How did you calibrate your TV?

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I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
ways to do this:

1. Adjusting through viewing
2. DVD like Video Essentials
3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
4. Professional at $250+

I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?

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"Robert Peirce" <bob@peirce-family.com.invalid> wrote in message
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>I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
> ways to do this:
>
> 1. Adjusting through viewing
> 2. DVD like Video Essentials
> 3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
> 4. Professional at $250+
>
> I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
> everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?

I used the Avia CD, worked for me.



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Got a friend to help take it off the trailer and carry it in the house.
Case of beer.
Turned it on.
:)
Don

"Robert Peirce" <bob@peirce-family.com.invalid> wrote in message
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>I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
> ways to do this:
>
> 1. Adjusting through viewing
> 2. DVD like Video Essentials
> 3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
> 4. Professional at $250+
>
> I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
> everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?
>
> --
> Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
> bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
> rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]
>
 

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I used THX Optimizer....comes free on Finding Nemo and Hidalgo...you will
need to order the blue glasses from the THX website.


"Robert Peirce" <bob@peirce-family.com.invalid> wrote in message
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>I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
> ways to do this:
>
> 1. Adjusting through viewing
> 2. DVD like Video Essentials
> 3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
> 4. Professional at $250+
>
> I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
> everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?
>
> --
> Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
> bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
> rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]
>
 

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Robert Peirce wrote:
> I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
> ways to do this:
>
> 1. Adjusting through viewing
> 2. DVD like Video Essentials
> 3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
> 4. Professional at $250+
>
> I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
> everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?
>

I used a combination of adjusting through viewing and the THX Optimizer
(I used Monster INC.) I bought digital Video Essentials but had trouble
using it. I found the THX Optimizer easier to use and I used the blue
filter that came with DVE. I also use a splitter to split my cable
signal between my DVR cable box and a direct connection to the TV and
have saved different settings for each input. The analog channels look
better with the direct connection.

Sharon
 
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In article <42224abb$1_1@127.0.0.1>,
"Jim Waggener" <jimw@nospam.visi.net> wrote:

> "Robert Peirce" <bob@peirce-family.com.invalid> wrote in message
> news:bob-7174C1.17283327022005@news.verizon.net...
> >I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
> > ways to do this:
> >
> > 1. Adjusting through viewing
> > 2. DVD like Video Essentials
> > 3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
> > 4. Professional at $250+
> >
> > I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
> > everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?
>
> I used the Avia CD, worked for me.
>
Thanks. I've heard of it, but I'm not familiar with it. I'll have to
check it out.

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I've read that the Avia CD has an easier time with more DVD players
than Digital Vid Essentials. I've read that DVE will lock up with some
DVD players
on some menus and tests. And Avia is supposed to have easier menu structure.
but YMMV.


Robert Peirce wrote:

>I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
>ways to do this:
>
>1. Adjusting through viewing
>2. DVD like Video Essentials
>3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
>4. Professional at $250+
>
>I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
>everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?
>
>
>

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 22:28:39 GMT, Robert Peirce
<bob@peirce-family.com.invalid> wrote:

>I have an HD TV coming that I want to calibrate. There seems to be four
>ways to do this:
>
>1. Adjusting through viewing
>2. DVD like Video Essentials
>3. Hardware/software -- is anything available that runs on a Mac?
>4. Professional at $250+
>
>I am curious how others have approached this problem. I imagine
>everybody has tried 1, but what if that didn't do the job for you?

A word of caution. Calibating a TV can be messy, especially if it is
a HDTV. Usually settings have to be adjusted for different types of
signals: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i. Also the TV may have separate
settings for the different types of TV inputs: composite, S-Video,
component, digital, etc.

A calibration DVD such Digital Video Essentials provides an NTSC
signal. A DVD player may up-convert the signal to HD but I would be
cautious about using such a signal to calibrate the HDTV settings on a
TV.

With that caution, I have used DVE to make adjustments to the NTSC
input settings on my TV. I used the 1080i version of the D-VHS DVE to
adjust the HD input on my TV. The latter is an expensive option and
is not available to most people. If can find a test signal on one of
your HDTV channels, that would be a good start for the HD settings.
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