What Do People Mean When They Say "Calibrate"??

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  1. Ryan Stone

    Ryan Stone Auditioning

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    I have heard people talking about calibrating their home theater system. What does this mean and do??? How does one go aobut calibrating their HT???
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The following is from A Primer for Home Theater Newcomers, which can be found at the top of the Home Theater Basics forum. (Or you can just click on the name in the preceding sentence. [​IMG])
     
  3. Stefan A

    Stefan A Second Unit

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    There are a couple calibrations that are done. For audio, you can use a test tone and a decible meter to make sure the speakers are all at the same volume. Also, proper speaker placement could be a part of the audio calibration.

    For the TV, there are calibrations to make the picture look more natural and more like what the director wanted. Discs like Avia or Video Essentials will help you to properly adjust brightness, contrast, sharpness, color, and tint. Past that, you need to call in a specialist (ISF certified calibrator) to properly adjust gray scale, geometry, convergance, focus, ect... Some of that can be done on your own if you have the knowlege - except the gray scale which requires speialized equipment.
     

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