Originally Posted by Cal1981
I recently moved up to an S780. It has a ton of video options available while a disc is in and playing but Sony really doesn't provide much, or any guidelines for their settings. I'd be interested to know more about:
Cinema 1 and 2
and the indivdual video settings for color, contrast, etc.
Can anyone shed some light on these?
The Sony Operating Manual lists "some" of this info (on page 18. You can download the pdf here: www.docs
Video Settings • Picture Quality Mode:
Selects the picture settings.
“Auto,” “Custom1,” and
“Custom2” are available
only for HDMI
• Texture Remaster: Adjusts
the sharpness and detail of
• Super Resolution:
Improves the resolution.
• Smoothing: Reduces onscreen
smoothing gradations on
• Contrast Remaster:
Automatically arranges the
black and white levels so
that the screen is not too
dark and the image is
• Clear Black: Adjusts the
display of the dark
elements of the image. All
shading is not suppressed;
it allows beautifully
reproduced black tones.
Here's a bit more from Crutchfield:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158BDPS...=T#details-tab
Cinema Conversion Mode:
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting environment.
- FNR: Reduces the random noise appearing in the picture.
- BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture.
- MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise)
- I/P Noise Reduction: Improves the picture quality of Internet entertainment.
The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - Auto and Video.
- Auto: The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method.
- Video: The conversion method suited for video-based material will always be selected regardless of the content.