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Circuit City Calibration DVD

Zachiecko42
12-13-2006, 12:27 PM
I have a 52" Mitsu 1080p, and the settings are killing me.If anyone has a Mitsu, what would you recommend setting them at. I got one of those DVD's from CC, but since my dvd is 480i, I don't think those same settings look good in HD. Any help would be appreciated.

anythingwt
12-13-2006, 12:51 PM
What disc did you get from CC? A few weeks ago i was in there and asked a few reps about a calibration disc.. They looked at me like i was speaking a different language. The last guys response was "the only discs we have in this dept are for cleaning dvd's, and they are over there" From my understanding, you only can get them online, but that would be convienient if they do carry them in store and these guys just didn't know what they were talking about.

Zachiecko42
12-13-2006, 01:03 PM
It came with my tv. CC gave it to me along with my reciept. The guy said they give it with every tv purchase

Zameus
12-13-2006, 01:42 PM
It came with my tv. CC gave it to me along with my reciept. The guy said they give it with every tv purchase


Are you serious? I just purchased a DLP from CC. The Samsung HL-S5086W model and didn't receive no such Calibiration DVD. Hmmm..I'm wondering if I should go back....

Zachiecko42
12-13-2006, 03:00 PM
I would definitely go back to the store, although the guy didn't know much about tv's, so maybe he did it and wasn't supposed to

hdtvjunkie
12-13-2006, 07:38 PM
It came with my tv. CC gave it to me along with my reciept. The guy said they give it with every tv purchase
One came with mine also. told me that they give them with every tv they sell.

CC TV GUY
12-13-2006, 09:00 PM
The calibration disks are supossed to come the city advantage warranty kits. It also has some good coupons for savings on things like harmony remotes and tv stands. We don't sell any calibration disk. IMO the one that comes in the kit isn't that great, I would go with DVE or Avia. We use the Monster Disk but its just to make it easy on our guys that are just learning to calibrate and not get too advanced for them.

borromini
12-16-2006, 09:20 AM
...since my dvd is 480i, I don't think those same settings look good in HD. Any help would be appreciated. While not ideal, it's still pretty effective to use a calibration DVD like Avia or DVE on a standard or upconverting DVD player with an HDTV. As long as you're using component or HDMI video cables (based on type of player), there is value in adjusting your set with such a disc.

The player or TV will scale up the calibration patterns to the native resolution of the TV...which is no different than what happens when viewing a DVD movie. Adjusting color, hue, contrast, brightness and sharpness will help get a more accurate image from your DVDs. :)

JHB50
12-17-2006, 07:03 PM
When I output my DVR in 480i mode via Composite Video, the picture on my Sony Composite Video 1 Input is Amazing in its Reset default setting...When I output the same picture via Component Video 4 Input the picture is duller, the blacks are greyish and the hue is greener also in the Reset default setting both in 480i and 480p Shouldn't they look the same ?
Should I call SONY service?