Technical Overload? The Home Theatre Guru Can Help
face it. High-definition TVs, video projection systems and
surround-sound equipment are far more complicated to set up and operate
than most consumers realize. Terms like “LCD,” “plasma,” “Blu-ray” and
“projection” are confusing enough, but operating the equipment by using
numerous remote controls is chaos.
Even if you master the
terminology and read all the reviews online and in magazines, you
probably don’t understand that you cannot achieve theater-quality sound
and images at home, simply by selecting a system at a home-theater
store or from an online vendor.
If you want to see and hear what
the artist/producer/director intended — what they saw and heard in the
post-production studio — your HDTV or video projection system and the
connected Blu-ray player, DVD or other video sources must be calibrated
to industry standards. Your equipment also must function in concert
with the media room itself, just like in a movie theater or concert
hall. This includes your surround-sound (audio) system, keeping in mind
the fact that the room itself is one of the most critical components of
Control all your home theater equipment with just one smart remote, instead of juggling two, three or four.
“Thanks for all of your help
yesterday and for the info and links for the 'HD' equipment. You have
shown me well that there is much more to learn, and I think being
informed is the best way to get what you want without spending just
because a salesman said so. I must confess that I have fallen victim to
that process before. I am giving your card to two of my partners.
Again, thanks for your expertise, allowing us to interrupt you while
you work and your patient answers to our many questions.”
A.K. - Austin, TX
Calibrate, Calibrate, Calibrate
prices have dropped for high-end TVs, video-projection systems and
surround-sound equipment, consumers are buying more and more. In many
cases, retail store installation technicians are hard-pressed to do
much more than simply adjust your new equipment to “look and sound
Very few installers are trained or properly equipped to configure and calibrate home theater equipment to industry standards, as recommended by THX, the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), and the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA).
In contrast, Home Theatre Guru Sonny DiFranco
is certified by each of these organizations as someone with
professional-level knowledge who also has acquired the advanced
calibration gear necessary to obtain the best possible performance from
You May Not Even Know You Need a Guru
you have purchased your system already or are just starting the process,
Sonny is the expert choice to counsel you on selecting your equipment,
improve the results from your existing equipment, work with you to set
up your media room to enable the best theatre experience, and most
importantly calibrate your HDTV, video-projection and audio systems to
achieve the theater-quality pictures and sound you imagined. And you
can operate it all with the touch of one remote!
"I didn't realize how
over-exaggerated and shifted the colors of my new LCD monitor were
until calibrated by the Guru. He has the expertise and tools to
carefully dial in color balance, contrast and luminosity that I simply
couldn't get right on my own by 'eye-balling' the settings. My monitor
is now much more nicely balanced: whites are white, skin tones are
warm but not exaggerated, and the subtleties of the lighting and set
design in my favorite movies are much more appreciable. I'm ready to
have the Guru come calibrate my audio system next!"
C.M. - Austin, TX
Home Theatre Guru Serving Austin and Central Texas with Professional Home Audio/Video Calibration and Consulting Services for High-Definition Television, Video Projection and Sound Systems
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 2017 WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING VIDEO CALIBRATION SERVICES, though we do continue to offer our experience in A/V consulting, system setup work, and especially, audio calibration.
Services are available in the following areas:Cities: Austin, Bastrop, Buda, Cedar Park, Elgin, Fayetteville, Kyle, La Grange, Lakeway, Lockhart, Manor, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, Smithville, Tarrytown, Taylor, Westlake and West Lake Hills. Counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis, Williamson. Some locations may incur a travel/fuel surcharge. Please contact us for details.
Sonny DiFranco's Certifications and Licenses:
Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) - Certified Level II Audio Guru