Originally Posted by swugly
I know it's a trivial and perhaps unwarranted use of praise, but I thank God for finally getting a nigh-perfect television this morning.
If you guys don't remember, I had the 55" model, and had the crazy bright edge problem going on. I had it swapped and found the new set had a bright spot in the middle. I switched again and got the same bright edge issue.
I finally sold it and picked up a 46" set which had this weird 2-band dark line right down the middle as well as excessive corner backlight bleed. Amazon promptly switched it out and today I'm happy to announce that my set is relatively free from ANY dark spots, banding, clouding, backlight bleed, or other odd lines or imperfections.
It's the same date as the last 46" - December 2011. I've been running around with a chicken with peanut butter lockjaw trying to get a response from both Sony and you guys to no avail. Finally. Thank the Lord, if for nothing else, for giving me peace of mind to focus on important life things.
Also, having such experience with 5 HX929 sets, I can safely say that my settings are consistently suiting to variations in sets. Here are my settings (used the WoW) disc on each of sets and got surprisingly similar calibrations:
Backlight: 2-5 (depending on ambient light)
Brightness: 50 (no black crush; local dimming ensures solid black/dark while in dark room viewing)
Color: 53 (each set required this in order for the calibration to work)
Sharpness: 48-50 (only slight variation)
All settings OFF (for HD viewing)
Local Dimming: Standard
White Balance: -4, 0, -6, 0, 0, 0
Everything else: OFF
Auto-Wide: OFF; Full Pixel
Hope this provides an alternative to IMRIZZO's settings (which look great, but offer a less poppy picture).