How to Fine-Tune Your HDTV
Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:33 PM
as a matter of fact, MOST t.v. shows don't have closed captioning. and u expect closed captioning on a website.....
Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:48 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:05 AM
The wonderful thing about this ENGLISH accent is that it clearly reproduces ENGLISH. In this case without hesitation, regional inflection or deviation: "the guy"sounds like a professional. This clear speech is called RP (recieved pronunciation) in Britain and was originally used by the BBC for clarity.
"It's like the guy speaks with a British accent . . . "
Well. d'uh . . . do you think? It is English, not American that we speak and it was invented in England (that's Britain to you).
Thank you PCWORLD for an excellent set of instructional videos with clear commentaries. I understood every word and I am Irish.
Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:53 PM
THX DVDs have a built in free tests to tune settings on any TV or sound system.
To access them: From the main menu of any THX DVD, select the options screen (usually for selecting language or sound settings). THX DVDs will display a THX logo on this menu that you can highlight and select. Once selected instructions are provided with test screens and sounds for video and audio adjustments.
Test patterns are provided for brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness. Sound tests each speaker to assure they are correctly positioned (right, left, rear right, middle right, woofer, etc.)
I noticed all my Star Wars DVDs are THX as are many others. Look for the THX logo on the back panel of any DVD jacket and give it a try. One thing to note on any TV is that settings need to be different to pass the tests in different lighting situations. Bright sunny daytime requires a different setting than late night lights out. Most high end TVs allow for multiple settings, but you need to run the THX tests in the actual setting.
Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:17 AM
I am sure there are some good uses for video, but the dissemination of information and 'how tos' is not one of them.
To ere is human, it takes a computer to realy mess things up.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:34 PM