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post #1 of 13 Old 12-02-2007, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
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The first couple replies are back, and filesend doesn't seem to have download limits, so here is the link to our AVS HD 709 calibration disk http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496 Even for users without testing equipment it should offer most of the basic patterns you would need except for maybe sharpness, overscan, and centering. So far the players tested have been the XA2, A2, and Xbox 360. It will cost you a DVD though and some way to burn it.
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AVS HD 709 has been updated to Beta2. This version is functionally the same as the original, so the HD DVD update is mainly intended for anyone that didn't try the Beta1 download.
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The disk has been updated to RC1. This update includes a sharpness pattern. See the update link for changes or the main AVS HD 709 thread for downloads.
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Thanks. I've used a previous version quite a lot. Sharpness pattern will help a lot.

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Nice. I gave my HD DVD Essential disc away to a friend since it wasn't working anymore in my XA2.

Just burned it, will try it out soon!
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Thanks for the update!

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so, just making sure..I can download the file..and simply burn it onto a dvd. Then pop it into my 360 and I'll be able to calibrate my TV to make sure my settings are at the optimal levels?
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so, just making sure..I can download the file..and simply burn it onto a dvd. Then pop it into my 360 and I'll be able to calibrate my TV to make sure my settings are at the optimal levels?

The biggest change you'll make is to contrast and brightness. This alone could make a big difference in picture quality.

But the colors will only be as optimal as your own eyes and judgement are. To really do it right you'll need color filters at a minimum. A hardware colorimeter would be even better.
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The biggest change you'll make is to contrast and brightness. This alone could make a big difference in picture quality.

But the colors will only be as optimal as your own eyes and judgement are. To really do it right you'll need color filters at a minimum. A hardware colorimeter would be even better.

ah well, I'm not really that upset about the current picture quality..at least not to the point where I'd buy anything or pay anyone to professionally calibrate it. I just found this free thing and figured if its easy enough I might as well do it.

I'm I guess what you'd call an untrained eye..it's my first time ever doing this.
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The AVS HD 709 disc has been updated to v1.2 for a new release. The "EXAMPLE FOR PS3 AND WINDOWS" process can be used for creating an HD DVD using Windows if you select the "HD DVD (.exe)" instead of the AVCHD version in steps 1 & 2. When you're done burning the disc in step 4, after choosing the "HD DVD (.exe)" download to begin, you will have an HD DVD compatible disk that will play in HD DVD players.
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Upated to v1.3 for a new release, which includes a new backlighting pattern.
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Upated to v1.3 for a new release, which includes a new backlighting pattern.

I am using an LG BH200 on my main TV.Are both HD-DVD and Blu-ray the same and would it natter which one that I use? I most likely will use the BD version but would like to know if there is a difference. Thanks for the info.
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