>>>> Good info, but for some reason I remember this procedure only working for 480i and it having no affect on 480p and 1080i. Am I going insane, or did Mits have brief change of heart that I missed out on? Someone please enlighten me. <<<<
I THINK that I recall that the service menu procedure outlined in the referenced post works for ALL inputs, as long as you have one of the integrated sets. This must be done individually for each input, meaning you should first select the desired input, and then access the service menu. Then, make any change, and exit the service menu completely. Repeat the entire procedure for each input.
What you may be thinking of is the fact that on some of the new model sets (the 2003s, just released), you can actually adjust the color decoders from the regular user menus, using a different procedure (slider controls). It is THIS adjustment that can only be done for the 480i signals, and no adjustment is provided for the 480p or 1080i signals, as I recall.
So, to sum up...
2001 and 2002s: If it is integrated, color decoders can be accessed in service menus.
If it is not, the I2C remedy is the only global solution... (attenuators can be used for components, of course).
the new 2003s: On some models, the regular user menu can access color decoders, but it only works for 480i. For the others, attenuators would work. Or, perhaps soon, an I2C fix will work.
For other 2003s: Attenuators and / or the I2C fix are the only options.
If I am wrong on any of the above, chime in, please. This was my understanding, based on my readings at several forums.
-Bruce in Chi-Town