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post #61 of 91
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Originally Posted by warrencr View Post

Do you guys recommend Avia 2 II Home Theater Tune-Up Calibration Guide DVD
to calibrate my LCD samsung 1080P and my onkyo receiver 7.1 ?

Thank you


Bump ..
Anyone
post #62 of 91
I'm assuming that if I pick-up the HDDVD version of DVE that I can play the HD side on the 360 add-on and then the SD side on the Panasonic BD30 (Blue-ray). Which one of those do you think would be best to calibrate my JVC Pro 1080P tv?
post #63 of 91
I would try both ways.
post #64 of 91
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Originally Posted by warrencr View Post

Bump ..
Anyone

Sure, or Digital Video Essentials, or even the original AVIA.

What is your playback device? If an HD player, then consider one of the HD calibration discs.

What is your level of comfort and expertise with test patterns a calibration? Light? Then choose one of the AVIAs. Heavy? Then choose Digital Video Essentials.
post #65 of 91
i have blu ray and regular dvd,
I am a begginer with calibration, first timer

thank you ^^^
post #66 of 91
You probably want AVIA II. You can get it on Amazon for a good discount. Digital Video Essentials will be coming out with a version on Blu Ray. It will probably be worthwhile, but go ahead and start with AVIA II.
post #67 of 91
Avia II BluRay and HD DVD version wont be out for another month (they say) the NTSC version is available. Doug
post #68 of 91
I have absolutely no idea about calibrations...

I have a Panasonic 50" Plasma that is about a month and a half old, HK 247, and toshiba HD-A2. Should I look at getting a disc and running the calibrations in HD format (read DVE) go ahead and get the NTSC version of Avia II, or wait for the HD Avia II?

Thanks,
Kevin
post #69 of 91
Avia II should be perfect for you. If you exhaust what it can do, you may then want to move on to Digital Video Essentials or AVIA in HD, but consider that a step two action, unless you are already fully geeked out on calibration.
post #70 of 91
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Originally Posted by nathan_h View Post

Avia II should be perfect for you. If you exhaust what it can do, you may then want to move on to Digital Video Essentials or AVIA in HD, but consider that a step two action, unless you are already fully geeked out on calibration.

Are you suggesting the Avia II NTSC, or should I wait on the HD version?

Thanks,
Kevin
post #71 of 91
I have a mitsubishi DLP set. REally doesn't make a difference does it as to what type of set you have and what callibration product you use?
post #72 of 91
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Originally Posted by smirak View Post

Are you suggesting the Avia II NTSC, or should I wait on the HD version?

Thanks,
Kevin

NTSC version gets you 90% of the way there.
post #73 of 91
Is there such manuals and stuff for the original AVIA? I have that, and wonder if I should get the AVIA II on DVD, or just hold out for a Blu-Ray either DVE or AVIA II.
post #74 of 91
Question about AVIA DVD vs AVIA HD-DVD. Would calibrating my 1080p LCD with AVIA DVD only set colors correctly on a DVD source and NOT on an HD-DVD disc?

I was wondering since I have the Toshiba A3 and using the standard AVIA DVD, would I still need the HD-DVD version in order to properly calibrate my set?

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
post #75 of 91
Avia II, how much percent will you say is focus on video and audio ??
post #76 of 91
amazon has for pre order and shipping Jan 1 2008 Avia 2. Which version is this?

http://www.amazon.com/Avia-II-Guide-...8412987&sr=8-1
post #77 of 91
any word on updates to when the blu-ray versions are shipping? Some places have been advertising "Jan 08"...
post #78 of 91
I have a PS3 for Blu-Ray and a Toshiba A30 for HD-DVD.
Also have a SA 8300HD DVR Cablebox for TV.
All connected to my Samsung LN-T4069F LCD HDTV.

Will the standard Avia II be enough to calibrate them all? or I will still need the HD and Blu-Ray versions later on when they come out?
post #79 of 91
Here is a bump and an easy question.

As of 01/17/08 has or has not the HD version of the AVIA II calibration disc been released yet?

I see something on the Digital Video Essentials website called "DVE for HD" but is it the highly touted ever delayed AVIA II version?
post #80 of 91
The only production HD calibration DVD available is the 'DVE' HD DVD/SD Combo disc. 'Avia II' HD is not ready yet. The newly formatted 'DVE HD Basics' is still claimed by JKP to be shipping in March. It was to be available in both HD DVD and BD. I do not believe any advanced delivery announcements any more. Every producer of these items has consistently proven themselves subject to forces outside of their control and we have only seen delay, after delay, ad finitum. Do not believe any advanced release announcements, just actual shipping notices.
post #81 of 91
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I see something on the Digital Video Essentials website called "DVE for HD" but is it the highly touted ever delayed AVIA II version?

Just so there is no possible misunderstanding- 'Avia II' is NOT 'DVE' and has no connection to Joe Kane Productions, producer of 'Digital Video Essentials.' 'Avia II' is produced by Ovation Multimedia. How do I know such things? I have been a reseller for both of these companies for about 8 years, and am waiting for these releases, just like everybody else.
post #82 of 91
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Originally Posted by GeorgeAB View Post

Just so there is no possible misunderstanding- 'Avia II' is NOT 'DVE' and has no connection to Joe Kane Productions, producer of 'Digital Video Essentials.' 'Avia II' is produced by Ovation Multimedia. How do I know such things? I have been a reseller for both of these companies for about 8 years, and am waiting for these releases, just like everybody else.

Thanks George. Good info for idiots like me I thought they were one in the same.
post #83 of 91
Hey I just got a Sony XBR4, and I was wondering which calibration disc would be better for me? I am not a total noob at TVs/speakers, but this is my first calibration. Recent reviews for Avia 2 suggest that it is actually worse than Avia, so do you guys think I should get Avia or Avia 2?
post #84 of 91
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Originally Posted by rAInMo9 View Post

Hey I just got a Sony XBR4, and I was wondering which calibration disc would be better for me? I am not a total noob at TVs/speakers, but this is my first calibration. Recent reviews for Avia 2 suggest that it is actually worse than Avia, so do you guys think I should get Avia or Avia 2?


How do you plan to calibrate? If you are willing to put the time/effort in to learn how to do basic measurements calibration then I would recommend that you download and learn how to use the free HCFR program along with the free AVS HD DVD or AVCHD (for Blu-Ray) ISO image that you can use to make your own "calibration" disc. you will of course need to buy a meter to do this, they can be had for as little as $50 or as much as $1000 but you can buy a pretty good one for <$150.

If you are looking for an SD-DVD calibration disc then "Get Gray" is another inexpensive option where you buy the material online, download the ISO image and burn your own DVD (or extra backup copies, etc).

If you aren't interested at all in doing a real calibration and are looking for a "basic" setup disc then you can get Avia or Digital Video Essentials. Having used both I much prefer Avia over DVE. DVE has one of the most confusing and annoying menu systems of any calibration disc I've ever used. I don't have any experience with Avia II but the original Avia has a lot of useful test programs, etc, for calibrating a display for SD-DVD.

It really is worth the time/money to buy a basic colorometer like the Display LT from One-Eye, and download and learn how to use the ColorHFCR software (which is free) along with the free AVS HD DVD or AVCHD disc to generate your test patterns. This type of calibration, even with the cheapest meter on the market will be vastly better than what is possible calibrating with gel panels and your eyeballs.
post #85 of 91
Here's the latest email I got from them on AVIA II status:

"Dear kinglerxt,
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the Avia HD disc will not be
available until sometime this summer. After attending the Consumer
Electronics Show in January and meeting with members of the Blu-ray Disc
Association, the development group decided to revise the video patterns.

I will add your email address to our database and notify you once the disc
is released. I wish I had better news to share regarding its release, but
hopefully you will be hearing from us soon.

Kind regards,
Ovation Multimedia"


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Originally Posted by Silverfox1 View Post

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.

Regards,
post #86 of 91
The Blueray version was listed in online Blockbuster with available date 3/25/08. I put it in my queue and now it is says coming soon. No word when it should be.
post #87 of 91
Any updates on this? Can a NTSC DVD be used to calibrate an ATSC display? I would like to calibrate a 1080p projector.
post #88 of 91
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Originally Posted by justlnluck View Post

Any updates on this? Can a NTSC DVD be used to calibrate an ATSC display? I would like to calibrate a 1080p projector.

None. Yes, up to a point. If you have a Blu-ray player, get the AVS download or 'Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics.'
post #89 of 91
I have DirecTV HD and want to calibrate my TV (Samsung LN52A750) for this. I am using HDMI for both my DirecTV HD and my Xbox 360. Can I use the Avia II DVD to calibrate my TV for both the satellite feed and the Xbox? I would be using the Xbox as the dvd player to play the disc. Thanks in advance.
post #90 of 91
If it helps at all, I have both the DVD and the BLURAY versions of DVE. I used my PS3 to checkout my TV and after using the BLURAY version, I put in the DVD version and found no significant changes were needed bewteen the two. I highly recommend the free AVSHD disk found in this forum, as I find it more immediately useful than the DVE disks
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