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Thought we should start up an Australian thread with peoples settings of there New Sony X or XBR Bravia LCD TV's. To make it easier, put your TV model in bold and what player you connect it to as well.

I haven't even started doing mine yet, but out of the box 'standard' looks the best. Will break out the DVE Calibration dvd and Blu-ray test patterns in the next few days.

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Sony 46" KDL46X3100 connected to a Sony PS3 via hdmi

(Settings coming soon, but out of the box standard looks best)

Edited by dazbug

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Thought we should start up an Australian thread with peoples settings of there New Sony X or XBR Bravia LCD TV's. To make it easier, put your TV model in bold and what player you connect it to as well.

I haven't even started doing mine yet, but out of the box 'standard' looks the best. Will break out the DVE Calibration dvd and Blu-ray test patterns in the next few days.

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Sony 46" KDL46X3100 connected to a Sony PS3 via hdmi

(Settings coming soon, but out of the box standard looks best)

Hiya,

Got my bravia from the dtv group buy and used these calibrations settings from the avs forum thread:

CUSTOM

Backlight: 4

Picture: 68

Brightness: 53

Color: 51

Hue: 0

Temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 55

Noise Reduc: Low

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced CE: Medium

Gamma: Low

Clear White: Off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Off

WHITE BALANCE:

Red Gain: -3

Green Gain: -5

Blue Gain: 0

Red Bias: -2

Green Bias: -1

Blue Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: High

Motion Enhancer: Standard

They have been working awesome for me. Except for ps3 i put the black enhancer to medium. Also, for sports i pump up the motion enhancer to high and turn off cinemotion completely.

Tell me what ya think.

Pauly

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these are all the ones i found from usa forum

Originally Posted by speed08

My settings

KDL40XBR4

CUSTOM

Backlight: 2

Picture: 80

Brightness: 51

Color: 63

Hue: 0

Temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 50

Noise Red: Off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced CE: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Off

WHITE BALANCE:

Red Gain: -2

Green Gain: -4

Blue Gain: -10

Red Bias: -4

Green Bias: -4

Blue Bias: 1

Detail Enhancer: High

Edge Enhancer: Off

Power Savings: Off

Motion Enhancer: High

Quote:

Originally Posted by mchamblissII

Ok because i had this tv on Standard

This is my settings

CUSTOM

Backlight: 6

Picture: 85

Brightness: 53

Color: 65

Hue: 0

Temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 70

Noise Red: Off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: low

Advanced CE: medium

Gamma: medium

Clear White: low

Color Space: wide

Live Color: Off

Detail Enhancer: low

Edge Enhancer: low

Power Savings: Off

Motion Enhancer: standard

Quote:

Originally Posted by gordong11

Here are are my cable settings, via component.

BL: 3

Pict: 64

Bright: 47

Color: 54

Hue: 0

Temp: Neutral

Sharp: 68

Noise Reduc: Low

MPEG: Off

DRC: Off

Black Corr: Off

ADV. CE: Low

Gamma: Low

Clr White: Off

C Space: Standard

Live Color: Off

White Balance

RG: -3

GG: -1

BG: -4

RB: -2

GB: -2

BB: +2

Detail Enhancer: Off

Edge Enhancer: high

Motion Enhancer: High

Cinemotion: Auto 2

Quote:

Originally Posted by edwyun

Although still being tweaked, here's my settings (blacks are good and any clouding issues gone)...

Backlight 4

Picture 90

Brightness 48

Color 52

Hue R2

Color Temp Warm2

Sharpness 20

Noise Red. Off

MPEG NR Off

DRC Mode Off

Black Corrector Off

Advanced C.E. Off

Gamma Off

Clear White Off

Color Space Std.

Live Color Off

White Balance:

R - gain 0

G - gain -14

B - gain -8

R - bias 4

G - bias 4

B - bias 8

Detail Enhancer Off

Edge Enhancer Off

VIDEO:

Motion Enhancer Std.

CineMotion Auto2

GENERAL:

Power Saving Low

Light Sensor Off

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razorcut

Over the weekend I received my Sony 46” XBR4 from Crutchfield and have been tweaking the settings to see if I can completely eliminate the mild clouding/mura patterns that exist only in the upper right hand and lower left hand quarter of the screen. Last winter I returned two XBR2s over this issue and I have to say that the XBR4’s picture is nothing compared to the bright splotches and flashlight corners I had on those TVs. On the second XBR2 the flashlights were so bright you could go spelunking with them. They bled through almost every darkly lit scene. Watching horror films or Rome on HBO was annoying and frustrating. The clouding on this XBR4 doesn’t bleed through unless the screen is completely image free (all black) or black credits (but not all black credits; “The Departed,” yes, “Happy Feet,” no). Other than this slight clouding I’m very happy with this set’s sharp and natural looking picture. The colors are brighter than the XBR2 and the flat black frame is a vast improvement over the silver one.

My question is, are there any settings to even out the all black image? I think I can live with this slight defect, but I’d love to remove it if I can. Here are my current custom settings (a tweaking of a fellow forum member’s calibrations):

CUSTOM

Backlight: 4

Picture: 80

Brightness: 52

Color: 51

Hue: 0

Temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 55

Noise Reduction: Low

Black Corrector: Off

Advance CE: Medium

Gama: Low

Clear White: Off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Off

White Balance:

Red Grain: -3

Green Gain: -3

Blue Gain: 0

Red Bias: -2

Green Bias: -1

Blue Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: High

Motion Enhancer: Standard

Cinamotion: Auto 2

Motionflow: Standard

The TV is connected with separate HDMI cables to a Time Warner DVR box and a Toshiba HD-XA2.

For those worried about having to return a defective TV, I highly recommend Crutchfield. I returned three sets last winter (one was a Sharp Aquos with banding issues) and their service was excellent.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razorcut (using Edwyun's settings)

edwyun, I went to the xbr3 calibration thread and found a post by you with calibration suggestions. I couldn't find one for xbr4/5, unless you were referring to the first xbr4/5 thread that was cancelled due to price talk. In any event, would you please post your complete settings for reducing/getting rid of clouding. I'm a little on the fence about whether I've got a set that needs to be returned.

Right after posting the above paragraph, I found the Official Sony XBR4/5 Calibration Thread with your settings:

*****************

Although still being tweaked, here's my (Edwyun's) settings (blacks are good and any clouding issues gone)...

Backlight 4

Picture 90

Brightness 48

Color 52

Hue R2

Color Temp Warm2

Sharpness 20

Noise Red. Off

MPEG NR Off

DRC Mode Off

Black Corrector Off

Advanced C.E. Off

Gamma Off

Clear White Off

Color Space Std.

Live Color Off

White Balance:

R - gain 0

G - gain -14

B - gain -8

R - bias 4

G - bias 4

B - bias 8

Detail Enhancer Off

Edge Enhancer Off

VIDEO:

Motion Enhancer Std.

CineMotion Auto2

GENERAL:

Power Saving Low

Light Sensor Off

**************

The clouding seems to be dependant on the source material. I watched "The Road Warrior" last night and though the clouding didn't bleed through on the picture it did on the credits and all the long fades to black between scenes. Most of the time, the clouding is more like an uneven grey that wants to be all black. Is this what everyone is experiencing and calling "no clouding"? Or do sets exist that have a solid black transition signal and no bleeding clouds during black credits?

Thanks for your help.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gordong11 (co-worker's settings)

My co-worker is a major tekkie and did calibrations(well helped) for a former job. I think he did great job with my cable hookup, so I'm sharing, he spent 2 hours on it. Via Component on SA 8300HD DVR cable box on 40XBR4:

Added: This was done at night with room lights turned off.

Custom:

Backlight: 4 (Added: with light sensor off, which I normally keep on)

Picture: 90

Brightness: 45

Color: 60

Hue: 0

Temp: COOL

Sharpness: 64

Noise Reduc: Low

Mpeg: Off

DRC: Off

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: low

Gamma: Low

C White: Off

C Space: Standard

Live Color: Low

White Balance:

R Gain: -3

G Gain: -4

B Gain: -2

R Bias: +3

G Bias: -2

B Bias: +4

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: High

This really works well for me, let me know if you try it...and thoughts.

Added: he was very impressed by the XBR4 after calibration, and is a plasma guy. I'm very impressed with his calibration, perfect to my eyes. those are strong words.

I'm assuming you have the PS3 set to output in PCM mode (which is correct). The PS3 is doing the decoding of the DD format, the receiver never sees that part, just the results

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Thats great should be a help for people calibrating.

Once i play around with it ill post mine, in the meantime, people post your settings and where you start from EG Standard ro cinema then tweak from there?

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Anyone else played with theres yet. Wont get to do mine properly for another week ro so due to work and want to do it in a dark room ;(

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After spending around 3 hours testing yesterday, I can confirm that 3 settings make a great difference.

I use all near standard (Picture - 80, Brightness - 50) but the 3 most important are

Sharpness - 65 (Usually I would recommend a low setting, but this TV is naturally very smooth)

Detail Enhancer - Low ( Low/Medium/High are all similar. On PS3, with OFF it looks very average, on low - high it crisp and close to my other TV)

Advance Contrast - Medium (This feature gives the picture more depth and has a great impact)

Motionflow used when watching sport, but otherwise all other enhancers are set to off

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These settings came from a professional site and calibrated. will have to try them out

Mode: Movie

Backlight: 0 (3-4 for sports and news)

Picture: 80

Brightness: 49-52

Color: 50

Hue: 50

Color Temperature: Warm 2

Sharpness: 30-40

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

DRC Mode: Off

DRC Palette: N/A

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off or Low

Gamma: Off or Low

Clear White: Off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Off

White Balance:

Gain: Red 0, Green -2, Blue 0

Bias: Red -1, Green -3, Blue 0

Detail Enhancer: Off

Edge Enhancer: Off

Display Area: See text

Motion Enhancer: Off or Standard

CineMotion: Auto 1

Video Color Space (x.v.Color): Off

Color Matrix: Auto

Light Sensor: Off

http://www.guidetohometheater.com/flatpane...br4/index5.html

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Any one got some good settings I can use on my 46" X or are any of the above decent?

Mainly watching Foxtel and playing 360 @ 1080p via VGA.

Thanks

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I have the 46 inch XBR and bpmurr settings on AVS forum seem to work well for me:

Here are my settings. They might be too "natural" for some. I like the feeling off looking out a window and don't like my colors oversaturated.

8300HD via HDMI

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 49

Color: 52

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Low

White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: -3

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: -1

G-Bias: -2

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: off

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

PS3 via HDMI

Backlight: 2

Picture: 76

Brightness: 50

Color: 52

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: off

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: 0

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

Xbox360 via HDMI

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 50

Color: 55

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: -3

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: -1

G-Bias: -2

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

Wii via Component

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 49

Color: 54

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: 0

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

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Thanks.

I'm new to all this calibration stuff but I'm assuming the settings don't have to be changed every time you play PS3 or watch TV, etc.

Do you just change the settings on a certain input and it automatically saves or does it have to be some how saved?

Thanks

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Do you just change the settings on a certain input and it automatically saves or does it have to be some how saved?

You adjust each input to your liking and every time you view that input those settings will be used or you can select an input to use common settings.

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Ah ok, cool.

Now I need the best settings for my situation I suppose but not sure how I'd find that.

At the moment it is as follows.

- Foxtel through video 1

- XBOX 360 via VGA through PC

- Blueray/PS3 to come through HDMI but not for a while yet.

What would be the best way to get settings like this?

Thanks

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HELP! Im very sorry to post in a topic that is dedicated to TV's. I have just registered here, validated and have discovered i CANNOT create new threads, i apparently do not have permission to do this. I cannot contact an admin either, again i do not have the permission. Is there a rule i have to post x times before i can post a thread? :blink::excl:

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I have the 46 inch XBR and bpmurr settings on AVS forum seem to work well for me:

Here are my settings. They might be too "natural" for some. I like the feeling off looking out a window and don't like my colors oversaturated.

8300HD via HDMI

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 49

Color: 52

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: Low

White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: -3

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: -1

G-Bias: -2

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: off

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

PS3 via HDMI

Backlight: 2

Picture: 76

Brightness: 50

Color: 52

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: off

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: 0

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

Xbox360 via HDMI

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 50

Color: 55

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: -3

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: -1

G-Bias: -2

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

Wii via Component

Backlight: 3

Picture: 76

Brightness: 49

Color: 54

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 30

Noise Reduction: off

MPEG Noise Reduction: off

DRC Mode: Off

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: off

Gama: off

Clear White: off

Color Space: Standard

Live Color: off

White Balance

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: 0

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0

Detail Enhancer: Low

Edge Enhancer: Low

Motionflow: Standard

Cinemotion: Auto2

I might try your XBOX ones through VGA and see how they look.

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These settings came from a professional site and calibrated. will have to try them out

http://www.guidetohometheater.com/flatpane...br4/index5.html

Here's some from CNet

http://help.cnet.com/9602-12576_39-0.html?messageID=2510365

I've used both the ones you linked dazbug and these, I can't decide, but am having trouble with black crush more with the guidetohometheater settings than cnets... But I think the colours are better with guidetohometheater... Hard to know what to do!

Anyways, here's Cnets...

Picture Menu

Picture Mode: Cinema

Backlight: 7

Picture: 85

Brightness: 56

Color: 62

Hue: 0

Color temp: Warm2

Sharpness: 50

Noise reduction: Off

MPEG noise reduction: Off

DRC mode: Off

Advanced Settings

Black corrector: Off

Advanced C.E: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear white: Off

Color space: Standard

Live color: Off

Detail enhancer: Off

Edge enhancer: Off

White Balance Menu

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: -4

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: -1

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0

Screen menu

Wide Mode: Full

Auto Wide: On

4:3 Default: Off

Display Area: Full Pixel

Video Options menu

Motion Enhancer: Off

CineMotion: Auto 1

Game/Text mode: Off

Video/Photo Optimizer: Video-A

Video Color Space: Auto

Photo Color Space: sYCC

Color Matrix: [N/A for HDMI]

RGB Dynamic Range: Auto

General Menu

Power saving: High

Light sensor: Off

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Ok, I've been reading all the calibrations threads and I've played with my settings for about 1 week.

So I guess I should post my settings so far.

I first calibrated my 46XBR with the DVE calibration DVD.

However, I found the settings / colour to be a little bit on the dull side. (I guess abit too natural).

So I've settled for somewhere in between and this works quite well for me.

Picture Mode: Custom (Vivid and standard modes will not give you full 1080)

Backlight: 7 (Sony recommends between 6-8)

Picture: 72 (calibrated from DVE)

Brightness: 49 (calibrated from DVE)

Color: 49 (calibrated from DVE)

Color temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 35 (calibrated from DVE)

Noise reduction: Low (I've found some HDTV/SDTV have some noise which can be reduced especially if they are not full HD broadcast - I chose the low setting so I don't over process the image)

MPEG noise reduction: Low (as above - I've found minimal reduction in PQ)

DRC mode: Mode 1 (Reality 40 / Clarity 60 - I've found some subjective improvement in the PQ)

Advanced Settings

Black corrector: Low (may reduce PQ slightly by removing abit of details in the shadow areas but it improves the grey blacks - so in most cases, it looks better)

Advanced C.E: Low (to boost the colour abit from the dull settings)

Gamma: Low (as above)

Clear white: Low (similar to the black corrector but for white colour)

Color space: Wide (looks better for most situation - boost colour as well)

Live color: Low (as above)

Detail enhancer: Low (minimal picture processing to give the illusion of a sharper image)

Edge enhancer: Low (as above)

Screen menu

Display Area: Full Pixel (to get 1:1 mapping in 1080 signal)

Video Options menu

Motion Enhancer: Standard (there is great debate on ME/CM settings, so I've settled on the recommended settings - works quite well for me)

CineMotion: Auto 1

General Menu

Light sensor: Off (I calibrate my TV to my normal lighting condition, I don't want my TV to change my settings)

If you have any suggestions to the above settings, please let me know.

Edited by iCEWATER

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Ok, I've been reading all the calibrations threads and I've played with my settings for about 1 week.

So I guess I should post my settings so far.

I first calibrated my 46XBR with the DVE calibration DVD.

...

What is the DVE calibration DVD and where I can get one.

Tx

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DVE = Digital Video Essentials

It is used to calibrate Video and Audio.

http://www.videoessentials.com/

You can easily find one on ebay.

What are peoples thought on Cinemation. I am happy with MotionFlow on my X52 with sport etc, but still not 100% happy with fast horizontal pans when watching HD TV. With Australia using PAL at 25fps and Film shot at 24 fps, surely we dont need it as much as the US guys using NTSC at 30fps.

The funny thing is I am sure that Cinemotion sometimes fixes my fast pan problems on some shows and doesnt on others. Could it be because some were transferred from NTSC to PAL and therefore need reserve 3:2 pulldown??

I would like to hear what Motionflow/Cinemotion settings people are using when watching 7, 9 and Ten HD US based shows.

Edited by Browneagle

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Picture Mode: Custom (Vivid and standard modes will not give you full 1080)

Are you sure about that? Colour settings shouldnt effect resolution output

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Picture Mode: Custom (Vivid and standard modes will not give you full 1080)

News to me, as I watch my X3100 running in Standard mode at full-pixel 1080i.

CineMotion: Auto 1

You sure these are your settings? On Australian models this one's called "Cinema Drive".

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Just recieved my 46X today and in the process of going thru the set up can anyone give me what they think is the best settings they have found with the 46X and best way to hook the 360 upto it with the ext HD Drive

Also one question on the remote when i try to swith to HD seems it doesnt select the HD channels is there something im doing wrong

For those wondering so far no dead pixels detected wil run the test a little later to check fingers and toes crossed :blink:

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After reading AVS forum and calibrating for 4-5 hrs last night, finally got a good balance connected for blu-ray via ps3

Picture Mode: Custom

Backlight: 7

Picture: 72

Brightness: 49

Color: 57

Color temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 40

Noise reduction: Low

MPEG noise reduction: OFF

DRC mode: OFF (Mode 1 for HD TV)

Advanced Settings

Black corrector: Low

Advanced C.E: Low

Gamma: Low

Clear white: Low

Color space: Standard

Live color: OFF

Detail enhancer: Low

Edge enhancer: OFF

Screen menu

Display Area: Full Pixel

Video Options menu

Motion Enhancer: Standard

CineMotion: Auto 1

ALMOST finishing playing and to start enjoying :)

Edited by hdsupporter

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