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avia vs thx optimiser vs digital video essentials vs ultimate dvd platinum

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by 7 of 9, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. 7 of 9

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    out of avia which is ntsc only and thx optimiser from ntsc and pal dvds and digital video essentials which is avalaible on ntsc and pal and ultimate dvd platinum which is ntsc only, which of these has the most accurate tests and which will gives the most accurate results picture wise?

    p.s i watch both ntsc and pal dvds.

    thanks from 7 of 9
     
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    The THX Optimisers are no way as complex as a proper calibration disk like Avia or DVE. They're handy for a quick test if you haven't got a calibration disk, but I wouldn't say that they are desgiened to replace them.

    I've got Avia which has done the job for me (although people have mentioned the menu navigation is a nightmare, which I agree with), but as it's only NTSC I've still got to buy another one for PAL. If DVE do a combined PAL and NTSC then I'd be tempted to get that.

    I think the DVE is on a powerbuy at the moment.
     
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    Thx Optimiser is disc dependent. ie if you set your system up for T2 it will need re-setting up for Toy Story.
     
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    We have thought long and hard about reviewing the various discs available, it may still happen if we can find the time.
     
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    would i be correct in saying if i bought both versions of dve i could use the pal edition for setting to give the best pictue for watch analog tv and sky tv and games and pal dvds and i could use the ntsc version for giving the best picture for games and ntsc dvds.

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    I think it's only for calibrating your dvd to tv and dvd to receiver/speakers.
     
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    am i going to get anymore replys.

    do you use digital video essentialls only for callibrating your a/v system for dvds or games consoles and digital tv and anolog tv as well.

    thanks from chris
     
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    I suppose you could use it too for games consoles if they happen to play dvd's but I don't think you can use it for digital/analogue tv. If you want them calibrated too you will have to call in a professional to do it and only then if you tv has seperate picture settings for each input, if not then you will have to compromise the single setting for all your inputs.
     
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    i meant could i use digital video essentials to change and configure my tv settings e.g. brightness to give me the best picture quality for watching anolog tv and digital tv and games via games consoles and dvds, or is it just for just dvds.

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    DVE and other discs are only for calibrating your dvd player's picture output to your tv. The disc's will only calibrate from the source used to play the disc. Hope that's clear?
     
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    so i can't use it to give me help me to correctly change my tv settings to give me the best picure when watching tv and playing games aswell as dvds.
     
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    do i have to wait for monts for any answer or years or will i never get an answer.

    will someone please answer my last question.
     
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    As its being played from the DVD player it will setup up the DVDs perfectly - I found that it also gave me good results with my TV signal - off course as it is a different source this is down tomy opinion.

    Hope this is helps.
     
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    It will do both DVDs and Games but not normal TV, also if you dont use your games console to watch dvds then you will have to set up your tv for both the dvd player and games console. This shouldnt be a problem if you can save more than one custom setting on your tv.
     
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    Is using an NTSC AVIA guide to home theatre bad, if I only really watch R2 PAL DVDs?

    Will there be much difference?
     
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    If you only watch R2 Dvds you would be better DVE PAL.

    Avia should would do the job, though you would have to do the whitness level by eye as this is the main difference when calibrating NTSC to PAL.
     

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