Calling All Sony A12 Owners

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  1. oscarmadfish

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    some someone suggested somewhere everyone post there ideal settings :thumbsup:
    as mine arrives saturday i know i would find that very usefull :clap:
    THANKS IN ADVANCE
    oscarmadfish
     
  2. logiclee

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    Depending on lighting in the room I'm around the following settings on my set and my Dad's set. Still playing at the moment.

    Picture Mode = Custom
    Contrast = Between 45% and 55%
    Brightness = Between 45% and 50%
    Colour = Between 45% and 50%
    Auto Iris = Medium or High (I prefer high, my Dad uses medium)
    Sharpness = 10 to 15
    Noise reduction = Auto
    Colour Tone = Neutral

    Cheers
    Lee
     
  3. mpaul0055

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    Lee your just a fountin of KDFE50 Knoledge,

    Cheers for all your help
     
  4. holtehero

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    Mine has just turned up this morning :clap: and have had a minor play with it. The only thing is that the text on the Sky bar looks a bit blocky to me

    But the picture from Sky+ through RGB scart is good, so far

    Picture Mode = Custom
    Contrast = 40
    Brightness = 40
    Colour = 40
    Auto Iris = Medium
    Sharpness = 10
    Noise reduction = Auto

    Though i still think i need to play alot with these settings. I meant to borrow my mates DVE disk the other day but forgot it :mad:

    Also planning on having someone ISF it in the next few weeks
     
  5. woodmaster

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    :clap: :clap: Mine came today so I've been playing with settings,I must say im very pleased with this RPTV the blacks are great contrast is fine and I cant hear the fan although im sat 11ft away and as with any digital display type its down to broadcast quality as to how many artifacts you see and lets face it we all want HI DEF at the end of the day(Bring it on). Anyway thought I'd jot down my settings for all to compare.
    Picture mode-custom
    Contrast-46
    Brightness-40
    Colour-48
    Sharpness-19
    Colour tone-neutral
    Noise rd-auto
    Iris-mid
    :smashin: Cant hook my DVD player up yet as im waiting for my HDMI/DVI adaptor to arrive.
     
  6. oscarmadfish

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    thanks folks :thumbsup:
    that gives me a good basic
    if and when mine comes tomorroe i will try DVE on it
    the excitement is building :D
     
  7. vipergrm

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    You lucky so and so's! I haven't got mine yet. Was told the second week in November for delivery date. I wonder how accurate that is??? Hopefully some time next week then. I will use the settings you guys have suggested and judge it from there. Obviously, everyone has their own viewing preferences and I suppose it depends on what you're watching.

    I've asked this before but I may as well ask it again. What is football like on this set? I'm looking forward to watching this a lot!

    Thanks
     
  8. holtehero

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    I'll let you know after tomorrow :smashin:

    Just been playing pro evo 5 and OMFG :eek:
     
  9. vipergrm

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    Can't wait holtehero :D
     
  10. vipergrm

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    So is Pro Evo 5 good on it then???
     
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    I've watched a couple of football matches on it this week and have had no problems with motion blur. The sheer scale makes you feel like you're sitting in the stands. Hopefully, there'll be affordable HD boxes out in time for the World Cup :smashin: .

    As for the settings, mine are almost identical to those of logiclee and holtethehero. The only real difference would be that I tend to set the auto iris to low or off most of time, as I find that the whites are a bit too hard on my eyes for much of the content on Sky+. I tend to turn it up for programmes with long periods of darkness (like Lost) or for movies. Lost is a great tester for the auto iris, as you can clearly see each increase in black levels as you switch through the settings.
     
  12. MaxFischer

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    I watched Match of the Day tonight on the integrated Freeview tuner. The picture is a little soft and shy on detail, but blurring is not an issue at all.
     
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    That is GREAT news. One of the main reasons why I sent the last TV I had back.

    Thanks
     
  14. Bat-man

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    Contrast-30
    Brightness-55
    Colour-30
    Sharpness-10
    Colour tone-warm
    Noise rd-off
    Iris-med

    And use the tuner from my Sony Freeview box.
     
  15. Bonky

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    Just got mine after sending a sagem axium hd-D50 G4-T back.
    Will try setting up as per suggestions below to see which I prefer

    One problem, played a DVD via component and it looked bloody awful

    Do I need to change any settings - help please :(
     
  16. vipergrm

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    The standard 'Vivid' picture is awful. I had to make big changes to the default settings and the picture is much, much better now. It depends on your environment (lighting, viewing distance/angle etc). Try some of the settings from other users on this forum such as in Batman's previous post. Here are mine...

    Contrast - 41
    Brightness - 49
    Colour - 44
    Sharpness - 11
    Colour Tone - Warm
    Noise Reduction - Auto
    Iris - High

    Regards,

    Viper
     
  17. WoodWorker

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    How do the two compare?

    I've sent my Hd d45 g4-t back and I'm still unsure of which set to get next. I had major rainbows and the set hummed/buzzed.

    Dixons doing it for £1237 including £50 discount but with the older style stand :(

    Can't get it locally either so looking for a similar price online but somewhere with good customer service.
     
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    Is there a Makro near you? They do it for £1,175 inc VAT and the NEW Stand. I cancelled my order with Dixons because it said on the website description that the stand was not included. It appears that was wrong.
     
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    Nearest makro is 110 miles away! :thumbsdow
     
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    I got mine last night and have settings taken from these posts - thanks for all your input. I have settled for the following :-
    Picture Mode - Custom
    Contrast - 42
    Brightness - 44
    Colour - 41
    Sharpness - 15
    Colour tone - neutral
    Noise red -= Auto
    Iris - Medium

    I am using 2 new 24K Gold scart cables bought from Costco recently, instead of the old ones I had on my previous JVC CRT, which I hope give me a clearer picture, but I have to say that the picture difference between BBC1 & 2 ITV,Channel 4 and all the Sky channels do not compare with the picture I get from DVD ( Scart, not HDMI ). Is this normal ? That's not to say the pictures aren't good - they are fine, but not what you would call REALLY clear, a little blurry round the edges. Am I just being picky? Also, the fan noise is definitely there, but you knida get used to that too. Its certainly not intrusive most of the time. Finally, in SCREEN FORMAT, I have a choice of : Wide/Smart/4:3/14:9/Zoom. I thought it should be 16:9 not 14:9. Anyone have any comments please to this old thickie !! Thanks
    DaveyC
     
  21. MaxFischer

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    I think getting the balance right with brightness and contrast to get around the black crush problem (which is the only significant issue I have with the set's PQ for the price) is not easy. I'm on Contrast 50, Brightness 42 at the moment, which seems to be about as good as it gets, although the screen is still a grey veil for much of dark programmes like Rome.

    NR is off and Sharpness is Minimum, or it's artifact hell.

    Colour tone is neutral, and colour is 25. Anything more than this is too much.

    Iris is High, but I haven't played with it enough to see if Medium would be better.
     
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    As per previous post .....Finally, in SCREEN FORMAT, I have a choice of : Wide/Smart/4:3/14:9/Zoom. I thought it should be 16:9 not 14:9. Anyone have any comments please to this old thickie !! Thanks
    DaveyC
     
  23. MaxFischer

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    Wide is 16:9 stretch. 14:9 is a zoom setting.
     
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    is the phono sound output a low output, i seem to have to turn my suround system up a lot to get a decent sound out of it.
     
  25. Bat-man

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    The internal digital tuner isn't wonderful.
    Therefore I use the tuner from my Freeview box and it's great.
     
  26. logiclee

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    The output from the phono sockets is controlled by the sets volume control. If you are using an external amp you need to turn the TV speakers off in the TV's menu and turn the TV volume up to maximum.

    Cheers
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