Surround Sound Configuration DVD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by WilliamZ, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. WilliamZ

    WilliamZ Agent

    Mar 15, 2001
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    Can anyone recommend a DVD to help me configure my system.
    I have the following components
    Denon 2801
    Definitive Technology Pro Cinema Speakers
    Panasonic DVD RV31
    JVC 32D502
    Overall I have things setup pretty well. I just think that it could be tweaked some.
    For instance music mp3s dont seem to have a ton of bass, but I watched "The Haunting DVD" yesterday and the bass was way too high where it didnt sound smooth or in conjuction with the rest of the movie. Anyone know what the subwoofer crossover setting does? I have it set to the middle.
    Also, my surrounds are not as intrusive as I would like them to be.
  2. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

    Mar 31, 2000
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    Hi William. Welcome to the Home Theater Forum! The best thing for you to do is purchase a calibration DVD. There are two that are avaialble and both are very useful. One is Called Avia and the other is called Video Essentials. Check for the best prices for online retailers.
    Either of those discs will serve you well and answer all of the questions you have. You will be able to calibrate your audio and video in your home theater.
    As for the bad rap about the characters--hey, I've seen space operas that put their emphasis on human personalities and relationships. They're called "Star Trek" movies. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day. --Roger Ebert on The Phantom Menace
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  3. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Screenwriter

    Sep 13, 1999
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    Neil S. Bulk
    Be sure to get a sound level meter from Radio Shack to get the most out of these DVD's.
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