Originally Posted by cyberbri
The settings largely depend on the combination of your TV and the player, how you hook it up, etc. The BEST WAY to find out what settings you need is to use a calibration disc.
What's so difficult to understand about that?
Maybe a little clarification is in order based on my initial observations.
1) YCbCr vs RGB: I am not sure how to properly quantify the difference between the two with respect to a DLP based display. Nor am I aware of a test pattern on Avia, DVE, or GetGray that can be used to do so.
2) 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE: Given that I am selecting between YCbCr or RGB, the choice of 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE shouldn't be an issue because YCbCr or RGB is a digital output in which case the only parameter that should matter is the Normal/Enhanced parameter. In this case, I am using Normal because I am assuming studio levels and not PC levels. However, the choice of 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE clearly has an effect on the picture - it should not. Which leads to my next question.
3) White clipping or black crush: Based on my initial evaluation, I noticed that the 2910 was clipping whites. I don't specifically recall what my IRE setting was at this point, but I do recall that I was not able to compensate for this via the displays contrast control. Thus, the logical choice would seem to require reducing the contrast by one (Contrast -1) on the 2910.
Problem solved with respect to white clipping, but I then noticed that the DVE PLUGE pattern was not resolving BTB information thus limiting ability to adjust brightness in this regard. Hence question 2 and question 3.
4) 480p or 1080i: In this case, I am simply asking for anecdotal experience.
What's difficult to understand is the insipid response to my initial question.