Originally Posted by javajunky
To Ken Ross and others, has anyone tried Harkness's Method on their Kuros.
I bought a Kuro Elite Pro-1150 a few weeks ago and have been using Dnice's settings. It gives a faithful image but rarely tricks my eye into believing that I'm there. I have tried some quick adjustments, but I always seemed to make the picture worse.
Before I go down the rabbit hole of infinite set adjustments, I want to know if there is light at the end of the tunnel. An image so realistic that it tricks the eye.http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...9&page=1&pp=60
Any help is appreciated. Coming from a Sony Trinitron CRT, this plasma thing seems overwhelming.
Kuro Elite Pro-1150
PlayStation 3 HDMI
Motorola DCT6412 III HDMI from Cox Cable
I think all will agree that D-Nice's settings provide a very good starting point.
No need to be overwhelmed though, using the same 5 basic settings, every tv that I've adjusted using the Steaming Rat method seems to follow the same basic rules...so starting with a "properly calibrated" tv...
White level needs to go down a few clicks (-3 to 5), as white objects, sunlight reflection is usually too bright.
Black level needs to go up a few clicks (+ 1 to 3), as you don't want to see the "black hole" appear.
Color down a good number of clicks, as objects in real life don't "glow" (-4 or more).
Sharpness - down to a level that removes any edge enhancement (-15 for non-Elites)
Tint - unchanged
Hope that helps.