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Sony KDL-46EX640 picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff/forum admin / August 31, 2012 7:34 AM PDT

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sony-kdl-46ex640/4505-6482_7-35118516.html

Related products:
KDL-40EX640
KDL-55EX640

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/104556939/Sony-Kdl-46ex640

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Sony KDL-46EX640 in a dim room via the HDMI input at 1080p/24 resolution. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Home menu>Settings>Picture & Display

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 9
Picture: 97
Brightness: 51
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Sharpness: Min
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto 1

-Advanced Settings submenu-
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Black Corrector: Off
Gamma: 0
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
LED Motion Mode: Off
White Balance: [see below]

-White Balance submenu-
R-Gain: -5
G-Gain: 0
B-Gain: -5
R-Bias: -2
G-Bias: +2
B-Bias: +3

--Screen menu--
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel
Horizontal Center: 0 [grayed out]
Vertical Center: 0 [grayed out]


--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--
General

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added calibration report on 11/09/2012 at 3:35 PM PT

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Just got a KLV-60EX640...
by defuentes / April 15, 2013 4:47 AM PDT

Which I believe is the exact same model only for other countries, its 60' so it's no listed in the review.
I used these setting to start my calibration and they are pretty close to what I got from my DVE HD Basics Blu-ray, since I use the same HDMI input for all sources because all my devices are connected to an Amplifier I had to compromise a little after my initial results with Blu-ray; I ended up:

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 3
Picture: 95
Brightness: 52
Color: 51
Hue: 0
Sharpness: 2
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto 1

The rest I left the same as you, you were spot on with all the color settings and the white balance, I actually got a 52 setting for Color from the DVE HD Basics Blu-ray but the faces were too red, I have to watch more content I may end up in 50 like you. I got a 51 for Brightness from my DVE but shadow detail was too low so I
My main concern now is the backlight setting, I tried it at 9 but its way too bright and the spotlighting in the corners gets worse every point you go up, I even tried setting it at 2 but you lose too much shadow detail. I would very much like you opinion on these matter/setting please.
The only other issue I'm haven is that I'm experiencing some judder when playing digital archives (mkv, mp4, avi) from my PC with XBMC installed on it but I believe it's a matter of configuration, I have to do some research.
All in all I'm happy with the TV; it's a great upgrade from my 6 year old LG LCD 52', the blacks are better and the color accuracy too, I would have liked a plasma to get perfect picture but I would have had to spend a lot more to get that, I got an amazing deal on this set.
Thank you for the review and the settings Mr. Pendlebury.

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Screen Menu
by znich2 / December 1, 2014 11:35 AM PST

Hello,

Thank you for these settings! I can get everything you listed except for "Display Area" The default option is Normal
or I can choose +1 or -1. I'm probably one of a handful using a antenna so I believe that's why the Full Pixel is not
available?

Kevin

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