Reviews

 

header-theaterThe following are typical testimonials from our clients for our ISF calibration, THX calibration, design and consulting services. Your system will improve in ways described by these clients. Many of these clients have used others including ISF, THX and HAA instructors and found AccuCal AV to deliver dramatically superior results.

Seperator

Hello Jeff just wanted to say “THANK YOU” for the fantastic job on the TV & HOME Theater System it looks & sounds outstanding !! – (LG OLED and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Aaron 10/3/2018

Seperator

Thank you so much for your expertise and professionalism. I just got done watching The Greatest Showman and was thoroughly amazed at how rich and vibrant it looked and how much your sound work added to the experience. It really makes me feel like I actually do have a theater in my home. What more could a movie lover ask for? You must feel incredibly proud to be able to do that for so many people. It’s sort of ironic that the film ends with the Barnum quote: “The noblest art is that of making others happy” because that certainly is what you do. Take care and hopefully I will be able to come and see your theater. (LG OLED and Marantz preamp after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Definitive Technology speakers) – Ed 9/21/2018

Seperator

Had a blast watching a movie this AM! Sound is awesome! (Marantz preamp after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Bowers & Wilkens speakers) – Ray 9/14/2018

Seperator

As for the sound, it is eye opening (ear opening?). I’m really enjoying it and have been listening on and off throughout the day. Can’t wait to hear/watch our usual stuff to see if I hear a difference. Sounds incredible. Thank you again for everything!(Anthem receiver after replacing ARC calibration with AccuCal method) – Charbel 9/11/2018

Seperator

I just got finished watching Pacific Rim 4K and all I can say is I am absolutely Blown Away absolutely Blown Away. And you did all this while carrying on so many different conversations with me it was like having a friend come over and calibrate my system. (Epson projector, Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Tristan 9/10/2018

Seperator

The room sounds spectacular so I wanted to thank you for you advice and expertise. The Focal speakers were installed. We watched the opening 1/2 hour of Saving Private Ryan in the Ultra HD version. It was the best sound I’ve ever heard in a home theater. You were certainly right about the Rythmiks. They are markedly better than the Rels. The Yamaha does a great job and even the remote is a nice upgrade. I just hope I don’t blow the speakers. Thanks again. (Yamaha preamp after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Linn speakers) – Jeet 6/21/2018

Seperator

About a week ago I was finally afforded some time to listen to several of my SACDs & DVD-Audio discs. I have a rather extensive collection and particularly enjoy the multichannel discs. I have several that have always sounded superb in regard to the rear channel activity. Some that have been reviewed as sounding very good with discreet rear channel track placement, never seemed to be as good as I hoped.

Hotel California was one of those. After revisiting that SACD, I was just blown away at the newly found presence in the rear channel, 5 channel separation as well as the over all sound quality. And that has continued with each disc. Glorious, sums it up best.

Thank you Jeff for your quality calibrations. In a few weeks, Oppo will be finally releasing the official firmware to view the Dolby Vision HDR layer on encoded UHD discs on my Sony. Excited about that! In the meantime, I’ve just been amazing picture and sound field. (Sony LED LCD and Onkyo receiver) – Douglas 6/15/2018

Seperator

I just found out tonight how awesome my old black and white movies look since you did the adjustment. Previously they seemed to have a greenish tinge.   Now they are truly black and white, but the depth of field seems so much more pronounced… not sure why, but truly immersive. (Sony laser projector) – Mike 5/19/2018

Seperator

Thank you for your superb calibration of my audio & video. You did an amazing fantastic upgrade to both. Both were “night & day” noticeable in improvement. It was pleasure meeting you and having you over. The conversation was informative, as well as enjoyable. I’ll highly recommended your services. (Sony LED LCD and Onkyo receiver) – Douglas 5/19/2018

Seperator

Jeff Meier from Accucal AV calibrated my audio and visual equipment and I cannot recommend his services more highly! The quality change of my projection system and audio is absolutely, stunningly amazing. (Epson projector, Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Klispch speakers) – Shermstead (AVS Forum) 5/17/2018

Seperator

Just wanted to thank you again for getting mine done on short notice. I was so used to the incorrect white balance that I didn’t know what I was missing out on! SDR content looked greenish to me at first after the calibration but after viewing different contents from good sources, everything things looks amazing! (LG OLED) – Dewan 4/20/2018

Seperator

I had an A/V calibration done by you last Sept. & have been enjoying the improvement! (LG OLED) – Bill 4/14/2018

Seperator

Thanks for squeezing me in yesterday morning. The theater looks and sounds great. (JVC projector, Denon preamp after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Jason 4/9/2018

Seperator

Everything looks great. Thanks so much. (Sony HDR LCD, LG OLED, JVC HDR projector) – Zia 4/5/2018

Seperator

I’ve been very happy with the work you did on my TV and my audio system. (LG OLED and Marantz receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Armando 3/28/2018

Seperator

We are really enjoying a wonderfully calibrated home theater by you. Recently my friend asked me for home theater advise and I suggested he get in touch with you. He said it was the BEST advise I gave him. (Sony projector and Marantz receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Puneet 3/24/2018

Seperator

Thanks again for making the LG looks so great! I watched Spiderman a few hours after you left…truly outstanding! (LG HDR OLED) – Doug 3/14/2018

Seperator

Thank you for the excellent calibration.  The system looked and sounded fantastic last night.  Just as you predicted my wife was most impressed with the improved sound. (LG OLED, Yamaha preamp after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Klipsch speakers) – Tom 3/13/2018

Seperator

Just wanted to thank you for a job well done on my theater and TV’s. (Sony Projector, LG TV and Samsung TV) – Gary 2/22/2018

Seperator

I greatly appreciate the exceptional service. I thoroughly enjoyed our time. (Epson projector and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Ascend speakers) – Dave 2/15/2018

Seperator

I appreciate the work you did and I definitely have noticeably improvement in both audio and video. (JVC projector and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Monitor Audio speakers) – Jat 2/9/2018

Seperator

A much appreciated THANK YOU to http://www.accucalav.com/.  Jeff left my home theater system in a much better place than when he found it. (Sony HDR LED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Salk speakers) – Fins (AVS Forum) 1/19/2018

Seperator

Haven’t had a chance to watch a movie yet, but listened to some music last night and was very happy. Thanks again for you work yesterday. (Epson projector and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and SVS speakers) – Ty 1/18/2018

Seperator

Thanks Jeff. Great job as usual. (JVC projector) – Ray 1/14/2018

Seperator

Just wanted to say a thank you again.  The display looks fantastic !  I enjoyed our conversation while you worked and hope you did not consider me too much of a distraction. I am very happy with your end results. (LG OLED) – Richard 1/14/2018

Seperator

The TV and Surround Sound have been awesome. (LG OLED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Jay 1/4/2018

Seperator

I’m glad we had you come out and professionally calibrate my OLED  and will keep in touch regarding some future purchases via advice from your blog. (LG OLED) – Shane 12/16/2017

Seperator

Your audio tweaks made a huge difference with my existing equipment! (EAD) – Ajinder 11/20/2017

Seperator

Thanks for tuning my car’s audio system that of course sounds great! You have proven that good sound quality can be achieved, even with a modestly-priced subwoofer. It was a pleasure seeing you again and meeting Mrs. Meier….please remain safe traveling! (JL Audio) – Ed 11/19/2017

Seperator

Thanks TV looks great. (LG OLED) – Mark 11/15/2017

Seperator

Thanks for everything. (Samsung LED LCD, Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Boston Acoustic speakers) – Roy 11/13/2017

Seperator

The sight and sound is much more enjoyable now. I can finally watch a movie and not constantly critique everything. Instead, I now enjoy what it was intended to look and sound like. (Sony projector, Onkyo Receiver and Triad speakers) – Jay 10/30/2017

Seperator

I’m just now getting to enjoy your work. I must tell you I am extremely pleased and feel fortunate to have found you via the internet because I now know I got the best. (LG OLED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Klipsch speakers) – Vernon 10/23/2017

Seperator

Thanks Jeff for the great work on our LG OLED.  Jeff took a great looking TV and got it to the next level.  This is the fourth TV he has done for us and each time his work is outstanding.  Highly recommended. (LG OLED C7)-  Kevin 10/14/2017

Seperator

Fantastic work. I have a whole different projector. (Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector) – Ash 10/10/2017

Seperator

Thanks again for coming to Arkansas and setting up my system. I couldn’t be happier with the results. (Epson projector and Onkyo receiver) – James 10/10/2017

Seperator

Jeff- thank you so much for your time and expertise. I have just watched some standards in the theater and what a difference. (Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector) Eric 10/6/2017

Seperator

Enjoying my Ravens on a nicely calibrated set.  Thank you again, colors more vibrant and definitely feel like I am maximizing this OLED. (LG HDR OLED) – Meryck 9/10/2017

Seperator

Thanks again for coming by today and getting the monitor calibrated. It was a real pleasure speaking with you and seeing you work. (LG HDR OLED compared to professional color grade monitors in post production suite) – Kevin (Colorist & Finishing Editor) 9/6/2017

Seperator

Just wanted to say I am thoroughly enjoying the picture and sound in the theater. (Sony projector and Emotiva preamp after replacing Dirac calibration with AccuCal method) – Mike 9/5/2017

Seperator

Thanks Jeff. The results are great! (Sony HDR LED LCD) – Matt 9/4/2017

Seperator

We watched the first Avengers movie over the weekend and it was a definite noticeable improvement. Especially the sound. Sounded amazing and accurate. (BenQ projector and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method)- Jason 7/10/2017

Seperator

My system sounds awesome ,thanks! (Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Klipsch speakers) – Mark 7/6/2017

Seperator

Thanks again for the great TV and AV calibration. (LG OLED HDR display, Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Definitive Technology speakers) – Todd 7/2/2017

Seperator

Thanks again for the visit. I have been listening to my favorite demo material and really like the significant improvement in sound. I did not think it could be that much better. (Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and GoldenEar speakers) – Dan 6/23/2017

Seperator

Thank you very much!  What an improvement. It was fun watching you work and tune our equipment. Thanks again! (Sony LED LCD display, Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Next Level Acoustics speakers)  – Chris 6/20/2017

Seperator

I’ve been watching movies and streaming TV shows this weekend, and also listening to a lot of music.  The improvements to the picture accuracy are readily apparent.  I keep looking for the issues I’d previously noted and I no longer see them.  It’s actually a little unsettling now.  I’ve realized that I used to spend a good amount of my viewing time searching the picture for flaws and worrying about them.  Now that I keep coming up empty in my searches….I’m finding myself paying much more attention to the actual show or movie I’m watching.

The audio improvements have been even more dramatic and I’m hearing many things I hadn’t before.  The sound strikes me as very clear and robust relative to before the calibration.  As you’d assured me, I’ve had not need to use any sort of dialog enhancements now to hear dialogue.(Sony LED LCD display, Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method and Paradigm speakers) – Ben 6/18/2017

Seperator

We really enjoyed talking to you about A/V calibration science and meeting your wife. I learned a lot about calibration, and have some good ideas for the studio and the other TV sets. The detailed report is very nice and shows the differences. (Samsung & LG display and Onkyo receivers) – Barry 6/17/2017

Seperator

Had a very productive and enjoyable session.  I’ll send you info for attic for spkr placement and acoustic treatment consultation. (JVC projector , EAD preamp) – Ajinder 6/14/2017

Seperator

Just got my 6040ub calibrated by Jeff Meier last weekend, and let me tell you after a week of assessment this thing is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! He calibrated a setting for SDR, HDR, and 3-D. Jeff is very personable and took the time to explain what he was doing in layman terms for me. I already have a few people interested in his work after seeing what it did for my display. I didn’t really have any settings before he came by, it was a factory default. I was abit hesitant on getting it done cause the projector just looked so good at the time. Let me tell you, that couldn’t be farthest from the truth. Jeff had all kind of equipment, wires, and a laptop all over my room just for a single calibration. Seeing what he did on the fly right before my eyes for the picture was spectacular. Knowing that i have an impactful, stunning picture out of my 6040ub leaves me w/ the piece of mind that this projector cannot look any better!!!! (Epson 6040UB) – LFE Junkie (AVS Forum) 5/23/2017

Seperator

Watching Star Wars: Force Awakens. Awesome. I know the sound in the film pretty well and it’s magnificent what you were able to bring out that I hadn’t heard before. Great presence, depth and detail. Thanks again Jeff! (Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and ADS speakers) – Jeff 5/12/2017

Seperator

Thanks for your work and the report. Good job! (LG OLED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method and Paradigm speakers) – Tom 5/11/2017

Seperator

Thank you Jeff. I enjoyed the education, and much improved calibration (by Sony Contractor). Enjoying our Theater ’bout everyday. Much appreciated! (Sony VPL-VW5000ES). – Mike 5/8/2017

Seperator

I am enjoying my system immensely. Thank you for the great work, I appreciate it. (Sony LED LCD) – John 5/8/2017

Seperator

Thanks Jeff – great job as usual! The picture looks amazing! I continue to be impressed after your calibration. And I have been watching a lot of movies! (JVC DLA-RS4500) Craig 5/7/2017

Seperator

Great to see you again, Jeff. Thank you for the stellar work – as always. (Sony VPL-VW5000ES) – John 5/7/2017

Seperator

Thanks again for spending the evening with me calibrating my LG TV.  I’m always in awe of how you can take a great display and make it awesome! (LG OLED) – Jose 5/7/2017

Seperator

The system looks and sounds great! I was very happy with it when I got home on Sunday. (Sharp display, Yamaha processor after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Andrew 4/24/2017

Seperator

Thanks Jeff.  You are very talented and will definitely spread the work here in South Louisiana. (Epson projector) – Marcus 4/23/2017

Seperator

I just wanted to say, THANK YOU for your screen materials report: incredibly, incredibly helpful. – Ryan 4/22/2017

Seperator

After spending time with the calibrated LG OLED set, I am very pleased with the results.  Thanks for another great job. – June 4/10/2019

Seperator

Loving the sound…(Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Anthony 3/19/2017

Seperator

I am still enjoying the Pioneer 500M and audio calibration you did! Stephen – 2/27/2017

Seperator

You caused me to take a day off work! I just put in The Counselor. Ridley Scott film. It was pretty universally panned but it is one of my favorites. Kind of raw and brutal in spots but a great film. Great writing, acting and directing. If you haven’t seen it, give it a shot. Watch the unrated longer Blu Ray version. It’s better than the theatrical release. Gorgeous transfer and cinematography. Thanks again for the work you did! (Mitsubishi RPTV) – Jeff 1/21/2017

Seperator

Looks great – thanks Jeff! (LG OLED) – Mark 1/21/2017

Seperator

Thanks very much for navigating through our miserable weather today to do your calibration. I also particularly appreciated learning so much technical information to clarify many things I thought I’d understood from online sources (but in fact had not). I looked over the report and appreciated all the detail – particularly your recording the HDR, DolbyVision and Oppo settings which up to now I’d been making up as I went along….if you ever need a testimonial from a satisfied customer, please let me know! (LG OLED) – Charlie 1/18/2017

Seperator

I wanted to thank you again for your calibration efforts yesterday in San Jose.  My wife was extremely impressed. (Emotiva processor preamp after replacing Dirac calibration with AccuCal method) Don – 1/17/2017

Seperator

I listened to some music today and it sounds great. Also, just watched Suicide Squad on 4k UHD Blu-ray with HDR and the HDR is so much better. Looks really good. I don’t know what settings I had but HDR stuff did not look that good – almost fake -blown out. The surround sound is also much better. I am really happy with both the video and audio calibration. Thanks. (LG OLED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) Jim – 1/16/2017

Seperator

Thanks Jeff. As always your work is impeccable. See ya next year! (Film post production; Sony Professional OLED, Dell LCD, Panasonic plasma and LG OLED) – David 12/27/2016

Seperator

Loving the TV! (Vizio LED LCD) – Chuck 12/20/2016

Seperator

I am loving my home theatre experience since you did your magic. – Michael 12/13/2016

Seperator

Just want to thank you again for fixing the home theater.  It’s never sounded or looked better.  Just fantastic. (JVC projector and Marantz receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method)  – Brian 11/18/2016

Seperator

Wanted to say that everything looks and sounds great! Really an unbelievable upgrade.  Cannot thank you enough for the awesome work- it’s now really like the theater we intended it to be. – Zach 11/17/2016

Seperator

Thank you so much for the calibration and all your tips. Everything is just spectacular and is everything I dreamed our system would be. (Epson projector and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method)- John 11/14/2016

Seperator

Loving the calibration. (after correcting THX instructors poor work on Sony VPL-VW5000ES) – Lon 11/11/2016

Seperator

I had Jeff Meier from Accucal over Yesterday for a A/V calibration , I have owned the Exotica 3’s for a year now and I feel they are a special speaker , the bass was a little troubling but the midrange was fantastic , I felt my room was causing the bass issues and I knew I would have to calibrate the speakers soon , Jeff showed up with impressive equipment and know how , spent 3 or so hours calibrating the Exotica 3s , integrating a 12″ Salk/Rythmik subwoofer. Let me tell you the results are amazing , bass is perfect and the midrange even better than before ,and midrange was great to start with ,Jeff noted my rig with the Exotica 3s may be the best he had calibrated this year , and he spends 120 days a year on the road doing calibration on some very high end/priced A/V equipment.

Very Happy with the results. (Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) Mark – 10/20/2016

Seperator

It was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful wife. I’m really enjoying the system!  The biggest impact for me is the sound system.  All i can say is “WOW” and so has everyone else that has stopped by for a listen.  I’m moving the bass traps out this weekend and looking into lowering the elevation of my surround speakers.  Next month I’m ordering more acoustic panels.
Thanks again for coming out and glad to have my laser disc player working again! (Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Rene 10/20/2016

Seperator

Figured I’d share this in case anyone was interested – I’ve got a Bimmertech/Helix Amp/DSP in my 135 along with a pair of Focal IFBMW-S, IFBMW-Subs, and some Focal 100CA1s on the rear shelf.

Trying to find a shop who’d actually calibrate it using a pro RTA with decent experience has been difficult. Fortunately, I’ve had great prior experience with AccucalAV calibrating my home theater projector/7.1 audio as well as a few Sony XBR calibrations for me. They’re very well-known and reviewed for their work on modest to super-high-end home theaters on the AVSForums. Since I couldn’t get the car sounding good enough myself, even with a calibrated Microphone, I asked if they could do the work, and they said they could. Jeff Meier, the owner, travels across the country on tours – It took me 3 months to get him here again, but he did a phenomenal job with his Sencore audio analyzer and other equipment to get the car sounding amazing.

If anyone out there needs a car setup calibrated but doesn’t have a reputable shop/audio guru nearby to handle it, I highly recommend Jeff. It took us ~2.5 hours or so to get it right, but he said that now that he’s worked with the Helix, he could likely do it in less. He also mentioned that the Bimmertech amp was one of the better car audio amp/dsps he’s run across. – Geoff 10/16/2016

Seperator

Hey Jeff, Thanks again for coming out the other day. Everything’s so much better now it’s mind-blowing. … Re-watching practically everything now and loving it. You turned the room into a whole new experience! (JVC projector and Marantz preamp after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Jeff 10/10/2016

Seperator

Hey, just wanted to let you know everything is looking and sounding great!! (Sony projector and Integra receiver) – David 9/29/2016

Seperator

For the 3rd time I decided to get a TV calibration (every time I get new set). Tell you the truth the previous 2 guys weren’t great. I didn’t know how not great until Jeff. The others had old equipment and I told myself they did great job. This time I bought a Samsung KS9800. I researched ISF calibrators and found Jeff a couple of months ago and set up anappointment. Jeff is like a NASA scientist coming in to tweak The Hubble. He has HDR and 4K equipment. I had him also calibrate my sound. I’ve had a great RBH 5.1 surround system for 10 years, but this is the first time I’m hearing them. I may as well be in the film the picture is so amazing. I watched The Revenant 4K Blu-ray. I cannot even put into words what I saw and heard. Every ripple in the water. So balanced. I’ve never experienced a film in any mall theatre like the one in my home. You will not find another professional calibrator like Jeff. (Samsung LED LCD and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Mike 9/23/2016

Seperator

Thank you again for all your work yesterday. Really enjoyed hearing your thoughts on audio and video solutions. Only problem was I could hardly go to bed last night. Needed to hear as many music videos as I could take listening to new audio setup (ed. from calibration)!!! (Epson projector and Anthem preamp after replacing ARC calibration with AccuCal method) – Al 9/20/2016

Seperator

Thanks again for the calibration!  Liz and I have immensely enjoyed the new setup.  We’ve watched a good bit of 4K source material (“Narcos” on Neflix, “Joy” and “Deadpool” on 4K bluray) and are constantly amazed the video quality. (LG OLED)- Daniel 9/19/2016

Seperator

I can’t believe pic/sound. Amazing. Watching BREAKING BAD 4K Netflix. Wow. (Samsung LED LCD) – Mike 9/16/2016

Seperator

I stopped by Stan’s yesterday and listened to his system. You did an outstanding job and he is VERY happy with the results. (Sony projector) – Doug 9/15/2016

Seperator

Mr. Meier, I’m currently streaming my favorite online station (smoothjazz.com.pl) at 192kbit/s, and the sound is full, rich and with deep, tight bass! Also, Starz cable is showing the latest Star Wars….very genuine theater-like sound. Thanks again. (Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Ed 9/11/2016

Seperator

Thank you again for calibrating my bar audio/video and advise on the home theater equipment. The sound is phenomenal. At this point I would like to make a statement. “To whomsoever it may concern. Your Theater is not complete unless its calibrated by Jeff Meier.”. (LG OLED and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Madan 9/10/2016

Seperator

Thank you Jeff. Watched Oblivion the first night and MI: Rogue Nation the next, followed by the season finale of Game of thrones. Fantastic experience all around. Thanks again. (Epson projector and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Russ 6/28/2016

Seperator

Hi Jeff and thank you very much. We had a little concert last night upstairs then watched a movie. All we can say is wow…..what a difference. The speakers came to life and the picture is so awesome.

So thank you and if you are ever out this way, please give us a shout. – Edward and Carrie 6/27/2016

Seperator

Thank you Jeff for the amazing calibration !! – Emmanuel 6/23/2016

Seperator

Thanks again, we’re very excited with the system now, at long last! Thanks to you!!!! We have a NEW system! Nessa & Bob (Film Producer; Sony projector and Marantz preamp after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) 6/21/2016

Seperator

You are awesome ! Results are amazing – thank you so much! (Pioneer plasma) – Bill 6/18/2016

Seperator

Thanks again Jeff – I learned a ton and can’t wait to show my extended family our “new” home theater! I looked forward to your visit ever since we first talked. What a difference! It feels like I finally have the HT that I had first envisioned over two years ago. (Epson projector and Denon receiver after replacing Audyssey calibration with AccuCal method) – Scott 5/15/2016

Seperator

I would like to thank you again for the wonderful time and the GREAT experience.
You are a real gentleman and a SUPERB PROFESSIONAL , perfectionist to say at least .

It was a pleasure assisting you in the process. I enjoyed every second of it. The difference pre and post calibration was day and night. I’m extremely happy and I will recommend you as much as possible.
Thank you again. (Sim2 projector and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Robert 5/11/2016

Seperator

Everything looks and sounds incredible! Thank you Jeff! (JVC projector and Yamaha receiver after replacing YPOA calibration with AccuCal method) – Joe Amato 4/21/2016 (Twitter)

Seperator

Thank you again, TV and sound are perfect! Mark 4/16/2016

Seperator

The sound is mind-blowing. After your sound calibration now I just don’t want to turn down the volume. – Madan 3/31/2016

Seperator

Thanks again Jeff – the theatre sounds amazing! – Dave 3/15/2016

Seperator

Thanks for coming Jeff. It was great to meet you. My wife and I were really happy to hear the nice things about the Theater especially coming from you. We put a lot of thought and time into creating the room and had no experience when we started. It was very reassuring to us to hear your positive feedback as we really have no idea how to compare it to other theaters. Most importantly we really love it! – John 3/12/2016

Seperator

Great guy, knowledgeable and articulate, brings the best in calibration gear. And his prices are reasonable. I’ll definitely use him again. – billg71 (audioholics.com) 2/25/2016

Seperator

I wanted to say thanks again for getting my 4K JVC properly calibrated Saturday. The image is just outstanding! Next time you come through we’ll have try to fine tune the audio. – Ryan 2/22/2016

Seperator

Just finished watching my 2013 DTS Demo Disc which I have watched many times. The results are amazing in both video and audio !!! Thanks so much !!!! – Mike 2/9/2016

Seperator

Having purchased a new 4K UHD tv to complete my modest home-theatre for Christmas, I decided to contact Jeff of AccuCal about coming out to calibrate both my new TV and existing 7.2 audio system. I am not certain I have ever seen or heard a properly-calibrated home theatre, outside of retail showrooms. As a complete novice to home theatre, I felt comfortable asking Jeff questions about my equipment, setup and the work he was performing. He focused entirely on the equipment I had and how he could get the most performance from it. Never tried to “up-sell” me on needing to buy better gear.

I was unsure how good my new 4K UHD tv would look when Jeff was done as I was already impressed with it right out of the box. WOW! Post-calibration it looks like an entirely different display. I can never go back. After living with my 7.2 audio system for over a year, Jeff showed me issues I didnt even know I was having, and brought the audio to an entirely new level I had never heard before.

I didn’t know what to expect from Jeff and his services, and whether it would be worth the expense. If you’re on the fence about having your system professionally calibrated by Jeff- go for it! You don’t know what you’re missing! – Matt 2/9/2016

Seperator

I just wanted to thank you for your advice and taking the time to answer my emails and guide me through the selection process. … You are very generous. – Brooks 2/5/2016

Seperator

I watch the show Penny Dreadful on Showtime, season 3 will be starting in April I believe. I have season 1-2 on Blu Ray. Let me tell you, watching “PD” on blu ray through my “Jeff Meier” calibrated Panasonic VT50 (Oppo 103) is absolutely two different ball parks so to speak. PD is a very dark, shadowy and cold color show. Of course everything in that color field is absolutely stunning. The dark rooms lit by candle, the fog rolling through the London Park Zoo (on the show of course) is visually mind blowing. Of course with all shows like this there are scenes/chapters that have stunning day light, vivid green grass, colorful costumes, sunny day lit cobble stone street scenes, English garden settings, etc. The colors are absolutely stunning. I’m experiencing the show through completely different eyes. All this is due to the calibration work you performed! – Lorence 1/29/2016

Seperator

Thanks again, theater sounds great! – Jason 1/21/2016

Seperator

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for getting my plasma and stereo dialed IN! Very happy with the job you did. – Tony 1/18/2016

Seperator

Thank you for the report and the great calibration work you did. I also enjoyed chatting with you through the evening.

I am watching the State of the Union address. Seems quite a skin tone challenge with President Obama flanked by Paul Yan and Joe Biden. At first on the kitchen on the small wall TV (I didn’t have you work on it since it’s really only used for news etc. while I’m cooking) the President looked like he might have a liver disease. What an amazing difference between the one you calibrated. It looks great. Sandie 1/12/2016

Seperator

I appreciate all your hard work in making my display and sound awesome! – Brian 1/8/2016

Seperator

We are astounded by the sound quality now. It’s like we have a new home theater system! Great job! – Randy 11/21/2015

Seperator

I love what you did for us. It’s amazing. – T0m in Atlanta (Audio & Video Calibration) 11/19/2015

Seperator

Just wanted to take the time thank you so much. Today was one of the best experiences I have had. You’re very passionate about your business and I am so glad I found you. – Jesse (2 Audio & Video Calibrations) 11/11/2012

Seperator

Received projector yesterday and I am so pleased with the outcome. Everything now looks so natural and balanced. I read a few reviews that said this product being as cheap as it is doesn’t warrant having a calibration done. I could not disagree more. I am a firm believer in professional calibration. – Gerald 11/4/2015 (BenQ projector shipped to AccuCal)

Seperator

Thank you Jeff! I had an awesome time!
I just finished watching Mad Max Fury Road, wow. I didn’t even use my buttkickers. – Jay in Augusta 10/22/2015

Seperator

I am currently sitting in my home theater that you calibrated a couple of weeks ago. First I wanted to thank you for your outstanding services that truly enhance the overall home theater experience. The deepest blacks, natural skin tones, smooth bass response are all your doing. My family and I have enjoyed every second we spent in our home theater and your calibration services for audio and video play a huge part in it. I do not possess the skills, knowledge or equipment to properly calibrate my theater. You on the other hand are a true professional at what you do. My theater was built for function and I did not have 100k to put into it like some of your other clients. I wish I did but I don’t. Your services make me very confident that every ounce of performance had been tapped into with my gear and overall setup.

I also wanted to thank you for double checking my theater design and equipment selections. I would of spent several thousand more on equipment but you guided me in the best direction for my budget. We also appreciate you not trying to up sell us on equipment that you sell. This is huge because we exceeded our budget by a little (don’t we all when it comes to this hobby) and the last thing we wanted was more money out the door.

You will always be my first and only call for audio and video calibration. Anytime you’re in town and want to grab a beer you are always welcome at our house. Thank you again for your services and personal touch with what you do. Time to get back to my movie. – Matt in Chicago 10/6/2015

Seperator

The basement you tuned up is great. Thanks again for all you did. – Custom Installer 9/28/2015

Seperator

I’m enjoying how you transformed my listening experiences. Great job. Kim in Maine 9/27/2015

Seperator

I once again had the pleasure of having Jeff Meier (UMR) calibrate my front projector and 5.1 audio setup. Jeff had previously calibrated an NEC 42″ plasma and my audio system back in 2007 and made a remarkable difference on that system. After relocating and setting up a new system, I figured the money spent on calibration is trivial compared to my investment if the results are anything like what they were on my previous system.

Without exaggeration, the results this time are totally unbelievable and surpass my previous experience by far! The before and after results on both the projector and my analog audio system have to be witnessed to appreciate the benefits of an Accucal calibration. Being a Controls Engineer, I consider myself very technically savvy. But there is no way I have the time or desire to attempt to bring my knowledge up to Jeff’s level. For me it’s bring Jeff in to do his thing, then sit back and enjoy the system knowing it’s the best it can be. I personally would not trust anyone else.

Thanks Jeff! … I watched a Carlos Santana Blue Ray after you left, and the Audio & Video quality are stunning beyond belief! – Korszo AVS Form 9/16/2015

Seperator

I had the pleasure of getting my display (Samsung UN88JS9500FXZA) calibrated by Jeff Meier (user UMR on AVS) of Accucal this weekend. Being the consummate professional Jeff communicated with me extensively prior to the calibration appointment (correcting me on several misconceptions I had about HDR before he even arrived!) and arrived promptly at the appointed time.

From the beginning it was clear that Jeff was of a special class of professional in this space. While my knowledge is not sufficient to evaluate effectively the specific equipment and software he used for the calibration (although from what I gather from other repeat clients of his that are much more knowledgeable than I am, he has some of the finest equipment and custom software in the business), the results were nothing if not stunning.

I have had calibrations done before (one on an OLED and multiple on PDPs ranging from my F8500 to my old Elite Kuros) with varied results (but mostly good). Jeff was a delight to work with and has a body of knowledge and technical expertise that would shame all but the most experienced AV professionals. Jeff corrected several errors that were present from the (stupid I know) settings I had copied from a review site. He spent several hours calibrating the display and once finished we spent a not inconsiderable amount of time viewing actual content (unlike prior calibrations I had done) from several sources for comparison purposes and the results were wonderful. Colors were rich, vibrant and beautifully saturated. Shadow detail was (now) superb and the overall sense of depth and contrast was magnificent. It is a delight to find someone of such extensive technical expertise and watch them realize the capabilities of a piece of hardware like this display.

Being a long time PDPer and self admitted black level measurement fascist for many years I had serious reservations about going FALD-LCD regardless of the WCG/4K/HDR “hype” (which I can assure you is not hype at all), but now with what Jeff has achieved with the display I can safely say that I have found a worthy (dare I say superior?) replacement for my old Elites (something that I was concerned may not be possible in this decade). While it will never have the measured black levels of my OLED (and honestly I don’t believe it needs them to succeed as an excellent display but that discussion is for another thread), the quality of the images and the perceived contrast produced by this display is (thanks to Jeffs excellent work) now nothing short of spellbinding.

I want to thank Jeff for his time, his knowledge and the fun I had chatting with and learning from him. I look forward to his return for my audio calibration in due course.

I cannot recommend Jeff and his work highly enough. – wicklow AVS Forum 9/14/2015

Seperator

Had Jeff out to my new home in April to calibrate the family room with a 5.1 setup and was amazed with his work. The basement theater is ahead of schedule and I have him set up to come take care of my 7.2 system in the theater. Besides great calibration I used his consulting services and he helped save me a good deal of money with equipment. He is a class act and both my wife and I enjoyed his company. Looking forward to seeing you in September when you come back to Illinois! – mcs2000si AVS Forum 7/31/2015

Seperator

Jeff Meier has been calibrating my home theaters every time I get new equipment for the past 5 years or so, and I unreservedly give him the highest possible recommendation. Both my audio and video quality are dramatically improved after he has completed his calibrations. You will not be disappointed after he is done. Do not hesitate to contact him if your system needs calibrating. – Cal68 AVS Forum 7/28/2015

Seperator

Looks and sounds great! I’ll let you know when I’m thinking about any new equipment. 🙂 – Eric 6/20/2015

Seperator

I had a visit from Jeff Meier last week and he calibrated my Panasonic VT50 as well as calibrated the audio.
He was very professional and treated me and my very modest home theater just as I imagine he would someone with far more impressive equipment and space.

The sound calibration dialed in my surround speakers better than ever and the bass is wonderfully full. I had just bought a second sub and wondered why it didn’t sound right. He found it was out of phase with the other sub pretty easily. It would have taken me forever to figure that out.

The display looks better than ever. I can see much better shadow detail and the 3D has much more dimensionality. The skin tones are very nice.

I”m very happy with the results and he was a pleasure to work with. The calibration report is attached if curious. Thanks Jeff – celmendo AVS Forum 6/17/2015

Seperator

Everyone who hears my sound system cannot believe how good it sounds. I tell them it never sounded like this with Audyssey. It was the manual calibration done by AccuCal that makes it this good. Jeff S. 6/16/2015

Seperator
Back when Accucal was based in Houston, I had him calibrate my old Sony Grand Wega 50″er. Since then, he’s done a Kuro Elite 60″, Epson 1080UB, Panasonic VT25, and a JVC RS2 for me.

While some sets caused a little difficulty, Jeff was always able to get a great picture out of any device I had him tackle.

Most recently, he calibrated an XBR55X900B for me, which came out wonderful and didn’t take much time, but yielded the same calibrated, natural-looking image I’ve come to expect from Jeff’s work.

Then came my VPL-HW50ES. I had to get its light engine replaced under warranty. Jeff, at first glance, told me that they either used a refurb light engine, or they set things up incorrectly at the factory. The image was bad enough that I wouldn’t watch movies in the theater due to the terrible blue shift at lower IREs and overall black levels being unacceptable. Jeff agreed that it wasn’t in a good way, and had to break out his RS232/null modem setup and do some Wizardry with Sony’s arcane Windows software.

It took quite a bit of time, but when he called me back into the theater room, he had a smile on his face, and soon, I did. He managed to tame the projector, and not only was the image I’d hoped to see there, but with its new settings, black level was much improved, and with the iris off, the image is bright enough to watch with the lighting over my seats on. And with the iris off, blacks in the darkened room, while not rivaling my RS2, are close enough that I’m content.

I’m attaching my calibration reports for those of you interested in what Jeff can do. It’s his proven experience, affable, yet professional demeanor, and in-depth A/V knowledge that keep me coming back to him for my calibration needs. He spoiled me and got me turned onto his calibration work back in 2004 when I put away my Video Essentials disc for good, and he’s still doing it over ten years later.

I’ll see you in October, Jeff. As will my 65X900B. – GFSloan 6/16/2015 AVS Forum

Seperator

I had the privilege of welcoming Jeff Meier with AccuCal (AVS handle is UMR) into my home this past evening to calibrate my 55″ JS8500 Samsung 4K television. This is Jeff’s third visit to my place near New Orleans, with previous visits including a video calibration of a Pioneer 5010FD plasma and a Panasonic 65VT25 plasma, and an audio calibration Pioneer Elite / JL Audio / Anthony Gallo surround sound system.

Jeff’s work is amazing — the quality he is able to produce after calibration is truly a sight to behold — every product he has worked with for me over the years gets infinitely better. It is truly the best money you can spend on your A/V equipment.

Jeff spent nearly 4 hours yesterday evening, measuring colors, tweaking settings, discussing equipment, and sharing his artistry, science, and expertise in the A/V field. It was a pleasure as always. Blu-rays, 3D content, satellite TV content, and 4K content has never looked this amazing. Thanks again Jeff.

Needless to say, the Samsung JS8500 is an amazing device and a great deal as well.

Owners, do yourself a favor and get this TV professionally calibrated. It’s a beautiful thing. – FloppySet AVS Forum 6/9/2015

Seperator

Wanted to let you know that everything looks and sounds great! Had a bunch of people over Saturday night and all were beyond impressed. Thank you for coming out and hopefully I’ll have you back sooner than later to do the theater. – Matt C. 5/21/2015

Seperator

It’s been a few days since your visit which has given me time to listen to some music and watch some movies. Just a quick note to thank you for the work you did improving my set up and room performance. Huge change for the better and has brought the theater to a new level. It’s like night and day! I also appreciate the time you put into walking me through the process and the opportunity to learn.

I still need to investigate that tweeter issue you pointed out, fortunately the ScanSpeak driver is still available should I need to replace it. Can you confirm what frequency spectrum and volume you where running through it during the test so that I can replicate it with a before and after to see if tightening the mounting screws resolves the issue. I think you were sending pink noise 500hz-2khz at about 85db. REW has a signal generator feature I can use to perform the test.

Once again, great to meet you and FANTASTIC job on the room. Truly appreciated. – Chris I. 5/19/2015

Seperator

Just wanted to let you know we went with the Black Bean in flat and I finished the room Sunday evening. Room turned out great. Thanks for the color recommendation. Wife really likes it too. The 1st show that we saw was the Billboard awards and it was amazing. We’ve watched a few more shows and are really impressed with the overall change. – Rick W. 5/18/2015

Seperator

Jeff did both my Plasma and Audio Cal 3 years ago and did a fantastic job on both. They both look and sound just as great today as the day he did the Cal. He is a great guy and very professional. Worth the $. – Fasteddie516 4/27/2015 bluray.com

Seperator

My clients are very happy with their calibration results using your services. They typically had discarded other professional calibrations because they preferred what they had done before. – Jim G. 4/1/2015 (High-end HT installer)

Seperator

Thanks, Jeff. Again, I cannot begin to put into words how thankful I am for your work yesterday. I had always dreamed of having a home theater that rivaled what I have often read about online and in magazines. I figured without a cash investment that equaled what I spent on components, I would never achieve that level of sight and sound. Boy, was I wrong! Within a short, 6 hour time frame, you took my home theater from modest to reference. I told you how little I ever go to the local cinemas and now, I don’t believe I’ll ever go to another movie theater outside of my own! Why would I? The colors, clarity, definition, and precision of the picture you created is breathtaking. In my book, the video adjustment was worth every penny of what I spent in total. Adding in what you did with the audio, I feel like I still owe you money. I feel as though I was listening to movies through an old AM radio compared to what I have now. Sounds are crisp, clear, well-timed, deep, accurate, and enveloping. Movie soundtracks will never be the same. I look forward to having you back later in the year to do the tweaks after I get my other sub repaired. – Craig B. 2/20/2015

Seperator

Jeff came to my home on January 15, 2015 to calibrate my new Sharp LC90 LE657U. I had been using this TV for about three weeks before he arrived, so I had a good “feel” for what the picture looked like. When Jeff arrived, he came with all sorts of electronic gear and talked a little about what he was going to do. I found Jeff to be very friendly and engaging and answered all my questions as he set up his equipment. He really took his time explaining things to me and really took his time calibrating all the appropriate settings. After he finished, and I put on a channel that I watch a lot which is HD CNN news, I could not believe the difference in the quality of the image I was seeing!! A much brighter richer looking picture with more natural colors than I had seen before. Before he calibrated the picture, the colors had that “washed out” look to them and after calibration the colors were brighter and more deeply saturated than they were before. Jeff spent several hours at my home calibrating my TV. He’s a true professional who obviously cares deeply about the quality of his work and I highly recommend him to anyone thinking about getting a professional calibration for their television!! – Danny C. LA

Seperator

Jeff Meier was at my home this weekend. He came and calibrated my Panasonic VT50 (first use was 6/2013) and my modest 2.1 sound system which consists of a Yamaha RX-V475 receiver and Hsu bookshelf speakers paired with a Hsu VTF-3 sub. It’s almost embarrassing how satisfied I was with my VT50 PRE-calibration, lol. After Jeff was done with getting the ISF day/night modes I felt like I had a completely different flat screen put on my wall. Flesh tones, whites, reds, blues and of course the infamous black levels were absolutely stunning with a very near true to life color reproduction. It was such a stunning change that I didn’t want to leave the house. I felt like I was in Foxoboro, MA at the AFC Championship game !! That’s how good the picture is. Then for the night cap, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was put on. That scene on the hill right when Voldermort commands all of them to “begin”, stunning. There were details I’ve never seen before. Amazing. Having a VT50 performing at the level they are capable of is something to behold in the flat screen world.

The sound. Jeff created a much more full and engaging sound experience. The subwoofer hits tighter and quicker, night and day from what it was. He went over settings in the Yamaha that frankly I had no clue were there nor how to work. He also tweaked the speaker placement which helped big time. I now am getting much more from my equipment than I ever thought.

Jeff is a true professional in every sense of the word. He explained the what, why and how with everything he did. Another thing that really got my attention was his common sense. Not only does he use his top of the line (and very expensive) equipment and tools, he uses his own eyes and ears. That is very important with calibration. Jeff takes what he does very seriously. In fact I believe he works on every bit of equipment as if it was his own. Jeff is a one of a kind and at the top of the heap. Can’t thank Jeff enough for the incredible job he did. He has a very good website that can give you a lot of information on what he has to offer, accucalav.com. easyjacks- AVS Forum

Seperator

I too can attest to the terrific audio calibration that Jeff Meier can do on your system. Video calibration is only half of the picture (pun intended!) and a lot of people just use Audyssey to do a room EQ and assume that they have arrived at the best audio calibration for their room. Jeff can improve upon that by a mile. I’m a happy customer and plan to have him back sometime this spring since I have some new speakers I want him to work on! -Cal68 AVS ForumSeperator

Jeff Meier of AccuCal came all the way from Missouri to Maryland and calibrated my home theater system, both video and sound. I was a bit reluctant to spend $596, but I am so glad I hired him! If you need calibration — or if you have had calibration and you think it is still not as right as it should be. Hire Jeff!! I mean it. He spent quality time with my system, and the picture and sound are so much better than I ever imagined they could be, that I can’t say enough about how skilled and professional he is. I don’t have expensive equipment — mostly consumer reports best buy type stuff — but Jeff made it look and sound better than anything I have ever experienced at any of my friends homes, and I have friends with six figure theater systems in their homes. Hire Him! Period. – D.R. Wright AVS Forum

Seperator

I had my ZT60 Calibrated on Wed evening by W. Jeff Meier of Accucal. He did a Video calibration and a “basic” audio calibration.

Summary: OMG!!! He gave me an entire new Home Theater! The improvements he made are just incredible!

I knew I had some issues with my ZT60. I could not get flesh tones correct, but I was pretty happy with the rest of the display. (I used the Sound and Vision settings, and the Sammie settings, and one other setting I think).

He also found some very basic setting errors, that I could not believe I had coded that way, and I will attribute that to me “playing” with my ZT60’s settings.

After his calibration, I was amazed at how much better my ZT60 looked. Clarity, depth, color, crispness, overall picture were just awesome.

NOW I have the picture quality I expected to have when I purchased my ZT60.

We almost agreed not to do an Audio calibration as I was talking about eventually getting a new receiver (I have a very nice, but older Pioneer VSX-1015 that has no HDMI inputs), and upgrading my 9 year old Axiom Speakers (after I get my house paid off).

I was never really happy with my Axiom Speakers, as a complete system. I have always loved my L&R M80’s, but my VP150 (center channel) and QS8’s (surround speakers) left something to be desired, in my opinion. I blamed part of lack-luster performance on speaker location, and over the years, I found the sweet spot, and so they did get a little better. Also my environment may not have been ideal for the QS8’s as I have a Living room-Dining room-kitchen-Foyer with 12 foot sloping ceilings, so maybe a bookshelf or center channel speaker as a surround sound speakers might have been a better choice for my physical environment.

I ran (and re-ran and re-ran) the Pioneer MCACC auto calibration many many times in the last 10 years (my dog hates it when I do that!), so I just figured that I was getting the best I could get out of my receiver and speakers. I thought my ear had gotten rather sophisticated to the sound of my speakers, and it was time to upgrade.

WOW, was I wrong!

Jeff turned my Audio system, into the system that I always wanted. I had wrong (or less than optimal) settings in my receiver, and he manually re-eq’ed my speakers.

I heard bass coming out of my QS8’s that I never thought possible. Why did the MCACC not auto correct that????

After the Audio EQ was completed, we listened to some music, and he turned my audio system, into my “dream” system. I realize what I am about to say is not scientific, but Jeff gave me that “near religious experience” that one gets when listening to acoustic music thru high end equipment.

I was expecting to get awesome video, and he gave me that, but I was NOT expecting my audio to improve as much as he improved it.

Jeff was also provided me with a wealth of information. I was not expecting the education that I received that evening.

I forget exactly how Jeff said this, but he said something similar to “he likes to cure people of upgrade-itis” At some point, I will want to get a new Receiver that has HDMI inputs, but for the next few years, unless something breaks, I am just going to enjoy my Home Theater.

Jeff definitely cured my of my “upgrade-itis”!

My TV was a 7 to 10 year purchase for me, (until OLED get affordable and bugs worked out), so now, every time I watch TV, I have the best Video available, and I also have “near reference sound” for my audio!

Very happy I had the professional calibration done by Jeff. Thanks Jeff! – BuddTX AVS Forum

Seperator

I have been waiting to write to you until I had some experience with the audio stuff you tuned up. . . specifically until I could listen to a particular broadcast TV productions that I couldn’t understand previously. THE DIFFERENCE IS PHENOMENAL. I can understand every word!

And thanks for the tip on the projector as well. It is at least as much of an improvement as the audio tune up was. – Bill K.

Seperator

Jeff did my system on Thursday (2/20/14) and I am very happy. He dialed in my Panasonic TC-P65VT60 and the picture is fabulous. And his work on my sound system was as impressive as on the display. I have an Integra DHC-40.1 paired with an Emotiva XPA-5 and Paradigm Studio 100 speakers. I had used Audyssey as well, but Jeff’s improvement upon that was significant. The bass in the system is much better, and the overall sound is great. – pmd918 AVS Forum

Seperator

I can give Jeff another big thumbs up. I too live in MD and he has calibrated my Pioneer Kuro as well as my JVC projector. He does a great job and I plan to contact him soon to get my Panasonic ZT calibrated. He also does an awesome job of calibrating your audio system if you are interested. The audio after his calibration was far superior to what I was getting after calibrating my system with Audyssey. Send Jeff a message and you will not regret it. – Cal68 AVS Forum

Seperator

…had Jeff out to calibrate my Pioneer 111FD plasma. I would highly recommend him. He’s VERY good at what he does and will get the best out of your plasma. Even if you have to wait till June, it’d be worth it. Some of the best money I’ve spent for sure. JoeBloggz AVS Forum

Seperator

Thanks Jeff for making my home theatre look and sound fantastic.Beats my expectation in performance. Great job today. Thanks – Arun N.

Seperator

You can add my voice to the awesome job Jeff Meier does! I was lucky enough to get in on his California tour. I have had a big screen professionally calibrated by another calibrator a few years back, so I was prepared for the very noticeable improvement and Jeff did not disappoint.
Jeff also offers an audio calibration service and I requested this as an afterthought. My room has poor acoustics (vinyl flooring, no carpets, wood paneling, etc) and while the audio system is a little better than a home theater in a box, it certainly is far from high end. I had calibrated the audio system using the built in Audyssey program and had further tweaked the system using the Disney WOW disk. Needless to say I was not expecting Jeff to be able to do much. Boy was I wrong!! The system sounds fantastic and I am discovering new sounds in media I have owned for years. Professional theaters can only offer two improvements over most homes, that of video and sound quality. Do yourself a huge favor and have Jeff look at your sound system! – Tshark AVS ForumSeperator

Just got the ZT (Panasonic) calibrated. Sound system too. Jeff Meier is one thorough guy. And I got to just sit around shooting the breeze with him for 6 hours. It was a quite an educational experience.

An A/B comparison of THX Cinema makes it clear how the picture quality has improved. That much I expected. What really surprised me is how much audio could be improved. Jeff smoothed things out & addressed a null I hadn’t been aware of. Everything sounds better–dialogue is more intelligible and the low end is doing what it should do.

It’s exciting to be getting the full potential from my system. Although its not cheap, full proper calibration is money well spent on a good TV or after the upgraditis is cured & you’re where you want to be. -repete66211 AVS Forum

Seperator

Yesterday Jeff Meier calibrated my Sharp Elite and Pioneer receiver with Definitive Technology speakers. I watched few movies on Blu-Ray and I must say WOW. Picture quality is beautiful, colors are vivid, blacks are inky, contrast is in the spot and audio is amazing, now is loud, crisp and balanced, dialog is more clear. Everything is way better than it was before. He did a great job with my equipment. – danielc1205 AVS Forum

Seperator

Back in March I purchased a new Panasonic 55VT50. Couldn’t get a calibrator here until today. For that reason, I ran Dnice’s slides for 100 hours and input his recommended settings. I was very happy with them for the last 3 months. Jeff came today and worked his magic on my audio and video. I’m amazed at the picture pop and less much less redness…. and the AMAZING difference in my audio system. My audio seems much smoother now and less harsh. Never really noticed it until i heard it calibrated!!! His manual calibration of my receiver is easily 100 times better than what Audyssey had set!!-pwrjnky AVS Forum

Seperator

I had BB do a free calibration (Premier Silver) and he did not set up an ISF mode. He simply adjust colors in the service menu and adjusted the gamma on the THX mode. The TV looked terrible after that. I had Jeff Meier calibrate it and it was 100x better. Best Buy calibration was free but a total waste of time. – lees23 AVS Forum

Seperator

Jeff has the equipment, the knowledge, and most important, the ability to bring the most out in your display.

Skin tones are real and lifelike, and the amount of detail in the picture is amazing. Even my wife, who normally doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the quality of the television picture, could not believe the lifelike skin tones.
I, like pretty much everyone else on this forum, had plugged in various settings from other owners, and got what I thought was a pleasing picture. I guess I didn’t realize how far from optimal those borrowed settings were. It reminded me of the allergy commercial, where everything is hazy until you take their product, then everything becomes crystal clear.

I was the first stop on Jeff’s latest tour, and I could not be happier. Jeff is a pleasure to spend some time with, as he has a vast knowledge of not only calibration, but a wide variety of other subjects. When he left, I felt like an old friend was leaving, even though we had never met before.
I highly recommend Jeff. -ruegway AVS Forum

Seperator

Another plus for Jeff Meier and Accucal. I had him calibrate a Grand Wega for me years ago when he lived in Houston. Since then, I’ve had him over for several calibrations. Each time, Jeff eagerly will engage in discussion what he’s doing and why, and any potential issues that require resolution.

All of the advice that Jeff/Accucal have given me that’s been useful. The work Jeff does says a lot. The work Jeff won’t do says even more.

– Jeff would NOT even touch an Insignia LCD I had purchased on sale for my father. My Video Essentials eye-balling of it was the best he could do. He wouldn’t take money to do it. Jeff will not work on a device that he does not feel will meet his standards after working on it. The Insignia died a year later, and I replaced it with a 50″ Panny VT-series Plasma, partially as an apology for getting him such a POS previously.

– My Epson 1080UB initially was mounted at the back of my small dedicated room. He suggested a ceiling mount to bring the brightness to where it should be, post-calibration. My calculations were based off of some stuff I read online, which was not entirely accurate for my calibrated projector.

– My Kuro Elite Pro-151FD had permanent image retention, and the screen was replaced in warranty. While the new screen calibrated out beautifully, its blacks were elevated and there was nothing that could be done. Because of this, I ended up selling the set (and gave full disclosure/calibration info on doing so) and picked up a Panny VT25.

– After moving to Austin, Jeff re-calibrated my BGCorp 5.1 setup as a 7.1 setup with in-wall rear speakers. He verified my Epson kept its calibration after a couple of years, and got the room sounding wonderful. While he was there, he said he might as well calibrate the new VT25. The VT25’s image now rivals the Kuro Elite I used to have, with better black levels, since my FD151’s black levels were mildly elevated.

– I recently had the opportunity to purchase a JVC DLA-HD100. Jeff recommended against purchasing the projector, since he’s had experience with LCoS machines having issues on the used market and recommended going for a DLP. (which, reading AVSForum, was sensible) However, I did not ultimately follow Jeff’s advice this time – The gentleman who owned the projector let me try before buying it, and I decided to go ahead. The seller noted that blues and greens were pushed and there was no way to improve upon it, per a local ISF calibrator. I had confidence that Jeff would be able to improve it, and made the purchase. In spite of me not following his advice, Jeff didn’t take it personally at all, and said he’d be happy to have me ship him the projector for him to work on it. The same day the projector arrived, he informed me that I did in fact get a good machine, as demonstrated by his calibration report. The projector was shipped yesterday and I eagerly await its return tomorrow.

That being said, I’ll have a perfect condition Epson 1080UB calibrated by Accucal in the for sale section soon.

As the adage goes, the results speak for themselves, especially when it’s work in the audio/video field. But more-so than that, Jeff has a professional, yet affable personality that’s backed up with years of experience, an analytical mindset, and a love of what he does. Every display I’ve had him calibrate, especially my projector, has elicited wows from friends and family. More recently, a digital artist friend apologized to me after we watched a movie together. “I thought it’d be like what other people call ‘home theaters’ – you really do care about accurate colors, don’t you? I’m sorry that I expected less.” Sometimes, it seems, guests are eager to speak for the results, too.

-Geoff S., TX Seperator

Jeff Meier calibrated my Panasonic 65VT25 on Thursday night and all I can say is…WOW!!! Great guy, EXTREMELY knowledgeable, willing to explain everything to you, and does an EXCELLENT job. He even found issues with three of my Axiom speakers (which I am sending back to have repaired under warranty). Jeff is phenomenal at what he does!!!

The picture on my 65VT25 is the best I ever seen on it (2D and 3D)…He is HIGHLY recommended!!! Worth every penny!!! – Matt, AL

Seperator

Jeff Meier calibrated my Sony 1000es 4k projector with great results. He also gave me excellent advice during an extensive theater renovation. A true professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended! G-Rex (AVS Forum)

Seperator

Jeff Meier has calibrated 2 of my systems (both video and audio). The results in both systems exceeded my expectations! He also helped me select the right audio gear for my basement system.

Last year, I did my first ever audio upgrade in a car-navigation head unit, component speakers in the front, coax in the rear deck, small sub in the trunk, and a 5 channel amp. The system sounded “okay,” but I thought it had potential for more.

I sent Jeff an e-mail and asked him if he’d be willing to hear it when coming through on his tour (I didn’t know if this is something he would do). He said sure, he would have a listen.

We met a month later and he used his gear and ears to dial in the EQ, distance delays, etc. and now my system sounds AWESOME! – Don, IL

Seperator

I had Jeff Meier of AccuCal do an audio and video calibration of my system, and the system’s performance is now jaw dropping. Not that it wasn’t nice before, but it is amazing the difference a good calibration makes. Jeff dialed in the colors on the Lumis perfectly (prior to calibration, skin tones had a major drift towards green and blue, and grayscale had really drifted towards green), and it is stunning what perfect color looks like on this rig. He also tweaked the light output a bit as my lamp has lost about 50% of its lumens as it has accumulated hours. The sequential contrast measurement of the system was close to 38000:1, which is outstanding for a projector of this brightness and actually better than what Sim2 specs the Lumis.

This projector is just unbelievable and worth every penny, IMHO.

Jeff also did some audio tweaking with the Classe SSP-800’s parametric EQ and adjusting the subs, and got my room response much flatter. I was running the subs much hotter than they should have before, and there were a number of peaks and valleys in the 100-300 Hz range. With the EQ and adjusting the subs output, he was able to get the room sounding terrific.
I enjoyed my room before, but man, the audio/video experience in it now is just mind-blowing. Again, if you guys ever need a calibration (and I would highly recommend it for anyone with reasonably good equipment, and definitely for anyone with a front projector), I would strongly recommend you contact Jeff for a calibration. You will not find a better, more professional/knowledgeable, or nicer tech to tweak your system. I think a couple of other users here have used him and similarly raved. – Brain Sturgeon (blu-ray.com moderator)

Seperator

“In December 2010, I had the pleasure of having Jeff Meier calibrate my JVC RS20 projector, and the results were superior (as you might expect, given the many glowing reviews you’ve read). But what was unexpected was Mr. Meier’s reaction when he learned that my projector required factory repairs a mere two weeks later, which consequently changed the Gamma, Color Temp, and CMS—–he said he would return and recalibrate the projector at no charge!

Even though he had no other business in my area, Mr. Meier made a special stop during his next southwest tour and spent more than three hours making my projector again look the best that it can be. When’s the last time you encountered someone like that?” – Steven K., TX

Seperator

Jeff has visited my home to calibrate multiple displays. His knowledge and professionalism is top notch. I highly recommended Jeff to anyone that truly wants to get the most out of their high end equipment.

Jason Sharpe – Leroy, IL

Seperator

Jeff Meier (umr) at AccuCal is an ISF magician. He has taken my video to the next level – one of the most breathtakingly glorious pictures I have ever seen. It beats my calibrated Pioneer Elite. It beats the Sim2 Lumis I demoed. It is absolutely stunning and transfixing. This is due in no small part to Jeff’s exhaustive work last night, tweaking the grayscale and color to perfection.

It is also due to the fact that my RS-20 is apparently a “Royal Flush” of a projector (thanks Alan!) – possibly the sharpest 3-chipper Jeff’s seen (DLP included), outstanding uniformity, and nearly 50,000:1 on/off contrast with the iris fully open, the highest he’s measured. I have seen a number of RS-20’s over the past year and none have blown my socks off. This time it was different. My jaw was on the floor with my blown-off socks. If this is what the RS-35 is capable of, then we are in for a real treat. Jeff is now considering an RS-35 for himself after seeing my unit.

I’ve had calibrations done on numerous displays in the past, but Jeff’s work is singular. Alongside his extensive experience and knowledge, he packs a $25,000 spectroradiometer. He is extreme. He is thorough. No wonder major Hollywood studios and post-production houses go to him. If you want to tap into the full potential of your projector and experience all its glory, you owe it to yourself to let Jeff at it. – Peter Chang (IMAX Cinematographer)

Seperator

I had my RS20 calibrated by Jeff Meier (umr) yesterday. It was well worth it. My RS20 never looked better. Everything is improved and I never thought it could look this good. Jeff also went over my audio and found a bad tweeter in my center channel. He left instructions for me on how to calibrate it back into my system once I have it repaired. Jeff really knows what he’s doing and works miracles. He wouldn’t leave until everything was operating top notch and I was fully satisfied. He spent 7 hrs. perfecting everything and it shows. I highly recommend Jeff for any system.- Ken Smith

Seperator

Jeff visited my home to calibrate my Lumis this Sunday. Once he is done, Its like I have a brand new projector…..

I now have the projector set up such that the picture is the way it should be.
The calibration was fantastic and Jeff and some neat gizmos to do the calibration, for example a 24000 dollar Photo research Rig. He is very professional and really knows his stuff.

I have requested Jeff to visit me every time he is in Houston. – Ash Sharma

Seperator

I would go with Jeff Meier. He comes to CA every now and then. He has written his own software program. Jeff did the most amazing job on my Lumis. I had it calibrated before by a top notch guy and it look great but I wanted to see if Jeff could make it better. He did! Very underpriced too IMO.- Jeffmac

Seperator

I have used AccuCal (Jeff) to calibrate two displays: a Sony 34″ HD CRT some years ago and a Pioneer Elite 150 plasma this week. Jeff has the correct (read “high precision, high cost”) tools to measure and allow adjustment for all the items of concern: color (primaries and secondaries), grey scale, gamma, etc. Jeff has a robust business and sees many, many types of displays. Thus he not only has the benefit of knowing how to use these tools but in my case was very familiar with my display and as such could efficiently find out what needed to be adjusted and then made the necessary adjustments. The changes he made for me were large and positive. For example, I watch a lot of DVDs (SD and HD) that have low light scenes and the benefit of the changes he made was instantly recognizable. I can now see color and detail in scenes that just wasn’t there before Jeff’s changes. (An example is the hair covering professor McGonagall wears under her cap in the welcoming scene early in HP movie #1. It is a very small detail but after watching this movie numerous times this is the first time I could see the covering, its pattern, and the colors making up the pattern.) These low light differences coupled with changes to overall color and sharpness brought out, in my opinion, what this plasma is capable of and made the total viewing experience look right; hard to communicate what “right” means but you know it once you are able to see it.

I also asked Jeff to take a “listen” to my audio system since I thought it just didn’t sound right. Once again, because Jeff had the tools and the knowledge, he was able to fix a major low bass issue, a reverse polarity problem in my subs, eq for the entire system, and total sound level per speaker. I had attempted these fixes myself since my receiver and subs have built in test tones and self-calibration capabilities but I knew things weren’t right and I couldn’t take it any further. What’s nice about the way Jeff works is you can graphically see the audio issues and how they are being corrected in real time. You can certainly hear the difference once he is done and, similar to the video corrections, the audio changes for my system were large and positive.

Although Jeff is very efficient, it is clear he loves what he is doing. This translates to not only taking the time to get the job done correctly but also to being more than happy to interact with the customer and share his thoughts on what he is doing. He is very clear about ensuring his calibrations are to “standard”; however, he also understands that there is such a thing as personal taste. He will demonstrate to the customer where personal taste is a good thing and where it may not be such a good thing but he is very willing to work with the customer.

Without hesitation I would use AccuCal and Jeff again and recommend him to anyone looking for audio and video calibration services. – JT Houston, TX

Seperator

I had Jeff do my upstairs system (PRO-FHD1) last year and my downstairs system (PRO-150FD) last week. He also calibrated both associated audio systems. Highly recommended. – JFR0317 AVS Forum

Seperator

“After waiting months to get on his schedule, I finally had my AV system calibrated by W. Jeff Meier of AccuCal last Thursday. This is a report on the improvements to my system (to both video and audio) that were wrought by his deft touch.

To start off, my AV setup consists of:

Display
Sony SXRD 70″ 1080p television

Audio
Anthem AVM50 pre-amp/processor/video-scaler
Bryston 9BSST amplifier

Speakers
5 channels (Definitive Technology)

Mains – BP7000SC (w/ built-in powered subwoofers)
Center – CLR3000 (w/ built-in powered subwoofers)
Surrounds – BPVX/P (w/ built-in powered subwoofers)

Outboard Subwoofer
Velodyne DD-18

Components
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-Ray Player
DirecTV HD20-700 DVR
Oppo 970HD DVD Player
XBox 360
Nintendo Wii

Improvements to video –
I had plenty of time prior to Jeff’s arrival to tweak the settings of both my TV as well as the video processor in my Anthem AVM-50. I bought the Avia calibration disc, followed this and other threads closely, faithfully implemented the recommended settings and thought I achieved a pretty good picture. Was I EVER wrong? With a critical eye, Jeff was able to achieve a dramatically better picture consistently across all my sources. He employed a variety of tools including professional equipment, custom software and access to service menus to achieve the optimum image – deeper blacks than I thought my TV was capable of delivering, an overall pop to the picture that is hard to explain (some called it a 3-D effect) and optimum colors.

I consider myself a fairly skilled person technically, but after watching Jeff’s work, I realized what I have been missing during my past attempts to tune my system. Obviously, I did not have access to all the high-end technical tools that Jeff has at his disposal. More importantly, I lacked the critical eye and an immense knowledge of the interplay of all the settings that make up an image. There is no way a typical consumer like me could attain this knowledge simply by reading technical material, or by purchasing a commercial calibration disc. There is no substitute to the professional experience that Jeff has had accumulated by tuning hundreds of systems in a variety of conditions. Remember, he is applying optimized solutions that he honed over years of working in this area. There is more art to this craft than science (it is at least 50% each).

Improvements to audio –
My system is more complex in the audio area than in the video area because of an acoustically challenging room, need to integrate an outboard subwoofer with the built-in subwoofers in Definitive Technology speakers and due to the general inflexibility to move speakers/subwoofer around to optimal locations. Even with all these limitations, what Jeff was able to achieve with my audio is nothing less than stunning. I have invested quite heavily into a reasonably high-end audio and I have been unhappy with the quality of sound and lack of integration prior to Jeff’s arrival. Jeff methodically worked the system until integration has been achieved between all the components and there is a true balance to the resulting sound. I have listened to high-end audio in dedicated home theaters in my friends’ houses, some ostensibly calibrated by professionals. Nowhere in a home setting did I hear the dramatic sound that I hear in my own system now. There is stunning detail to it, surround sound is truly enveloping, bass is all-encompassing, voices are crystal clear, I can go on and on.

I always knew that sound is at least as important, if not more important, to true home theater experience as video. Most people don’t realize it, but what draws you into the experience in a movie theater is mostly sound. Now I know that stunning realism could be achieved in a home setting – it does take somebody of Jeff’s caliber to achieve it. Tuning audio is not a trivial matter because as complex as video is, audio is inherently more complex to calibrate due to variables such as room acoustics, integration between components and speaker placement that come into play. It is indeed rare to find a calibrator such as Jeff that is equally adept at both audio and video.

Audio is almost an after thought to most people – I just wish that more people realize how big a difference that properly tuned audio can make to either a home theater or music listening experience. I am really beside myself at the sound quality of my system now and am dragging out old DVDs and CDs that I haven’t watched or heard in years just to hear the nuances of sound that I never heard before.

General –
Jeff is a consummate professional and would not rush the results. He took all day to calibrate my system with a scientific, methodical approach that only a trained engineer can bring to bear (there, a shout out to all the engineers on the forum).

Jeff’s pricing is very competitive and his fee is probably the most well spent ever as far as I am concerned. I would pay that much just for the knowledge I gained by picking his brains while he was working on my system. As I said before, he is a consummate professional and you will be richer for the experience at the end of the day.

I apologize that this post turned out to be a lot longer than I envisioned when I started writing it, but I wanted to convey the truly spectacular experience that a properly calibrated AV system could deliver in a home setting. Take it from me folks, you really don’t know what you have been missing until you have a professional of Jeff’s caliber tune your system. ” – venpra – AVS Forum

Seperator

“We recently had Jeff Meier ISF calibrate our A2000 to a stunning new level neither I or my wife thought possible with this model. The improvement in picture quality was dramatic and has to be seen to be believed. The overall clarity, detail, focus, and color balance were greatly improved giving the picture a more three dimensional appearance. Black level and shading is also better. Facial tones post calibration were also significantly improved giving them or more natural look and texture. With good source material Jeff was able also able to eliminate “the green tinge to face” issue that has plagued my A2000 which neither I, the 2 Sony techs that looked at my set, or 2 other ISF calibrators were successful at doing. The other calibrators concluded that my A2000 had a decoding error which was the cause of the green artifact. Jeff did find that my A2000 had a green push before his calibration but with his custom software and talent he was able to fix that without upsetting the color balance. The green tint still does manifest itself sometimes on TV broadcasts but is probably the fault of the source in most instances. I have not seen any green artifacts on any of my DVDs that I have viewed so far. In fact Standard Definition DVDs are improved giving the best ones an almost HD quality look that I describe above. The picture on DVD is so much cleaner looking too. One of Jeff’s tricks is to eliminate noise without sacrificing detail. In fact, shading and detail are better now post calibration.

Jeff was also going to do a full calibration of my audio but found that my old M&K sub woofer is defective so he only did a partial audio calibration which did improve the balance and tonal quality of the sound from my THX Atlantic Technology surround speaker system. He made some excellent suggestions for a replacement subwoofer and a new receiver too. I will have him come back for a full audio calibration on his next tour to our area. Can’t wait!

After having work done by several other ISF calibrators it is most apparent that Jeff has a special talent for ISF calibration and also knows the SXRD technology like the back of his hand. He is a really nice guy too and explained everything that he did in detail to me. If you considering ISF calibration, or even thinking about it, Jeff Meier is the one to do it. The improvement post calibration was worth every penny and then some. Even my wife is very impressed with what Jeff did to our A2000 and she normally she doesn’t care about these types of things so this is the highest compliment possible.” Bob – San Francisco

Seperator

“I also had Jeff calibrate my 70″ … and words cannot express how much more enjoyable it is to watch this set. … He will stay for as long as necessary to get it done right and in the process you will learn a lot about it. Jeff is a very interesting and intelligent guy. You’ll find your time spent with him is very captivating.
Get on his list and go for it. I waited a few months for him to come to my area and I’m glad I did.

We recently moved into this house and I decided to scrap my old audio system and start over. But, my family room is a bit of a challenge. 18′ x 17′ with tile floors, lots of windows, and a brick mantle. The Niche was just big enough for this 70″ beast and there was no place to put floor standers or on walls so I decided that I would go with Thiel in ceiling. Best speaker for in ceiling IMO. But, Jeff cautioned me on potential problems due to my room acoustics and suggested to forget the Niche and use a different wall that would allow me to get some floor standers. I never really considered that since I was trying to achieve a nice clean look (mostly for the wife). But, when I brought up Jeff’s suggestion (after all, he is the professional ), she agreed. Blew me away and I jumped on it before she could change her mind. So, I am on a mission now to find me some nice floor standing speakers. Looking at Dynaudio and Focal for now. I think I will be much happier in the end thanks to Jeff.

…he is a priceless resource when it comes to selecting new gear. He’s tested and heard almost everything. Great unbiased opinions. When I get my new gear I plan to have Jeff come back and calibrate the audio. I’m sure it will be well worth it.

Jeff has the eyes and ears to compliment his technical equipment. He goes beyond just interpreting charts and graphs. It’s his eyes and ears that help him excel beyond the abilities of most calibrators from what I read here and saw for myself. So, if you wonder what makes Jeff so special at what he does, it’s talent not just his tools. ” Kevin – San Diego

Seperator

“Simply put… I went from “this looks pretty good” to “WOW.. THIS is why I bought an HDTV”. No, it’s not quite as good as the higher end 1080p sets out by Samsung right now, but for the time at which I bought it (when the HLP’s first hit the scene)… this thing looks great! I can finally bust open about 20 DVDs I have been wanting to watch but putting off watching until I had my room calibrated. Jeff also did the basic audio calibration of my room and again, all I can say is “WHOA!” Watching the “echo dance” (at least I think that’s what it’s called) from “House of Flying Daggers” nearly made my heart stop. I’ve never heard an audio demo THAT good… and I’ve been to AES and NAMM plenty of times. To hear that on my Paradigm Reference speakers, HSU Sub and B&K AVR507… well… I was nearly speechless.

To sum it up calibration is TOTALLY worth it when done correctly. The fact that Jeff was a joy to have in my home and was of like minds in being an A/V enthusiast was just icing on the cake. He ended up leaving around 5:30 that night… and I will definitely have him back if/when I end up with a front projector in the theater room.
Thank you, Jeff…. you took my room from being just a converted bedroom to a THEATER ROOM and for that, I can’t thank you enough!” Jeff – Missouri City

Seperator

“OK, I’ve been AccuCal’d…

As the turtles in Finding Nemo would say, “Totally awesome, duuuuuuuuuuude…”

Great job on the video and superb job on the audio…totally satisfied.

My bulb is indeed near the end of its life as confirmed by its low light output…we calibrated using the old bulb based on Jeff’s (ed.) opinion that it shouldn’t make much of a difference when I put the new bulb in. Left some suggestions regarding settings to change once the new bulb goes in.

I actually had the reverse reaction than what I was expecting…I thought the picture would be darker than I was accustomed to after calibration but the reverse happened (probably b/c of the low light output of my geriatric bulb.

According to Jeff (ed.), my grayscale default was very accurate right out of the box, but my gamma was off…which he adjusted. a good test for me was a scene in u-571 when the sub is descending in a depth charge scene to collapse depth, and beyond. previously i was able to see false contouring/banding…it is no longer there.

I’ve never had a set calibrated before, but it was clear that Jeff (ed.) goes above and beyond the call of duty and his depth of knowledge and understanding of the technologies involved is quite impressive…no, he didn’t give me a discount for making such a statement…” BenDover – AVS Forum

Seperator

“….I have been getting my displays ISF calibrated for nearly ten years now. In that time I’ve used 3 or 4 techs, and have also taken the ISF training course at Runco HQ in Hayward.

Jeff is — far and away — the best ISF-tech I’ve ever dealt with. He has superb technical knowledge of both the sets he works on and the computer software he writes to help him optimize his calibration technique. Above all else he is a genuinely nice guy who is extremely easy to work with, one who’s never heard the term “prima donna”. A lot of these guys think they’re doing you a favor; Jeff always treats you as a valued client. …” brt3 – AVS Forum

Seperator

Last night UMR (Jeff Meier at Accucal) calibrated my new 70XBR2, and there is a dramatic improvement in picture quality. Pre calibration, it was the typical Sony blooming reds and ruddy skin tones; and that bright slightly unnatural shade of green in every foliage image. Beyond the color issues the image was over-sharpened and somewhat blocky looking. Even in HD, faces looked sort of flat and clay-like. UMR brought in his equipment, his patient systematic analysis of each input, and his artist’s eye — and the results of the calibration are phenomenal. I’ve owned a succession of Sonys, and I’ve never seen such accurate, natural skin tones. There is now a smooth, luminous, three-dimensional quality to the image that is reminiscent of the best plasma displays. Black is very black and the dark portions of the images are noise-free and full of visible detail. Every substance and texture — wood, leather, fabric, food – looks just as it does in life. I’m in heaven — this is truly Christmas in November.

There is no doubt that UMR is the Stradivarius of Sony calibration and if you can get him to calibrate your display, do it. He understands these displays at the molecular level and he willingly answered every question I had. For someone like me who has spent hundreds of hours on the Internet researching every aspect of these displays — it’s totally amazing to have a super talented and knowledgeable expert with extensive hands-on experience with all the major brands and models tell you everything you ever wanted to know. I was thrilled to learn that he genuinely likes the 70XBR2 and thinks that it is an excellent product. After he calibrated my display, he brought out his reference DVDs: Charlotte Gray, Toy Story; and the HD-DVD of Phantom of the Opera. He pointed out several aspects in which the image produced by my 70XBR2 is superior to the Qualia. And he should know: he has calibrated more Qualias than anyone else.

The pre-calibration settings on my display were out of the box. (The set was delivered on Friday; I turned it on and left it on all weekend and didn’t tweak. I was extremely lucky to get an appointment with Jeff on Tuesday) I’ve promised not to divulge Jeff’s proprietary settings, but I will say that he had to realign the panels and remedy a significant blue shift. One aspect of the calibration process that I found really interesting is that many of the correct settings are completely counterintuitive. When he gave me the printout for my three inputs:Toshiba HD-A1 DVD player, Denon 3910 DVD player, and DirectTV H20, I was really surprised by the numerical and qualitative choices he had made. There is no way I would ever have reached those settings using a subjective tweaking process. However, the bottom line is that the display looks absolutely stunning. After he left, I stayed awake all night watching my favorite old DVDs and enjoying details I’ve never seen before.

Jeff also calibrated my surround sound system and the improvement there is even more dramatic. My audio equipment is old, mid-priced stuff and and he was able to give me specific recommendations for new components that will update and improve audio performance without having to replace the entire system. In my opinion the best accessory you can buy for your XBR2 is a good professional calibration — and UMR (if you can get him) is the true master of the art.” MsVana – AVS Forum

Seperator

“…I’m really shocked how much of a difference hitting D6500 can make. Jeff (ed.) had a ton of before and after graphs that he walked me through while working. The whole time he explained what he was doing and walked me through the graphs. My set was much worse to start with then I could have thought, but ended up tracking just about perfect.

After that he spent about an hour on my audio. I had thought it might be a waste because of the room the equipment was in, but that turned out to be quite the opposite. I had always liked my setup, but it never had the punch I thought it would. Jeff (ed.) stabilized my levels and got the sub to respond properly as it had a lot of drop-off before. Listening to Toy Story 2 before and after was sweet. It sounded like the setup that my local tweeter had with much bigger speakers.

He left with me being so much more impressed by my setup. It was more then worth the money as he was hear for about 5 hours. I am quite happy with the results and although I hope I don’t lose my will power and splurge on more electronics for awhile I will definitely get Jeff (ed.) to come back if I do.” drhill – AVS Forum

Seperator

“I sympathize! I treated my room extensively prior to moving in based on nothing more than faith based on what I read in this and other forums. (Broadband bass traps on every wall juncture that I could, absorbers at first reflection points, and diffusion at second reflection points and on rear wall.)

I also used TrueRTA and Room EQ Wizzard pretty extensively. Played with locations of subs, phase between units, etc. etc. etc.

Easily spent over 100 hours on this.

Last weekend I had Jeff Meier of AccuCal (a professional audio and video calibration guy out of Houston) come to my home. He got far more done in that half day than I ever would have. He moved the subs around, we moved a small sub I had in another room into the theater, he moved the mains and toed them in differently, and then he dialed in some PEQ. The difference was staggering: far better imaging, tone much better, and far less boomy. (I learned a lot in the process.) It was, easily, worth the cash.
…” – Brucemck2 AVS Forum

Seperator

” Jeff from AccuCal in Texas was up here in Ct. on one of his calibration tours. He worked on my Qualia 006 TV as well as my Denon 4806 hooked up to my Klipsch 7.2 Ultra2 speakers.

I know very little about audio so I can’t add too much but I will tell you the little I did get from him.

He said that the Audyssey I originally used was pretty decent. Because he could not fully adjust this program he used his advanced equipment to manually set everything.

He set the speakers to small and the crossovers to 80hz. He then dialed in the center channel and bass first. Then he worked on the other fronts and surrounds.

I noticed two very nice results. My center channel (dialogue mostly) was no longer getting lost in the effect sounds coming from the other fronts. Secondly, the side surrounds are much more prominent creating a much improved sound stage.

Of course my bass had dropped out quite a bit when using Audyssey and now the full punch is back.

He is a class act and a great guy to boot. My Q looks amazing too.

If you are fortunate to get this guy to visit you, you will not be disappointed!!!” RonB63 – AVS Forum

Seperator

“Jeff visited my Qualia today……..

I’m a very happy camper. I have had TV’s ISF’d in the past and nothing compared to what he did today. Not only does the video look great, but the audio is much better.

Well worth the time and money.

Without a doubt, if he is in your area let him do his magic.

Thanks Jeff!” bitzerj – AVS Forum

Seperator

“I had Jeff (ed.) calibrate my Sony 50″ XBR1 SXRD along with my audio set-up that I thought sounded quite good after auto set-up and Audyssey EQ engaged on my Denon AVR-3806. Jeff (ed.) played a movie clip from House Of Flying Daggers at near reference level. The bass was very overpowering and no sense of a linear sound field. It took him 3hrs to bring my audio system up to superior performance, something my Audyssey wasn’t doing. He manually EQ’ed all my speakers, set crossovers for all speakers using sophisticated test equipment and software programs, plus distances and levels. We played House Of Flying Daggers again and it blew me away. The soundstage was incredible, dialog and effects from my mains & center speaker sounded very real with awesome dynamics and low level detail. The biggest difference was my LFE channel, finally set with a proper crossover and volume. The soundstage is seamless with no gaps between channels, Jeff (ed.) produced a convincing 360 degree sound field in my living room. Audyssey room-eq is now off on my 3806 and will never again be engaged. I feel that I have a truly reference rig now that Jeff (ed.) has done his magic. ” ThePrisoner – AVS Forum

Seperator

“…My first impression of Jeff (ed.) was, wow, this guy’s got a ton of equipment! 3 or 4 satchels full of “stuff”. LOL. Letting someone into my home that I never met, that’s from TX, to work on my TV took a leap of faith because I was thinking if he **** (ed.) the TV he’s gone, never to be seen again and I’m SOL with the tv and set back a few hundred bucks as well! Especially since I’m clueless about the technical aspects of the calibration. Jeff (ed.) dispelled my fears within 5 minutes. He works with a high degree of integrity and is a perfectionist. That perfectionism paid off. WOW! The set is awesome now! What a difference setting up this tv correctly makes….

Dvd’s are now spectacular, watched Two Brothers last night and the color and detail of the tigers is just amazing! HD is spectacular! Had some friends over last night and they couldn’t stop saying WOW! Had a bball game on from ESPN HD and my one buddy commented that that he doesn’t watch bball but, would watch it on this set just because it looked so good. Then I switched to a DVD with an explosion scene and my other friend mentioned that it seemed like the fireball was jumping out at him LOL. I would recommend anyone with this set to get it calibrated, worth every penny….

As far as the audio cal, I wasn’t so enthusiastic. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Jeff (ed.) spent a significant amount of time adjusting the speaker levels and sub. What I thought was a decent sounding system using the Yamaha YPAO is now outstanding. I couldn’t believe the difference. The 2500 gives a lot of room to adjust the speaker levels manually, which Jeff (ed.) took full advantage and those adjustments paid huge dividends with my system. The sound from movies coming from HBO, Cinemax etc. were mediocre at best pre-cal, now the audio is phenomenal. Audio was always pretty decent with dvd’s before the cal and now I can hear sounds coming from my surrounds that I didn’t have before (my dogs even notice it, LOL). What a huge difference having the sub set correctly as well. The audio and video from Cheryl Crow, Papa Roach and The Mavericks from my dvr are just a pleasure to watch and listen to. Cd’s are awesome as well. No more audio calibration skepticism from me.

Anyone looking to have this set (JVC D-ILA) and their audio calibrated (don’t down play the audio cal, huge difference), I highly recommend Jeff (ed.). He explains everything as he’s going thru the calibration and welcomes questions in the process. It’s a pleasure knowing that there are people out there working with a high degree of knowledge, skill and integrity.” bluevelvet86 – AVS Forum

Seperator

“What the calibration did for me, in a nutshell, was correct my system in ways I never imagined, nor could I have ever pulled off on my own. I compare video settings I used to use to my calibrating settings, and everything starts making sense. Even in dark scenes, objects are now properly shaded and colored. Details come through in the dark grays and blacks. Bright scenes no longer wash out. In one very pictorial scene, the blues of the water, the greens of the grass, the yellows of the hay, the reds of the fire, and the whites of the sky, all come through gloriously. Now I switch back to my old settings, and the difference is even more apparent; even to my gf.

Sound wise, I knew there were areas that my system was lacking. But I didn’t know what exactly, and I didn’t know how to fix them? A thorough audio diagnostic illuminated my system’s weak points, and how they can be fixed. Where I thought I was happy before with my 7.1 speakers, I am now blown away and have nothing to linger on or complain about performance wise.

Overall, it made such an important improvement, that whenever considering my A/V budget in the future, it will always include a calibration as well. The next time I setup any type of home theater or media center for myself, I’d rather lower the value of some of my equipment to compensate for a proper professional calibration, than not get one at all.” Final Heaven – AVS Forum

Seperator

“Jeff Meier, calibrated my Bravia yesterday….Anyway, the biggest problem I had was flesh tones that ran to orange/red. I couldn’t correct it, but Jeff (ed.) did. The flesh tones now look great, no more reaching for the remote to put a band aid on it. Jeff (ed.) told me my pre-calibration contrast ratio was 281 to 1, now he measured it at 1221 to 1. The blacks are much better now. In addition, how he did this I don’t know, the shadow detail is better as well. When I watched 4×3 material before Jeff (ed.) the black side bars looked a little bluish/charcoal, now are a very dark charcoal. They are still not jet black, like the bezel, but much closer to true black

…. In my big home theater room he said he could improve my sound performance. … He brought some very high tech equipment and made some major changes to the EQ I was using. I complained to Jeff (ed.) about unclear dialog and the lack of directional impact on the surrounds. My original EQ was set by use of the Pioneer Elite’s (VSX 49TX) built in set up system with it’s supplied microphone. Jeff (ed.) found a substantial drop off in the frequency response of the center channel speaker in the 500-1500 hz range. Right where lots of the human voice is. … If you have your set done, having him do the audio as well is well worth the reasonable cost.” egrady – AVS Forum

Seperator

“The set is wonderful. Thanks for the advice you gave us and the time you took to get the set calibrated properly. After watching you with the set up the SXRD, I changed a few things upstairs on my older 50. You identified a few things in my set up that were not optimal. I had made the same (or similar mistakes) upstairs. A few changes and I was able to get a much better picture…. You have done a great job for us on both sets.” – Bob H. Sony XBR1

Seperator

“Jeff (ed.) calibrated my 006 Monday. He made a great set even greater. I really appreciate Jeff’s professionalism and amazing knowledge of the process of calibration.
I definitely thought it was worth the expense. We all have a lot of money tied up in our equipment. I’m the type of person that needs to know that everything is working at it’s peak performance.(Audio/Video)

I was there for the calibration. Although much of what Jeff (ed.) did(Audio/Video)was above my knowledge, it was enjoyable to learn more about my System. Plus Jeff (ed.) is a neat guy and enjoyable to talk to.

I have a Denon 3910 DVD player and I have satellite.

Jeff (ed.) changed my DVD hook up into the 006 from HDMI to Component and set the DVD to 480i to allow the 006 to up convert to 1080i. This improved the picture noticeably.” TANKFULL – AVS Forum

Seperator

“I am even more happy than I was at the beginning! My HT was finally finished a couple of days ago. I had Jeff (ed.) from AccuCal throw down an ISF calibration on my H78 last night. The results are nothing short of spectacular. This PJ has got some major CR as well, measured at 2314 pre-calibration. The gamma needed the most work, it was a bit off. It looks unfreaking believable at this point. I’m using a 118″ Screen Innovations 1.3 Theater Reference screen. Sources are a Pioneer DV-59AVI, Panasonic DVD-S97, Dish DVR-942, & Xbox. Big props to Jeff (ed.) & Optoma, highly recommended…” Patrick TX – AVS Forum

Seperator

“My best guess is that I was about 75-80% there, he took it to 98-99%. Also he fine tuned my audio 7.1 and it sounds as good as the 006 looks.” Neo2005 – AVS Forum

Seperator

“I own the HL-S5687W and I must say that after Jeff did his magic I would put this set against any on the market today. It was very good before, it is now exceptional!

The grey scale is much improved, and it really makes a huge difference in the color rendering of the set. He tweaked the primary and secondary colors to near perfection. The gamma, as shown above, is very good and much improved as well. I’m a CGI artist so colors are very important to me. Before the calibration there was definitely a blue push to set, even in movie mode. Now, the skin tones are dead on, greens are truly green and the blues a now under control and look wonderful.

The blacks are the best part. I thought they were very good before the calibration. Now, the amount of detail is truly amazing. I’ve never seen this level of detail on any other set.

This was my first professional calibration and I expected some improvement but I never expected what I see now. The difference is hard to believe and shows that this set is capable of so much more when setup by a pro such as Jeff.

He spent a fair amount of time on the set getting everything as close a possible and his dedication to perfection is inspiring and very much appreciated. I really enjoyed the experience and Jeff is a true professional and a heck of a nice guy as well.

If your on the fence about getting the HL-S’s calibrated, don’t be. It is worth every penny, and like me, you will not believe the difference!…

…The set was very good, as everyone knows, before calibration. But, after calibration it’s like seeing a whole new set. I highly recommend getting a calibration if you want to get to the next level in quality and Jeff is the man to get it there. I’m very, very pleased with the results!!” – trgraphics – AVS Forum