What Is A Great Home Theatre Experience Worth to You?
Experts agree that calibration is one of the most effective and least expensive upgrades you can make to your system. We believe that this is closely followed by system automation and ease of use. Treat yourself and your family to an increased level of audio-video enjoyment and value soon! Our rates and fees follow. If you need more information, please give us a call. We'll be happy to answer your questions.
Video Calibration Services - Fees and Charges
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 2017 WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING VIDEO CALIBRATION SERVICES, though we do continue to offer our Basic Video Display Adjustment shown below, as well as our experience in A/V consulting, system setup work, and especially, audio calibration (see below).
HD Display Adjustment & Evaluation Service (not calibration, but the next best thing)
ISF/THX Display Calibration (please see notes below, and call with any questions)
THX Certification (Optional, includes certification letter, plaque, and Demo DVD)
Added to standard calibration fee
Additional on-site time and services may include: External Video Processor Installation and/or Calibration, Consulting, Interconnect Upgrades, Wire Management, etc. Additional services are charged at our standard hourly rate.
Per hour, charged in quarter-hour increments
Special Offers (Video)
Audio Calibration Services - Fees and Charges
TurboCal: Basic Audio Calibration & System Verification Package
Acoustic Design Review (ADR), includes detailed report
Acoustic Calibration Review (ACR) and Advanced Calibration Work
Please note: The ADR and ACR services both include valuable, multiple page reports, normally delivered to the client via email within five business days. In the case of the Acoustic Design Review (ADR), this report is included in the fee shown above.
Special Offers (Audio)
Calibration Tune-up for audio systems we’ve calibrated within the previous 24 months (assuming no major changes to system or room)
20% off the current standard, non-discounted calibration fees.
Combo Special: Combine our TurboCal service with an Acoustic Design Review (ADR) and save $150!
Additional Services, Consulting, Systems Integration and System Controller Programming:
For anything other than calibration services, with fees as noted above, there is a $180 (1.5 hour) minimum charge per on-site visit. Additional time spent beyond the initial hour is charged in quarter hour increments at our standard $120 hourly rate. State sales tax is collected when applicable, generally only on merchandise.
There is no additional travel surcharge for travel time to your home, for most locations in and around Austin, and as far east as Bastrop, Smithville and La Grange (within city limits). Travel charges, when applicable, are not discounted; only the Calibration Tune-up and Additional Calibration services themselves are discounted, as noted above. Please contact us for a no-obligation estimate of travel charges if you reside outside of our local area.
Off-site services — such as telephone or e-mail consultations, initial equipment setup and/or programming work (including off-site 'staging' of equipment prior to installation), research work, acoustical modeling, etc. — are billed at our standard off-site hourly rate of $99 per hour, and are charged in one-tenth of an hour increments (twenty minute minimum charge).
Telephone and e-mail consultations will incur a minimum charge of $34. Such consultations must be paid in advance or by credit card unless you are a client in good standing.
There is no charge for occasional consultations of five minutes or less — if I can help you that quickly, it's free!
Payment for Services and Credit Cards
In most cases, payment is due at the time services are rendered. Home Theatre Guru accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (AMEX), or payment in cash or by check.
Note: Projects involving sale of merchandise, or where work will occur in increments, over more than one day, will usually require a 60% down payment of the estimated total amount.
We Accept VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX
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