"Or you could have simply goosed up the master sm brightness a bit instead, which affects all 3 colors automatically."
What's the master sm brightness? All i've touched in the service menu is the cutoff and gain controls. I should also mention i'm calibrating for slightly purple tinted glasses so there will probably be some imbalance.
"Yes. At the same time it does not compare with the huge improvements made by full blown optics cleaning."
I'm a "try the easiest things first" kind of guy
I'll probably end up doing it eventually though.
"I coulda told you that"
It seems like they went overboard in the improvements they made to the crt so they could perform at such a high brightness, I see single tube crt's dimming to nothing left and right so it was definetly a pleasant surprise
There's nothing better than CRT for contrast ratio, whether you're talking static or dynamic. If yours is not cutting it, we need to talk."
That's a very long and complicated topic
For my viewing environment and preferences crt's fit the bill pretty well, but alot of people like more brightness than i do and crt's static contrast seems to fall of exponentially as the brightness rises and the bright areas cover more of the screen, whether the human eye can detect benefits of the display tech in those circumstances is certianly up for debate.
So is felt likely to help mitigate these detail eating crescents or is it something that's buried in the optics?
It sounds like something that would take alot more work to improve: http://dgibbons.members.sonic.net/essay7.html
I'm surprised manufacturers didn't work harder to mitigate it.
An example of the kind of content i got this screen for: http://www.pcgames.de/screenshots/original/2011/12/Dragon_1.jpg