I don't know anything about violins, and I won't have time for a tutor until much later.
When attempting to tune my violin, I was advised to get a digital violin tuner. Alright. But before I go get one, I did some surfing on the web and found lots of sites like this: http://www.violinonline.com/interactivefingerboard.htm
There, you can see a web application that apparently tells you how is your violin supposed to sound depending on what notes you play. Out of curiosity, I tried clicking the top-right E (I guess it is called Open E).
... that sound definitely is not the one I get when doing it with my new violin. In fact, I never produced it. For a moment I though that it was my bow technique, which apparently really makes a difference. But I've tried it a lot already and I was unable to do the sound from the web application. So I guess that the violin is out of tune.
I used both the tuning pegs and fine tuners over and over, but I am never able to get the sound suggested by the application. I admit, however, that being so new with the violin and with no instructor yet, I was turning the pegs in a rather "blind" way (with little idea what I was actually doing).
So all of that leads to my question: is the web application (or any other you can think of) accurate? (of course it isn't exactly accurate, but is it "useful" in any way?) If yes, then what else might I be missing?