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post #1 of 4 Old 08-22-2014, 04:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Properly setting contrast and brightness on blu-ray player

I am having trouble setting brightness and contrast on my LCD TV using AVS HD patterns disc in a Panasonic DMP-BD87 Blu-ray player. When the player is set to normal picture mode I cannot get blacker than black or whiter than white(i.e. below 16 and above 234 respectively) to show from the AVS disc. If I change the player's mode to user and then adjust the default contrast and brightness settings on the player itself (a few clicks from 0 ) , I am then able to see the bars from the AVS disc and then adjust the TV controls to the proper levels. My question is this a legitimate means of doing this or am I making "two wrongs equal a right" and should I leave the Blu-ray player at its default settings.
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You should not need to change Brightness or Contrast on the BD player. This post may help you:

AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray & MP4 Calibration
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The only thing I did on my blu-ray player is turn off noise reduction.
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Your blu-ray player should be set to defaults so that it is not doing any video enhancements at all. You want to adjust your panel with as clean of a signal path as possible. Some blu-ray players are just better than others when it comes to default settings.
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