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Calibration DVD?

martin_d

Standard Member
I am getting a new LCD TV and have heard that yuou can get DVD's that will help you set it up, ie contract, brightness etc. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Cheers
 

MJG1985

Established Member
2 ways

THX optimiser is reasonable setup. Comes on most THX certified DVD discs. Eg. Finding Nemo.

A lot of DVD lens cleaning discs have this on as well. Most specialist shops carry these.

It is defo worth doing as can make big difference.
 

stripe

Established Member
MJG1985 said:
2 ways

THX optimiser is reasonable setup. Comes on most THX certified DVD discs. Eg. Finding Nemo.

A lot of DVD lens cleaning discs have this on as well. Most specialist shops carry these.

It is defo worth doing as can make big difference.


However good a method this is, each disc is different. Whereas the DVE disc is set to the D65 standard.
 

inzaman

Moderator
Moved to audio and video calibration :cool:
 

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
Stripe is correct - many THX disks vary from disk to disk, but I think the newer ones may have standard video levels encoded now - the Star Wars A New Hope Optimode looks like it has the correct levels encoded, so can be used for setting black and white levels. Otherwise I would also recommend DVE or better still, Peter Finzels disk:

http://www.peterfinzel.de/pftd.htm

It may be in German, but the navigation is much easier. :)

Gary
 

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
I prefer Avia myself, though it is designed for NTSC. Not an issue if you're using HTPC or a ditital connection though. Much easier to find the test patterns than on DVE as Dave says :)

For PAL I prefer the PF disk.

Gary
 

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