Anybody that says he's a newbie should REALLY buy AVIA as soon as he can. I got it yesterday and am astounded at the amount of information on it. It covers EVERYTHING, it's not just a manual for calibrating. It covers everything you wanted to know but felt it silly to ask. From what does a banana plug look like for speaker placement to polarizing to proper SPL use (I was using mine with the wrong settings) to how loud you should do your test calibration to perfect to speaker placement in small rooms to why you ned to be ULTRA careful with optical cables. I started to late last night and can't wait to get home tonight to finish the Audio section. I have not touched the Video yet.