Originally Posted by Nomar116
If I were interested in contributing would someone be able to burn and mail me a copy of the calibration disc? I do not have a DVD burner, apparently I am in the stone-age compared to you-all.
Also, are the patterns from the Digital Video Essentials disc that "Avical" references in his DVE user-tutorial included on this disc? I would like to use his tutorial as a starting point for learning to use a new calibration DVD.
Does anyone know if there is ANY use to an older AVIA Guide to Home Theater calibration disc anymore? It seems like every pattern is 4x3, I'm not sure if that matters. BTW, I am calibrating a Samsung HLS6187W. Thanks!
1. It would be easier if you had a neighbor, co-worker, or friend that has a DVD burner in their PC (desktop or laptop). DVD Drives with burning capability are available for under $30, and they are easy to install. Also, double check your computer manual, you may have DVD burning capability and not even know it. Almost all (90+%) of computers sold in the last 2 years have DVD burning capability). You can use the (free) ImgBurn (do a Google search) program to burn a DVD from the "ISO" download.
2. If you go to www.calibrate.tv
(and scan down the page), you will find the (free) link to download the GetGray Documentation (which I wrote, with editorial corrections by Scott). It will tell you how to use the disc (but no "hand-holding"). At the bottom of the web page, you will also find the email address (replace the " -at- " with "@") that you can send an email to (but he does not provide DVD's, because of the hassle).
3. There is nothing "wrong" with using the AVIA DVD. Just because it is "old" (and 4:3) doesn't effect the usability of it (the standards haven't changed). However, the Getgray Caldisc is much easier to use (I own AVIA, DVE, and the Getgray disc - I don't use AVIA or DVE anymore).PS
-- If you have more questions, you can also send me a PM, and I will try to answer them. I may be on travel, so give me a day or 2 to respond.