Originally Posted by eaayoung
I've read the guide once and it seem complicated. I guess if I follow it step by step not that hard. I never done anything like this in the past. Plus, I don't watch the TV in a dark room. But I remember how nice the blacks were on my V10 which is pushing me to do it.
Yep, the nice V10 blacks are back! I have re-watched yeasterday "The Hobbit" BlueRay, and i have really see the diference with a before/after reset. With the time, along the years, i get used with the washed-out blacks (grey, i mean!), but with the initial black levels back, i can now see what we are losting on image quality.
Believe me, the first time i have read the mironto guide, i have tought myself: auch! That´s over-the-top complicated to my head not used to this "electronical" world! I would never do something like this! But, then, i have read the guide, again and again, and then i started to realize that the really necessary steps are really not that hard...
The process itself is very simple. I have made my reset without the "tests" steps
In a very simplified version of the guide:
- Get Arduino Uno Rev. 3
- Get 4 jumper/wire M/F (or ask mironto for a connector/crimp)
- Install Arduino software on PC and test connection with it ("basic" test described on mironto´s guide)
- Follow the steps on disable internal pull-up resisters (easy, is just, open twi.c file on notepad and search for 2 lines starting with "digitalWrite" and put "//" prior to them)
- Disconect TV
- Connect the wire on the TV + Arduino correctly, according with image provide on guide
- Upload Code for Read to Arduino (mironto has the "read code" ready for download from his guide)
- Connect TV and check the data that appears on "serial monitor" (arduino software)
- Disconnect TV
- Upload Code for Write to Arduino (mironto has the "write code" ready for download from his guide)
- Connect TV
- Press reset button on Arduino and check the data that appears on "serial monitor" (bunch of "zero´s")
- Disconnect TV and unplug Arduino from TV service connector
- Connect TV - Black Levels are Back!