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Rick Radford

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Just when I think I'm doing something right, I find I need to go back to HT 101 and start all over.
How do you properly calibrate video with Avia/VE? Do you only calibrate for DVD?
I figured you connect the DVD player (RP91 in my case) directly to the TV with component cables and go from there. I now find out that this connection bypasses the TV color decoder so I end up calibrating the DVD player's color decoder instead.
But if this is so, then why does the TV remote/video menu change anything? And where does that leave color settings for cable/vcr viewing?
I noticed my settings changed quite a bit on my JVC std def TV when I hooked it to the DVD player with S-video (so I could compare it to the new digital set connected via component cables). I ran Avia & VE and recalibrated both sets at the same time. I had PScan on (for component out).
I also noticed I had to turn off PS in order to see the blacker-than-black bar on the pluge test with VE... but not with Avia.. (if that matters).
sign me.. dazed and confused in HT dreamland..
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[Edited last by Rick Radford on October 14, 2001 at 07:12 AM]
 

Neil Joseph

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First off, if you watch your movies on DVD using the component hookup then calibrate for it. If you also have the s-video hookup then you can calibrate for that, assuming your TV has multiple settings. If your TV does have multiple settings, then keep a third setting for TV viewing. When I was using my TV as the main display, I only calibrated for the DVD (s-video) and I did not really care what the broadcast stations looked like, they vary from station to station anyway.
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Rick Radford

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I don't think I have multiple settings available on the TV.. at least I haven't noticed them.. yet.
It's interesting to note that the DVD decoder and the JVC analog set (S-vid) both have -15% green color decoders when calibrated. :/
I guess it's no big deal that I've been calibrating the DVD player this whole time all the while thinking it was the TV. I didn't think about all the stations broadcasting differently anyway.
Hmm. I don't know what either set would do with both component and S-vid connected at the same time. I don't recall a choice of in/out puts anywhere. Guess you just connect and calibrate one at at time.
Thanks.
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