Originally Posted by TVbc
is that so ? my impression is that auto dimming is a pretty big problem from reading all the various owners' etc. threads for the different sony 2008 models (except the xbr8).
i wonder if some of this stuff isn't such a problem on the smaller sets, such as your 32", just because of screen area.
I don't think that has anything to do with it, when mine dims its very noticeable, the thing is in um let say at least 40 movies I have now watched on my TV only one has caused auto dim during
the movie and even the credits on a black screen only cause it briefly until some text shows up and then its back to norm
I think its more likely that SerialMike is correct in his statement that the TV's have have major problems with the dim need a rough calibration. i've done it to mine with the DVE HD basics disc and i've messed with my picture settings from there to attempt to make the dim happen even less but the more i mess with the picture from that setting the worse
the autodim gets! Its also worth noting that I've read reviews of XBR6's and they also said autodim was a problem untill they calibrated the TV then it became almost a none issue because it happened allot less and the black levels were still watchable if it did happen with no loss of detail.
If my settings are left at the semi calibrated setting I very rarely see the dim happen in movies or on my PC/playing console games. on broadcast TV via the built in tuner I have never seen it happen.