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post #1 of 239
Thread Starter 
hi be sure to post your setting, i will start

here are my sd settings i like them a lot, give your opinion, ok then here we go

picture mode-vivid
backlight-5
picture-max
brightness-47
colour-70
hue-0
colour temp-neutral
sharpness-12
noise reduction-off
mpef noise reduction-low
gamma-off
black corrector off
advance ce- off
clear white-off

i realy like these settings for sd, but hey my eyes are different then yours, post your opinion, if it helps i have the 46s3000
good luck
post #2 of 239
You must have a UK version because on my TV, I cannot access the advanced settings menu using Vivid mode...
post #3 of 239
Here are my 32S3000 settings that I use for PlayStation 3, which covers gaming, upscaled DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc. I have the PS3 set to 1080p and RGB set to Limited. If set to Full, certain games are way too dark. I am connected through HDMI. Overall, I'm very pleased with the combination of the PS3 and this display. Very film-like image, I think.

Power Save: Low
Picture Mode: Cinema
Backlight: 3
Picture: 82
Brightness: 46
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color Temp: Neutral
Sharpness: Min
NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
All advanced settings: Off (except Color Space: Wide)
post #4 of 239
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by muggsie View Post

You must have a UK version because on my TV, I cannot access the advanced settings menu using Vivid mode...

You are right but i dont have the uk version (I live in Canada) , i just added those advanced settings because the first time i switched on the tv and went to calibrate the tv those were the settings i put.
post #5 of 239
Thread Starter 
come on people post
post #6 of 239
I have a 40s 3000 and i notice that reds on this TV are not very red. I have yet to see a very deep shade of red, I have calibrated and messed with all the settings. I have seen maroon where red is suppose to be, but never a good solid shade of red. No, i'm not color blind, i dont need my eyes checked out. On the CRT, the red looks red, on this TV, red looks maroon. I even compared the set to couple of other LCD's in the store and on some of them red looks red, but on this set red looks maroon. any thoughts on this? any calibration settings to make red look red? build date april 2007
post #7 of 239
Thread Starter 
what are your settings
post #8 of 239
I picked up a 32S3000 a couple of weeks ago and have been very pleased with it. No clouds or flashlighting. HD is beautiful, DVDs look great and SD looks as good as the Sony 27" CRT it replaces. Very pleased. Can anyone recommend a calibration DVD? I'm pleased with the picture but think I have a little too much "pop". Wife getting tired of the constant adjustments. I'll post my settings if/when I calibrate it and stop tweaking it.
post #9 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Votoms View Post

Here are my 32S3000 settings that I use for PlayStation 3, which covers gaming, upscaled DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc. I have the PS3 set to 1080p and RGB set to Limited. If set to Full, certain games are way too dark. I am connected through HDMI. Overall, I'm very pleased with the combination of the PS3 and this display. Very film-like image, I think.

Power Save: Low
Picture Mode: Cinema
Backlight: 3
Picture: 82
Brightness: 46
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color Temp: Neutral
Sharpness: Min
NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
All advanced settings: Off (except Color Space: Wide)

I will try something similar for my xbox360. i still need some more time to tweak these settings. what i need to do is purchase the avia calibration hd-dvd.
post #10 of 239
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adult Beverage View Post

I picked up a 32S3000 a couple of weeks ago and have been very pleased with it. No clouds or flashlighting. HD is beautiful, DVDs look great and SD looks as good as the Sony 27" CRT it replaces. Very pleased. Can anyone recommend a calibration DVD? I'm pleased with the picture but think I have a little too much "pop". Wife getting tired of the constant adjustments. I'll post my settings if/when I calibrate it and stop tweaking it.

try what votoms suggested?
post #11 of 239
Thread Starter 
bump
post #12 of 239
Anyone else have any settings for the 32s? Votoms are horrible, its way to dark and not vibrant enough. Thank you.
post #13 of 239
I got my 40-S3000 last night, great TV.

I think default picture mode was Vivid. On CSI (rerun on TBS or something) in HD, I thought my eyes were going to start bleeding. Ouch.

I am using these settings for HDMI, after going through Avia (DVD) and DVE (HD DVD) on my Denon 2910 DVD player (HDMI), and Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD player (HDMI). I came up with these in a darkened room last night.

Cinema mode
Backlight 2
Picture 80
Brightness 51
Color 50
Color Temp - Warm 1
Sharpness Min
Noise Reduction Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Low
Black Corrector Off
Advan CE Off
Gamma Off
Clear White Low
Color Space Wide
Live Color - n/a unless Color Space set to wide


I found Warm 2 sets dark greys/blacks as too green (in greyscale ramps, etc.) so I backed off to Warm 1.

Note that I didn't check hue/saturation with color filters, etc. Just greyscale and brightness/black level mainly.


I'm interested in getting into the Service Menu and further tweaking the greyscale. At least Sony TVs seem to be pretty consistent with the Service menu. I've calibrated my parents' 2 RP CRTs and their regular CRT. But I'm not too worried since I'm also getting a Panasonic PT-AE2000U projector which will be for movies, HD, video games, etc.
post #14 of 239
Just messed around for a bit with DVE (HD DVD), and got these service Menu settings for Warm 2 (note that service menu color mix settings are indpendent per Cool, Neutral, Warm 1, Warm 2 - but carries over between inputs like HDMI1 and Video 1). I wanted to do this, because default settings for Warm 2 have a very green/blue tint in the blacks/greys.

R_DRV F8
G_DRV 100
B_DRV 100
R_BKG 200
G_BKG 1E6
B_BKG 1EA

Basically I decreased red slightly in higher light values. For low light levels, I took out some blue, and took out some more green past that. Looks pretty good to my eyes all the way through the grayscale.

To compensate for less light in the low end, I raised the brightness level some and turned up Gamma to Low to get proper black level.

Here's my HDMI input settings for the new calibration:

Cinema mode
Backlight 2
Picture 80
Brightness 59
Color 50
Hue 0
Color Temp - Warm 2
Sharpness Min
Noise Reduction Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Low
Black Corrector Off
Advan CE Off
Gamma Low
Clear White Low
Color Space Wide
Live Color - n/a unless Color Space set to wide
post #15 of 239
My (UK KDL-32S3000) settings for HDMI (upscaling) DVD player - after running THX optimiser 2.0:

Picture Mode - standard
Backlight - 6
Contrast - 80
Brightness - 54
Colour - 43
Sharpness - 17
Colour Tone - Neutral
Noise Reduction - Off
Advance ->
Colour Space - wide
Live colour - off (couldn't tell any difference with other settings for this)
Adv. Contrast Enhancer = off (couldn't tell any difference with other settings for this)

One weird thing I noticed with the THX demo disc I used (v2 which came with Home Cinema mag recently), was that it ran at 720p/60 (I assume this means 60 hertz?). All other DVD's I've tried come up as 720p/50. Even other THX ones (e.g. Titanic). Any thoughts from anyone?
post #16 of 239
HD Cable (Component cable)/PS3, Blu-ray movies (HDMI)

Mode: Standard/Standard
Backlight: 3/3
Picture: 75/73
Brightness: 55/58
Color: 45/45
Hue: 0/0
Color Temperature: Warm 1/Warm 1

Sharpness: 10/10
Noise Reduction: Off/Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Low/Off

Black Corrector: Off/Off
A.C.E.: Off/Off
Gamma: Off/Off
Clear White: Off/Off
Color Space: Normal/Normal
post #17 of 239
Just purchased and mounted my new Sony above the fire place in my master bedroom. Was hoping to hear what people thought the optimal SD color settings were? It isn't my primary TV so it's really only used for DirecTV receiver (not HD) and a cd player. Does anyone have any SD color settings that they are really happy with? If so, please post!
post #18 of 239
Please keep the settings coming. Just got my 40S3000 last night, since I'm no good with colors I'm depending on you guys.

Happy Holidays everyone.
post #19 of 239
Just changed my settings and now the picture looks very nice, I think sharpness played a major part:

Component( HD content, SD material )

Backlight: 3
Picture: 76
Brightness: 55
Color: 43
Hue: 0
Color Temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: 5
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

Advanced settings: All Off
Color Space: Normal

HDMI( PS3, Blu-ray )

Backlight: 3
Picture: 74
Brightness: 54
Color: 45
Hue: 0
Color Temp: Warm 1
Sharpness: Min
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

Advanced Settings: All Off
Color Space: Normal
post #20 of 239
Can someone help me come up with some good settings for my 40S3000, watching mostly SD cable right now. The panel is in my living room which has quite a bit of light coming in from the windows as well as nearby kitchen lighting that is on much of the time. Thanks
post #21 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberbri View Post

Just messed around for a bit with DVE (HD DVD), and got these service Menu settings for Warm 2 (note that service menu color mix settings are indpendent per Cool, Neutral, Warm 1, Warm 2 - but carries over between inputs like HDMI1 and Video 1). I wanted to do this, because default settings for Warm 2 have a very green/blue tint in the blacks/greys.

R_DRV F8
G_DRV 100
B_DRV 100
R_BKG 200
G_BKG 1E6
B_BKG 1EA

Basically I decreased red slightly in higher light values. For low light levels, I took out some blue, and took out some more green past that. Looks pretty good to my eyes all the way through the grayscale.

To compensate for less light in the low end, I raised the brightness level some and turned up Gamma to Low to get proper black level.

Here's my HDMI input settings for the new calibration:

Cinema mode
Backlight 2
Picture 80
Brightness 59
Color 50
Hue 0
Color Temp - Warm 2
Sharpness Min
Noise Reduction Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Low
Black Corrector Off
Advan CE Off
Gamma Low
Clear White Low
Color Space Wide
Live Color - n/a unless Color Space set to wide

Can someone tell me if these settings are good for a 32s3000 sony bravia. I went into the service menu and did the same calibrations he did. I have a great picture but i am well i have never calibrated a tv before so i don't know if thse settings are any good for my set. I believe these settings are for his 40s3000 tv.
post #22 of 239
Can someone help me with what the BEST settings are for a PC hooked via DVI-HDMI cable?
post #23 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by quickkill View Post

Can someone tell me if these settings are good for a 32s3000 sony bravia. I went into the service menu and did the same calibrations he did. I have a great picture but i am well i have never calibrated a tv before so i don't know if thse settings are any good for my set. I believe these settings are for his 40s3000 tv.


Use GebLX settings for TV cable...

For PC connection i change a bit from his settings, but just a bit
post #24 of 239
PC + 32" S3000 = screen not centered?

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Hi guys... I just set up my 32" sony S3000 lcd with my pc, as i want to use it as my monitor. I set the pc display to : 1360x768 on "display" in control panel. The screen is off by 2cm on the left hand side and the bottom. Any idea how to adjust the pc / tv so that the corners of the screen are perfectly insync with the tv itself?

Sorry for the newb question... I want my setup perfect for COD4.


-ben
post #25 of 239
GebLX, I tried your settings and for TV they look fine, but your PS3 settings look awful. I found sharpness needed to be way up and the backlight way up too for the games. Blu-Ray movies, I don't know.

I have an M3000 by the way...probably similar enough to S3000 that's why I use this thread since there is no M3000 thread. Need more suggestions though!
post #26 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamepro View Post

GebLX, I tried your settings and for TV they look fine, but your PS3 settings look awful. I found sharpness needed to be way up and the backlight way up too for the games. Blu-Ray movies, I don't know.

I have an M3000 by the way...probably similar enough to S3000 that's why I use this thread since there is no M3000 thread. Need more suggestions though!

Actually the M series uses a different video processing system so it probably isn't that similar in display output.
post #27 of 239
not really finding much success with the settings provided here. anyone else using something different (with say, Component input)?
post #28 of 239
Here's my HDMI input settings for watching SD DVDs through DVP-NS77H:

Cinema Mode

Backlight - 3
Picture - 75
Brightness - 63
Color - 57
Hue - 0
Color Temp - Warm 1
Sharpness - 12
Noise Reduction - Low
MPEG Noise Reduction - Off
Black Corrector - Off
Advan CE - Low
Gamma - Low
Clear White - Off
Color Space - Normal

Standard Mode
Backlight - 6
Picture - 90
Brightness - 60
Color - 45
Hue - G3
Color Temp - Neutral
Sharpness - 18
Noise Reduction - Low
MPEG Noise Reduction - Low
Black Corrector - Medium
Advan CE - Low
Gamma - Medium
Clear White - Off
Color Space - Wide
Live Color - Low

Vivid Mode
Backlight - 9
Picture - 96
Brightness - 51
Color - 72
Hue - G3
Color Temp - Cool
Sharpness - 24
Noise Reduction - Low
MPEG Noise Reduction - Low

Just eyeballing it using THX menu. Switch back and forth between Standard & Cinema for movies and Vivid for Animated features.
post #29 of 239
bump....


more settting please...just got it and i'm trying to figure the best settings.

also a quick question, does an individual need to "break in" an LCD or should the pic always stay the same?
post #30 of 239
I just bought 40S3000 on Saturday. Great price at Boscovs. I tried many setting on here, but still not happy with the HD picture. SD is fantastic watched Penguins hockey game last night. Very impressed with quality of SD picture. Anyone with settings for just cable, i have the sunburnt look on faces. I use the QAM tuner to pick up HD. Had a 32 XBR2 which this replaced. The HD picture was much better. This tv almost completley filled my armoir, so have to add shelves above tv so I can hook up DVD to use DVE. Until then I am looking for someones settings who has theirs set up thru cable directly into tv. Thanks
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