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#85602 - 03/16/05 05:23 PM DLP Owners
Sandman Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Anyone got a DLP tv?

I just purchased the Mits WD-52525 and was curious to know roughly what I should adjust the contrast and brightness levels to?

My calibration disc is no where to be found, so untill I can replace it, I was wondering if someone could tell me the ball park range of where I should be.

I'm thinking I got my settings too low but I'm really not sure. Right now I've got the contrast set at 28, the brightness at 30. Is this too low or am I roughly where I should be?

I appreciate any help.

Thank You.


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#85603 - 03/16/05 05:42 PM Re: DLP Owners
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Registered: 07/13/04
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avsforum.com prob if you look there
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#85604 - 03/16/05 07:38 PM Re: DLP Owners
Sandman Offline
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Wow, 33 views and the only reply is a referral to avs. Ah well, it was worth a try.

Thanks Snakeyes, I know you were just trying to help. I appreciate it man. Thanks again.

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#85605 - 03/16/05 07:45 PM Re: DLP Owners
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The numbers themselves are pretty much irrelevant, as even the same model TV will have picture variations at the same settings. I know your calibration disc is missing, but you should really be setting the brightness and contrast values using the assistance of a test disc, since it will provide you with patterns and gradients with which to better judge the picture quality.
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#85606 - 03/16/05 08:03 PM Re: DLP Owners
Sandman Offline
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Thanks Pmbuko, question though! Do you mean like S&V Home Theater Tune Up, DVE, Avia ect... If not, what would recommend?

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#85607 - 03/16/05 08:09 PM Re: DLP Owners
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Any of those three should work fine, but I think DVE and Avia are favored around here.
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#85608 - 03/16/05 08:20 PM Re: DLP Owners
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Cool man, thanks a lot. Much appreciated. I had DVE, but I can't for the life of me find the bloody thing. I'll get a new disc ordered, which I don't know yet, but I'll figure it out.

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#85609 - 03/16/05 08:58 PM Re: DLP Owners
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If you have Netflix, you can supposedly rent DVE from them.
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#85610 - 03/17/05 10:09 AM Re: DLP Owners
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Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 139
Loc: Calgary, AB
I own an LG DLP, and out of the box it was set very bright. I turned down the contrast and brightness about 25% right away.

The only other calibration I've done is using the "THX setup" on various DVD's. I too am waiting for a "real man's" setup disc one day...

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#85611 - 03/17/05 10:17 AM Re: DLP Owners
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Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 158
Loc: Florida
Any of the Star Wars dvds have a THX audio and video calibration tests. I've used the video test for my tv. Anyone have any opinions on these? Are the other calibrations discs much better?
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