Gregg Loewen Review from Mobile AL

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  1. James Rolltide

    James Rolltide Auditioning

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    I really had my doubts about spending so much on an
    ISF calibration. I'm about as cheap as they come and
    didn't think that I would notice any difference with a
    properly calibrated tv. 3 and 1/2 hours later I was
    proven wrong.

    Greg Arrived on Time and was well dressed and started
    work on our hitachi tv. I had to work the first half
    of the day so when I arrived he had just finished the
    tv and I was amazed at how much better it looked and
    there was no more glare.

    I then watched Greg calibrate Mitsu 55413. This was 4
    month old set that I thought looked pretty good out of
    the box. He removed the glare screen and put in the
    Black lining. This made huge difference and I was
    already thinking that I hadn't wasted my money.
    For the next 3 hours he worked the remote control like
    a mad man only stopping to get more diet coke or answer
    one of my questions. When he was done he showed me
    some for the movie the fifth Element and showed me
    things that I have never noticed before about the
    colors. He then gave me a print out of both sets and
    I wrote down the setting just in case something
    happened. He then jumped in his car in the pouring down
    rain and headed for his next job in MS.

    It has now been several weeks since Greg has been
    here and I am even more amazed each day at my PQ. The
    slandered Definition stuff looks great and the HD
    shows will blow you away. I can't wait to watch
    football in HD next season.

    I watched Miracle the day before Greg was here and
    re watched it the day after he left and could tell a
    big difference the second time . The colors were more
    accurate and it was much easier on my eyes.

    If your on the fince about having your TV calibrated
    by a true professional. Do yourself and your family a
    favor and give Gregg Loewen a call.
     
  2. James Rolltide

    James Rolltide Auditioning

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    I really had my doubts about spending so much on an
    ISF calibration. I'm about as cheap as they come and
    didn't think that I would notice any difference with a
    properly calibrated tv. 3 and 1/2 hours later I was
    proven wrong.

    Greg Arrived on Time and was well dressed and started
    work on our hitachi tv. I had to work the first half
    of the day so when I arrived he had just finished the
    tv and I was amazed at how much better it looked and
    there was no more glare.

    I then watched Greg calibrate Mitsu 55413. This was 4
    month old set that I thought looked pretty good out of
    the box. He removed the glare screen and put in the
    Black lining. This made huge difference and I was
    already thinking that I hadn't wasted my money.
    For the next 3 hours he worked the remote control like
    a mad man only stopping to get more diet coke or answer
    one of my questions. When he was done he showed me
    some for the movie the fifth Element and showed me
    things that I have never noticed before about the
    colors. He then gave me a print out of both sets and
    I wrote down the setting just in case something
    happened. He then jumped in his car in the pouring down
    rain and headed for his next job in MS.

    It has now been several weeks since Greg has been
    here and I am even more amazed each day at my PQ. The
    slandered Definition stuff looks great and the HD
    shows will blow you away. I can't wait to watch
    football in HD next season.

    I watched Miracle the day before Greg was here and
    re watched it the day after he left and could tell a
    big difference the second time . The colors were more
    accurate and it was much easier on my eyes.

    If your on the fince about having your TV calibrated
    by a true professional. Do yourself and your family a
    favor and give Gregg Loewen a call.
     
  3. todbnla

    todbnla Screenwriter

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    Gregg is the man, I wish my setup was ready so he could have worked his magic while he was in our neck of the woods. Oh well, maybe in the fall Lowen Tour...[​IMG]
     
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    Gregg is the man, I wish my setup was ready so he could have worked his magic while he was in our neck of the woods. Oh well, maybe in the fall Lowen Tour...[​IMG]
     
  5. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    hi guys

    James, thanks for the kind words!

    Todd, Ill be doing another trip your way in November. It will include: Austin, Houston, LA, AL,MS, and the panhandle of Florida. Feel free to email me to further discuss.

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    hi guys

    James, thanks for the kind words!

    Todd, Ill be doing another trip your way in November. It will include: Austin, Houston, LA, AL,MS, and the panhandle of Florida. Feel free to email me to further discuss.

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  7. John Doh

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    Greg,

    I am going to pick-up one of the new DLP's from Sammy in August/September. In particular, the HLP4674W (46" Tantus). Do you cal these sets, and do they yeild a much better picture following proper calibration opposed to out of the box? Also, what is the cost for one of your cal's? You can e-mail me with this info if you like ([email protected]). I live in Biloxi, MS. Thanks!
     
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    Greg,

    I am going to pick-up one of the new DLP's from Sammy in August/September. In particular, the HLP4674W (46" Tantus). Do you cal these sets, and do they yeild a much better picture following proper calibration opposed to out of the box? Also, what is the cost for one of your cal's? You can e-mail me with this info if you like ([email protected]). I live in Biloxi, MS. Thanks!
     
  9. Marc S Kessler

    Marc S Kessler Stunt Coordinator

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    I expect Gregg here in a few hours to calibrate my 2nd set. The last one he did was a 64" Pioneer and I was amazed at the difference. Today will be for my new Mits 73". I don't intend to get it lined but I will consider it if it will make that big of a difference.
     
  10. Marc S Kessler

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    I expect Gregg here in a few hours to calibrate my 2nd set. The last one he did was a 64" Pioneer and I was amazed at the difference. Today will be for my new Mits 73". I don't intend to get it lined but I will consider it if it will make that big of a difference.
     
  11. Marc S Kessler

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    Again a wonderful improvement. Not only is the picture great it is alot "easier" on the eyes. I can't understand why these sets are so far off measurement when you first get them. Having them calibrated is one of the best investments you can make for your home theater.
     
  12. Marc S Kessler

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    Again a wonderful improvement. Not only is the picture great it is alot "easier" on the eyes. I can't understand why these sets are so far off measurement when you first get them. Having them calibrated is one of the best investments you can make for your home theater.
     
  13. John Doh

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    Marc,

    Can you e-mail me the cost of one of these cal's? Thanks!
     
  14. John Doh

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    Marc,

    Can you e-mail me the cost of one of these cal's? Thanks!
     
  15. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    That wont help.

    If was just as easy as copying the numbers from 1 set to the other, they would do it at the factory or there would be lists on the internet to copy.

    There are a LOT of adjustments on these televisions because ... there has to be. The electrical components change values as they heat/cool/wear. Many of the values are 'tuning' to compensate for the electronics.

    Your best investment would be a copy of Video Essentials or Avia DVD. They have tutorials which show you what the user-level adjustments do and test-patterns to help you make the adjustments.
     
  16. John Doh

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    Bob,

    Thanks for your input. However, I was asking to get an idea how much these professional cal's cost. I have not bought my TV yet (HLP4674W) because it is not available so I am not sure what the picture will look like out of the box. I currently own the Avia cal disk and have used it on my current CRT tubes with great success. However, from reading these posts about pro cals, my curiosity is peaking and I want to get an idea on the costs involved to see if it's within my means to do.


    *** Update ***

    Marc has sent me an e-mail with the info I requested. Thanks Marc!
     

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