Sony Bravia Kdl-40v2000

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  1. tudur_richards

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    Can anyone advise me on the best picture settings for KDL-40V2000. I’ve been told that the default settings are not that clever. TV conected to Sky HD box. Seeing pixel blocks on blue to black graduations? Very noticable in dark sky’s etc. It happens with both the original Sky HDMI cable and a £30.00 cable that i bought yestarday (woth a try). Is the Sky cable up to the job? or is it down to the TV. Also has anyone noticed a high pitch sound when the TV is set to Surround Sound. Only happens when using the remote and has only just started when had Sky HD installed. Hope someone can help!
     
  2. Andy98765

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    Do you get the piwel blocks on HD or SD broadcasts? I would expect them on SD due to scaling.
     
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    Hi, I use SkyHD via HDMI myself. The settings I currently use are;

    Bravia;
    Backlight 2 (I could use lower though, it's my wife that prefers brighter ;))
    Contrast 90
    Brightness 41
    Colour 49
    Colour Temperature Neutral
    Sharpness 7
    Noise Reduction Off
    Advanced;
    Black Corrector Off
    Contrast Enhancer Off
    Gamma Low (Or Off depending on lighting)
    Clear White Off
    Live Colour N/A
    Colour Space Normal
    MPEG Noise Reduction Off

    Power Saving Low

    SkyHD -> System Settings -> Picture Settings;
    Contrast Low
    HD Resolution Output 1080i (As it's the format Sky's HD channels broadcasts in. I'd use Automatic but for the ungraceful manner in which switching is handled ;))

    Colour banding / blockiness will still be noticeable to varying degrees though (With non-HD sources anyway). You'll get this on CRTs too though. Some channels/programs are better than others for it. We can only hope that Sky introduces more HD channels showing true HD content; not their usual up-scaled content that you get on Sky One HD & the like :(

    I'm afraid I can't help with the audio problem; I don't use pseudo-surround options as they're generally unconvincing.
     
  4. tudur_richards

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    Hi Andy, get blocks on both SD and HD. Blue to black grad shows it th most
     
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    Remember although you may be watching SKY ONE HD a lot of the material is still SD scaled.
     

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