Sony Bravia 40W4000 Settings

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  1. Usama

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    I have ordered a Sony Bravia 40W4000. It is going to be delivered on Wednesday. What would be the best settings for it, what should i change?

    Thank's
     
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    You can start by applying the HDTV TEST settings
     
  3. Usama

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    Will thoes be the best settings because normally i don't like the cinema mode. It is too dark.
     
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    I use the following at the moment for the sky+ SD broadcast.

    Picture Menu

    Picture Mode: Standard
    Backlight: Min
    Contrast: 65
    Brightness: 65
    Colour: 53
    Temperature: Warm1
    Sharpness: 10
    Noise Reduction: Low
    Mpeg Noise Reduction: Off


    Picture Menu Advanced Settings

    Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
    Colour Space: Standard


    Features Menu

    Quick Start: Off
    Power Saving: Standard Power
    Light Sensor: Off
    Logo Illumination: On
    Film Mode: Auto
     
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    Definitely. If you still find it too dark on these particular settings when raising the backlight control, you must have one heck of a bright room.
     
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    I ran the DVE BD calibration disc and found the default cinema mode came very close to passing all of the tests. Similar to the HDTV test settings I didnt deviate all that much from them. However they arent perfect for SD(will try zophiels SD settings tomorrow)

    Ps3 settings that need changing for the W4000 are RGB to limited and Superwhite enabled
     
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    yeah some find it dark,but I cant comment further as I havent tested them
     
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    i find the hdtv test settings way too dark in daytime, so i stick to "standard". In the evening the darker picture looks better, what i mean of course, is in a dark room.

    i am not a videophile at all though, i just decide on instinct.
     
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    Just got my w4000 last friday and trying to get the best settings. I mostly watch SD.

    I tried the hdtvtest settings on the movie mode but find it too dark when watching at daytime. Works with movies at night tho.

    If there are any football fans out there who got good settings for football I'd really like to try those out, SD viewing.
     
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    how does the set handle settings? When I had a play in JL it seemed to have different settings per input. Is there a quick way to change between eg a daytime and evenign setting?
     
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    Yes, you could adjust yr standard mode for daytime and cinema mode for night if you so wished.

    If you use the HDTV test settings but with the backlight at 2 I find it fine for during the day (even a sunny one like today)
     
  12. Usama

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    Thank's i will try thoes and the HDTV Test settings. :)
     
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    Well i have not got my W4000 yet it's going to be delivered on wednesday. But normally like on my PX70 and the W2000 and other TV's the Cinema mode is too dark. But i don't know about the W4000 yet, the HDTV Test settings will probaly be the best they are the experts.
     
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    today i found that it looked a little off.

    so i upped the back light a bit and the contrast
     
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    Have tried yr original setting for SDTV and there good but I found them a little dull/flat.

    They worked a treat removing the "blockiness" of the low-res Big Brother auditions material

    Will try yr adjustments tonight.
     
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    yea i cant get a happy medium at the moment. its cleared the picture and made it crisp but a bit grey/flat.
     
  17. Usama

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    Well the TV has come. Im setting it up now. Has anyone else got any other settings i shall try?
     
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    When gaming on my PS3 and XBOX 360 the colours look a bit dunno what to describe it. Not as good as my PX70. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    whats the best way to get going on this? I'm thinking especially setting black level, considering you have not just brightness/contrast but also the backlight setting.

    I'll have the dynamic contrast off, so I'd like as much native contrast as possible
     
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    Could other 40W4000 owners post their settings for each input here please? I got mine last week and am having a tough time with the settings.

    I've looked at the HDTV Test settings but not sure if I'm happy with how it looks on some components.

    OK, so here's mine at the moment.

    HDMI 1 (SKYHD and Blu-Ray):

    Standard (for day viewing)
    Backlight 8
    Contrast 79
    Brightness 45
    Colour 53
    Colour Temp Warm 1
    Sharpness Min
    Noise Reduction Off
    MPEG NR Off
    Contrast Enhancer Off
    Colour Space Wide
    Live Colour Creation Off

    Cinema (for night viewing)
    All the same except Backlight Min


    Component (XBOX 360 for games and HD movies):

    Standard (for day viewing)
    Backlight 8
    Contrast 79
    Brightness 45
    Colour 53
    Colour Temp Warm 1
    Sharpness 10
    Noise Reduction Off
    MPEG NR Off
    Contrast Enhancer Off
    Colour Space Wide
    Live Colour Creation Off

    Cinema (for night viewing)
    All the same except Backlight Min


    I think SKYHD and Bly-Ray looks excellent in both standard and cinema mode. However, I'm not too keen on these settings for the XBOX 360 over component. As you can see, the only difference between the component and hdmi input is the sharpness (min cf. 10).

    So, 40W4000 and XBOX 360 owners, what are your settings?

    Cheers folks. :clap:
     
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    Hey

    Anyone else willing to give out their settings for this tv?

    Please :)
     
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    What is the TV like people? SD performance? Gaming?
     
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    It's ok for SD. But it's awesome for HD, gaming on PS3 and XBOX 360 and Blu-Ray's. :smashin: ;)
     
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    my current settings for SD. Seems generally ok for normal viewing. occasionally if its really sunny I'll bump the backlight a little, but its usually ok like this:

    "standard"

    backlight - 3
    contrast - 65
    brightness - 65
    colour - 53
    colour temperature - warm 1
    sharpness - 12 (this is off for HD, but I find its needed for SD as its too soft without a decent amount of sharpening)

    Noise reduction - low
    MPEG noise reduction - off
    Advanced contrast enhancer - off
    Colour space - standard

    also light sensor = off



    for HD its pretty similar

    "cinema"
    backlight - min
    contrast - 70
    brightness - 57
    colour - 57 (based on avia colour bars and blue filter)
    colour temperature - warm 1
    sharpness - min

    Noise reduction - off
    MPEG noise reduction - off
    Advanced contrast enhancer - off
    Colour space - standard

    also light sensor = off
    film mode = auto
     
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    What is the best settings for xbox360 ?

    Need to change settings for pc connection ?
     
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    I too am interested in this... :)
     
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    hi guys.
    i am now a proud owner of a 40w4000.
    i must say that ata first i wasn´t really happy with picture i as getting. but now after calibrations i am completly happy i have a superb picture.

    for freeview i just have the standard settings cause i almost don´t watch it.

    for blu ray and dvd´s i use the hdtvtes settings:
    picture mode: cinema
    backlight: min or 8 depending if it´s day or night
    contrast: 79
    brightness: 50
    colour: 53
    colour temp: warm 2
    sharpness: min
    noise: off
    mpeg: off

    Advanced settings:
    contrast enhancer: off
    colour space: standard

    Feature submenu:
    quick start: off
    power saving: standard
    light sensor: off
    film mode: auto

    for playing ps3 i use:

    picture mode: standard
    backlight: min or 8 depending if it´s day or night
    contrast: 79
    brightness: 50
    colour: 53
    colour temp: warm 2
    sharpness: min
    noise: off
    mpeg: off

    Advanced settings:

    contrast enhancer: off
    colour space: wide
    live colour: medium or high

    Feature submenu:
    quick start: off
    power saving: standard
    light sensor: off
    film mode: auto


    note: sometimes i even watch blu ray with the ps3 setting´s, i think that the live colour really makes a difference and add so much more colour.

    question: by changing the colour space from standard to wide are we loosing better blacks or something? i don´t really understand much about tv´s, but i go to the ps3 and change rgb full do limite or full with colour space set to wide and i don´t see any difference.

    p.s: sory for my english
     
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    what sound do you prefer, dolby virtual or bbe viva??
     
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    Can anyone advise me, will the settings on my V3000 be pretty much the same as these?
     
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    Stoney there is a V3000 settings thread floating around here somewhere.
     

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