Originally Posted by damnsam77
...2) and 3) please tell me how to go full black and full white, is it by playing with contrast and brightness?
I HIGHLY recommend following Lawguy's advice and downloading the AVS HD 709 calibration disc. It is very easy to do and it is free. You burn it to a DVD disc (even though you play it back in your blu-ray player) so you only need DVD media and a DVD burner to make the disc (not a blu-ray disc non blu-ray media required).
As he pointed out, you can get it here with full instructions: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496
. Having this is not only important for evaluating your unit now but for keeping a watchful eye on it in the future.
To answer your question about which patterns - once you have the disc go into the section on HCFR patterns and choose Full Field patterns. For the all white test, select the 100% pattern. This will fill your screen edge to edge which bright white. For the black pattern (to check for bright corners), use the 0% pattern from the same area of the disc. This will display complete black edge to edge. For these tests do NOT adjust your brightness or contrast.
4) and 6) I do not have the AVS disc. Is this the only way to test for pixel adjustment and convergence?
It is not the only way, but it is by far the best way. The patterns you've used so far are "ok", but the one on the AVS HD 709 disc is by far better (more revealing of any issues).
5) I switched to ESPN soortscenter HD for the scrolling text, I could not see a different in quality of scrolling font whether scrolling or paused so i guess that is a good thing...
Yes, great to hear. Although its been such a prevalent problem since the RS1 that I'll want to see this one first-hand before getting too excited about it. Thanks.