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Few quick questions about the Avia guide to home theater and Video Essentials.

1. Do they do pretty much the same thing?

2. Is one better than the other?

3. Do you need both?

4. Best place and price to buy?


Thanks

Ken
 

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As for purchasing/renting them, Netflix rents VE, but neglects to include the blue filter, and Amazon carries both.
 

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I'm no pro here...

And I haven't had a chance to properly calibrate yet.

But after going through both, I thought VE would be better, or at least easier to use.


If I get a chance, I will try to do it this weekend.


I'll let you guys know which I thought was easier and better to use.


This is strictly from a almost newbie point of view.


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AVIA is easier to navigate,easy to set the audio and offers a better audio set up.

VE is a pain in the butt to navigate,but the "montage of images"is great.It's a "movie"of sorts that will show your dvd players stong and weak points.It's a stream of alternating film and video sources.A good test of a scalers ability to switch between them.I use that a lot after setting the video on a system.

AVIA has an easier set up for brightness and contrast.

I had VE before AVIA came out,but bought AVIA anyway.Like them both.

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Is there a new release of Avia pending?


I could swear I saw a post to that effect a few weeks ago, but cannot find it again.


Does anyone recall that post or was I hallucinating?
 

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I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned; I believe it was set for a November release but has now been pushed back to January. Does anyone know any details? My understanding is that it would emphasize the component video features for the HD displays.
 

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I bought Avia & VE online at Barnes & Noble. They are efficient and they discount the price. It was cheaper then buying it from the Cedia store. They also had free shipping.
 
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