Originally Posted by tubetwister
.factory calibrated ? ....................naaaah too easy besides a waste of good kilobytes !
If you compare the settings that you recommend for a Sony TV, you would notice that your TV is probably calibrated wrong.
Let's take the common Sony calibrations at Cnet (any model).
In general, the Cnet calibrated backlight is set to 1 for a Sony, yet you prefer the backlight being set at MAX. A bit different don't you think?
In general the color temperature used in a Cnet Sony TV calibration is set to Warm-2, and you seem to prefer the color temperature being set to neutral. A bit different don't you think?
Per Sony, here is a description of what a calibrated TV should look like as far as white is concerned.
Adjusts the whiteness of the picture.
Gives white colors a bluish tint.
Gives white colors a neutral tint.
Warm 1/Warm 2
Gives white colors a reddish tint. “Warm 2” gives a redder tint than “Warm 1.”
So does the Cnet calibration retain the Sony Warm-2 as a reddish tint, or do they calibrate the reddish tint out to be neutral?
In the Sony 55NX720, the auto (general) mode uses the neutral color temperature. Yes whites are white. Same color temperature that you prefer with your "calibration".
In the Sony 55NX720, the auto (cinema) uses a Warm temperature setting. Warm-1 for Cinema-1, and Warm-2 for Cinema-2. Yes the whites are a bit reddish in the Cinema modes. I prefer Warm-1 for the Cinema mode.
Kind of interesting that for general TV use, auto (General) is selected by the TV with a neutral color temperature set as standard.
Kind of interesting that for movies, auto (Cinema) is selected by the TV with a Warm color temperature set as standard. Warm-1 for Cinema-1, and Warm-2 for Cinema-2.
My comments regarding "factory calibration" is related to what does the "professional" calibrator base his calibration on? Cinema mode with Warm-2? Standard mode (custom subset for Cnet) with Warm-2 (factory set to neutral)? It is pretty obvious that something does not match up in Color temperature with the Sony factory settings.
LED backlight brightness settings are at one extreme end of the scale (low), and you prefer the settings at the other extreme end (Maximum). Factory settings are in between the two settings (they vary by scene mode selected).
Cnet calibration settings for the Sony 55NX720. Backlight set to 1, and color temperature warm-2 was the calibration baseline.