Originally Posted by craysv1
Well, I'm not home... I'll post all my specs, settings, etc over the weekend.
However, the TV has been ISF Calibrated... I have also verified with my iOne calibrator that all my colors, contrast, brightness and gamma are as close to perfect as possible on my HDTV when playing Bluray and x264.
I also verified, in the past, that not only CoreAVC was accurate but Mediaportal's internal x264 codec.
I'm assuming that most people who have issues are due to incorrect, conflicting or unchangeable settings between their TV and HTPC. I switched over from an nVidia card to an ATI about 8months ago and the nVidia was also calibrated properly.
I'm not challenging that your system is properly calibrated for your CoreAVC/x264 setup. However, I think it's important to point out a few things.
Color performance is influenced by a couple of things.
1: The sets capability.
2: The sets configuration, there are settings that can cause picture issue, set dependent.
3: The source material itself can cause issues. Depending on how it was encoded. 16-235 vs 0-255 this will affect how the final video looks like on your system. Things like CoreAVC can address that problem, but what about formats other than x264. My main need would be for Mpeg-2 HD OTA streams.
4: Hardware/Drivers: Some gfx cards have limitations to one or both factors...
I think the main thing to note is, you my be able to calibrate for a particular setup/source, but you may experience a bad picture depending on what you feed the PC. It's not that the set or system is not properly setup. It could just be an issue with the source material. As craysv1 has done, he's optimized for his majority use.