I've owned a KDL-52Z5100 since Oct 2009. After extensive research concerning Sony displays available then, i chose the Z due to the near same feature level compared to the XBR9 (for cheaper) and also the 10 bit panel. From what i've gathered, most inputs don't really exploit the advantages of having a 10 bit panel, but any further insight would be appreciated.
After reading through this (very informative) thread, i feel i have been running an overall picture that was too "blue". I was using standard picture setting with neutral color temp. and 4 backlight. with little white adjustment. After going with dsskid's settings and tweaking slightly, overall everything is more natural, if slightly red/orange (which i have attempted to tweak with white balance). Wondering if i should just give this users eyes time to calibrate to the big change from strong blue for the last 12 months of viewing, to the new, more accurate picture.
Ok, a few questions...
I plan of picking up the S&M blu-ray, but for now...Having the 52 in, is there anything to keep in mind about panel size difference when using the settings for a 46Z5100 found in this forum?
The tv is in a room that gets a lot of natural light in the daytime from a large south facing window. Watching college football on a saturday morning/afternoon, is it best to adjust the backlight up a bit, or gamma up one, or any other setting at all to mitigate the effects of sunlight?
Finally, it seems easy to notice with the garbage in/garbage out thought process in mind, each and every channel (directTV supplied) has a different signal/picture quality. I feel like NBC has possibly the best incoming product i've seen. When flipping between football games its even more evident of picture differences. I guess what i'm getting at, when having all this variation, a person could get quite exhausted trying to adjust to the differences.
If you have made it this far, thanks for listening. Any input will be appreciated.