Originally Posted by RBFilms
If you can turn your set up to 100 and not clip white, that is OK.
I have a Samsung ES7500 and Marantz NR1603 AV Receiver. If I use the contrast setting from the Samsung TV (without playing with the AV contrast setting) I can get it all the way to 100 and still see stars on the "brighter than ideal white" section.
However, if a leave the TV's contrast setting to 80 (or 100), but then increase the AV Receiver's contrast setting to +4, I can make the "brighter than ideal white" stars disappear into the background whilst still showing "the ideal white star" (barely noticeable by the way) and the stars from the "visible stars" section.
How is this possible? Is my AV Receiver overriding the TV's manufacturer imposed contrast limit you mentioned?
Following on the above, is my contrast setting calibrated properly if:
- I can barely see the Ideal White Star (almost disappears into the background but is still noticeable)
- All "Brighter than Ideal White" stars have disappeared into the background
- All Visible Stars (the ones on the right) can be seen with the left one with a lighter gray than the right most