Originally Posted by Aktionze
I own LN52-A860 and I tried out your calibration setting after searching for the perfect one. Everything was good and I was able to make the changes. I apologize if I am being ignorant about it, but it seems that for me film mode got grayed out and HDMI Black Label did not get grayed out, and just scan under Size got grayed out as well. I am not sure why it is different from yours.
Then, I presumed that maybe we have different firmware? If you don't mind, which firmware are you using? If you are using 1003, could you please guide to where I could download the firmware?
Aktionze, on my set, HDMI:normal (greyed out)
and Film Mode: Auto
have been set that way since the day I got my set, over 2 years ago. Size:16:9 (as well as Just Scan,etc.)
has always been selectable with none of the sizes greyed out. The calibration we did a few months ago didn't touch any of these setting, but focused on Color Space and White Balance.
My firmware is 1002 which is judged to be fairly similar to 1003. I think Pirates Cove has 1003 available. Hopefully when he reads this he can make it available for you. But I don't think your questions involve the firmware.
The 3 settings in question are covered in pages 33-36 of the manual, but not explained well. To me the only concern would be inability to select them (greyed out). They seem to have something to do with the type of connection and the source.
I'm using HDMI from a comcast HDDVR to a Denon receiver to the TV. Also, HDMI from a samsung blu ray to the receiver. Are you connected to a PC? or, Are you using composite (AV or yellow cable) or S-Video?
The manual says Just Scan is available only for HDMI, Component, or internal DTV signals of the 720p, 1080i/1080p variety. Lesser signal connections, like AV don't send the full complement of pixels that Just Scan requires. See p33/34, especially the input source table in the middle of p34.
HDMI Black level greyed out for me, I've read, is due to the Comcast cablebox. I've never checked the setting when I'm running a blu ray.
Film mode, greyed out for you, is mentioned on p 36, and seems to be available for all inputs except PC. Also, only up to 1080i, since it has to do with de-interlacing. So, possibly when I/we run a blu ray at 24fps, or a DVD progressive, it's greyed out... I've never checked.
Aktionze, I think the truth is swirling around in those thoughts somehow. Let me know what you're running, and how you're connected, and we can figure it out together. Also, I'll try to pop a blu ray in and check my settings then. Pirates Cove, please jump in if you know the answers.