Professional TV Calibration Service (ISF Calibration)
tvCalibration is a leading provider of professional ISF calibration services for OLED, QLED, LED televisions and digital projectors throughout the UK mainland.
If you have invested in a new display for your home cinema, bear in mind that the final link in the chain between content producer and viewer is to calibrate your TV.
The importance of this fundamental step is frequently misunderstood or dismissed as superfluous by retailers and manufacturers alike in their combined efforts to sell a new TV. Yet without calibrating your TV for the best picture, image fidelity or faithfulness to the original production is lost.
ISF-Certified Calibration Process Overview
Have you ever noticed how all the television pictures in large electrical retailers seem to vary substantially in colour and quality, even though they are displaying the same channel? They are normally designed by their manufacturers to render an attractive image under retail lighting conditions and to stand out from the competition. How do you know which, if any, are accurate? A “Shop” picture mode will frequently use an incorrect colour temperature, a lower than ideal black level (resulting in crushed shadow detail) and contrast “enhancers” to create an image that helps to sell the TV in a competitive market. These picture settings will hurt the dynamic range of the image, use an incorrect gamma, and ramp up the colours to neon levels.
Certain Blu-ray discs are readily available such as, Spears & Munsil and Digital Video Essentials, which contain test patterns and real-life material frequently used to adjust the standard controls of brightness, contrast, colour, and sharpness. Although users who are experienced with these calibration discs may well achieve some improvement, most people find the instructions difficult to follow and often struggle to set the controls correctly. Ultimately, they should not be regarded as a substitute for a professional calibration service, because white balance controls and colour management systems require accurate instruments to be set properly.
By using a Murideo SIX-G Ultra HD test pattern generator, a high-end Colorimetry Research CR-100 colorimeter combined with the class-leading CalMAN video calibration software to perform a comprehensive service, all picture modes (ISF Day, ISF night, HDR, Dolby Vision) will be optimally adjusted. You will experience an improvement in picture quality by seeing the image as the director intended, because your display will be calibrated to the same standards that were used in the video creation. Colours will be more natural, and detail will be present that might otherwise have been lost. Most importantly, you will know that your display is performing at its best for your viewing environment.
TVs (OLED, QLED, LED) – from £300
Projectors (DLP, LCD, LCOS) – from £300
UK Coverage Area
We offer a professional TV calibration service throughout all mainland UK areas including Central London, Greater London, the South West, the South East, the East of England, Wales, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and Scotland.