· Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray DVD Player Review:
Michael TLV provides his impressions on the Blu-ray DVD layer.
Check it out
· Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player Review:
Michael TLV provides his impressions on the new Toshiba HD DVD
player. Should you put it on you must have list? Check it out
· Sony RPTV Convergence Tips:
Gregg Loewen provides a step by step description of how to rein in
convergence on Sony sets. Check
· Pelican PL-957 Video Switch Modification:
Mod submitted by Phil Dunlop (aka Cactus) to add additional toslink
receivers and/or a remote capability. Check it out.
· PANASONIC & SAMSUNG PLASMA Review:
Michael TLV provides an in depth review of the Panasonic TH-42PD50U and
Samsung PPM42M5S and reveals some very surprising results. Check out which wins
out. Find out
· How to make the Momitsu V880 DVD player to work with
the Loewe Aconda
David Chen comes through again. He offers tips on how to make the V880 DVI player
work with the Aconda. Check it out.
· Firmware Upgrades for LG DV7832NXC
& its twin Zenith DVB318 DVD Players
The long awaited upgrades are here courtesy of our resident expert Michael TLV.
These upgrades fix the White Crush problem and allows upconversion of
commercial DVDs to 720p and 1080i via the units component video outputs. Check it out.
· NeuNeo High Definition DVD Player HVD108
NeuNeo announces their new player. Check
out their announcement.
· OMWAVE EH1 - New HTPC
Our HD friends in Europe have their own HTPC offering. Check
out the announcement sent by Emmanuelle Renaudat of OMWave.
· Euro Toshiba 7076DD settings
A fellow enthusiast in Europe offers his TV settings. Check it out.
· Color Analyzers by Michael TLV
Michael TLV discusses one of the critical tools used in calibrating TV sets. Check it out.
· Marantz VP12S3 DLP Review by Gregg Loewen
Gregg calibrates the Marantz VP12S3 DLP with a Bravo D1 DVI DVD player, AVIA PRO
calibration disk, and a Milori Colorfacts CF 6000 Spectroradiometer. Read
all about it.
· LG DV7832NXC DVI DVD Player Review
Michael TLV tests this new player that hit the market just a little over two months
ago. Get a first hand look at what this new player has to offer. Check out his findings.
· Calibration Rosetta Stone
Michael TLV and Gregg Loewen developed a table that summarizes adjustments, tweaks, or
calibration techniques as they apply to different brand HDTV sets. At long
last, a reference sheet where enthusiasts, novices and seasoned, can quickly look up
tweaks for their set. Check it out here.
· M-TLV Grayscale Calibration Report Version 4.0
The latest version of the ISF calibration report
format that better conveys to the customer their HDTV set's grayscale performance before
and after calibration is finally here. Learn more
about it here.
· Pioneer Plasma Tip:
- Plasma Model 5040 Service Menu
· Video Switchers:
- New offerings from JVC, AVTool, and Sima Corporation. Learn more
· Toshibas Tips:
- Toshiba manuals back online. Thanks to Frank Ball.
· Sony Tips:
- Tweak site for the WEGA KVXA25M31 is back up! Thanks to Nicole Pragasam in Brisbane
Australia, WEGA owners can again find useful tips to make their sets sing.
- Uneven Brightness Fix
- Oversqueeze Fix
- WEGA FS vs. FV model series
· New HDTV Satellite Provider:
New service provider of at least 21 HD channels! That's quite a bit more
than DirecTV or Dish. Will it drive the transition to HD even more? Will
current HD subscribers of DirecTV and Dish switch? Learn
Calibration Tours give HDTV and home theater enthusiasts a chance to get highly sought
talents and expertise of renowned calibrationists and calibrators to tweak their sets.
Check out who's coming to your town.
· Updated Tours gearing
up for Michael TLV and Gregg Loewen
- Check them out and sign
up. Do it now. They fill up very fast!
If you are a calibrator, please feel free to post your calibration tour info at our
· DVHS on a
Michael TLV shows you how to "tape DVHS onto SVHS/VHS tape the cheap and safe
· Momitsu DVD-V880 Review
- Capable of resolutions up to 720p and 1080i through
BOTH component and DVI
- Compatible with MPEG-4 (Divx version 4.02 and above) and JPEG picture CD
- Multi-region and capable of playing DVDs with RCE (Regional Coding Enhancement)!
- Macrovision is disabled!
· Skyworth 2750 DVD Player Review
- Sister to the 1050P/D boasts comparable performance with a few tricks up its
HDS4 Switcher Reviews
Check out owner feedback on this new product. Excellent addition for your HDTV
· Zenith HDTV Tips
- Lens Cleaning
- Astigmatism Adjustment
· Panasonic HDTV Tips
- Plasma HD
- Screen Removal
Calibrator Tips from David Gibbons
· Lens Flare Fix
Optical Path - A CRT RPTV Weak Point: Problems inherent with CRT-based RPTV's
Screen Warping from heavy center speakers
Tips from Michael TLV
· Toshiba 540p Issue
(27 June 2003) - Looks like Toshiba is really listening. They've finally fixed the
problem. Michael TLV reports on his findings including pictures to prove it.
· Hitachi HDTV Series 20s Problems
- Michael TLV reports on troubling problems with current crop of series 20
sets; problems require either repair or replacement .... or use fixes via the service
menu. Read about it ...
· Consumer Electronic Show 2003
- A special article chocked full of highlights and lowlights as Michael
TLV reflects on the events in and around the show. Learn about equipment, activities, and
personalities. Also learn about a troubling incident in the ISF calibrator world as
revealed by Michael TLV. A must read.
Read about it...
Other Calibrator Tips
Lenstriping by Gregg Loewen
· Scheimpfluge on HDTV RPTVs
by Mr Bob
· Cleaning the optics
by Mr Bob
· myHD MDP-100 Review
- Review of the pc card HDTV tuner and recorder. Read about it ...
YXY Aspect Ratio Controller
YXY, developed by programmer extraordinaire Jim Ferguson, provides Scaler capabilities
to your HTPC. This gives one the ability to scale the image to adjust the height and
width to your liking on your HDTV.....minimize or eliminate the black bars. The best
part is that Jim offers it free of charge. Check it out.
· Gemini Industries
now a reseller for the Silver Sensor Indoor Antenna
· Zektor introduces
the new HDS4 video/audio switcher
· Philips introduces
their new line-up of HDTV sets switcher
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