Originally Posted by jlsavs
so you are saying .. that as long as they are the same at both ends it doesn't matter whether hdmi is set to 255 or not ? the posted settings will have the same black level and color ??
Set the HDMI setting on the player to match what your TV is set to.
For example, if the TV is set to accept Full range 0-255, set the player's HDMI output to 0-255.
If the TV is set to accept Limted range 16-235 set the player's HDMI output to 16-235.
Blu-Ray is encoded to the limited range so technically the limited setting is appropriate for that content, by setting the player's RGB range to match the TV's setting you are making sure there is no "miscommunication" between the player and the TV regardless of how the content is encoded.
For example, when using the Full range setting on both the player and TV, the player will send 0-255 signal to the TV but it will make sure the content is sent without crushing the black detail or washing out the image. 0-15 will have no data; 16-235 will have the movie; 236-255 will have no data. The movie will look normal.
If the player is set to Limited but the TV is set to Full, there might be a miscommunication between the devices where the TV is reading the 0-15 color space as data from the movie's 16-32 color space, this will crush your dark details and make them much darker than they should appear. Reverse these output settings and the movie will look washed out.
Hope this helps.