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SONY KDL-52XBR4 factory settings

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by jobrla, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. jobrla

    jobrla Member

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    Good morning all,

    Just purchased a new Sony KDL-52XBR4 LCD TV, the factory color settings are real bad. Does anyone know if a calibration DVD ia available or does anyone have this TV and could pass on some good settings.
    Thank you for ANY asistance

    JOBRLA
     
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    I've got the same tv and I do my own calibrating, I went over everything in the book, and if i didn't understand I looked it up on the internet. It took a couple of weeks of tweeking, but I'm extremely exited on my HD cable, OTA TV and Blu-ray. Get ready for an explsion of color and crispness that you really paid for!!

    Picture Mode: Custom
    Backlight> Max
    Picture> Max
    Brightness> 55
    Color> 65, by adding more color here, I take the red out on the Hue.
    Hue> G3
    Color Temp> Neutral
    Sharpness> 60, lower if you like a smoother pic
    Noise Reduction> Low
    MPEG Noise Reduction> Off
    DRC Mode> Mode 1, DRC is not available for 1080P sources or games.
    DRC Palette> Reality-65, Clarity-80, play with those a little.
    Advance Settings:
    Black Corrector> Medium, maybe Low, try low on Blu-ray, use it though.
    Advance C.E.> High
    Gamma> Medium
    Clear White> Off
    Color Space> Standard, that is the default
    Live Color> High
    Detail Enhancer> Low
    Edge Enhancer> Low

    Now go into your Video Options, very important settings here also
    Motion Enhancer> Standard, maybe go to High for Sporting events.
    CineMotion> Auto1, not sure the advantage of Auto2, try it?
    Game/Text Mode> OFF, disables some Picture settings if on.
    Video/Photo Optimizer> Video
    Video Color Space(x.v.Color)> HDMI-Auto
    Photo Color Space> HDMI> sRGB, setting is fixed when using HDMI,
    Select sYCC if equipment supports x.v., mostly new Sony camcorders.
    Color Matrix> Auto
    RGB Dynamic Range> Auto

    Now to me here is the one thing that controls your picture and basically corrupts your video settings!! In my opinon of course.
    Go to Settings>General button, scroll down to Light Sensor, I had this set to "On" the first week, now I have it set to "Off". This will adjust your picture more than I'm looking for, this TV is so sophisitcated you don't need to adjust for room lighting, especially if it changes the color and picture from something you enjoy the either day or night. Leave it OFF!

    Screen:
    Wide Mode> Full
    Auto Wide> On
    4:3 Default> Full
    Display Area> Normal

    Remember, you can go for live pic, film or video in all sorts of resolutions, my settings are mostly for HD HDMI Cable, most channels are awesome, and some just ok, but that's what's coming in.
    Good Luck and let me know how you like your picture now?
    Mark
     
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