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black level Yamaha S540

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by nd4spd, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. nd4spd

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    I have used extensivelly the Digital Video Essentials disc to calibrate my KV32FX68 Sony TV and I have a question. They say, when it comes to properly setup the tv brightness with the grey pluge, that all the 3 stripes should be visible. Problem is, my S540 outputs only the 2% and 4% stripes (the inner ones, the outer one is missing) which could mean that the dynamic video range of this player is wrong.
    My question is: the third (missing) stripe is it below black or not? Should I worry about not having it? And, what is funny, I got a friend with the previous model S530 who swears that his player outputs this third stripe which I find annoying to say at least (newer model with less capability???).

    Thank you for your kind replies,

    Vali
     
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    Vali,

    I've just gone through the same process with the same DVD player and have the same results - I cannot see the outer black line that's supposed to be there.

    Is this a problem with the player or are we missing something?

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
  3. nd4spd

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    Hi Paul,

    Yes, afterall I think this is a problem with the player. It's safe to assume that it's not passing "blacker than black" information. I looked everywhere in the menu for a "black" setting but I didn't find it. There is a mention in the manual about a "black level shift" thing, but that don't exist in reality. It was a confirmed typo.

    Otherwise, this player is truly outstanding with interlaced pictures...

    Cheers,
    Vali
     
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    Another typo is the video shift which compensates for RGB shift problems, I think these are due to them being Philips based but made for Yamaha, as you say, good quality for around £100.
    Biggest problem is having to hit play twice after restart or risk restarting the disc.
     

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