Originally Posted by RTROSE
I think he was trying to say if the skin tones and colors are off you could use a calibration disc with the color filters to get the colors and skin tones more life like.
On many of the THX certified discs there is a THX Optimizer as well to use.
Yup, that's what I was referring to. On many of the THX discs (I just used Up! a few weeks back, so I know that has it too) there is an "optimizer" which will help you set sharpness, brightness, and contrast/picture. Definitely something worth doing.
To set Color and Tint properly though, you need to view the screen through a blue filter. It's just a clear blue strip of plastic, which allows you to see red and green without blue mixed in. Essentially, color and tint settings adjust the balance of Red and Green against the constant blue output, so without a good test pattern and a blue filter, it's very difficult to adjust them properly. At any rate, I just checked their website and it looks like "Digital Video Essentials HD-Basics Blu-Ray" comes with a filter too, so either Avia or it should work. I haven't used DVE HD so I can't comment on the product as a whole. It should fix your color issues though.
The full title of disc I've always used and loved is called "Avia: A Guide to Home Theatre", which has pretty good in-depth explanations about each of the main picture settings, what they do, and how to set them. Unfortunately it's getting old in the tooth as it was made when CRT's were still the norm, so some of the explanations don't apply any more to digital TV's. However, there are numerous sound tests as well that are extremely usefull, as well as some other screen patterns that detect overscan, etc; so the disc isn't only good for the main picture settings. Oh, Avia also has a pattern for green push and if you're finding the skin tones still off, that may be an issue as well.