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Worth spending more for Premiere XL because of THX?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by atomarchio, May 10, 2012.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    But with the BD you are calibrating from the BD player. You use the thx calibration on the TiVO to tweak that spefic input the TiVO is on. The same goes when using. BD. It will calibrate the input the BD player is on. Different devices typically need different settings for things to be optimized.
     
  2. rhettf

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    Thats only true if you don't use a AV Receiver and your TV is your input switch hub. Anyone who uses one usually only has one HDMI cable running to the TV.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I've been getting my main HDTV professionally calibrated for eleven years now. I would always schedule the calibration after getting new components since every component is different. There would always be a main calibration of the set, and then each individual device would be tweaked since they all behave differently. A global calibration does not translate 100% to every device so each device needs to be tweaked to get the optimal picture quality. And the TiVo is no different. By having calibration patterns that can be sent from the actual devices enables you to tweak the calibration the best to optimize the picture for that individual device.
     
  4. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Definitely agree that global calibrations don't work. Are you using your AVR to do the calibrations for individual inputs and then have one cable go to your TV? or do you plug in each input to your TV and then use optical cables for audio?

    I personally use a iScan Duo for all my calibration (Connects to SpectraCal) and it has a HDMI audio only out which goes to my AVR and a HDMI Video Out that goes directly to my TV, keeping the video signal from getting processed by my AVR.
     
  5. aaronwt

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    Everything goes to my DUO and then to my Denon Receiver before going to my TV. My receiver does not do any processing to video unless I turn the processing on. I have always left it off plus I've been relying on external scalers/video processors for the past ten years.

    I've been thinking about getting the Chromapure video processing software(along with the X-Rite Display 3 Colorimeter) for the auto calibration feature with the DUO. At this point I figure the money that will go into another professional calibration will be better used toward everything involved to be able to auto calibrate with the DUO.
     
  6. DonaldBurns65144

    DonaldBurns65144 Member

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    I didn't imply it changes anything. You just don't have the video to use in the future.
     
  7. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Nice, I love my DUO, isn't the DUO Amazing? Everyone who watches my TV asks me how it looks so good and then I show them that.

    The Oppo BDP-93 with source direct is the ultimate IMO.

    The Auto Calibration is great and so easy with SpectraCal and a Colorimeter, I have never heard of Chromapure though. Personally I ended up buying the equipment for calibration since I wanted to teach myself and now I do it for friends. I would recommend DIY its easy and much cheaper.

    We seem to be in the small minority by using stand alone video processors at home, which is why I first made the comment that most non tech people do one general calibration (no one I know calibrates), your the first person I have ever spoke with that uses the DUO.
     
  8. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    I kind of feel like an idiot now for deleting the TXH calibration video from all my Premieres. I don't happen to care about it, but I never stopped to think about how it might affect the resale value down the line. It does seem pretty silly that TiVo doesn't offer a way to re-download it if you so desire.
     
  9. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I doubt 95% of buyers understand any of this. And another 4%, like myself, don't really care. Two and a half years into my PXL and I haven't quite gotten around to feeding the audio through my home receiver and Bose 901 based speaker system....still using the Sony flat panel's speakers.
     

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