is this DVD suitable as an Avia replacement?

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  1. AndyT

    AndyT Auditioning

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    Today is the day I take my mom and stepfather out to look at new hdtv's. If they make a decision and buy one today I want to get them set up with a DVD player and calibration DVD as well so I can set everything up properly.

    I've checked websites, called all over town, and I can't find the Avia dvd anywhere, although one place said he was thinking, just this morning, about getting some in. (lot of good that does me)

    I finally found, at the website for the place I am taking them, a "Sound & Vision Home Theater Tune-Up" DVD, from the makers of the Avia dvd. I'm assuming it's a good alternative, since the same people made it, and it's even newer (2002 as opposed to 1999 for Avia) but I just wanted to ask and see if anyone had any comments on it.

    Thanks in advance guys, this forum has helped me a lot in narrowing down the choices for tv's.
     
  2. Mark Murphy

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    I got Avia from Amazon for $37.00 a couple months ago.
     
  3. Jan Strnad

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    The "Sound & Vision Home Theater Tune-Up" DVD is a stripped down version of the Avia disc. It has the basic setup features you want, including a blue filter (no red or green), but lacks some of the more esoteric test patterns. It also features a couple of the most obnoxious "hosts" you'd never want to encounter.

    It'll get the job done.

    Jan
     

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