HDTV Picture Setting forum

General discussion

Looking for calibration settings for a Sony KDL-32EX400

by cvanderhoef / March 27, 2010 9:05 AM PDT

Hi all, I recently picked up a Sony KDL-32EX400 TV and was wondering if anyone was willing to share there calibration settings. It would be appreciated if a few people would. Thanks.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Looking for calibration settings for a Sony KDL-32EX400
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Looking for calibration settings for a Sony KDL-32EX400
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by cvanderhoef / April 12, 2010 6:13 AM PDT


Collapse -
a reply
by n1nji / June 19, 2010 10:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Anyone?

I don't own the unit, but I can tell you there is no real "magic" calibration. Unless your a super perfectionist or plan on doing artsy stuff(which I doubt on a tv like this) your best bet is to calibrate by eye. Just tweak around till you find something that works. Its the free way, and works for most.

Most sets have a movie mode which imo is usually the best looking. Or at least it is on my larger tv set.

Another option is to go to best buy and get a cheap calibration service. I never used them and only heard of it recently but I bet they use the proper tools to get the job done. There are other calibrators out there, so you can shop around for price.

Another thing to note is a little over saturation is an enjoyable feature to your eyes. A fully calibrated screen might look a little dull in comparison.

Collapse -
Alright update!
by n1nji / June 20, 2010 7:27 AM PDT
In reply to: a reply

I just purchased it today, there is one thing I can suggest. Setting the "scene" default to graphics mode. In my own opinion this is the best balanced setting(similar to movie mode on 61in DLP). Only difference is I use the "Neutral" color setting. The ambient light setting is to your preference, if you disable it your going to have to do more manual tweaking to create a balanced image for yourself.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?