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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.

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Anyone?
by cvanderhoef / April 12, 2010 6:13 AM PDT

Anyone?

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by n1nji / June 19, 2010 10:18 AM PDT
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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.

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Alright update!
by n1nji / June 20, 2010 7:27 AM PDT
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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.

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