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  1. KellyR

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    ...the star wars (episode 1 and 2) DVDs? I've used them, but how do they compare to AVAI or the others? Can anyone direct me to other links on this subject as I can't find any. Thanks.
     
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    VERY basic calibration.... they don't compare to AVIA and VE.
     
  3. Jeff Gatie

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    Plus, THX is tailored to the individual disk it is issued with. It is not actually "reference", more of a tuning for that particular title. Many use this for a cheap alternative to Avia et. al., but there is no substitute for the standard.
     
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    If you wanna calibrate audio, see if your receiver has a white noise generator. I know mine does (Kenwood).
     
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    So in that case, which disc is better? Avia or Digital Video Essentials?
     
  8. Dwayne

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    I would go with Digital Video Essentials.
     
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    Does Digital Video Essentials offer anymore value than Avia for someone who has an analog display?
     
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    Great question, Dave. I want to know the answer to that also.

     
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    I always hear this claim of THX optimode tests being disc specific, but I find that the test patterns are the same on all of the discs and the results yielded are also the same.

    I would never substitute the THX patterns for my Avia disc, but the few times I have played around with the optimode patterns have given me results pretty close to what I get with Avia. A dedicated test disc like Avia or Video Essentials will be a lot more precise in fine tuning, but if someone does not yet own one of those discs, then the THX Optimode can be a very handy tool.
     

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