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instead of spending money for a calibration
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Greetings

Of course two of these discs also cost money. smile.gif

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....and are HD programs, not DVD.
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You can't really calibrate a tv with a disk alone. You can make some very accurate picture adjustments but a true calibration requires meters and software.
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And... you didn't define what "best" means to you because it could be totally different for someone else.

Is cost the major determining factor? There is a downloadable disc you can get from this forum and burn your own disc for a cost of about $1 or less for a blank disc.

Someone else might want a disc with a lot of educational information and examples... Digital Video Essentials might be the best disc for that person.

Another person might want just some very simple background information, the Disney WOW disc might be best for them.

Someone else might want a lot of technical depth, lots of patterns, and standard definition video (DVD) -- Avia II might be best for them.

There is rarely such a thing as "best" in anything... like wine or cars or women or bourbon... what's best for me might not even be worthy of consideration by someone else.

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I guess what i meant was a combo of easy to use to provide a very good picture
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I guess what i meant was a combo of easy to use to provide a very good picture
Can you also guess for us whether you meant DVD or Blu-ray Disc? Please clarify.
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"are there any dvd's that are best for calibration ...instead of spending money for a calibration"

Sorry in advance...but this statement makes as much sense as saying..." Is there a wrench I can buy..instead of taking my car to the mechanic"

Just my $.02
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Sorry in advance...but this statement makes as much sense as saying..." Is there a wrench I can buy..instead of taking my car to the mechanic"

I recommend using a hammer. It's applicable to nearly every problem (provided it's big enough) and much more fun.
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