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Sony KDL-46EX720 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / March 17, 2011 6:13 AM PDT


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Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Sony KDL-46EX720 in a relatively dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Home menu>Settings>Picture & Display

--Picture Adjustments menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 2
Picture: 95
Brightness: 54
Color: 53
Hue: 0
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: Min
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto 1

--Advanced Settings menu--
Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Gamma: +1
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Skin Naturalizer: Off [grayed out]
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality [grayed out]

--White Balance menu--
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: 0
B-Gain: 0
R-Bias: -2
G-Bias: -2
B-Bias: -2

--Screen menu--
Setting Memory: [any]
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: Off
4:3 Default: Off [grayed out]
Auto Display Area: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel
Screen Position: [grayed out]

--Pro Picture Setup menu--
[all settings default/Auto]

--Home Menu>Settings>Preferences--

--Scene Select menu--

--Eco menu--
Power Saving: Off
Light Sensor: Off

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Good Stuff, little help if possible though please
by MDK210 / October 22, 2011 3:37 AM PDT

Had to return a Panasonic ST30 because of a small thin black line that appeared in less than 3-days and picked up this model (55"). Personally I'm TRYING to get that soap opera affect but there's a lot of what I would call jumping or jaggyness in the frame rate, not sure what the proper term is but is there a way to fix it? Im using your settings but motionflow on standard which seems to find a good balance between blu ray/sports. The color seems to not be very bright/dark with these settings but I'm not good enough to figure out how to fix these issues will all the settings available ha. My room is very bright with natural sunlight maybe that's why the colors look a little dull since you perform your test in very low light. Good settings overall to my eyes. Thanks.

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Sony kdl46ex720 HDTV settings
by Sssauce / February 6, 2012 1:49 PM PST

I currently own this tv and totally disagree with the cnet recommended settings. I would strongly suggest the following settings.
Setting memory: any
Picture mode: custom
Backlight: 5
Picture: max
Brightness: 50
Color: 35
Hue: 0
Color temperature: neutral
Sharpness: 50
Noise reduction: off
Mpeg noise reduction: off
dot noise reduction: off
Motionflow: standard
Cinemotion: auto 1

Advanced settings
Black corrector: high
Adv. contrast enhancer: high
Gamma: 0
Auto light limiter: off
Clear white: high
Live color: off
White balance: all 0
Detail enhancer: high
Edge enhancer: high

Wide mode: full
Auto wide: off
Auto display area: off
Display area: full pixel

Power saving: off
Light sensor: on

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Standard Settings
by jwilbanks79 / March 19, 2012 3:16 PM PDT

I tried both CNET and Sssauce's settings and I must say that I prefer the standard settings over both. The only adjustment I made was turning off Motionflow and CineMotion because I can't stand things looking like a soap opera. To each his own, I guess. In the end, it's all down to personal preference anyway, I suppose.

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