I posted this in the settings and issues thread but there is a lot of discussion and I'm worried this will get lost.
I have the 60ST60, I am using Cnet settings and for the most part things are ok, I had an issue with black clipping so I decided to get the WOW disk. This is where the troubles started. I have two issues and I am not sure if its the Blu ray player, cable or TV. I doubt the cable because I tried 6 different high speed cables and I tried plugging directly in the TV HDIM (all three ports) with the same issue.
The first issue is that I cannot calibrate the contrast using the disk, I have used both the basic and the advanced, the basic for those that don’t know has two gray bars about 4 inches long on the left and right side of the screen mid way up, they are horizontal bars. The intention is to adjust the contrast until you see the vertical bands on the right from top to bottom through the horizontal bar.. No matter what I do I cannot see ANY vertical bars on the right, For those who know the WOW disk, the bars will flash briefly to show you where they are (to prevent your eyes from fatigue)The bars do flash so I know they are there.
To make the issue brief, I can not see any bars on the contrast adjustment page no matter what I try I have gone from 0-100 and I get only a slight gray bar on the left. Ive adjusted the brightness, gamma etc... NOTHING makes a difference.
What would cause this? The contrast makes a very noticeable difference when adjusted in regular content.
The second issue is that the pixel flipper doesn’t work either. When I start it is will flip the whole screen for a split second, but it will then only flip a small portion of the screen, its like a square that moves all over the screen slowly at first the box is about 10 inches square but it shrinks to about 2 or 3 inches. it will slowly work its way up to the top of the screen and move from left to right.
The rest of the screen has the noise pattern its just not moving.
Are these two related? could this be the bluray player? or the TV?
I adjusted the format to all of the choices, same thing, I have used pixel direct on and off are the same, I have changed the HDMI content.... I changed everything and nothing fixes either problem..
anyone have any ideas?
The top image is what my set looks like, the bottom is what it should look like, or close to it.. I can not even get the vertical bars to show as you can see.