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    Default New TV First Time Setup


    Calibration with an inexpensive DVD like Avia or DVE (Digital Video Essentials) will do nothing but improve your TV enjoyment. As no two TV's are the same coming off the assembly line due to manufacturing tolerances, different parts manufacturers and assembly procedures, the ballpark settings used as the factory standard can usually be improved upon (sometimes a major improvement, sometimes a minor improvement), no matter the manufacturer. It is always advisable to use at least a calibration DVD to fine tune your TV so it can be at it's maximum enjoyment potential.

    1. Buy a calibration DVD like Avia or DVE.

    2. Put it in your DVD player.

    3. Press play and follow the instructions.

    4. When finished connect the DVD player to each of the TV's remaining inputs and repeat steps 1 through 3.

    Shazam, you're all set to watch your TV optimized to it's best performance.
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    A lot of times, a lack of calibration to a new set causes the buyer to express his disappointment regarding the PQ of so called " High definition" TV's. Unfortunately this is created by the lack of consumers education by Electronic dealers, fearing the loss of a sale by confusing the prospective buyers with the need to "CALIBRATE", it sounds to "Technical" to the consumer, when in reality it's not a difficult procedure. And also sometimes the sales rep's, not being properly educated in the product lines themselves, are actually unaware of what necessary to perform this task. Sometimes they try to push "In house tech's" to calibrate at an additional cost, which most buyers decline because of added cost to an already expensive investment, it only requires a little time and patience to achieve great results by the buyer themselves, and can be achieved by most people, without the need for technical expertise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    Calibration with an inexpensive DVD like Avia or DVE (Digital Video Essentials) will do nothing but improve your TV enjoyment. As no two TV's are the same coming off the assembly line due to manufacturing tolerances, different parts manufacturers and assembly procedures, the ballpark settings used as the factory standard can usually be improved upon (sometimes a major improvement, sometimes a minor improvement), no matter the manufacturer. It is always advisable to use at least a calibration DVD to fine tune your TV so it can be at it's maximum enjoyment potential.

    1. Buy a calibration DVD like Avia or DVE.

    2. Put it in your DVD player.

    3. Press play and follow the instructions.

    4. When finished connect the DVD player to each of the TV's remaining inputs and repeat steps 1 through 3.

    Shazam, you're all set to watch your TV optimized to it's best performance.
    Doesn't get any simplier than that!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    Doesn't get any simplier than that!!!!!!!
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    Valuable information, I will have to do that, thank you.
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    Got a question since I haven't done the inital setup for a long time. Is there any report on how well the PS3 or other bluray players upscale the AVIA. Am I better off using that or an old DVD player (would seem like using the PS3 is the best option since that is what I will use going forward).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeak View Post
    Got a question since I haven't done the inital setup for a long time. Is there any report on how well the PS3 or other bluray players upscale the AVIA. Am I better off using that or an old DVD player (would seem like using the PS3 is the best option since that is what I will use going forward).
    i would use the ps3 to run it, i always try to use the players, in my case i use my 360 for the time being to calibrate my tv.
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    new lg tv, lg blu-ray, lg soundbar and cable connection = 4 remotes. any way to consolidate to one remote? and, if so, any brand in particular you'd recommend? thanks for the help

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    Harmony!!!

    I have a 650 and itll control 5 devices, others will do more but cost more.
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    thanks, elway. that should do it. i just looked it up on amazon and i can get it for $95 -- which is about my limit. i can probably get it a little cheaper elsewhere, but i like the convenience of amazon keeping track of everything i've purchased. a single remote would definitely make life simpler. actually, two remotes, since we'd still that the lg magic wand thingee. one last question: would the harmony remote cause the magic wand to lose its mojo? or could both remotes be operational simultaneously? thanks!

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    On the wand, I have zero idea
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    I second the recommendation of the Harmony remote. I have the Harmon one. I would look at the logitech website and check out the various ones before you purchase. Not only do they support different amouts of gear, but the button layouts on them are different. I had an older Harmony 890, and the volume button stopped working after a couple of years. It also had issues re charging as it did not sit in the cradle properly.

    They seem to have fixed all of that with the Harmony One and I have zero complaints with it. I bought one for my Mom (who just retired, if that gives some idea of our general ages), and programmed it for her. Being able to select "watch TV" and have the TV turn on, go to the right input, stereo on, etc really is nice, and is almost priceless for someone who does not know which remote to grab, when (family members, kids / grandkids, etc).
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