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  1. Mike Hamilton

    Professional Calibration?

  2. Mike Hamilton

    Professional Calibration?

  3. Mike Hamilton

    Problem with my new samsung monitor!

    You have a magnet purity issue with the CRT. Either the internal degaussing is not capable of eliminating it, spot magnets are improperly placed, or the shadow mask is lifting off the tube in that corner. These are things that are possibly physically wrong. There is also the possibility that...
  4. Mike Hamilton

    TV resolution

    Resolution is ultimately determined by the bandwidth of the chassis, and not necessarily the dot pitch of the phoshor. If the electronics limit signal bandwidth, high frequency detail will never reach the CRT for reproduction.
  5. Mike Hamilton

    "Disappeared" Menu Item

    Sorry to hear that Deborah. What about reloading all the channels...not luck there, either?
  6. Mike Hamilton

    Anyone have Curtis Mathes service menu codes?

    There won't be any...get out your "tweakers" and start looking for pots. :frowning:
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    "Disappeared" Menu Item

    Deborah, Did it work?
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    "Disappeared" Menu Item

    Not sure if this will work, but it's better than a stick in the eye... Try unplugging the sets AC from the wall, and plugging it back in a few minutes later. If there is any type of digital control on the chassis, it will reset it. Then, try reloading all the channels back in (channel memory...
  9. Mike Hamilton

    ? on THX Optimzer vs. Video Essentials

    One significant problem with the THX optimizer is that it is in the corner of the screen. Light fall off on CRT based displays can be as much as 3 to 4 times less than in the center of the screen. When you adjust for in the corner on a 65" RPTV, you will probably be boosting the Contrast WAYYYY...
  10. Mike Hamilton

    Floor model Pioneer Elite 58" HDTV

    The SD-582-HD5 is not an Elite, is well removed by date from being just recently discontinued,and, is the same price at COSTCO out here in the West new in a box. $1,995.00, with the option of inspecting it in the store before acceptance for burn-in, with a 5 year warranty is more like a deal...
  11. Mike Hamilton

    Runco Idp-980 Ultra Fp

    JoanPablo_T, I am the Runco Southwest Field Tech, so this isn't the first time this has been discussed! ;)
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    Runco Idp-980 Ultra Fp

    7" CRTs, not 8" (Runco is still a bit red faced about that). It will need to be driven by a scalar to produce the image to die for, and should be set up by someone familiar with that chassis, as it is not for the novice. If it is in nice shape, you are in for a treat, if the price is not too...
  13. Mike Hamilton

    How accurate is the grayscale on a typical Samsung direct-view monitor?

    David, What were we using in ISF seminars along with the Loewes? Was that a Samsung or a Sampo direct view? It was incapable of being accurately calibrated. (Mysteriously it was absent in Phoenix...any explanations? :) )
  14. Mike Hamilton

    ISF Calibrators in NYC

    You are in terrific hands with either :emoji_thumbsup: :emoji_thumbsup: Highly recommended!