Originally Posted by Videodrome
Posted this in the regular thread.. seems more at home here.
Edit: This is for Blu Ray playback-
Hey everyone, just thought I'd chime in with calibration settings on my 46C630 using a Sony BDP-360 Blu Ray player.
I'd been a bit disappointed with the black level on the 630 as the picture was a bit washed out and I really didn't want to set the Dynamic Contrast too high. I went into the Blu Ray player's settings and changed the color space from Auto (which was a YCbCr space) to RGB (0-255). This enables the HDMI Black Level on the 630 to be changed from Normal to Low, which in my opinion makes a world of difference. Here are my settings with this RGB colorspace:
Eco Solution: All Off
Black Tone: Dark
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: +2 (brightens things up just a bit)
Color Space: Native
Edge Enhancement: Off
Color Tone: Warm1
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Low
AMP 120hz: Off
All settings not mentioned are default.
Any feedback is welcome..
A couple of comments.
If you have a DVD with the THX logo, you should be able to find the THX Optimizer inside the DVD menu. You can use it to adjust your Brightness, Contrast, Color and Tint settings. In addition, there is a color bar with Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Magenta and Cyan that you can use to adjust each individual color in the color space (using the "CUSTOM" setting). Doing this will make a world of difference to your picture quality.
Also, if you are having problems with the black level, I noticed that you have your Backlight at 10. There's your problem. Drop the backlight and your black levels will dramatically improve. I recommend 5 or 6. Trust me that its still plenty bright enough, even for daytime viewing.
Also, Dynamic Contrast settings can add just that little bit of extra "pop" to your picture. Experiment with the various settings to see if you like any of them. I don't recommend putting it at the high setting unless you watch a ton of animation (Dynamic Contrast makes animation pop like nobody's business!) as high mode makes live action material look garish. Low or Medium settings can work fine depending on your sources. I have mine set to Low and everything looks good from HD cable, to DVD to Blu Ray.
Also, you may want to experiment with your Sharpness settings. LCD is so sharp and crisp, most LCD owners around these parts turn it all the way down to 0 to help reduce some of the artifacts associated with the heavy compression used with Cable or Satellite. I've tested my own LCD at various Sharpness settings and determined that there is very little difference between 0 and 30 with good quality DVD and BD sources and dropping the Sharpness to 0 does help (somewhat) with Cable sources without making the picture look too soft.