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Has anyone heard a definitive answer to when the HD version of the AVIA II cal disc will be available for shipping.

I know you can now order the regular AVIA II disc but someone told me it will be in 4 different formats if thats correct.

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i found this.

Estimated ship dates for each version:

NTSC (North American Standard) - April 30, 2007
PAL (European Standard) - May 15, 2007
HD-DVD - May 15, 2007
Blu Ray - May 15, 2007
These dates are estimates from the manufacturer (as of 4/02/07).

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Where did you find this info.....an where can I order it????
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just did a quick search for avia II. it was the 3rd hit . it states they are taking pre orders. i kinda think the dates listed may be wrong though. as those days have come and gone and i haven heard much buzz about avia II heres the link.
http://www.enhancedht.com/page/EHT/PROD/CALIB/AVIA2

there were lots of other sites i just didnt have time to check them out. may be more info there.

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just did a quick search for avia II. it was the 3rd hit . it states they are taking pre orders. i kinda think the dates listed may be wrong though. as those days have come and gone and i haven heard much buzz about avia II heres the link.
http://www.enhancedht.com/page/EHT/PROD/CALIB/AVIA2

there were lots of other sites i just didnt have time to check them out. may be more info there.

Thanks for the help since I am specifically wanting the HD version but submitting a order now basing it on mere speculation of when the HD version will actually be stocked is not my cup of tea. It could be delayed for another 6 months since no one really knows other then the AVIA II HD versions author.

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Sent a e-mail to HDTV-Supply & they sent back info that now they expect the release of the AVIA II HD version in late May or early June from the maker. Still really mere speculation I feel on their part.

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I called Ovation today (7/11/07)

They are having "post production problems" with the video for Avia II. They hope to ship in four to six weeks from now which would be mid to late August.
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Thanks for the update though I'm not sure what that means. Whatever problems they have, I just hope that they can be resolved asap. Do you happen to know the approx. list price? Thanks.
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Never mind my list price question. I was too lazy searching. Thanks.
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Please, save us all some time and annoyance- don't report, repeat, or believe anything about HD calibration disc release dates! What has been proven repeatedly now for years is- the only news worth conveying is that the completed titles are actually being shipped.
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Thanks for the update though I'm not sure what that means.

Alas, I expect it means just what GeorgeAB so succinctly said.

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the only news worth conveying is that the completed titles are actually being shipped.

Please forgive my zeal in trying to relay comments received directly from the company on a product there is apparently a lot of interest in. From now on I shall do my best to confine myself to emotional responses devoid of any intrinsic informational content.

By the way I noticed in your profile that your company provides calibration services. How interesting.
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By the way I noticed in your profile that your company provides calibration services. How interesting.

I'm also a dealer for Ovation Multimedia's products, and have been for over 7 years. Same goes for Joe Kane Productions and now ISF/Monster. Every attempt these companies have made in recent years to predict when their projects will actually be available has been fruitless. They mean well, but have been at the mercy of circumstances outside of their control.

A chronic pattern has been set and confirmed again and again. Anything you may hear from these companies about anticipated release dates is simply just wishful thinking. Don't bet anything on their reliability. I have resolved myself to just being happy when these types of products arrive at my door.
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well, thanks for at least breathing some life back into this subject and moving it back to the first page.
i have been checking often to see if they have begun shipping and will post when i see that they are.

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Never mind my list price question. I was too lazy searching. Thanks.

Geez, it would have been nice if you posted your search results and provided a link, it would have saved other members from searching!
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^^^
the link in post 4 has prices for pre order.

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I called Ovation today (7/11/07)

They are having "post production problems" with the video for Avia II. They hope to ship in four to six weeks from now which would be mid to late August.


was this the email you received? i just got this today (8/16/07). Apparently 4-6 weeks is a catchphrase for "we have no frecking clue"

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Thank you for your inquiry. We are currently in the process of updating the Avia disc with both HD DVD and Blu-ray editions, as well as NTSC and PAL. Unfortunately we experienced some technical difficulty in post production and the release of Avia II has been delayed. Our goal is to have the NTSC & PAL versions available in approximately 4 - 6 weeks, and the HD versions to market shortly thereafter; however; I have not been given a firm release date for any of the discs at this time.

I have added your name and email address to our database so when the product is released we will send you a notice.

Thanks again for your interest in our products!

Kind regards,

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was this the email you received? i just got this today (8/16/07). Apparently 4-6 weeks is a catchphrase for "we have no frecking clue"


I think that was the information George was trying to convey,,,

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i just received my avia ii from hdtv supply and my picture look awesome.

i think they discount and i got free shipping
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Hawaiigone,

In a previous post you have indicated you are an agent of this vendor. Is that true?
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Hawaiigone,

In a previous post you have indicated you are an agent of this vendor. Is that true?

A look at his previous posts make him look like a shill for that company.
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Will this new Avia 2 be better than the first for calibrating my 360 w/a 720p TV? Does it matter whether it's an LCD or CRT?

Thanks.
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Will this new Avia 2 be better than the first for calibrating my 360 w/a 720p TV?

Of course. It will be HD rather than SD. A hi def program will always look better on an HDTV than an NTSC program.
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Does it matter whether it's an LCD or CRT?

No.
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Of course. It will be HD rather than SD. A hi def program will always look better on an HDTV than an NTSC program.

No.

Thanks. It's just the 360, no HD-DVD player - so I'm assuming the NTSC version is the only thing that'll do me any good?
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The standard definition games will be NTSC.
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No. In fact, I found navigation in the original better.

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Will this new Avia 2 be better than the first for calibrating my 360 w/a 720p TV? Does it matter whether it's an LCD or CRT?

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Dont know guys but I just got this e-mail. Looks like the end of the year for the HD-DVD and Blu-ray version. Doug
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The Avia II Guide to Home Theater calibration DVD (NTSC edition) is now
available. You may order your copy by visiting our online store at
www.ovationmultimedia.com and click on the STORE link, by fax at
740-373-6331 or call us directly between 8:00am and 4:00pm (EST) at
800-572-3917 or 740-373-6212. Shipping
options available are: USPS Priority and/or Global Mail and Fed Ex.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an owner of the original Avia Guide to Home
Theater, we are offering an upgrade program. Please check our website for
details (click on the UPGRADE PROGRAM link) if you wish to participate.

The PAL version of Avia II, along with the HD editions (HD DVD and Blu-ray
discs) should be available by the end of 2007.

Thank you for your patience and your interest in our Avia II product!
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Can you believe they expect us to send our credit card information through a fax machine? I want the upgrade price, but not at that risk. I'll just wait and see if the price drops.
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Well, I finally got my first shipment of the SD 'Avia II' DVDs last week. First impressions from a quick tour of the video-related material left me impressed and mostly pleased. The tutorials could have gone deeper and spent more time on the various subjects discussed, especially considering the price. I will be recommending it to my customers who know very little about audio, video and home theater. For more advanced hobbyists, I would still recommend 'Digital Video Essentials' instead.

The new 'Avia II' program is similar to the original in many ways but updated. It seems shorter, though. I have yet to check out the DVD ROM features. There may be an abundance of extra docmentation and features there. Navigation is very straightforward. There are many layers to the test pattern listings.

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I tried my AVIA II last night. I only hit the video sections as I just set up the projector and need to move some furniture around before I can finalize speaker placement. Initial observation on the video sections are that while the core adjustments are there, they are a little light on explanation of why you are making a specific adjustment and hints/tips on why you may want to go above or below the "optimum" setting. Also the advanced test/patterns are there but you have to remove the disk from your DVD player and put it in your PC to locate a pdf file that explains how to use these patterns. I guess that the holdup on this product was that they couldn't fit the pdf file info onto the DVD. In my opinion this is an incomplete product, as I expected it to be inclusive of all information needed to use all the test patterns.
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Im holding out for the full HD-DVD and BluRay edition expected at the end of the year.
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