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Best Buy lies in their ad about what they will do with their calibration!

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Best Buy lies in their ad about what they will do with their calibration!
The ad that promotes Best Buy calibration here:
http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/en_US/images/abn/2008/tvv/pcon/BestBuy_HDTV_Calibration.pdf?h=4...
clearly states:
A calibration session
includes two inputs on
the set, so if you have a
DVD player and cable
box, for example, the
HDTV’s inputs will be
calibrated specifically
for the video output
from those two devices.
Calibration also
adjusts the sound levels
and positioning of the
speakers in a surroundsound setup, so your
entire home theater
will look and sound as
good as it can
The actual calibration you get is:
No Audio, just the picture!
The following are NOT included with this service:
Setup of audio or video components
You were warned!

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DarkWingDUCK wrote:
This is right, calibration does not include setting up of audio or video components.  A calibration tech will makes sure, for instance, your 5.1 system has the speakers in the correct position.  If your rear-left is in the front soundstage, that can be corrected on site.  Most of what they do on site is run the auto-calibration software on an AV receiver if it has not already been done.  Other than that, you can opt to pay up to $800 for a full-fledged ISF or THX calibration from an independent calibrator.  You get a very good value for the $199.
The service provides a "video" calibration, not audio.
Well in that website link I provided and in the "First Glimpse" magazine they give you at the store, page 17, says they offer more than what you said:
Calibration also adjusts the sound levels and positioning of the speakers in a surroundsound setup, so your entire home theater will look and sound as good as it can.