If you've read the previous DIY calibration articles here at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, then you've seen us cover ChromaPure and CalMAN calibration systems, and the DVDO Duo video processor. This time we're going to look at the newest release of ChromaPure, version 2.2, as well as the Lumagen Radiance Mini-3D Video Processor, both individually and together.
Introduction to Video Accessory Reviews
Most home theater enthusiasts can enjoy their movies with a good display and an audio system anchored by an AV receiver or surround processor. But for those born with the tweaking gene, there are performance-enhancing products to get you that last one-percent towards perfection.
If you have a large DVD library, an advanced video processor can go a long way towards making standard-definition content look better. Even with the scaling solutions built into most players and displays, there are products that can take you further. Some come in the form of small boxes that connect between your source and display, and others demand space in your equipment rack and come at a premium price.
Another product near-and-dear to home theater buffs is a projection screen. Even the best display won’t show you what it can do if you throw the image on a wall. Screen materials come in a dizzying array of sizes and types so it’s important to know what will work best for your individual space. The newest models can even reject ambient light so you don’t have to watch movies in the dark. Our reviews cover screen material technology and we include contrast and color-shift testing so you can determine the best possible match for your projector.