Home Theater Facts
Most Big Screens which appear worn out after five years are not. Most
can be restored to factory-fresh performance in an afternoon.
All upright rear-projection TV's (50" & 60" Mitsubishis
and Pioneers, etc.) require periodic maintenance every year or two
to look their best.
Most Big Screens are left looking exactly as they were before the repair:
sometimes cloudy and hazy, sometimes with reddish or greenish edges or
sometimes just plain lifeless and out of focus. Professional technicians
rarely double as professional imagers. IMAGE PERFECTION
is the exception.
Due to trucking, shipping, heat and cold, and long
periods of storage having taken their toll on the critical
adjustments set by the factory, very few customers ever see the image intended.
Every new Big Screen, whether two-piece or self-contained, should be "polished" by a
professional calibrator once it has been placed in its final
viewing position, if maximum viewing pleasure is to be the goal.
Many Big Screen TV's more than 10 years old can be restored to virtually new
performance in an afternoon.
RPTV's require calibration once out of the box if maximum resolution and fully
accurate color realization is the goal. RPTV's should be calibrated when new
and every 2-3 years thereafter. Doing so, along with wise
viewing practices (read further), will assure better than new performance for
an expectable lifespan of 10 years.
Usually two out of three lenses on today’s RPTV's are out of focus. They
require high-precision focusing techniques to be dead on.
The predominant reaction from owners of upright rear-projection
types less than 10 years old has been that after the IMAGE PERFECTION
protocol is completed their jaws drop. One customer actually said, "Whoa!
My set has never looked that good -- even when
it was new!" All this without repairs.
The image is usually highly overscanned in order to fit all channels in the
country adequately. This costs you major portions of your
picture area, which as a result are sent offscreen, impossible for
you to see. Taking in the overscan to proper sizing not only
recaptures that lost picture area for you and shows you what
you’ve been missing it also provides a
substantially denser, higher resolution image.
The greyscale usually also leaves lots to be desired, and is rarely fully aligned
to D6500K, since bluer whites APPEAR brighter. This is a false
assumption, but it sells more TVs. Many of the sets examined
by ISF professionals have actually been found to have purple
The color decoding may also be aligned for red push or other
kinds of color push straight from the factory.
The protocol of remedying these things and others should
ideally be done after the initial burn-in period of 100 hours, also
called the “drift period”. After this period, the
TV will hold its settings with much more stability, though it is
fine to do a calibration fresh out of the box also. In such cases,
Image Perfection will be glad to come back later and do a final
trim on the convergence after the requisite 100 hours, as long
as the travel expenses for a second trip are paid for.
IMAGE PERFECTION pulls out all the stops, delivering an image with
glistening depth of clarity, laser-fine optical coherence, and
dazzling visual impact. This means a gleaming, crystalline,
powerful picture, ready to make you forget you're actually
watching video. The "better than new" look you may
have never seen before from your Big Screen is available