What does it cost?
ISF provides a suggested rate schedule.
Direct view CRT:
Rear Projection (all types):
Front Projection (all types):
Direct view Plasma/LCD:
My rate structure
I have decided to simplify this considerably. I charge a flat rate of $300 for any one display, regardless of its type. This price includes unlimited inputs, but only 2 independent calibrations.
For example, once 1 HDMI input has been calibrated, I will copy those settings to all other HDMI/DVI inputs at no extra charge. However, calibration of a component input usually involves a separate calibration. So all digital inputs and a component input constitute 2 independent calibrations and is included in the price. Analog connections via component are becoming more and more uncommon (and unnecessary), so generally the number of inputs has no impact on the cost of the calibration.
Additional displays calibrated during the same visit are $150 each. Thus, you can have 2 displays fully calibrated for $450.
This is a flat rate regardless of whether the job requires 15 minutes or 6 hours to complete. There is no extra charge if I have to return to complete the job.
If you live inside my standard service radius of 40 miles, there is no charge for travel. This includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore and surrounding suburbs, and most of the Northern Virginia D.C. suburbs, Annapolis, and the Southern Maryland D.C. suburbs. If you live outside of this area there will be additional travel fee equal of $1.00 for every mile distant from Rockville, MD.
You may pay in advance with a credit card using my PayPal account (there is a 3% fee for this service) or by cash or check at the time I complete the work.
You will receive a full calibration report and receipt via e-mail within 24 hours.
Note: Calibrating a display is very detailed, time-consuming, and repetitive work. Expect the job to take 2-4 hours.