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This review is from: Sony Bravia KDL40W5500U 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview and 100Hz Motionflow (Electronics)
Initially torn between the Samsung B650 and Sony W5500 I went against some reviews and purchased this Sony. Extremely glad I did; the backlight bleed can be tamed and is only a minor -ve in relation to the overall performance. I found that out of the box factory settings did not do the TV justice and as this is a relatively new to the market TV, optimum settings were not available on the net. Hence I have tinkered for a couple of months and posted my personal settings below to aid others. My set is connected to a Virgin V+ box via HDMI using the '720 wide' V+ menu setting (1080p not available unless box is pure HD and 1080i makes text have 'jaggys').
Target inputs HDMI 1
Picture mode Custom
Colour temp Warm 2
Noise reduction off
MPEG noise reduct off
Film mode Auto 1
Black corrector Medium
Adv contrast enhan Low
Auto light dimmer off
Clear white off
Live colour off
White balance all @ 0
I have found that these base settings produce vibrancy and clarity whilst maintaining real life skin tones. Also works very well on my DVD upscaler that displays in 1080p. Hope this helps others but please remember that these are 'personal' settings that may not be to everyone's taste. It would be easy to write a Magna Carta review explaining all the attributes and features this set has but I believe other folk have done this commendably.
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2010 10:56:01 GMT
Thanks for your settings which I have used and find them perfect for me. Anything with more than 2 settings normally finishes me off. Cheers.
Posted on 9 Feb 2010 16:41:15 GMT
Great review thanks I am using your settings , looks great on freeview and sky but i am a bit colour blind haha - i am also using it as my computer monitor via HDMI - its a great tv especially for the £649 I got it for- Thanks again.
Posted on 12 Mar 2010 20:24:53 GMT
D. Harrison says:
I too must offer my thanks for your settings, which I found to be a great help. I was reasonably happy with the default settings out of the box but when I added in yours I could see a marked improvement in picture quality. Obviously a lot depends on individual eyesight, perceptions and preferences and the lighting conditions (or lack of it) in the room and I have tweaked a few of your suggestions over the weeks, but only to a small degree. The amount of settings permutations that are available are vast and you have saved me many hours of frustration.
Thanks once again.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2010 10:22:24 BDT
Thanks for the comment Roger
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2010 10:22:56 BDT
Thanks for the comments Burny
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2010 10:23:47 BDT
Thanks for the comments, glad to be of help.
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