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ISF tech in Maryland?

12-26-2004, 03:25 PM
Looking into getting a tech to come calibrate my Sony KDF-55WF655. I'm located in Baltimore, MD- can anyone sugjest a tech in my area?

Thanks :D

12-30-2004, 01:12 AM
I've been looking at Chuck Williams from Lion Audio/Video Consultants, as he's located in the DC area.

Anyone have any experience with him?

Included in the visit would be:
Pre evaluation of the viewing environment
Pre evaluation of the display device, projector, and cabling
Removal of the protective screen (where applicable)
Mechanical disconnection of SVM circuit
Image centering
Minimization of overscan
Correction of major geometry errors
Convergence touch up of all NTSC modes
Electronic focus adjustments
Mechanical focus adjustments
Cleaning of optics
Herman TLV Maneuver for applicable Toshiba sets
Grayscale adjustment to 6500 D Kelvin
Centering of front panel controls when ever possible
Adjustment of front panel controls from within the service menu
Color decoder adjustment where possible, either via service menu adjustment, EEPROM Reflashing (I2C Fix), or installation of a red push attenuator.
Lens striping, when required, to achieve a color temperature variation of less than 500 Kelvin.
Computer generated report showing pre and post calibration settings

It then says "Add $150 for additional input (scan rate) calibrated at the same time. "- would I need to calibrate any additional inputs? Come to think of it, I don't even know which input to have him calibrate in the first place... can someone help me?

It also costs $150 for Duvetyne lining (materials & labor). Is it worth it to get this?


02-25-2005, 06:12 AM
I haven't heard of this tech but I've heard good things about Lion in general and I'm pretty sure that's who I'm going to call. Let me know how you make out.


06-08-2005, 06:34 AM
i did a little research myself and i found cinetech to be very knowledgable, he spoke to me on the phone for a while and told me he would do everything from dvd to audio tuning and the best part is when i was waiting waiting for him to say it would cost 400 dollars he said between 175 and 275 which is a huge plus. he sounds like an enthusiast more than a business man which is something i like. but also i didnt speak to lion so i dont know what there about.

06-08-2005, 06:37 AM
let me know how it goes and who you use im still recovering from the tv purchase so i wont be doing it for a few weeks. oh yeah these guys are also in randallstown which is alot closer than dc and he would come out on evenings or weekends.