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HAA Audio and ISF Video Calibrations

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Gordon @ Convergent AV, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    HAA Audio and ISF Video Calibration: Looks like a Sound Deal!

    As a special offer to forum members I am going to offer a deal on joint audio and video calibrations all through March and April. These calibrations need to be booked, not necessarily done, during those months.

    Full details of the ISF and HAA calibrations can be found on my website in the services section (HAA being updated Monday). Normally they are £250 each but, if ordered at same time, I will give a £100 discount making it only £400. The only caveat is that these will be done to my schedule (within reason….ie I'll give you dates I'll be in your area and we can get something suitable to us both rather than you say ok, come tomorrow!)

    Please reply to this thread if you are interested.

    Gordon
     
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    Hi gordon,

    I have sent you an inquisitive e-mail.
     
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    Just a note to say that everyone should look into calibrating their home cinemas.
     
  4. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Thanks Spectre. Couldn't agree more. There are now other folk doing this in UK. Piers at HCE for instance. I cover all of UK and I'm sure Piers gets around a bt too so don;t worry if you think you live a way away....

    I tend to need 14-30 days notice though.

    Cheers,

    G
     
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    Just to give Gordon a plug (Not that he needs one. His skills are well documented on this forum with many a happy customer) He visited me earlier this year and performed an ISF Calibration on my system. The difference was nothing short of astonishing! For a relatively small amount against the cost of my system it's proved to be the best up-grade vaule for money wise I've had.
    So take my advice stop thinking about it and book Gordon now. You wont regret it!





    popeye :)
     
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    Gordon

    What do the ISF and HAA calibrations actually involve? Are there noticeable differences over the basic Avia/DVE calibrations etc? Especially, what does the HAA calibration change other than level setting, delays etc?

    Although I'm not in a position to take advantage of this currently (not until I buy a house), I'm curious. Would your service include a projector as well as a plasma for video calibration?

    Cheers
    Matt
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look:)
     
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    Hi Gordon,

    I am in the process of building a new house with a dedicated home cinema room. It wont be finshed until Feb next year, but I would be interested in a full calibration once I get moved in.

    Builders have limited experience in this area, other than double plasterboarding and a bit of sound proofing, would you recommend anything else at this stage. The room is above the garage planned for 7m by 6m with combed ceilings. I'm also planning to buy one of the Carada high gain fixed screens, unless you can suggest a better option...

    The house is only 3 minutes from you in in Tillitudlem if you fancy a look.

    Cheers
    Paul.
     
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    Hi Paul,

    Good grief you are close! I'm out rest of today and tomorrow but will be in touch.
    G
     
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    Gordon,

    Silly question, but if got my Plasma calibrated is that it for life or does it need tweeked periodically?
     
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    Had a visit from Gordon yesterday morning for an ISF session on my DLP and my many sources - DVD, SKy+ via SDI, HTPC via DVI, HTPC via SDI, and HD Xbox. Had fun sorting that lot out, but now all looks great - thanks Gordon :)
     
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    Out of curiosity what's the scaler cj? And what difference have you noticed after the calibration?
     
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    Hi Godfather,

    my scaler is a Crystalio, but tmost of the work went on in my DLP (to get the RGB levels right). We then went through each of my sources doing the basics (contrast/brightness/colour). This was done each on each source in conjunction with the scaler. The differences vary by source, as my own calibrations have been fairly basic (especially on my HD-Xbox :blush: which I hadn't done at all yet).

    It was also a great time to pick Gordon's brain and ask all those questions that have been niggling you for ages :)
     

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