I'm new here at avs forum.(as a member)
I searched here allot in the past.(10 years)
You can find tons of information here.
It helpt me allot.(thanks everybody)
I have the XE9005/X900E for about a year and a couple of months and its a amazing tv.
Here are my settings that i use and a little guide for SDR and HDR(black level and contrast are calibrated with the PS3 and the AVS HD 709 disc)
These settings are for Cinema pro and Game mode
The first two settings were gonna change are hdmi video range and hdmi signal format.
hdmi video range:LIMITED for ALL hdmi inputs(1,2,3,4).
Set the hdmi video range for PS3,PS4/PRO,XBOX ONE X,PC,BLUE RAY Player ect ect also to LIMITED to match with the tv.
hdmi signal format:Enhanced format(only for hdmi 2 and 3).
This option will open hdmi inputs 2 and 3 for playing content such as 4k60 and 4k60 HDR(use a compatible hdmi cable).
The Screen format options in the home settings menu are greyed out when the resolution is 2160p but when the resolution is 1080p set Wide mode to full and Diplay area to Full pixel.
Picture mode:Cinema pro or Game.
Auto picture mode: off
Brightness:10 (20/25 during day time for Game mode,Cinema pro during the day 15 and max for HDR)
Colour:50 (53 in Game mode)
Light sensor: off
Black adjust: off
Adv.contrast enhancer: off
Auto local dimming:medium
X-tended dynamic range: off (you can turn it on for HDR content to get the highest peaks the tv offers but most off the time it seems to work like an contrast enhancer and adds lots of blooming to the picture)
Colour temperature:Expert 1
Adv. colour temperature:No adjustments
Live color: off
Reality Creation: off (on for older content)
Smooth gradation: off (on for older content,NOT FOR GAMES)
Motionflow:True cinema (off in Game mode)
Film mode:Low (greyed out in Game mode)
Hdmi video range:Limited
I used the PS3 to calibrate the black level and contrast with the AVS HD 709 calibration disc in rgb LIMITED and ycbcr mode and i suggest you do the same.
Odd enough the calibration was the same in rgb LIMITED and ycbcr mode.(the other two sony tv's i have had different settings between the two modes but they where minor)
With these settings the picture on my set is spot on for all my content with or without HDR.(PS3,PS4/PRO,XBOX ONE X,PC,MOVIES ect ect)
Give these settings a try and let me know what you guys think about it.
Last edited by NL PANCAKE; 05-13-2019 at 04:34 AM.