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post #301 of 841
Looking for calibration zip 60047
post #302 of 841
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Originally Posted by mperritano View Post

Looking for calibration zip 60047

mperritano, I'm going to be in the Chicago area next week. Shoot me an private message with a phone number where I can reach you if you'd like to know more.

If next week doesn't work for you, I travel to Chicago roughly every 4-6 weeks, depending on demand.
post #303 of 841
JayPSU report on my calibration of his LN-T4065f:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post16757168
post #304 of 841
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nicholc2 View Post

JayPSU report on my calibration of his LN-T4065f:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post16757168

Thanks for the link.
post #305 of 841
This has been helpfull. I have cancelled my calibration appointment from best buy and have set up an appnt with a profesional calibrator. I believe that is the correct way to go.
post #306 of 841
Do professional calibrators install the ISF patch on the Pioneer 500M?

Or is that against policy?

Jim
post #307 of 841
Looking for ISF Calibration in Tucson,Arizona...
post #308 of 841
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Originally Posted by Jim_In_Boston View Post

Do professional calibrators install the ISF patch on the Pioneer 500M?

Or is that against policy?

Jim

According to ControlCal the owner must apply the patch.
There is warranty risk and you have to sign agreement with ControlCal.
I can calibrate Patched KRP-M's, but (as today) I am reluctant to install patch myself.

Regards
post #309 of 841
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Originally Posted by RadioWonder View Post

Looking for ISF Calibration in Tucson,Arizona...

Contact Lee at http://www.advancedaudiovisual.tv/
He is in Phoenix, but .....
post #310 of 841
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Originally Posted by Zygmunt View Post

According to ControlCal the owner must apply the patch.
There is warranty risk and you have to sign agreement with ControlCal.
I can calibrate Patched KRP-M's, but (as today) I am reluctant to install patch myself.

Regards

Thanks for the answer.

Have a great 4th.

Jim
post #311 of 841
Edit to remove. Double post.
post #312 of 841
Looking for someone to calibrate my Samsung DLP, I just put a new bulb in it.
I am located in Zip 91342 Sylmar, CA

MV
post #313 of 841
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Originally Posted by MV349 View Post

Looking for someone to calibrate my Samsung DLP, I just put a new bulb in it.
I am located in Zip 91342 Sylmar, CA

MV

You have a PM

RayJr
post #314 of 841
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Originally Posted by Jim_In_Boston View Post

Edit to remove. Double post.

You can delete any post, y'know, it's all there in the Go Advanced...




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post #315 of 841
want to thank RayJr for doing a great job on my Samsung DLP RPTV.
I had just put a new bulb in the TV about 100+ hours ago, and wanted to make sure that it was working at 100% of it potential. I posted on here looking for someone to calibrate my TV and RayJr replied. After a PM and a phone call we settled on him coming by and doing the job Friday evening. RayJr got here right at the time we had discussed and got right to work. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my TV, and then RayJr told me that he has basically the same display and was very familiar with it. RayJr was really good about explaining everything he was doing and why, as well as answering all my questions. When he was done the TV looked amazing, far more natural then I ever remember it ever looking. He also made adjustments to my Blu-ray player and my Denon receiver that not only improved the picture but also improved the audio. I will say that RayJr's knowledge and understanding of video as well as audio is very impressive and well worth a visit to tuneup your system. I think the slogan on his card says it best SEE & HEAR your systems full potential

Thanks RayJr

MV
post #316 of 841
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MV349 View Post

want to thank RayJr for doing a great job on my Samsung DLP RPTV.

Can you repost your comments in the owner's thread for your model display? It would be a help if you add the model to your report.

Thanks.
post #317 of 841
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Thanks RayJr

MV

You are welcome Mark

As for the display model it was a Samsung HL-R 67"

Enjoy

RayJr
post #318 of 841
Thread Starter 
I've reposted MV349's report in the owner's thread and included a link to that repost in the RPTV (Post#1) list.

Samsung 1080p Owner's Thread --- HLRxxx8W DLP Models
post #319 of 841
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I've reposted MV349's report in the owner's thread and included a link to that repost in the RPTV (Post#1) list.

Samsung 1080p Owner's Thread --- HLRxxx8W DLP Models

Thank You for coping the post over there.

MV
post #320 of 841
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Originally Posted by MV349 View Post

Thank You for coping the post over there.

MV

Por nada.
post #321 of 841
I just had my Pro-111FD calibrated by Chad B. His responses to my emails were quick and very helpful. Neither of us could find another customer in my area to do a cal for, so I paid him extra to entice him to come out just for me. Which he did after some hesitation since he doesn't like to charge travel expenses apparently. My friend also wanted to have an audio system calibrated, but backed out on me, so Chad was kind enough to do my audio to give me the best value since I was covering what my friend stiffed him for.

Going by the threads I've read he did everything that he's supposed to for the TV. When he got done with the TV and started on the audio, I'd have to say I was a touch disappointed when I put Cars in. It didn't seem to look a lot different. I'd read a lot of reviews and everyone raved about what ISF calibrations did for Kuros, and I wasn't seeing what other people were talking about. But please keep reading, there is a happy ending.

But Chad had said he would do as much as possible for my audio since I was paying extra for his trip, and this was the first place I saw his work really really shine. He spent a good two or three hours working on my audio. He took measurements and painstakenly adjusted each speaker individually. And when he was done it sounded fantastic! I took his advice when he first got there and ran out to buy a receiver, a Pioneer VSX03TXH, since mine didn't have HDMI. And his knowledge of Pioneer receivers was impressive. My speakers are the cheapest Infinity's you can buy, the Primus. But he made my home theater absolutely shine, I've never had a HT system that sounds like mine does now. He brought out highs and lows from the speakers that I didn't think were possible. Well worth it.

After Chad left I watched a lot of The Dark Knight and I started to realize that the TV looked good. The purples in the Joker's suit had a more vivid color than I had ever seen and I was impressed. After that I tossed in my copy of The Lion King SE on DVD. I'd have to say that TLK has never ever looked as good as it does now. The colors are vivid and simply stunning. Even my wife commented that it looked good. And if the wife can notice a difference and says it looks good, I think that says a lot. There seems to be more detail in scenes that wasn't there before. I'm sure the more movies I watch, the more I will appreciate the work he did on my Kuro. I would ask him back for my next calibration in a heartbeat.

Speedys123
post #322 of 841
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Originally Posted by speedys123 View Post

I just had my Pro-111FD calibrated by Chad B.

I've reposted your report in the owner's thread for your model display. Thanks for the report. A link to the copy in the owner's thread has been added to the flat panel (Post#2) list at the begining of this thread.

The Official Pioneer 9G Elite KURO Owner's Discussion Thread
post #323 of 841
Anyone know a calibrator in the Annapolis, Maryland area?
post #324 of 841
Shawn Byrne (lives in Topeka, KS but covers the Kansas City metro area as well as Lawrence, KS) just left my house after spending 6hrs calibrating a Pioneer 111FD and a Pioneer 6020. I highly recommend him.

Shawn was incredibly professional. He was friendly, courteous and patient with my continuing questions.

I thought my sets looked terrific before but they look INCREDIBLE now. I was just sitting in my basement watching the Redsox (via DirecTV) play on my 6020 and was amazed at how awesome the picture looked. In particular, the Whites all looked much sharper with more "pop".

The 111FD took about 4.5hrs and the initial readings showed my TV being pretty far off of the reference values. After all the calibrating the colors are amazing and the grey scale is perfect. Shawn activated the ISF-day, Night and Auto modes and calibrated all of them.

The 6020 was easier (and only took about 1.5hrs) as it doesn't have the ISF modes. There is definitely a difference on black levels between the 111FD and the 6020 but the 6020 still looked terrific after calibration.

I could go on and on but suffice it to say that Shawn was excellent and I highly recommend his services.

Thank you Shawn
post #325 of 841
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Originally Posted by cavman1 View Post

Shawn Byrne (lives in Topeka, KS but covers the Kansas City metro area as well as Lawrence, KS) just left my house after spending 6hrs calibrating a Pioneer 111FD and a Pioneer 6020.

It would be great for Shawn, and other owner's of your models if you copied your report, and then posted it in the appropriate owner's threads. Then I can add links in the lists that are in post # 2 of this thread.

For your 111.
The Official Pioneer 9G Elite KURO Owner's Discussion Thread

For your 6020.
The Official Pioneer 9G non-Elite KURO Owner's Discussion Thread

If you're not able to do that, I will repost for you after a couple of days.

Enjoy.
post #326 of 841
I was asked by a friend how my calibrations went - done just last Saturday by Rayjr. Here was my answer: (BTW, Ray was meticulous, both explained carefully and showed key points to understand, documented the before and after charts for me, and noted key settings - as we found there was no saving after my neighborhood had a power outage in the middle of things!)

It went VERY well. I had to wait for Sunday's Tru Blood, that is where my most focused attention has been and it is a great source. The panels were good before, but now they and the show, almost follows Ansel Adams 9 (?) steps of white to black...with a lot of red. And definitely I see a difference.

Blacks are blacker. Before the blue was 20% overdriven, Red 12% underdriven so whites are whiter - even as the lumen level came down a bit. When it gets a white signal, no matter the white, it is not skewed anymore. No soft pinks, or cool blues. Noticeably whites stay neutral white.

The before and after charts were quite a sight to see, given there is really not a lot of adjustments (and those were subtly tweaked).
Each of R G B Low (about 30% brightness), R B G high (about 60% brightness) sets the gray level.
Contrast and Brightness for black and white level.
Color, and finally gamma - which is like an accelation of brightness.
(did I miss something?)

But the combos of all that make quite a difference.
And there was the turning off of most all other auto-filters, NRs etc.

Then....Rayjr set a Pure mode, Movie mode and standard mode. Pure being correct, and each of the others slightly tweaked brighter. But in my tests, I'm already calibrated to pure. And predominantly stay there - it is just SO perfect. Though I have to say with Beowulf, the gold dragon lit up beautifully with the brighter modes.

This all after I used my calibration disc. It only gets you white level, black level and color level. You need a spectrometer or similar and that feeds a laptop which drives a signal generator. All calibrated, to get the colors in line.
He also pointed out the color tint to the gray scale before adjustment and lack of it after. Once pointed out, it's distinct.

Less obvious, but noticeable is the utter detail that was being masked. Native film grain, facial complexsion, textures all are better - as is of course, color. I didn't think I would notice so much...and the more I watched the more I realized how much better it was.

So all in all, I would definitely say that calibration is of high value, and that Rayjr did an excellent job. As with the above, I have been suggesting him and calibration to all my plasma oriented friends (the LCD group don't seem to notice very much at all!).
post #327 of 841
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cavman1 View Post

Shawn Byrne (lives in Topeka, KS but covers the Kansas City metro area as well as Lawrence, KS) just left my house after spending 6hrs calibrating a Pioneer 111FD and a Pioneer 6020. I highly recommend him.

Thanks for posting your report in the Kuro threads. I'll add them to the lists.
post #328 of 841
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Originally Posted by stevekaden View Post

I was asked by a friend how my calibrations went - done just last Saturday by Rayjr.

It would be great for Rayjr, and other owner's of your model if you copied your report, and then posted it in the appropriate owner's threads. Then I can add links in the lists that are in post # 2 of this thread.

The Official Pioneer 9G North American KRP-500M / KRP-600M Owner's Discussion Thread

If you're not able to do that, I will repost for you after a couple of days.

Enjoy.
post #329 of 841
Was going to do that, but the owners thread is now closed. Any other recomendations? - and BTW, feel free to copy it if you want to. Not copywrited! Thanks, steve
post #330 of 841
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Originally Posted by stevekaden View Post

Was going to do that, but the owners thread is now closed. Any other recomendations? - and BTW, feel free to copy it if you want to. Not copywrited! Thanks, steve

It's better from you. There's a part two. I haven't read either one.

The Official Pioneer 9G North American KRP-500M / KRP-600M Owner's Discussion Pt. II
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