Calibrating a Toshiba 34HDX82

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Adam_X, May 26, 2003.

  1. Adam_X

    Adam_X Auditioning

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    so i've just joined the world of HDTV owners and i think this tv could stand a good, thorough calibration. the OTA picture is hard to take--digital cable slightly better, and dvds still better but most of it feels "off" for lack of a better word.

    i bought the AVIA disc and did the standard calibration, which helped, but the picture quality still bugs me.

    is it worth it to pay someone to come out and fool with the geometry, convergence, etc? there's a place not too far away that boasts ISF certification so it might be worth a shot--i just can't afford to pay someone to come out if the difference will be minimal.

    thanks for any advice,
    adam
     
  2. *Luke*

    *Luke* Agent

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    I've been looking for the same answer for a Sammy DLP. Was the Avia calibration pretty easy? Did it help at all?
     
  3. DarrenAlan

    DarrenAlan Stunt Coordinator

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    I think you'll find the difference to be pretty huge.

    I have a Panny 47WX49 that I calibrated with Video Essentials. Good picture, I was happy with it.

    Gregg Loewen came out and spent 4 hours tweaking -- night and day. Colors were so much more lifelike, convergence and geometry spot on, blacks blacker, shadows more detailed, overall picture much more 3D. I now have HDTV through my cable company (Time Warner in San Diego) and the Discovery Channel is jawdropping.

    Well worth the $$$ IMO.
     

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