What can I do without an AVIA disc?

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  1. Dan Belina

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    Getting my TV today (32FS13) but my AVIA disc won't arrive until next Tuesday according to the online tracking [​IMG]
    Are there any tweaks, fixes, etc.. I can do without the AVIA disc or should I just leave well enough alone until I get the disc?
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

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    If you have any DVDs marked "THX", you'll find a series of calibration screens (called "THX Optimode") that you can use to "eyeball" your new TV until the AVIA arrives (The 2-disc Fight Club and many of the Disney Collector's Series 2-disc sets have the feature). Lacking any disks with Optimode, the absolute *first* thing to do is the reduce the Brightness and Picture (contrast) controls to under 50%. Many sets come in with one or both jacked up to 100% and you don't want to run the set with them set that high!
     
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    Peter: Great advice, just finished using the THX optimode with Star Wars DVD. Only problem I had, couldn't differentiate colors, sharpness myself-bad vision or just bad sense of color.
    Rick
     
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    Hey now I have two questions:

    Should I invest in Avia disk even though I only have a direct view TV? I thought that was mostly for RPTV? Will it help a hometheater "idiot" or novice set their tv correctly? I just got a Sony 32HS500 and I would like to us AVIa if it is worth the purchase.

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    Should I be concerned with contrast with a direct view set? should I turn it down?
     
  5. Peter Apruzzese

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    Michael:

    The answer is "yes" to both of your questions.

     
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    Thank you! Very helpful. I will make that investment! Any recommendations of where to pick it up at a good price?
     
  7. Dan Belina

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    I ordered mine from Amazon...$39.99.
    If you don't mind a used DVD, I think you can find a used one for around $20
     

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