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How to adjust brightness in Movie mode (SONY)?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by lgirus, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. lgirus

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    Hello, I prefer to use move mode with my Sony TV, so SVM is disabled. Unfortunateley the brightness level of this mode is set to high for me. I have checked it with AVIA and DVD Discovery.

    Is there a way in service menu to modify the default values of Movie mode?

    Thanks
     
  2. Robson

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    I don't think there is. Whenever I enter the service menu to change the settings for Movie/Live/Game it also resets to changing your personal settings.

    However you can disable SVM by setting VM-Level to 0. I'm still undecided what looks better either 0 or 1. Try both and see what you think.
     
  3. andrewmellor

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    Hi
    Sorry to jump in on your thread but I seem to have the opposite requirement, I think that the settings that came with my tv (32FQ75) are too dark and we have to watch most things (unless bright colourful pictures anyway) on the personal setting with brightness, colour and contrast pushed up. which then means bright programmes can seem 'washed out'
    Is there a way of checking the colours/brightness settings etc as this darkness is really a pain and is the only thing I can fault on a great set.
    thanks in advance for any help
    cheers....Andrew
     
  4. Squirrel God

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    All the preset viewing modes on Sony TVs are awful.

    Use the Personal setting to calibrate your TV and leave it be after that. You'll really get some stunning pictures then :)
     
  5. lgirus

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    andrewmellor:

    Try to get a picture calibration DVD like AVIA for NTSC or the DVD Discovery from Bürosch for PAL, use the nnedles and pulse pattern for setting up the correct brightness which is acually refers the black level. However you may find fo the first look too dark, but in long term it will be better.


    Squirrel God:

    I would be happy to set VM level to 0, but in the new type of SONY-s there is now such entry in the service menu...
    If anyone knows how to disable SVM for the current models, it would also a good option for me.

    thx
     
  6. SimonO

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    I've got the same request... VM - Level used to be in the Backend menu on 'older' Sony sets, but I can't find it on my new FS76...

    It's got to be in there somewhere, as you can clearly see it's effect reduced in movie mode...
     
  7. Squirrel God

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    I never said anything about changing the VM level... :confused:
     
  8. lgirus

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    Squirrel God:you are right it, was a reply to Robson but it was too late to edit the message. Anyway, isnt still there any solution to turn off SVM in personal mode?
     
  9. Gwyn

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    Apologies for my ignorance, but what does SVM stand for?
     
  10. lgirus

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    Scan Velocity Modulation. It modulates the speed of the electron gun depending on the brightness. The results: wider black columns and narrower white columns. It is intended to enhance contrast, but rather screws up the image especially with DVD.

    You may find further infos f.e. here:

    http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/learnabout/svm.html

    bye
     
  11. MartinImber

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    On my TV SVM doesn't affect RGB so only vcr pictures have to go into MOVIE mode.

    everything else is personal
     
  12. rupbert

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    As Squirrel said, use the personal settings...

    On mine, the contrast is around 7/10's and the brightness is close to 5/10's...
     

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