Okay, I need help guys..

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  1. Jeremy Scott

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    Well I just got my JVC HDTV today. It is a 36" Flat Screen
    Model AV-36P903.

    I want to know how to adjust the calibration so I dont burn this thing out (it that is possible).

    I can go to the menu and change the:

    1. Tint
    2. Color
    3. Picture
    4. Bright
    5. Detail
    6. Color Temperature
    7. Digital Noise Clear
    8. Noise Muting
    9. VSM (Velocity Scan Modulation)
    10. Digital-In

    I am not sure if by changing all of these, that is how you calibrate it or not??

    But if it is, should i have all these set at a certain position?

    If this is not how to calibrate it, please let me know how i would go about doing that.

    thanks.

    jeremy
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Spend $20 and buy a calibration disc like Sound And Vision Home Theater Tune up.

    Or just use one of those THX optimode features attached with some DVD's.

    turn contrast to 50% or less is a good start.

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    where do you buy these things at?
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Any DVD store ... best buy ... for instance

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    i just went to walmart but no luck there.
     
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    Get it online from The Laser's Edge. Also, in addition to lowering the contrast as Michael suggests, turn of the SVM if the set allows for it in the user menu.
     
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    is contrast the same as color? i have the color set on mid level.

    yes, i have already turned VSM off.
    thanks
     
  8. Jeff Gatie

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    No, contrast is most likely your picture control. Adjusting it should make the blacks in your picture lighter and darker. As a precaution before calibrating with a disk, turn you picture control to 40-50%, you brightness to 50%, your detail to 20-30% and your color temp to "warm". Tint and color should be at 50%. Turn off SVM and any other noise reduction.

    When you do get the calibration disk, resist the urge to say "that picture stinks". After watching tv on "torch mode" for your whole life, you may not notice the detail and clarity present in a well calibrated display. Give it a few days/weeks and soon you will dread going to friend's houses that have their sets on "torch mode" - it becomes truly unwatchable.
     
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    hey jeff this is what i have done:

    Tint = Mid
    Color = Mid
    Picture = Mid
    Bright = Mid
    Detail = Quarter

    The color temp can only be low or high so i have it on LOW

    Any idea what Dig Noise Clear is? I have it on: None

    Noise Muting = Off

    VSM = off

    After doing all of this stuff, I have noticed that the detail around the edges of objects is not as good..........and also the blues are more brighter

    May i ask why i should do this before i calibrate my tv??

    What is torch mode??? I am guessing torch mode is not good?
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Torch mode = max contrast = driving around in car at max rpm

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    "Torch mode" is running your TV with the contrast and brightness on their highest settings. This will burn out your phosphors and strain your power supply, causing burnin and a shorter TV life. The "lack of detail" around objects is a misnomer. What you are really seeing is the lack of edge enhancement that is added to the picture by the "sharpness" control. This is actually noise added to the picture to make it look "sharp", but it is really just noise. Lowering the sharpness control makes your picture smoother and more filmlike, definately a good thing. Remember, the picture may take dome getting used to, but soon you will see details that you never knew were there. If the picture temp control makes the picture too blue, set it to high, you want a warmer setting. The reasons for these changes is they approximate a calibration type adjustment until you get a calibration disk.
     

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