Calibration discs (AVIA, VE, etc.): TV and DVD Picture Calibration Question

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  1. Kage

    Kage Stunt Coordinator

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    Do you guys recommend Avia Guide to Home Theater calibration dvd for a HDTV Direct View TV?
     
  2. NicholasL

    NicholasL Second Unit

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    I use it, and I would.
     
  3. David Susilo

    David Susilo Screenwriter

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    even the worst calibration DVD will make any consumer-grade TV look better than not being calibrated at all.
     
  4. Jigesh Patel

    Jigesh Patel Stunt Coordinator

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    I used Video Essentials (VE) and I highly recommend TV calibration. It does make pleasant difference. Earlier I was using Panasonic RP82 DVD player and probably got used to its deafult settings. When I bought Pioneer 563A, I did not like its default video settings. I had never calibrated my CRT-based direct view interlaced TV. After calibrating it with VE, I now notice what I had been missing! Compared to audio calibration with sound pressure level meter, video calibration is sometimes more subjective for certain test/calibration signals [especially so since most non-professional calibrations (including mine) for direct-view TV are done without any video measurement instruments]. Despite that, TV calibration is worth the trouble.

    Jigesh
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    YES. a THOUSAND times yes. TOTALLY worth it for both audio and video! I use Avia, not experienced with VE, both should suffice fine i'm sure.
     

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