Originally Posted by douglaswr
Actually I was going to try changing my settings this weekend from the BD and TV to RGB to see if that works. From what I understand YCbCr is capable of showing more than 16-235, but some hardware keeps this limit. Is there some issue with changing to RGB? You mentioned that is not something that I want to do.
Sorry for what are probably pretty basic questions. I keep finding conflicting information about this subject. I've read that all masters for movies are "full range" (0-255), but that this is compressed to 16-235 on Blu-Ray and DVD. I didn't even worry about this until I used the DVE calibration disk. It seemed pretty amendment that I should try to set up my system to read BTB.
all video content is 16-235, which includes DVD and BD movies and TV shows
the only thing that could be native 0-255 (PC levels) could be video games (such as on a PC), but console video games are meant to run at 16-235, since they are typically paired with TVs (which by default are video devices) and not PC monitors (which use RGB 0-255 by default)
you want the BD player to send YCbCr to the TV (in most cases) and YCbCr is always 16-235, never 0-255
BTB and WTW occurs when using video levels (16-235), though it's possible a setting on your BD player or TV is clipping all BTB and WTW information... like Doug mentions this is not a big deal despite what some might say, but I maintain that if you can avoid clipping BTB and WTW, you should do so anyways as it can make setting black level and white level easier