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Join Date: Nov 1999
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I've got my DVD player going through the CI which is connected to the VGA pass-through on my DTC-100. That way, all inputs go into the RGBHV HD inputs of my wide-screen Mits.
Previously I had been setting up color by using Avia through the CI. The problem with this is that the color, brightness and contrast of HDTV transmissions seemed a little off compared to the DVD player.
Last night I had Pat Bradley, an ISF technician who's in town for a few days, do an ISF calibration on my Mits.
He started out with VE through my VHS recorder into the antenna input of the DTC-100. He adjusted brightness, contrast, color decoder and gray scale tracking on my Mits using this set up.
Then he went back to using the DVD player through the Mits to adjust everything. We tweaked the settings on the CI to get them to match the DTC-100's settings. Here is what we ended up with:
Crystal Image Parameters:
Brightness: 7 (!)
H Detail: 5
V Detail: 3
Note, that only Tint needed no adjustment to get it to match.
On the whole, I'm quite happy with the adjustments. The gray scale corrections he performed got rid of the greenish tint I was seeing in the blacks, and now I'm seeing a lot more detail in the dark areas of DVD movies. The picture really sparkles! I was watching a portion of "The Big Blue" afterwards, and the picture was much improved.