Podcast 113: Kevin Miller

ISF video calibrator Kevin Miller talks about the Eighth Annual Flat Panel Shootout held at Value Electronics in Scarsdale, New York, where some 70 participants rated six high-end flat panels—the LG 60PM9700, Panasonic TC-P65VT50, and Samsung PN64E8000 plasmas as well as the Panasonic TC-L47WT50, Samsung UN60ES8000, and Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD LED-LCD TVs—after they were all calibrated as close to correct as possible. Which one came out on top? Find out here.

Run Time: 56:10

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Kevin Miller is the owner of ISFTV, a display-product development consulting company to the industry's leading television and video-source manufacturers. ISFTV has also been providing professional calibration services since the inception of the Imaging Science Foundation in early 1994. Kevin Miller is also the Co-Founder of TweakTV, an online publication dedicated to informing consumers about the latest developments in HDTV and providing in depth technical reviews of the latest HDTVs.

Kevin started in the audio/video industry in the late 1980s as the managing editor and later the publisher of The Perfect Vision magazine. As the publisher of TPV, he introduced the concept of TV calibration after discovering that other publications were making mistakes on LaserDisc transfer quality, because their TVs were not calibrated. Under his direction, calibration became part of the process of reviewing both software and TVs, a process that is now used by all home-theater related publications. This quickly put TPV on the map as the technical authority in video in the publishing industry.

From 1994 to 1997, Kevin was a partner in Total Media Systems, a home-theater custom-installation business in New York. He then took a position as the Marketing Director for Runco International from May 1997 to April 1999, which afforded him extensive training and experience in front-projection setup.

From 1999 to 2001, Kevin was the editorial director for video at the now-defunct consumer-electronics Internet giant, etown.com. Until the fall of 2009, Kevin was a senior editor at CNET, writing in-depth technical reviews of flat-panel TVs and front-projection systems.

Kevin is a charter member of the Imaging Science Foundation and has been an instructor of the ISF seminars since 2001, currently also teaching Level II ISF courses.

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aleksandr's picture

Is the VT50 better than 9G KURO?

Scott Wilkinson's picture
Tom Norton is about to begin his review of the VT50, and he has it sitting next to his 9G Kuro, so he will definitely do a direct comparison of the two.
Jarod's picture

Every year I look forward to the flat-panel shootout at Value Electronics so it was great to see Kevin Miller on the show! The shootout is always the real deal and Robert and the gang are some of the nicest A/V folks around and I have enjoyed doing business with them. Can't wait for Tom's VT50 review!