Sony U 2000 series 32inch

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  1. Coolbreeze

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    Hi guys ,

    First post so please forgive me if im asking something too basic.

    Just bought my first LCD yesterday - a Sony bravia 32 inch U 2000.
    Ive been playing with the settings to try to get it to match as close as possible with my trusty Sony widescreen CRT. Im happy enough with the contrast, brightness and colour, but something thats bugging me is that on fast moving objects there sometimes appears to be a slight ghosting effect, usually slightly coloured (warm), like a soft warm outline. Is this just my TV or can i reduce this with the tv's settings? Its usually only evident on areas of high contrast as well (like dark glasses on a mans face). Its not terrible but its catching my eye so id like to reduce it as much as possible. Admittidly im only watching SD dvds at the moment (connected with a gold plated scart), but i have an xbox 360 on the way next week (which ill connect with the vga cable) and id hope that a 480p or 720p setting doesnt have the same problems? Presumably the HD signal will appear sharper as well?

    For what its worth the settings im using at the moment are as follows -

    BACKLIGHT - 3
    CONTRAST - 50
    BRIGHTNESS - 53
    COLOUR - 48
    SHARPNESS - MIN
    COLOUR TONE - NEUTRAL
    NOISE REDUCTION - LOW
    POWER SAVING - LOW

    Thanks for any tips,

    S
     
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    Try turning the noise reduction off and moving the contrast up (say to the 80s) and the brightness down a bit (say to the 40s).

    The Xbox should be sharper, yes and an upscaling DVD player (with HDMI like the £85 DVPNS-76H Sony) should give better pics on your set.
     
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    The U series has a limited controls compared to the S series I think. However these are my settings for a S 26".

    The noise reduction caused ghosting and was much improved when off and quite a few other people on the S thread have done the same. Black corrector also caused a few problems hence I turned it off.

    Backlight 5
    Contrast 80
    Brightness 50
    Colour 50
    Colour Temp WARM1
    Sharpness 15
    Noise Reduction Off

    Advanced
    Black Corrector Off
    Contrast Enhancer Low
    Gamma Low
    Clear White Low (not seen this do anything as yet no matter what I watch)
    Live Colour Low
    MPEG NR Off

    Setup
    Power Saving Off
    Light Senso On
     
  4. Coolbreeze

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    Thanks for the responses guys.
    After playing with the settings for a few days and running the THX optimiser on it ive tweaked the settings and am now very happy with the picture quality.
    I switched my SD dvd player over to RGB scart which made a HUGE difference.

    The current settings are now:
    BACKLIGHT - 3
    CONTRAST - 68
    BRIGHTNESS - 53
    COLOUR - 51
    SHARPNESS - MIN
    COLOUR TONE - NEUTRAL
    NOISE REDUCTION - OFF
    POWER SAVING - LOW

    I still notice a slight colour (yellow/brownish) fringe on fast moving objects only occasionaly but other than that the image is excellent.
    Ill connect up my xbox 360 via vga tommorow and report back next week.
     
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    Yeah I have also a KDL 32U2000 and would beinterested to find the best settings for this set...
     
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    I now have this tv hooked up to my xbox 360 with hd-dvd drive (via component) and have to say i am blown away by the quality of the images in 720p and how the tv handles them. My above mentioned settings work a treat and the ghosting/smearing issues i had with sd dvds are not apparant on hd. broadcast TV stll looks like poo but i dont watch that much of it so thats ok. I know its not the best tv on the market but for its price range id highly recommend it.
     
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    I also have myne the KDL 32U2000 hooked up to my Xbox and it looks stunning...
     
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    I have set up my 32U2000 today...

    Until i get a DVD player it will be connected to old(ish) Matsui VCR.

    TV is connected to VCR via SCART ( SCART2 smartlink )

    I have read folk on here saying that ensuring the SCART connection is RGB enabled can make a big difference to picture quality.... how can i tell if it is RGB enabled or not ? Is it checkable via the TV menus, and does the VCR have to be manually set to RGB as well ?
     

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