All we need is a firmware update so the video adjustments default to off with an option to turn them on for those that want to play with the video settings.
The settings aren't the problem , it's the implementation of the circuity that is causing the bad video levels and probably causing the false contouring (banding) with certain lower bitrate programs.
You can achieve usable settings by tweaking, though it shouldn't be that far off.
BTW, if you read back through the 1st 10 posts, I already commented on them trying to change those settings. He claims it caused other problems, so they stopped trying to do anything about it.
Regarding setting levels etc. That may be fine for a consumer, but surely not for a manufacture. Obtain a ATSC RF signal generator (which they should have in the first place, they aren't that expensive) and a Waveform Monitor/Vetroscope (those are expensive, but they should still have one) and set adjustments the proper way.
.Edited by videobruce - 1/27/13 at 7:01am