For those of you perhaps like me looking for calibration suggestions for the HX820:http://www.televisioninfo.com/conten...alibration.htm
We use DisplayMate calibration software and a spectrophotometer to calibrate our televisions before putting them through our tests. You can see our optimized calibration for viewing in a dark room below.
One of the signs of a good television is that it doesn’t require much adjustment to calibrate. The Sony Bravia KDL-55HX820 was one such TV. Besides turning off all of its special video processing features, we didn’t have to change much at all. For 3D, however, we turned the Picture down to 88.
Any settings not mentioned in the table below were left on their default setting.
Calibration Settings in Picture Mode:
Setting Default Calibrated
Ambient Sensor On Off
Backlight 5 Max (10)
Reality Creation Manual Off
Cinemotion Auto 1 Off "
I am surprised at how few non-default settings are suggested. However, like they said "One of the signs of a good television is that it doesn’t require much adjustment to calibrate. The Sony Bravia KDL-55HX820 was one such TV"
Of course I will turn down the Backlight for daytime viewing ( probably closer to 5 or 6). Also I took notice of an early note in this forum posted by "immolator" on page 1 of this forum. Therefore I have also engaged "LED Local Dimming" as suggested in the hopes of achieving even greater black levels.
If any of you have others suggestions, please share. In the meantime, lets hope a few of the other big reviewers take notice of the HX820 and posts their recommendations as well. So far I haven't seen many reviews on this set.