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post #61 of 770
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Originally Posted by ponic View Post

A few SD channels, not sure how sports channels would be.

Regards


I find ESPN to sound "ok", and better than movies, music, etc.
post #62 of 770
i thinks its safe to say nobody has posted a calibration or settings to this tv on the entire internet. somebody PLEASE.
post #63 of 770
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Originally Posted by mattj15 View Post

i thinks its safe to say nobody has posted a calibration or settings to this tv on the entire internet. somebody PLEASE.


Check the EX500 thread.. LOTS of info there.

Almost the same TV, except 10k more contrast and it's a 120hz TV. Pick some settings and tweak them to your eyes.



I found "modified" XBR9 settings worked quite well for my eyes in my lighting condition.
post #64 of 770
By turning off Ambient Sensor, does it make any difference?

I didn't notice any change while turning it on though.

Regards
post #65 of 770
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Originally Posted by ponic View Post

By turning off Ambient Sensor, does it make any difference?

I didn't notice any change while turning it on though.

Regards


It did to my eyes, yes. FWIW, I turned off all the "extras" (live color, black enhancement, etc.) and focused on the "picture", "contrast", "color", etc.
post #66 of 770
I'm going to buy the 46EX400 tonight, but I need to know the box measurements to see if it will fit in our car. If anyone here has the 46EX400 could you please give me the box measurements? Thanks.
post #67 of 770
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Originally Posted by HeavyMetal84 View Post

I'm going to buy the 46EX400 tonight, but I need to know the box measurements to see if it will fit in our car. If anyone here has the 46EX400 could you please give me the box measurements? Thanks.


You can ask the salesperson what the dimensions of the box are before you buy it.

That's what I did.. and I just took measurements of my car..
post #68 of 770
Just picked up my 46EX400 and it's going straight back tomorrow morning. It has HORRIBLE backlight clouding/bleeding, by far the worst i've ever seen. The whole bottom right quarter of the screen is horrible and the whole middle of the screen has tall ovals of clouding, they kinda look like thick circular lines going across the whole screen. I turned all the image enhancers/extra settings off and it didn't help. I even turned the backlight all the way down and it's still noticable even in a well lit room. You guys think I should exchange it for another one or go with a different brand?
post #69 of 770
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Originally Posted by HeavyMetal84 View Post

Just picked up my 46EX400 and it's going straight back tomorrow morning. It has HORRIBLE backlight clouding/bleeding, by far the worst i've ever seen. The whole bottom right quarter of the screen is horrible and the whole middle of the screen has tall ovals of clouding, they kinda look like thick circular lines going across the whole screen. I turned all the image enhancers/extra settings off and it didn't help. I even turned the backlight all the way down and it's still noticable even in a well lit room. You guys think I should exchange it for another one or go with a different brand?


Exchange. If it is terrible, return it. Mine has a little bit of "flashlighting", only seen on the start screen, and SUPER dark scenes. The TV is so good, I live with it.

If it is just as bad second go around, try something else. Or you can try another source (Bestbuy, Sears, etc.).
post #70 of 770
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Originally Posted by jdmfish View Post

It did to my eyes, yes. FWIW, I turned off all the "extras" (live color, black enhancement, etc.) and focused on the "picture", "contrast", "color", etc.

What parameters you have put for picture, contrast and color
and for live color and black enhancement?

Thanks
post #71 of 770
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Originally Posted by ponic View Post

What parameters you have put for picture, contrast and color
and for live color and black enhancement?

Thanks

What type of lighting do you mostly watch TV in?
post #72 of 770
During day natural light, we don;t switch lights on. Only during night we have to switch the lights on.

Thanks
post #73 of 770
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Originally Posted by ponic View Post

During day natural light, we don;t switch lights on. Only during night we have to switch the lights on.

Thanks


My settings won't do you much... I have mine adjusted for complete darkness, when possible....
post #74 of 770
I'm sorry to bump this post but I just have a general question about the PIP. Does it only function with antenna?
I just hooked my TV up to Dish Network and I'm wondering if there is a way to get PIP working again.
I have my 360 hooked up to the VGA port and I was able to watch Antenna television using PIP but now with Satellite hooked up through HDMI I just get a black box.
Thanks
post #75 of 770
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Originally Posted by cdashd View Post

I'm sorry to bump this post but I just have a general question about the PIP. Does it only function with antenna?
I just hooked my TV up to Dish Network and I'm wondering if there is a way to get PIP working again.
I have my 360 hooked up to the VGA port and I was able to watch Antenna television using PIP but now with Satellite hooked up through HDMI I just get a black box.
Thanks

Using the PC input as the main picture, these inputs are available for the PIP sub-picture;
TV channel (CABLE/ANTENNA), VIDEO IN 1/2, HDMI IN 1/2/3/4 (video timing).

Make sure that you select the proper number HDMI input for the sub-picture.

The owner's manual doesn't describe how to change the input for the sub-picture.
For tuner channels, the channel +/- is used.
post #76 of 770
This is the 2nd EX400 I have had in the past month. Each have suffered from audio dropouts via HDMI cable. The dropouts only happen once every few days, but still annoying. The sound completely goes out and I have to go into a different HDMI input, then come right back, and the sound has returned. This is happening on a PS3 (but never has happened on any other TV I have owned). On cable (also via HDMI), the picture sometimes just goes out.

My dilemma: the tv is otherwise great. No flashlighting, minimal clouding. In the past, I had massive problems getting an LCD without those issues.

Do I switch to a Samsung LN46C630 (in my price budget) or just live with the intermittent dropouts on the Sony? I just know from experience that the next tv I get is usually even worse.
post #77 of 770
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Originally Posted by Beeper View Post

Using the PC input as the main picture, these inputs are available for the PIP sub-picture;
TV channel (CABLE/ANTENNA), VIDEO IN 1/2, HDMI IN 1/2/3/4 (video timing).

Make sure that you select the proper number HDMI input for the sub-picture.

The owner's manual doesn't describe how to change the input for the sub-picture.
For tuner channels, the channel +/- is used.

Ah I see, under Tools the Sub-picture option lets me change the input.
Is there any chance I could have it set to my Satellite input by default rather than the TV input.
Thanks
post #78 of 770
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cdashd View Post

Ah I see, under Tools the Sub-picture option lets me change the input.
Is there any chance I could have it set to my Satellite input by default rather than the TV input.
Thanks

I think the antenna input is default and you will have to select the desired HDMI input each time you use PIP.
Does it revert to the antenna input for you every time after canceling PIP (and power off) and then power on and selecting PIP again?
post #79 of 770
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Originally Posted by muskwa05 View Post

i have a line on my sony bravia and i just want to know what that is it is in the middle screen it is noticeable when the colors go dark. it just started. does this mean i have to get a new tv. new to this so is there a quick fix for that. help help help.

I have that same issue. Though mine are on top. It tweaks out. When the screen goes black you can see multiple white lines tweaking out. Sony sent me a refurbished 32 EX400 and it has the same issue.

Does anyone else have this problem??
post #80 of 770
BUMP

Would really appreciate some feedback on this before I make my decision this weekend.

This is the 2nd EX400 I have had in the past month. Each have suffered from audio dropouts via HDMI cable. The dropouts only happen once every few days, but still annoying. The sound completely goes out and I have to go into a different HDMI input, then come right back, and the sound has returned. This is happening on a PS3 (but never has happened on any other TV I have owned). On cable (also via HDMI), the picture sometimes just goes out.

My dilemma: the tv is otherwise great. No flashlighting, minimal clouding. In the past, I had massive problems getting an LCD without those issues.

Do I switch to a Samsung LN46C630 (in my price budget) or just live with the intermittent dropouts on the Sony? I just know from experience that the next tv I get is usually even worse.
post #81 of 770
Has anyone experienced problems getting the audio to work with a PC connected via DVI-HDMI? I have it connected to input 1 (HDMI). Initially, I just used a y-adapter from the computer into the RCA inputs for input 1. There was no sound. Then I saw that there was a single headphone jack for audio input via PC. Connected in that way, I still don't get sound on input 1 (even though the PC picture looks fine). If I cycle to the PC input, I do get the sound from the computer, but I obviously get no picture because I'm connected via HDMI on input 1.

Seems like I'm overlooking something simple. Any similar experiences and/or suggestions? Thanks all!
post #82 of 770
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Originally Posted by warlock187 View Post

Has anyone experienced problems getting the audio to work with a PC connected via DVI-HDMI? I have it connected to input 1 (HDMI). Initially, I just used a y-adapter from the computer into the RCA inputs for input 1. There was no sound. Then I saw that there was a single headphone jack for audio input via PC. Connected in that way, I still don't get sound on input 1 (even though the PC picture looks fine). If I cycle to the PC input, I do get the sound from the computer, but I obviously get no picture because I'm connected via HDMI on input 1.

I had one connected with a DVI/HDMI adapter cable to HDMI-1, and the audio should be connected to the PC/HDMI-1 audio in.
Mine worked that way.

I don't recall doing anything specific to set it up. I did label the HDMI-1 video input as "PC". Try that.
Set up menu - Press up/down to highlight the video input (HDMI 1) to which you want to assign a label.
Then press enter to select the input.
Press up/down to highlight one of the displayed labels. Then press enter to select the label.


It sounds like you don't a cable connected to the PC RGB in? If so, disconnect it.

Another set that I have has a HDMI audio setting for choosing Analog, Digital or Auto audio in for the HDMI-1 input.

This model seems to use only auto, but take a look in the tools or audio set up menus for selecting analog audio in for HDMI-1.
post #83 of 770
Hey guys,

I'm giving the KDL-32EX500 a serious look for my bedroom. I was in Best Buy yesterday and the bezel really caught my eye. I know we don't purchase TV's for their bezel, but it's just such a sharp looking set with the brushed aluminum in contrast to the black remaining borders. I'm also partial to Sony LCD's.

Would love some feedback from current owners or people who are familiar with this model. Will the Motionflow 120Hz be a big plus when I watch the World Cup this summer? Big movie watcher too (mostly widescreen SD DVD for now). Any other words about this set? Thanks.
post #84 of 770
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Originally Posted by Beeper View Post

I had one connected with a DVI/HDMI adapter cable to HDMI-1, and the audio should be connected to the PC/HDMI-1 audio in.
Mine worked that way.

I don't recall doing anything specific to set it up. I did label the HDMI-1 video input as "PC". Try that.
Set up menu - Press up/down to highlight the video input (HDMI 1) to which you want to assign a label.
Then press enter to select the input.
Press up/down to highlight one of the displayed labels. Then press enter to select the label.


It sounds like you don't a cable connected to the PC RGB in? If so, disconnect it.

Another set that I have has a HDMI audio setting for choosing Analog, Digital or Auto audio in for the HDMI-1 input.

This model seems to use only auto, but take a look in the tools or audio set up menus for selecting analog audio in for HDMI-1.

Thanks Beeper. I will give this a try tonight to change the 'HDMI 1' label to read 'PC'. That could be the problem, as I know it is receiving audio, it's just that it is only playing it on the 'PC' input, not the 'HDMI 1'. You are correct in that I don't have an RGB connection to the TV. I looked through the audio settings and tried changing all that I could, but it didn't help. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
post #85 of 770
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by warlock187 View Post

Thanks Beeper. I will give this a try tonight to change the 'HDMI 1' label to read 'PC'.

Immediately after the initial set up, I labeled the HDMI 1 video input as PC.

Since there doesn't seem to be any other way of manually selecting analog or digital audio in, for HDMI 1,
I think the input label may determine which type of audio is recognized.

If labeling the input doesn't cure it, then look at the menu items again.
Some available menu items may change depending on other settings.

Nothing in the owner's manual instructions or troubleshooting regarding this.
post #86 of 770
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Originally Posted by warlock187 View Post

Has anyone experienced problems getting the audio to work with a PC connected via DVI-HDMI? I have it connected to input 1 (HDMI). Initially, I just used a y-adapter from the computer into the RCA inputs for input 1. There was no sound. Then I saw that there was a single headphone jack for audio input via PC. Connected in that way, I still don't get sound on input 1 (even though the PC picture looks fine). If I cycle to the PC input, I do get the sound from the computer, but I obviously get no picture because I'm connected via HDMI on input 1.

Seems like I'm overlooking something simple. Any similar experiences and/or suggestions? Thanks all!

I had a similar problem with a Sharp TV and was able to figure out a solution.

I have a HDMI cable from PC to TV. My TV has an option of HDMI or DVI for audio (for the input source I'm using). If I use the DVI option I will have to use the single headphone jack for audio input via PC. If I use the HDMI option I will have to enable "Digital Output" on my PC. (I have an onboard sound card.) With this option all the sound coming from my PC will be played on the TV. I will not hear any sound coming from my PC speaker.

I just got a 32ex400 and haven't try to use it as a monitor, but I think it should have some similarities to my Sharp TV.

Hope that helps you.
post #87 of 770
My set up from my PC to TV goes like this.

Despite having an HDMI port on my onboard graphics, can't use it with my dedicated graphics which has S-Video (was a selling point when I was using S-Video) I have an S-Video to component adapter but I still opted for the DVI to HDMI cable.

DVI to HDMI for Video. For audio I currently use the headphone jack on the TV, which is split from my green plug port (splitting to 5.1 Logitech PC speakers and to my TV). I have an audio cable that uses RCA for audio but I couldn't get the audio on the same input as the DVI->HDMI.

My headphone jack on the TV is then split again since my 360 is hooked up using the VGA port, and again despite having an RCA adapter.. can't get the RCA audio on the same input as the VGA. There is a bit of a conflict when my PC is on if I'm playing my 360. I can usually just sleep my PC and it goes away(the 360 volume is quieter when it's on) though it's not too bad, and it's nice to be able to hear if I get a msg or email while I'm gaming.

BTW, love Big Lots for stuff like HDMI cables and Splitters, very cheap.

So here is my main issue. Since I got the Bravia and set it up this way, my audio has a bit of an echo if I have both my speakers and TV on at once. This wasn't a problem when I was using my CRT, just the one splitter and the RCA cable for audio so there are a number of variables here.
Just wondering if I could eliminate this echo so I can enjoy my PC viewing with my 5.1 speakers again.
post #88 of 770
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Originally Posted by Beeper View Post

Immediately after the initial set up, I labeled the HDMI 1 video input as PC.

Since there doesn't seem to be any other way of manually selecting analog or digital audio in, for HDMI 1,
I think the input label may determine which type of audio is recognized.

If labeling the input doesn't cure it, then look at the menu items again.
Some available menu items may change depending on other settings.

Nothing in the owner's manual instructions or troubleshooting regarding this.

Dang, the input label change didn't fix it. I'll take a look through the audio settings again like layziethug suggested to see if there is something I can change there to make a difference.
post #89 of 770
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cdashd View Post

So here is my main issue. Since I got the Bravia and set it up this way, my audio has a bit of an echo if I have both my speakers and TV on at once. This wasn't a problem when I was using my CRT, just the one splitter and the RCA cable for audio so there are a number of variables here. Just wondering if I could eliminate this echo so I can enjoy my PC viewing with my 5.1 speakers again.

Hearing a slight echo is common when listening to any LCD TV and an AVR at the same time from an external source.
The AVR doesn't have the processing lag that the TV has.

You most likely will have to turn down the volume on the TV, or use mute unless the CC comes on automatically.
post #90 of 770
Thanks,
I'm trying to watch Avatar and all I want to do is set it up so that the PC speakers only output to the Subwoofer. I think that'd be a good compromise but I can't find how to only enable that. When I adjust the Speaker options, it effects the output to my TV as well since they're split. Perhaps on my TV settings, Volume Offset may be what I'm looking for? or lowering the Treble.. I'll keep playing around but it's annoying my gf. I lowered the Volume Offset to -2 on the TV and I think I'm happy with the results.
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