Originally Posted by BuckFly
Oh, sorry, while I'm at it, does anyone know of a reputable calibration professional somewhat near the WNY (Buffalo, Rochester) area?
I just thought I'd take a shot. I know Eliab, Umr and Dave probably would not be able to make it out to these parts for some time.
PS - I'm doing it again, sorry, but is the 24 gauge, 3' HDMI cable from monoprice.com the cable of choice or are there other recommendations. Thank you.
Buckfly, it just might be advisable to wait for a known, respected calibrator. When I got my first Samsung HLN in 2003, I had a local ISF calibrator calibrate my set. He didn't do a very good job. Being ISF certified doesn't necessarily mean the calibrator knows his stuff. If you choose to go with a local guy, do your homework and, if possible, get recommendations.
I now have Gregg Loewen of LionAV
do my calibration. I've had my 5687 since July, and Gregg won't be here until late October/early November. IMHO, it's worth the wait. In fact, your area is part of his Northeast U.S. tour which includes my calibration. Should you be interested, you might contact him to see if you could be included.
With guys like Gregg, Eliab, UMR, Dave, or any of their associates, you can rest assured you'll be getting a good calibration.
Regarding the HDMI cables: There are, of course, other well made cable recommendations. I have several Monoprice 28 gauge, 3' HDMI cables, and one 24 gauge, 15' Monoprice cable. I also have a 24 gauge, 12' HDMI cable from Blue Jeans Cable
. All perform flawlessly. Blue Jeans' HDMI cables cost, proportionately, a bit more, but they offer a wider variety of lengths, which I found convenient for my needs.