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Digital Video Essentials [Blu-ray]

 NR (Not Rated)   Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Made a big change on my LG 55LH90 Sept. 25 2009
Took a few times going back and relistening, but that's standard doing anything new! Once I caught on to what they were trying to tell me, it calibrated as good as it's going to get without spending hundreds of dollars. Did all the LCDs in the house that I'd done previously (I was darn close from doing visual calibrations before)Digital Video Essentials [Blu-ray] but I was off on the Sharpness setups - once setup, all the sets look decidely better. Purchasing another 2 for my son and daughter to do theirs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital Video Essentials BluRay March 23 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I used it to set up my 50" Samsung Plasma. It took well over an hour to go through everything, but after watching the whole thing it only took me 10-15 minutes to do the actual setup.
Before the setup I was trying to set up the set by eye. I just couldn't figure out what was wrong. I'd fix one thing and then something else would look bad. After using the DVE setup disc, everything looks great. DEFINITELY worth the money! What's $20 after spending over a $1000 on the TV.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very nice Sept. 25 2009
I had purchased this product to calibrate my new Samsung LCD. After using the product, I realized that they did a decent job of calibrating the television at the factory and just required tweaks here and there. shipping and ordering were absolutely hassle free and easy as possible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Calibration Disk March 15 2010
Joe Kane's Digital Video Essentials Series sets the benchmark for all other calibration disks. This disk is an updated version of his original, with menus which are much easiser to navigate. Much of the instructional material is re-used from the original disk, but some of the calibration patterns have been updated.

If you already own the original DVE, then you don't need to rush out and get this. I had calibrated one HDTV with the orignial DVE, loaned the disk to a friend and it never came back. I have since picked up three addiontal HDTV's (which needed calibration) so I got this disk. The new TV's came out much improved. When I re-ran the calibration on the original set, the settings came out virtually identical to the settings I had with the orignial Disk.

If you are in the market for a calibration disk, then this is my top reference. It's not the prettiest. It's not the easiest. But it is the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely Essential March 5 2010
By BraunU
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Very educational about all aspects of HD television. This item was really an eye opener. I passed it to two of my friends and it made them realize that the settings on their tv's did not permit them to achieve optimal viewing. Unlike my Sony, some of the menus were unaccessable or hidden on their tv's. This Blu-Ray went a long way to fixing many of the issues I was not happy about on my tv. I also educated me about how some of the settings operate - in particular the contrast level, black and white levels. I thoroughly recommend this item.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok but not great, especially for beginners. July 17 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is more of a discussion disc that a guided tutorial to help you set up your tv. It contains lots of targets that would be very useful but not enough interactivity to show you how to use them. So if you already know how to use the charts it's ok. If you want more help on how to actually set up a tv then Disney WoW or Spears and Munsell are better bets. WoW for raw beginners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with DVE April 7 2011
I have previously used an Avia product for a CRT type set and was totally happy. Unfortunatly this product falls short of my expectations. My biggest disappointment is with the color adjustment patterns and instructions. The instructions are limited to adjusting the color and tint on the flat screen however my Sharp TV has many more available adjustments including saturation etc. There are lots of video test patterns available on the DVD but not really any instructions on how to use them. I did not look at the audio section on the dvd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something I needed Jan. 23 2014
By Lucifer
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I have a surround system and new tv, the surround has a built in microphone to adjust speaker settings and surround automatically. This tutorial and set up Blu Ray covers much much more. I would recommend this to anyone setting up their tv and/or surround system. Install like the professionals!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
could have had some more instruction to make it easier to use
Published 26 days ago by Shaun M Holst
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but won't play in PS4
Major problem with disk, it won't play in PS4s
Published 1 month ago by Fred Goodfellow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Seller.... everything delivered as promised.
Great Seller.... everything delivered as promised.
Published 1 month ago by AdrianD
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for setting up your HD TV
I found this product very useful for setting up my HD TV, well worth the purchase price.

Thirty days after my new TV arrived I had a professional calibration done. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Keith Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars digital essentials
if you want to set up your tv correctly, this is the tool to buy. Just follow the instructions and you are good
Published 17 months ago by Andrew Mooney
2.0 out of 5 stars Compliqué pour quoi?
J'avais le disque AVIA pour DVD qui était beaucoup plus facile à utiliser. Je me considère moyennement techky mais il est très facile de se perdre dans... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Pierre Desjardins
5.0 out of 5 stars great tool for calibration
This video is a great tool for the calibration process. Even though I couldn't calibrate my tv accurately (old technology plasma), this video helped me see the limitations of my 7... Read more
Published on June 24 2012 by Jeff
1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't know there'd be a test!
I`m in total agreement with the other bad reviews for this product.

It is quite educational about TV setup, but it is NOT a step-by-step guide for you to calibrate your... Read more
Published on May 12 2012 by ly huynh
1.0 out of 5 stars Video Basics - Video Impossibles
I purchased this DVD on the recommendation of a local retailer. I am experiencing "burn in" on my 50" Plasma TV. Read more
Published on Aug. 27 2010 by Bid_D
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