Originally Posted by Ronomy
Mark I use similar setting to you but keep in mind my Bluray player also needs a boost in the blacks. +1 is minor on the XA2. I never tried 2.8 because of the jaggies. I want to use 24p.
Larry your numbers are real bad. Mine were never that bad with 2.7. Maybe your display was set to Video levels and the XA2 was PC levels? I had settings like yours before i switched my Lumagen to PC levels even though the XA2 was set to normal video levels it still output PC levels.
Keep in mind that with 2.7 I couldn't see BTB at all when I increased brightness on the display. Now I can see it so the crush is eliminated.
I think this release looks pretty solid so far. In 2.7 I had to decrease my color settings to get proper color saturation and now with 4.0 I can return color it its default position.
My projector is supposed to automatically select the appropriate video levels in its AUTO setting that I use. When I tried to manually force PC levels I got a greenish cast to the image.
Even before version 2.8, I never had a situation where adjusting Bringhtness upward didn't permit me to see BTB. That is, I never had black crush issues as you did. Therefore, after adjusting Brightness upward I was able to see all the bars on the PLUGE patterns and properly adjust the Black Levels. White levels were corrected by reducing Contrast as needed.
My pre version 2.8 settings of +6, -6, are consistent with other forum members results. My current version 2.8 settings are consistent with your reported settings after version 4.0. My projector is known to have excellent calibration "out of the box", so I never got around to having it professionally calibrated. Of course, that could account for why my current adjustments are +1, -1 rather than 0, 0.
I agree with you that your results are encouraging enough for me to try 4.0 when it becomes available via Ethernet, or until Toshiba sends me the upgrade disc.
Thanks again for your remarks.