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    Calibrating KDF-55XS955 Dashboard
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    Last Reply: May 27, 2005, 2:56 pm

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    Author Calibrating KDF-55XS955
    fortified
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    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
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      Posted: 2005-05-21 13:10

    If you do some research at avsforum.com, under Rear Projection topic, you will find tons of info regarding tweaks for the Grand Wega, including all generations of the display.
    I would highly recommend an ISF calibration. If you have 2nd thoughts of going in the Service Menu and doing some adjustments, then by all means don't do it.
    For the more adventurous, AND technically inclined, you can make some significant improvements.

    All that said, your biggest problem with Sony service is even getting a competent tech to look at your set. And trusting their judgement.
    By in large, they might do some simple setup routine, or replace major components. They will not go in the SM because you want better black levels.
    So you can be a risk taker, or be satisfied with the limited choices via the user's menu.
    It's just a damn shame so much potential in these displays was left to chance.

    ... a 'happier' risk-taker.


       


    SummitHDTV

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    Joined: Feb 26, 2005
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    From: Southeast Michigan

      Posted: 2005-05-21 15:26



    The only way to reduce the black level on this set is to use the reduced power mode, which reduces the overall light output.  The sevice menu won't be a help as far as black level is concerned.  Some people experiemnted with a neutral density filter in the light path, though personally I never have...

    This set calibrates well, and a competetent ISF tech will unleash the decent grayscale, color decoder and gamma potential of this set.

    The service menu is more unfriendly in this generation of Sony sets, as it has a "time out" feature and will change a current setting if it's not saved in a timely fashion - very annoying.

    Summit HDTV Virtual Business Card ISF Trained CA-6X color analyzer VP-403 HD generator TVS Pro optical comparator

    [ This message was edited by: SummitHDTV on 2005-05-21 15:27 ]

    [ This message was edited by: SummitHDTV on 2005-05-21 15:28 ]


       
    fortified
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      Posted: 2005-05-21 16:03









    On 2005-05-21 15:26, SummitHDTV wrote:


    The only way to reduce the black level on this set is to use the reduced power mode, which reduces the overall light output. 

    Summit HDTV Virtual Business Card ISF Trained CA-6X color analyzer VP-403 HD generator TVS Pro optical comparator

    [ This message was edited by: SummitHDTV on 2005-05-21 15:27 ]

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    Adjustments can also be made to 4 points related to Gamma in the service menu. The improvement is very noticeable with regards to lost detail in darker areas.
    It is especially beneficial for non-XS models which do not have a gamma corrector in the user menu.
    Yes, the ND filter is another path. Probably my last resort.
    Right now, I have no complaints.





    [ This message was edited by: fortified on 2005-05-21 16:05 ]


       
    casscarr2002

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    Joined: May 27, 2005
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    From: Oakville Canada

      Posted: 2005-05-27 14:56










    One way or another, I'll get to the bottom of it.

    S.




    You actually hit the nail right on the head with that statement.  It is in the same menu you just have to click the remote 1 more time down once at the bottom of what seems like page 1.  The Power Saver Mode is inbetween the "Advanced Settings" and something else, might be Mild Mode above it.

    [ This message was edited by: casscarr2002 on 2005-05-27 14:57 ]


       
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