Avia

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ray Kammer, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Ray Kammer

    Ray Kammer Agent

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    Would it be wise to buy the Avia calibration disk on Ebay or is that too risky? I can get one for bout $25.00. Thanks,
     
  2. Lee Carbray

    Lee Carbray Second Unit

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    Is it new or used? Does the seller have good or bad feedback? I have gotten a couple items of Ebay and overall it was very good, but it all depends on the seller.
     
  3. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

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    Another risk is whether the Avia keepcase still contains the original 3 video calibration filters in blue, red and green. (These can be obtained after the fact, but at the price of hassle/time).

    For everyday user calibration (Contrast/Brightness/Tint-Hue/Sharpness/Color controls) one can just as well get the Sound&Vision Home Theatre Tune-Up disk (made by the Avia people) for $16 online; it uses one blue filter. It can be found at amazon.com, barnes&noble.com and elsewhere online.
     
  4. Aaron Whitaker

    Aaron Whitaker Stunt Coordinator

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    I hated S&V. It took too long to get to the test patterns. I like the menu system on Avia much better and with all 3 filters, I can calibrate my tv even better. With only one filter, I was calibrating to one color and the other colors would be off. With Avia I can get them all perfect but I can get to a happy medium where all the colors are close.

    As far as ordering off ebay, I do it all the time. As long as the disc isn't scratched and it contains all 3 filters, I'd do it. I ended up getting mine from amazon for about $36 I beleive. A worthy investment.
     
  5. Rick Faldo

    Rick Faldo Stunt Coordinator

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    Aaron:

    S & V also has a menue that makes calibration much faster.
    You don't need to watch and listen to those two people.
    Rick
     
  6. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Mash the menu button on the remote during the opening music of AVIA and you go straight to a menu from which you can select "advanced AVIA"--this takes you straight to the audio/video tests.
     
  7. Hank

    Hank Guest

    Go for it! IMO Avia is the best calibration disc out there. I use it way more than Video Essentials.
     
  8. Doug Smith

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    Does the Avia guide have 6.1 audio setup, or just 5.1?
     
  9. Hank

    Hank Guest

    5.1 surround tests only. The new VE disc will be 6.1/7.1 compatible.
     

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