Calibrating the display device in your Home Theatre system optimises your equipment to provide the highest possible level of performance and return on your investment. 

Why Calibrate?

Display devices in Home Theatre Systems are the last link in a carefully managed chain that begins on a Movie Set or TV Production studio. Directors and Cinematographers spend millions getting the ‘look' just right for their final content. Fortunately Movie and TV Production is engineered to standards for Chromaticity,Colour Temperature and Gamma. Unfortunately most consumer displays do not reproduce these standards well without individual adjustment to account for manufacturing variations and the characteristics of your source equipment.

Calibrating a display to these standards ensures you see exactly what the director intended. A calibrated display appears natural, lifelike and is ‘easy' to view. Most significantly, the natural appearance greatly improves the immersion effect that you strive for when purchasing a display for your Home Theatre System.
How is the Display Calibrated?
Display calibration requires specialised equipment. Using the highly regarded Milori Colorfacts Professional system teamed with the GretagMacbeth Spectroradiometer. The spectroradiometer is unique in this field as it is able to accurately calibrate displays of any technology. The instrument is designed for both direct measurements from the screen of a display or reflected light from a projector screen.

The basic process for display calibration involves the use of a colour sensor to measure directly from the screen of your display. Various Test Patterns are then shown on the display and adjustments are made in the User and Service Menus to adjust your display to match industry standards and provide the highest level of performance within the capabilities of your display. At the completion of the calibration, a report is created recording the final values and measured performance for your reference.

Calibration can also include adjustments to the focus, convergence, black level, gamma characteristics and other factors depending on the type of display.

Calibrations are performed by an experienced Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Certified calibrator who is also an Electronic Engineer who understands the technology behind your display.

  • Natural and lifelike image with accurate skin tones

  • Optimised Black level and Contrast Ratio

  • Reduced banding and noise in image

  • Longer life for Plasma, and CRT displays due to correct drive of the phosphors

  • Improved focus and Convergence for a sharper image


Contact Bill Mclean

1300 995 448