Originally Posted by footballforever
Jim, I set all my settings to what your using and honestly, not in gay way I love you man, your settings rock, ...
Again thanks Jim.
Unless you also went into the service menu and adjusted your RGB GAIN/BIAS and a few other things, you really don't have the same settings I do, and, even if you did, there is no assurance they are the best settings for your set. Sorry to rain on your parade, but, the right way to do this is:
1) Set all user settings to normal then adjust color to zero (B&W)
2) Go into the service menu, and set up the IRE graduated bars test pattern
3) Adjust brightness and contrast (picture) so all the bars are distinct from the background and each other with the darkest one almost fading into the black background.
4) Still in the SM adjust RGB gain & bias to make all the grey true shades of grey (to pure white) - this is to set the overall color balance of the set to be true
5) Turn off internal test pattern and display an IRE graduated bar test pattern from each of your sources, setting the User RGB Gain/Bias to get true grey for each source
6) Turn the color back up until flesh tones look natural
This is probably an over simplification but it is generally the process.
On the other hand - if you are happy with how it looks now - great - enjoy it.
Regarding the PS2, it has a dvd player right? So you can put a dvd with test patterns in it and do your grey scale adjustment with that.
Another tip - go back and read posts by DaveHancock and UMR - those guys really know what they are talking about relative to setting this set up to get the very best out of it.