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December 1, 2004 4:45:44 PM

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Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most out
of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 5:01:55 PM

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Mark wrote:
>
> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most out
> of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.


Yes they are worth it the first time......
after a little HDTV 'break in' time....

You will need the Calibration DVD and a DVD player as well
to view the test patterns to make the user menu adjustments...

1 of the DVD tests requires a back & forth rereviewing for
contrast, brightness, & color... A coupled Test !!

It gives peace of mind that the HDTV is in pretty good
calibration..
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 5:12:05 PM

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Mark wrote:

> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most out
> of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
>

You're worried about $20-50 and you bought a PDP?

Matthew
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December 1, 2004 5:56:20 PM

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Not worried about the money at all...but I do my research first...I'm new to
this stuff and dont want to waste time on something that doesn't work. Just
like BB trying to sell me monster cables...couldn't see how $100 cable was
going to give me a better picture..so I looked here for answers from you
guys who know this stuff. Call it smart shopping and research.


"Matthew L. Martin" <nothere@notnow.never> wrote in message
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> Mark wrote:
>
>> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most
>> out of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
>
> You're worried about $20-50 and you bought a PDP?
>
> Matthew
December 1, 2004 6:37:25 PM

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Any suggestions on which one to get...especially for a newbie?

"Dennis Mayer" <Polaris1@execpc.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> Mark wrote:
>>
>> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most
>> out
>> of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
>
>
> Yes they are worth it the first time......
> after a little HDTV 'break in' time....
>
> You will need the Calibration DVD and a DVD player as well
> to view the test patterns to make the user menu adjustments...
>
> 1 of the DVD tests requires a back & forth rereviewing for
> contrast, brightness, & color... A coupled Test !!
>
> It gives peace of mind that the HDTV is in pretty good
> calibration..
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 6:40:20 PM

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Mark wrote:
>
> Any suggestions on which one to get...especially for a newbie?

AVIA DVD by Ovation $38 from http://www.amazon.com
Has the most & best calibration Video Test Patterns !!!
Nice Audio calibrations too. (I own it, I use it for Video
Cal)

Sound & Vision Home Theater Tune-up DVD $16 from Amazon.com
Has very good Audio Cals... Good to Very Good Video test patterns.
(I own it by shipping error, & I use it for Audio Cal)

Video Essentials DVD $50 from Amazon.com
For the price it must be Very Good!

Digital Video Essentials DVD $19 from Amazon.com
Not sure what it offers...



>
> "Dennis Mayer" <Polaris1@execpc.com> wrote in message
> news:41AE2333.C630D9AA@execpc.com...
> >
> >
> > Mark wrote:
> >>
> >> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most
> >> out
> >> of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
> >
> >
> > Yes they are worth it the first time......
> > after a little HDTV 'break in' time....
> >
> > You will need the Calibration DVD and a DVD player as well
> > to view the test patterns to make the user menu adjustments...
> >
> > 1 of the DVD tests requires a back & forth rereviewing for
> > contrast, brightness, & color... A coupled Test !!
> >
> > It gives peace of mind that the HDTV is in pretty good
> > calibration..
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 10:11:48 PM

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Yes,

Avia Guide to Home Theater is a popular one.

You can get close with one of the THX Optimode calibrators, like on Finding
Nemo or Monsters Inc. Not as thorough, but will look a whole lot better than
out of the box, depending on your display. . .

Wes

"Mark" <mschal@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> Are these video calibration DVD's worth the money? Want to get the most
> out of my new Sony KDE42XS955 plasma.
>
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 12:12:14 AM

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In article <3MqdnWh2MpsYtjPcRVn-jg@adelphia.com>, Mark
<mschal@adelphia.net> wrote:

> Any suggestions on which one to get...especially for a newbie?
>
>
I bought the AVIA for my Sony KV-32HS510. Fortunately, it needed very
little calibration even after the "breaking in" period of about 3
weeks.

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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 1:16:03 AM

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"Wesley Nance" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Yes,
>
> Avia Guide to Home Theater is a popular one.
>
> You can get close with one of the THX Optimode calibrators, like on
> Finding Nemo or Monsters Inc. Not as thorough, but will look a whole lot
> better than out of the box, depending on your display. . .

I have Finding Nemo but didn't see any calibrators. I'll have to look...I
like free, even if it's not as good as Avia.
!