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Digital Video Essentials..How Usefull?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Skiddins, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Skiddins

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    How useful is the Digital Video Essentials DVD for setting up a TV and surround system?

    I have seen it advertised, but it never seems to give any clear information as to the exact tests that can be used.

    If you have a link to a proper review etc I would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks
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    I bought the Video Essentials DVD a few years ago for setting up my Barco CRT projector and cinema kit. It's got everything you'll ever need, and then some! Every aspect of video (colour, brightness, contrast, tint, convergence etc) is covered, as well as full audio setting up procedures. There is also a very comprehensive collection of test patterns and audio tones to help you fine tune and check everything. The only possible downside is that it's an NTSC disc, but you can still setup everything as you want and copy the settings to your PAL inputs- if they are configured separately.
    Highly recommended!

    Hope this helps
    Si
     
  3. dAVefaulkner

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    It IS available in PAL format (I got mine from Amazon.co.uk for £17.99).
    It's got every test card you need and every audio test tone that you need as well as explanatons on how to do the tests and adjustments. The navigation to locate each test card/tone takes some geting used to - not very intuitive
     
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    The pal version of digital video essentials can be bought from amazon.co.uk.

    It is well worth getting and will give you all the info you need to corectly adjust.

    Colour.
    Brightness.
    Sharpness.
    Contrast.

    Help on enviormental lighting.
    Help with audio set up.
    Plus hundreds of test patterns that can be used for checking geometric errors and overscan. It also has some pretty good demo material on it as well.
     
  5. Tight Git

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    DVE DVD highly recommended, although (as mentioned above) the menu system is very confusing (at least to TG!).

    Just a reminder to write down all those settings before twiddling! :lesson:
     
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    bought a copy from HMV few months back for 17.99 .
    thing is how do i use it .does all my settings have to be on 50 and then use it.
    i have a 36zp46 and sony dvp-Ls 785 dvd playerthanks :)
     

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