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post #3991 of 4001 Old 10-23-2014, 10:09 PM
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Hey gents, I've read a lot of the posts here and love the exchange of ideas for tweaking the TV

3 years ago I bought a Sharp Quatron LC-60LE830U at Sears and bought the extended warranty. Last year, I noted clouding when watching programming/movies that had dark scenes (sci fi, etc) Technician came over and noted the screen was indeed going bad. Good news, the extended warranty offered me a $1000 credit at Sears.

After many days of CNet, Amazon, PC Mag and countless other reviews, I decided to go with the 60 inch lc-60sq15u for $1299. I was just laid off 2 weeks ago, so I could afford to chip in the difference, despite desiring the 17U for its THX Certification setting

I pick up the new set tomorrow and wondering...

1) johnfull, should i try your 17U settings on the set?

2) Any other settings I missed in this thread that would be good to try?

I don't game on the television and my viewing consists of DirecTV and my Panasonic Blu Ray (both Blu Ray Discs and the Netflix app on it)

Thanks so much!
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Lots of folks have expressed satisfaction with the UQ settings applied to SQ sets.
Sorry to hear of your layoff, but at least you'll have a new toy to occupy some time!
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Service man just left. He was pretty god a took a ton of photos. Looks like a bad screen so it will be a replacement (I hope). Uneven backlighting, vertical banding, fuzzy picutre with dark picture. Lot of other anomolies. Will keep you posted.
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Lots of folks have expressed satisfaction with the UQ settings applied to SQ sets.
Sorry to hear of your layoff, but at least you'll have a new toy to occupy some time!
What would those be?

Thanks for your help...and yeah, a toy to play with while waiting to hear back on these job leads locally

How's the 3D? I didn't realize the set had it and my Panasonic Blu Ray player isn't 3D capable. Is it worth it?
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3D can be fun, depending on how well the movie is mastered in the technique.
Most of the time, it is like watching a fish tank, with all the action back inside rather
than out in front -- with the occasional gimmick of protruding arrows or snowflakes, etc.
You would need a player and you would need the software. Most titles are just as cheap
in 3D packaging, so a player would be the main expense. I don't think 3D adds much to
the cost of a BluRay player anymore. Did you get the glasses? They are $50/pair, too.
Maybe you should wait till you land that next gig!
This page has all the 'testimonials' of folks who have used my set-ups:
Sharp UQ17U Calibrations
The settings are terrible out of the box, so my settings don't have to be perfect to be an improvement.
Maybe you can modify them and improve them. Fleshtones have been tough to get right.
Keep in touch with your fellow users!
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Attached are screen shots of a flat field, levels from 0 to 30 ire of a 60EQ from 12' distance at 0 degrees. The only time I have seen this is when I'm 3-5' away from a 39" set. At 10' viewing distance, zero degrees, the screen is uniform across.

Anyone test this with these sets? Anything this bad?
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Nothing like that with my 70" UQ17U.
What backlight setting are you using to get the 0-30% gray samples?
What's with the dark band in the center?
These Q+ sets work best when the backlight is under the control of the light sensor.
Their peak brightness is considerably higher than previous models and should not
be cranked up behind a dark screen. The only time they show flashlighting or
clouding (neither of which describe what you are showing) is at startup, when the
LEDs are at full power for a fraction of a second. Do you have more info?...
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What's with the dark band in the center?
I was hoping you or someone else would answer that. As I mentioned, I see the same thing when viewing 3-4' away from a 39" Vizeo. At 10' viewing distance the screen is uniform. Apparently, it's a 'thing' with VA panels.

Backlight between 0 and 6, Contrast around 30 and Brightness around 10. Most of the gimmicks are off.

I thought I noticed something when in the morning with the sun hitting the windows behind me on an angle. The room was bright and even with the backlight around 12. I could see it with darker material.

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Ive put the TV up and in the Advanced Color Temp, i see the 10 point setting (OFF and ON)

Either setting, I do not seem to key in 10 settings?

Am I missing something easy?
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Oh....duh....the first line... 1 thru 10 Got it

I went into Standard and made it this

'Standard' picture quality:
(First Try -- surpassed by USER and NEW STANDARD)

Light Sensor (ON)
Backlight (-16)
Contrast (+30)
Brightness (+1)
Color (+10)
Tint (0)
Sharpness (+10)
Resolution (Mode 1)
Motion (Aquomotion 240)
Clear Pic (OFF)

CMS Hue: R (0), Y (-20), G (+5), C (+3), B (-25), M (+20)
CMS Saturation: R (-10), Y (-5), G (-5), C (0), B (0), M (-9)
CMS Value: All (0)

Color Temperature (HIGH)

10-Point Settings:

1) R -15, G +15, B 0
2) R -15, G +15, B 0
3) R -15, G +12, B 0
4) R -15, G +13, B 0
5) R -15, G +13, B 0
6) R -17, G +11, B 0
7) R -19, G +12, B 0
8) R -23, G +9, B 0
9) R -15, G +1, B 0
10) R -5, G 0, B 0

Active Contrast (OFF)
Gamma (-2)
Film Mode (ADVANCED +10) -- optional if you like Soap Opera
Digital Noise (OFF)
Light Sensor Range (+15 MAXIMUM, -13 MINIMUM)
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I can't say I really love the Standard setting

However, the Dynamic one you gave is outstanding!

Here's an iPhone picture of The Avengers (paused) on my TV...colors look great!

Thoughts?
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