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Digital Video Essentials High Definition (HD DVD \ DVD Combo)
• IMPORTANT NOTICE: This two-sided HD DVD combo disc will only play in high definition with an HD DVD player. It will play in standard definition with a DVD player or Blu-ray player.
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HD DVD/Standard DVD Combo Disc
Both SD and HD versions of DVE in one package
The calibration tool for HD home theaters
Includes one year free membership to online support community
Future-ready for downloadable advanced content
Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby True HD Calibration content
Color filters for checking decoding
Wide Screen 16x9 in SD and HD
Audio-Dolby Digial 2.0 Surround Sound
Top Customer Reviews
IF you dont have a disc like this already.. this would be a good disk for you.
If you already have a something (Non HD).. then dont bother.. just use what you have. Hopefully someone will bring out a decent disc with ALL HD content including the instructional videos and info, so we can have the HD config screens with the instructions... for those of us who dont do it for a living.
Much to my astonishment, the HD-DVD side of this disk only includes demonstration materials and test patterns, with no audio instruction accompanying the test patterns! Leaving the unlucky user with 2 choices:
1. Memorize or write down what you're supposed to do on the DVD side of the disk, then flip it and find the HD-DVD test patterns, or
2. Print out the 147-page "book" to make sense of it all. Joe, what were you thinking?
Avoid this disc like the Black Plague. For the reader's reference, the rest of this review is a direct quote from the 147-page "book":
"The original reason we chose to provide just the test and demonstration materials in HD was one of hoping to be able to reach the market near the time of the introduction of the format. As with Video Essentials in 1997 we found the challenge of producing a test disc in a new format to be far more difficult than we expected.
Knowing we still needed some form of tutorial for use of the basic test patterns, we decided to include the SD version of DVE in the HD DVD package. That capability, providing HD content on one side and SD content on the other, is part of the HD DVD format. It's called a Hybrid or Combo Disc.
We've taken the test materials on the HD side of the program much further than anything that is described on the SD side so we needed some additional documentation. That's what you have here.
In writing this description we decided to detail the entire contents of the HD side of the disc rather than covering just the materials not mentioned in the video tutorial. It's become a "book"."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
as expected does the job and lets you hear if the system is working the way you want so should be fine for mostPublished on June 24, 2014 by Dionne F.
I expected it to be a little bit more in depth - overall its okay but there are better out there.
it does it job
Ever asked someone what time it is and had to listen to them tell you how to build a clock to get an answer? If not, then this DVD is for you. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Edward Dennis
Did what it says it does. Allows me to have a base to adjust my Tele instead of just eyeballing it.Published on June 19, 2011 by Moefugger
This helped a lot when trying to tweak the settings of my new Plasma TV at the time. Although I couldn't view this in HD it did still work in my regular DVD player. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by Jason Boney