VE vs DVE- Anyone Notice A Difference In Settings?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by James Edward, May 16, 2004.

  1. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

    May 1, 2000
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    Just curious- I have been using the good old VE original for years, and recently picked up the 16:9 DVE.

    On my set(Tosh 57HX81), the brightness and color settings calibrated 2 higher in each case, brightness going to 53 from 51, and color going from 47 to 49.

    Sharpness also seemed to calibrate higher, from a setting of 39 to 42.

    I thought perhaps the settings were different due to drift over time, but I popped in the original VE and sure enough, the calibrations were different. Problem is, I'm not sure which picture settings I prefer...

    Just curious as to whether others have also experienced any difference between the two versions also.
  2. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

    Jul 8, 1998
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    Definite difference in Sharpness.

    In fact, in my experience, if I use either VE or Avia to set sharpness, then pop in DVE, the sharpness pattern will look blurry. Really.

    Joe may have commented on that on his site or in a WSR article, but I don't recall.

    Makes me wonder if I have be watching an un-necessarily soft picture all these years.


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