Originally Posted by ratm
I am about to attempt Harvro's pot settings. Should I leave my settings as is? I have expert 1 and 2 set (they are almost identical. Expert 1 was achieved using Wizard and Expert 2, DVE disc). Should I leave them or reset them to factory settings and then recalibrate after i am set with the pots?
I did not change my settings at all to do the pot tweak. I did recheck them after and nothing changed, colors are still accurate. There has been some suggestion by others that an increase to brightness is required after lowering the MLL via pots, but for me, it was not needed. My brightness is set at 54 which on my set is definitely the sweet spot. Any increase introduces some noise in dark areas which was the same as prior to tweaking pots.
My feeling is that the grays in dark scenes are still there in the correct proportions after tweaking, but we may have been used to seeing them as brighter with the higher stock MLL. I believe that the secret is light control and that in a dark room, the picture is as it should be, and that pre-tweak, they were in fact more washed out than they should have been. just my $0.02. I don't think there is any black crush going on.
Everyones set is different, but for me the colors and brightness were accurate to start with and turning pots one way or the other did not change this. I guess the short answer to your question is no, no need to change any settings prior to turning pots.