I'm glad I found this place.......I have been driving myself nuts for the last 3 weeks trying to calibrate my LCD. I first purchased the KDL-40w3000, and after tweeking for a week decided it had to go back. I originally was using
a 32" bravia S2010, and it looked great I had no complaints. But I wanted something bigger to watch, and of course 1080p 24. So after returing the
W3000 I picked up the KDL-40XBR4, for a price I am still shocked at
I saved a little over 700. So here is my dilema I have been trying to calibrate
the xbr4 for about a week now, using different settings I found on this sight,
and I still can't get the pic to pop like it did on my 32" the only way I get it
close to what I like is through tweeking Vivid.
I am using HDMI cables for both BD 300, and HDDVD XA2. they are running through a Sony DG1000 first and then to the TV (for audio purposes)
I'm okay w/ the pq with both, but they don't look like they did on the 32"
Maybe a little more tweeking. If I have them set to anything but vivid, the
pq looks dull, uninspired, and flat(muted)
The biggest problem I have is the pq that I am getting from Directv HD. I am using the H20, and the H20 700, and both look horrible. Both are directly connected using HDMI, and set to 1080i output. the pq looks horrible, and no where nears the 32" I tweek one channel and the rest look horrible
Could it be the compression Directv uses???
Anyway My apologies for this being long winded, any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!!
The one good thing is my XBR4 has no clouds or stuck pixels so that was a plus
Also the HDMI cables I am using are a mixture of Monoprice, and mid to high end monster.............any suggestions