Hi guys. This post is mainly for the "regulars" who have helped other's out so much over the years. Can you believe it's been 3 1/2 YEARS since we started this thing? Wow, time flies. The people who helped create the GetGray DVD read like a "who's who" of AVS. Some of them are listed in the DVD's credits. Many others started participating in this thread after it's beta status to help a LOT of new users along the way, Claus, jvincent, all you guys, THANKS from me and on behalf of all the people you all have helped directly or indirectly.
Well after 3 1/2 years someone apparently complained that the becasue the thread was linking to a commercial site that it was in viloation of the forum rules. It was linking to a semi-commercial site as everyone who has the DVD knows, which covered the costs to fool with the thing. But, becasue of that link, the moderator was obligated to remove the thread in response to the complaint. I understand and fair is fair. But the moderators have graciously put the thread back in place, so I can make some changes to hopefully bring it into compliance.
I have changed the thread's lead post to remove the direct links to the donation page. I have removed posts where I discussed the donation page or how to donate, etc. If whoever originally complained will let me know of any other offending post I missed, that I have edit capability on, I will gladly remove or edit it, too.
For those helping other's and participating in this thread, please, no donation talk. If you want to point a user to the docs, they are linked in the first post, as well as the patterns. If they need to find more information about the DVD, how to get it, etc. "Google's your buddy". The discussion here on AVS should just be about using the DVD, your experiences with it, any problems, praise, complaints, etc. I think that will be OK. Just no pricing, no sales discussion. Again, Googles your buddy for that, off of AVS.
Don't beat up the mods about this, please, I think they are being fair. And thanks again for 3 1/2 years of fun with this DVD.
In the FWIW news department, I did start looking into a HD version again recently. The Pro level authoring tools are still ridiculous. Sony's "Blu-Print" authoring tool is still $50,000, yes, that is 4 zero's. I am looking at another tool that will enable me to reproduce the disc on Blu-Ray with the same functionality it has now. Don't mark any calendars or hold your breath, if I do it it will take some time. And it would not be something to compete with other Blu-Ray calibration discs with more advanced patterns, it would be the same KISS motif, simple, fundamental, basic patterns only, easy to use and navigate. The people who need or want the discs with advanced testing patterns know where to get them and how to use them.
Thanks again to everyone,