internal test tones vs. disk test tones

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  1. Jason Co

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    If you calibrate your speakers with the receiver's internal test tones should it match the readings from a disk? If it doesn't which is the more accurate measurement? I have a feeling this is strictly a matter of opinion, but I would like to hear the reasoning behind it. I used the internal test tones with my Denon 3802 and it seems fine, but I just wanted to find some other opinions.

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  2. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Supporting Actor

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    Calibrating with a DVD will provide the most accurate measurement for DVD playback since both will follow the same signal path.
     
  3. Jason Co

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    Okay, that sounds logical to me. My next question is when calibrating with a disk on the Denon 3802 how do you get the OSM and see the calibration DVD at the same time?

    J
     
  4. Jeff Gatie

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    The OSD is only viewable thru the S-Video or composite connections on a 3802. If you do not have the S-video hooked up for your DVD player, a couple of cheap composites will do in a pinch. Just make sure you switch back to component to adjust the video.
     

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