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Calibrate Plasma TV

Snake Doctor

Active Member
In haven't changed the settings on my plasma in years and I have noticed the picture isn't a crisp or bright as it once was. The cd I used in the past has disappeared, vanished, is in hiding so I need to find a replacement. What would you suggest I use to calibrate the TV?
 

Towen7

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Moderator
I think the standard recommendations still apply: Spears and Munsil calibration disc or Digital Video Essentials. Both are available on Amazon for $30
 

Huey

Well-Known Member
Famous
The Disney WOW disk is pretty good as a tool for calibrating your TV. In a pinch though, some of the Pixar disks have calibration tools as well.
 

Towen7

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Staff member
Moderator
The Disney WOW disk is pretty good as a tool for calibrating your TV. In a pinch though, some of the Pixar disks have calibration tools as well.
Agree… I didn’t list that as it’s not widely available at retail anymore.
 

Akula

Well-Known Member
There's even a halfway decent THX app for iOS that has a calibration tool on it. It's what I use now.
 

Huey

Well-Known Member
Famous
I didn't know that the Disney Wow disk wasn't available anymore. That's too bad, as it's a pretty straight forward calibration disk.
 

Snake Doctor

Active Member
I think the standard recommendations still apply: Spears and Munsil calibration disc or Digital Video Essentials. Both are available on Amazon for $30

Is one better than the other? A few years ago I bought a CD that was suppose to be great, it turned out to be basically a commercial with little or no help at all. A couple of months ago I ran across it while looking for the "good" one and tossed it out. Why do I keep things that have no value what-so-ever?
 

Towen7

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Staff member
Moderator
Is one better than the other? A few years ago I bought a CD that was suppose to be great, it turned out to be basically a commercial with little or no help at all. A couple of months ago I ran across it while looking for the "good" one and tossed it out. Why do I keep things that have no value what-so-ever?
I’ve used the Digital Video Essentials one but my understanding is that the Spears and Munsil version goes a little deeper.
 

Huey

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Famous
I am guessing the Disney WOW disk is strictly for calibration?
They do have some demo reels at the end, but yes, mostly for calibration, which goes from basic calibration to very in depth calibration, just depends on what you want to do.
 
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