Originally Posted by Jay163
Thanks Bob it looks like from everyone's input that they all come with the base assembled. Maybe that's the reason why the box was sooo much longer than the TV due to the base being all the way to the end of the box where it wouldn't touch the TV.
Now the question of the user's manual, did you receive one?
You can get a pdf version here, along with firmware and such:http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...L55HX701&LOC=3
Note that this is the U.S. site. There is another site for Canada, but the manuals should be the same.
The PQ looks like it can be beautiful with the proper calibration. Can I ask if you can post your settings or pm me if you don't want to post them here.
My novice calibration. YMMV, but playing around with these settings will give you a feel for 'what does what':Options\\Picture AdjustmentsPicture Mode: Custom
Color Temp: Warm2
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Cinemotion: OffAdvanced Settings:Black Correction: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: OffAdvanced Settings\\White BalanceR Gain: -17
G Gain: -3
B Gain: -15
R Bias: =6
G Bias: -1
B Bias: -18
, Scene Select
is set to: Auto
Edit: Forgot to mention an important setting: The Ambient Sensor is turned off
and can be found at:Menu/Settings/Picture and display
You may also be interested in turning off the illuminated Sony logo on the front bezel. You can do so in:Menu\\Settings\\Preferences\\Front Panel Illumination
I find that the above settings work great for documentaries, news, nature shows, etc. When I have a movie or series on, I press Theater Mode and the Sharpness, Picture Mode, etc. are auto adjusted, keeping White balance and Advanced settings, resulting in (IMO) a more pleasing PQ for that venue.
I believe that the White Balance settings will change if you change the Color Temp
or off), so if you find a white balance combination you like, be sure to write them down before changing the Color Temp
And now you know what I know (for what that's worth...).
BobEdit: I should mention that any settings not mentioned are at their default settings.