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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Timbo21, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Timbo21

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    I must be thick or something, but I just can't seem to work out how to go
    to specific titles etc. on DVE.

    I'm using a 3910 & using the menu & top menu buttons & I just can't get anywhere near title 12 or 13 (can't remember which it is) to adjust the contrast & brightness, as per the calibration sticky.

    I can find the contrast & brightness menu, but it doesn't take me to title 12 or 13, I think it's title 2 or 7.

    Help please?

    T.
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    I was using an HTPC when I did the sticky, but to be brutaly honest, I also had a hellava time trying to find thrm on my standalone player, so I ended up using the Peter Finzel test disk instead when I wanted to calibrate something for PAL. Although it's in German, it's simply laid out and easy to navigate, plus, each test pattern doesn't 'play' as such so you don't have to pause them or worry about it going onto the next pattern.

    Gordon uses it, and he knows it quite well, so hopefully he will post some instructions. Mine would be to bin it and buy the PF disk (though DVE does have some useful movies which are good for testing deinterlacers etc). :)

    Gary.
     
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    TITLE/TOPMENU
    THEN HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME GUIDE
    THEN NEXT PAGE
    THEN TOP OPTION, REFERENCE MATERIALS (TITLE12)
    then use skip to move forward and backwards.

    I thnk that's it......no tiime to pull disc out nad put it on to write it all down. You can get to the patterns very easily and quickly just using cursors and menu buttons....once you now how.

    Gordon
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    Thanks again Gordon.

    I'll add that to the sticky I think..

    Gary.
     
  5. Timbo21

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    Thanks Gary/Gordon,

    It completely did my head in 1.30 am this morning.

    And what's all the shuttle taking off business at the start? And the flag?
    And the rollercoaster? Well I suppose you may want to vomit after using DVE.
    :devil:
     
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    Well they are supposed to be examples of really good quality images you can judge your set up by. Thing is, if your set is not very good and you have bought DVE to make adjustments, then these examples are not going to look there best are they? :rotfl:
     
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    IMHO, DVE is the most pathetic authored DVD to ever hit the high street. How JK could ever release a disc with sych appalling navigation is beyond me. In fact, how anyone could is also beyond me. Worse still, they charge for it. What's all that about? :)
     
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    I agree with what you say to a point Messiah. However, once you know how to navigate it I find it the easiest of the discs I use. It's much faster to get to what I want than AVIA for example.....Of course I did own it for 3 months before I worked it out.....doh!

    Gordon
     
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    That's what I mean. To the normal person (I class myself as sort of normal :) ) then this disc does not follow any normal DVD navigation convention. I used it on and off for a week and just gave up with it. Didn't even feel I could sell it on because it was (is) so bad.

    I can in no way complain about the content because I did not use it long enough (other than to see it had some pretty good test patterns) and am only commenting on the navigation elements of the disc. If I had produced the disc I amfraid I would be ashamed of the layout and in no way could have allowed it to be marketed like it was. Even more incredible, is how easy it would be to have sorted it before distribution.
     
  10. Gary Lightfoot

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    The flag is used to determine how good the de-interlacer of the display is IIRC. If it's not doing a good job, you see combing. I believe it will also show up the chroma upsampling error (CUE, or chroma bug), and that shows up as fringing between the red and white of the flag.

    Anyone know what the shuttle and roller coaster are for?

    Gary.
     
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    AFAIK, the shuttle is used to take astronauts & satellites into space.

    Rollercoaster..........some demented form of leisure activity???

    :D
     
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    I've got it!

    The Shuttle symbolizes the type of speed & distance you'll want to put between
    yourself & the DVE disc after use. And, of course, to remind you to check
    your pj to make sure no heat panels have come off.

    Rollercoaster simulates the sick feeling you get whilst using DVE.

    The flag should have been white - not only to test white levels - but, also to
    wave in surrender once you have used DVE & can fight no more. :suicide:
     
  13. Gary Lightfoot

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    :rotfl:

    I knew someone would know. Guess that should go in the sticky at some time. :smashin:

    Gary.
     

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