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Old 11-08-2007, 01:47 PM
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Calibration settings are the same. Pet Mic's settings for the XBR2 is far better than any configuration posted in this XBR4 thread.....

Well, that's one opinion .

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Well, that's one opinion .

with the exception of musclerunt's....i havent tried those yet.

Anxiously awaiting Mrlogs config aswell......
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with the exception of musclerunt's....i havent tried those yet.

Anxiously awaiting Mrlogs config aswell......

A lot of things effect calibration settings, room lighting and seating distance are two HUGE factors. I for one don't like any of the posted settings, I adjusted them for what worked best in my room and could not be happier.

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Would you mind posting your settings for comparison?

How far are you from the TV?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:57 PM
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Would you mind posting your settings for comparison?

How far are you from the TV?

I sit about 10 feet away on my 52XBR4. I also have my power saving set to "off" which effects the light output.

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To me, this is the most important part of calibration. Individual tastes are very important, I don't think there is a gold standard for everyone.

I agree completely, but I don't think the NTSC would.

AFAIC, the 'standard' is antiquated.

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I agree completely, but I don't think the NTSC would.

AFAIC, the 'standard' is antiquated.

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I know what you mean, I think getting color in accordance with NTSC standards is the most important thing (6500) which is why I use the Warm 2 settings, brightness and contrast settings are subjective to personal tastes.

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I know what you mean, I think getting color in accordance with NTSC standards is the most important thing (6500) which is why I use the Warm 2 settings, brightness and contrast settings are subjective to personal tastes.

but you don't think it makes whites have a reddish hue?

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Randy,

I had similar banding issues like youve posted about. The settings from Petmic completely got rid of this problem.

Try these settings out and let me know if it helps your banding issue at all....i have a feeling you will be very happy.

Report your results if you decide to try them...

I'll give it a shot tonight. Thanks.
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but you don't think it makes whites have a reddish hue?

Not really compared to the overly blue picture that cool and nuetral adds. According to measurements Warm 2 is the closest to the 6500 standard.

But standards aren't everything, I would use the settings that you like best, after all you're the one that has to watch it .

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Not really compared to the overly blue picture that cool and nuetral adds. According to measurements Warm 2 is the closest to the 6500 standard.

But standards aren't everything, I would use the settings that you like best, after all you're the one that has to watch it .


I am going to try it tonight and force myself to watch it all night, maybe my eye just need to adjust to it.

It still makes me wonder though if some of this calibration equipment isn't meant to be used on crt/plasma phosphor based displays.

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I am going to try it tonight and force myself to watch it all night, maybe my eye just need to adjust to it.

It still makes me wonder though if some of this calibration equipment isn't meant to be used on crt/plasma phosphor based displays.

It's funny that you say that. When Kevin Miller calibrated my television he said that our eyes are not used to a calibrated picture and that I should use his settings for a week before I changed anything.

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It's funny that you say that. When Kevin Miller calibrated my television he said that our eyes are not used to a calibrated picture and that I should use his settings for a week before I changed anything.

I have heard the same thing, and since i have been trying to get the perfect lcd with perfect colors i have noticed that some settings if watched for long enough will actually make you see light very diffrently in the real world.

For instance i was using cool settings because it seems that i am used to a cool color temp from looking at lcd's all day at work. so when i set things that look correct i noticed that my garage light and my bedroom light looked really dirty after watching tv for a while. Makes you wonder what our eyes are capable when subject to certain situations for long enough.

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You're right. Good point.

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I've tried a couple of the settings posted here and am currently using the professionally calibrated settings posted by MuscleRant. I've enjoyed them so far, but when I first plugged them in on Sunday morning, the brightness increase was obvious. It's taken me a couple of days to adjust. I come from a CRT background and am used to a darker picture; I still have a 34" HD Sony HS420 in the bedroom. I'm pretty satisfied for the most part, except the blacks don't seem black enough at times. I might lower the backlight from 7 down to 2 or so. Other than that the picture is pretty damn good. The colors are accurate and there is plenty of detail in dark scenes; it's not black crushed or too faded (bright). There is no doubt that everyone has a personal preference in regard to their picture. I prefer a darker look as it's more theater like to me; an overly bright picture hurts my eyes and bothers me to no end.

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Anyone tried these settings from Home theatre Mag?

Backlight: 0 (3-4 for sports and news)
Picture: 80
Brightness: 49-52
Color: 50
Hue: 50
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: 30-40
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
DRC Mode: Off
DRC Palette: N/A
Black Corrector: Off
Advanced C.E.: Off or Low
Gamma: Off or Low
Clear White: Off
Color Space: Standard
Live Color: Off
White Balance:
Gain: Red 0, Green -2, Blue 0
Bias: Red -1, Green -3, Blue 0
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Display Area: See text
Motion Enhancer: Off or Standard
CineMotion: Auto 1
Video Color Space (x.v.Color): Off
Color Matrix: Auto
Light Sensor: Off
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Hi all,
I'm a new 46XBR4 owner and I was looking for some advice on getting the best possible gaming experience. In particular, I'm looking for advice on reducing the motion blur (or smearing?) that I'm seeing in some games.

A really good example is I am currently playing Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360 (1080p over component) and when I pan the camera around, I see noticeable blurring - especially on close up textures, such as a brick wall. I've also been noticing a reddish blur or tracers on the edges of some objects when I pan across them (which I really don't remember seeing when I first started playing the game). I realize that I'm probably going to have to live with this to some extent (at least that's my understanding with LCD's), but the effect is a little more prominent than I was expecting from this set.

Anyway, thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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MRLOGS was professionally calibrated so hopefully he can hook us up tonight
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I have tried every calibration listed here and found that Petmics10 and Mr Miller have the best thus far, however, this is applicable to the Xbr2 and I actually have the Xbr4. The calibration is incomplete since I have new available options, needing an update to Mr Miller and Petmics10's calibration. I am patiently waiting for Mrlogs as well. Any other suggestions?
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I am currently using Petmic's and they are my favorite. There are 2 options that are not covered due to it being from an XBR2. The Motion Enhancer and Cinemotion. Leave Motion Enhancer OFF and CineMotion on Auto 1.

hard to imagine any other config looking better....
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thanks....does it matter if I use the HDMI cable supplied by DirecTV or should I buy some other that is gold plated etc.
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I just updated the configuration and it looks great, however, when the program is not HD, my wife is complaining......what should I do? (about the tv Ha!)
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SD really looks blurry(lousy) unless DRC 1 is turned on.
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Those settings make SD content look pretty dam good. Make sure your direct tv box is set to pass-through.

And keep in mind that SD content looks horrible on this TV. I don't really watch anything that isn't HD. However this config does make SD picture look almost HD-like if u have ur set top box configured correctly.

You can try turning down the sharpness a little bit to make it look similar to a regular CRT
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how 'bout the hdmi cable..any suggestions or is what was issued by DirecTV good enough
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how 'bout the hdmi cable..any suggestions or is what was issued by DirecTV good enough

Go to monoprice.com. Get a HDMI 1.3a cable. 6ft is $15. Top quality cable for an unbeatable price
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d5coupe, what do you have these set to:

Video Options
Motion Enhancer: (very important)
CineMotion: (very important)
Game/Text mode:
Video/Photo Optimizer:
Video Color Space:
Photo Color Space:
Color Matrix:
RGB Dynamic Range:
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I will post these when I get home
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Go to monoprice.com. Get a HDMI 1.3a cable. 6ft is $15. Top quality cable for an unbeatable price

You don't even need the bigger cable. The 28AWG $5 10 ft. cable performs just as well... I can run either @ 1080p & xvYCC! But feel free to splurge on the thicker cable... still affordable.
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Video Options
Motion Enhancer: (very important) Standard
CineMotion: (very important) OFF
Game/Text mode: off
Video/Photo Optimizer: video
Video Color Space: xv color
Photo Color Space: sycc
Color Matrix: itu601
RGB Dynamic Range: auto
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