The Walt Disney company has taken to giving away DVDs that help consumers calibrate their TVs to optimally get the best out of HD entertainment systems.
The Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Division will distribute the DVDs at this week’s CEDIA Show in the USA.
The disc is designed for different knowledge levels – from beginners to expert custom installers.
Disney said the WOW disc has been engineered to meet or exceed the Digital Reference Standard for ultra high fidelity picture and sound.
It will be offered along with exclusive content on a bonus disc, an added Disney film and a high performance HDMI cable.
TWICE Magazine said that the disc offers viewers the basics of home theatre alongside Disney’s Goffy character, and takes them through basic instructions for maximising home theatre performance through on-screen menus.
The disc packaging also includes an illustrated handbook. The Disney WOW disc is comprehensive and applicable to everything from flat panel displays and OLED screens to projection equipment and CRT based TV sets, as well as multiple sound formats ranging from Stereo to 7.1 Channel Surround.
A total of 35 A/V calibration and evaluation tools are included for beginners, advanced and expert home theatre enthusiasts. Beginner tools are designed for ease of use in the proper alignment of home theatre equipment.
The Advanced section contains A/V addresses professional evaluation and calibration tasks for specific monitors, displays, and projectors. Illustrations in the included 56 page booklet and the on-screen guide provide clear examples of properly and improperly calibrated A/V test patterns.