I have read every post I can find about adjusting Black Level and I guess I just don't get it. Do I use AVIA or VE? I have both and I get two different settings. I have a Sony 7700 DVD. With VE going through the intro on how to set Black Level I thought that the DVD player passed BTB, I get both stripes, but when I go to the Test Chapter and try to set Black Level I can't get both stripes- only the brighter one. Does this prove that my DVD does not pass BTB? So now what do I do? Any help on this would be appreciated. I would just like to know once and for all how to set Black Level. P.S. When AVIA and VE makes statements like "increase Brightness until the stripe becomes visible above the background" or "Barely visable", etc. Just exactly what does this mean? Thanks Guys for your help.