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Old 04-30-2009, 04:54 PM
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Josh Zyber has reviewed the 'Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark.' He says this is a very useful tool for calibrating and evaluating your HD theater. Recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2341...benchmark.html
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:32 PM
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very nice review.
I definitely think I will order this as a companion to my DVE Basics.
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I just got the 'Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics (bluray version) which i haven't tried yet, anyone thinks that it would be worth to get this one as well??
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I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the disc.

You can find more info about the disc on our website. We have screen shots of the disc menus. We have started publishing articles on using the disc. We just published the "Setting the brightness control" and have many more coming.

I don't have enough posts yet to actually post the URL. You can type in www dot spearsandmunsil dot com.
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On the other hand, 'DVE' has no deinterlacing or chroma alignment tests, for instance. The two products each serve their own purposes, and I recommend both.

but to what point, can these things even be "tuned" away if badly handled?

in my personal experience calibrating TVs and such, (admittedly close to none) if the screen have a problem with interlace format, the owner is stuck with it.


and what is chroma alignment really? Google helped me to some sickening green and purple drapes but.. maybe some "tech special" could be hlpful to complement these sorts of reviews?
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Welcome to the forum Stacey.. so are you related to Britney?

www.spearsandmunsil.com

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I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the disc.

You can find more info about the disc on our website. We have screen shots of the disc menus. We have started publishing articles on using the disc. We just published the "Setting the brightness control" and have many more coming.

I don't have enough posts yet to actually post the URL. You can type in www dot spearsandmunsil dot com.
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but to what point, can these things even be "tuned" away if badly handled?
It will allow you to figure out if your player or display does a better job with interlace content. Just because your Blu-ray player can output 1080p24 for DVD and BD, it does not mean you want to use it for both.

Some Blu-ray players offer a native, or direct, mode. This mode will output the resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p) based on the content playing. If your display has worse deinterlacing than your player, then you don't want to use the direct mode. And on the flip side, just because your player can convert all sources to 1080p60, does not mean you want to let it do that.

The tests will help you figure out the best path for each. You can also use the disc to help you decide on your next player, video processor or display.

I hope that makes sense.

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and what is chroma alignment really?
YC Delay. Some players, like the OPPO, have the ability to adjust YC delay.

In an upcoming article we will show you how to pick the color space that works best in your setup. Some players allow you to chose 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and RGB. It turns out that some displays will introduce YC delay or roll off resolution depending on which color space you chose.

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so are you related to Britney?
The real question is, do her friends ask her if she is related to Stacey?
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The real question is, do her friends ask her if she is related to Stacey?
nah. they probably ask her when she's going to shave her head and threaten to kill her kids again.

anyways...i think it's neat you're here to answer any questions on the release. big ups, Stacey
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I hope that makes sense.



YC Delay. Some players, like the OPPO, have the ability to adjust YC delay.

In an upcoming article we will show you how to pick the color space that works best in your setup. Some players allow you to chose 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and RGB. It turns out that some displays will introduce YC delay or roll off resolution depending on which color space you chose.
well, as much as something makes sense to me at least.


so this is another thing causing colour ghosting like in the good old days of S and component video then, but like in a conversion stage for the digital transfers of today? and here I hoped all this new tech and synced HDMi and stuff was the end of all errors, setup troubles and the road to everlasting bliss.


sounds good that. till then, I found this older article that seems pretty thorough in explaining both the above problems and then some, in the analogue days at least.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...ut-1-2003.html
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I found this older article that seems pretty thorough in explaining both the above problems and then some, in the analogue days at least.
You found one of our articles. For some reason it was not moved over when JJ revamped the Secrets website. Thank you for that. I have added it to our articles section.

The chroma samples are co-sited with luma. You can see this in the chroma bug article. Because of this you have to account for it when you convert back to 4:4:4 or RGB. If not, you will have a half pixel shift.

Some of the previous YC delay patterns actually had a half pixel shift in the pattern, making them incorrect. If someone designed and built a player using that pattern, the player would have the error in it.

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and here I hoped all this new tech and synced HDMi and stuff was the end of all errors,
So did we! The first Blu-ray and HD DVD players still had the chroma bug.
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