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DISCWASHER 1509 Home Theater Calibration Disc

Irv63
03-16-2006, 08:35 AM
Any thoughts on this? I just want to do the basic fine tuning (color, tint, brightness, contrast etc.) without going into my service menu.
I just dont trust my eyes to try and do it while watching a program, id rather have colors on screen and adjust accordingly which I assume that is what this disk will do.

Also my TV doesnt have too many adjustments for the user (Panasonic th42px500u) as I think they took those away for some reason. Like I cant adjust hor/vert positioning or some of the other technical words ive read/heard before regarding calibration of tv's
(convergence,pluge etc.) anyway - I came across this disk on Amazon and its desription sounds like its for the basic settings like i am looking for.

I did a search , but couldnt find any comments relating.

Anyone out there who has used this or has heard about it, please let me know.

Its like 15.00 so I wont be too disappointed if I buy it and it turns out to be crap.

daleb
03-16-2006, 11:11 AM
Pay $10 more for Avia and not have to worry if it is okay or not, or having to return it. Avia is kind of a proven way to go for most of us.
DVE is good too.. a bit more trouble to navigate, etc.
For the basic settings you need Avia should be fine.

Irv63
03-18-2006, 10:02 AM
but....from what i read, it sounded like both the DVE and AVAI disc require service menu adjustments where as I am only looking to adjust color,tint,brightness, sharpness , contrast in user menu (not service menu) and my TV doesnt have all the adjustment options the older units have. I also want to fine tune my 5.1 dolby surround.

The discwasher 1509 stataes that is what its used for.

I will buy whatever product is best, I just dont want to get a calibration disc that I cant use or has adjustments that I cant make.

Thanks for your input, and I am hoping some one out there actually tried it and will reply.

daleb
03-18-2006, 11:17 PM
I use both Avia and DVE. You don't have to get into the service menu.
Test pattern are offered for more advances users, and technicians.

It seems you've been poorly informed. I would recommend you read further on both disks. Most folks on here do not get into the service menu, and use Avia or DVE exclusively. Avia is very easy to navigate and it will help you get through your USER menu with little effort.

You are going to wait a while to hear from anybody that bothered to use the Discwasher DVD. Most of us have better things to do. :)

Irv63
03-20-2006, 10:34 AM
I use both Avia and DVE. You don't have to get into the service menu.
Test pattern are offered for more advances users, and technicians.

It seems you've been poorly informed. I would recommend you read further on both disks. Most folks on here do not get into the service menu, and use Avia or DVE exclusively. Avia is very easy to navigate and it will help you get through your USER menu with little effort.

You are going to wait a while to hear from anybody that bothered to use the Discwasher DVD. Most of us have better things to do. :)


Ok - Thanks

I will look on Amazon for the Avia and DVE and figure out which 1 to buy.

daleb
03-20-2006, 10:45 AM
Either one is good. Like I said, Avia is easier to navigate if you are only interested in the basic user menu setups. Which you should do anyway.

bmwcyle
03-30-2006, 02:09 PM
Any thoughts on this? I just want to do the basic fine tuning (color, tint, brightness, contrast etc.) without going into my service menu.
I just dont trust my eyes to try and do it while watching a program, id rather have colors on screen and adjust accordingly which I assume that is what this disk will do.

Also my TV doesnt have too many adjustments for the user (Panasonic th42px500u) as I think they took those away for some reason. Like I cant adjust hor/vert positioning or some of the other technical words ive read/heard before regarding calibration of tv's
(convergence,pluge etc.) anyway - I came across this disk on Amazon and its desription sounds like its for the basic settings like i am looking for.

I did a search , but couldnt find any comments relating.

Anyone out there who has used this or has heard about it, please let me know.

Its like 15.00 so I wont be too disappointed if I buy it and it turns out to be crap.


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