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    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    My XBR450 service menu settings. Dashboard
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    Last Reply: April 22, 2003, 3:28 am

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    Author My XBR450 service menu settings.

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    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    From: texas

      Posted: 2003-04-22 03:28

    I was recently tinkering around with some items within my 450's service menu, because I felt the image displayed in PRO was a little too blurry. I looked at the crispness of the lines in VIVID and I wanted to find the setting that was responsible for that. My intentions were to find that setting and add a little of it to PRO to even out the definition of the picture somewhat. So, I will share with you what I did. I'm not going to go into how to get to the service menu because it has been documented many times here before.

    First realize the service menu is a delicate thing and shouldn't be played around with (plus it can void your warranty).

    Okay, the first thing I did was I made every picture mode the same as PRO. The settings that need to be changed in order to do this are as follows...

    MIDE <---(I left these settings alone)

    UHUE <---(not sure if this needed changing)

    Now before you change anything, make sure to WRITE down the original settings for each and everything you intend to change.

    The the settings I found to be the most interesting were SHOF, F1LV, and LTLV. I keep SHOF and LTLV at there PRO setting but I changed F1LV to 1 from its original PRO setting of 0. Then I changed UTMP to 0 from its original setting 1, and UGAM to 0 as well. F1LV made the biggest difference, this setting under VIVID is set at 3 (it's highest setting). Setting it to 1 added just enough definition to lines that I was looking for. I tried 2 but felt it was a bit too much. Feel free to tinker with SHOF, LTLV, and F1LV. These settings seem to have the biggest effect on picture detail.

    Once I finished with the service menu, I proceeded to configure the user picture settings. Aside from the obvious like turning off the VM and setting pic temp at "low", I adjusted my other settings as follows...

    # = number of sticks full.
    Picture: 32 or half full
    Brightness: 40
    Color: 23
    Sharpness: 26

    Now of course these are my personal settings and individual tastes will vary. I feel these settings along with the few service menu changes make PS2, XBOX, and GCN games look fantastic plus my DirecTV is looking a bit better as well, and DVDs of course are jaw-dropping. Again if you want to change your service menu setting, make sure to WRITE down the original settings BEFORE you change them. That's why if you screw up or don't like what you've done you can easily change the settings back to their defaults. You can also just change picture modes or inputs to restore the defaults if you hadn't saved the settings to the TV first. Anyway, happy customizing.

    Disclaimer: Within the service menu are settings that can ruin your TV. By entering and changing settings you are doing so at you own risk (and voiding your warranty). Also these setting are the items for the XBR450 and could be different in older or newer XBR models.



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