Originally Posted by ConnecTEDDD
Try to disable Dynamic Contrast Mode or Black Enchancement, maybe this is crushing your black.
Also check your current Console Video Settings comparing your values with the suggested ones you can find at various game console threads.
The only picture option related to Black Level that i see in the TV's settings is named "HDMI Black Level" it can be set to Normal or Low. On normal the picture appears overly bright on Low it appears more suited. I have had it on Low since i purchased the TV.
The console video settings i have set as 1080p resolution. There is an option for setting HDMI Color Space which is set to Auto. Ican also be set to Source, RGB, YCbCr709 and YCbCr601 which is used for HD and SD movies respectfully.
Also there is an option for adjusting the consoles Reference Levels it was set to Expanded.On xbox.com it mentions this refers to color quality. It can be set to standard, intermediate and expanded.
Someone in another forum mentioned this:
"Your tv would be ideally suited to standard or expanded.
Standard outputs in the range of 16-235, commonly referred to as limited range or video range. Intermediate outputs in the range of 8-245, a weird compromise between limited range and full range. Expanded outputs in the range of 0-255, commonly referred to as full range.
Intermediate doesnt meet any standard as its a microsoft made up setting.
Personally ive set mine to standard as i can see black crush going on in dark scenes on expanded."
So it was this particular setting on Expanded that was crushing my blacks. Appears fine now on Standard.