ISF Professional TV Calibration Service
The term ‘TV calibration’ refers to a professional service during which a television’s picture settings are adjusted in order to improve picture quality. Many people do not understand why calibration is so important, which is why even retailers often dismiss it as unnecessary when they sell a new television.
The reality is that without your display being calibrated for optimum picture quality, the ambience and colour of the original production (known as ‘image fidelity’ in the industry) might be lost.
Where Do We Come Into the Picture?
Our company offers a highly specialised and professional ISF calibration service to ensure that your OLED, QLED or LED TV is calibrated correctly. This service is available across the United Kingdom.
More Detail About Why You Should Calibrate
If you’ve ever visited a television showroom, you have probably noticed the substantial differences between the image and colour quality of the different sets, even if they are on the same channel and made by the same manufacturer.
The reason for this is that manufacturers often design their televisions to display a stunning picture under the lighting conditions one typically finds in a retail shop. The aim is of course to convince you to buy. But how can you know that when you get home the quality will be the same?
The ‘retail picture mode’ often does not use the right colour temperature. Contrast enhancers and a less than optimum black level might also result in reduced shadow detail. These ‘retail’ image settings will boost colours to near-neon levels, use the wrong gamma, and impair the picture’s dynamic range – all in an attempt to make you reach for your credit card.
Why Using a Calibration Disc Doesn’t Work
TV users often believe they can do a DIY calibration job with Blue-ray discs such as Digital Video Essentials and Spears & Munsil and get the same results. These discs use real-world material and test patterns to adjust your television’s colour, contrast, sharpness, and brightness.
While highly experienced users of these calibration discs might sometimes be able to achieve a certain amount of improvement in image quality, the majority of people find the instructions overly complicated, and they have a hard time setting the controls to the right levels. In the end, one should not regard a calibration disc as a substitute for using the services of an experienced and trained calibrator, because colour management systems and white balance controls can only be set to optimum levels with the help of highly accurate instruments.
Our Professional ISF Calibration Service
To make 100% sure that all the different picture modes (Game, ISF Night, ISF Day, Dolby Vision, and HDR) are perfectly adjusted, we use reference-grade tools including a Colorimetry Research CR-100 colorimeter and a Murideo SIX-G Ultra HD test-pattern generator. These are combined with state-of-the-art Calman Studio video calibration software.
The bottom line is that with our comprehensive in-home service you will enjoy an immediate improvement in image quality because you will see the picture the way the director originally intended – all because your television has been calibrated to standards that are very similar to those that were used during the original content creation process.
You will notice detail that might otherwise not have been visible, and colours will look much more natural. And at the end of the day, you will know that your television is performing at optimum levels for maximum viewing pleasure.
We charge as little as £300 to professionally calibrate a single TV. Discounts apply if you want more than one TV to be calibrated at the same premises on the same day. For more information, or to get a quote, just complete the short website form below.
- Greater London (including Central London).
- South West – Plymouth, Bristol, Swindon, etc.
- South East – Reading, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, etc.
- East of England – Luton, Peterborough, Norwich, etc.
- West Midlands – Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke, etc.
- East Midlands – Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, etc.
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- Wales – Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, etc.