Originally Posted by Colt45joe
sooo, im trying to convince my family to hire a calibrator to calibrate our 65 " mitsubishi...
they dont want to though... they're thinking it wont do much... my brother is saying that calibration wouldn't do any good because the tv is old, and the fact is that CRT ages, and they just aren't as good as they are when they are new.
He says, sure, they can make the colors look good, but when the CRT has simply aged, there is no point in calibrating because the luminance isn't good as it used to be, and that the tv will die soon (we've had it around 5 years now).
eh, so he is wrong, right? calibration takes this into consideration and fixes this some how, correct? how...?
He is ABSOLUTELY wrong. At that age the set is only at cruising age, with many happy years ahead of it.
I specialize in making/keeping CRT triple-gun sets looking BETTER THAN NEW till 10 years old and longer.
Till they make up their mind, have them call me and sign up for a half-hour coaching session on getting their optics cleaned. THEN they will start to see the potential they are sitting on. Hard to see that when everything's looking bleary and as if worn out. NOT. Just dirty, from 30KV sucking the dust/soot/lint/grit out of the air and onto the optical surfaces every minute the set is on and powered up.
Picture your optics laying face up in an attic for 10 years, just passively. That would be like what I see when a set has been exposed to this HV for 3 years without ever having been cleaned. You want to take that further, picture your optical surfaces in that same attic for 20 years, which is what it looks like after 7 years of the HV's effects...
And since the dirt and grit get SUCKED onto the optics by the HV, it all becomes matted, and can't just be dusted off, like in the attic example.