Originally Posted by OldPete
Thanks, that fits with what I had seen elsewhere. While I now understand it was intended for computers, I liked the effect of it, but can't use it now with the receiver. Any comments on YCbCr?
Here's what I found out. In trying to figure out RGB and Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr....I've done some comparisons...There are two main settings of interest under the PS3's menu:
BD/DVD Settings -> BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI) -> Automatic, RGB, Y Pb/Cb Pr
Display Settings -> RGB Full Range (HDMI) -> Full, Limited
What I found is that setting the BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI) to Automatic and playing BD movies is the same thing as selecting Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr. It never uses RBG even if "RGB Full Range (HDMI) is set to "Full." It seem to ignore it because "Automatic" auto selects "Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr" for BD movies.
Setting RGB Full Range (HDMI) to "Limited" and FORCING "RGB" or "Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr" under BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI) look the same to me.
But. Setting RGB Full Range (HDMI) to "Full" and FORCING "RGB" looks a bit too BLACK for BD movies. Which is kind of the effect I get for the XMB when RGB Full Range (HDMI) is set to "Full."
Although, I don't mind the XMB to be "blacker than black" since it works well with extreme contrasts. Movies (and games) are another matter when it's good to have some detail in the blacks.
I should note that the XBR4 does support RGB Full since I would be able to adjust the brightness and contrast to my liking. My older LCD did not support FULL RGB and no matter what I did I could never lighten up the blacks once RGB Full was turned on.
I not tested this with games yet. Although, I wonder if all a long I've been running under "Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr" and not "RGB" even though my XMB was reflecting the "FULL RGB" as active.