Originally Posted by ajricaud
Is there some reason that it should be set to "Limited", rather than "Full"?
Limited and Full is just what Sony calls Video and PC. Limited is the 16-235 range, while Full (PC) is the 0-255 range. Noobs think they might be missing something because it says "Limited", but Full doesn't give you "more", as the zero in Full
is the equivalent of 16 in the Limited
range. Think of 32 degrees Fahrenheit vs 0 degrees Celsius. They both are the freezing point of water. It's just a different scale, and they had to call it something.
Once you set it to Limited, games will display correctly, but RGB may be bypassed for DVDs and Blu-rays if the Video Output Format (HDMI)
setting is set to Auto
or Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr
, so you also must set that to RGB
Again, screen up any test pattern with black bars similar to this.
Any THX DVD should have a similar pattern with seven black bars.
If you can't adjust the brightness control to get separate shades of black for all of the bars, you're getting black crush. Switch to the settings I gave you and try again. The difference should be quite obvious.
EDIT: Once you have adjustability, follow the directions on the disc, or turn down the brightness until the two darkest bars blend into one shade, then turn up the brightness and stop just when you can see them as separate shades again.