Which home theater calibration DVD?

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  1. Haris Ellahi

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    Which home theater calibration DVD do you think is best?

    Secondly, is there a new version of AVIA coming out soon? I thought I read something about that.
     
  2. Mitch Stevens

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    I think the disc you are thinking about was called "Sound & Vision" which was by the makers of Avia. It's been out for many many months now.

    Video Essentials has a new version coming out though...Maybe next year? Rumor has it, it will be called "Digital Video Essentials."
     
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    AVIA is the best right now in my opinion. Digital Video Essentials was scheduled for a June 2003 release.
     
  4. Haris Ellahi

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    What will be "new" in the Digital Video Essentials?
     
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    Thanks.

    So, do you think I should get AVIA now or wait for Digital Video Essentials?
     
  7. Neil Joseph

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    I always answer a question with a question. [​IMG]

    Do you have a CRT setup now? If you have not already done so, turn down the contrast immediately to avoid screen burn until such time that you properly calibrate it. See the various threads on "burn-in" on this forum. If you are equipped with progressive scan then it may not hurt to wait until Digital Video Essentials comes out, otherwise you can get AVIA now and calibrate your setup.
     
  8. Tom Fynan

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    I've used both Avia and Video Essentials, and they give me fairly equal, and excellent, results. I prefer the Avia because the menus are easier to navagate.

    Tom Fynan
     

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