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#1 of 7 kpete

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Posted August 16 2012 - 12:28 AM

Does anybody know how I would Calibrate this TV. I just purchased it...

#2 of 7 Michael TLV

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Posted August 16 2012 - 05:11 AM

Greetings The set has all the usual user controls and basic grayscale controls . plenty calibrateable ... You can calibrate it using a test disc ...and following the instructions. DVE and spears and munsil are two discs that work. The Disney WOW disc is another. You can then go buy test equipment and software if you want to take it further. Or you can find a good professional calibrator to come over to do it for you and explain it all along the way. But the TV won't be calibrating itself. Regards
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Posted August 17 2012 - 03:07 AM

Thanks for the lead. Would you happen to have Specs. on this TV. where I can try to do it myself? Something that will get me close. (COLOR,BACKGROUND,ETC........) I really don't have money to have this done professionally

#4 of 7 schan1269

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Posted August 17 2012 - 03:09 AM

The only way to calibrate a TV on your own is with a disc. It wouldn't matter if I had "specs" on your TV or not. As my specs won't be your specs...as the specs are room specific. It is the same thing if we both had the exact same receiver and speakers. The "room eq" specs for my room would have no bearing on your room.

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Posted August 17 2012 - 03:15 AM

SO DOES THIS MEAN MY COMPUTER HAS TO HOOKED UP TO THE TV?

#6 of 7 Michael TLV

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Posted August 17 2012 - 05:30 AM

Greetings The AVSHD test disc is all of "FREE." If you can't afford that, then you really don't care about getting a better picture. Copying specs is like copying combination lock numbers ... let's see how helpful that is. regards
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#7 of 7 Jason Charlton

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Posted August 17 2012 - 05:55 AM

Netflix is another option. They have the DVD (non-HD) version of Avia II available for rental.


Finally, as a last-ditch stopgap measure, many of the animated Disney/Pixar DVDs include the "THX Optimizer" option from the main menu.  This includes some basic setup/calibration features, but will not be as accurate as a dedicated calibration disc that was specifically intended to be used for this purpose.  Still, it would be better than out of the box, or "by eye" calibration (which can't be done).


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