Originally Posted by tazmizzionz
Could you assist in these tweaks for SD? I didnt even know I could tweak them or anything about artifacting sharpness!
As of right now I still watch A LOT of SD. I have the full package with my cable company and I get almost 2k channels and only 20 or so are in HD. I can live without the majority of the SD channels but the InDemand channels are all SD and those are some great channels I dont want to miss out on.
I'm no expert on tweaking, to be honest, but the important thing is that the tools are
there for you to try. The default settings are usually okay for HD, but crap for SD. I've
noticed SD content tends to have worse blacks and colour saturation issues.
Anyhow, here's what I found when I tried getting my LCD to match my old High-Def
XBR CRT's SD content (Damn Sony XBR CRT's were amazing):
1. Turn the sharpness down as low as possible - seems to add noise.
2. Turn *DOWN* the contrast.
3. Brightness may need to be bumped up a bit.
4. Colour temperature - Mid to mid-low seems good.
5. Backlight - turn it down
One reason why CRT's make SD content look so good is because there's actually
less detail showing, and it's darker than an LCD. If you try to match the quality
of a CRT, it helps a great deal. It won't be that amazing LCD quality image, but
you'll be closer to what you were used to before you picked up an LCD.
It's the best I can suggest. Hope it helps.