Originally Posted by NTRBL
Purchased a new NX720 55" and the picture was excellent however it had the right side lean several others have mentioned. Well Sony optioned to replace the TV with a new one rather than just replacing the stand.
Anyway the new set arrived & after living with it for 2 weeks it just doesn't seem as sharp & crisp as the original with exactly the same settings (copied all setting before new set arrived).
Spoke with Sony & they're sending a tech we'll see where it goes from here.
I've noticed when I use the sharpness setting the difference between 0 and max is not really obvious in PQ - does this seem right? Same results for cable box & bluray both HDMI direct attached (no AVR).
Sharpness in our TV's does not have the same action/result as it used to be with analog TV's. In fact, most people are content to set it to minimum.
The following is from LCD TV:
"The THX Optimizer does not include a Sharpness test pattern, but the DVE and AVIA discs include similar ones: a gray background featuring a black circle with lines radiating out towards the edges of the screen. This pattern is designed to give the sharpness of your TV an optimal test, but even without a test pattern you can see the effects of the Sharpness control: when the Sharpness setting exceeds the optimal level, you will see the artifacts of excessive sharpness around any edge between black and white, or between different colors on the screen. This usually appears as a either a dark "ghost" images of the edge, or a bright "halo" around objects in the picture. These artifacts, not present in the DVD signal, serve to highlight the edges and make appear more defined to the eye.
What you're looking for as you adjust the Sharpness is to get the sharpest possible lines and text in the test pattern image, without the appearance of these false edges and the "halo" effect. Start by cranking up the Sharpness control until the halo artifacts are evident, then back down slowly to the point where they just disappear. At first glance, the picture may appear to the eye to be overly "soft," or slightly blurry. But once your eyes get used to the Sharpness level, you'll actually begin to see more detail, especially in moving images, because the edge effects won't be distracting you from the intended image."
As far as settings, no TV is the same as others.