contrast setting not responding
ok so ive just received my calibrating dvd (dve hd basics). My tv is a samsung Ln-t4071 (lcd). I will be using the ps3 as a bd player. i have a few concerning about how to setup everything before i start the calibration (keep in mind that this my first time performing a calibration).
1st how do i set up my ps3 settings?(video output format-RGB or Y Pb/Cb Pr
/Cr- ,RGB full range HDMI -limited or full- ,Super-White -on or off-, as well for other ps3 settings) Im also using a hdmi connection.
2nd how do i setup my tv menu settings? (should i start the calibration with all the settings on default?, i watch tv in a completely dark room so where should i set the backlight level and should i use the idealume bias light during the process?, i will do this process with th movie mode selected but what is closest to 6500 k -warm 1 or warm 2-, and what about all of the detailed settings, HDMI Black Level and the energy saving feature)?
3rd so far i watch the introduction part explaining how HD has progressed in time, i also tried the basic calibrations ( btw not all of the patterns are narrated and explained very well especially for a non professional noob like myself).
Setting the balck level was a breeze but the contrast is another
story. Using the reverse grayscale pattern I could not get any of the steps to merge together at the very end of the peak white, even at maximum contrast setting. So how do i set the contrast when this pattern is not responding. I know lcd tv s produce very bright whites as compared to other panel tv s but im sure the creators of this dvd must have considered this.
Also sharpness doesnt seem to function either because even if i set it to low or high nothing on the screen changes( no halo or white edges, sharp or dull).
4th The results i got with this DVD were awfully close to what i had achieved with just using my eyes to calibrate my TV, so in a sense this dvd seems to have been pointless in achieving better picture quality ,ok maybe just slightly better results.
5th How are other calibrating dvds compared to DVE? Like the AVS HD 709 or Avia 2( not in HD though)
I know that im not trying to achieve miracle results or differences being day and night from MY previous settings(but probably compared to the default settings). But maybe i would be able to see difference if i can properly set my ps3 and tv settings before starting the calibration process.