For those interested, here are my settings for the XBOX 360 using VGA:
|Energy Saving: Off\t\t
Picture Mode: ISF Expert 1\t\t
\t\tExpert Control Settings
Dynamic Contrast:\t\tOff\t(greyed out)
Noise Reduction:\t\tOff\t(greyed out)
Black Level:\t\tAuto\t(greyed out)
Film Mode:\t\tOff\t(greyed out)
Color Standard:\t\tHD\t(greyed out)
Edge Enhancer:\t\tOff\t(greyed out)
\t\t2-Point IRE Settings\t
XBOX 360 Settings\t\t
(Please note these are only 2-point settings. My gamma tracking was close enough post-calibration that I didn't feel a 20-point was necessary right away. I will possibly do one in the future, but these settings should give you nice picture.)
A couple of things. Firstly, I had "Horizontal Sharpness" set at 44 as that setting produced no visible ringing on the test pattern. However, after playing a few games at that setting I felt it was simply too blurry, so I brought it up to 50. That solved the problem. There may be some slight ringing but at 5 feet away, I can't notice it.
Secondly, most people frown upon the 360 being set to Expanded. After trying to calibrate with the 360 set to Standard (using VGA obviously), it's simply not possible with this set. There are certain anomalies that become present at low IRE's when using Standard. I toyed around with the gamma setting on the TV but that didn't help. In the end, the 360 set to Expanded worked. Looking at test patterns, I don't seem to be getting any black or white clipping.
One other odd thing that I want to mention is that switching from an HDMI source to the VGA source can be iffy at times. I've noticed on a few occasions that when I switch from watching a Bluray on my PS3 to the VGA input on the TV, the video is far too dark. It's almost as if the black level setting in the TV has changed itself along with the gamma setting. This produces an unusable image. My only recourse is to turn everything off, then turn everything back on starting with the TV.
So there you have it. Sorry for the lengthy explanation but I didn't want to leave anyone in the dark.
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