1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

opinions on digital video essentials

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by 7 of 9, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. 7 of 9

    7 of 9
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    235
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    kingswood bristol
    Ratings:
    +0
    what are peoples opinions on digital video essentials?

    and please, please do not ask me to do a search.

    i am thinking about getting both the ntsc and pal versions and before i buy i wanted to know peoples opinions on the dvds

    are the tests accurate, is the dvd easy to use, are the tests easy to use etc.

    thanks from 7 of 9
     
  2. 7 of 9

    7 of 9
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    235
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    kingswood bristol
    Ratings:
    +0
    is anyone going to reply to me and give there opions.

    in a few years maybe.

    thanks from 7 of 9.
     
  3. PeteB

    PeteB
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    44
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have the pal version.

    I found it rather difficult and longwinded to navigate, and some of the tests are a bit subjective, but overall it is very worthwile and I ended up with a much better picture.
     
  4. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,684
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +214
    I use the pal DVE disc.
    When you play through it, it gives you instructions on what to do with basic contrast and brightness settings. Also colour ,sharpness, tint and hue controll. It also talks you through basic sound setup as well. MY only problem with the disc is that it also contains a large amount of test patterens that dont have any real explination with them. Most of these though are designed for advanced calibration of your system and unless you have an ISF degree and the proper equipment you wont be using them any way.
    Definatly worth getting though because if you take your time going through it you will get better results from your system :)
     
  5. stevej

    stevej
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    189
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    If you're going to get both PAL and NTSC calibration discs you should definately consider getting hold of AVIA. As I've said before IMO, AVIA is a much better disc, the down side beig that it's NTSC. All of the test material has explanations, and the sub/sound setup especially, p:censored:s over DVE. I use DVE for picture and SB setup and AVIA for the rest.

    Easy peasy! :smashin:
     
  6. docsmith2k1

    docsmith2k1
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Messages:
    520
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Ratings:
    +17
    I have to agree with stevej. Apart AVIA does all you will ever need (in NTSC) DVE is a nightmare to navigate and although it produces excellent results you will be tearing your hair out in frustation long before your setup is complete.
     
  7. Stew

    Stew
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2003
    Messages:
    52
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I thought it was excellent, really happy with the result it gave me
     

Share This Page

Loading...