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  1. Michael TLV

    Vizio 55" LCD TV E552VLE Review

    Greetings If you set the brightness correctly, it would never end up over darkening the rest of the picture. Regards
  2. Michael TLV

    Panasonic TC-P60ST60 - Some Newbie(ish) Questions

    Greetings For additional learning, visit the TLVEXP.com website for a bunch more learning ... plenty of articles there. And then tutorial free videos ... After that, if you still want more knowledge and you feel your time is worth more to you than spending another year searching for scraps of...
  3. Michael TLV

    Panasonic TC-P60ST60 - Some Newbie(ish) Questions

    Greetings The usual recommendation for a projector is to get 50 hours on the bulb first before a professional calibration. The light bulb changes color characteristics in the early part of its life. That said, a person can still do all the user control stuff himself right away ... and if...
  4. Michael TLV

    Panasonic TC-P60ST60 - Some Newbie(ish) Questions

    Greetings There isn't really a correlation between calibration and waiting 100 to 200 hours ... Plasma sets drift about the same amount in the first 6 months if you calibrate them brand spanking new ... versus the second 6 months after that. Since drift is the same ... where is this massive...
  5. Michael TLV

    Left google browser on Plasma accidentally, Major burn in

    Greetings Try a high contrast burn ... so go to dynamic mode and keep running bright and varied material over night ... again and again ... Burn in doesn't happen in a day ... but as you guessed, you might be contributed to it for a lot longer and the final 8 hours made it really apparent...
  6. Michael TLV

    Optimal size screen for my projector?

    Greetings just remember that the larger you go in size, the more often the bulb will need to be changed ... The image will become noticably dimmer at a faster rate on a 130" screen than a 106" screen. I have some clients that go the extreme end with a 2.35 perforated screen. On those set...
  7. Michael TLV

    Left google browser on Plasma accidentally, Major burn in

    Greetings It is hard to get burn in over the course of one day. At this early point, it is just image retension. You can reduce or completely eliminate it by just watching material that fills the screen for a few days to a week. My Samsung plasma gets image retension after just watching w/s...
  8. Michael TLV

    Active 3d or Passive

    Greetings More light loss with the active system than the passive system. Also comes down to the choice of cheap glasses or more expensive glasses. The Active ones are more expensive. On paper, the passive has less resolution than the active, but in practice, it is close since the brain...
  9. Michael TLV

    3D Glasses for Epson 5020

    Greetings Mix and match isn't so good especially if you plan to calibrate the projector. Too much variance between the glasses ... and once you go to third party, the variances get even worse. Regards
  10. Michael TLV

    Good value for a 46" LED TV

    Greetings If you continue to behave like that, then plasma is out. LG LED/LCD units continue to use IPS screens so they have the best viewing angles. Very tweakable. Samsungs have lesser viewing angles and are less tweakable at that price point. Sharps tend to have the worst viewing angles. Sony...
  11. Michael TLV

    Advice Please -- Samsung UN60EH6000FXZA or Sharp AQUOS 70LE600U for New Home Theater

    Greetings The Samsung has better viewing angles than the sharp. Likely has a shiny surface though which makes it more reflective than the Sharp as they use matte surfaces to reduce reflections. Both are equally as tweakable from a calibration perspective. regards
  12. Michael TLV

    Best Buy ISF Calibration?

    Greetings Even some of the best BB calibrators (That really care about what they do because they are enthusiasts first) have told us that people have about a 1 in 10 chance of getting a BB calibrator that actually is any good and cares about what he does. From the mouths of BB guys themselves...
  13. Michael TLV

    Help!! Panasonic GT50 or VT50 65"?

    Greetings Calibration cannot overcome engineering differences. Both displays are THX certified, but the VT has slight better black levels than the GT. In a home without the two TVs side by side to compare ... doubtful that one could notice. Regards
  14. Michael TLV

    Newb Looking for 60" HDTV Around $1000

    Greetings Although plasma is better for gaming ... speed/responsiveness wise ... gaming is not good for plasma on the image retention-burn in side. Get an LED/LCD set if you game a lot. Image quality becomes secondary here since most game makers don't care what their games look like on the tvs...
  15. Michael TLV

    Projector Calibration

    Greetings Light bulb changes colors in the first little while when you turn on the projector. regards
  16. Michael TLV

    Please help me out with an image retention issue.

    Greetings Sometimes if the TV has a slide show capability ... load slides onto an SD card and just have it run the slides for hours as needed. The sleep timer on TVs help here . regards
  17. Michael TLV

    Projector Calibration

    Greetings Try this link for some more reading on what calibration is all about. http://www.tlvexp.ca/2011/12/why-we-calibrate-myths/ Then this article on why TVs look the way they do out of the box. If you have more questions, please come back here and ask us. Regards
  18. Michael TLV

    What are some of the complaints with LED displays?

    Greetings Screen uniformity ... cloudy blacks ... and edges that are brighter than the center of the screen. Glare ... on the higher end Samsung and LG models ... worse than anything else on the market. Regards
  19. Michael TLV

    Help me pick out a projector :)

    Greetings There are LED based DLP projectors. They are priced in the $10000 and up range usually. I've worked on plenty of them. YOu won't find any in the $2000 range outside of the business class stuff or those pocket ones. Look at Casio .. regards
  20. Michael TLV

    Old Toshiba TV, worth repairing?

    Greetings TV makers keep about a 5 year supply of spare parts ... at least in the old days. 14 years out? If it isn't the tube, just trouble shooting it will be $300 or more. Add in finding a tube ... another $500 on top of that if you can find an old tv laying around that is. A 42" tv can...
  21. Michael TLV

    Ultra HD Now 4K’s Official CE Industry Name. Are you going to buy one?

    Greetings CES should be your vacation destination. ;) I want to know if the uhd format has adopted the DCI color space ? That is the big difference here, not the resolution. I'm 12 back from my 102" projection screen now. I won't be moving the seat forward to 3 feet just so I can see the...
  22. Michael TLV

    Calibration Recommendation for Samsung UN55ES7100?

    Greetings Nice disc. The Spears and Munsil one is nice too as is the Digital Video Essentials HD basics one. All will help you set up the basic user controls. The verbal stuff for the contrast part in the WOW disc may not be clear. Then again there is always the free AVSHD disc that you can...
  23. Michael TLV

    Looking at this projector

    Greetings This is a low resolution 4:3 projector ... geared more for the boardroom/business environment than home theater. In the end, you will get what you paid for ... or at least you will pay for what you get. Even entry level 720P projectors for home use will exceed this thing. ($500 price...
  24. Michael TLV

    What would my Sony 55" Rear Projection TV be worth today

    Greetings The projector engine replacement is like pulling out the transmission and your engine out of your car. How much to replace that relative to the cost of the rest of the car? $1000 for a new 55" with a full warranty and someone would spend $800 for a replacement part and still end up...
  25. Michael TLV

    What would my Sony 55" Rear Projection TV be worth today

    Greetings PArt of the issue might have been due to ventilation ... The worse the airflow was around the TV, the faster things started to break down. Overheating issue ... but who knows where the state of your TV is at right now. Put up a 60% gray pattern that fills the screen and look at it...
  26. Michael TLV

    What would my Sony 55" Rear Projection TV be worth today

    Greetings Given that better 55" flat panels exist for under $1000 ... with full warranty ... I'd say expect no more than $500 ... The SXRDs also were part of a class action lawsuit due to a design flaw in the display projector. They just kept replacing these engines with other defective flawed...
  27. Michael TLV

    Curved Edges HELP!

    Greetings Digital keystone also turns 1080p images into 720 p quality images ... or worse as a result. A photo of what you are seeing might help. regards
  28. Michael TLV

    LED HDTV v.s. A high-end Projector .. Which is better ?

    Greetings Those were the numbers we all heard from industry people way back when ... Seeing rainbows is one thing ... not that hard to do. Just wave your hand in front of your eyes and you see them. Having the rainbows give you a headache ... is another thing. That is why that % is smaller...
  29. Michael TLV

    LED HDTV v.s. A high-end Projector .. Which is better ?

    Greetings DLP rainbows ... the stats... about 20% of the population can see rainbows ... 2% of 100% of all people might get headaches watching as a result. As the colors spin faster ... 4x .. 5x ... 6x wheels, the occurrence of rainbows drops. I am one of those more susceptible to see them. I...
  30. Michael TLV


    Greetings The AVSHD test disc is all of "FREE." If you can't afford that, then you really don't care about getting a better picture. Copying specs is like copying combination lock numbers ... let's see how helpful that is. regards