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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good and reasonably priced calibration Disc, 24 July 2013
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This review is from: Wow: World of Wonder [Blu-ray] [Region Free] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
I bought this calibration disc to better the colour reproduction of my HD Samsung tv as well as ensure that my surround sound speakers were set up correctly. I did download the AVSHD709 disc for free from the following site last week and its pretty damn complicated, even following the pdf intructions for it:

avsforum dot com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

After spending around 4 hours navigating through all the instructions, explanations and calibration pages on the disney WOW bluray i am incredibly happy with the results.

Instructions are clear and precise and providing you follow the instructions to the T, you will get fantastic results. The disc covers basic, intermediate and advanced options and some things require specialist equipment such as a sound pressure measuring device (for the speakers). For sorting out my surround sound speakers i just downloaded a decibel measuring app and held it in front of my face, i then slowly went through all the tests to ensure that all my speakers were exactly the same volume from my seating position.

Some of the most useful test cards that you get on the bluray allow you to perfectly set up the colour and hue of the tv with the use of a blue transparent piece of plastic in the centre of some card that comes with the bluray. Its hard to explain but by looking at Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Cyan and Magenta through a piece of blue plastic you will see everything on your screen in grey. You simply have to ensure that the top and bottom vertical strips on the screen match colours as best as possible. There are two strips for sorting out the strength of the colour and two for sorting out the hue (how green or how red the picture should be).

The bluray also has an option that allows you see any distortion on the screen or varying colours due to not sitting directly in front of the tv. It displays a pure megenta colour on screen and if there is any kind of discoloration it means you need to rotate the screen slightly towards your view.

To help set up true colours there are sections with mountain scenes, an ocean with a coast, a photo with a woman holding different coloured peppers and a photo of a fruit and vegetable market stall. There are many HD demos on the disc that you can enjou watching after you have done all the fine tuning and calibrating. Toy Story looked absolutely phenomenal after I spent the best part of 3 hours doing all the calibration tests provided.

My calibration settings afterwards:

For a Samsung flatscreen LCD tv:

After Calibration:

Surround Sound Volume

FL 2
FR 4
CENTRE 2.5
SL 6.5
SR 4
SUB -6.5

EQ

Bass +10
Treble +5

Picture:

Standard

Backlight 10
Contrast 100
Brightness 44
Sharpness 76
Colour 52
Tint G 50 R 50

Black Adjust - off
Dynamic Contrast - off
Gamma minus 1
Edge Enhancement - On

White Balance:

R offset 17
G offset 25
B offset 34
R Gain 36
G Gain 34
B Gain 42

Colour Space - Custom

Red

R30

Green

G40

Blue

30

Yellow

R54, G54

Cyan

G44, B44

Magenta

R12, B21

Hope people find them useful, and remember that the colours and brightness arent meant to melt the retinas from your eyes, natural and realistic colours will appear dull but your eyes will quickly addapt and you will appreciate decent blurays much more!
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