Originally Posted by mark777b
I had my Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD calibrated last week by Chad Billheimer. Chad is a very nice guy, very professional and knowleadgeable. The calibration itself took about three hours. He did the ISF-Day and ISF-Night, and answered to each of my (many
) questions in detail. He had saved the entire report in a file for me to keep. The new image is breathtaking. The tones of the skin, the shadows/blacks are unbelieveable realistic - it looks like 3D.
This 111FD replaces my (still new) 110FD, and Chad pointed to me that the 110FD had the colors saturated. That TV had been calibrated by a guy from the BB store a year ago, and I could tell he wasn't as savvy as expected. The calibrated picture on the 111FD was much better than the one on the 110FD.
I highly recommend Chad - he is also more affordable comparing to the "competition", and was available quicker than other offers I saw on here, where the wait times were weeks and months.
Same exact thing here.
I also had my Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD ISF calibrated by Chad.
About 3-4 years ago I had Chad ISF calibrate my Sony KD34XBR960 CRT tube.http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...&&#post5915714
^^I still stand by all of that and today was simply part 2 of all of that except thankfully for Chad's sake...a LOT less than the 8 hour marathon that happened there!
No magnets or geometry issues this time!
Chad is a great person and knows his profession inside and out. He's a pleasure to deal with and extremely generous with his time. He makes it all look easy.
He's a patient and methodical perfectionist and that's exactly what you need for work like this. He double even triple checks is own work and he even takes the time to check all of your sources to see how they interact with each other and if any settings need fine tuning.
This was my second TV done by Chad and some day down the road there will be a third, although I intend to keep this Pioneer for a long time.
He's a great professional and he's a great person that I'm pleased to call my friend.
I've referred friends and neighbors over the years and I've made a point to plug him around here and on other forums whenever I get a chance and I'm all too happy to do so again now.
I really didn't think the Pioneers could really be improved upon all that much. I was wrong. I had a few nits that I couldn't quite get right like wanting a little bit more oomph to my white levels and a few other things.
That's ALL fixed now and then some!
I'm here to tell other Kuro owners: Yes, getting an ISF calibration is worth it and something you want to do and if you're within his reach, I can't recommend Chad strongly enough. http://www.hdtvbychadb.com/
This is his site.
Thanks again Chad!