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||Standard/Pro/Vivid/Movie and Avia disc
Rank: Sony Fan
Joined: Dec 11, 2003
| Posted: 2004-03-08 14:48|
If I properly calibrate my picture using the Avia disk while set to 'standard' mode, why would I need alternate picture settings in pro/vivid or movie. Isn't there only one proper setting for my TV?
Also, if I calibrate my TV with the avia DVD how can I be sure that it is seet right for HDTV or DTV (both via Time Warner cable)
Should (or could) I use the pro/vivid/ and movie settings for each of these alternate sources? If so, what changes from Avia standard are suggested for each source?
Rank: Sony Master
Joined: Oct 20, 2003
From: Winthrop Harbor, IL USA
| Posted: 2004-03-08 19:02|
Greydy- Typically you can set a different video mode for each input, but I chose not to. Also, once you calibrate, say the STANDARD setting, then any input you set to STANDARD, will use those parameters-so you only have to calibrate once. After calibration, I chose to set all my inputs to use that calibrated STANDARD setting-I didn't deviate from the calibrated settings. As far as calibrating, if you did it to all settings they would, in the end, be identical. Also, once it's calibrated, it should look good for everthing IMO, although some people prefer the PRO setting for gaming.
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Rank: Ultimate Sony Reviewer
Joined: Oct 25, 2001
From: Poughkeepsie, New York
| Posted: 2004-03-08 19:05|
Since Vivid, Standard, Movie and Pro modes have there own individual settings (e.g. picture, brightness, color, hue, sharpness), each will have to be calibrated separately.
Standard mode is recommended for normal viewing, Movie for a soft, film like picture and Pro for professional monitor like appearance. Vidid is used for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness, but I like to refer to it as torch mode because sitting too close to a large screen can cause a mild case of sunburn, not to mention reduced monitor life.
Avia does not really address the calibration of HD sources, but I think Digital Video Essentials does.
Rank: Sony Buff
Joined: Oct 17, 2003
| Posted: 2004-03-08 21:37|
I've found that by matching notches for each mode the pictures are still slightly different. They have different 'background' settings present in the service menu. I had a set of defaults for a 27FS100 and 32HS510 and there are settings in the service menu that differ for each picture mode.
Rank: Sony Buff
Joined: Feb 22, 2004
From: In the O.C.
| Posted: 2004-03-09 00:47|
Hazards right. The service menu settings do allow you to to have slightly different settings (like the grayscale) for some of the modes.
When I ISF calibrate different sets for clients some like to have different settings for watching different content.
As an example we can setup DVD Movies with the Pro mode because it usually (depends on the Sony set) disables (the harshness of) scan velocity modulation and is closest out-of-the-box to the D65 standard.
Vivid which we setup for sports or rooms with a lot of ambient light. Or wives that like brighter pictures.
And Movie which you can setup for b&w movies (which should be at a temperature of 5500 kelvins instead of the standard D65 which is 6500 kelvins).
That leaves Standard for cable and sat.
Not only can you adjust the user settings for picture, color, hue and sharpness we can add additional adjustments to those in the service menu. I do this so that when I leave a clients all the user settings are set to the center mark which allows them to tinker with the settings but always know how to get back to the ISF calibrated state.
Working in the O.C. (Newport Beach, CA)