Questions about ISF technicians.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan Hinson, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Dan Hinson

    Dan Hinson Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering, where do you find these guys and how do you get in touch with them. How much does it usually cost to have your RPTV “tweaked”?
     
  2. WillieM

    WillieM Stunt Coordinator

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    Try the website
    www.imagingscience.com
    It is the website for ISF and you can search for ISF certified technicians in your area. As far as cost, probably between $200-$350 for a RPTV convergence and calibration.
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Dan,
    You should realize, however, that not all ISF technicians are created equal. There is a minimum requirement of services you will get for your $300, but some guys go above and beyond the call of duty...
    Check out this thread from last year:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=26726
    Our own Gregg Loewen questions the whole concept of ISF calibration (and, btw, Gregg is now an ISF certified tech- so you can book him to do your calibrations). You might want to also consult this older thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=53118
    -Vince
     
  4. GeorgeAB

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    ISF recommends standard rates for grayscale calibration services. They are:

    Direct-view monitors $225
    Rear-projection sets $275
    Two-piece projection systems $325

    These fees are for calibrating one scan rate only. Additional scan rates calibrated on the same trip are recommended to be billed at an additional $125 each. Today's HDTVs typically require two scan rates to be calibrated if HDTV programming is a signal source. One is for 480p at 31.5 kHz and he other is for 1080i at 33.75 kHz.

    Many other services being offered by calibrators these days are modifications to the TV that can be performed by the brave and well-informed hobbyist. They do not require a considerable investment in special instrumentation. Proceed with caution.

    Best regards and beautiful pictures,
    G. Alan Brown

    Insist on HDTV!
     

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