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What is retail mode and home mode? I have a 950 do I have that?


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Thanks where is it located? OK so I opened up my manual. During setup you select this. I selected home mode. What does everyone use? Home or retail and does it make a big diffrence in PQ?

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Thanks where is it located? OK so I opened up my manual. During setup you select this. I selected home mode. What does everyone use? Home or retail and does it make a big diffrence in PQ?

Home - > System Settings ->scroll down when you see Auto Start up then it will ask u for languages and so and then Home or Shop(Retail for USA / Shop for Europe ) . Home mode capps the backlight and the contrast on the tv so it can cut the power consumption in half . if you choose SHOP ( aka Retail ) mode make sure in the next steps u TURN OFF DEMO and E-POP .
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Ok since my last comments were 'removed" I am going to say this gently. You call me ignorant? Really? My comments aint no more ignorant then you trying to sell the idea that "Shop Mode" is better then "Home Mode". mad.gif

Shop mode is ofcourse better than Home mode , it removes the capping which is done only so they can place the tv as an energy class A product.I have provided links of energy star and europe union directive 642 that basicly FORCES Sony,Sharp,Etc to put that capping , not to serve you good but to meet their legislation requirements . Ofcourse you can lower your backlight as to the lowest , have your contrast to 0 , have colors to 0 and brightness to 0 .
No one is trying to sell you or anyone anything . I am just stating the facts . I have even provided pictures and samples both for the difference in Shop(Retail)/Home mode and also for the difference in Graphics vs General in scene selection .

As i said i do not intent to call you names , say bad things or anything like that i just state the obvious . It is not my fault you are replying with sarcastic tone to every quote i have provided even the ones directly from the 642/2009 EU legislation and to the statements of Digital Europe which represents hundreds of manifactures of electronics including Sony,Sharp,Philips and so on . I told you you can believe whatever you want to believe , but when you lack certain knowledge its better to sit quiet and shut up , rather than speaking up and showing up ignorance .

How can me stating a EU directive,the results of it and Digital Europe statements be ignorance ? I bet , 99 % i am certain you haven't even opened and looked up the links i quoted .
I have seen you flaming like 5-6 pages arguing does the tv has the same Local dimming as HX850 .... and how you was sure , cos some guy told u so .
Steve from now on i will just ignore you , because if you still havent understood what i mean , i doubt you will ever be capable of doing so . Anyway i am sorry if you feel offended by any of my writings , it is not my intent .
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Home - > System Settings ->scroll down when you see Auto Start up then it will ask u for languages and so and then Home or Shop(Retail for USA / Shop for Europe ) . Home mode capps the backlight and the contrast on the tv so it can cut the power consumption in half . if you choose SHOP ( aka Retail ) mode make sure in the next steps u TURN OFF DEMO and E-POP .

Thanks for the info. I ran initial setup again and used retail mode. Now time to put in some settings.

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Thanks for the info. I ran initial setup again and used retail mode. Now time to put in some settings.
You are welcome .
If you wan't i could post my personal settings . How are you going to use the tv ? Blu-ray , HDTV , SD , PC monitor ?
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Yeah I'll try your settings. Thanks. It's our all purpose tv. Setup in the living room. Have a Oppo for blu. I have a 110" AT screen and HAD a Sony VW90ES PJ but sold that on the forums planning on replacing with the VW95 eventually for movies and sporting events...had a run of bad luck so that hasn't happened soon though
What a diffrence retail mode makes over home mode...day and night. Should make that into a Sticky thread so Sony owners know to do that

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Shop mode is ofcourse better than Home mode , it removes the capping which is done only so they can place the tv as an energy class A product.I have provided links of energy star and europe union directive 642 that basicly FORCES Sony,Sharp,Etc to put that capping , not to serve you good but to meet their legislation requirements . Ofcourse you can lower your backlight as to the lowest , have your contrast to 0 , have colors to 0 and brightness to 0 .
No one is trying to sell you or anyone anything . I am just stating the facts . I have even provided pictures and samples both for the difference in Shop(Retail)/Home mode and also for the difference in Graphics vs General in scene selection .

As i said i do not intent to call you names , say bad things or anything like that i just state the obvious . It is not my fault you are replying with sarcastic tone to every quote i have provided even the ones directly from the 642/2009 EU legislation and to the statements of Digital Europe which represents hundreds of manifactures of electronics including Sony,Sharp,Philips and so on . I told you you can believe whatever you want to believe , but when you lack certain knowledge its better to sit quiet and shut up , rather than speaking up and showing up ignorance .

How can me stating a EU directive,the results of it and Digital Europe statements be ignorance ? I bet , 99 % i am certain you haven't even opened and looked up the links i quoted .
I have seen you flaming like 5-6 pages arguing does the tv has the same Local dimming as HX850 .... and how you was sure , cos some guy told u so .
Steve from now on i will just ignore you , because if you still havent understood what i mean , i doubt you will ever be capable of doing so . Anyway i am sorry if you feel offended by any of my writings , it is not my intent .

I think my tv is broken, shop/retail mode and home mode look exactly the same : (
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I think my tv is broken, shop/retail mode and home mode look exactly the same : (

Do you have any digital camera at all ? Set the iso , aperture , shutter to manual and take 2 pictures of both of the settings . As you can see from the pictures there is huge difference for European models . Yet i can't say it is the same for the USA ones ,thought from the reviews i can see their power consumation stating to be 60-80W which would be equivalent as using the Home mode for European set . Thats why i asked someone with a decent camera and an USA set to take pictures ofcourse with fixed iso,aperture , shutter and exposure as using an automatic settings would autoajust to the source and provide bogus information .
As i promised i will be making more samples soon .

Edit : I have just made some basic shots and tests and pictures with 98 % of the image fully black and only the center being fully white . Shop/Retail mode does increase contrast while looking movies and images but because it also uncaps the backlight it does make look the light coming from the edges more aparent than the Home mode . Thought the White in shop mode is outstanding , while in Home mode it seemed more like some shadow of white-gray . Ofcourse i had Backlight set to 8 in both modes and as i said 8 backlight in Shop is way much more than 8 in Home mode , so if you turn the backlight to 1 in Shop Mode you get the same blacks as Home mode Backlight 8 - BUT the white is much more whiter and brighter . I will try to find sometime tommorow to put all the images together . Also because i had the Advanced Contrast set to Medium i will redo the tests again and compare results . The above i am commenting on what i see on the pictures shot with iso 6400 which is very high for shooting directly in to a light source like a TV so the blacker on the images will look worse than it really is . Thought if i do with 3200 then it will be too hard to spot the difference .
I will try also some pictures with gradients that i am very curious of seing the results
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Do you have any digital camera at all ? Set the iso , aperture , shutter to manual and take 2 pictures of both of the settings . As you can see from the pictures there is huge difference for European models . Yet i can't say it is the same for the USA ones ,thought from the reviews i can see their power consumation stating to be 60-80W which would be equivalent as using the Home mode for European set . Thats why i asked someone with a decent camera and an USA set to take pictures ofcourse with fixed iso,aperture , shutter and exposure as using an automatic settings would autoajust to the source and provide bogus information .
As i promised i will be making more samples soon .

My set is European though, I can't do the power test I have a meter but it's plugged into an multi pin adapter.

I will try the picture test and report back.
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Shop mode is ofcourse better than Home mode , it removes the capping which is done only so they can place the tv as an energy class A product.I have provided links of energy star and europe union directive 642 that basicly FORCES Sony,Sharp,Etc to put that capping , not to serve you good but to meet their legislation requirements . Ofcourse you can lower your backlight as to the lowest , have your contrast to 0 , have colors to 0 and brightness to 0 .
No one is trying to sell you or anyone anything . I am just stating the facts . I have even provided pictures and samples both for the difference in Shop(Retail)/Home mode and also for the difference in Graphics vs General in scene selection .

As i said i do not intent to call you names , say bad things or anything like that i just state the obvious . It is not my fault you are replying with sarcastic tone to every quote i have provided even the ones directly from the 642/2009 EU legislation and to the statements of Digital Europe which represents hundreds of manifactures of electronics including Sony,Sharp,Philips and so on . I told you you can believe whatever you want to believe , but when you lack certain knowledge its better to sit quiet and shut up , rather than speaking up and showing up ignorance .

How can me stating a EU directive,the results of it and Digital Europe statements be ignorance ? I bet , 99 % i am certain you haven't even opened and looked up the links i quoted .
I have seen you flaming like 5-6 pages arguing does the tv has the same Local dimming as HX850 .... and how you was sure , cos some guy told u so .
Steve from now on i will just ignore you , because if you still havent understood what i mean , i doubt you will ever be capable of doing so . Anyway i am sorry if you feel offended by any of my writings , it is not my intent .


And from now on I will ignor you tcruise......sorry if I think your settings are as they say " balderdash"! tongue.gif

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I may have MIS-spoked eek.gif I did not know when I switched to retail mode it also sets picture mode to vivid where I had it set to standard. I can't see a difference either after going back n forth. No wonder my pupils were torched and I got excited biggrin.gif

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I need help from someone.

My 750 has lost it's picture quality in the last couple of days.

I apologize if I don't know the proper terms but what I'm seeing more of a blur on the images. I have tried different scene settings but I still get that blur on images. It was working perfectly since I got it which was early January.

I hope there is some easy fix but does anyone think I need to call Sony about this?
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I need help from someone.

My 750 has lost it's picture quality in the last couple of days.

I apologize if I don't know the proper terms but what I'm seeing more of a blur on the images. I have tried different scene settings but I still get that blur on images. It was working perfectly since I got it which was early January.

I hope there is some easy fix but does anyone think I need to call Sony about this?

Can you be more specific . What input are you watching . Have you ajusted picture settings , Display settings . Blur ? As in motion Blur ? May be u switched off or on settings of the MotionFlow ? If so press Options -> picture and scroll down to motionflow and see if that will change the blur . Other thing is you might have touched the sharpness .
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Something interesting that appears to lack alot of people here and i forgot to mention is that Sony and some other manifactures use Pulse-width modulation . What it does is this :

As of 2012, most implementations of LCD backlighting use PWM to dim the display,[50] which makes the screen flicker more acutely (this does not mean visibly) than a CRT monitor at 85 Hz refresh rate would (this is because the entire screen is strobing on and off rather than a CRT's phosphor sustained dot which continually scans across the display, leaving some part of the display always lit), causing severe eye-strain for some people.[51][52] Unfortunately, many of these people don't know that their eye-strain is being caused by the invisible strobe effect of PWM.[53] This problem is worse on many of the new LED backlit monitors, because the LEDs have a faster turn-on/turn-off time than a CCFL bulb.

Here more detailed information :

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm

Since for example in Home mode the Backlight quantity is different than the same settings but in Shop mode i wonder how worse the flicker ccaused by the Pulse-width modulation is in home mode ?
Weird when i was in Home mode i was having a terrible eye strain and so thought alot of it was caused by choosing General and not Graphics ( so i can have perfect pixel timing ) .
The article above has very interesting details and it is easy to understand why using home mode and any mode that caps the backlight/contrast of the tv is very bad even if we can't see visually the flicker caused by PWM .
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Just picked up an HX750 for $1,450.00 .... love it so far. Been playing with the different settings peeps have posted on here. I put it on 24hz and when playing a bluray on the pioneer elite bdp-62fd on 24hz the picture is like wow with just a few minor tweaks and all the filters and options off.
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Just picked up an HX750 for $1,450.00 .... love it so far. Been playing with the different settings peeps have posted on here. I put it on 24hz and when playing a bluray on the pioneer elite bdp-62fd on 24hz the picture is like wow with just a few minor tweaks and all the filters and options off.



Cool to hear Aj. Its a great tv for sure, trust me I know. Loving mine to death!!

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Just picked up an HX750 for $1,450.00 .... love it so far. Been playing with the different settings peeps have posted on here. I put it on 24hz and when playing a bluray on the pioneer elite bdp-62fd on 24hz the picture is like wow with just a few minor tweaks and all the filters and options off.

"the picture is like wow with just a few minor tweaks and all the filters and options off."

It is kind of funny how most people seem to find joy out of setting all the options and other gadgets completely off LOL

Here I am with my HX750 2012 LED TV and I basically have the exact same setting as I do on my 2007 Bravia that didn't even offer any of these 2012 "features" and options.
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"the picture is like wow with just a few minor tweaks and all the filters and options off."

It is kind of funny how most people seem to find joy out of setting all the options and other gadgets completely off LOL

Here I am with my HX750 2012 LED TV and I basically have the exact same setting as I do on my 2007 Bravia that didn't even offer any of these 2012 "features" and options.

It's all about source smile.gif My Custom setting has 90% of the optional processing functions completely off. Don't really need it with a quality Blu-Ray player($400.00) and a good HD cable provider that gets me good premium channels in HD. I do have a Standard Setting where Motion & Filters are are on for Sports and other content as well as another setting for Graphics(PC/Xbox).

But, the 2010 Samsung LCD that was replaced couldn't deliver on my BDP-62fd quality signal. Even cable HD looks better on this TV So, I really just needed a set that could deliver the quality.

Stoked about this TV considering what I paid for it. Next week I'll slap a warranty on it after I feel its 100% functional in all aspects. Four Square has a good 4 year deal on these for $200.00. At it's current price this TV is one the best values on the market right now.

If you really take the time you can get some good blacks on this thing. Just have to balance backlight & brightness properly with tweaking on picture & contrast. Watched the move Hannah on a premium HD channel last night and used the shipyard container chase scene that is pretty dark to adjust on and it came through awesome.
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It's all about source smile.gif My Custom setting has 90% of the optional processing functions completely off. Don't really need it with a quality Blu-Ray player($400.00) and a good HD cable provider that gets me good premium channels in HD. I do have a Standard Setting where Motion & Filters are are on for Sports and other content as well as another setting for Graphics(PC/Xbox).

But, the 2010 Samsung LCD that was replaced couldn't deliver on my BDP-62fd quality signal. Even cable HD looks better on this TV So, I really just needed a set that could deliver the quality.

Stoked about this TV considering what I paid for it. Next week I'll slap a warranty on it after I feel its 100% functional in all aspects. Four Square has a good 4 year deal on these for $200.00. At it's current price this TV is one the best values on the market right now.

If you really take the time you can get some good blacks on this thing. Just have to balance backlight & brightness properly with tweaking on picture & contrast. Watched the move Hannah on a premium HD channel last night and used the shipyard container chase scene that is pretty dark to adjust on and it came through awesome.



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Those are good scores for both tv's especially coming from Consumer Reports who are tough on HDTV's and electronics in general. I saw the HX850 and 750 sitting side by side at my local BB and I saw no difference in PQ but maybe thats because they were set to 'Shop Mode/Store Mode" so your really cant judge tv's that way. The matte screen finish of the HX750 fits in better in a bright room during the day so that was another plus as well for me.
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Me too Steve. Just found a Consumer Report Buying Guide. Here is their review score on 2 Sony tvs: The HX850 scored 72 and the HX750 scored 69 The HX750 had a higher score on 3D performance. Both tvs scored "Excellent" in HD picture quality. This kind of supports my view that I didn't see enough of a difference between the two to justify spending more on the HX850 in addition to my preference for the semi-matte screen on the HX750.

Sony Local Dimming in dark room.

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But i love seeing my beautiful face on tv ; )

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Those are beautiful shot's on a great tv BOT. I watched last night for the very first time the movie Baraka on my tv and all I can say is WOW! First I am glad I bought the Blu ray of this magnificent movie but how it looked on my HX750 just blew me away. From detail, to PQ you name it just was jaw dropping. I had seen Baraka before on 3 other tv's I had owned but the experience was nothing like what I saw last night. My wife said it was like looking through a glass window. Its the best investment I have ever made when it comes to an HDTV. I look at it this way......you want to see just how good an HDTV is? Just pop in Baraka or Planet Earth. Some may disagree with me on that and thats cool but its just what I think. Definately demo material.

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Those are beautiful shot's on a great tv BOT. I watched last night for the very first time the movie Baraka on my tv and all I can say is WOW! First I am glad I bought the Blu ray of this magnificent movie but how it looked on my HX750 just blew me away. From detail, to PQ you name it just was jaw dropping. I had seen Baraka before on 3 other tv's I had owned but the experience was nothing like what I saw last night. My wife said it was like looking through a glass window. Its the best investment I have ever made when it comes to an HDTV. I look at it this way......you want to see just how good an HDTV is? Just pop in Baraka or Planet Earth. Some may disagree with me on that and thats cool but its just what I think. Definately demo material.

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Steve, Baraka and Samsara are definitely two of my favorite to pop in when I just want to chill out to the soundtrack and watch the visuals. I did find Baraka a little more sad in tone compared to Samsara especially seeing the young kid who was begging on the street and playing with a broken toy as others walked by and totally ignored him.

As you mentioned.... definitely something that will show how good your HDTV is.
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I did encounter one challenge.....anyone ever adjust their set for the movie 300? There is like a grainy filter on this film that is only apparent when played on a good source and then shown on a good TV. Only way for me to get rid of it was by turning on the CineMotion. Playing it in 24p with everything stripped just wasn't cutting it. I guess it's because of the way they did the special effects, a big portion of the background and settings was special effects. Went back to the base 24p and Custom Settings and played District 9 and bam, picture was gorgeous.
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I did encounter one challenge.....anyone ever adjust their set for the movie 300? There is like a grainy filter on this film that is only apparent when played on a good source and then shown on a good TV. Only way for me to get rid of it was by turning on the CineMotion. Playing it in 24p with everything stripped just wasn't cutting it. I guess it's because of the way they did the special effects, a big portion of the background and settings was special effects. Went back to the base 24p and Custom Settings and played District 9 and bam, picture was gorgeous.

The excessive grain was the intention of Zach Snyder if I recall. Don't worry. Nothing wrong with your set. The recent Top Gun is a similar situation where the 3D release had artificial grain added intentionally which has caused some worries among folks who thought something was wrong.
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The excessive grain was the intention of Zach Snyder if I recall. Don't worry. Nothing wrong with your set. The recent Top Gun is a similar situation where the 3D release had artificial grain added intentionally which has caused some worries among folks who thought something was wrong.

I figured as much! But, always good to get some confirmation. I guess that's the plus side of having a TV with some descent processing to fix things like this even if the processing is only used 10% of the time. Just wish the remote had a quick single button to switch between Custom and the other settings for quick change. Right now, it's 4 button push process. Maybe I can program something on my Harmony to make it a one button affair? smile.gif
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The excessive grain was the intention of Zach Snyder if I recall. Don't worry. Nothing wrong with your set. The recent Top Gun is a similar situation where the 3D release had artificial grain added intentionally which has caused some worries among folks who thought something was wrong.


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Sorry for the delayed answer . Note that i have HX750(European set ) and your HX950 is generally better tv so there should be differences regarding the levels of the backlight/gamma but use this settings and i will add explanation to where you can ajust to tweak them .
First i will tell you the global settings .
As you already said you switched to Retail Mode(they call it shop mode in the EU versions ) as i said it will remove any limitations and capping caused by 642/2009 Europe Union Energy savings directive that is engaged if you choose Home mode .

Next step should be setting the Scene to Graphics - as Graphics gives you perfect pixel timing . I have attatched images to the thread in this forum for the difference between Graphics ( scene selection ) and General ( scene selection ) .
Why Graphics gives that much better image : because it disables(grays them out ) most of the video processing settings like MotionFlow, Mpeg Noise reduction and stuff you should have always OFF unless you are pretty sure you want to watch movie with the so called Soap Opera Effect .

Also make sure to turn off everything in the Eco settings ( Home - > Settings -> System Settings -> Eco ) - having it on will only annoy you so make sure all there is OFF(especially the Ambient light sensor and the power savings )


Setting 1:1 full pixel mapping . That is so you will have accurate 1:1 pixel mapping - Home-> Settings - > Display - Screen -> and set Auto Display area OFF and set Display Area to FULL PIXEL .
Home-> Settings -> Display ->

Now more for setting up the input settings . Note these are depending on what is the source you connect it to .

Home-> Settings -> Display -> Video Input settings - > HDMI Dynamic Range . By default it is set to Auto , most of the sources these days output FULL 0-255 dynamic range (PC , Xbox360,Playstation 3 , most bluray players ) . Thought VCR players might output Limited dynamic range 16-235 Colors thought i havent seen one with HDMI output. Auto should choose the right mode but for HDMI i would advice you to choose FULL ( for example IF you have it to AUTO when i use the TV as a PC monitor to watch movies , everytime i play a movie , minimise it i can see flashing ( display goes black for like 0.5 seconds ) , even thought it is always choosing FULL its very annoying to see your display flashing everytime u play a movie and close it . Also check out your Input Sources - Blu-ray Players/ Digital Television etc. and see how they are outputting . If their HDMI color range is FULL or LIMITED .
You can easy know the difference if you chosen the wrong settings for example your Source is outputting Limited and your tv is set to FULL - the full blacks ( for example movie black bars on top and bottom ) will look like gray and everything will look like through a fog , very pale and lacking contrast .
If you have the Source to FULL and set the tv to Limited it will "eat " the last values of the black the ones after the 235-255 , that means it will eat 20 of the whiter black shades before the deepest black , and it will cause loss in all details of the shadows ( sometimes people think they like that but it will not make the deepest black blacker , it will only cause in loss of details in the dark areas - very bad for watching a night movie as u will just see a black screen while the scene will have details normally ) . Anyway if you dont want to bother that much Leave it to AUTO , anyway you can set the HDMI range to every HDMI port but i would advice to check it out and also your sources .


Home-> Settings -> Display -> Video Input settings - > Color Matrix . Here you can choose settings for Each input HDMI , Dsub , Component Etc . For HDMI Auto should work fine but you may want to set the HDMI to custom and choose ITU709 for 1080i , 720p and 1080p . For 480i/576i and 480p/576 you should have ITU601 .
That should be set if you want to be absolutely sure your color profile is perfect . Thought AUTO should recognise the source too in most cases .

These were the "global settings" and they are not user preferance . What i mean is that everyone should make sure they are perfectly set . Because if chosen wrong they will reduce the image qualty greatly .


Now the user preferences : these settings are depending on how you want to customise the image you will see .

Press Options - > Picture ( you can go there from the Home menu too but you have to go Home-> Settings -> Display - Picture ) . I will describe everysubsetting and why i advice this choise .
Some of them will be Grayed out because choosing Graphics scene selection will turn off some of the artificial video processing settings like i already explained . This is good thing as it will result in perfect pixel timing and better image and detail ( especially for HD sources ) .
Target input - Current ( you can set it to Common if you want so u can use it for All HDMI sources for example , thought i have PC on HDMI3 and Xbox360 on HDMI2 so i am using Current so i wont have to ajust it everytime i switch between pc to xbox and want the backlight at max ) .

Picture mode - Graphics ( grayd out )
Backlight - 8 . You should probably have that between 4-8 . Having it on max is not reccomended for movies unless you are in a very bright room . You can have it set to max for Games /Xbox/PS
Contrast - Max ( Always have it on max ) . I am not sure yet if this TV uses Pulse-width Modulation but in displays with PWM reducing the brightness to lower than 80% will result in bad invisible flicker but causing terrible migrenas and it will cause most people eyes to be tired because it will cause your pupils to enlarge or the oposite in a very rapid state ( especially in a low brightness room ) . Thats why i do not recommend setting the brightness below 6 ( 60% ) , thought that is yet to be determined thought it is clear that the Motion Flow uses Pulse width modulation ( you can easy see the bad result of it in Impulse mode for Motionflow )
Some manifactures use Analog control of the Backlight or set the PWM to very high frequences ( 3-4kHz but thats only for the Profesional Monitors with RGB LED backlight ) . ( I have ordered photodiodes and they will be arriving tommorow . What they will do is give me a photo oscioscope and i will be able to measure the frequency if there is PWM used in this display which i hope i will post the beggining of the next week ) . So you should check again the thread in couple of days .


Brightness - 50 ( always have it on 50 unless you know what you are doing . Setting it to 49,48... or lower will result in clipping the not so black before deepest black values . Meaning that it will make colors that are not the deepest blacks , the same as deepest black which will cause in lack of details . If you have it set to 51,52 , 53 it will add +1,2,3 to the deepest black and will result in your deepest black getting grayer which is even worse .
Color - 50 would give you most acurate colors for viewing the source as it is ment , thought you can tweak that to yourlikeness

Hue - 0 ( unless you had your tv calibrated by a professional you should leave that to 0 )
Color temperature : Neutral will always give the display a Neutral color temperature . Meaning that if you watch a movie that is shot in warm color temperature , it will be presented in the same warm color temperature . If you set it to warm 1 it will cause the already warm movie to look even warmer which for me is not that bright of idea . Thought if you are watching TV broadcasts , news , etc ( not movies or tv shows shot in their color temperature filter ) it will make that broadcasting , news , etc warmer . I would strongly advice Warm 2 especially if you plan on watching movies as if you play a movie with warm colors , and set Warm2 the result will be horrible and reddish and much much reddish/warmer image than how it is presented in the movie theathres .

Sharpness : you should always have that set to 50 ( especially if you are using it as a pc monitor ) . If you have slight troubles with your eyes you can pinch a little more sharpness by setting it to 60-65 but beyond that i will advice you not to do that cos it will just add artifacts and lack of quolity of the image . It will not correct eyes problems that require a person to have glasses .

Noise Reduction , Mpeg Noise Reduction , Dot noise reduction - OFF - Grayed out ( and should all be off ) . I will not explain why cos it will flood the subject but ill say that they will not matter/enhance for watching HD sources .

Motionflow - OFF , OFF , OFF ,grayd out you should always have this OFF . It will not make a 24p movie to 60p movie it will only interpolate frames . Which means it will not be able to create frames that were not originally shot . Interpolation will make artifacts , blur , and soap opera effect which are all bad thing . Also some of the settings will use Pulse-width Modulation for the backlight set to very low frequiencies and result in terrible flicker ( impulse ) which is VERY BAD for your EYES and health .

Film Mode - Off or Auto2(if you want to have 2:3 pull down for telecine movies . It is said that it will not enhance 24p and it is only for fixing the interlaced content ( movies shot in 24p frames and converted to 30i and then broadcasted with NTSC signal for example ) . I have not seen any change in movement judder for Bluray movies ( thought i am using a PC ) . But to be sure you can always leave it to Auto2 ( and only turn it off when you are playing games ) .

Advanced settings
Black Corrector - Low ( you should have that set to Off - Low - Medium ) it is option for the dynamic contrast and will enhance blacks ( without reducing shadow details ) .
Adv. Contrast Enhancer - Low ( again you should choose Off , Low or Medium ) it will enhance the contrast without causing artifacts or loosing shadow details .
The only bad side to setting the the two above to different than off ( Black Corrector and Adv contrast ) is that during a playback scene change like from exaple dark night picture changing to a little less darker or subtitles on screen displaying and then not displaying and again displaying will result in visible change in contrast . In the Low settings it is hardly to see it but if you set Medium or High you will easly spot it especially if you set High . Thats why i dont recomment setting High for these two . ( The low settings give perfectly enough enhancement of the contrast ) .

Gamma - i can only speak settings for gamma for the PC ( windows 7 ) . I tried both my notebook and pc and this is what i have observed . Gamma basicly tells your monitor where the information for 50% white and 50% black will be . It will not ajust the deepest black or the brightest white , it will move the middle 50%w and 50%black either to darker ( - settings on the tv = dark ) or brighter ( + setting on the tv ) . It will not reduce in lack of details in shadows or white scenes but if you set gamma too high it will cause the image to be too bright and pale .

Windows have dislay calibration options and by default the gamma there is 2.19 ( you can install quick gamma it is software that will give you full and more advanced control for setting the gamma right , and also give you details of the LUT control . What i observed is that by default the windows outputs 2.19 Gamma ( that is the outputed gamma , displayed gamma depends on the monitor/tv ) and when i connect a samsung tv as a monitor it displays Gamma in about 2.1-2.2 ( the visible gamma ) . On the Sony it displays it 1.8 ( like the gamma in Apple Macs ) .
Thats why i used quick gamma to set windows gamma to 1.89 and then the displayed gamma is 2.1-2.2 if gamma on my Sony is set to 0 . If i set on my Sony -1 for movies it will give me gamma 2.2-2.3 which i find best for movies . Thought gamma is Source dependand . Above i mentioned not to tough the Brightness option , if your image is too bright and pale for you it means your gamma is set to high and you should set gamma on your TV to -1 or -2 .

Auto light limiter - Definately OFF
Clear white - OFF it doesnt seems to change anything for me but leave it OFF .

White Balance - I have left it as default ( RGB Bias and Gains all on 0 ) . You shouldnt play too much with that because only calibrating hardware can tell you the right settings . What i observed in mine is that in some tv shows there is a little bluish tint to the dark scenes , cause it is caused from their color filters , thought what helped was setting the B Bias to -1 . Thought i wouldnt recoment it as general but Sony TVs do tend to have the Blue set higher than normal . ( I have red somewhere that they do that because in time the blue will fade and thats why they set the blue a little higher in the factory settings , thought i can not confirm that and that can only be confirmed by a calibrator and ofcourse aging of the tv to see if the blue will fade eventually ( and eventually means couple of years ) )

Defail Enhancer , Edge enhancer - both OFF they will result in causing visual artifacts which will not correct the image . Thought they might improve impression on SD . Definately DO NOT use them for HD .

Skin naturaliser - grayd out and off .
i/p conversion Preference - quality and grayd out . ( if you are playing an FPS game and u need an input lag less than 30ms then you can choose Scene Selection to Game and then you can choose the i/p conversion preference to speed ) thought i havent observed any input lag with the i/p conversion preferences . It should matter thought for some of the most " experienced " hardcore FPS multiplayer gamers .


I might be wrong somewhere and lack details but most of the above should be correct . Some of the explanations might not be too technical but they should be easy understandable .


I will post those settings in the forum so other users might also benefit . Also i will posting results for does HX750 uses PULSE WIDTH Modulation for Backlight control ( Motion flow does uses PWM and can easy be observed by turning the impulse mode ) . I will be posting results made by tests with a photo oscioscope . Technical and detailed ones . I will also provide test examples and compares to the display in my notebook , and the other LED TV ( samsung ) .
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Thanks tcruise7771 that reply took a lot of your time and a lot of thought went into that. I appreciate that. I will try these settings over the weekend. Thanks again.

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