Originally Posted by ethandt
I just took delivery of my 46NX700 today. This is my first LCD and I had a quick question.
Is there a way to have different picture presets saved that you can easily access for different types of programming (Sports, Cable, Blue-Ray?). I'm really new to LCDs so knowing whether I should watch sports with Motionflow on, or movies with Cinemotion on, or neither for regular HD shows is something I have to learn and figure out. Not really sure what those types of settings even do yet. But the idea of having to go into that Sony menu system every time to change the setting based on the type of programming I am watching seems like a pain.
Thanks for any help.
I don't have one of these yet, but I'm thinking about it. According to the review of the EX700 on cnet (which they compare to the NX700 which they also reviewed) this is possible. They show pictures of the menu showing a particular video mode settings. Near the top of that menu, there is a choice of "Apply to this input only" or "Apply to all inputs". (I may not have the exact wording correct.)
I think that you select the particular input (Tuner, DVD, etc.) then go into the video settings, adjust to your liking, and be sure it is on "Apply to this input only".
To me, this is a very important feature. Most of the Time, over the air TV, or TV from the cable box will need to be adjusted different from watching a DVD. For example, for your DVD player, using a calibration disk, you can adjust so that with DVD input, it is adjusted for best movie watching. But, for casual watching of TV programming - you can adjust for more "pop" or higher brightness, etc.
One source I have found for good information about these sorts of little details is Crutchfield.com. I you look at one of the TV's there and click on the tab "Hands on experience" they will often specifically say whether or not the set can save picture settings independently for each input source.