Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe mariokrt64
-- The "Input Level" cannot be used with a HDMI input. In the manual, when Mitsubishi sates that it is only available for "RGB inputs", it is referring to an input from a PC
(a computer video card) using the VGA type connection. They are not
referring to the gray-scale range, 0-256 vs 16-235, which is what you are referencing.
Thks for your input.
The following is a link to my original post http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=325
I am experiencing problems with the black level/detail on my HC6800. I would appreciatte yours, and anyone, comments and see if there are any settings I may try to improve this. I got the suggestion to try the Input function, but it is grayed out on my menu, as you seemed to suggest (with the "automatic" pre-selected). Strangely, It was available with the component input (Tosh HD-3), but not the "Standard/Enhanced" selection, but a -5 to 5 adjustment was available (with the Tosh HDDVD and the Cable Box) over component.
I also tried the "Feature...Setup...3.75% and 7.5%" on the "Image" Menu which does affect the black levels somehow, but not yet pleased with that.
I have a Panny DMP BD80 (hdmi), a Tosh HD-3 (component), and a Scientific Atlanta HD3000 Cable box (component), all experiencing a similar situation.
I had set the Panny "HDMI RGB Output Range" to "Enhanced"; and the Tosh to "Enhanced Black Level" and also on and its "RGB Output range" to "Enhanced", though the latter may only work with HDMI and I am using component. The manual for the TOSH indicates that "Standard is for a monitor of RGB range 16-235, and the Enhanced for a monitor of RGB range of 0-255". I plan to try the TOSH with HDMI, interchanging the two settings back and forth, to see if it has any effect.
I also tried the DVE calibration, and with the Panny I am not able to see the BTB outside bars...I see just the two inner bars. Strangely with the HD-3 over component, I was not able to see any bars, not matter how far I raised the brightness, which was kind of odd.
Granted, I am using the DVE DVD version, not the HD/Blue Ray which I don't have, but I thought the results should not be that far off.