Originally Posted by JTI84
I can't figure this out for the life of me. I'm trying to adjust the picture on my 60w840B and I can't get yellow to come out yellow. Everything on the screen that is supposed to be yellow is almost orange.
I've got my ipad hooked up and did the THX tune up, it kind of worked... I opened the weather app on both my ipad and my computer and the banner is bright yellow. On the TV it is half way between yellow and orange. Any idea what setting will tone this down?
You can either set your white balance ( don't F....... wit it if you don't know ..(or re set if you did for now ).. it can cause big problem )
Then change color temp to neutral........... dat's da easy way !
THX ain't that good btw almost nobody uses it !
Sonys almost always push red (it's fixable ) and thus can make yellow orange out da box dat's how they are dawg
Here are some more tips I found work good on Sony's including mine !
Turning off the eco modes for sure FIRST THING *if your set has them* ( power saving /light sensor or any brightness light sensors period ) makes a big difference . can cause a dim/dull picture of left on Home > Settings >. ECO > Turn ALL da S**T in dare OFF! dawg !
Simple secret for accurate color to most Sonys is Cinema scene select/picture mode
(options >scene select>Cinema ) and screw up the back light and contrast to MAX within that mode home>settings >picture > back light >contrast (picture ) *within that mode *
Contrast (picture )controls white level Brightness controls black level if you do it wong you FU the feng shui big time
Same thing if it has 2 Cinema modes with cinema 1 being night and cinema 2 being daytime .possibly with brightness set to ~47- 50 in cinema 1 and 55-60 in Cinema 2 if present . or to the Sony thing in both . (more on that later )
Also set color temp to neutral Home >setting >color temp. .
Brightness would usually be 50 for night and *up to *55- 60 in daylight
*sometimes * a gamma setting of -2 can improve detail put it back where it was if it doesn't >. In Other than Cinema mode Home > settings > picture > advanced settings >gamma .
all motion setting off cine motion at auto
sharpness probably 17 + Home >settings> picture >sharpness .
From the home button go into the eco menu *if present * and turn everything OFF in there.
Good color saturation adjustment test is the Sony color test downloadable file (use a USB stick )
After all your adjustments are done
Each input will need to be set alike in each mode individually *for that input in that mode * .you can either leave other modes at default or customize them if you get Cinema right and (if you are not blind ) you will stay there trust me ☺
Again short of a full on calibration the Sony Color test
is good for accurately fine tuning color saturation and brightness and should be the final adjustments .(use the red and blue videos ) you can use this on ANY SET you can download to USB stick play it on tv write down your final settings (brightness/contrast (picture ) when done and enter them in the other modes .
Not calibrated but want to visually ball park it maybe ? Keep reading ,don't believe everything you read on the web those reviewers live in pitch black caves and only come out to haul another TV in there now and then ! besides if you don't have a Colorimeter and some CalMan software or something like that simply copying down opto electronically measured
website calibrations settings for another set even the same kind DOES NOT CALIBRATE YOUR SET that's why it is called a calibration dawg
Newbies around here don't always understand that .
Try color saturation between 50 60 same for brightness, 55 is a good starter for both ,Hue/Tint at 0 + or - 5 (use flesh tones) ,Turn motion smoothing OFF or no higher than standard. Cine select at auto.
Other important settings are in the screen menu , set 4:3 default off, Auto Display Area OFF most important Display area to Full Pixel or 1:1 do this for all inputs if you run into under scan (not likely ) try Auto or +1....,. If this is off even by a small amount it can cut your resolution in half! Same thing when you stretch a picture with zoom settings .
Turn off LED motion/frame dimming ,Set sharpness maybe 12 -17 contrary to popular wisdom and most other sets for some reason Sony's seem to like some sharpness if you end up with too much edge enhancement back it down to 5-7 ,Usually MPEG and Noise reduction OFF ,
Color Temp Neutral is a good place to start see what you like . This should get you in the ball park . All inputs will need to be set .
Again short of a full on calibration the Sony Color test is good for fine tuning color saturation and brightness and should be the final adjustments .(use the red and blue videos )
A white ambient light (5000-6500K ) behind the TV reflecting off the wall is great inexpensive contrast enhancer !
I prefer 5000K *for my rooms and room color * although 6500K is considered correct .
once you use one you will see it can a good set even better if you like ambient backlighting some do some don't !
If you want to real get this download these AVS HD.709 image files
read the instructions put them on a stick/DVD or Blu Ray adjust your reference black (not THX black )these files are the real deal and can be used by professionals )'
Then use the Sony Color color test below for final color Saturation and brightness should be about 50 copy the setting to the other modes or hit the global thing if present (second thought don't do that !)just jot down your setting and put them in each mode and input you want to set .All this will help you optimise your set and done correctly can be considered a partial calibration and will often dramatically improve things and you will have also learned a ton just don't try to do it in an hour ain't gonna happen takes hours sometime then you can tell your significant other you got yiour Sont adjusted the way the pros do it ( well sort of anyway ) they are highly trained and use sensitive instruments and PC software
and /or other stuff sometimes. but you shouldc see observable improvement sometimes dramatic if you got a friday set dawg
After you learn the program some you can set your reference black and bring up the brightness to where it is adequate without being to bright and greys your blacks or to low where it crushes black and shadow detail
You can also set the contrast and backlight not to clip whites .Then after that use the Sony color test for final adjustment of brightness and color saturation and you're done ain't that easy though !.
. You can also use a Disney WoW Disk (decent and easier )
or the more technically oriented and harder but excellent Spears and Munsil HD benchmark reference disc.
Then after that use the Sony color test for finaladustment of brightness and color sat and you're done !.
ofc you can use the Sony thing t anytime for a quick tune up .
Note: very very few consumer sets on the planet (especially LCD )can display reference black and adequate brightness at the same time the trick is to find the proper balance . You can probably count them on on hand and a maybe couple of fingers
Again the trick is to find the proper balance .
OTOH you can break bread for a pro calibration (usually gives the best results ) just us an ISF or THX or certified calibrator .
If none of these things work to your liking there is a reset button within each mode good luck and enjoy your cool Sony
oh BTW I'm not a trained calibrator or industry professional just an enthusiast for about 40 yrs off and on .