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Problems with Toshiba RPTV and Blu-Ray

doggieboy
12-30-2009, 10:42 AM
I have a 7 year old Toshiba 50HX81, great tv but it has never been calibrated. I received a Sony Blu-Ray BDP-BX2 for Christmas and hooked it to the Smartstream interface on the TV via Component cables. At either 1080i or 480p resolution, there is a tremendous amount of red and to a lesser extent green that I can't seem to reduce much with user settings.

A new tv is not in the cards for 6-12 months. I assume a calibration would take care of the problem, but is it worthwhile to put $300-$500 into a set that is probably not worth even that? My fallback is to go back to my old Sony DVD player and stockpile the blu-ray and disks until I can purchase a new tv, but I would love to use the new player to see what HD really looks like on this TV. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

deadhead68
12-30-2009, 11:12 AM
I have a 7 year old Toshiba 50HX81, great tv but it has never been calibrated. I received a Sony Blu-Ray BDP-BX2 for Christmas and hooked it to the Smartstream interface on the TV via Component cables. At either 1080i or 480p resolution, there is a tremendous amount of red and to a lesser extent green that I can't seem to reduce much with user settings.

A new tv is not in the cards for 6-12 months. I assume a calibration would take care of the problem, but is it worthwhile to put $300-$500 into a set that is probably not worth even that? My fallback is to go back to my old Sony DVD player and stockpile the blu-ray and disks until I can purchase a new tv, but I would love to use the new player to see what HD really looks like on this TV. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Are you sure that the red, green and blue component cables in the correct ports on both ends? I misconnected mine once and the picture was extremely red. Just a thought. Also, you can calibrate that input yourself. Get yourself a calibration disc, you can purchase or even rent one.

HiDefRev
12-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Yes, check those input connections ! It's very easy to mix up the cables. If you need a calibration disc, go to www.amazon.com and search for the DVE calibration disc. They are very inexpensive. :)

Paul D318
12-31-2009, 10:16 AM
Viewing this post reminded me that PFC5 had suggested that I get a DVE calibration disc to calibrate my new Mitsu. I just went to Amazon to search for one, which produced the message:

"Your search "DVE calibration disc" did not match any products. Did you mean: dvd calibration disc?"

Huh?

HiDefRev
12-31-2009, 03:40 PM
Odd. I went right to it. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_1_13?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=digital+video+essentials+blu-ray&sprefix=digital+video

I hope this takes you right to it, as well !! :)

Paul D318
01-01-2010, 12:17 PM
I was not aware that DVE was an acronym for "Digital Video Essentials". THAT explains why I couldn't find it by searching "DVE calibration disc".

Now, the question is: in order to calibrate my Mitsu DLP set, which DVE disc do I need?:

"Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics [Blu-ray] (2008)", or

"Digital Video Essentials: Optimize Your Home Entertainment System (NTSC Component) (2001)"?

Thanks - Paul

PFC5
01-02-2010, 12:06 PM
If you have a BD player I recommend you get the BD version.

Paul D318
01-02-2010, 12:25 PM
If you have a BD player I recommend you get the BD version.

I will eventually be getting a Blueray. Is the BD version DVE disc intended to help you optimize the TV setting for just BD viewing, or can it also help tune the TV for other components - like a D* DVR?

PFC5
01-06-2010, 02:23 AM
What you do is you copy the same settings over to the settings for the inputs for other source devices once you calibrate the BD player input. So for your D* DVR it will likely be fine since you probably have HD for that also. It might need a little tweaking based on the source device that may vary but it should be good for all inputs.