Originally Posted by OldPete
Since moving to a switching receiver I've been happy using two cal settings, one for daytime and one for night, but another member has been happy with using the Light Sensor for this purpose, and that might make one setting work. It's partly a question of how finely tuned your eye is, and what you can live with.
I consider my eyes pretty good, but I think the real question is how much light you have during the day vs how much I do. The light sensor works for me but I assure i don't have anywhere near the experience to say it's for everyone. I do get the feeling that some might not really get it a good trial before disabling it because of the history of light sensors on lcd's.
This is my first Sony television, my previous tv was a mitsu 55413 rptv crt. But I always stay up to date with the tech through this forum and research so anytime any of my friends need a TV they come to me. I have experience with westinghouse 42w1 and 37w3 and also a sharp 52d62 and the xbr4 bests them all with it's customizations. Along with that SONY seems to get the tech "right" and really apply it to the TV to where is most useable and effective for whomever is using the TV. Almost every setting is per input and all accessable through direct picture or direct settings button.
Having said all of that and without stroking SONY's ego too much i told myself i was going to give their light sensor a very extended viewing to hopefully keep me out of the settings in hope to not annoy guests. That was over 2 weeks ago and i haven't looked back, comparing the low light mode to power savings it seems to match right up with high, which is very good for black levels. I haven't even noticed it move from that setting and that is a good thing because i haven't opened all the windows and turned on all the lights yet. I really don't need too as the sensor has already met the requirement that makes it more valuble than using a comparable power saver mode as it hasn't been fluxing in and out of dark levels and interupting viewing.
Again I don't know if it's because these LCD's SONY are making are basically a same design with minor improvements here and there. It could be that since they dropped the PDP dept and put all their poer towards LCD they have more resources. Or maybe they release late to allow tweaking of functionality/use. All i know is that things on this TV have worked more as they were intented to by the engeneers/design team and without hurting some other functionality (Dynamic CE, Light Sensor, Motionflow, ETC..) than any other TV i have had experience with.Cliffs
- try it out without power saver for a couple of days and see if you like it...