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SONY 46/55/60 NX720 Settings & Calibrations

Image settings are always a personal preference, the settings here are suggested as a guide and/or a starting point. You are encouraged to use whatever makes you happy and increases the enjoyment of your set.


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Originally Posted by Hiresolution View Post

Picture mode--custom
Backlight--------7
Picture-----------97
Brightness------43
Color-------------53
Hue---------------0
Color Temp-----neutral
Sharpness------59
Noise reduction-off
Mpeg-------------off
Dot----------------off
Motion F---------off
CineMotion------auto-2
Advanced settings
Black Corrector--high
Adv. Contrast----medium
Gamma--------- -1
Led Dynamic-----Standard
Auto light limit----high
Clear white--------low
Live color----------high
Detail enhancer--low
Edge enhance ---low

Run the the firmware update and calibrate all inputs.

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Originally Posted by belpat View Post

Hi Redoryx, Here are my set-up for Bluray and for HD TV (Satellite). I spend hours working on these. I used WOW Disney and Digital DVD essentials tools to try getting the best set-up. I am not a professional, but I have a fairly good knowledge. I can tell you that this set is not easy to calibrate, there is so much controls.... So far, as I said before, I am fairly happy with HD TV, very happy with Bluray and totally frustrated about SD TV... I have try hundreds of different set-up to get the SD better but there is nothing to do... SD is just crap. (Again, it might be the satellite signal... I don't know). So here we go... comments and other set-up are more than welcome.

HD TV set-up

Input: HDMI
Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 7
Picture: 97
Brightness: 48
Color: 47
Hue: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: 55
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Smooth
CineMotion: Auto 1

Advanced setting

Black Corrector: Medium
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Gamma: -1
Led Dynamic Control: Standard (only way to eliminate cloud, need to move to High on 3D)
Auto Light limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live color: Low
White balance
G Gain : -2
Detail Enhancer: off
Edge Enhancer: Off

BluRay Set-up

Input: HDMI
Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 7
Picture: 98
Brightness: 49
Color: 48
Hue: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: 55
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: OFF
CineMotion: Auto 1

Advanced setting

Black Corrector: Low
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Gamma: 0
Led Dynamic Control: Standard (only way to eliminate cloud, need to move to High on 3D)
Auto Light limiter: Medium
Clear White: Low
Live color: Low
White balance
All at 0
Detail Enhancer: off
Edge Enhancer: Off

I still need to work and hope to see some others posting set-up

Thanks

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Originally Posted by kerplunk1 View Post

Am coming from an XBR260 to the 60NX720. Out of the box, I was extremely disappointed by the picture. Actually thought the XBR260 was better. However, I'd read some comments that the 60NX720 was atrocious out of the box so decided to hold my disappointment at bay and try some calibration.

Used settings posted here by hires, belpat and overboosted to tweak my set and came up with the following. Incredible difference. Now I absolutely LOVE this set. Everyone who watches it is blown away. A few friends have immediately gone out and bought one for themselves after viewing mine.

Couple of areas where the 60NX720 isn't so great:
-- If I had a wide viewing area, I'd be really pissed at the horrid off-axis washed out picture. Thankfully, my seating is pretty much right in front of the set so no big deal.
-- It's beyond me how Sony can make so many products that are capable of easily connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network and fail miserably in that regard with the 60NX720. I run a stealth network. Normally, all you need to do is manually enter the network ID and password. But, even though this set allows you to go through those motions, it will not connect. It's a well documented bug on their forums, yet they fail to do anything about it. If I had bought this set with the idea of using it's Web capabilities, I'd be livid. As is, I have a Mac Mini and PS3 hooked up to it so the only thing I really am interested in using Wi-Fi for is firmware updates and it's easy enough to turn off the firewall long enough to do those. Of course, I do need to keep track of new updates by reading this forum instead of letting the 60NX720 do that for me.

Anyway, here are the settings I finally settled on:

Picture mode- - Custom

* Backlight--------7
* Picture-----------97
* Brightness------50
* Color-------------49
* Hue---------------0
* Color Temp-----Neutral
* Sharpness------56
* Noise reduction-Off
* Mpeg-------------Off
* Dot----------------Off
* Motionflow---------Off
* CineMotion------Auto-2

Advanced settings:

* Black Corrector-----Low
* Adv. Contrast----Low
* Gamma--------- -1
* LED Dynamic-----Standard
* Auto light limit----High
* Clear white--------Low
* Live color----------High
* Detail enhancer--Low
* Edge enhance ---Low

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Originally Posted by jwb1 View Post

FYI, here are my new calibration settings. I have also updated my original post.

I used the THX Optimizer on the T2 Blu-Ray.

Home menu>Settings>Picture & Display

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Setting Memory: [current]
Picture Mode: Cinema 1
Backlight: 5 (personal preference - I wouldn't go any lower than 5)
Picture: Max
Brightness: 45 (THX recommended 40-42, but I thought it was too dark, personal preference)
Color: 55
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Warm 1
Sharpness: 40
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Off

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Black Corrector: Low
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
Detail Enhancer: High
Edge Enhancer: Low (Any higher and I noticed artifacts on certain objects on screen)
Skin Naturalizer: Off [grayed out]
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality [grayed out]

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [current]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off
Display Area: Normal (Full Pixel is best, but for certain content that are still behind the times, Normal is best)
Screen Position: [grayed out]
Vertical Size: 0 [grayed out]

--Pro Picture Setup menu--
[all settings default/Auto]

--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--
Cinema

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off
Light Sensor: Off

--Sound menu--
Audio is set to External

--Hookups--
PS3 HDMI
XBOX 360 HDMI
Satbox HDMI
Wii Component

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These settings are pretty good I agree.. I got this thing for $1099 today from Fry's.. Pretty great deal.. I just want to add that the blacks don't look right unless I set Motion Flow to clear..

Here's what I got for all my friends who just bought this thing..

Picture mode- - Custom

* Backlight--------7
* Picture-----------97
* Brightness------50
* Color-------------51
* Hue---------------G1
* Color Temp-----Neutral
* Sharpness------56
* Noise reduction-High (my Cable Box sucks)
* Mpeg-------------Off
* Dot----------------Off
* Motionflow---------Clear
* CineMotion------Off

Advanced settings:

* Black Corrector-----Med
* Adv. Contrast----Med
* Gamma--------- -2
* LED Dynamic-----Standard
* Auto light limit----Off
* Clear white--------Off
* Live color----------Low
* Detail enhancer--Off
* Edge enhance ---Off

I think this is really close to perfect the blacks are soo deep and a great picture..

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Originally Posted by smooth tha boss View Post

setting i use. got some from another poster on i think the 5th page with some tweaks. Blacks are incredible

setting memory common
picture mode standard
brightness 50
color 47
hue 0
color temperature warm 1
sharpness 55
noise reduction off
mpeg noise reduction off
dot noise reduction auto
motionflow standard
cinemotion auto 1


ADVANCED SETTINGS
BLACK corrector high
adv. contrast enhancer off
gamma -1
led dynamic control standard
auto light limiter off
clear white off
detail enhancer medium
edge enhancer off

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Oh yeah and Cnet:
Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Sony KDL-55NX720 in a dim room via the HDMI input at 1080p/24 resolution. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Home menu>Settings>Picture & Display

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 1
Picture: Max
Brightness: 50
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: 15
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Off

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
White Balance: [see below]
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Skin Naturalizer: Off [grayed out]
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality [grayed out]

-White Balance submenu-
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: -1
B-Gain: -3
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel
Screen Position: [grayed out]
Vertical Size: 0 [grayed out]

--Pro Picture Setup menu--
[all settings default/Auto]

--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--
General

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off
Light Sensor: Off

Quote:
Originally Posted by swolfcg View Post

Mine are below. It won't hurt my feelings if you don't like them, I just thought I would offer them up. What source are you viewing/testing with, when viewing this graininess? You shouldn't see any graininess with BD/HD sources. If you do, it's most likely not caused by the tv. I would start over, by resetting all your pic adj settings.

Setting Memory: [any]
Picture Mode: Customize Any
Backlight: 4 (TV) 3 (Movies)
Picture: 95
Brightness: 50 (TV) 49 (Movies)
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: 20 (BD)/ 25-30 (TV/DVD) / 40-50 (PC)
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off (Note Below)
CineMotion: Off

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
White Balance: 0
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Skin Naturalizer: Off [grayed out]
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality [grayed out]

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off (Option greyed out when watching non-HDMI content)
Display Area: Full Pixel (1080i/BD/DVD) Normal (SD)
Screen Position: [grayed out]
Vertical Size: 0 [grayed out]

--Pro Picture Setup menu--
[all settings default/Auto]

--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--
General

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off
Light Sensor: Off


If you prefer to use the 240hz Motionflow, for fast movies, change the Motionflow setting to Clear and, bump up the backlight about 4 notches (So, for BD: backlight from 3 to 7, brightness 50).




I think this will be a good start.
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I'm not a big fan of turning on all the black, sharpness, color adjusting, "correcting", stuff... So, most of the above settings are pretty bad to me. (Just my opinion!) The only settings that are somewhat decent are the CNET settings, which are close to mine.

Anyhow, these are currently my settings, which are probably final until I ever decide to pay for a white balance calibration or buy a meter and learn how to do it myself.

... For "normal" viewing:

// Picture Adjustments

Scene: General
Picture Mode: Standard
Backlight: Max (I adjust this constantly, based on the current light of the room. In pitch black night, sometimes it's at "Min" instead.)
Picture: 90
Brightness: 50
Color: 56
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Neutral
Sharpness: 20
Noise: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot Noise Reduction: Off
Motionflow: Clear
CineMotion: Off

// Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
No W/B adjustments (All @ 0, didn't bother.)
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Skin Naturalizer: Off
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality

// Eco menu

Power Saving: Low
Light Sensor: Off

I also turned off the presence sensor and just about every other sensor.

My scene modes for BluRay is the Cinema scene with the same settings as Standard but the Color Temperature is Warm 2 and usually have a backlight of "3" or "Min". (Depends on lighting.)

TADA!

Current HT setup:

Samsung UN65F6300 65" LCD HDTV, Polk CS20 Center, 2x Polk Monitor 75T Fronts, 2x Polk TSI300 Backs, Polk PSW110 Subwoofer.

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Any new settings for HD ?

Any for Xbox ?

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I was curious if anybody had any settings for component video input. The only component video source I have is a Nintendo Wii and I was hoping somebody might have some insights. Thanks!
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My settings below. I've completely changed my Cinema 1 and 2 Modes to fit my new settings, with sharpness only being the difference between the two. I've left my Custom mode open for testing purposes. For reference, I don't watch my tv in complete darkness.

Setting Memory: [any]
Picture Mode: Customize Any
Backlight: 4 (TV) 3 (Movies)
Picture: 95
Brightness: 50 (TV) 49 (Movies)
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: 20 (BD)/ 25-30 (TV/DVD) / 40-50 (PC)
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off (Note Below)
CineMotion: Off

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Gamma: 0
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
White Balance:
R-Gain -2
G-Gain -1
B-Gain -3
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Skin Naturalizer: Off [grayed out]
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality [grayed out]

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off (Option greyed out when watching non-HDMI content)
Display Area: Full Pixel (1080i/BD/DVD) Normal (SD)
Screen Position: [grayed out]
Vertical Size: 0 [grayed out]

--Pro Picture Setup menu--
[all settings default/Auto]

--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--
General

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off
Light Sensor: Off


If you prefer to use the 240hz Motionflow, for fast movies, change the Motionflow setting to Clear and, bump up the backlight about 4 notches (So, for BD: backlight from 3 to 7, brightness 50).
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I was curious if anybody had any settings for component video input. The only component video source I have is a Nintendo Wii and I was hoping somebody might have some insights. Thanks!

I don't have my settings handy but what I did to calibrate my Wii was visit THIS site from the Wii's browser and at least got my brightness/contrast/sharpness set properly.
I used game mode and turned off all enhancements minus the dynamic edge mode (standard).
Zelda: Skyward Sword looked quite nice on this set.
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any calibrations for ps3 or xbox 360?
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Does anyone have any experience calibrating images coming out of a PC's HDMI port with this TV? I'm using the CNET calibration settings right now, but they look a bit off and dull to me... any special provisions?
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Here is my take

Following:

What to change (NX720) and (HX820) (settings for the HX820 can be used for HX920 as well!):

Menu>

Preferences>

Scene Select>

General

Eco>

Light Sensor On (all others OFF) to NX720 only!!!

* Light sensor/Ambient sensor should be used to dim the backlight if there are edge failures such as the ones
commonly spoted on the HX820 models' backlight leaks. They almost fade totally away if used with the settings bellow.
It also makes the screen shine when it's totally black or when parts of the screen fade to black, showing
Beautiful reflections on it when it's all black. If backlight is too apparent or if brightness is too much, that wont happen.


Distance Alert OFF
Position Control OFF


Sound>
Sound Adjustments> (current imput)
Dynamic
Surround S-Force Front Surround
S-Force Front Surround On
Sound Enhancer Off
Advanced Auto Volume On (Dolby Digital Plus is On)

*Never turn the volume past 30 with danger of corrupting speakers.



Picture
Picture Adjustments> (current input)
Picture mode Custom


Backlight MIN/4/5
try MIN for tv viewing and 5 for other inputs for NX720
MIN for tv viewing and 4 for other inputs for HX820

Picture MAX
Brightness 50
Color 50
Color temperature Warm 2
Sharpness 65 for NX720 on blu-ray/tv (50 for HX820 on blu-ray/tv) <<< may vary depending on the input.
Noise reduction Auto
MPEG Noise reduction Auto
Dot Noise reduction Auto
Reality Creation Auto (only for HX820)
Smooth Gradation Low (only for HX820)
Motion Flow Standard
Cinemotion Auto 1

Advanced Settings
Black Corrector High
Adv. Contrast Enhancer Medium
Gamma -2
Led Dynamic Control Standard (only for HX820)
Auto Light Limiter Medium
Clear white Off
Live Color Low

White Balance for NX720 (if blue tints are saturaded on the set because of the blacklight intrusion)
or leave as is if not.
R-gain -1
B-gain -2

White Balance for HX820 (if bluish and green tints are saturated on the set because of backlight intrusion)
or leave as is if not.
R-gain -2
G-gain -1
B-gain -3

Detail Enhancer Medium
Edge Enhancer Medium

Ambient sensor> On (only for the HX820)

Screen> (current imput)
Wide mode full
Auto wide OFF
Auto display area Off
Display Area Full Pixel (Use "Normal" for TV viewing)

Credits

home theater magazine, CNET, Television.info, Flatpanels HD, digitaltrends.com, PCWorld, HDTVtest.co.uk,
sound and vision mag

Attention:

All of the settings above were a result of consistent testing using a wide array of videos on both NX720 and HX820
and all of the configurations fine tuned using suggestions posted on the sites above with the main objective of hidding
the backlight on the sets
while maintaining a screen that has soberb brightness but displays accurate blacks (as possible as edge led can do).

Tips:

For better brightness don't use Ambient/light sensor (keep the rest);
For perfect blacks and no sign of backlight use the sensor but brightness will suffer (recommended for dim rooms)

For 3D, the set adjusts backlight to MAX automatically.

For each input should be seleted HOME so it's possible to go to the picture proprieties for each input
so you can change each of them.

They are

USB (audio/photo)
Server (audio/photo)
USB(video)
Server (video)

Internet guide (mode for graphics)
Internet guide (mode video)

Internet guide mode video for services (adjustable for each service,
like youtube/mosh cam/crackle while viewing it)


HDMI (1,2,3,4)
Component
Video 1
Computer

TV
Cable

If you're too observative, I didn't let go most of the standard options on the set,
nor let go of the Sony original imaging processings of the Standard properties; in fact
we can use them to our own good. Instead of turning it all off and ending up with a lifeless picture,
all of the Sony processings actually make a better picture, but it's necessary to adjust the backlight,
and WARM 2 tint so it displays the nearest perfect Kelvin rates so we don't end up with a non-real image
on the set, that kind of bluish image that looks un-real (the kind of image we all see at stores...).
Another thing I tried had was to hide the backlight as much as possible which keeping brightness...
which prooves almost impossible -- brightness must be sacrificed to hide the backlights...

Fast review of the tvs:

Both NX720 and HX820 are perfect to many standards.

The NX720 has, surprisingly a better image than the HX820 regarding how it hides the backlights
But color acurracy is way better handled on the HX820, so is movements and internet video, also
The quality of the image and display are better.

The gorilla glass of the NX720 is less resistant than HX820s' ... The table top stand from NX720
Is less resistant than the HX820s'

It scared the hell outta me to turn the light sensor/ambient sensor on them. I know that it will
Display better blacks but seriously it scared the hell outta me. i've seen some sets starting to turn on and off
By themselves and I think it has to do with the sensors getting broken.

Sony should improve it's Bravia platform delivering videos and music through it. It's just hella beautiful;
I love the Home menu, all of the menus are classic and have a nice touch to it, they are intuitive and sound
High profile.

Both tvs have great sound despite being so thin, and if you turn on the Surround they get a bit
Of "WIDER" sound stage.

It sucks that the NX720 remote was downgraded from the 2010 model, so it's the HX850 this year...
It looks cheap and sony should not do this to its HX models... I love the huge, awesome control from the HX820.
If they could they actually should do it bigger!!! It looks very powerful!

Do you guys know what sensors were taking out from the HX850 model? It breaks my heart to hear how they've
Cut stuff from this awesome set!
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Hi all,

I'd thought I'd share my settings (taking a few settings from above as the basis).

I have two modes, one is standard, the other is cinema 2, I found that my old sony remote Theatre button enabled Theatre mode, so on my Logitech Harmony remote, I added this to enable a one button switch for day and night modes essentially (dropping the backlight dow. Etc to make blacks darker, especially for the letterbox).

Day time mode (standard)
Picture mode: Standard

Backlight 5
Contrast max
Bright 46
Colour 54
Hue G1
Colour temp neutral
Sharp 40

Noise off
Mpeg off
Dot off
Motion smooth
Film mode off

Advanced settings

Black low
Adv low
Gamma 0
Led standard
Auto off
Clear high
Live low

Whitebalance
R gain -1
B gain -2
Rest 0

Detail low
Edge low



Night mode (cinema 2)
Picture mode: Cinema 2

Backlight min
Contrast 97
Bright 46
Colour 54
Hue G1
Colour temp neutral
Sharp 40

Noise off
Mpeg off
Dot off
Motion smooth
Film mode auto 2

Advanced settings

Black low
Adv low
Gamma 0
Led standard
Auto off
Clear high
Live low

Whitebalance
R gain -1
B gain -2
Rest 0

Detail low
Edge low
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