Michael Hamilton
Phoenix, Arizona – Video Installation And Calibration

The Real Picture is conducted by Michael Hamilton, based in Scottsdale, AZ. “ Coyotes” is my on-line identity on Home Theater Spot, Digital Film Forum, AVS, and Home Theater Forum.

Services offered: Full service calibrations on CRT, DLP, D-ILA, & LCD Front Projection systems, Rear Projection Televisions, CRT Direct View Televisions, and Plasma & LCD Flat Panel Monitors.

Custom Installation and System Consultation services available.
CRT Front projection brands include: Accurate Imaging, Barco, Crystal Image,
DWIN, ElectroHome, Madrigal, NEC, Runco, Seleco, Sony, Vidikron, and Zenith.

Michael Hamilton represents Runco International as the Southwest Regional Technical Representative, and provides active support for Accurate Imaging. The Real Picture is Arizona’s only authorized Runco warranty station, covering parts, repairs, remotes, and optional accessories. Expert Runco factory quality display set-up, calibration, and repair. Your Arizona connection to the Union City factory.

Calibration of most major brands of rear projection televisions including Mitsubishi, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba.
Due to the limited number of OEM Plasma manufacturers, calibration includes virtually every Plasma display available to the consumer.

HD / DVI Calibration Pattern Generator: [Sencore Enhanced] Quantum Data 802B generator with DVI-HDCP output capable of generating DVI Analog or Digital signals at resolutions from 480i through 1080P up to graphics grade, for DVI equipped display devices.

Legacy Display Pattern Generator: Quantum Data 801GX for Composite and S-VHS.
“ System-Throughput” Source Material: AVIA, Video Essentials, and Sound And Vision DVDs

Colorimetry Equipment: Progressive Labs CA-1 Cal-File Assisted Color Analyzer for CRT phosphors and calibration-library / radiospectrometer referenced display devices. D-ILA, Plasma, LCD, and DLP light sources, utilize the Progressive Labs CA-1E analyzer.

Optical Comparators: For Passive comparison, The Real Picture uses the original ISF comparator, with filters for multi-IRE use.
Active Optical Comparison employs a Sony Professional monitor, for comparison of program material as well as window patterns.

Originally ISF trained in 1994, Michael Hamilton has maintained ISF standards by assisting at West coast seminars and those held at CES.
Additional training includes 2003’s Joe Kane Productions Signal Path Seminar and Jim Burn’s Fixed Pixel Display seminar.

Calibration and Video Consulting has been a full time endeavor for Michael Hamilton since 1994. In addition, Michael is a National Hockey League Off Ice Official during regular season and playoff games in Phoenix, Arizona.

This form is for QUESTIONS ONLY. For booking, please go to the Book A Calibration page.

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