After about 140 hours of use of my new Th-37px60u (sped up by leaving it on overnight and while Im not watching otherwise playing the break-in SVCD) I calibrated with DVE last night. This is my first effort with DVE and would appreciate any suggestions or clear errors in my settings.
I calibrated in Cinema mode. Is there any inherent difference among the various modes? or are they just 3 separate default settings you can use for varying content or time of day?
I also calibrated late at night with all of my lights off in order to mimic my likely viewing environment for DVDs.
Here is what I came up with:
Color Temp: Normal
Color Mng: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG nr: Off
Black Level: Light
For daytime television viewing this morning I adjusted the Standard Mode with the same levels as above except I bumped Picture up to +15 and Brightness up to -5 just by eyeballing it.
Also I think I noticed some pretty bad overscan while looking at one of the 1.78 patterns on DVE, Title 12, Chapter 19: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Geometry screen. I am looking at the full image to compare what I'm seeing on screen from the website: http://www.videoessentials.com/docs/...sumer_NTSC.pdf
I can only see the top half of the text on the lower right half that reads: 720 x 469 = 1.85:1 and the lower left corner is completely offscreen that reads: 720 x 486, I see no sign of it whatsoever. Also I only see the slightest bit of text from the upper left corner 720x469 not even enough to read what the numbers are. From the left and right, the vertical lines with the arrows are pretty much at the end of the screen with maybe 1/4" visible beyond those lines. There is no sign of the triangular "hatchings" on the left or right ends of the screen or on the top or bottom.
My DVD player is a pretty old Panasonic S-35 and is connected via Component.
So my questions are as follows:
1. Do my levels seem correct? I've never calibrated like this before and I know that all TVs are slightly different and environments affect it, and it's all dependent on what looks good to my eye. But do these levels seem too low? Should the Black Level be set to Dark? I imagine that if I were to recalibrate with the Black Level set to Dark it would raise a lot of my levels. Is this a good course to follow?
2. Is the overscan that I'm experiencing something I should be concerned about? Is there a way to fix it?