Originally Posted by calimark
I just bought this disc to see what can be done.
I have used the AVS patterns(displayed form PS3 HDD-not blue ray) previously along with simple i2 colorimeter and my eyes.
My question revolves around extended range.
I calibrated my 73" MITSU DLP, no problems. Went upstairs to work on the PJ.
My PJ is fed by a PS3, no AVR in the middle. Super-white is on the PS3.
I found that when setting black and white levels individually, I had no issue.
Then came that pattern on the disc where BOTH whites and black are shown simultaneously.
I cranked and cranked the settings to no avail- until I enabled the expanded setting on the PJ and then I was able to achieve a balance of the 2.
Previously when using the AVS patterns I set my white/blacks using expanded, and the settings differ greatly from those I ended up with using the WOW disc.
For example, AVS patterns: -5 contrast, 0 brightness.
WOW : 8 contrast, -6 brightness.
Does anyone know what/why such difference? WOW is straight Blue-Ray, and the AVS patterns are displayed from the PS3 hard drive.
Clearly the PJ recognizes these as 2 unique inputs, because I can have one set of settings when using the WOW, and then when I put up the AVS images, I can see different settings applied by the PJ.
So should I really be treating these 2 sources as 2 individual black/white settings?
Should I use expanded- it does seem to be the only way I can get accurate contrast from either set of patterns.
I also wanted to say, the eye candy content on the disc is amazing! Truly is!