Originally Posted by Kr8z1
Russ, I'm curious...do you mind telling us what SD DVD umr used? My guess is he carries it with him because it is a good reference SD DVD with images that help tweak detail, color, etc.
Avia Pro is my primary calibration test disc.
Charlotte Gray is my reference movie for final video calibration. This movie has excellent colors, black levels, motion and significant levels of MPEG noise. Adjusting a display with this is going to be impossible unless you know what it should look like.
Toy Story II is another reference movie for final video calibration. This movie has highly saturated colors and will manifest different problems than the Charlotte Gray.
I use Phantom of the Opera for HD-DVD and Blu-ray. I also use the JVC HD Demo loop for HD-DVD.
Avia is my primary audio calibration test disc. I also have other test material available if surround sound is not available.
Goldline's 5.1 Audio Tool Kit is my other audio calibration disc that contains some additional tests not found on Avia that I use.
I also have custom impulse response tests (frequency sweeps and PRBS) that require special software to analyze room resonance and model equalization effects on all channels.
House of Flying Daggers is my reference audio test for surround sound. Adjusting a sound system with this is going to be impossible unless you know what it should sound like.
Janis Ian Breaking Silence is my reference stereo test disc.