View unanswered posts    View active topics

All times are UTC - 6 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Print view Previous topic   Next topic  
Author Message
Search for:
 Post subject: Video for adjusting TV
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:26 am 
Offline
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:18 pm
Posts: 1393
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Does anyone have or could suggest a video that I could use that would help me setup my TVs. I have just renovated my house and put in a few new TVs and will be having LinHES front ends on them all (3 in all) and was wondering if there is a video that people could suggest that would help me setup my TVs.

Thanks and looking forward to any replies.

_________________
Girkers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 am 
Offline
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:57 am
Posts: 106
Avia and Digital Video Essentials seem to be popular to calibrate your TV.

I own Digital Video Essentials on DVD. I found when I first got my projector, the built-in video "formats" were great. No need to calibrate in my opinion. As the bulb has aged though I found that the picture had darkened. So I got out my DVE disk and used it to adjust things nicely.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:24 pm 
Offline
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:18 pm
Posts: 1393
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Thanks djb61230 for the suggestion, however with Hi-Def pictures these days is a DVD still the best way or is there a Blu-Ray equivilent?

_________________
Girkers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:14 pm 
Offline
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 11:55 pm
Posts: 1206
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Wouldn't it be cool if we had a "test pattern generator" app for Myth? It could generate all the standard test patterns used in Avia or the other discs natively -- and do it for every scan rate that the Mythbox produces.

In my case, the mythbox is connected to a VGA input on my set which is not exactly the same path as the component inputs used by the ISF calibrator when he comes to visit my TV set. I think my setup would be improved if my ISF calibration was done in exactly the same way as 99% of my viewing.

Anyway, no such app exists now. But it doesn't seem like it'd be all that hard to do for someone skilled in Python and QT4. And video standards. And calibration techniques. :P

_________________
Do you code to live, or live to code?
Search LinHES forum through Google


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:57 pm 
Offline
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:57 am
Posts: 106
Girkers wrote:
Thanks djb61230 for the suggestion, however with Hi-Def pictures these days is a DVD still the best way or is there a Blu-Ray equivilent?


They have bluray versions I believe. I only have a bluray drive on my desktop, not in the myth boxes.

It comes down to your goals - you can pay a professional to calibrate or DIY with one of these tools. I'm no expert but I think I improved my picture using it but I'm sure a pro sure would get better results. But cost a tad more than $40 :)


Top
 Profile  
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


All times are UTC - 6 hours




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Theme Created By ceyhansuyu