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Hey guys,


I'm going to be demo'ing a business projector at a local 'business presentation' type establishment. Would bringing the Avia disc along with me and trying to do a quick calibration beforehand be of any benefit? I have never see/used Avia but would like my demo to be a reasonably fair evaluation of the projector. So do I buy and bring Avia with me or not, and if so what kind of calibrations is it helpful for? Thanks!


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Mark a resounding yes to that question. I simple quick Contrast, sharpness, brightness, and blue calibration will work wonders in finding out about the machine. After doing a quick calibration, have a movie you like on hand as well.
 

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Hi AJ,


Thank you for the reply. My dealer should have Sharp PG-M20XA's in by the end of the week (that's the projector I'll be looking at). How easy is it for a newbie to use Avia to calibrate a display device? I am technically competent (electrical engineer) but am very new to high quality video displays and their calibration, and have never used Avia.



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Very easy. Do not try and figure everything out there at the AV shop. Listen and understand the patterns at home first. Otherwise, you'll be there for hours.
 

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I second the recommendation to use AVIA and learn it at home first. Also remember to bring some movies that your are really used to watch in a good display be it pc monitor or whatever. On thing to understand is that AVIA is not the Bible (for the religious incline) but a nice starting point or reference if you like.

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Originally posted by rfuji
Where can you get an AVIA disk and how much does it cost?
Here is the web site: http://www.ovationsw.com/


The disk usually runs about $50 though you might find a used one cheaper on Ebay or such.
 

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dvdpricesearch.com says the cheapest place you can get it currently is http://www.digitaleyes.net/ for $34.97 incl shipping. I'd say that this is one of the best investments you can make, and the disc is easily worth twice that.
 
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