Originally Posted by gmarceau
Are there any calibration settings in this 204 pager? I've been playing with picture and brightness settings in pro mode, but that's been about it.
Just in case you didn't find this in the "tweaks" thread, attached is my latest XLS which shows all of my service menu settings, for all inputs, and for all input resolutions.
As has been repeated, and can't be repeated enough, you should "write down" (or record in an XLS like this one, which you can clone and then use as your starting point for your particular XBR960) all of your existing settings for all service menu items before you start any kind of tweaking. That way at least you should be able to recover, should disaster strike or perhaps if you just want to go back to what you had before you started.
Also... someone else's settings are not necessarily right for your set, because of many factors (e.g. magnets on the picture tube). But at least you can look at some set of values, such as in my XLS, and at least try it out for yourself and then decide if it's better or worse. Having an XLS like this, with your current settings, makes it very convenient for future reference and discussions.
Finally, you absolutely must have a cross-hatch test pattern in order to adjust geometry and overscan (not to mention convergence). Various sources for these patterans exist, but I'm attaching a BMP which if you can connect your computer to your 960 you should find useful for this purpose.
Again... my geometry settings are unique to my 960, because of the "magnet job" I've had done to my set. So my service menu settings relating to geometry are obviously only really applicable to my set. But at least you can look at them for reference.
But what EVERYBODY touches is in group 2170P-4, items 7-10, to adjust color (and eliminate "red push"). These are ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL and will improve your colors dramatically. Note that a calibration DVD (with colored filter glasses) is very helpful for this job.
Also, color adjustments in the service menu complement what you've done in the user menu for color, hue, color temp, and color axis... so this is not a trivial adjustment in just one place. Lots of fingers in the pie.
kd-34xbr960.zip 24.2626953125k . file
overscan.zip 9.4423828125k . file