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Hey All!!!

I wanted to start a separate thread, primarily for the 52 inch which seems a bit different than the other XV545U series.

If you have a 46" and know that the panels are the same source then I guess it makes sense for those to be here too.

I Think it would be helpful as a settings 'dump'... just post your settings, both User menu and Service menu.

Make them as complete as possible and describe why it worked for you and if it fixed anything in particular.

I would like to request that we try and keep this thread free of argument and debate... and make about settings, preference, and results only as well as helpful descriptions of why the settings do what they do.

I'll say first that my personal preferences are probably a little more saturated and have more 'pop' than average.

I'll start: (feels like group therapy):

Ranges represent a variation by source

Contrast : 84-90
Backlight : 68-80
Dynalight: Off (can see no effect when on)
Brightness: 52-60
Color: 50-54
Tint: default
Sharpness: 52-64 (Bluray - Satellite)
-->Advanced Settings
SRT: Default (all my signals are 720 or better and HDMI when they reach the set)
Dynamic Contrast: Low-Middle
Static Gamma: Default
Color Temp: Cool
B-Drive:-4
G-Drive:-6
Cinema Mode: Video (everything but bluray) Film (bluray)
Clearframe: On
Film Stabilization: Standard always (5:5 pulldown)

Noise reduction--
DNR: Off, Auto, Low
Mpeg: Off
Light sensor: Off
Color Master: Off
All settings not mentioned are default

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Service Menu (by far most are default)
So you know, changing these settings may void your warranty or cause toshiba to give
you a hard time about service

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R-Cut: 00H
G-Cut: EFH (Changed from F6H to try and reduce green 'push')
B-Cut: 00H
R-Drv: 6AH (changed to 6FH experimentally)
G-Drv: 6Bh
B-Drv: 00H

BRTC: 7BH
COLC: B3H
UVTT: 80H
CNTX: 90H (changed from 7FH, seems to give great detail and allow me to drop user contrast and backlight w/out losing detail)
SHRC: 10H
VBIS: 01H
CC: 01H
ID1: 01H
GG: 01H (what the hell is this? Green Gain?)
-- All the rest are fully default, dont want to to mess with them --

I did change the bass boost in audio to low for what its worth.

Please add to this list and lets get a good repository going!
Thanks to all who have been posting and teaching the rest! Could we get a sticky with explanation of the service menu abbreviations?
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Is an ISF calibration worth it?

just picked up a 46XV545U last night.
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Don't know, never had one.
Did the monster ISF dvd which was helpful and the DVE HD Basics.. neither helped much with the green or color balance.
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ah, i may tray it. all the settings everyone gives me just seem to dark for me
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42XV545U Settings
Video - Picture Settings
Contrast 87
Backlight - 20 to 35 for Dark Room; Increase Up to 65 for Bright Room
Dynalight On
Brightness between 55 and 65
Color 38
Tint 0 (some suggest 10)
Sharpness 45; For SD Content 15; Or leave it set between the two

Advanced Picture Sttings
SRT Mode2, Level3 - with Cable Box output set up to 720p; 1080i sets SRT Off
Dynamic Contrast Off
Static Gamma +1
Color Temperature - Cool - B Drive -5 - G Drive -5
Cinema Mode DVDs-Film, Cable-Video
ClearFrame On
Film Stabilization Smooth

Noise Reduction - DNR Off - MPEG Noise Reduction Off
Auto Brightness Sensor Off
ColorMaster Off; If Greens are oversaturated, turn on w/Green Hue -7, Saturation -5, Brightness +7
xv Color Selection Off
Game Mode Off

Theater Settings
Picture Size - Native
Auto Aspect Ratio On

Setup - HDMI Settings *If changing, must remove HDMI cable first
Lip-Sync - On
Deep Color - Off
x.v.Color - Off
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These are not my settings, simply collecting relevant settings from around the site ... without commentary and pasting them here.
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Contrast - 75
Brightness - 44
Backlight - 25
Color - 36
Tint - -2
Sharpness - 20
Static Gamma - 0
Color Temp - middle position (I forget the exact name) with -2 Blue drive
All automatic crap turned off
SRT set to Mode 1, level 2

I also have some ColorMaster adjustment on Green (-6, -8, +5) based on suggestions in this thread.

For what it's worth, I'm running my DirecTv HR22 on 720P output. Even the stuff that is supposedly 1080i looks far better than Native and letting the receiver output at 1080i. Not sure what is going on there.
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what i have done is put preference to movie and adjusted it (use movie as a starting point)
my settings are:
Contrast: 86
Backlight: 22
Dyna: on
Brightness: 55
Colour: 57
Tint: 10
Sharpness: 20
Gamma+1or-1
Colour temp cool --> b drive -15 --> g drive -3
Cinema mode: film(for dvds) video(for tv)
Clear frame: on
Film stabilitazion: smooth
Dnr: middle
Mpeg noise: off
Theatre settings: --> Picture size: native --> Auto aspect ratio: on
Colour master: green to -7(hue) -5 (saturation +4 (brightness).

Now you must do this on all ur inputs also for my hd cable i have made my rogers box only output in 720p(hd material).
Now i can take advantage of SRT
I have mine set at 2/2 trust me looks awesome. Try it let me know what ya think.
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With the attendant warnings about the perils of screwing with your service menu settings, it seems obvious that individual sets are likely to vary... maybe quite a bit.
However, I have seen the service manual default settings for the service menu.

Option 4 and 5 set the way you see here identify the panel as a Samsung sourced panel
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The image system data may be different for each image format chosen. The factory preset data value is indicated in the table.
(a) Seine3 LV Data XV545U:
(b) XV545U TV-MICRO EEPROM Data:

52XV545U

Item Name of adjustment Data
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R-CUT R CUTOFF 0FH (a)
G-CUT G CUTOFF 00H (a)
B-CUT B CUTOFF 00H (a)
R-DRV R DRIVE 72H (b)
G-DRV G DRIVE 77H (b)
B-DRV B DRIVE 85H (b)
BRTC BRIGHTNESS CENTER 74H (a)
COLC COLOR CENTER A4H (a)
UVTT BASE BAND TINT 7BH (a)
CNTX CONTRAST MAX 7FH (a)
SHRC SHARPNESS CENTER 10H (a)
VBIS VBI Setting 00H (a)
CC Closed Caption 90H (a)
ID1 VBID 88H (a)
GG Gemstar 40H (a)
OPT1 TV SET OPTION 1 00H (b)
OPT2 TV SET OPTION 2 00H (b)
OPT3 TV SET OPTION 3 E0H (b)
OPT4 TV SET OPTION 4 6BH (b)
OPT5 TV SET OPTION 5 00H (b)
SET-ID MODEL ID AAH (b)
VOLX Volume Limiter For Hotel 64H (b)

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For what it's worth.
If this is not an appropriate post for some reason, I'd be happy to edit or remove it.
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