AR, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX
Providing ISF video calibration services throughout the US Midwest and Southeast for all types of displays.
I routinely conduct calibration tours to the following metropolitan areas: Chicago/Bloomington/Decatur/Champaign/Springfield IL, Kansas City/Lawrence/Wichita KS, Milwaukee/Madison WI, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, Detroit/Ann Arbor MI, Indianapolis/South Bend/Ft. Wayne IN, Columbus/Cleveland/Cincinnati OH Louisville KY, Pittsburgh PA, Memphis/Nashville/Knoxville TN, Charlotte/Greensboro/Raleigh NC, Charleston/Columbia SC, Atlanta/Augusta GA, Tulsa/Oklahoma City OK, Dallas/Austin/Waco/Houston/San Antonio/Laredo TX and Lincoln/Omaha NE.
Also offering sales and installation of Lumagen and Video EQ video processors, and Ideal-Lume bias-lighting solutions.
I have worked as a full-time calibrator for more than 9 years and have calibrated more than 1,500 displays of all types.
I own and maintain the following calibration test equipment and software:
X-Rite Eye-One Pro spectroradiometer;
Gretag Macbet Eye-One Pro spectroradiometer;
CalMAN, Progressive Labs and ColorFacts video calibration software suites;
ControlCAL system and profiles required to activate/adjust ISF modes on all 8th and 9th generation Pioneer Kuro plasma TVs;
ColorFacts C3 system required to activate/adjust ISF modes on Pioneer plasma TVs (prior to 8th generation);
Accupel HDG-3000 digital/analog reference-standard signal generator;
Sencore VP300 analog reference-standard signal generator; and
ISF color comparator
I got my first look at the road that eventually led to a career in video calibration almost 20 years ago, when I was transferred to Japan to establish a local business operation for the financial information company I worked for at the time.
During my first visit to the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, I came upon the Sony Building. I eventually found my way to the top floor, where a small theater with a 100-inch screen provided a spectacular demonstration of the world's first commercially available HDTV system.
I was awestruck -- the video bug had bitten! I continued on the international business management track a while longer, but I always knew that some way, some how, I had to get involved in the fast-growing world of home theater and high-definition video.
After returning to the US and a brief, but intriguing dalliance with something called "the dotcom boom," I found myself at a career crossroads. That's right, I was a little to close to the blast point when the fledgling Internet economy went BOOM -- the net result being that I was jobless (and so, it seemed, was the economy). At this point, I knew it was time to act on my Ginza epiphany. So, in March 2002, I enrolled in the ISF training course, flew to Orlando, Florida, and haven't looked back.
Since then, I've calibrated more than a thousand displays -- traditional "tube" TVs, rear-projectors, flat panels, and two-piece projection systems, embracing all of today's most popular technologies -- CRT, DLP, plasma, LCD, and LCoS.
One Last Cal for my RPTV
Author: Doug Berry
Date: 2010-03-05 17:21:14
I just wanted to thank Doug Weil over at Lion Audio/Video for doing a excellent job of calibrating my old RPTV one last time. I have a Mitsubishi WS-55413 and I'm sitting here watching "The Dark Knight," and while I've seen this film several times it looks quite superb right now.
If your on the fence about isf calibrations...don't be it is worth every penny!
Great work my man, you do fantastic work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your work.
Now, back to my movie.
Pioneer Plasma 5020
Date: 2009-03-04 14:51:33
I just had a calibration of my Pioneer 5020 today by Doug Weil of Clearly Resolved out of St Louis, MO.
I have to say Doug was top notch all the way. Not only did he give me a much better picture but he explained everything in great detail all the way through. Explained every screen and test he was looking at, showed me how it was off and then showed me how it should look. I am very satisfied with my calibration and I was one of those skeptic types, and I am now a true believer.
Whites are not so dirty any more and detail in black just pops now, very impressed. I give Doug 5 stars out of 5, he was very friendly and professional.
At the end I already had my holes in the wall and the bracket secured to the wall and he took time to help me run the wires through the wall and lift my TV up on the bracket for no extra charge,
I would recommend Doug to anyone in his coverage area.
Author: Jack Rogers
Date: 2009-02-04 17:25:24
I recently had my Panasonic TH-50PZ800u calibrated by Doug. Doug is a very nice guy, who takes his time and is willing to explain every step of the way. He explained various before and after aspects as well as had me look over his shoulder to view what he was doing and see the results on his laptop. In watching everything Doug was doing, I realized that if someone wanted to they could do little or nothing, make up a bunch of crap, and a novice like me would be none the wiser. I felt very comfortable that Doug new what he was doing and that he was working toward specific results. He explained the issue or test at hand, explained how the TV was at that point (pre-calibrated), explained where it needed to be, made the adjustment, and showed me where the TV was after the adjustment.
My TV is in a den, which has an outside wall with windows running down one side of the room. The windows have wooden shudders, but there is no way to get this room very dark during the day. Therefore, Doug gave me what I'll call a "true" calibration for night viewing and a calibration for day viewing, which might not be a totally "true" calibration, but is close and results in a brighter screen. Doug also gave me a "true" calibration for my upscaling DVD player.
Finally, Doug gave me an exceptional calibration report, which included a detailed write-up with explanations. It wasn't just boiler plate stuff, he included things particular to my TV and situation-- things that I remember him touching on when he was here. He also included the user settings for each of my three calibration modes. I highly recommend Doug to anybody wanting to get their TV calibrated.
Mitsubishi HC-4900 Projector Calibration
Author: Mike Sloss
Date: 2008-07-22 09:57:19
A couple of months ago I posted at AVS about my disappointment with skin tones, etc. and general lack of "WOW! factor" my unit was having compared to most other online reports.
I finally had my projector calibrated this weekend by Doug at Clearly Resolved and am MUCH happier with the results. The gamma and color temp were way off! Watching the Cardinals game with before and after settings showed the sea of reds in the stands much more pronounced, the grass looking a more natural green, and the flesh tones on-the-mark.
Can't wait to view the next Blu Ray!
Calibration of a Pioneer Elite RPTV
Date: 2008-07-09 21:34:58
I just recently had Doug Weil of Clearly Resolved calibrate my Pioneer RPTV. The calibration was not the first for my TV, but it was my first time working with Doug. Not only is he extremely pleasant to speak with, my TV had never looked as good after calibration as it did this last time. I highly recommend his services.
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Upcoming Tour Dates
Houston, TX area: Wednesday-Friday, March 23-25
San Antonio, TX area: Friday-Saturday, March 25-26
Austin, TX area: Saturday-Monday, March 26-28
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area: Monday-Wednesday, March 28-30
Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK area: Thursday, March 31
Denver/Colorado Springs, CO areas: Friday-Saturday, April 1-2
Lincoln/Omaha, NE areas: Sunday, April 3
Kansas City area: Monday-Tuesday, April 4-5
Central Iowa area: Tuesday, April 12
Rochester, MN area: Wednesday, April 13
Minneapolis-St. Paul area: Thursday-Friday, April 14-15
Madison-Milwaukee, WI areas: Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17
Chicago, IL area: Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20
Detroit, MI area: Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23
Central IL area: Monday, April 24
Favorite Flat Panels
Pioneer, Panasonic and Samsung plasma; Sony and Samsung LCD
Marantz, Sharp, Sim2, Runco, Optoma, Samsung
Favorite HDTV Shows
Lost, Chuck, Rescue Me, V, Sons of Anarchy, Seinfeld (HD 16 x 9 transfers)
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