Originally Posted by DarthAVS
I downloaded the blu ray and hd dvd versions of this to calibrate my PS3 and my XBOX 360. Both are connected via HDMI to my Samsung 61A750. I was able to get the PS3 calibrated pretty good. When I went to do the XBOX 360 it looked like it does not output the same range as the PS3. When I am viewing the basic settings, I think it is the third pattern (the one that shows the white levels). I think this is the one where you set the contrast levels. On the PS3 I can see all of the blinking bars. On the XBOX 360, I can barely see one or two on the left hand side. I can not get any others to blink no matter how far I change brightness/contrast/dynamic contrast, etc, etc. Is this a limitation of the XBOX 360, am I doing something wrong, or could there be a problem with the HDMI port I have the 360 connected to?
Thanks for all of the help.
Your TV needs to be expecting Video levels. I'm not familiar with your model, so I can't tell you how to set up your TV, but you need to get that correct.
The PS3 should have the following settings:
BD/DVD Output - YCbCr or Auto
RGB Limited/Full - Limited
SuperWhite - On
On the 360, the important setting is the "Reference Level" (I believe that is what it is called). You will find it under the Display settings. This should be set to standard to tell the 360 to output video levels.
If you get all three of these correct, then the patterns from your PS3 and 360 will most likely be very close for the same settings on your TV.
EDIT: As a side note, I can't remember if the 360 will pass Blacker than black and whiter than white, but I believe it does over HDMI. If it doesn't, then you will never see any bars below 16 or above 235 if your TV is calibrated correctly.