Originally Posted by DacHawk
Yes, I saw what you saw when I zoomed the picture and looked at the images from about 2 ft away from the screen. The picture has a lot more fine detailed in mode 1.
Mode 2 offers more jaggies along edges like you said. From 9ft away I cannot see jaggies in mode2. It's too far away. What mode2 gives you is more contrast to details viewable at longer distances, but looks jaggy when seen from 2ft., if that makes any sense. Thanks!
DRC Mode 1 is intended for use with 1080i input signals that are from all inputs such as Cableboxes, OTA antenna, etc., but NOT from DVD players.
DRC Mode 2 is specifically designed to be used with 1080i inputs that have been upscaled from DVD, by the DVD player.
Just follow those two guidelines and you'll be much more pleased with your DRC.
Oh, and remember - the TV retains a separate set of DRC Palette (Reality and Clarity) settings for each DRC mode! So you can have Mode 1 set to Reality(100), Clarity(1), and have Mode 2 set to Reality(50), Clarity(50) if you like, and the TV will remember the settings for each mode. This can account for more, or less, 'jaggies' between the two modes, so you need to tweak the DRC Palette.
And one other thing:Do NOT use the 'paused' output for evaluating or adjusting DRC!
This is because from most sources (DVR, DVD Players, TiVo, etc) the recorded signal is interlaced. When you pause the image, you are only going to get 1/2 of each each of two frames - catching them in "mid-interlace".
Use a moving test pattern, such as contained in the HQV Test Disk, or a recording of a striped flag waving, etc. when adjusting/comparing DRC modes.