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3.0 out of 5 stars
Ermm... I'm a noob so err.. what the hell do I do with it??????, 3 Nov. 2007
If you're not experienced at AV calibration then this dvd is going to be of little use. It's very complicated to use and I have no idea what any of the many, many test patterns are for and there's no instruction on the dvd on how to use them. The only info you get is a very technical text displayed alongside, here are some of the terms they like to put into the info - 'bandwidth, frequency, luminance, chroma, phase errors, Nyquist, high frequency rolloff, adjust color decoding....'and so it goes on, if you don't really know what any of that means I would stay away. I tried downloading the manual and it's 147 pages long and uses exactly the same sort of language as the dvd.
The short demo images do look pretty though.
So in short: probably very good but you need to know what you're doing in the 1st place otherwise it's just gobbledygook and absolutely no use whatsoever!! Flat Field Y 0% anyone? Or perhaps a PLUGE w/Color Bars??? No? Ok then, I suggest you pass this disc by.
Mine's going on e-bay in about 2 mins time.
EDIT: Apparently there are instructions on the standard DVD side. How the hell would I know that? I wanted to tune up my HDTV, I thought both sides would be exactly the same just in standard and HD, surely they could have put the instructions on the HD side as well? Anyway, it doesn't matter now cos HDDVD has gone down the poop chute.