BY REQUEST, A FEW CURRENT SETTINGS
I've decided to respond to this PM publicly, since some of these values might answer questions for other folks as well. Please heed my warning here
Originally Posted by daltonlanny (via PM)
The settings I am most interested in are:
SHAP, SHFO, PREO, SSMD, PPHA = See posts #1137 and #1168. Some of these must be "tuned" for your TV.
YOF = as delivered. Recommend not tinkering with this.
CBOF = depends on input and video mode (see data chart).
Personal examples of YOF-CBOF-CROF:
1080i from tuner = 7-50-51. 720p from tuner = 7-51-52. 480i (digital) = 15-44-42.
SBRT = 29
RDRV = 43, GDRV = 28, BDRV = 23
RCUT = 46, GCUT = 21, BCUT = 18
The charts that make this easier to comprehend are in post #892. Further details are in post #896.
UBOF = Depends on input. I set all video modes the same. Ranges from 3 (a JVC VCR via S-video) to 5 (HD tuner). RF/480i is 4 (analog cable). 1 increment here = 2 or 3 clicks of SBRT.
SYSM = Not relevant without considering whole image-processig group of 2170P-3 and MID5. See post #1138 for personal examples.
VM SETTINGS = See post #1171.
RYR,RYB,GYR,GYB = 14-14-6-4. Good compromise among the different inputs, using both DVD calibration disks over V5 and the built-in test patterns.
I have set gamma to max for all picture modes, except Movie, which I turn to when program material is too murky and dark for my tastes. The settings are:
GAMM = 0 for all inputs and picture modes, except Movie.
GAMM = 1 for Movie for all inputs.
Then, for GAMM = 0, GAMS,GAMR,GAMG,GAMB = 0-0-0-0
For GAMM = 1, GAMS,GAMR,GAMG,GAMB = 0-3-3-3
You can increase the gamma reduction for Movie (lightening mid-tones) by changing GAMR~GAMB to 4 or 5. Leave GAMS = 0. Remember that increasing GAMR~GAMB decreases display gamma, lightening mid-tones relative to black and white.
BLK = 0 for all picture modes and all video modes. This removes *all* automatic black-level and contrast manipulation by the TV. You could confine it to one picture mode, if you wish. I have no use for it for anything.
RELATED: With BLK set to 0, go to 2103-1 #24 and 25 (ATPD and DCTR), and set them to 0.
I hope this helps.