ISF Professional TV Calibration Service
Our specialised and professional TV calibration service will get better images and more accurate colours from your new TV.
What Is TV Calibration?
TV calibration is the process of adjusting advanced picture settings on a TV, often beyond the user menu controls, to bring out the true potential of the screen.
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) will be lost.
Where Do We Come Into the Picture?
Our company offers a highly specialised and professional ISF calibration service across the UK to ensure that your OLED, QLED, or LED TV is calibrated correctly.
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
End 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 ISF Certified Calibration Service
To make 100% sure that all the different picture modes (ISF Night, ISF Day, Game, Dolby Vision, and HDR) are perfectly adjusted, we use reference-grade tools including a Colorimetry Research CR-250-RH spectroradiometer, 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 ISF certified 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 TV has been calibrated to the same standards 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.
We offer a comprehensive monitor calibration service for LCD and OLED reference monitors used by colourists, VFX artists, and editors in post-production facilities.
This process consists of either direct display adjustment or running an in-depth, volumetric cube profile to generate a 3D LUT for compatible hardware (FSI, EIZO, BenQ, etc.) or software (e.g. DaVinci Resolve).
Our company offers professional TV calibration services and monitor calibration services across the UK (London, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle, etc.), including Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, etc.) and Wales (Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, etc.).