Originally Posted by Low Tech
Have you gone into service mode with the TV connected to PC and made your adjustments in both Calibration mode and EPA Standard.
You may have to adjust GAIN control... it will produce RGB cross hatches as an overlay to the screen. You can adjust using the channel up / down keys.
The gain can be a wee bit too high, as I discovered with mine.
You want the lines that make the cross hatches as sharp as possible. you will see the lines are actually very small sawtooth shapes. If too low or too high on gain the sawtooth pattern will be fuzzy and look like a solid line.
As for the PC mode I never had to adjust sharpness though some have discovered that the TV's focus was a wee out.
Yes I had previously performed all adjustments for both Calibration and EPA Standard. My Actuator gain is fine, I don't have any problems with sawtooth aberrations and have verified that focus is perfect using full res 1080p 1:1 pixel mapping test patterns.
Once you make your adjustments you can then go into CCA and save your settings.
Power off with the remote when done with the service menu, and wait about 30 seconds and power back on and see if PC mode has kept your settings.
Thank you for your help and suggestions, but this is exactly what I initially did. For the PC Input: Just about everything will save under the Expert settings except the Sharpness variable. It will seemingly stick within the SM, only to revert to defaults upon exiting.
Now I noticed that there is a dedicated sub-menu totally devoted to sharpness (12 Sharpness)...but I believe that it affects all sources simultaneously, so don't want to mess with it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that that the DB15 port on this TV is bad, just slightly softer then I would like to see. I've watched several HD movies streamed from Netflix through it and they looked great. However, it's just not crisp enough for serious video game use in my opinion. Doesn't have the same "visual pop" as HDMI or component even in Dynamic "kill the LEDs" torch mode...and that is not the fault of the VGA standard within itself, but rather this TV in particular.
Recently purchased a Sewell Hammerhead VGA to HDMI converter and wow what a difference. It's everything I had hoped for. Hard pressed to tell that any analog to digital conversion is occurring. It looks like a pure digital video feed...and that's how good VGA can actually look.
It's all industry hype and BS that analog is inherently inferior to digital. It's all about signal strength, cable quality, and the capability of equipment (whether it be a converter or display) to perform the analog->digital conversion cleanly. The digital link fiasco is mostly about corporate DRM control. Actual picture quality improvement was not the primary reason digital signal handling was forced upon us.