Originally Posted by dabrit
Don't listen to that guy, RGB should be full, so your games look as they should with proper colour saturation, as for movies you should use automatic under video mode, that way you never have to worry about setting ybpr(or what ever it is) or RGB. RGB full will usually only affect your games as most movies don't use it.
This is the reason many people think Xbox360 graphics look superior due to the fact that people have RGB set to limited instead of full while playing their games.
Not to derail this thread but I recommend you go to the PS3 or blu-ray forums as this issue has been beat to death over the last year and I have followed it since the beginning. The bottom line is RGB "full" on the PS3 only stretches the standard range. It really isn't "full" Even if you have a tv with "full" range and set PS3 to full you gain nothing. These are not PC monitors. You could set the PS3 to full and calibrate your tv but all you would be doing is undoing the stretching of the full setting.
Here is an excellent write up by another forum member that makes the most sense.
"YCbCr output with SuperWhite OFF clips Blacker than Black and Peak White data.
YCbCr output with SuperWhite ON passes Blacker than Black and Peak White data.
In either case, Black=16 and Reference White=235.
Blacker than Black data, when passed, is in the luminance (Y component) range 1-15. Peak White data, when passed, is in the range 236-254. The values 0 and 255 are reserved.
The SuperWhite setting only has effect when output is currently in the YCbCr format.
Neither RGB Limited nor RGB Full pass either Blacker than Black or Peak White data.
RGB Full is what most everyone else calls "Extended RGB" -- intended primarily for when computers connect to monitors. It defines Black=0 and Reference White=255. Since there are no values below 0 or above 255 there is no place to include Blacker than Black or Peak White data.
RGB Limited is what everyone else calls "Studio RGB" -- intended for home theater video content. It defines Black=16 and Reference White=235. The range from 1-15 is supposed to hold the Blacker than Black content and the range from 236-254 is supposed to hold the Peak White content. The values 0 and 255 are reserved. However, due to a long standing bug in the PS3, the PS3 clips both Blacker than Black and Peak White content when using RGB Limted output.
Again, there is NO WAY to make the PS3 output either Blacker than Black or Peak White content when using RGB output. It SHOULD be there in RGB Limited output, but it is not due to a bug.
The RGB Limited/Full setting only has effect when output is currently in the RGB format.
The recommended output settings for the PS3 are:
Format = Automatic
SuperWhite = ON
RGB = Limited
If your display or AVR supports YCbCr input, this will get you YCbCr input with SuperWhite ON for movies and RGB Limted for games.
So once again changing it to full does nothing except stretch the standard mode.