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Old 10-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Best Buy offering free calibration for Silver Members

Eeceived a flyer from BB that they offer free calibration of 1 item per year to Silver rewardzone members...

Just scheduled an appt for my Projector...

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Shawn, be sure to pass along a review/report of the calibration. Let us know what equipment the technician used during the calibration and how you were satisfied with the result.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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I'm also a silver member and scheduled my free calibration for next Saturday. I'll try to take notes on what they use.
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Dont expect a great job, and expect the potential for it to be worse.
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I'm not getting my hopes up. But for free, I figured I'd give it a shot.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:01 AM   #6
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Please confirm whether they measure with the probe either the luminance or illuminance. In other words with the probe pointed towards the screen (illuminance or towards the pj, luminance).

Pointing the probe towards the screen and taking readings will be more accurate but the procedure is far trickier to do well.

Thanks for any feedback with results and as previously requested, equipment used.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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Sorry for the delayed response guys. I had to reschedule the TV calibration for today do to an issue with the TV.

Someone should be here between 8 - 12pm PST and as soon as they're done i'll post back.
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Default My Experience With The Geek Squad TV Calibration

I've attached some pictures from the TV Calibrations. He stuck a USB probe on the center of the TV which he plugged into an laptop and used an adapter (I think it was serial) to HDMI to plug the control unit into the tv.

Here are my final config settings:

Vizio LED Calibration Settings:

Picture Mode -- Custom
Backlight: 85
Brightness: 51
Contrast: 74
Color: 49
Tint: -5
Sharpness: 3

Color Temperature:
Red Gain: 147
Green Gain: 128
Blue Gain: 51
Red Offset: 127
Green Offset: 128
Blue Offset: 130

Advanced Picture:
Real Cinema Mode: Smooth
Noise Reduction Low
MPGE NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light Sensor: OfF
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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Hey Trudint,
Is that a weimaraner in your picture????german hunting dog....used to breed them...great dogs! Tell ME :what do YOU think of the picture?? Any artifacts, halos around faces, colors saturated i.e red looks too Red. He's using older hardware & software but it should still work. One thing that jumps out is the backlight is turned off & sharpness is usually set to 0....the rest of the numbers "seem" OK but YOUR eyes make the final call.
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Shawn, be sure to pass along a review/report of the calibration. Let us know what equipment the technician used during the calibration and how you were satisfied with the result.
Rick - I had my plasma done. They use a Sencore ColorPro V analyzer.
My tv (from my home cal) was at 5900K prior to cal and is now at 6500K and while my green was spot on before my reds were to hot and my blues too low - although not absolutely perfect they are a lot better now. The calibration service while not spectacular was indeed done quite welll and the service tech was very knowlegable and professional. I think(from what I have heard) that it is kind of pot luck when dealing with BB as to the caliber or quality of the service tech you get. I have a thread regarding my experience in the gaming forum under- "Claibration" misspelled duh!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #12
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Hey Trudint,
Is that a weimaraner in your picture????german hunting dog....used to breed them...great dogs! Tell ME :what do YOU think of the picture?? Any artifacts, halos around faces, colors saturated i.e red looks too Red. He's using older hardware & software but it should still work. One thing that jumps out is the backlight is turned off & sharpness is usually set to 0....the rest of the numbers "seem" OK but YOUR eyes make the final call.
I had an Weimaraner when i was kid and loved that dog. The one in the picture is my Blue Great Dane.

I think the picture looks amazing. I can definitely see the difference from before the calibration and the after. I haven't noticed any artifacts, halos, or color saturation. I'm very happy with the results and would definitely do it again.
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