Reference levels and Elite hdmi

genoa1893

Active Member
Hi all,

I own a Samsung 46M86 and I have purchased an Elite.

Now, my doubt is about the right reference level to use on hdmi output...

Someone knows which is the right reference level the hdmi port on my Tv expect to receives? (right IRE on hdmi port?)

Thank you in advance
 

screemer

Active Member
I am asking the same question but for my SOny V2000. I used to have intermediate for VGA but its too black via hdmi so i have gone for standard. Not as bright but not as dark. Dunno if its right or not lol
 

daveon

Novice Member
As with everything else TV related go with what looks best to you.
 

screemer

Active Member
christ i couldn't use expanded, just too dark and no matter how much i changed brightness ad contrast it stayed thta way
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
I have the TV stated in my Sig and when i was using VGA i had it set to Expanded and that was ideal, when i got the elite i set it to Expanded also.

I noticed straight away though that this was too dark to i set it to intermediate which was right for my TV.

I used the Bioshock demo to check how dark the image was :smashin:
 

Tarbat

Well-known Member
With my TV, standard gives the best results. Tested using a grab of the SkyHD test card, played as a 1920x1080 video through the XB360 media player. This gives (almost?) identical results to playing the original test card on SkyHD.
 

stoomc

Well-known Member
I set mine to expanded and then just adjusted using the THX logo on Finding nemo :)

I found that if I had it set to anything else, the blacks were all washed out and grey looking. So expanded it was for me!
 

RottenFox

Distinguished Member
yep,expanded here too..blacks are black..it looks great.
 

Dazza

Active Member
I did have expanded on VGA with my premium.
Same settings with the Elite on HDMI are waaaaay too dark, so i've changed to intermediate :smashin:
 

LEEROY_UK

Novice Member
I have a 40M87 and have the referance levels set at Expanded.

Make sure you have the HDMI Black Level set to standard on your tv as low will make the image to dark.

All my other settings are the same as HDTVTest reccomend.

I also adjust the backlight setting depending on what time of day it is, ie 1 in low light conditions and 6-8 in daylight.

Linky http://www.*/news/2007/04/22/samsung-le40m86bd-settings/
 

genoa1893

Active Member
I have a 40M87 and have the referance levels set at Expanded.

Make sure you have the HDMI Black Level set to standard on your tv as low will make the image to dark.

All my other settings are the same as HDTVTest reccomend.

I also adjust the backlight setting depending on what time of day it is, ie 1 in low light conditions and 6-8 in daylight.

Linky http://www.*/news/2007/04/22/samsung-le40m86bd-settings/

But if you set hdmi black level to low and reference levels to standard, can you obtain the same results or you prefer your stettings? (if you've tried)
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
Has anyone got any good resources for making sure that you have the right black level once you have chosen the correct reference level.

I set mine to intermediate by choosing all three different reference levels on the bioshock brightness bar.

Standard was too bright, Expanded was too dark and when set to Intermediate it was just right.

Has anyone else got something else that i can try also ?
 

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