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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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Loc: Newburgh, NY
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
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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
alou Offline
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Registered: 03/10/04
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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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#85612 - 03/17/05 11:55 AM Re: DLP Owners
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Hi shag,

The video calibration tests offered on many THX DVD sets is a good, basic place to start. The dedicated Avia or Digital Video Essentials have much more elaborate test patterns. Avia is easier to use.

Most HD sets, whether DLP, LCD, or even CRT rear-projection are set way too bright and contrasty out of the box, however, most sets now have a "Cinema" type setting that in a dimly lit room will be far superior to the showroom settings, sometimes called "Dynamic".

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