I brought my Spears & Munsil disc to calibrate a used Sharp LCD 1080p set that had been given to my son. I turned off "dynamic contrast," "Dynamic Noise Reduction," and "OPC" before calibration.
On the Contrast screen, none of the rectangles around the rows of numbers were visible at all, no matter where I set the CONTRAST control. Changing the brightness and backlight settings did not make them visible. They did show up on the help screen.
The BRIGHTNESS test pattern showed a gray border around the screen and a completely black center. Again, changing the contrast and backlight settings made no difference. And on the help screen, the text was visible, but not the simulated test pattern.
The other basic video adjustment screens worked without a hitch. And I was able to use the contrast and brighteness patterns on the Avia 2 DVD. The end result looked good\ on familiar video material.
So why didn't the S&M contrast and brightness patterns work??
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