Toshiba sd3800, sd4800 users. What are your brightness and contrast settings?

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  1. AlbertH

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    On the Unit itself? It seems to me that after I put the contrast and brightness both to -7 it resulted in the best black levels on my monitor. I have a toshiba 50h81 that was isf calibrated for a jvc dvd player, and when I had to get a different player, it always struck me as the black levels were bad, but the picture was better. Now that I set the black level and brightness to -7, the picture is 100 times better! Chime in with your responses and test out my theory.
     
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    when you say "black level" do you mean contrast?
     
  3. AlbertH

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    blacks looked muddy brown, now they are blacker.
     
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    No, I meant the actual name of what you were changing. On my 3800 there is Contrast, Brightness, Colour,etc... but no "Black Level". You said you changed your black level to -7.
     
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    oh, so he only set the Brightness/Black Level to -7???
     
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    First of all, keep in mind that the Toshiba settings are on top of whatever settings you have on your TV, so different people will have different results depending on how they have calibrated their TV's. Having said that, on my Toshiba SD-5700, there are three settings that can be saved, so I set one to -3 for both contrast and brightness, one to -5 for each, and one to -7 for each. I use different settings depending on the time of day and amount of light in the room when I watch. In a dark room, I find -5 works very well, and -7 can work well for less dark movies.
     
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    i mentioned twice, and worded it differently each time. What i meant to say was i set the contrast and brightness to -7 and -7 .
     

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