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 Post subject: tv calibration
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am 
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Bought a new TV and for the first time, I feel I could benefit from calibration. Anyone know of a reputable certified person or company?

TV is the Sony XBRX75X940E


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:53 am 
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I had my Samsung calibrated and it is stunning, well worth the effort.. I cant help with any company names as its been a few years, (I believe it was Future Shop in house techs?) but googling for best calibration of your tv model greatly helps. I did that while waiting for the professional calibration, and it made a drastic difference, although not to the degree of professional calibration.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:27 pm 
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I generally turn off most of the crazy image processing. Though, I sometimes leave edge enhancer on, and turn the brightness down to a moderate level for my room during normal watching... And this alone makes for a cleaner picture. Not sure if the colours are accurate really. But, it looks good on the warm setting.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:42 pm 
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You are most welcome to borrow my video essentials DVD, it has all the video patterns you need to set up a video monitor, without spending any money.

I am in Durham region as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:24 pm 
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Get it done right by Lion AV - http://lionav.com/new/

In the meantime, get a few hours on it and reduce what is often referred to as "torch mode". Normally, the brightness setting.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Try here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/index.php

Usually someone has already figured out the basic settings for most models.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:36 pm 
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LEAFS264 wrote:
Bought a new TV and for the first time, I feel I could benefit from calibration. Anyone know of a reputable certified person or company?

TV is the Sony XBRX75X940E



You could start by Googling your model number along with "settings" or "best settings". There are a few expert sources out there that will provide the settings they think will give the best results.

I did it for my tv and it looks great.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Is the Spears & Munsil calibration disc still valid? It came with the Oppo 83, or is there something better?

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LEAFS264 wrote:
Bought a new TV and for the first time, I feel I could benefit from calibration. Anyone know of a reputable certified person or company?

TV is the Sony XBRX75X940E



You could start by Googling your model number along with "settings" or "best settings". There are a few expert sources out there that will provide the settings they think will give the best results.

I did it for my tv and it looks great.

Ditto


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Buy the Spears and Munsil hd benchmark disc, best $25-$30 you'll ever spend.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:48 pm 
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I know the best, David Susilo. Ya, I work the guy so I'm a little biased but just Google his name for his laundry list of credentials and A/V companies he's made contributions to. ISF and THX Certified, PhD in Psychoacoustics, 30K Twitter followers lol

I've always been more interested in his ear for audio calibration and room acoustics but he can certainly get the most out of any video display.

While I'm certainly no calibrator, what I can tell you is you need human interpretation of the measurements. You can't just shoot for 100% of DCI-P3 color space as no video display will let you get that close anyway. He's always told me it's best to err slightly to either the Red, Green or Blue side depending on the display. This is why you need a 20 year+ veteran like David. I am gonna warn you though he is quite eccentric!!! I'd say most "doctors of sound" are a little bit "touched" though.

Here's an excerpt from Wifi Hifi (now Novo) from 2015 TAVES:

At its exhibit, (I edited our store's name out), a three-location retailer in York Region north of Toronto, showed a $250,000 system, with Accustic Arts Tube Preamp 2 and Tube Power Amp 2 driving a big red pair of MartinLogan Monolith electrostats. Announced at Munich High End back in the spring, the Monoliths were making their Canadian debut at TAVES. When I stopped by, they were playing music by Anne Brison. David Susilo, a regular contributor to WiFi HiFi, had tuned the room using DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual-Core, adding his own calibration to the processor's own automatic algorithm. As part of the calibration, David had the real Ms Brison singing in the room. I know it's a cliché to say that a system made it sound as if the singer was in the room; but I'll say it anyhow. It sounded as if Ms. Brison was in the room. As one would expect, the presentation was huge and spacious, but never at the expense of precision.

PM me if you'd like to get in touch with him


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Not sure if you're interested in playing with your own settings first but I found a great tv review website when I recently picked up a tv (X900E, not a bad tv for 4K coming from someone who isn't an LED fan), looks like they have a full review on your model & if you select the settings tab it will give you a run down of all the settings they used which is typically a good place to start.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x940e

I did this with my X900E & then checked with my Spears & Munsil disk & I didn't need to make any additional changes to any of the basic setting I checked.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:21 am 
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Thank you for all the Tips. Much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:56 am 
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http://www.rtings.com


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:23 am 
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I have never had a TV calibrated.

I have often gone to AV Forums and tried the various settings that other users of the same TV have posted.

I like the quality of the 55 inch Panny VT30 plasma I have, and it is likely decent enough quality to warrant calibration. By now though, it is way too old to invest in!

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