I have 2 gripes re. VE. One is that the pluge pattern is too easy to interpret subjectively, causing far too many viewers to come out with too dark a picture after following VE's verbal directions to the letter. You have to use your own eye to settle on the ideal Brightness/Black Level setting, determined by how much dark detail fill is enough, and how much is too much. I've all but given up on the pluge pattern for this purpose, aside from looking at it AFTER I have attained the ideal Br./Bl. L. setting with various light and dark scenes, just to see how the pattern is SUPPOSED to look.
The other thing is that every time I put up the 4x3 crosshatch grid on a 4x3 RPTV, I have to space out the width a bit to get a true circle out of it. With the width brackets ID in spacing to the height brackets--right next to the edges of the screen, ID at all points--the circle is oval-shaped, longer vertically.
So I make the pic wider, as having a correct circle is more important than having the side to side brackets be ID in spacing to the top and bottom brackets.
But I really don't know which is correct. Maybe I should be going with the side brackets instead. Maybe the circle is what is off.
All I know is that they do not match up correctly with 4x3 screens out there in the field.
Robert P. Jones
SF Bay Area, Ca. USA
[This message has been edited by Mr Bob (edited January 10, 2000).]