Posts Categorized: Video

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Xrite i1 Pro Maintenance Tip

I have found that the i1 Pro drifts very little with time, but one place you need to watch is how clean the sensor window is.  I would carefully use a cotton swab to clean it when you see dirt on the window.

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Is ISF Calibration Or Audio Calibration Worth It?

ISF calibration is a service that can bring your display to peak performance.  The truth is that displays and blu-ray players are not shipped with settings that deliver the best picture.  Once you have seen an accurate image on a quality display it is a very captivating thing.  Poor quality displays, rooms or sources will not be transformed into the… Read more

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Video Processors Benefits and Pitfalls

Many companies offer external devices that can change the video signal from a source to the display. These products can take the form of video specific products like those from Lumagen or DVDO, or they can be embedded in receivers or audio processors. These were born in the past due to substandard video processing in… Read more

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LED LCD Display Observations

I am seeing LED based LCD displays now that are over a year old.  It appears that they are losing light output much more than expected.  On/off contrast also seems to fall significantly along with an increase in the corner flashlight effect with time.  The most reliable flat panel technology I have seen so far are the… Read more

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The End Of An Era

For years Pioneer strived to make the best flat panel display. This culminated with the 9th generation Kuro plasma displays. When properly setup these products emulated a Sony reference CRT monitor. Unfortunately, these products were discontinued last year. It appears that almost all have been sold now. Hopefully, another manufacturer will pickup where Pioneer left… Read more