Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Dom H, Jun 22, 2002.
I heard Phantom Menace as a THX calibration, couldn't find it on a R2 rental. Any others?
Cast Away might have (the R1 does).
Toy Story 1/2 might have (the R1's do).
I have tried TS1 & 2, no luck, dont remember seeing anything on cast away either, don't suppose there are any tools, vcd's maybe I can get on the net and rip to cd-r is there? I can't play R1 btw.
On Toy Story it's in the setup menu - did you look there?
On Castaway its under Languages.
There must be quite a few R2's that have this. Thing is, the THX Optimode is hidden on most disks (because it's under Languages) so it's very easy to miss.
BTW, I'm sure this thread should be under "DVD talk"!
The THX Optimiser tests are disc specific so don't go calibrating your system and tweaking service menu settings on the strenth of them. They are a far cry from the true test patterns found on dedicated calibration discs such as AVIA. Although there are no R2 calibration discs available (apart from DVD Discovery but that's in german ), I still wouldn't advise putting any faith in the THX Optimiser tests. The geometry grid patterns are crap with no overscan markers or multiple aspect ratio options.
I'm glad you said that because I was beginning to wonder... I adjusted my RGB centering using THX optimode, but it seemed out on a number of other disks.
you can use setup discs such as the ultimate dvd platinum etc. although they are ntsc they are region free.
I just use my own eyes and ears, works surprisingly well !
Any techniques to doing it by eye? Or just fiddle till it looks right? Is there anything I can burn to cd-r to help, colour patterns etc.?
Is the sharpness control supposed to be set to 0 for dvd, I find it then gives tv an overly soft picture?
I wouldn't adjust geometry without a test pattern.
I set the brightness on mine just by ensuring that the TV 'fade to black' signals actually ended in black. When I ran THX optimode, I found I'd set it right anyway.
I set colour and contrast according to my preferences.
If you burn something to CD from the 'net, it probably won't be PAL or NTSC optimised (e.g. just a JPEG still).
Not always no. Depends on the TV. On my Sony, it's set about half way. The manual recommended a higher setting, but I found it looked overly sharp. A lot is down to personal preference.
Terminator 2 has THX Video & Audio tests.
the evil dead has a good thx calibration..I have used this a few times before I watch a dvd, works a treat on my tv...
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