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    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    Sony KLV-30MR1 XBR LCD 30" (european model) Dashboard
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    Last Reply: February 17, 2004, 2:56 am

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    Author Sony KLV-30MR1 XBR LCD 30" (european model)

    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Feb 04, 2004
    Posts: 4
    From: Europe

      Posted: 2004-02-16 01:28

    Hello, I have buy this model, the imnage quality is fantastic but I have no contrast in the blacks. In other words I see a light gray instead a black.

    Exist a way to calibrate the blacks or the backlight or (I don't know what) in this model?
    It's the Sony KLV-30MR1 that is the XBR LCD 30" for the european market (is the same model of the US market (KLV30XBR900)




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    Joined: Oct 25, 2001
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    From: Poughkeepsie, New York

      Posted: 2004-02-16 05:36

    That's one of the inherent problems with LCD technology, in that it cannot produce true blacks, like CRT technology monitors.

     But like you are finding out, the picture quality is still outstanding. 

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    From: Winthrop Harbor, IL USA

      Posted: 2004-02-16 08:28

    manubrio- Welcome to Agoraquest. I also have an LCD TV, a KF50-WE610. You might try a video calibration DVD like Sound & Vision, AVIA or Digital Video Essentials. I saw on they have the Digital Video Essentials DVD for 14.98. I saw a slight improvement in PQ after using one of these DVDs.

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    From: Europe

      Posted: 2004-02-17 02:56

    I have just compared my sony with a philips or a samsung. In the Philips and in the samsung the blacks are blacks! I think that I need only to calibrate something thru the service menu (black contrast??)

    Thank for the suggestion of the Avia Dvd, I try it but I think that the problem is the calibration under the service manu. The difference with a Philips or a Samsung is very High!

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