I have a calibration question. Over on another thread, I saw this:
"Many recommend calibrating to the Rec709 colors all the time. They argue that, although there is a hue difference between the two specs around green, most people would not notice the difference while they are watching a film. In my case, as I am keeping a second DVD player around anyway for PAL DVDs, I calibrate the set to Rec709 for the BD-35 and to Rec601 for the SD player."
I have a player for DVDs and a player for Blu-rays. They both input to a DVDO VP50 Pro. From there, I have a single HDMI output to our 141. So our 141 has a single active input, and thus only two IFSCC modes.
If I understand the above quote, the 141 should be calibrated slightly differently between DVDs and Blu-rays.
The scaler can output 601 or 709, but in our setup it will be outputting to the same single input on the display.
I got around questions about the cinema mode by having the scaler output only 1080p/60 (which Advance doesn't touch) or 1080p/24 (which Advance does respond to), so in that case I still only need two IFSCC modes.
But now it sounds like I need a pair of modes for DVDs and another pair for Blu-rays.
I can install a 1-to-2 splitter behind the display so we have two active inputs on the display, but I'd rather not--for one thing, splitters seem to be flakey.
Running another HDMI cable from the scaler to the display isn't an option (I'd have to tear open a wall), and it would still require a splitter.
How big of a deal is the difference between the DVD and Blu-ray color spaces?
How do calibrators typically handle this? Do most people have multiple active inputs to their display?