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post #181 of 3425
A PS3 is good enough for sure. I have a PS3 and a Pionner 3D bluray player. The PS3 is doing a great job, at least enough to appreciate Bluray quality. Regarding SD quality, I had a 60XBR1 and it was really much better on SD material, but again, it was with cable, not satellite. I don't really care about SD stuff but it is really disturbing when watching the news, the presenter is perfect in HD and reports are simply unwatchable... same thing for most commercial.
post #182 of 3425
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Originally Posted by dodo76 View Post

@belpat
I only have a 40 incher, but that is why I'm asking. Many hear praise the HD quality so that is why it is interesting to hear about SD quality. Even at 40 inch my fears were true. Bad quality programs (take "Cheers" for instance or something of similar age) are really nasty. On my 32" CRT those programs look bad because of the fact that they were shot with a bad quality (with todays standards) camera. But with my new Bravia these flaws just gets worse. I hope it is because as many mentions digital processing that "smears" out these flaws to produce an even more flawed picture... I just got to quite working and go home experimenting.

Just a quick OT question:
To be able to test the HD quality, what should I do? I have never owned a Blue-ray player. Is a PS3 good enough?

Thank you
BR
Robert

Btw. Technically I should not post in this thread since I own a KDL __40__ NX720!

I just make it a point to watch only HD.
post #183 of 3425
Thread Starter 
Where did you find the 40" There are no listings on the websites (Sonystyle.ca/.com) for this size?
post #184 of 3425
Hi Redoryx, Here are my set-up for Bluray and for HD TV (Satellite). I spend hours working on these. I used WOW Disney and Digital DVD essentials tools to try getting the best set-up. I am not a professional, but I have a fairly good knowledge. I can tell you that this set is not easy to calibrate, there is so much controls.... So far, as I said before, I am fairly happy with HD TV, very happy with Bluray and totally frustrated about SD TV... I have try hundreds of different set-up to get the SD better but there is nothing to do... SD is just crap. (Again, it might be the satellite signal... I don't know). So here we go... comments and other set-up are more than welcome.

HD TV set-up

Input: HDMI
Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 7
Picture: 97
Brightness: 48
Color: 47
Hue: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: 55
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: Smooth
CineMotion: Auto 1

Advanced setting

Black Corrector: Medium
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Gamma: -1
Led Dynamic Control: Standard (only way to eliminate cloud, need to move to High on 3D)
Auto Light limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live color: Low
White balance
G Gain : -2
Detail Enhancer: off
Edge Enhancer: Off

BluRay Set-up

Input: HDMI
Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 7
Picture: 98
Brightness: 49
Color: 48
Hue: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: 55
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Dot noise reduction: Off
Motionflow: OFF
CineMotion: Auto 1

Advanced setting

Black Corrector: Low
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Low
Gamma: 0
Led Dynamic Control: Standard (only way to eliminate cloud, need to move to High on 3D)
Auto Light limiter: Medium
Clear White: Low
Live color: Low
White balance
All at 0
Detail Enhancer: off
Edge Enhancer: Off

I still need to work and hope to see some others posting set-up

Thanks
post #185 of 3425
Thanks for taking time to do that. I am pretty happy with my limited setup but I will try yours out to see if I like it better.
post #186 of 3425
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the settings. What type of lighting is this in? Basement, main floor family room with lots of windows?
post #187 of 3425
Basement dedicated room, pretty dark. Set-up is also a question of personal taste. I managed to get something very acceptable for HD TV using the Vivid mode combined with some tweaking, that was the first time of my life I got something good in Vivid mode. ... I will keep the settings as shown in my earlier post for a couple of weeks and see if other at home like it or not.

belpat
post #188 of 3425
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by belpat View Post

Basement dedicated room, pretty dark

How do you find the Soap opera effect? This is just my ignorance (coming from the 60A2000) and this being my first LCD, but do you find the backlight high?
post #189 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

Where did you find the 40" There are no listings on the websites (Sonystyle.ca/.com) for this size?

Yeah, I noticed this. I'm from Sweden so the European line up seem to include a smaller version..

And in Sweden I use IP-TV and we have 2(!!) HD channels. Ok the competition has 18(!! once again) but I'm stuck with the fiber provider

So SD is unfortunately quite important still. I mean the standard 8-9pm entartainment (gameshows, news, sports, I-was-once-an-alien-now-I-am-drag-queen-shows etc..).
post #190 of 3425
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Originally Posted by dodo76 View Post

Yeah, I noticed this. I'm from Sweden so the European line up seem to include a smaller version..

And in Sweden I use IP-TV and we have 2(!!) HD channels. Ok the competition has 18(!! once again) but I'm stuck with the fiber provider

So SD is unfortunately quite important still. I mean the standard 8-9pm entartainment (gameshows, news, sports, I-was-once-an-alien-now-I-am-drag-queen-shows etc..).

Do you have a NX720? I had audio issues related to a soundbar, fixed that by using the optical audio out cable instead of the ARC...has nothing to do with what you are talking about but others will have problems so i am mentioning it when i can

I really wanna see an SD source or non hi def source, like a bad internet source or a non hi def channel, and then compare the NX720 to the HX820, which is considerably more money...
post #191 of 3425
Does this model have USB recording? If so, has anyone used it?

When Sony first announced their 2011 models, USB recording was mentioned. But since they've been for sale, this functionality is never listed in the features or specs that I've seen. And no mention of it in any of the owner threads.

Also would be interested in anyone's experience using DLNA with this model.
post #192 of 3425
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Originally Posted by cookm32 View Post

Does this model have USB recording? If so, has anyone used it?

When Sony first announced their 2011 models, USB recording was mentioned. But since they've been for sale, this functionality is never listed in the features or specs that I've seen. And no mention of it in any of the owner threads.

Also would be interested in anyone's experience using DLNA with this model.

give me an example of what i would do use these features? i dont know what they are or if i have them and if i do how i would utilize them
post #193 of 3425
I just setup my 60NX720 and I LOVE IT!!! After tweaking settings, the picture is stunning.

Out of curiosity I went into the service menu to see the panel type and I was surprised to see a panel model number of FDHY600LT0101.

This seems to be a Samsung part number and not a Sharp. Can anyone confirm? I thought only Sharp made 60" panels.

Thanks
post #194 of 3425
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Originally Posted by cookm32 View Post

Does this model have USB recording? If so, has anyone used it?

When Sony first announced their 2011 models, USB recording was mentioned. But since they've been for sale, this functionality is never listed in the features or specs that I've seen. And no mention of it in any of the owner threads.

Also would be interested in anyone's experience using DLNA with this model.

Yes it has USB-recording and works fine. But I still prefer to let my box handle the recording since that one can handle recording one channel and viewing another, the built-in TV recorder cannot handle that.

I have used DLNA to view pictures from my laptop on the TV without connecting any cables, works fine.
post #195 of 3425
Need some opinions please, Ive had the 55" for five days, I've done all the calibrating I can take, the clouding, blurring and overall contrast of this television are not at a 2600 dollar level, my wife is rather irritated with the blurring and lack of detail in darker scenes.
We purchased this primarily to use for streaming content, I've used wireless and ethernet and always select HD content but still seem to be suffering with these "minor" imperfections that stand out in a resounding way on a large screen, the blurring especially has my eyes straining and head hurting, good thing im not a sports enthusiast, but the martial arts movies look like dog doo, as well as any quick pans the camera makes on internet video or blu-ray. I've been kicking myself in the ass for not going with the hx820 thinking the x-reality engine would be enough, but I'm not sure it is.
What are the chances Sony will let me swap and pay the difference for the upgraded model? Is the clouding considered a defect? Sony's tech support and other staff don't seem to be familiar with the terms clouding or flashlighting, which both interfere with my enjoyment of such a pricey item. As far as I'm concerned is like buying a new car with crappy paint job or torn seats. I spent way too long on the phone with their tech support, or should I say human search engine for their network database, with no real results. I don't wanna say screw it, pay for the return shipping and get a 55vt30, but I'm close. Anyone have any previous experience with Sony returns or exchanges? Any suggestions as the best possible approach? Any insight would be much appreciated and utilized to the fullest potential. Like I said its only been five days. I suppose this is what i get for buying something that wasn't available in my state for viewing before purchase as well as no reviews professional or personal. That'll teach me.
post #196 of 3425
Man I Love My TV, just hooked my 60NX720 this weekend. I used the Custom setting that Hiresolution posted. The picture looks Awesome!! I use the Custom setting for Movies, and Vivid for Cartoons, etc. This TV Crushes my KDL52Z5100 which was no Slouch either. By the way Thanks Hiresolution!!
post #197 of 3425
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Originally Posted by erik535353 View Post

Man I Love My TV, just hooked my 60NX720 this weekend. I used the Custom setting that Hiresolution posted. The picture looks Awesome!! I use the Custom setting for Movies, and Vivid for Cartoons, etc. This TV Crushes my KDL52Z5100 which was no Slouch either. By the way Thanks Hiresolution!!

You are welcome.
I sometimes the image just blows my mind. It looks better than just about anything.
Can you believe how sharp it is?
post #198 of 3425
@hiresolution, did you try belpats' settings?
you have some big differences and I am curious as to what you think
post #199 of 3425
Here's what I have so far....

post #200 of 3425
something must be wrong with me, i love it when the picture is much brighter than those settings would allow for, my home theatre installer friend says I am crazy...i am i guess
post #201 of 3425
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Originally Posted by overboosted View Post

Here's what I have so far....

Good stuff, but try the black corrector, you get awesome blacks
post #202 of 3425
after I turned off a few things I saw the picture getting better, so I basically turned off everything. But I will try your setting and see how it looks to me
post #203 of 3425
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Originally Posted by randys1 View Post

something must be wrong with me, i love it when the picture is much brighter than those settings would allow for, my home theatre installer friend says I am crazy...i am i guess

I think it's all about what you think looks good. Same goes for audio....were all different.
post #204 of 3425
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Originally Posted by overboosted View Post

after I turned off a few things I saw the picture getting better, so I basically turned off everything. But I will try your setting and see how it looks to me

And I will try yours...thanks
post #205 of 3425
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Originally Posted by Hiresolution View Post

I think it's all about what you think looks good. Same goes for audio....were all different.

you old enough to remember having to have the newest needle or turntable or speakers?

it is like an entirely different world now
post #206 of 3425
Yes, true, but with so many setting to mess with it's nice to get someone else's base settings and go from there. I predict I will be more happy with yours, although with mine the TV is amazing and I am not sure how it could get any better. But anxious to see...
post #207 of 3425
I think we all agree that the picture out of the box sucks, and with a little work it becomes beautiful.
post #208 of 3425
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Originally Posted by randys1 View Post


you old enough to remember having to have the newest needle or turntable or speakers?

it is like an entirely different world now

Randy, I still use my turntable, a Linn LP12......love it
post #209 of 3425
Funny, I had a Linn LP12 for years.... and still missing it :-) Regarding setting, everybody must understand that is is really depending of the source. I am hook up to Bell Satellite TV and the HD picture is very soft compared to cable. I need to crank the sharpness like I never thought I would, I am getting closer and closer to what I was expecting from that set. I am seriously considering going back to cable. But for now I am happy, Bluray are simply amazing.

Belpat
post #210 of 3425
Okay still hard to find the NX 720 around here, everyplace is sold out, or out of stock or simply are not carrying it. I prefer to buy from a retailer instead of buying from Amazon.

My big question is I keep hearing SD TV looks like crap. I will be on cable not Cirect TV, so no idea what will happen there but my kids and wife still watch a lot of SD programing don't ask me why but try as I might they just won't jump to the HD channel line up.

Back to my question? Anyone with poor SD reception running the TV through a revciver that upscales? Just wondering if my DA4300 ES will correct this issue or not. Im worried about dropping the bomb on this TV being so new. But I like what it has to offer and it fits all my other Sony equipment.

I could go whith an HX XBR set at 55" fro the same price but running a 60" now and would like to stay in the same size.

Thanks

Dave
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