Originally Posted by viper04468
You're right. He returned the TV to swap over to the new Sharp Q+ series. From what I read, he was enjoying it though frustrated initially when calibrating because of the yellow pixel. I can't recall off the top of my head as to why he got rid of the Sony, but I have been playing back and forth with a variation of his updated settings and a variation of WhiteSands' settings. The only thing I don't like about the Vivid settings from WS is the excessive noise rendered because of all the "features" in the background that are maxed that are in the advanced settings that you can't get to, so I play with the Standard version too. I do love the white-whites that Vivid shows and textures that become visible. I finally got the Disney WOW disc to play with also. I'll get to that eventually. Regardless of the settings I use, I end up enjoying the picture. I'm just trying to still tone down some of the clouding in one particular area on the screen.
And thoughts on LED Dynamic Control? I think standard is too aggressive. Low seems like a good compromise. I would love to dial in the picture so I wouldn't need it at all.
Cinema1 Warm2 is my daily use using some from XBR forums settings. A lot have pro calibration suggestions in that forum (I start with AustinJerry's calibration) I am aware of the saying 'different sets different settings/calibration' that is why we tweak and decide ourselves
Cinema2 is my own tweaking of the Cinema 1 so i can compare when I want to change something
Standard - I copy Whitesands and my wife/or visitors loves it (wife feels the same about Cinema Warm2 little dark and some yellow, but I like it since I started to use LCD 10 years ago..she is starting to get used to my settings though)
Vivid - Whitesands with little tweaking, sometimes use for sports if there are visitors
My reading of a 900a review regarding LED Dynamic control. While different sets, you learn what it is suppose to do. What I do when I read a review, is keep all my settings and dial in on one, and stay with what I like most (example for Motion I either use low or off, LED is low, etc). Let me quote:
Black Level [LED Dynamic Control] settings, we preferred “Low“. “Standard” uses a more aggressive dimming algorithm
The aggressiveness of the dimming algorithm is adjustable via the [LED Dynamic Control] option which comes in 3 settings: “Off“, “Low” and “Standard“.
The “Standard” setting was quite aggressive: only the bottom portion of the LCD panel (where the pause icon is) would be illuminated, which in our case did not extend to the centre of the screen where our light measurement meter was placed. This gave us a black-level reading of 0 cd/m2 which is not truly representative, as well as caused fairly obvious haloing effect around the pause icon, since the number of dimmable zones is significantly less than the number of pixels on the Bravia W905A.
Engaging [LED Dynamic Control] is especially useful if your W905A is beset by screen uniformity issues like clouding or backlight bleed. Our review sample wasn’t, although there remained mild “vignetting” along the edges of the screen, not to mention a slight “dirty screen” effect noticeable during panning shots against evenly toned backdrops. These are not uncommon on edge-lit LED LCDs, considering how a limited number of side-mounted LEDs have to illuminate the entire LCD panel.
Between the two available [LED Dynamic Control] settings, we preferred “Low“.
I try to keep a worksheet of the settings in this forum as well as the XBR forums, try them (again one at a time), and keep what I like (Cnet and AVS settings are ok not just to my liking). Like you, whatever I use, pictures are great. Still tweaking