Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Easy-to-use live video shots help you calibrate your TV without complicated test patterns.
- Hosted by the Head Monster, Noel Lee, and singer/songwriter Jenna Drey.
- Includes Jenna Dreys music video--the first recorded in WMV HD (720p) with 7.1 digital audio.
- Created by Monster, the Imaging Science Foundation, and Microsoft.
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Getting the Most from HDTV High Definition RV and displays deliver an astonishing life-like picture that can place you in the action of whatever you are watching, however, the setup by the manufacturer can limit the ability to get the best picture. Presets and out-of-the box setups run HOT for display in brightly lit showrooms to show off the quality of the picture. These settings are often not ideal for home viewing, and calibrating the picture is the only way to get the right setup for your environment. Without proper setup, black appears washed out, white appears too bright, and the details look thin look fuzzy.
Perfect Color and Clarity the Affordable Way The award-winning Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD is the fast, easy, and affordable solution to bring out the best from your HDTV. It was even named Electronic Magazine's 2006 Product of the Year! By using the Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration DVD you will bring your HDTV to a level that you may not even have known was possible quickly and easily. Get perfect color and clarity without retaining a professional ISF calibrator with $10,000 worth of instruments...
Become Your Own Video Expert
In a series of east, step-by-step video tutorials, pop star Jenna Drey walks you through an entire HDTV calibration process. In minutes, you'll learn how to optimize your TV's display levels for maximum HDTV performance, so you can always get the richest blacks, most natural color and absolute sharpest picture from your HDTV. See more than you ever imagined...
Exclusive Monster/ISF Features
- Easy step-by-step video instructions; no intimidating test patterns or complicated programming, no extra equipment required
- Hosted by Jenna Drey and "Head Monster" Noel Lee
- Optimum contrast, brightness, color accuracy and more-in minutes
- Watch your favorite movies and shows exactly the way the pros intended
- Co-produced by the Imaging Science Foundation, the world authority in video calibration
"Leaving your HDTV at the factory picture settings is like installing a new air conditioner without setting the thermostat. Basic picture adjustments take less than five minutes and could improve your TV's performance dramatically." Brent Butterworth, Editor-in-Chief, Home Entertainment Magazine
"Calibrating your television will likely have a far greater impact on the picture's quality than the brand, features, or technology used to create it."
Mike Wood, Editor-in-Chief, Digital TV & Sound
"Congratulations ISF & Monster. Using this DVD will significantly improve picture quality and give HDTV owners insight into the benefits of a complete professional calibration- and at a remarkable price!"
Kevin Miller-CNET-ISF Instructor
"This disc is simply invaluable. Short of bringing in an ISF guru, along with thousands of dollars of test equipment, the HDTV Calibration Wizard is the best and only way to go."
David Frangioni- Home Theater and Studio Designer to the Stars
'High Definition video enhances the listener's attachment to great sound. However, setting video levels for optimum color, black levels and contrast performance has always been a technical challenge for consumers. Our congratulations to Monster/ISF for creating an easy-to-use program to help even novice HDTV owners get dramatically better pictures."
Craig Eggers- Dolby Labs
Top Customer Reviews
I found that "The AVIA Guide to Home Theater" DVD was much better. The AVIA DVD provides much less subjective calibration. It contains audio calibration. It contains suggestions on the types of cables to use, and other helpful suggestions for setting up your home theater. The only downside of the AVIA DVD was that it wasn't widescreen, unlike this widescreen DVD, but in reality the widescreen video is only useful if you're too blind to notice that your aspect ratio on the TV is causing circles to look like ovals.
Personally, I thought this Monster/ISF DVD was a waste of my money.
I have a full time job and I have too many things going on in my life to become an expert on matters of all things HDTV. I am sure some of the more technical discs are great but this took me all of maybe 12 minutes. It showed me how to adjust my black levels (which is very important from what I am told), adjust my brightness and set my color correctly. I am sure it could be better and I may hire someone in the future to calibrate my system but this disc does the job it was intended to do. If you are like me and bought a nice home theater and want it to look good go ahead and buy this disc. It's easy, does a good job and is endorsed by the ISF. That is the bottom line.
Save you money and your time.
Thirty dollars for 20 minutes?? HAH!! Just like every other Monster product; overpriced and over-rated. Save you money buy a
real calibration DVD.
If I could give it back, I would.
Don't be sucked in by the name....
However, I decided to order this since it was supposed to help you fine tune your tv picture without the high price tag of some calibration discs that run up to $400.
This dvd breaks down the calibration into about 8 seperate menus, and really only 4 or so are relevant to calibrating your settings. The first one tunes your black color to the deepest possible black, the next to the whitest white. Sharpness, contrast, and ratio are some other tests included.
However, I found all my settings to be correct for the most part, just by trusting my eyes while watching my other dvd's. I only changed my sharpness, and I think I only took it down one notch. This wouldn't be too bad, except the user of this disc has to suffer through a highly annoying narration of the discs content by the host, Jenna Drey.
The icing on the cake comes when you have "the privilege" of watching Jenna's awful music video, which claims to be the first music video ever done in HD, at the end of the disc. Instead of crisp HD however, the video is shot with a "glamor" filter...the kind that gives that soft fuzzy overtone, which completely defeats the purpose of HD in my opinion. Top it off with a shirtless, kilt-wearing man wielding a pool cue and you have one TERRIBLE music video.
Anyway, bottom line: good for the money if you have no idea what you're doing with your high def television, but if you are even somewhat capable of watching a movie and saying, "the blue sky looks green, I bet I can fix that" then you probably don't need this disc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would say that the calibration did improve the TV picture, and the price was fair. Good choice for the typical home user, but unlikely to impress professionals.Published 5 months ago by Eye4one
Just what one needs to monitor calibration has all the needed tests and then somePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fast shipping. This product does the job as it will set your TV to exactly where it should be. Performed this on both of my plasmas and within 10 minutes my TV was looking top... Read morePublished 15 months ago by jeff
It was a joke. It is just a DVD so it cannot let you adjust your TV at full 1080P. It should be updated to BlueRay to adjust HDTV's.Published 19 months ago by Matthew D Jacoby