The home theatre calibration process brings your audio and/or video equipment closer to performance standards intended by the equipment manufacturer. The closer your equipment operates to these standards the better movies will sound and look. Equipment ranging in cost from modest through to professional will all benefit from calibration.

Video Calibration

When a display quality is not close to what the director intended when the movie was made, you will not be getting the full experience of the film. You are likely not to get the mood or time of day with a scene which is typically told with colour. Details near black will be lost. Proper display calibration requires instrumentation to measure colour and light output along with ultra-high quality reference video material in order to identify subtle but important errors. Without these tools and accurate images, it is impossible to have a properly calibrated display.

Typical “out of the box” display problems include:

  • poor colour accuracy.
  • “washed out” images.
  • dim images.
  • loss of detail near black.
  • low resolution.
  • poor motion resolution.
  • image banding.
  • Pixellation.

These errors are typically caused by the following:

  • poor factory display calibration.
  • problems with Blu-Ray, DVD players and sky box settings.
  • wrong video settings in receivers.
  • wrong settings in video processors.
  • poor setup tools used by the owner or installer.

A significantly improved level of video reproduction can be achieved in systems that are far from the most expensive when precision instruments are combined with reference standards to move the system closer to reference performance levels.

Fee for this service: CODE 4-C

Note: Video calibration can take up to 10hrs to achieve with some systems.

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