Originally Posted by spongebob
Any alternative pluge or brightness patterns that can be downloaded or burned besides the flashing bars on the AVSHD disc? Those don't work at all on my 9G Kuro. What about a near black window instead? 1% 2%?
Hello, the AVSHD disk has a set of patterns that are under ColorHFCR which has the Near Black window patterns you are looking for .
Tom Huffman suggests the fallowing
Setting Black Level (Brightness)
The typical method for setting black level is to use a pluge pattern that displays just above and just below black information against a black background. You set brightness so that the just-above-black is barely visible and the just-below-black is invisible. The closer the just-above and just-below information is to video black, the more precise the adjustment.
Here's another method that works well. Put up a 0% field on the display. Turn brightness up several ticks. Now slowly start turning it down one click at a time. At some point you will find that lowering the brightness control further will not make the screen any darker. That is the correct setting.