¿What is the best DVD or CD to setup a HT?

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  1. Sandra B.

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    ¿What do you think is the best one? ¿Or do you think, as many of my friends, that are a "combination" of two of them to make the setup finest? I haven't tested one yet. :b
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Well the Avia DVD seems to be the best disk out for adjusting both the TV and the speaker levels.
    (And you need a SPL meter to do the speaker level adjustment.)
    If you have an external subwoofer and a equalizer and are trying to smooth out the room response, the Stryker Bass Test Disk is popular, or you can search for "NCH Tone" which is a small program that lets you create your own test tones.
    What disks do your friends recommend?
     
  3. Sandra B.

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    The Avia is the most used by my friends, other ones have one of Dolby Digital "The whole world is listening".
     
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    Video Essentials is another option (although I find Avia easier to navigate). The Stryke bass test CD can be found here.
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    I've used the Sound and Vision Home Theater Tune Up and a SPL meter with much success. It's also very inexpensive compared to Avia. I think it's $20 retail, i got it for $11 on ebay. It does a good job adjusting video (includes a blue filter), and is great for speaker balance, sub crossover, and phase adjustments. It also includes a collection of test tones, test paterns, and DD, DTS, and THX demos.
     

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