Originally Posted by Slaine
Thanks for the feedback. Just so I'm clear though, the 'Custom' setting also needs picture tweaks (even if you just select an output resolution and tweak nothing else), but it doesn't mangle the grayscale like the 'Through' setting? Is that correct?
[/quote] And how close did the ISF settings get you to the expected picture quality? Also, is the difference between Day and Night explained in the manual?[/quote]
The Custom, ISF Day & ISF Night are essentially the same - waiting for the User to configure and set them. On my unit, there were slight differences between brightness/contrast, but unless you use a sensor or have a keen eye with the DVE/S&M setup disks, you may not notice the difference.
Both ISF modes are edited like Custom, but are "locked" so are unlikely to be inadvertently changed. You get access to them by selecting the required ISF, and holding down Display for 8 secs.
Obviously these are a per source setting.
I will see if I can find my original post, with images and data.[/quote]
Thanks for that - very useful to know exactly what each of the modes are doing. I may just try ISF Night to begin with (My lowly theater is in my basement) and play with my DVE disk a bit to see where I stand. I did peruse some of the adjustments in 'Custom' mode (and presumably available in the ISF modes when 'unlocked') and was bit intimidated by the many contrast settings, etc. I'm loath to mess around with it too much until I've got the time to do it properly.[/quote]
Messing around with any of those RGB settings w/o proper instruments is futile.
If you really want to play with those, then it would be better to invest in a colorimeter (at or above $200). Changing them manually and inspecting them visually will only bring frustration..
Just my 2 cents.