Originally Posted by Frank D
Can someone also test to see if 4.0 will allow the BTB and WTW signals to go through still?
Originally Posted by giomania
And also if the RGB Standard / Enhanced setting works? This only effects those with DVI-based displays / video processors.
For those interested, for background on this issue there's a long thread on this subject.Does Your A2/xa2 Fail “below Black” Over Hdmi?
Prior to the 2.8 version of the firmware there were many diverse responses, regarding how individual player/display combinations handled black levels and white levels. In the early days some folks even reported problems with HDMI to HDMI connections.
My observations on my particular setup coincide with Mark's remarks above. That is, in most cases, prior to firmware 2.8, the problem (overly dark images) manifested itself with HDMI to DVI connections, whereas there were no problems with my component video connection.
Here's my remarks in posting #390
of the above referenced thread.
Originally Posted by LarryChanin
I have an HD-XA2 connected to an InFocus ScreenPlay 7205 via HDMI to DVI. Like you when I was using firmware 2.7 I had to adjust the Brightness and Contrast on my HD-XA2 get the PLUGE and reverse ramps on HD DVE to look the same as via Component Video.
Now with the 2.8 firmware upgrade the HDMI connection is properly calibrated when set to its default settings of zero (same as Component Video). I'm using the standard setting on the RGB Output option.
So far I haven't experienced any handshake problems or upconverting problems.
I'm very pleased with Toshiba's willingness to continue to address these types of issues.
As you can see I was very pleased with the 2.8 firmware release because it fixed this particular problem. However, as many are aware, it caused problems with 24 frame processing.
Needless to say those of us with HDMI to DVI connections are hoping that the 4.0 firmware release won't undo the corrections in handling black levels. If anyone has a display with DVI and has installed this most recent firmware upgrade, we are very interested in whether the image's black level remains properly calibrated via the player's HDMI output with the picture setting in their default settings. (The HD-XA2 players have picture settings that permit a partial workaround this problem by changing the default settings, i.e., brightness and contrast. As far as I know other HD DVD players do not have these picture adjustments.)