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I just had Jim Burns out who did a calibration on my 2 Mits sets. He did a great job. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Chicago area
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you liked my work.


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Jim B.
 

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How much does such a visit cost?


(I live in alabama - so I'm not a potential customer - sorry Jim)
 

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Greetings


Usually between $275 (Basic) to $400 to $600 (Full tune up).


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What does a professional ISF include that I could not do myself?
 

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It depends on the type of TV ... but you generally cannot do the grayscale since that requires equipment ...


Or maybe you cannot do colour decoder items or Edge enhancement items ...


Or access particular parts of the TV that a good ISF guy can.


Generally speaking, 80% of it you can do yourself if you want to invest the time and effort.


There's the rub ... invest the time and effort ... what is your time worth to you?


The typical client that gets their set professionally calibrated values their time more than the cost to do the work.


Oil change ... do it yourself (2 hr) or have the quickie lube do it (15 minutes).


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General ISF Calibration


* Pre Calibration Documentation of Display

* Mechanical Focus, when needed

* Electronic Focus, when needed

* Rough setting of Brightness and Contrast

* Disable SVM and adjust Sharpness

* Geometry and Convergence for all aspect ratios and all input formats 480I, 480P and 1080I

* Color temperature calibration for all inputs

* Final Brightness Contrast

* Color and Tint

* Post Calibration Documentation


Mitsu gets some color decoder work done also.


The most important thing you get with a good ISF type calibration is experience.
 
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