Originally Posted by Skypalace
Thank you! I'm an idiot, had calibrated the display to the Edge, but not my component input to the Edge. (I'd done all sources on my previous display and somehow imagined that I'd done it w/ the Edge but hadn't).
Throwing in DVE, I quickly ended up with Brightness -8, Contrast +13, Saturation -3 Hue 0. I'm no pro but the half-screen built-in patterns from the Edge make it super straightforward. It's not perfect but it's a massive improvement over what I had before. Black was way off, and I wasn't getting full saturation until I bumped up the contrast, so lots more pop too.
Whiter whites, blacker blacks, just like a new detergent!
So, I was recently having issues with my new Tivo and my DVDO Edge. It seemed as if I had to set the Tivo to be Computer/Full RBG range to get proper levels, but I knew the Tivo outputs YCbCr 4:2:2 and limited range. After messing around a bit, I realized the brightness on my TV was just a bit too low, so I bumped that up, and after I did that, set the Tivo input back to video/limited RGB range and everything there looked fine.
I decided to check my other inputs. Anything HDMI was fine. However, my Pioneer DV-563a, set to 480i via component was just way out of control. The main issue was the brightness was just way too high. The DV-563a has it's own video settings, and I remember having set those to correct it (leaving all DVDO options set to 0). This time, I used DVE, and when I properly set the brightness via the Pioneer, what was really happening was it was clipping the black. While it make it look much better, when the Pioneer set "properly", increasing the brightness of the DVDO or my TV, no blacker-than-black was being passed. So I knew setting brightness via the Pioneer was wrong. Also, since the TV was set so all HDMI sources were right, I wasn't going to change anything there.
So, I had to adjust via the DVDO. Surprisingly, I ended up with almost the same settings as you: Brightnes = -10, Contrast = +16, Saturation = -16, Hue = 0. I'm wondering why the center settings of 0 do not seem to be right for 480i signals? HDMI inputs with my TV set properly, have all 0 settings in the DVDO. You'd think someone at DVDO would have set the 0 settings to be neutral.
Anyways, I was looking around the internet to see if this was just a problem with my Pioneer (as I initially thought), but then I came across your post and figured it was likely more an issue with the DVDO. Anyways, it looks just great now; just my OCD is tingling that I'm not using the "neutral" 0 settings.