I had my Pioneer PDP-5010 ISF calibrated last week by Mark Kaye. I live in Ottawa, Canada and have found it difficult to find ISF calibrators here. Mark operates in the Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec region. He was extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of his job. He was very pleasant and explained everything he was doing. He spent more than 4 hours at my home. His equipment was high quality and the results were very accurate. It was worth every cent!
It is absolutely amazing the difference calibration makes with Blu-ray movies and my HD Cable box. The colours look very natural and detail in dark scenes like in Batman and Hellboy II are astounding. The Kuro’s black levels are amazing out of the box, but wait till you see what it looks like dialed in. All I can say is WOW!!
I had used D-Nices offsets and was very pleased with the results, but I knew that they weren’t perfect because every TV that comes out of the factory is different. No two TV’s are the same. Some one in this thread said that to buy a very expensive TV and then not spend the few hundred dollars to get it calibrated properly just doesn’t make sense. I couldn’t agree more. All you tweekers out there... you won’t be satisfied till you get it set up professionally.
I spent the better part of a year messing around in the service menu and the user menu trying to get it right. Well I’m finally satisfied now. If I added up the cost of test pattern disc’s and all my labour, it would be much more than the cost of calibration. I’m now going to sit back and enjoy my movies all over again.
Oh, by the way the attached pre/post Colorfacts file is done in Movie Mode. This is Mark’s webpage for services offered. www.avfusion.ca
Thanks Mark, D-Nice and htwaits. You guys provide an invaluable service.
Pioneer PDP 5010 Movie Mode Calibration Report.pdf 32.419921875k . file
Pioneer PDP 5010 Gamma Curve.pdf 31.150390625k . file