When a manufacturer wraps a TV in a box, they have to assume the worst and figure it will go on display in a showroom, hence they set it up to look good under those conditions. Think about that a second. A showroom is bright & tends to get that light from either florescent or mercury vapor lighting. This light is greenish or pinkish, which sucks the blue from a TV display, screws up the rest of the colors, & tends to wash out the colors. Cameras have had the same problem for years, film came in outdoor & indoor versions & your digital camera has AWB or Auto White Balance.
When you bring that TV into your home, unless you have decorated the room with the equivalent of street lamps, the colors & brightness will be off. Also the signal quality & strength from each video source vary, along with all the menu setting inside those components. Many DVD players, Game Systems etc come out of the box set in "lawyer mode". This means that the volume, sound range etc are limited to prevent damage to other components & speakers. The systems will work, but not very well, and not to their full potential. There are also many different ways to connect up this equipment as you can tell from those big manuals that come with the equipment. What may be listed as the best way may not be the best for the way you want to use it.
Scared yet? That is NOT the intention. Once you understand that the manufacturers have not been in your house, seen your room, or interviewed you on how you are going to use it, but instead have given you many options to tune it to your needs, you see where we come in. We do all those things that they can not. Think of it as tuning a piano, we tune your Home Theater.
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What we will do:
First, we are going to sit down with you and find out how you are using the system, what annoys you about it, what you like, what you would like it to do, and what you might want to do with it in the future.
We will go thru the system menus, component connects, and wires to determine what is going on, document it, then fix it based on what you have told us.
We will attach a sensor to the front of your TV and calibrate the colors, grays, tints, brightness, etc to get it as close to how it looked in the lab when they were making the movie.
We will use a SPL meter to adjust the volumes and sound at each speaker to get it as close to the sound the sound engineer heard when he mixed the movie.
We will sit down with you and play some movie clip, yours & ours to make certain you like what you see & hear. Once you're happy, we will document those readings and give you a copy.
What we won't do:
Dazzle you with jargon.
Make you feel foolish for asking questions.
Tell you that you'll have to replace all your stuff just because it isn't brand new & by the way, I just happen to have some on the truck you can have on special price.
We want you to have fun with your Home Theater, that's why it's called entertainment.
PS: No promises on those chocolate chip cookies though.
Tuneup your Theater to Perfection
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