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  1. gerald jones

    gerald jones Auditioning

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    i just bought a Toshiba 42h82 love the set why would i need to get it calibrated.Will it make a big difference thanks chef jerry
     
  2. JohnMW

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    Get a calibration DVD, such as AVIA, to set the TV to the proper levels and achieve accurate video playback.
     
  3. Ron S

    Ron S Stunt Coordinator

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    Gerald,
    I'm not familiar with your specific model, but can offer some general advice. RPTV's come "out of the box" with relatively inaccurate color and grayscale levels. Why that is is a topic for another thread [​IMG]
    I have a Pioneer 533-HD5, which to my eyes seemed to have the best picture out of the box than any I was able to stack it up against at the time I purchased it. And I was extremely happy with the picture. Until I had it ISF'd, I didn't know what I was missing. Blacks are BLACK, colors are unbelieveably vivid, picture sharpness is crisp as can be.
    I recommend you pursue an ISF calibration. Be careful who you choose, and discuss what features/tweaks will be performed for a given price.
    Depending on where you live, you will have different options as to who to do the calibration. If possible for you, I highly recommend Gregg Loewen. He's on this board, and you can find him at Keohi as well. His pricing scheme is optimal, IMO. He does *everything* that should be done to obtain the best picture possible, and for a single price. Others have been known to separate their services, so that when adding it all up, it can come to quite a hefty sum. It's been several weeks since my ISF, and every time I watch a DVD, I'm still amazed by the accuracy and vibrancy of the colors, as well as the sharpness of the picture.
    If I can gather enough time to write a "review" of the ISF, I will. Gregg certainly deserves it.
    Hehe, longwinded... Short answer=Go for it! [​IMG]
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    thanks Ron, where do I send the check!! [​IMG]
    Gregg
     

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