Originally Posted by Silverfire
so people keep talking calibrating is there certain settings that should be changed on this HDDVD player?
using it with a Samsung LNT4661F
Sorry to make an example of you, Silverfire, but I wanted to point out your post to TrevorS. I believe this somewhat contradicts your statement of uncalibrated reactions being of little use. Many end users are unaware that any adjustments are necessary. Now, I say 'somewhat contradicts' because you are correct in your assessment that comments on performance probably are best left until the display is calibrated. I realize that now, but...
On a positive note, the tiny uproar my un-calibrated reaction started has at least made end-users reading this thread aware that calibrations to your video display are necessary to get peak performance from the player.
Now, Silverfire, to answer your question, the settings will be on your display (TV, Projector, etc). Using a calibration disc, such as AVIA (there are others, I just know of this one) you can adjust contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness etc to get a standardized picture. There's way more to it than just that, but I'm still learning too. I believe you can get a disc at pretty much any place that sells HD displays.