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HDMI/DVI Color Settings

Yorkmed
05-04-2005, 06:33 AM
Just purchased my second HD Plasma, a Dell (Samsung) WD4200. My first plasma is a Pana 42 HD that has performed flawlessly for two and a half years but does not have HDMI or DVI.

When hooking up the Dell via HDMI, I was surprised to see that the color saturation and color tint adjustment options are "greyed out" and not available. I questioned Dell about this and was told that those parameters are factory preset and cannot be adjusted. If I want to adjust color sat and tint, I must use component.

Has anyone heard of this with any other brands?

Thanks.

Gary

borromini
05-04-2005, 01:36 PM
It's not that common but I've seen this with Proxima business-class front projectors with DVI. The color/hue settings become greyed-out using that input. At the time I was using it solely for DVDs via a PC and was able to make those adjustments with the PC's video card control panel. This would make sense if Dell's Plasma dispalys are designed primarily for business use where they expect a PC to be connected. It doesn't make sense to have this limitation if the display was designed primarily for home theater use.