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monsters inc calibration tests

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by sparkymarky, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. sparkymarky

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    Bought this dvd for my partners son.

    Went to watch ot the other day and found video and audion calibration tests on the disc! (picture settings, speaker connexions, frequency crossover sweep, etc!)

    fantastic!!!!
     
  2. Sgt.Colon

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    Is that the 1 or 2 disk version?
     
  3. sparkymarky

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    just the one disc version
     
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    Excellent. I'll be having a look tonight when I get home.

    Thanks Sparky :)
     
  5. James45

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    yea they are the same THX tests as on the two disc, very good value. I bet most people just ignore them though.
     
  6. sparkymarky

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    no probs sgt.colon
     
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    Had the film for over 2 months now and didn't even know it was on there :blush:
     
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    i think it`s on all thx films. same test on t2.
     
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    are u talking R1 or UKR2??
    I have the UKR2 and the THX optimiser is on disc1.
    cheers
     
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    i don`t know if you were replying to me, but if you were it is region two, but i don`t think the region makes any difference. my monsters inc is region one and has the test.
    as i said before i think all thx classified dvd`s have this on them-i think it`s called a thx optimiser test.
     
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    After my experience with my new glasses, i'll be using that tonight too:rolleyes:........didn't know it was there!

    Cheers :)
     
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    My R1 Fight Club has it and the latest best version I have found is on my R2 Attack of the Clones.

    Not sure if I have caliberated it right though, but I think it looks good to my untrained eye.
     
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    You'll need a PAL DVD with THX Optimode on to calibrate for PAL and a NTSC DVD with THX Optimode on to calibrate for NTSC.

    Naturally, you can only calibrate for one or try and find a happy medium.
     
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    The THX Optimizer is supposed to be slightly different for every film, its part of the THX specification.

    After the techie guys have finished the DVD copy of the film, they include the optimizer so that you can setup your equipment exactly how they had theres.

    That way you get the "as the director" intended feel.

    I do have it on a couple of disks though and I can't see any noticable difference from one movie to another.
     
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    ahhh
    so it is just the THX optimizer.
    I thought there was another thingy on there.
    I use the optimizer nearly everytime a play a DVD. (u know my parents and the remote they always change the brightness and contrast not even realizing it, just pushing the wrong buttons)
    I really like the inphase and outphase tests (only need to do them once though)
    And the crossover test is also nice let's u see how deep the sub goes.
     
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    just checked my Monsters Inc region 2 2-disc and the THX audio tests are nothing more than white noise tones, does the region 1 have more advanced tests?
     
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    that covers most of the audio test. it does a frequency sweep from high to low to make sure there is no gap in the cross over between your speakers and sub. and then there are the video tests as well. same on region 1 as region 2 as far as i can see.
     
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    no frequency sweep on the R2 as far as I can see.
     
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    should be the last test on the audio test section. it tells you to turn your sound down as the sweep to the sub can be quite loud. although i have region 1 monsters inc. my t2 is region 2 and has the same thx optimiser
     
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    I htought the same thing? I've only ever found the white noise tones and video tests. On what DVD can I find these frequency crossover sweep tests??
     
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    it must just be on certain THX-certified discs rather than all of them cos it's definitely not there, the only audio test is the white noise.
     
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    Its on R2 ATOC
     
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    I only have the R1 AOTC. Any others that definitly have it??
     
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    region2 t2
     
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    bad company R1
    Rivieres pourpres/crimson rivers French R2
     
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    Any more?! I've only go tthe R1 T2, I got rid of Bad Company R1 and I haven't got crimson rivers French R2!
     
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    Have you tried the THX optimiser on that disc?
    I would assume they'd put the same version on both so that should have it.

    It's under Language options on Disc 1.
     
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    ah haven't watched it since I got my amp, I'll give that one a go. cheers
     
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    Castaway R1 and Pearl Harbor R2 have the THX optimiser on.

    Just to add, the test tones are not really for setting the speaker levels, they are there just as a check to make sure the speakers have been sited in the right position. It does say this on the introduction before the test.

    Have done a comparison between Test Disc, THX Optimiser, the one found on dvds as an extra and amps internal test tones. The internal test tones and the test disc are very much alike, but the levels on THX Optimiser found on dvds as extras were all over the place, some channels were out by 1db others were 3db out, but the bass was way off. I would use the amps test tones rather than those found on the dvds as I feel the ones on the dvds like Castaway and Pearl Harbor are not accurate enough IMO.
     
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    "The Evil Dead" has the frequency sweep on it. Only about £8 in the MVC sale I think.
     

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