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PAL calibration

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Peter Parker, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Peter Parker

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    I can use Avia to calibrate my projector, and set the black level etc, but of course that's for a different Ire level to PAL.

    Anyone know of a test disk or a method to set black, contrast/brightness for PAL disks?

    Most of my disks are R1 anyway, and I guess I could use a R2 THX disk, but the THX disks only really seem to work for the disk they are on, and don't appear to be universal.

    TIA

    Gary.
     
  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    You can set the IRE for NTSC to 0 instead of 7.5 on many DVD players.

    Failing that a THX test pattern on a region 2 disc or Referenz DVD test disc will help.

    Gordon
     
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    Oh dear.

    Does this mean that I have wasted £40 on an AVIA disc to calibrate my HS10 for PAL? I only have about 5 R1 discs. Is there something I can do to use AVIA for PAL calibration? I am a novice where this is concerned so please be gentle:blush:

    Sorry for the hi-jacking Gary.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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    I've heard VE is producing a new 2 disc pack, with a NTSC and PAL disc.

    I've just bought the NTSC Avia, as I only watch R1 DVD's, so I don't really care about setting up the PAL (except the PAL convergence)

    Nathan
     
  5. Peter Parker

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    Cheers Gordon, it's what I thought.

    Pulsar - no probs, we're all here to learn. :)

    Gary
     
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    AVIA is more than just an NTSC picture set-up disc. It's stuffed with tutorials on picture AND audio plus has a whole host of audio set-up test tones too.

    It's a good bit of kit, and if you take the tme to go through the help screens you can learn a lot from it. :)

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