Originally Posted by chiusheung
I'm confused on the video set-up in the DHC-9.9. Hope someone can help.
First, in the Monitor Out set -up on P.103 in the manual, we have the various parameters (Resolution, Brightness, Contrast etc.)
Then, when we go to the Picture Adjust in the "Source Set-up", under ISF mode, we have the same parameters (Resolution etc.) for each source (DVD, VCR/DVR etc. P.120}
If we do the set up for Source #1 (let’s say DVD), why do we have to do it again on the Monitor Out? Any source would have to go through either Main or Sub Monitor. And what happens if the two do not agree. For example, if I set the Brightness on the Monitor Out to be 10 and the Brightness for the Source #1 (DVD) to be 20, which one would take precedence? Does the parameter set-up in the source have to agree with that in the Monitor Out? How do we set one relative to the other?
The DVD player going into the DHC-9.9 and the projector that accepts the DHC-9.9 have their own set-up parameters for video. How should I set these up relative to the DHC-9.9 and relative to one another? If I want to use only the DHC 9.9 for processing, what should I do with the set-up parameters in the DVD and the projector? Do I set them all to zero?
I’ve heard that it’s good to just use one component (e.g. the pre-pro or the projector) to do all the processing? If so, which is the best one to use?
I’d appreciate if someone could help me have a clear idea on how to approach the video set-up in my system. Perhaps a good reference where I could read up on the subject would help a lot. Thanks.
The first thing to remember is that you don’t have to use any of the 9.9 processing. Just set everything to “Through” and be done with it.
The way to understand the system is as follows:
1. There is a Monitor Output which is global adjustments that affects ALL SIGNALS being processed from all inputs.
2. There is a Source Setup which affects only the specific input signal.
As example, If you adjust the Monitor Output Contrast by +3, all inputs (signals) will go up by +3. If you decided that perhaps the DVD input contrast is too high, you would adjust the DVD Source Input Contrast down (it would still be at zero) to perhaps -2, so the overall adjustment for the DVD input and the Monitor Output would yield a +1. ( +3 and -2= +1 )
If you want to use only the Source Setup and not use the Monitor Output adjustments, just set the Monitor Output to SOURCE and leave everthing at the default zero.
Hope this helps.