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Here are some great settings for fellow W4100 users to check out! Non-users can of course use this thread to ask any questions about the w4100 as well.

ATTENTION: I recommend you wait a few minutes before adjusting your TV settings after just turning it on. This is due to LCD's having to "warm up" first before the clearest picture is in place.


Introducing OFF_ONLINE's "WOW! Settings."


"Bravia settings that make you say WOW."


These settings are best used with an HDMI cord for PS3/360 and Blu-Ray movies (but regular TV viewing looks great too).



Settings are being used with the newest 2.05 update provided here : http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu...pl?upd_id=4478


*settings as of May 8th, 2010*

User Menu Settings
Picture Mode : CUSTOM (**Note each setting (Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Custom) are slightly different by default.)
Backlight: 8 (WOW-ness without over doing it)
Picture: 85 (there really isnt a reason to have it lower or higher)
Brightness : 47 ( 46 hits Custom's mark for absolutely no loss of shadow detail)
Color : 51
Hue : 0
Color Temperature : Neutral
Sharpness : 2 (ive settled with a not so noisy picture. looks VERY professional. 2 is perfect for Custom.)
Noise Reduction : Off
MPEG NR : Off
Advanced Settings
Black Corrector : Low (deepens the picture)
Advanced CE : Low (Does some weird things with color and whites. no likey)
Gamma : OFF (do not touch this)
Clear White : Low
Live Color : Med (More vibrate colors but less natural picure)
White Balance : Factory default (all zero)
Motion Enhancer : Standard (picture is slightly blured but moves great)
Cinemotion : OFF (adds extra smooth when combined with ME, but will cause jitter)
Game Mode *aka* CLEAR Mode: ON/OFF. (Add a sharper more detailed picture. I believe this is key to getting the sources true image. Removed the slight blur from M.E and created a crisp picture. But i would recommend turning it off for a smoother image)
Video/Photo Optimizer: Video-A


DISCLAIMER: Although i recommend using GAME MODE for the clearest picture, I know that the way it displays the picture is not for everybody. Some really enjoy seeing the smoothness of Motion Enhancer being enabled and that it why i also recommend ME if you are not a fan of the look that GAME MODE displays. I recommend ME on HIGH when GAME MODE is disabled.




*Pro Tips*


WARNING: Please note that my WOW settings have the White Balance under Advanced Settings set to zero. When adjusting other picture settings (Custom or Standard) apart from my Cinema settings, the White Balance will carry over to all of them. Once again, please make sure my WOW settings White Balance is set to 0.



- Too much of anything is a bad thing. Try to keep the Advanced settings at either LOW (recommended) or MED-but no higher.


- When using "Custom" settings, Black Corrector (on LOW) helps to give the image more depth since this setting lacks it by default compared to Standard or Cinema.


- Stay away from "Vivid".


- Power Saving and Light Sensor under General Setup is not recommended.


- Under "Screen" set Display area to "Full Pixel".


- Cinemotion on Auto 1 should not be set with Motion Enhancer High. It will cause screen jitter.


- Game Mode is not needed when Cinemotion is OFF.


- Motion Enhancer can be set to HIGH when Cinemotion is OFF.


- ACE will slightly deepen blacks and improve shadows but it will also dim whites.


- Black Corrector can be used on settings to create a more "3d" look to the image (although Cinema does not need it) but setting it too HIGH will crush blacks.


- Each setting "Vivid, Standard, Cinema, and Custom" should be treated uniquely and settings should not be carried over.


- Cinema gives richer color, sharpness, and blacks but it also has slightly unnatural color.


- Custom gives the softest color, blacks and sharpness but it also has more natural color.


- Standard is a mix of both Cinema and Custom. It gives natural color and deep blacks.



And quoted from TRIFORCE89 about different settings on different outputs:


"...Photo Mode, which only works on 1080i and 1080p content that's not 24p. So, if you're using cables that can't carry that or if your devices aren't outputting that resolution then your TV will use Video Mode and whatever settings you have set to it - most likely the factory default.


You can have up to eight different settings. With Video Mode... Custom, Cinema, Standard, and Vivid. With Photo Mode... Custom, Original, Standard, and Vivid (I believe those are the names). The settings are all independent of each other save for White Balance (which is linked to the a particular colour temperature. Warm 2 with have the same White Balance across all Video settings. You can give it a different White Balance across all Photo settings.


If you're using Rus2's settings with say a Blu-ray player on Photo-Custom, then when it gets 24p it will default to Video-Custom. If you were using Photo-Original, it would default to Video-Cinema on 24p content. Just an example to show how the settings are linked across modes.


The settings are also linked to each input, so... whatever cables your using now would be a different input than Onkyo over HDMI and as such you'll have to do the settings again."


And posted by SICK OF IT ALL here is a neat step by step to get access to the service menu:


Using sony tv remote control

1) Tv power off

2) press display button

3) press #5

4) press Volume +

5) press power button



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More User settings: ** in descending backlight order.



And since this thread is not just about my settings, here are some other great settings for w4100 users to try out!:



*Posted by CaCHooKa Man


Picture mode: Cinema

Back Light: 6

Picture: Max

Brightness: 45

Color: 48

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 18

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings


Black Corrector: Medium

Advanced C.E.: Low

Gamma: Off

Clear White: High

Live Color: Medium


White Balance

R-Gain: -7

G-Gain: -5

B-Gain: -6

R-Bias: -4

G-Bias: -2

B-Bias: -3


Motion Enhancer: High

Cinemotion: Auto 1


* Posted by rjrogalla, the Rjr settings:


PHOTO ORIGINAL

BACKLITE -6 (I'm in a sunroom)

PICTURE -95

BRITE-50

COLOR-47

HUE-G3 (important to reduce reds)

TEMP - NUETRAL

SHARP-6

ADVANCED - all OFF

W.Balance -all 0's

ME=High

CINA-Auto 2

Game-OFF

PWR Save-OFF

Lite Sens.-OFF

(SCREEN)

Wide mode-FULL

AUTO WIDE-ON

4:3 default-OFF

Display area-Full Pixel


* Posted by dogdoctor (for those Sitting roughly 12ft back from a 52 inch).


Devices Connected: Directv HDTivo / PS3 (Directv HDDVR as well) *205r firmware

Picture mode: Custom / Custom

Back Light: 5 / 5

Picture: 90 / 90

Brightness: 52 / 52

Color: 52 / 53

Hue: G2 / G1

Color Temperature: Warm1 (neutral) / Warm 1 (neutral)

Sharpness: 6 / 6

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings


Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Low

Gamma: Off

Clear White: High

Live Color: Low


White Balance

R-Gain: -10 / -7

G-Gain: -4 / -4

B-Gain: -4 / -4

R-Bias: -2 / -2

G-Bias: -3 / -3

B-Bias: -8 / -4





* djp952's "Happy Medium for all content" settings


Picture Mode: Custom

Backlight: 5

Picture: 95

Brightness: 52

Color: 36

Hue: G2

Color Temperature: Warm 2

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG2 Noise Reduction: Off (High for Roku Netflix Player)

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced CE: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: High

Live Color: Off

Red Gain: -1

Green Gain: -6

Blue Gain: -5

Red Bias: -5

Green Bias: -4

Blue Bias: -4


* Posted by meflynn85: Comcast, PS3, and 360, all done on a 52W4100 in a relatively well lit room from 10 feet away:


Picture Mode: Cinema

Backlight: 5 (6 for gaming systems)

Picture: 100

Brightness : 50 (45 for gaming systems)

Color : 47

Hue : 0

Color Temperature : Neutral

Sharpness : 9

Noise Reduction : Med

MPEG NR : Off

Advanced Settings

Black Corrector : OFF

Advanced CE : High

Gamma : Med

Clear White
ff

Live Color : off

White Balance :

R-Gain: -1

G-Gain: -1

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -3

G-Bias: 3

B-Bias: -2

Motion Enhancer : Standard

Cinemotion : Auto 1




* Posted by Rob9874


Picture Mode : Custom

Backlight: 4

Picture: MAX

Brightness : 52

Color : 50 (46-51 is acceptable)

Hue : 0

Color Temperature : Neutral (or Warm 1)

Sharpness : 5

Everything else: Off or Factory Default



* And introducing "Crazy's settings" by josh6113:


Picture mode: Standard

Back Light: 3

Picture: 85

Brightness: 50

Color: 45

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 6

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Off

Live Color: Off

Cinemotion:auto 1

Motion enhancer:standard

White Balance

* R-Gain: -7

* G-Gain: -4

* B-Gain: -4

* R-Bias: 3

* G-Bias: -4

* B-Bias: -6


* Posted by RUBEN PORTILLO taking advantage of the service menu. (details posted above.)


Picture Mode: Custom

Backlight: 2

Photo: 90

Brightness: 53

Color: 47

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Warm 2

Sharpness: 5


White Balance menu:

R-Gain: 0

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: 0

R-Bias: 0

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: 0


RGB menu of services:


R_DVR: FE

G_DVR: 100

B_DVR: E8

R_BKG: 203

G_BKG: 200

B_BKG: 204

NOTE: The following setting were created on the V Series Bravia. So no MotionFlow.


Posted by TRIFORCE89



Picture Mode: Cinema

Backlight: 2

Picture: 95

Brightness: 59

Colour: 35

Hue: R10

Colour Temperature: Warm 2

Sharpness: 10

Noise Reduction: Personal preference

- Low with analogue cables, Off with digital cables, High for S-Video on N64 (horrible dot crawling)

MPEG Noise Reduction: Personal preference

- Low with everything, High with Bell TV (due to macroblocking)

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: Low

Gamma: Low

Clear White: Low

Live Colour: Off

R-Gain: -3

G-Gain: -4

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -6

G-Bias: -6

B-Bias: -4


Cinemotion: Personal preference

- I usually leave it at Auto 1, Off for games and computers, Auto 2 for Blu-ray

Game Mode: Personal preference

- I leave it Off except for games and computers


Power Saving: Off

Light Sensor: Personal preference

- I leave it On as I don’t have controlled lighting



* rus2's The Natural Skin Tones Settings - These are optimal for watching movies.


Picture menu

Picture Mode: Photo-Custom

Backlight: Min

Picture: 95

Brightness: 59

Color: 45

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Warm 2

Sharpness: 10

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings menu

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: Low

Gamma: Low

Clear White: Low

Live Color: Low


White Balance menu

R-Gain: -0

G-Gain: -4

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -6

G-Bias: -6

B-Bias: -4


Motion Enchancer: OFF

Cinemotion: OFF

Power Saver - OFF


* Posted by bradman


Picture mode: Custom

Back Light: Min

Picture: 90

Brightness: 48

Color: 52

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Neutral

Sharpness: 2

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Low

Advanced C.E.: Low

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Low

Live Color: Low

Cinemotion: Auto2 for DVR

Motion enhancer: Standard for DVR

White Balance: Default




* From UltimateAVMag ( http://www.ultimateavmag.com/):


Picture mode: Cinema

Back Light: Min

Picture: 94

Brightness: 50

Color: 45

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Warm2

Sharpness: 2

Noise Reduction: Medium

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Off

Live Color: Off

White Balance


R-Gain: -1

G-Gain: -1

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -3

G-Bias: 3

B-Bias: -2





*thread will be updated regularly with more user settings. so please post yours in this thread and i'll update this post with your settings!.*




*This set is currently on FW 2.05*
 

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it sure does. ive noticed that it makes blues more vibrant and i dont really notice it changing anything else.


I still keep it on MED or LOW though.
 

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Picture menu

Picture Mode: Cinema

Backlight: 5

Picture: 86

Brightness: 51

Color: 43

Hue: R3

Color Temperature: Warm2

Sharpness: Min

Noise Reduction: Off

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off


Advanced Settings menu

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off

Gamma: Low

Clear White: Off

Live Color: Off


White Balance menu

R-Gain: -1

G-Gain: -5

B-Gain: -12

R-Bias: -6

G-Bias: -1

B-Bias: 2


Motion Enhancer: Standard or Off

CineMotion: Auto 1

Game Mode: Off

Video/Photo Optimizer: Video


General Setup Menu

Power Saver: Low

Light Senor: Off
 

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Thanks for the great thread here!


W4100 owners - please keep posting!


My mother-in-law just got this TV and it's awesome out of the box! I live 2+ hours drive away and didn't have time to tweak - so I intend to come here and see what settings other people are using... so please keep posting.
 

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Originally Posted by OFF_ONLINE /forum/post/14434750


- There can be noticable clouding occasionally, but with the right settings, its not an issue.

How can clouding by occasional? It's either there or not on dark scenes. Especially with Backlight 8. What in your settings removes the cloudiness?
 

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First, thanks for all above with settings.


Secondly, I need help with adjusting my picture quality with my DVD. When I'm watching a movie with my DVD, I can not get hardly any reds. Reds look more like a mix between green and gray (best I can discribe). I am using the same settings as if I was watching TV and the reds come in just fine.


Please help!


Thanks!
 

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Our friends at UltimateAVMag.com have completed a full review with settings included. Here's the link to anyone who is interested:
http://ultimateavmag.com/flatpaneldi...l52/index.html


Don't forget, and I quote Scott Wilkinson's words: "Keep in mind that unit-to-unit variations, viewing environment, source, and screen (in the case of front projectors) might render the settings I used less than optimum on some samples of this display. If you try these settings, I strongly recommend that you do so as a starting point, following up with one of the several display-setup DVDs on the market to make certain that the basic picture settings are correct for your situation. Confirmation of the grayscale settings requires a full professional calibration."


Enjoy.
 

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Argh, I am getting extremely frustrated with this set. I went from a 46" Aquos set to this model and I cannot get my settings correct.


I had one setting for all my devices before, and it worked perfect for everything. Now I am hooking up the following...


PS3 via HDMI

Xbox360 via HDMI

Satellite via COMPONENT

Analog Cable via COAX


From my best judgement, this is the color scheme I have come up with.


Backlight: 6

Picture: 70

Brightness: 50

Color: 44

Hue: 0

Color Temp: Neutral

Sharpness: 12


Everything else I have left at factory default. I am thinking of ordering one of those calibration discs (Blu Ray or DVD) to better check everything. Anyone else out there have one they can throw in and calibrate their set without me waiting for a delivery from amazon???


Thanks
 

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I found the link that rus2 posted pretty helpful. I used the settings recommended there then tweaked them a little for my own liking. Upped the backlight and sharpness a tad. I think it is on the last page of their review.
 

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Here are my settings that were done by a Best Buy ISF Calibrator today.


All other settings were set to factory default

Power saving: Off

Light Sensor: On


Picture mode: Custom

Backlight: 8

Picture: 88

Brightness: 51

Color: 56

Hue: 0

Color Temp: Warm2

Sharpness: 1


White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: -11

R-Bias: 1

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: -2


This was done on a KDL-52W4100 with Firmware update: FE-01.89_BE-1.428c.


Let me know if these settings work for you.


Thanks,

Ken
 

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Originally Posted by nyther /forum/post/14700290


Here are my settings that were done by a Best Buy ISF Calibrator today.


All other settings were set to factory default

Power saving: Off

Light Sensor: On


Picture mode: Custom

Backlight: 8

Picture: 88

Brightness: 51

Color: 56

Hue: 0

Color Temp: Warm2

Sharpness: 1


White Balance

R-Gain: -2

G-Gain: 0

B-Gain: -11

R-Bias: 1

G-Bias: 0

B-Bias: -2


This was done on a KDL-52W4100 with Firmware update: FE-01.89_BE-1.428c.


Let me know if these settings work for you.


Thanks,

Ken

Hmm, that's done by professional? I don't like the look of it. Maybe 52" is very different than 40"
 

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Picture Adjustments

Picture mode: Cinema

Back Light: Min

Picture: 94

Brightness: 50

Color: 45

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Warm2

Sharpness: 2

Noise Reduction: Medium

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Off

Live Color: Off
White Balance


R-Gain: -1

G-Gain: -1

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -3

G-Bias: 3

B-Bias: -2

Motion Enhancer: Standard

CineMotion: Auto1

Screen Menu

Wide Mode: Full

Auto Wide: On

4:3 Default: Off

Display Area: Full Pixel


I personally use the Power Saver on Low.


Each set and the surrounding environment is in fact different so whatever ISF calibrator complied for nyther is most likely accurate. I think the settings between sets of various sizes (like 40v s 52) may also contribute to the need for selection of slightly different settings.


Nyther, I am going to try your settings on my 52-inch set and see what it looks like. Thanks for posting your settings, btw.
 

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Update: Nyther, I tried your settings on my set - they looked pretty good. I think my eyes have gotten used to the Ult.Mag's settings, plus I do not like blasting the backlight level high. Again, the ISF settings were calibrated for your specific situation so if you like them - stay with them.

I recommend everyone to use Power Saving on Low - it doesn't noticebly affect the picture in my view and saves you some $$$ overall.
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rus2 /forum/post/14702972

Picture Adjustments

Picture mode: Cinema

Back Light: Min

Picture: 94

Brightness: 50

Color: 45

Hue: 0

Color Temperature: Warm2

Sharpness: 2

Noise Reduction: Medium

MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Advanced Settings

Black Corrector: Off

Advanced C.E.: Off

Gamma: Off

Clear White: Off

Live Color: Off
White Balance


R-Gain: -1

G-Gain: -1

B-Gain: -4

R-Bias: -3

G-Bias: 3

B-Bias: -2

Motion Enhancer: Standard

CineMotion: Auto1

Screen Menu

Wide Mode: Full

Auto Wide: On

4:3 Default: Off

Display Area: Full Pixel


I personally use the Power Saver on Low.


Each set and the surrounding environment is in fact different so whatever ISF calibrator complied for nyther is most likely accurate. I think the settings between sets of various sizes (like 40v s 52) may also contribute to the need for selection of slightly different settings.


Nyther, I am going to try your settings on my 52-inch set and see what it looks like. Thanks for posting your settings, btw.

I also have a 52W4100. Forgive me for my ignorance on this subject, but if all of the individual settings are being tweaked, does it make a difference if I begin using the 'Custom' configuration versus using the 'Cinema' configuration. i.e., if I were to punch in the exact same settings on Cinema and on Custom, would the picture still look the same? Thanks!
 

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Interesting idea. I just tried it and the picture looks similiar. I want to say it looks the same - but not sure.
 

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52w4100

User Menu Settings

Picture Mode : custom

Backlight: max

Picture: max

Brightness : 60

Color : 60

Hue : 0

Color Temperature : cool

Sharpness : 20

Noise Reduction : Off

MPEG NR : Off

Advanced Settings

Black Corrector : med

Advanced CE : med

Gamma : high

Clear White : low

Live Color : med

White Balance : default

Motion Enhancer : high

Cinemotion : off

Game Mode : off (on when i play ps3)

Light Senor: on

Power Saver: off
 
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