Originally Posted by blueekb
I'm in NOVA and would sign up to have you come fix my tv. I have a 57 inch Hitachi that looks like crap. I'm debating wether to have it cleaned / recalibrated or get a plasma. It has not been touched for 5 years and you can tell.
Don't get a plasma. No need to.
The first step your set needs is to get rid of that bleariness you commented on, and restore your dynamic punch, like when it was new. That is done simply by making the entire 28 surface light path crystal clear again, like when it was new. It has not faded out - the pure pic is still there, just being monstrously covered up, in there.
After just that one op your pic will go from bleary to dazzling. I coach people every day over the phone about how to do that efficiently, thoroughly and safely, in all parts of the continent. And the world, if they want to call from offshore.
The 30KV of high voltage inherent in CRT use really does a number on the *bleck* that gets deposited on your optics over a 5 year period because of the static charge 30KV puts in the air, every minute the set is on. Our sets never had a chance but to become internally dirty over the years, year after year after year, with 30KV in play internally in our sets, where it crawls around in there and gets pretty much everywhere in there, with its static cling. And our pix become bleary as all get out because of that.
Contact me directly and I'll put us all in touch with each other so we can make this happen, in and near Baltimore. The first step is to have one of you step forward and become the local organizer and let me know who you are...
Can't wait to get ahold of some of your displays and make them capable of the kind of fidelity Michael's has! Doesn't matter what brand or size, the level of fidelity showing in Michael's screenshots is available with all well-treated HDready CRT RPTVs and CRT front projectors.