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AVIA/Sound Vision Setup Discs

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by KevinWood, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. KevinWood

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    Could anyone tell me if its worth spending ~£25s on the AVIA disc
    or whether the cheaper Sound & Vision Home Theater Tune-Up (~£10) would suffice.

    Both are available from Amazon.ca at these prices (ex Delivery!) and given I have recently shelled out on an LG 14\Limit9600\Pioneer Surround, every penny counts!!!

    Do these Discs make a big difference, or are they just "nice" to have?

    Any feedback much appreciated.

    cheers
     
  2. JamesTapp

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    The disks are of some use, but you aren't going to make the most of them unless you are prepared to delve into the dark world of the service menus.

    Gordon at Convergent AV calibrated my plasma using similar disks and a colour spectrum analyser (don't know if it is called that but sounds good.) He is ISF trained, one of a few in the UK.

    The calibration process maximises the quality of the picture and aims to get a faithful representation of the original material on the DVD. Also, Gordon sets up the plasma correctly for both PAL and NTSC material, I guess these disks are NTSC only.

    The service menus can (and have) broken peoples precious plasmas in the past (like stopping the remote working on a panny....) Not something I want to explain to my missus....


    I didn't touch it, honest luv.....

    :D
     
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    From my understanding

    1) cheapest option - set everything up by ear

    2) low cost option - get the AVIA disc (recommended by loads of people) and a spl meter. This option seems to be used by allot of forum members will cost u around £30 for AVIA & £16 spl meter, and has a vast overall improvement

    3) costly option - get it calibrated by a professional dont know the costs involved but I'm sure is over £100, this would obviosly give u the best quality

    ps I have just ordered a AVIA disc & spl meter

    Regards
    Dave
     
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    Where from?
     
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    sorry for the spl meter go to


    http://www.tandy.com.au

    then type in sound level in the search criteria, the analoge one will do the job
     
  7. KevinWood

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    Would really like to know what kind of improvement you get from these Dave. Look forward to your insightful post...

    cheers

    Gant
     
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    gant

    if u do a search on this forum (at the bottom) for avia, you'll see all articles covering this subject.
     
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