Hi folks. I am in need of some major help. I've had my Sammy LNT-4061F set for almost two years now. I calibrated my TV to my liking a couple of months after I got it using an avia disc. Pleased as punch with the picture ever since.
That is, until now. You see, about a month ago, something on the motherboard went, and everything on my hdmi inputs went purple when connected to any of them. Service guy came out, replaced motherboard, and everything seemed fine.
But after watching tv and blu-rays on my PS3 for a little bit now, and reverting to my previous calibration settings, I noticed some major problems. The picture did not look right at all. I ran the avia disc, and it actually seemed to look worse after that. No matter what I did, everything always looked washed out, and the colors did not look right at all.
So, I just ordered this new Spears and Munsil High Def Benchmark Blu-ray edition to run on my PS3 for calibration. Went through the process, and ran into major headaches involving the contrast test pattern. No matter how I adjust my Contrast level, the screen always looks like the "incorrect" pattern screen, not the "correct" version. It all revolves around the whites. The numbered white bars on the bottom screen never show up (just faint outlines of the bars that are on the very left of the screen, plus i can't evenmake out numbers on the couple of bars that are BARELY there), and the bars in the black part of the screen on top aren't visible below 19, no matter what I do with that either.
Also, I just now noticed that on the dynamic range low test, if you turn the brightness all the way up to confirm that all the lower levels are being sent to the display, NONE of the levels below 18 show up as they should, even at brightness 100. All I get is just white screen.
As I said before, the disc is being used in a PS3, with the YCbCr video setting, with super whites on.
I've tried suggestions of other avs members in another thread, located here:https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post16421886
And no luck with any of those suggestions. I am very, very frustrated. I would assume this is obviously the source of my problems, as no matter how much I adjust the contrast levels during the tests, I can't get it to properly calibrate. I was told to post here in this part of the forum by the other avs members; can anyone out there please help me? What should I do next?
And sorry in advance, I'm still a newbie at calibrating... I don't understand some of the tech talk, like what is found in this thread:https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1139456
I've posted this same message in the calibration section of avs. Sorry to do that, but I want to make sure I get as much help as i can get, and I wasn't sure if this more belongs in the calibration section of the forum, or the LNT-4061f owner's thread.
Thanks again everybody. I would appreciate as much help/advice everyone would be willing to give me!