Is anyone using Black Extension at all on their S60's?
I found that from 0-5 there is no perceived difference, at 6, 7, 8 you can tell the blacks get blacker, above that there is no perceived increase. I was watching The Voice in HD last night, and I noticed with my current settings that blacks appeared very dark grey, and perhaps they are meant that way, but with Black Extension at 7, it looked much better, without crushing the black details.
I think my tv has aged sufficiently that I may need to go through and use an HD set up disc again and re-do ALL of my settings. Tweaking contrast, brightness, etc I couldnt quite get it like I like it. It did seem as though, a couple months ago that my black levels got darker, I was noticing black crush on the same settings that months prior looked perfect.
On a side note, I received a Sony HT-XT1 as an early Christmas present from the father-in-law. I tried 3 different sound bars but all of them either sounded just OK, and/or blocked the IR sensor on the TV.. which I cant have happen. This is the sound base that goes under the tv. The S60 with stand is .02lbs heavier than the rated max.. but seems OK so far.
The sound difference is IMMENSE. The Sony really does a great job for those looking for a solid 2.1 solution. I just can't seem to get ARC to work.. If I play a video (movie) from USB on the S60, the audio isnt sent back through the ARC enabled HDMI to the sound base.. I need to have the optical audio cable connected. Which is fine, but it is one more cable to have.
Sony S5100 BD-Player
Sony HT-XT1 Sound Base