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post #631 of 835
Doug's incredible. I calibrated his 56" Panasonic CRT way back before he donned the calibrator mantle, and he already had it in service mode before I ever got there to his home!

He subsequently sold me his Panny HD tuner/DVHS combo, my only way to time shift my HD material back then.

My greatest respects!



b
post #632 of 835
Just wanted to say thanks to Lee Gallagher at Advanced Audio Visual for coming over on Monday to calibrate my vt30.

Lee is a top professional through and through, his super nice personality made it easy for me to understand what was going on while he worked his magic through all the programs.

He showed up early and was ready to go. I knew my vt30 wasn't the easiest tv to calibrate so I figured going with a retail store was not the way to go. I am so glad I contacted Lee, the picture looks so much more natural with color and a lot less artifacts and noise.

I thought to myself how could a blu ray look any better than it already does but after Lee's calibration I can honestly say I am truly impressed at how well a difference it made. It's like a veil was lifted and I can see color, shadow and detail like never before. One more note, the tv before was noticeably warm from a foot or two away, but now I literally have to put my face an inch away to feel any heat. It's just running much more efficiently now.

Anybody in the Phoenix area needing a calibration, don't hesitate to look up Lee and have him come out, you'll be glad you did.

Now I got to get back to re-watching all my old blu rays and see what I missed!

Tom
post #633 of 835
Thank you for the kind words, Tom.
I'm glad I could help you achieve more satisfaction from your home theater.

Happy viewing!
post #634 of 835
I live in Hartland Wisconsin close to Waukesha Milwaukee area. I recently bought a VT-30 and have almost 200hrs on it. Gonna need someone good to calibrate. I dont wanna go with Best Buy or American TV. Would like someone who knows there stuff a little better. Can anyone please help me or point me in the right direction as to where or how I can find someone like Lee in my area??? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joe
post #635 of 835
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Originally Posted by xMKGODx View Post

I live in Hartland Wisconsin close to Waukesha Milwaukee area. I recently bought a VT-30 and have almost 200hrs on it. Gonna need someone good to calibrate. I dont wanna go with Best Buy or American TV. Would like someone who knows there stuff a little better. Can anyone please help me or point me in the right direction as to where or how I can find someone like Lee in my area??? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joe

Here is a list that may help you out:

THX Certified Video Calibrator

Hope this helps
RayJr
post #636 of 835
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by xMKGODx View Post

I live in Hartland Wisconsin close to Waukesha Milwaukee area. I recently bought a VT-30 and have almost 200hrs on it. Gonna need someone good to calibrate. I dont wanna go with Best Buy or American TV. Would like someone who knows there stuff a little better. Can anyone please help me or point me in the right direction as to where or how I can find someone like Lee in my area??? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joe

You can post your location and requirements in the link at the bottom of my post. There is a good chance that a calibrator who works in your area will respond. Then you can check the owner's calibration reports list (post number 2 for plasma) to see what kind of work they have done for AVS members.

post #637 of 835
Trying to find a top level ISF calibrator in the Portland Oregon area that has experience calibrating the Panasonic 55" VT30 plasma. I talked to one in my area that calibrated a few of the 65" but none of the 55" along with not using the Cal Man software, good or bad not sure. Besides this, I've sent a 2nd e-mail to Dave Abrams since I never got a reply back on the first one several weeks ago to see if he comes to my area.

Anyway would love to post my results but want to be sure to find someone very good at calibrating the VT30 since I've heard it is not a straight forward plasma to calibrate.

Thanks,
Robert
post #638 of 835
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Originally Posted by robertrobert View Post

I talked to one in my area that calibrated a few of the 65" but none of the 55" along with not using the Cal Man software, good or bad not sure.

If he uses ControlCal along with a good program like ChromaPure it should be okay. Without ControlCal the work is more tedious but should still do the job.
post #639 of 835
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Originally Posted by robertrobert View Post

Trying to find a top level ISF calibrator in the Portland Oregon area that has experience calibrating the Panasonic 55" VT30 plasma. I talked to one in my area that calibrated a few of the 65" but none of the 55" along with not using the Cal Man software, good or bad not sure. Besides this, I've sent a 2nd e-mail to Dave Abrams since I never got a reply back on the first one several weeks ago to see if he comes to my area.

Anyway would love to post my results but want to be sure to find someone very good at calibrating the VT30 since I've heard it is not a straight forward plasma to calibrate.

Thanks,
Robert



I'm not sure if he does go to Portland, but Tyler Pruitt of Bionic AV (Seattle) has done several VT30's and he has ControlCAL G/VT30 Edition v2. You may be able to convince him to 'come on down'. [there may be a travel fee involved and is common with Calibrators traveling outside their normal area]

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Originally Posted by Tyler Pruitt THX Certified Video Calibrator View Post

I just calibrated another VT30 last night running 2.20 using ControlCal V2 .... it worked perfect!


Also, David Abrams of avical.com does cover Portland on regular Pacific Northwest tours, he has ControlCAL G/VT30 Edition v2 and has a 55" VT30 himself.

I will also Contact David Abrams for you and let Tyler know about your request.
post #640 of 835
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

I'm not sure if he does go to Portland, but Tyler Pruitt of Bionic AV (Seattle) has done several VT30's and he has ControlCAL G/VT30 Edition v2. You may be able to convince him to 'come on down'.




Also, David Abrams of avical.com does cover Portland on regular Pacific Northwest tours, he has ControlCAL G/VT30 Edition v2 and has a 55" VT30 himself.

I will also Contact David Abrams for you and let Tyler know about your request.

Greetings,

Yes, while we do make it up to the Pacific Northwest from time to time, I do not have any plans to get there in the near future. If you would like to be added to our list you can email me your contact information and system details to dave@avical.com.

Happy Viewing!

Dave
post #641 of 835
Well, that didn't take time to respond after my email David.. thank you for the update

View Happy!
post #642 of 835
I am thinking of going up to Portland for Xmas and visiting my brother there. Contact me by email or phone - no pm's please! - if you'd like to talk about it, you may help me make up my mind!

I have ControlCal.

b
post #643 of 835
I have an Elite 70" with a free BB calibration thrown in. I am waiting a color firmware update mid January and then will schedule. My question: Is a free BB calibration worth it, knowing the perception of quality? This will be a subcontracted calibrator and at this time, I am not sure who is coming out. Thoughts?
post #644 of 835
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Originally Posted by Scurly View Post

I have an Elite 70" with a free BB calibration thrown in. I am waiting a color firmware update mid January and then will schedule. My question: Is a free BB calibration worth it, knowing the perception of quality? This will be a subcontracted calibrator and at this time, I am not sure who is coming out. Thoughts?

It's free, you can always reset to defaults..
post #645 of 835
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Scurly View Post

I have an Elite 70" with a free BB calibration thrown in. I am waiting a color firmware update mid January and then will schedule. My question: Is a free BB calibration worth it, knowing the perception of quality? This will be a subcontracted calibrator and at this time, I am not sure who is coming out. Thoughts?

Do you really think the BB calibration is free, and not included in what ever price BB agreed to for your display?

If you look at the first two posts in this thread there are a lot of owner reports about having their displays calibrated. I've included every owner's report I've read that also identified the calibrator. If my memory is any good at all, you won't find any reports from owners that had BB calibrate their displays. So far I haven't been able to find any reports about BB calibrations.

My take on it is that BB offers it free to close sales so that's probably what it's worth. On the other hand, it's unlikely that they would damage your display.

Given the cost of an Elite 70" display, I'd want to get the most out of my new display. I'd want one of the well known calibrators that are active here at AVS to calibrate it.
post #646 of 835
I am very disappointed with the Calibration that was done on my JVC-RS35U I feel like I waisted $500!

ISF certified calibrator what a joke that guy was
post #647 of 835
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

I am very disappointed with the Calibration that was done on my JVC-RS35U I feel like I waisted $500!

ISF certified calibrator what a joke that guy was

So what happened?
post #648 of 835
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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post

So what happened?

I am also curious. Discouraging to hear someone could be passing off substandard "calibrations."
post #649 of 835
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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post

So what happened?

The image looked worsted than the THX calibration on the unit

Also he didn't know what he was doing
post #650 of 835
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Originally Posted by wse View Post


The image looked worsted than the THX calibration on the unit

Also he didn't know what he was doing

Did you tell him you weren't satisfied and ask for a refund?
post #651 of 835
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

The image looked worsted than the THX calibration on the unit

Also he didn't know what he was doing

In my first few years as a calibrator I had a few times when I felt a little lost or overwhelmed, especially with new models, so I can kind of relate. But I spent the extra time to research and work through the problem.

It's extremely important to make sure the customer is happy, and also that he knows what was done and why.

If you have a calibration report, if you post it maybe we can figure out what went wrong.
post #652 of 835
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Originally Posted by edtorious View Post

Did you tell him you weren't satisfied and ask for a refund?

I did but never heard back!
post #653 of 835
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wse View Post

I am very disappointed with the Calibration that was done on my JVC-RS35U I feel like I waisted $500!

ISF certified calibrator what a joke that guy was

If the calibrator has a user name here at AVS then I can post a link to any report you might post.

I always recommend that owner's contact known calibrators who have an AVS presence and who have customers who have posted about their work. That's what the first two posts in this thread are all about.
post #654 of 835
Didn't you both look at any regular content or reference video after the calibration? You should have identified the issue to him at that time.
post #655 of 835
RS35 was my favorite projector since it was released in spring 2010 and still is. Calibrates very well. Gamut and grayscale can be set to perfection.
Calibrated "Custom" IS better than THX which has some limits.
Can you show us his report?

Regards
post #656 of 835
RS35 was my favorite projector since it was released in spring 2010 and still is. Calibrates very well. Gamut and grayscale can be set to perfection.
Calibrated "Custom" IS better than THX which has some limits.
Can you show us his report?

Regards
post #657 of 835
Thread Starter 
post #658 of 835
Chad B calibrated my Panasonic 65ST30 last week and did a phenomenal job. Here are the reports. This is the third display he's calibrated for me in the last seven years. Not only is he extremely skilled, experienced, and knowledgable...he's also a great guy to work with as a customer.
post #659 of 835
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Chad B calibrated my Panasonic 65ST30 last week and did a phenomenal job.

Thanks. I've linked to your report in the flat panel (Post #2 of this thread) list.
post #660 of 835
Just wanted to put in a good word for Barry VanDenBerg. (Orlando area)

He did a tremendous job with my Samsung PN64D7000.

Not only was he very knowledgeable, he was quite courteous, patient, and very informative. He didn't hesitate to answer any of my (many) questions, or stop for a moment to describe what he was doing.

Again, really, many thanks to Barry for bringing out the best out of this great display.

He can be contacted here.
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