Originally Posted by absoluteczech
Thanks so i figured out the IRE, but i have to say the whites dont seem as white as i would like them to be. What should i adjust to get the the whites to stand out more? They have like greyish hue to them with your settings on my cox hd-dvr box. I also got new cable box and so far havent seen any jittering. Will continue to monitor it with the new box
Lastly i got the walmart lg player sale the BD530 for $65 and i cant complain for the money. It's decent, watched Cats & Dogs last night and the clarity was great. One thing I didnt like is how low the volume is, i had to almost max out the volume to hear the blu ray. Obviously I should invest in getting a sound bar or better speaker system, but is there a setting that could help in the mean time?
I picked up 2 BD530s and 2 BD550 for $75 each also. Still comparing them both. I do like the increased NetCast features on the BD550, and the picture is a tad better than the BD530, but not by much.
Ok, on cable boxers and things liek DircTV and Dish, there are always kind of "weird" differences in the video signal from them. I always got a hazy over shadow on my Dish, and about the same on DirecTV with some blue tint to it.
That said, try the Expert2 settings, if that doesn't work try decreasing the R (red) a point or two ( or just leave and increase blue), and INCREASING the B (blue) a point or two at IRE 100, 90, and maybe 80. Do this only a point or two at a time, then check your results. It would be best if you can do it on a still image or something like hockey or that you are familiar with. Remember though, "white" is rarely "pure" white even on ice or white backgrounds. What I would do it have Expert 1 set a little warmer than Expert 2. Then use either depending on what you are watching. Why? Because D65, or 6500K, is the color temperature of natural light. There are many posts in this thread where I explain this. The only place you might want a "pure" white" color setting is for video games, where it's all artificial anyway.
Why is this important? As soon as you start getting away from natural white, which is actually an "off white", the other colors will be off. What's the big deal with that? You will lose realism and the almost 3D look to movies and sports images. If you set Expert 2 up like I just said, by tweaking the red/blue and leave Expert 1 with a bit of off white to it, you will see this when a high quality movie is on.
If you want more info on this, do a search on the main page here on AVS or Google ISF calibration and 6500K color temperature. The bottom line is, a too bright, snappy picture draws the eyes attention for awhile, but if a TV is set properly, the images should look pretty much the same brightness and color spectrum as if they were in the same room you are in.
Hope this helps! The LG BD530 can;t be beat for the money I don't think. Enjoy!