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Guide to Calibrating Contrast/Colour etc

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by MouseMat2004, 26 Jan 2006.

  1. MouseMat2004

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    Anyone got a good guide for calibrating a TV for the best contrast, colour, brightness etc

    Hopefully one with good hi-res pics so I can do it for my Xbox360.

    I normally just aim for dark blacks and bright whites but would be nice to make sure I'm getting the best out of my HDTV.
     
  2. Shimmyhill

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    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

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    Best bet is a DVE disc, put it in dvd player and calibrte from there. Also lots of dvd's have a THX optimizer thats not bad as a base - recent starwars and pixar films usually have it.

    Or you can go semi expensive and get a hardware option like a spyder or a proper ISF calibration (someone comes round with lots of hardware and spends best part of a day setting it up) expensive tho.

    If you use the dvd solutions in the 360 it will be a good base and then you can tweak when in game etc.