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  1. alchemistkevin

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    We've had lots of posts in the LE-A656 thread regarding optimal settings for the A656 series TV's but no one has responded with calibrated settings.

    Starting this thread so that owners can post their optimal settings...

    I'm on default settings at the moment. Will update my settings as soon as I can get my hands on a calibration DVD/Blu-Ray Disc
     
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    Calibrated settings for firmware 1011.2 on a LE52A656

    Updated 2008.07.19

    These settings have been reported to also look good on 40" and 46" sets.
    Please post your feedback.

    HD settings

    Picture menu
    Mode: Movie
    Backlight: 3
    Contrast: 95
    Brightness: 45
    Sharpness: 0
    Color: 51
    Tint: G49/R51

    Detailed settings submenu
    Black adjust: Off
    Dynamic contrast: Off
    Gamma: -1
    Color space: Custom
    R 50 0 0
    G 45 50 0
    B 0 15 50
    Y 50 45 0
    C 33 50 50
    M 43 11 50
    Flesh tone: 0
    Edge enhancement: Off
    xvYCC: Off
    White balance submenu
    R-Offset: 25
    G-Offset: 25
    B-Offset: 19
    R-Gain: 26
    G-Gain: 25
    B-Gain: 29

    Picture options submenu
    Color tone: Warm2
    Size: Just Scan
    Digital NR: Off
    HDMI black level: Low
    Blue only mode: Off

    Setup menu
    Entertainment: Off
    Energy saving: Off

    Gamma:

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    RGB levels:

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    Colour temp.:

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    CIE:

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    SD settings (PAL devices)

    Picture menu
    Mode: Movie
    Backlight: 3
    Contrast: 95
    Brightness: 44
    Sharpness: 0
    Color: 50
    Tint: G50/R50 (or N/A)

    Detailed settings submenu
    Black adjust: Off
    Dynamic contrast: Off
    Gamma: -1
    Color space: Custom
    R 50 0 3
    G 35 50 0
    B 0 15 50
    Y 50 45 0
    C 25 44 50
    M 45 12 50
    Flesh tone: 0
    Edge enhancement: Off
    xvYCC: Off
    White balance submenu
    R-Offset: 26
    G-Offset: 25
    B-Offset: 19
    R-Gain: 25
    G-Gain: 25
    B-Gain: 28

    Picture options submenu
    Color tone: Warm2
    Size: Auto
    Digital NR: Off
    HDMI black level: Low
    Blue only mode: Off

    Setup menu
    Entertainment: Off
    Energy saving: Off


    Gamma:

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    RGB levels:

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    Colour temp.:

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    CIE:

    [​IMG]


    Service menu

    This is the default settings from my service menu on 1011.2 (on a LE52A656). For the above calibration nothing in my service menu has been changed, but to get optimal results you will have to change your settings to these (they are not the same on each set). These settings might also remove some of the problems with a purple tint on some LE46A656 sets.

    1. Enter the service menu by turning off the tv. Press "info", "menu", "mute" and "power" on the remote.
    2. Select WB Adjust menu (arrow down, ok).

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    3. Select Movie WB (arrow down x 3, ok).

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    4. Turn W/B Movie to "ON" (right arrow).
    5. Change the Warm2 settings - Warm2 R Gain, Warm2 B Gain, Warm2 R Offs, Warm2 B Offs. (using only arrow keys).

    [​IMG]


    6. Turn W/B Movie to "Off" (place 'cursor' on W/B Movie, left right).
    7. Go back to the main menu. (menu, menu)
    8. Turn off tv. (power)
    9. Re-enter the service menu and check that the W/B Movie settings (the 4 values you changed) are correct (just to be sure).

    Also you might want to check the "gamma" value in the "Options Table". This should be the same as below.

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    And you can check the White Balance menu for these settings when W/B Movie is set to Warm2 (or it will show the default Cool1).

    [​IMG]


    Remember: Going to the service menu will cause all your user level settings to go back to defaults. Always note down anything you change in the Service Menu so you can go back.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008
  3. Melkor

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    I'll have a play around with mine when I get in from work, was delivered earlier today and only had a brief look after setting it up during my lunch break, so will go into more depth later settings wise - though it would be get to get some opinions from other members.
     
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    Just got this tv last week, very pleased with the overall pic quality and SD is excellent - Ive been messing around with the settings all week the brightness and contrast seem set too high initially also dropped the backlight to 5, whats with the "Dynamic" preset it looks awful when you try that!

    Im interested to see some other peoples settings.... :thumbsup:
     
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    Can you post your setting please for us to try :thumbsup:
     
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    I got my LE40A656 earlier this week as a replacement for an LE40F86BD that Currys lent to me (long story!) I'm struggling with the settings. The settings I had for the F86 don't seem quite right. Its as though there is a lot of glare and I can't get a balance between enough definition in the blacks and the whites being overwhelming. Has anyone got any settings they are happy with? Any help would be appreciated.
    :lease:
     
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    Edited: Dear me!
     
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    Glad someone started before me :)

    Mode: Standard
    Backlight: 5
    Contrast: 75
    Brightness: 33
    Sharpness: 50
    Colour: 40
    Tint: 50/50

    Black Adjust: off
    Dynamic Contrast: Med

    100Hz Motion Plus: Medium

    Colourtone: Normal

    Thats just the settings from the intergrated freeview the brightness and sharpness are slightly different on the Ext2 (DVD input)

    Im still not completely happy so will keep messing!
     
  9. kmm

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    This is how I set my 40LE-A656 up before it died on me a couple of days later.

    I used the HD-DVD version of Digital Video Essentials and I liked the following settings:

    Backlight = 7
    Contrast = 95
    Brightness = 50
    Sharpness = 0
    Colour = 50
    Tint = 50
    Black Adjust = Off
    Dynamic Contrast = Low
    Gamma = +1
    Colourspace = Auto
    Flex = 0
    Edge = Off
    tvycc = Off
    Colour Temp = Warm2
    Size = Just Scan
    Digital NR = Off
    100Hz = Low
    Blue = Off

    I use those settings on all my HDMI inputs (4 devices) and I am quite pleased with the results. The only thing I find is that the colours are a little bit too intense, but that is the correct colour/tint setting as per the DVE filters.

    It could simply be that I have had the colours too low on my old TV and I am just going to have to get used to these. I could always simply drop the colour down to about 43 (that level of colour looked better to me), but the problem with that is, the DVE filters shows that the colour balance is off at that level, so I will stick with 50 for now.

    I will expreiment a little bit more once I get my replacement TV on Friday.

    Cheers,
    Kevin.
     
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    Final settings for freeview on my 40".....and i'm not touching them again!!

    Mode: Movie

    Backlight: 5

    Contrast: 73

    Brightness: 64

    Sharpness: 0

    Colour: 55

    Black Adjust: Medium

    Dynamic Contrast: Off

    Gamma: 0

    Flesh Tone: +2

    Edge Enhancement: On

    Colour Tone: Warm 1

    Digital NR: off

    100 hz: Low


    Anyone got any decent settings for ps3/movies? seems i have to adjust everything depending on whether i'm playing games or watching movies.
     
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    Thank you for the help :thumbsup:...But about the Whit Balance what are the settings?
     
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    Unfortunately, I hadn't made a note of those before my TV packed in :eek:

    I'll do some more configuring over the week-end and post my results here.

    Also, I have tentatively arrange for a professional ISF calibration to be carried out in June. That should set everything exactly as it should be.

    Kevin.
     
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    I'm now using the settings posted by Darbo. Kept them exactly the same but put the backlight up one extra notch which I think gets a bit more black detail but other than that they are massive improvement on the old Freeview settings. Thank you for taking the time to post.
     
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    I love the dynamic mode! I am getting a absolutely wicked PQ with these settings:

    Dynamic mode
    Backlight 7
    Contrast 100
    Brightness 50
    Sharpness 100
    Colour 50
    Tint 50:50

    Colour tone normal
    Size just scan
    DNR off
    DNie on
    HDMI black level off
    100hz low

    I use these settings for all sources.

    If you have any opinions or improvements please tell me.

    Thanks
     
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    Cheers guys, will have a little play with these tonight.
    Fingers crossed for more input, lots of us have this TV now.
     
  16. Zombunny

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    Hi what is the best settings you have found for general all round use?
     
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    Has any of you found the default settings to be very good?

    I'm generally on the movie mode and its gr8 when watching matrix, etc...


    Dynamic is a bit too bright and colours seem a bit harsh.
     
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    I have realised that the DNie when on makes the blacks darker but however at the expense of black detail. So I have turned it off! And I have also turned the brightness down.

    However the picture quality seems to be getting better and better everyday!!

    Dynamic mode
    Backlight 7
    Contrast 100
    Brightness 45
    Sharpness 100
    Colour 50
    Tint 50:50

    Colour tone normal
    Size just scan
    DNR off
    DNie off
    HDMI black level off
    100hz low

    I might buy myself a Spyder 3 Elite. I will post the settings at 6,500k colour temp.
     
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    Hi,when are you going to post the full config?:smashin:

    Tiago
     
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    I have a spyder2 pro so will have a play around with that and post the settings - probably tomorrow night.

    ISF settings would be great if anyone's feeling flush ;)
     
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    has any one got good settings for pc use :lease:
     
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    Any news on te spyder2 settings?
     
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    has anyone found the best setting yet? for all round use?
     
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    I'm still tweaking my settings but a good starting point is MOVIE mode with colour tone on 'normal' and everything else left as standard.

    Seems that although the 'black adjust' makes blacks look nice and black, you lose black detail.
     
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    If you use the dnie, black adjust, dynamic contrast or hdmi black level you will get black crush. So best to turn those off at all times!
     
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    I am using a SKY HD box via HDMI but the option for DNIe is greyed out, is this normal?
     
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    For all round use (sky+ RGB scart, 360 component, Wii scart and PS3 HDMI) ive found the TV's standard default setting to be best but with both black adjust and dynamic contrast set to medium.
    The only settings I have different is the PC (VGA) which is set on default dynamic.
    Also firmware is upgraded.
    Note: Remember to change the settings on your sky box setup to RGB.
     
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    Did you manage to do this? I'd be very interested to see the results (and I know I'm not the only one).
     
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    Anybody else seeing intermittant frame judder issues with 1080p 24hz material (HD DVD/Blu Ray) with 100hz motion plus enabled?

    It disappears when disabled but I quite like the look that motion plus gives.
    However the intermittant judder is too annoying to ignore.

    This is using a Toshiba XE1 HD DVD player with the 2.8 firmware with the 46" A656. I'm presuming that because 100hz is not a multiple of 24hz that this is causing the judder due some sort of pulldown issue?

    I'm going to try tweaking about with some of the settings suggested here.
     
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    These excellent settings were posted in the main A656 thread, but deserve a viewing here:

    Many thanks DJ Mike; mine weren't too different, a few tweaks here and there, but with the White Balance settings added I now have a very satisfying picture indeed, excellent colours, velvety blacks (gives excellent results for monochrome films too). I've kept the Colour Tone at 'Normal' and Gamma at '0'.

    One question; is '50' a neutral point? Does, for instance, going up from 50 in 'Sharpness' sharpen the picture and going below below soften it? Having said that, I've found '0' for sharpness better for viewing DVDs and '20' better for broadcast TV.
     
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