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I am using my HTPC primarily for Blu-Ray ISO playback (TMT3) and to watch streaming Netflix. My Blu-Ray playback looks great; however, my Netflix streams are much too dark. Is there any way to adjust the brightness of a Netflix stream? How about some kind of post-processing to adjust the brightness on a Netflix stream?


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Not sure what netflix player your using but either way I don't think there are any settings specific to netflix. I believe it runs flash.


Anyway, you might be able to adjust your main graphics card's settings to get the netflix looking good, and then go into your blu ray player software to try and counter anything you did for netflix in the main adapter's properties if needed.
 

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NetFlix brightness it determined by your desktop brightness, where it sounds like you are using "PC levels" where "0" is black. TMT3 will be using "video levels", where black is "16". So if you have your TV brightness set so black is "16" everything on your desktop (photos etc.) will be too dark.


How you fix it depends on your GPU. What do you have?
 

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I had a feeling this was the PC vs. Video Levels issue. I am using an ATI 4670 Video Card. From my research, the PC vs. Video issue does not have an ideal solution. Either level you choose will have its own set of drawbacks. Ideally I would like to leave my Blu-Ray ISO playback as pristine as possible (this is the main function of the HTPC), and tweak the Silverlight playback device to enhance brightness. Has anyone done anything similar? How do you have your HTPC configured to render correct desktop color levels (Netflix and photos) and at the same time keep the Blu-Rays looking good?


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I agree it is best to keep Blu-ray pristine.


If your display is connected to an HDMI display this should be easily resolvable with your ATI card without adjusting "by sight" with brightness/contrast sliders.


Just bring up CCC and find the "pixel format" setting. Ideally set this to YCbCr 4:4:4. Alternatively you can try "Limited RGB". Both should do the job for you. YCbCr should give you more pristine presentation of Blu-ray in TMT3 as the YCbCr from the Blu-ray disc can be passed to your display without it first being converted to RGB, which also results in expansion to PC levels followed by re-compression to video levels!
 

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Thanks a bunch Jong1. Setting the ATI CCC to the YCbCr 4:4:4 solved the color issues in video. However, now Windows MCE interface seems to be washed out. Is that the tradeoff, you can have uniform levels in video, but you have to sacrifice desktop esthetics?


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Originally Posted by aprikh1 /forum/post/18261961


Thanks a bunch Jong1. Setting the ATI CCC to the YCbCr 4:4:4 solved the color issues in video. However, now Windows MCE interface seems to be washed out. Is that the tradeoff, you can have uniform levels in video, but you have to sacrifice desktop esthetics?


Thanks!

DO you have a 5000 series or a 4000 series?


with the 5000 series you can just set the DR option in CCC to full range.


If you have a 4000 series, you have to dig up the registry edit to switch WMC nominal range to PC levels.


Either way you can do it, with a 5000 it's just less work.
 
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