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Old 11-19-2011, 06:06 AM - Thread Starter
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I am somewhat confused :-) I use my HTPC to play Blu-ray (MKV) and nothing else.

I've set my graphics to full RGB (ATI 4850) I use MPC-HC and have set the output range to 16-235

But what about my Samsung UE40D5005. Should HDMI Black Level be set to Normal or Low? Are Normal = RGB Full Range?

Is it best to set the graphics card to full rgb and MPC-HC to 16-235 when I do not use it for anything other than blu-ray?

Thanks in advance :-)

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I am somewhat confused :-) I use my HTPC to play Blu-ray (MKV) and nothing else.

I've set my graphics to full RGB (ATI 4850) I use MPC-HC and have set the output range to 16-235

But what about my Samsung UE40D5005. Should HDMI Black Level be set to Normal or Low? Are Normal = RGB Full Range?

Is it best to set the graphics card to full rgb and MPC-HC to 16-235 when I do not use it for anything other than blu-ray?

Thanks in advance :-)

HDMI Black Level should be Normal for RGB Full Range and Low for RGB Limited Range.
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This means that I must set the Black Level to Normal, although I have set the Output Range to 16-235 in MPC-HC

This is somewhat confusing, at least for me :-)

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This means that I must set the Black Level to Normal, although I have set the Output Range to 16-235 in MPC-HC

This is somewhat confusing, at least for me :-)

16-235 is RGB limited range and you should use HDMI Black Level Low in that case. This is the ideal range for video like Blu-ray Disc.
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There is only one 1 point of confusion here... years ago, Samsung started labeling the RGB levels backwards and they never stopped doing it even though their QA department has asked to have the labels reversed. So don't worry about it and just remember that Samsung did the labeling backwards.
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Thanks for helping :-) one might well wish for a little more clarity from various manufacturers as well as from TV manufacturers and computer parts. But eh, now HTPC world of course also completely new.

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There is only one 1 point of confusion here... years ago, Samsung started labeling the RGB levels backwards and they never stopped doing it even though their QA department has asked to have the labels reversed. So don't worry about it and just remember that Samsung did the labeling backwards.


Do you know if this has been corrected?

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