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naive calibration question

petej
05-11-2005, 02:08 PM
If you buy a dvd to calibrate your set, that appears to imply that you can only calibrate inputs that your dvd player can plug into. Does that mean I need to buy a dvd player with a hdmi input in order to calibrate the TV hdmi input?

petej
05-13-2005, 10:51 AM
So I take it that nobody has used a calibration dvd and can answer my question (please with a cherry on top)?

retorq
05-13-2005, 10:57 AM
I didn't use a DVD on my setup, I had a highdef INHD setup/calibration file from the internet. My TV uses the same color settings across all inputs. I hooked my computer up to my TV and adjusted the color settings thru there. So the color settings on the DVD are the same as the color settings on the input for Dish, VCR, computer, etc. In my case I wouldn't need a DVI/HDMI DVD to tune the TV. That help??

silverfox9145
05-13-2005, 02:33 PM
Actually it's best to calibrate each input through the source that you are using for that input. That being said a dvd calibration disc such as Avia should be best used to calibrate the dvd/input and a signal generator should be used through your STB to calibrate the that source and input.

JMS
05-14-2005, 07:07 AM
In calibrating with both the Avia and DVE discs with an ordinary prog scan DVD player via component hookup, I found that the settings derived on that input worked very well on my HD cable (also component) input. So I use the exact same settings on both inputs.

Just my 2

petej
05-14-2005, 09:28 PM
In calibrating with both the Avia and DVE discs with an ordinary prog scan DVD player via component hookup, I found that the settings derived on that input worked very well on my HD cable (also component) input. So I use the exact same settings on both inputs.

Just my 2

Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I think if I get a good calibration on component input, I can at least be in the ball park on the hdmi input. ;)

daleb
05-23-2005, 12:24 PM
Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I think if I get a good calibration on component input, I can at least be in the ball park on the hdmi input. ;)

Interesting point. When there is an HD version of Avia, etc. to play on your new HD DVD player, you will probably do another calibration.
This should bring your other HD inputs (OTA, cable, SAT, etc.) even closer in agreement. At least it would seem that way.

zeepackman
06-18-2005, 12:55 AM
This is the one hang-up I have with these calibration disks. When all is said and done, you'll have pretty close numbers for the one input, let's say Component 1, but you'll have to be extremely lucky if you try to transfer those same numbers to your other Component inputs, or Video inputs, or DVI/HDMI inputs, and have them work out for you. You'll have beautiful DVD's, but too dark gaming, or off-color HD, not sharp enough SD, and so on and so forth. Just put the game in you play the most and adjust it till you like it, turn the channel on you watch alot and do the same, save your money, what your eyes tell you is free. With different signal strengths and 720 here and 1080 there, you could, in reality, make some adjustment every time you changed the channel, and no one is going to do that. Find a happy medium or you'll be watching your contrast and brightness and color and tint bars on your TV screen more than anything else.

Kevin Miller
07-08-2005, 07:04 AM
Hi All,

Actually with most all types of displays if you want the best performance for each source you will need to have each input/source calibrated separately. I rarely find the same Brightness, Color and Tint settings, let alone the same grayscale from one source to another on any given TV, to translate even close to perfectly from one source to another. If you are interested in calibration and what it entails you might check out my web site at www.ISFTV.COM

Kevin Miller
ISFTV

ja2935
07-08-2005, 07:27 AM
In calibrating with both the Avia and DVE discs with an ordinary prog scan DVD player via component hookup, I found that the settings derived on that input worked very well on my HD cable (also component) input. So I use the exact same settings on both inputs.
I have a Toshiba 34HF84 and only use the one Component input as My DVR and DVD player go through the receiver. I set it up with the DVD player using DVE (actually I used someone elses settings but confirmed them with my own disc). I found I have to increase the brightness (from 37 to 50) for watching most cable channels, SD and HD. I used to use separate inputs before I got the receiver so was able to leave the settings but now have to adjust when switching - but I only ever adjust the brightness, everything else is ok for both.

sschantz
11-02-2005, 10:52 AM
I just purchased the DVD Video Essentials Disc off of Ebay and should have it shortly. What I plan on doing is old school but should work.

Use the disc to calibrate the DVD input, write down all the numbers etc and just input these numbers when I use my other inputs like Cable and Game systems...

If anyone has any other recommendations I'm all ears or should I say eyes...

JMS
11-03-2005, 10:41 PM
"In calibrating with both the Avia and DVE discs with an ordinary prog scan DVD player via component hookup, I found that the settings derived on that input worked very well on my HD cable (also component) input. So I use the exact same settings on both inputs."

Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I think if I get a good calibration on component input, I can at least be in the ball park on the hdmi input. ;)