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Contrast, brightness, backlight

03-02-2008, 08:35 PM
Hi, I've read that keeping these setting higher will cause them to wear out faster. (not remain as bright as long.

These are mine.
Backlight - +6
Contrast - +25
Brightness - +15

Do they seem ok?

03-03-2008, 04:05 AM
Have you adjusted your color hues and saturation levels? Done any calibration beyond backlight, contrast and brightness?

If so, I would suggest backing off the backlight and brightness which will washout the color richness and picture being cranked up so high. Every viewing environment is unique and a bright room with much sunlight will need a brighter picture. Personally I set the backlight to Zero which is called standard and the same for brightness. I have had the backlight as high as +8 and brightness +10 just for picture comparison. Bringing down those two settings really made the colors pop. I also have contrast set at +32 and have calibrated color settings.

03-03-2008, 09:40 AM
Hi mrhernke: I see you have a Sharp Aquos also. My living room can be little dark to minimal lighting (blinds closed most of time) Color hues and saturation levels are still at factory settings. Have not calibrated.
I changed the brightness and backlight to zero (standard) as you recommend.
Contrast +32
Color -28
Tint 0
Sharp +4
Looks ok on HD tv. Hopfully will look good on DVD & Bluray. I'll check those later.

03-03-2008, 12:18 PM
im in the printing business...

and color management is very key in getting great results..i use my knowledge for setting my TV as well...

and contrast can be very finicky and can mess up ur whole world if not careful with it......

so my suggestion is to keep ur contrast at a level of about 65-75% of the maximum...

but ive said this many times... its always up to ur eyes and how u prefer to perceive color ad brightness....

03-03-2008, 12:38 PM
Purchase Digital Video Essentials...a DVD calibration disc that makes the process less "black box" and more measurable as a process/procedure.

03-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Thanks everyone for your help. Reality, I'm also in the printing business.

03-04-2008, 02:20 AM
I see Canada and printing business, possibly Quebecor? Anyway, you dropped the color to -28? That produces nearly a black and white picture which is I guess something one could watch. If you'd like I could send you my calibration settings, just let me know.

03-04-2008, 07:07 AM
Either you guys just don't get it!


You just don't want to get it!

Sharing settings is . . . . . well . . . . . dumb.

03-04-2008, 12:06 PM
Hi mrhernke: Quebecor is in Canada yes. I wish my company was as large as Quebecor. We do textile printing. Very little paper. If you could, pls send your settings and let me take a look. Thanks

03-05-2008, 01:29 AM
Either you guys just don't get it!


You just don't want to get it!

Sharing settings is . . . . . well . . . . . dumb.

Dumb, or more like not giving a rip about spending time chasing down a dvd for calibrating and running computer programs for diagnostics. As people around here love to say, if it looks good to you, enjoy it. So tell me again, what the hell is the point of your post Scott?