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Old 06-19-12, 07:36 AM
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Re: Blu-Ray Calibration

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I don't know about the Disney disc, but if you have the ability to use them, I like the AVS tests available to download here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs...p4-calibration However, these require either burning a disc or using a HTPC to play the tests.

The black and white level tests are the best I've seen, as they show you exactly what levels are going through by flashing every value near each end.
Yeah, I use the AVS 709 patterns a lot. However, he needs a blue gel for color correction and the Disney disc includes one and has some pretty solid test patterns as well.

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Old 06-20-12, 04:42 AM
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Re: Blu-Ray Calibration

Hey guys. So despite the trouble with the colour/tint option, I was able to calibrate the HD TV with the THX Optimizer on the Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Blu-Ray and overall it looks much better in parts. The black levels are so much deeper, the whites are no longer over blown, and the digital noise in the background has been drastically reduced. The picture quality doesn't quite pop off the screen as much as it did with the previous settings I was using with all the options set on 50 and the backlight running at full blast at 100, but it now at least looks more like actual film then it did before and that alone makes it better for me. Keep in mind ever since the new calibration has been set I've only ever tested T2 itself via the skynet edition and I know the movie transfer isn't great, but it does provide an obvious difference between the previous picture settings I was using, and the current picture settings I am using. I was initially having a problem with colour as scenes near the end for example weren't proving that orange tint reflection from all the lava, but now it seems fixed as I increased the coulor option a bit.
Old 06-21-12, 12:23 PM
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I picked up the Disney World of Wonder disc and calibrated my TV with its in-depth tests. The beginner tests got me most of the way there, but the advanced tests really let me fine-tune everything. Make sure to write down all the TV settings somewhere for future reference. Complicating things is my TV viewing area has big windows without curtains so I need different settings for daytime and nighttime viewing. My LG TV has a lame popup window which covers some essential portions of the test pattern when trying to adjust some of the settings. I'm not sure how to adjust the audio-video sync on my wireless headphones, which seem to be audio delayed slightly, unlike my TV speakers. Too bad Disney (which is big on 3D) did not put any 3D calibration tests on their WOW disc. Disney should've included more sample movies, rather than different clips from the same movies. I feel as if I spent too much on the WOW disc - the Sony 7669 test patterns offer enough to set up a TV if you can find a thick blue piece of cellophane for looking at the color bars.

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