Originally Posted by Boss Rhinos
I had a 2000 72 inch Mitsubishi WS-73905 that I loved, but the picture was turning dim, purple and seemed to be on it's last legs. Luckily in searching the Internet for recommendations on a new TV I came across this forum and made contact with Mr. Bob. After talking it over with Bob and my supervisor (aka wife) and we decided to let Bob work his magic on what we thought was a burned out set. All I can say is wow. The reason I bought this set was the 9 inch CRT's and the picture quality. When new I had the set adjusted by an ISF calibrator, but it now looks better than it did new.
Bob takes his time, explains what he does, gives you accurate pricing and his work is amazing.
One other issue we had is the lack of an HDMI as my system is "quaint" or if for sale at Mercedes pre-owned. I have an Aerial Acoustic speaker set-up (10-T Fronts, sub, center and surrounds) with an older Bryston SP 1.7 and 9BSST 5 channel amp. Bob installed an Oppo 95, a HD Fury and I now have Blue Ray through the Oppo, Direct TV, and then SDDVD's/Netflix/web tv that runs thru the HD Fury. The picture is awesome. Most importantly my supervisor is pleased.
The blacks are incredible, the "red push" eradication tweak as Bob called it resulted in the most amazing colors the TV has ever had.
I cannot say enough about Bob or the magic he can work. He is also a gentleman and can be trusted to give you sage advice about what may be possible. We saved thousands with this and have a TV that will last for years.
Thanks Mr. Bob!
This was quite a fun calibration. Larry has a Mit 73", from the early days of HD in this country, which still had those delicious color isolation and decoder registers in them, the ones that disappeared permanently from the service menu in the next year's model, the WS 73907. As such it was very straightforward to realign the color decoding to truly linear performance, allowing the brilliant blues and greens to stay center stage and vivid while fleshtones stay perfect as well - impossible to do with factory issue red push, inherent by design in all Mitsubishi CRT RPTVs. The combination of having all colors dynamic and present, with none hotter at the expense of the others (the definition of red push which is another word for blue/green diminish), is truly hypnotic.
He had me replace the mylar mirror with my own glass front surface mirror, which had been sitting in my garage for a couple of years, and this alone increased his light output measurably. Along with the optics cleaning and tilting his set down to allow the sweet spot to hit him right between the eyes while sitting and watching video rather than sailing over his head as it always had been before, the net effect was to make his picture tangibly stronger and palpably more effortless than it was before.
He also had me do the shimming op for the overscan reduction, resulting in tighter resolution and of course revealing the outer parts of the picture that he had always been missing.
And it was fun! His son helped me on some of the more strenuous activities, like installing the mirror and constantly lifting off that big 73" viewscreen and putting it on again later, and his wife was the consummate hostess during all 3 visits. On the last visit he had me reprogram his Home Theater Master remote for macros, having changed out substantial parts of his system, including taking his now malfunctioning old and unnecessary Lumagen outa there. As it turned out, the original tech never needed to install it in the first place, because it was only being used to transcode to component inputting. With a few strokes in his user menu I did the same thing without it, which was one of the first things I did when I arrived the first time.
I need more 10 year old CRT sets to revive and make look better than new! Bring them on, I'm ready for ya -