well, hopefully someone will be able to help me out. I think I may actually have a faulty unit, OR I'm missing something in the settings.
I am using the Spears and Munsil HD benchmark cal bluray disc. I am having issues with setting contrast correctly...Here is a link for a reference to my problem.http://spearsandmunsil.com/articles/...stcontrol.html
Here is my problem: When I run the contrast pattern (pluge high) the goal is to set the display at a very minimum of "reference white", but a preferred setting of up to peak white.
The SP8602 is set to 50/100 right out of the box on all settings including contrast. Set at 50 with the contrast pattern (pluge high) on the screen, I am clipping well before even reference white. I can see bars 231 and 232 with no problem, 233 is barely visible and 234 and on are completely clipped and invisible. So turning down contrast should fix this correct? WRONG, at least not on my SP8602 unit. I can turn contrast all the way to 0 and it simply dims the picture, not making any more bars visible.note: When using the clipping pattern, all colors are 100% clipped as well (white/red/blue/green)
I dont understand it at all. I have tried everything to figure it out but can't. It says in the link I provided: "To set white level, put up the pattern and turn down Contrast until all of the white bars are visible, or as many are visible as possible. If not all the bars can be made visible, you may want to check through the settings in your display or player to see if there is a mode switch that can put the device in the proper mode to show or send the entire video range. These modes are often called things like “Level Expansion,” “Super White,” or “Headroom.”
With that said, is there a setting on the projector that I am missing that will allow it to display the entire video range? Maybe in the service menu?
currently I am doing all of the video processing through my Elite 23fd bluray player. By using the contrast controls on the bluray player, I am able to actually acheive no clipping up to peak white. The only problem with this is that when I play xbox or watch directv, the projectors picture is based on the projectors settings, not the bluray players settings...so the image is clipping pretty bad