- 11 Dec 2015, 18:13
lgilsonj wrote:This TV looks great, but I would like to see the differences between the model you guys tested to the 55 inches. I don't know if the calibration settings would work so well, sice the smaller model has edge led not local dimming.
And maybe that's the reason why in some places they say this model can reproduce HDR, since HDR need local dimming the 65 and 75 inches maybe be able to do that, but not the 55 inches model.
Try these :
Here are my 55X850C setting preferences with some AVS HD709 visual aids also [black level ] is at ref black .016 and white clipping at ~ 258 on a bt709 color space *results can vary with content /day nite and set to set ) YMMV .
***Picture Adjustment menu : ***
Picture mode [Standard] or [Vivid] mostly [standard] * my preferences*
Auto Picture Mode [off]
Brightness ( back light ) [ 49 or max ] * my preference *
Color[44 - 54] depending on content/color space and picture modes 50 is usually all around decent .
Light Sensor [off]
****Advanced Settings Menu ****
**Adv . Brightness menu***
Brightness ( same as above )
Contrast ( white level ) [max]
Gamma [-1] ( balance the difference between light and dark + shadow detail ) 0 to -2 are usually decent * here .
Black level ( 49 -54 )... depending 50 is usually decent .
Black adjust [ High] *my preference*
Adv. contrast enhancer [off]
***Adv. Color Menu ***
Color : (same as Above 44-54 )
Hue  to [G7] depending on flesh tones O pushes red a little on *this set * YMMV.
Keep in mind on * 2015 Sony sets* the controls are actually labeled *correctly* :
Contrast = White level , Brightness = Back Light and Black level does just what it says .
Color temp : [Warm] most accurate IMO [ Neutral] more vivid can push blue > set how you like it on various content .
Color Space : usually sRGB/BT.709 or or P3 DCI (some film and digital movies ) or BT2020 ( HDR etc.) depending on content most regular TV /DVD /BD are sRGB/BT.709 or you can put it on Auto.
it will usually pick the right one .
Live Color [off] or my preference [ med ]
***Adv Clarity Menu ****
Sharpness : [ 49- 50 ] verified with AVS HD 709 test patterns here for *this set*
Reality Creation : [ Manual ]
Resolution : [Min] or up to [ 20- 25 ] is fine I have mine at 20 .
Mastered in 4K : [ on ] probably content defendant and it may auto switch as needed or not ?
Random Noise reduction [off]
Digital noise reduction [off]
Motion flow [off] or [true cinema]
Smoothness [1 or 2]
Cine motion [high]
** In Vivid & Standard picture modes for bt709 SAT /HDMI input
I have 3 pt RGB gains at [max ] and 3 pt RGB Bias all at  **
You can also adj. the (basic) 3 pt RGB gain a little to preference . YMMV
**** for 10 pt Gamma outside of using a colorimeter refer to rtings .com ,this review article or reset to defaults . **** On any set 10 pt gamma and 10 pt white balance and 10pt RGB calibration results are usually set specific and best done with a colorimeter and appropriate skills or done by a professional ISF or THX certified calibrator depending on your skill levels etc. .
I'm not an expert and * this is not a measured calibration with a colorimeter * these are my preferences and results using AVS HD 709 visual aids and just watching program material YMMV.
Usually no two sets and rooms are exactly the same.☻☻
*** make sure all power saving settings are [off] also in seeings /screen set to 1:1 pixel mapping [full pixel] on all the inputs and verify with a scaling /over scan test pattern unless you have the unusual STB that needs a -1 setting
Use an overscan/underscan pattern like this one from AVS here : https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...can+underscan+
Good luck FWIW mine is much better than it was outta the box
Last edited by preferreduser on 11 Dec 2015, 19:08, edited 1 time in total.