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post #1 of 12 Old 02-25-2010, 11:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a good calibration for the Sony kdl-40ex400 tv?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-25-2010, 08:20 PM
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I just bought this tv also. My 3rd 1080p tv. If anyone has some good settings it would be greatly appreciated seeing how this tv just came out. Thanks
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I ran the THX Optimizer on one of my DVD's and came up with this for the 40EX400:

Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: Max
Picture: 50
Brightness: 54
Color: 61
Hue: 0
Color Temp: Neutral
Sharpness: 20
Cine-motion: Auto

Advanced Settings
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Black Corrector: Medium
Gamma: 0
Clear White: Low
Live Color: Low

I'm sure it isn't perfect, but it looks a lot better than it before. Hope this helps
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How are you all liking the EX400?
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It took me over 2 hrs to calibrate it - but the picture looks great now. Some ppl are down on the gray panel on the bottom of the tv, but I think it looks ok. Performance wise: I've yet to see any blur (watched NCAA basketball all day yesterday and the picture looked awesome) and my PS3 games look gorgeous. I upgraded from a 720p 32" Samsung and it's a very noticeable improvement.
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I do like it! i have not tried all the features of it yet, but i do like the fact that it has the auto shut off since i have it in my room although i end up shutting it off before it does by itself. But the picture is nice and i kinda like the gray bar at the bottom, makes it look different than all the other all back tvs out there
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By the way thank you for the calibration i just applied it and it looks very good! I am going to try and borrow my buddies calibration disk and see how close it is to what i see with my room but it looks very good already! thank you!
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By the way thank you for the calibration i just applied it and it looks very good! I am going to try and borrow my buddies calibration disk and see how close it is to what i see with my room but it looks very good already! thank you!

No worries - I'm glad it's working for you. I still find myself making minor tweaks here and there, but the picture looks awesome now.
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I found the above settings gave a slightly washed out picture. I came upon the settings below just by trial and error---no professional calibration. If they work for others, great; if not, maybe they can at least be used as a jumping off point. I had searched the web for settings for this TV and found nothing else, so I might as well put this out there.

Backlight: 6
Picture: 72
Brightness: 41
Color: 64
Hue: R1
Color Temp: Warm1
Sharpness: 20
Cine-motion: Auto

Advanced Settings
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Black Corrector: Low
Gamma: 0
Clear White: Low
Live Color: Off
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I picked up the set yesterday, and I would like to thank you guys for posting these settings.
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I will try these settings out when i get home. Thanks for sharing!
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I just fired this set up - very nice - but I am unable to access the custom picture mode to try the calibration, even with scene select set to general (see manual p. 31). The default custom setting is pleasant, but I really need to make a few minor tweaks. Any thoughts would be helpful and appreciated. DC
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