pro 510 Problem" thread here, personally saving, and coaching DIYers in how to save their OWN, 510/610/710 series of Elite CRT RPTVs from around 1999. Have been for many, many moons, and we've been saving Elites right and left from the scrap heaps that others are throwing them on, every day. Each one we save means another 5 years minimum for their owners, of stealth grade CRT based viewing, with dynamic punch and depth, no SSE or SDE or rainbow effects, and crystal clear blacks. 35mm film grade viewing, which only fully calibrated triple gun CRT can effortlessly produce.
You won't feel the need to go out to the mall theaters, with a CRT RPTV that's crystal clear clean, has had its factory overscan reduced to proper levels - forever recovering formerly lost areas of video real estate and rendering even tighter, higher resolution in the process - and has been fully calibrated. It will look just as good and relatively speaking will be just as big a picture in your own viewing room, as it is out there at the mall movie theaters, with the same elegant, glowing, muted lighting conditions that they use out there. No need for hoisting up the ambient light level of your viewing room to distracting light levels just because you are using a bulb-driven fixed pixel device - or plasma that glows green when the room is competely dark and there's nothing on the screen, meaning it's messing up the grayscale color of whatever IS on the screen when there's dark level video there - that's incapable of producing true, clear blacks.
With CRT tech you have no concerns like that. Black is black.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&page=33&pp=30
If you want to know how I feel about CRT RPTVs, look up my thread, "Don't dump your CRT RPTV!".http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2&page=1&pp=30
Htwaits has compiled an extensive listing of calibration reviews on various calibrators at this thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...26#post8242226
I am not the only calibrator here who can bring out the best in CRT tech, there are others here who know these things as well. But I am undyingly fiercely loyal to keeping CRT tech alive as long as I possibly can. I know what it can do, and believe me it is in the ozone, as far as long term performance in video imaging. I love it. I currently own 2 triple gun CRT RPTVs, a 73" Mit (brand new at first of the year) and a year 2000 65" Panny, which still looks better than the new Mit (have not had the time for a complete cal on the Mit yet, tho some of the most critical stuff has been done so far). Anyone in my area - or even passing by my area - who wants to see what that looks like is invited over, just contact me.
Whoever you choose to do the work, make sure they know the ins and outs and nips and tucks of CRT RPTV technology, if you have a CRT based RPTV. See my website for clues on what CRT needs, to look its best. I go wherever the work takes me, just fly me in. For those who want someone more local, this thread will be a great finder for the best CRT triple-gun workers out there.