|I tried to use it, but I am in way over my head.|
1. Select the starting picture mode. Cinema is a good choice. If the picture controls are disabled, then select custom. Your display may have different names. Avoid modes like Vivid.
2. Once you have selected the picture mode, you should turn off all advanced settings. Anything with enhance, noise reduction, stretch in the names. If you actually want to post your picture controls in this thread, I can give you a good starting point.
3. Be sure you are in 1:1 mode. You can use the Imge Cropping pattern to figure this out. In 1:1, you should have a clean checkerboard pattern in the middle. If you see moire (some odd patterns) then you are most likely not in 1:1.
Adjusting the picture.
1. Set brightness using PLUGE Low pattern. This pattern should be adjusted under the viewing conditions. e.g. if you watch TV with the lights on, adjust with the lights on. Its the only control that must be adjusted in the viewing condition you watch in. I would sit on-axis and from the seating position if possible.
2. Adjust Contrast using the Contrast pattern.
3. Adjust Color and Tint using the Color Bars pattern. If you display has a blue only mode, use it. If not, then you can use the included blue filter. The blue filter has three levels of filter strenght. 1x, 2x, and 3x. Select the strength by looking at the bars that should be black. If you can see the color leaking through, the filter won't work. This is why the blue only mode is the only real way to be 100% sure.
4. Adjust sharpness using sharpness. Important to be in 1:1 and to turn off all enhancing features.
5. Select the user grayscale mode (cool, neutral, warm, etc...) using the 11-step gray scale pattern. You want the mode that is the least tinted to any one color. The one that looks the most black and white.
You should run through this excersize for each color space your player offers and write the settings down. We have a PDF you can print out in our color space article. Once you have done this, you can then look at the patterns in that article and compare to what you see on screen. I would be that 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 will produce the best results.
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