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Digital Video Essentials - Worth Buying?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Mazzah, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Mazzah

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    Hello again,

    I love this site, I'm on it all the time, although I don't have much product knowlege to offer you all.

    Anyways my sony kv-36hq100 will be arriving on Monday, is it worth buying a Digital Video Essen. dvd you think? Would you be without it?

    Thanks for your help.
    Maz
     
  2. deanym

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    Its a damn fine start if you take your time and go through it methodically. The next step is ISF calibration - a major inprovement in my opinion.
     
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  4. Mazzah

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    Thanks guys,
    Spoke to a really nice chappie at PJ hi-fi in Guilford. He was very honest and told me that as I don't have a massive plasma/top level tv and not a great amount of kit, it wasn't worth going for. He suggested the essentials dvd too. I wonder if I need it for a sony though....

    Cheers anyway!
     
  5. Tight Git

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    Mazzah,

    Why not wait until the new Sony arrives and then see if you are happy with the picture?

    If you can't see any problems on a normal programme, then why go looking for trouble on a test signal (where you'll probably see all sorts of anomalies!).

    I'm reminded of a relative who, have bought a new sound system, spent all his time listening to the "Hi-Fi" rather than the music.

    It's just asking for disappointment!

    Hope you enjoy your new purchase. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mazzah

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    This is what I get for trying to keep up with all the techies on this site!
    :oops:
     
  7. John

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    Bit late but...
    THX Optimiser is a good place to start .You more than likely have it on a DVD you already have .
    Good luck
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    Although the THX Optimizer patterns are good for basic setup, they're not all that when it comes to inspecting how well a display performs. They are quite forgiving and probably intended to get people take contrast and saturation down from store floor levels. If you're already sensible with your settings, the THX Optimizer will just leave you wanting more elaborate tests.

    Also, the geometry circles in the THX Optimizer are not correct with respect to the pixel aspect ratio - although the error is relatively small and these patterns are not meant for calibration, THX should have paid some attention to this. I don't know if they ever did fix it. Most of the patterns in the 576-line THX Optimizer were obviously scaled down from the same originals made for the 480-line version, so that's where the errors come from.
     
  9. GalacticaActual

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    Plus the idear of a thx optimiser is to get the right picture settings for that particular film on that particular dvd.
     
  10. John

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    I only said it was a
    Didn't say it was the be all and end all of calibration .

    john
     
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    Yes your right of course, I used to use the THX optimser on my region 1 terminator 2 special editon before I had even heard of DVE. IT gave good results on my sony crt.


    I did a comparison of dve and the thx optimiser on the new starwars dvd and the settings for contrast and brightness, ect were different. Not by much, but enough to see a difference in the brightness.

    I was not picking holes in your post john, sorry if you thought that :oops:
     
  12. John

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    No sweat .As I said bit late anyway , Mazzah's already bought DVE
    JS
     

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