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    SONY KDL-40V3000 Dashboard
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    da_vinci

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      Posted: 2008-04-08 14:55

    Hello Guys
    I have just bought a SONY KDL-40V3000 LCD TV and trying to configure it in a way which suits my room. I am watching the TV from a distance of 8 feet but kinda feels that it hurts my eyes/head,either the colors are too bright or something,although the quality looks great.

    Whats the best configuration for me where i can still see the best quality without blinding myself with colors.


       


    jttar
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    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2008-04-08 22:10

    da-vinci,

    Greetings and welcome. Congratulations on the purchase of your new LCD TV!

    When you say configuration are you asking for the best viewing distance or configuring the settings in the video menu?

    If you have not yet adjusted the video settings you owe it to yourself and your new KDL-40V300 to do so. Right out of the box, new TV's are set with their contrast and brightness settings way too high to make them look good under the bright lights of the showroom floor. These setting not only will cause eye fatigue but are not good for the TV.
    Go into the video settings and try adjusting the brightness, contrast and picture settings to lower settings and see if that helps.

    Ideally, you would use a Home Theater calibration disk like AVIA II or Video Essentials. Many of us here have used these calibration disks and are more then pleased with the results.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Joe


         
    da_vinci

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      Posted: 2008-04-09 15:33

    Thanks Joe
    I think it will help,i also wanted to know if the distance of 8 feet is OK for a 40 inch LCD TV


       
    jttar
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      Posted: 2008-04-09 21:04

    da-vinci,

    A viewing distance of 8 feet for your 40" LCD should be ideal. If you are coming off a smaller TV the 40" screen might seem a little overwhelming right now but give your self some time to adjust and it won't seem that large.

    An 8 foot distance should be fine for standard definition programs. For HD programing or when watching DVDs you could sit closer if you want. If you sit too close when watching SD programs the picture quality will be noticeably worse.

    Joe


         
    groove93

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    From: Georgia

      Posted: 2008-04-09 21:48

    Hello, I don't know what size display you had prior to your new one, but I dealt with the same issues when I purchased my 46 inch Sony Bravia. I went from a 20 inch CRT to a 46 inch LCD and it took me about 3 days to get used to the large screen. My eyes were hurting, Migrain all weekend, motion sickness, the works. As others stated, adjust your display to a lower brightness setting for a few days and allow your eyes to adjust.

    Enjoy your new TV!!!!


       
    jttar
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      Posted: 2008-04-09 22:57

    groove93,

    Your post reminds me of when I upgraded from a 19" CRT to a 32" CRT years ago. I couldn't walk past it without thinking: "Man, that thing is HUGE". I have had a 55" LCD for a few years now and I'm ready to move up to a 70" LCD as soon as Sony makes one that is affordable.
    Once you have a big screen TV for awhile they just don't seem that big anymore.
    Luckily, I never suffered from the break in process with headaches or motion sickness, just a big grin on my face everytime I watched it.

    Joe


         
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