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I've read some posts but I don't seem to understand it.


My setup: AtiX600 with 9.3.1 drivers, connected via VGA to a Samsung LCDTV. I'm using XP Sp3.


I'm using MPC HC and the VMR9 renderer.


I ran a calibration DVD (DVE HD) and adjusted my black levels. The problem is that the colors seem "washed out". I don't know if I'm outputting color correctly. I know there is 0-255 space color and 16-235. In MPC there's a shader to "force" 16-235 to 0-255 conversion, and the colors look much better. The problem is that it clips the black levels that I adjusted in DVE HD. I mean, I lost "detail" in differencing different shades of black.


I don't know if you'll understand me, I just want to know what's the right choice/calibration/mpc settings to display correct colors.


Thanks.
 

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Find the Pixel Format option in Catalyst Control Center (your ATI driver panel) and set it to '4:4:4 RGB Studio levels.' Then, you should be able to calibrate properly.
 

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Originally Posted by Ben_Tech /forum/post/16988229


Find the Pixel Format option in Catalyst Control Center (your ATI driver panel) and set it to '4:4:4 RGB Studio levels.' Then, you should be able to calibrate properly.

I don't have that option!
 

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I thought that settings was only for HDMI? He is using VGA.


Maybe I'm wrong, but I know I don't have it for my DVI connection on my 780G.
 

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Video detail below 16 is not intended to be viewed.


Obviously if you clip that data by expanding your range from 16-235 to 0-255, you can no longer use a pluge pattern that has a Blacker than Black bar to correctly set your black levels. But you can use the 2% bar to get a good idea of what should be visible, and if you can see the 2% bar you aren't losing much if anything that you were suppose to see.
 
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