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avia or dve?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mr ooops, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. mr ooops

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    Hi all,

    bout time i set my z2 up properly which would you guys recommend to help set it up avia or the DVE disc?

    many thanks
    Jason
     
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    depends if your playing ntsc or pal dvd's????
    for ntsc you could use avia or an ntsc version of dve.
    for pal it will be a pal version of dve.
    avia is only available for ntsc.
    hope that helps
    paul1672
     
  3. JohnS

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    I've got both but if I had to pick one it would be Avia, much easier to use for basic calibration and much easier to navigate.
     
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    I far prefer Avia but it doesn't have any video levels outside 16-235 so no below black pluge. Apart from that its nice and easy to use.

    DVE does have the full range on the disc 1-255 (or at least range outside 16-235) so you get a below black pluge and the grayscale ramps are useful for setting contrast ( 16 and 235 indicators).

    I actually still use the original Video Essentials more often than not .

    The PAL/NTSC flavour is a bit of a non-issue to be honest.
     
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    I am thinking of renting a copy of DVE but how easy it is to use ?

    do the instructions of what to do come on the disk, or on a separate pamphlet (which is unlikely to come with the rented copy) ?

    cheers
     
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    I find navigating DVE a nightmare, how anyone could put together something so impenetrable is beyond me .. with Avia the basic calibration tests are just two menu selections away.
     
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    The DVE disc is quite easy to navigate if you use the hardcopy table of contents supplied with it - you just choose title and chapter.
     
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    Never used Avia, but DVE can be a bit Esoteric for a newbie! :)
     

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