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HDTV Calibration

I recently inherited my first HDTV (Sony KP-61HS10). It is a rear projection unit capable of 1080i. Friday I got some HD signal flowing to it and I can't really see what the big deal about HD is. Today I was thinking that maybe it needs a tune up or something considering it is 6-7 years old. Does anyone know where I can get the technical manual or find someone to fully calibrate and clean this thing out? Thanks!
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have you tried Sony's website?
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Yea I have already read those, but that won't clean the projection guns or mechanically align anything.
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That is not his problem. From what i read He has an HD READY TV. He needs an HD Tuner.

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No, I have HD signal...in fact, I have a pretty nice SageTV server system with hardwired cat6 clients for each television.

I need to find someone who can come out and physically tune the television up. The problem is that all the ISF Calibration people want $400+ to do it; which pretty much exceeds the value of the television.
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No, I have HD signal...in fact, I have a pretty nice SageTV server system with hardwired cat6 clients for each television.

I need to find someone who can come out and physically tune the television up. The problem is that all the ISF Calibration people want $400+ to do it; which pretty much exceeds the value of the television.
I stand corrected. I got nothing else. Good luck.

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Thanks for trying none the less.
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I recently inherited my first HDTV (Sony KP-61HS10). It is a rear projection unit capable of 1080i. Friday I got some HD signal flowing to it and I can't really see what the big deal about HD is. Today I was thinking that maybe it needs a tune up or something considering it is 6-7 years old. Does anyone know where I can get the technical manual or find someone to fully calibrate and clean this thing out? Thanks!
I didn't know tv's were capable of 1080 resolution 6-7 years ago.. How long has it been out.. Or 720 for that matter?

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The TV actually says May 2001 on the back. It only supports 480i, 480p, and 1080i...no 720p. Its possible it just isn't that great of a TV in 1080i mode. At least it looks good at 480i/p.
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The TV actually says May 2001 on the back. It only supports 480i, 480p, and 1080i...no 720p. Its possible it just isn't that great of a TV in 1080i mode. At least it looks good at 480i/p.
I see.. I will say that if you don't see what the big deal is then I highly suggest going to Best Buy or wherever and watching a 1080 set with HD DVD or BluRay as compared to a standard def program.. The difference is incredible.

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I didn't know tv's were capable of 1080 resolution 6-7 years ago.. How long has it been out.. Or 720 for that matter?
1080i has been out for that long, but 1080p is the relatively new thing.
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you have an older generation hdtv. that's why it looks like crap. my cousin has a first generation 56" toshiba hdtv. and being fed by a verizon fios dvr hd receiver via component or dvi cable, it still looks like crap.

if you have any of the new star wars movies on dvd, they have a video calibration feature as well as a audio calibration feature in the thx optimizer menu.

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Just to update everyone, I took the back off the TV and cleaned the dust off the color guns. Then ran the auto calibration program. The picture is a night and day difference. Everything is way brighter and much sharper too.

So for anyone with an older rear projection tv, I highly recommend spending 10 minutes to clean the lenses!
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you have an older generation hdtv. that's why it looks like crap. my cousin has a first generation 56" toshiba hdtv. and being fed by a verizon fios dvr hd receiver via component or dvi cable, it still looks like crap.

if you have any of the new star wars movies on dvd, they have a video calibration feature as well as a audio calibration feature in the thx optimizer menu.

good luck.
I will put the picture of my outdated first gen hdtv that should look like crap against any new tv. Pioneer Elite rptv FTW.

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fyi, isf calibrations wouldn't include lense cleaning or anything like that. All that is done is color cut-offs are changed.

its $300 at best buy.




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anyone know somebody other than best buy to do this?

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anyone know somebody other than best buy to do this?

Just mom and pop shops. Which all cost more than best buy does to begin with. Sony charges $800 for ISF calibrations.




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