Originally Posted by JimP
Just a note on adjusting color. You have to interacting elements. Grayscale and color decoder. In adjusting grayscale, that's where you get into adjusting cuts and drives to achieve neutral gray across a grayscale patter such is found in DVE. Color decoder settings set the saturation and tint of each of the 3 primary colors (red,green, blue) and their compliments. A common mistake is where people adjust cuts and drives thinking that they're affecting the color decoder. Well, in a way they are, but only as a side effect. A good example of this is if your grayscale is set too blue, then your reds will have a blue shift as well.
When correctly set, the yellow on the color bars should appear a leamon yellow. What that means can be interpreted, but I think it means is that it should be cool yellow.
My DVE program only included a hand-held color filter, (not a hand held gray filter to calibrate to), so my adjustments were made based on the Service Manual's
recommended setting vs. my set's Service Menu's
initial values, and the subjective look of grays patterns, which didn't help a whole lot w/o a filter, and the subjective look of the color bars, where the yellow color bar was obviously too greenish - more of a under-ripe lemon than a nice ripe lemon yellow.
- R=136, G=138, B=138 are the Service Manual's recommended values.
- R=138, G=136, B=133 were my set's initial Service Menu settings.
- R=132, G=128, B=133 were the values that I settled on, [until I buy a hand-held gray filter to use withe the DVE gray patterns. Subjectively much better for all iris settings].
Since the recommended red
setting was less than the blue I dropped it to 131 leaving the blue at 133, (later I increased the red by one to 132). The green was stepped down until the 75% yellow screen looked yellow with no greenish tinge. This seemed best at 128. The 75% and 100% green screens had been way brighter than blue and red screens previously, but now were similar.videobruce
, I did get a chance to watch a few minutes of a b&w movie recently, Young Frankenstein, and it looked amazing. Also, on the DVE disk they show a space shuttle launch both in color and in b&w, and I definitely like my set better since the Service Menu settings were adjusted. Thank you for sharing the great information in your thread "Just what's inside a JVC 1080 D-ILA?".Auditor55
, So let me get this straight - "eventually you will find that most unsatisfactory especially when you see the 06 models without that problem."
Bottom line is few clicks on the remote and major differences can easily be made. I don't understand why you consider this to be a defect. Most videophiles realize that a professional ISF calibration is required to get the best out of a given model. With this set the majority of owners can easily improve the settings, and just as easily change them back to original if needed.
Originally Posted by hawkman427
I find it to be warmer and more natural. It is a big shock from Standard though, going from 75% to 25%. It takes a couple minutes to adjust to the difference but in the long run I think it is better. That's just my opinion.
That is an excellent point.All
you have a yellowish or brownish tinge in Theater mode, (and if it bugs you), follow the link and start at my post in videobruce's thread, and you'll be loving your '05 HD-xxFH96 even more than the vast majority of the owners already do. This set's picture is amazing, and I highly recommend it.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7249247