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#225055 - 10/12/08 02:31 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: CV]
St_PatGuy Offline

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7430
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
 Originally Posted By: CV
They're real!

Sorry to be cordial, but...

The World's Biggest Tea Party

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#225067 - 10/12/08 04:21 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: St_PatGuy]
jlcolle Offline

Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 23
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hey all...adjusted my TV to the new TweakTV settings and watched a hockey game last night and seems to be a lot better. The faces are not so red anymore and look natural colour. The changes were off by lots from the factory settings. Not sure if a Blu-ray movie is any different as haven't watched one yet. Do I have to make setting changes in the Blu-ray device also or just the TV?
Epic 60-500
True HD is the way of life.

#225070 - 10/12/08 06:01 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: jlcolle]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11419
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: jlcolle
Do I have to make setting changes in the Blu-ray device also or just the TV?

I'm sure that's why they say it's no replacement for a professional calibration. I'm sure there's some variation depending on the source. Anyway, I wouldn't venture to guess what settings you have in your Blu-ray player, so I'd leave those alone unless someone else can make suggestions for your specific model. As for the TV, hopefully you can have different settings depending on the input. Mine allows that, but I don't know how common that is.

#225085 - 10/12/08 08:55 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: CV]
jlcolle Offline

Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 23
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
My Blu-ray player is a Samsung BD-P1500 and was just wondering if their are any special settings which I need to perform to make a better picture quality other then the settings I performed on the TV set already. I also have a Pioneer Elite SC-07 AV receiver and using all HDMI cabling along with the Epic60-500 Home Theater speaker system. Still working on the audio side for now as reading and learning. Have a few issues to deal with and if unable to correct will post later. Tks a bunch.
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True HD is the way of life.

#225086 - 10/12/08 09:07 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: jlcolle]
HomeDad Offline

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
John, Once I dialed in my TV I kept my setting the same for all types of programing from TV to Blu-ray. If you are happy with the picture why change anything. The only thing I would check on your Samsung is to insure that you are matching the resolution your player is sending, 720p, 1080i or 1080p to the native resolution of your TV, and little thing like if you want a full screen, letterbox, ect. if those options are available on your player.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

#225125 - 10/13/08 10:34 AM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4948
Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I wonder if Axiom is responding this was due to the couple of issues people have had with the A1400 and Auto setups.

This is not a new tactic on Axiom's behalf.
I'm surprised people are surprised at this advice.

I would surmise, like any other service department, Axiom generally wants to troubleshoot the speakers and their basic setup and not the innumerable number of advanced problems caused directly from peripheral equipment, particularly those issues that continually arise from these "auto [problem free one step]" setup applications designed by other companies.
They only have so many service people to answer questions. The fact that they do often try to walk people through some extra HT setup is admirable.

My guess is that in a checklist of 5 top Q&A that Axiom service folk retain for callers with sound quality issues, at least one asks "Is the auto EQ in your receiver turned off"?
"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#225159 - 10/13/08 12:57 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: chesseroo]
myrison Offline

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
Good point Chess...

On that subject, I turned my Audyssey off this weekend after months of having it engaged and was _amazed_ at how much better I liked the sound with it off.

I haven't downloaded the firmware update for the 3808 yet, so maybe there's something better in the new version, but for what I have now, I'm much happier with it off than on.

On the plus side, I will say that it's quite fun rediscovering the capabilities of the Axioms after this long!

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#225237 - 10/13/08 03:16 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: myrison]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4858
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma

I found it better off as well.. I'd like to think that for $100 the upgrade will be a major improvement... I just don't think that will happen though.

#225279 - 10/13/08 07:33 PM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: terzaghi]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10400
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Jason and Terzaghi, you do not have to get the upgrade to get the better AudysseyEQ, just do the free update. I haven't done the upgrade and the sound is much better with the new update.


#225352 - 10/14/08 09:42 AM Re: Avia II Blu-ray DVD [Re: jakewash]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6899
Loc: PEI, Canada
Even with a small square room, I prefer the sound untouched by the results from the AudysseyEQ calculations. Turned it a bit flat, for lack of a better term.
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