I'm trying to perform a service menu-level calibration and have a few questions that I'm hoping can be answered here. My setup is a Directv HD Tivo and a DVD player, both with HDMI connections. I use an HDMI 2x1 switcher to feed the set one 720p signal. I could use Avia or DVE through my DVD player for calibration, but I prefer to use my Sencor VP300 signal generator.
My questions are:
1) Are the service menu settings specific to each INPUT or each SCAN Rate? My VP300 doesn't have HDMI out, so I was hoping to hook it up using component cables and a 720p signal. If the sm settings are specific to the component input on the tv that I use, this obviously won't work.
2) I noticed that when I enter the service mode, the set goes into torch mode. Is it switching to Vivid?
3) Assuming that the answer to #2 is yes, should I be utilizing Vivid mode all the time, since that is the mode I will be calibrating in the service menu? Currently, I have the tv set to Standard mode, so it creates a problem for calibrating b/c the tv is apparently not staying in Standard mode when I enter the service menu.
And I really do need to calibrate in service mode b/c I want to tweak grayscale.
This is my first panny plasma calibration. I have done a couple panny CRT rear-projectors and I recall similar issues. I'm much more experienced with Mitsubishi, so I appreciate any help. Thanks.