How should I set brightness on a set with adjustable backlight?

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    How do I set the backlight before I calibrate brightness/contrast with something like DVE on an LCD screen?



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    Reduce brightness to minimum, display a black screen from image browser, then adjust backlight to get a suitable level of black, then load up video test and adjust brightness.

    Don't set backlight too low, as you lose maximum contrast levels.
     
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    I currently have 2 sources, HTPC which I watch tv/dvds etc. and the Xbox. I also watch in different lighting conditions, daylit room or curtains drawn lights on.

    HTPC seems to be fine but the problem I have with the way I have calibrated the xbox (in game test pattersn, dvds like dve seem to use different levels to games??) is that come evening and the natural light from the window dissapears I find I need to drop the backlight far too low to maintain a decent black which gives an overall too dull picture and like you say loses contrast.

    I find during the day I can have the backlight on absolute maximum and still maintain a really deep black so I don't know how far I can drop the brightness to help the situation in a dimly lit room at night.


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    Yeah I know what you mean- I have it set higher for PC use since black levels aren't important, slightly lower for tv series, and lower again for films. And all different to amount of light in the room.

    Would be nice to have presets, and IR code you can send from the remote.
     

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