Hi. My Onkyo TX-SR876 receiver (along with my TV) was calibrated by Michael Chen several years ago. Unfortunately, I had to have the HDMI board replaced recently, and of course his settings were lost (and presumably wouldn't work well on the new board even if I had them). Since the receiver is pretty old now it didn't make sense to get it professionally recalibrated (though I'm rethinking that
, so I thought I'd take a stab at doing a basic calibration myself (starting from a manual factory reset).
Unfortunately I'm having an awful time after getting to the "Flashing Color Bars" image with setting hue/saturation. The receiver has a "blue mode", so I turn that on, but then discover that in order to get gray and blue to match, saturation has to be maxed out at +50. Hue doesn't need any adjustment at this level, but the resulting picture is as you'd expect with saturation maxed; grossly over saturated colors. FWIW, I also have a blue filter from an old Avia DVD, and get the same result with it.
I did do black and white levels first of course, and FWIW, found that it needed a significant contrast adjustment to the tune of +30 (brightness, -9). Also, my only sources are a PC and a satellite box, so I've been viewing the 709 images via the PC.
Thanks in advance for any advice you may have for me ...