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Sony KDL-40S5100 LCD HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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Calibration


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Few televisions come out of the box ready to provide you with the best possible picture quality. As such we take the time to calibrate HDTVs before we review them. To do this we use DisplayMate softare, which is the same software used by many telivision manufacturers. You can pay someone to come into your home and calibrate your HDTV, and if you want the exact configuration for your environment this is probably the best way to go about it. Alternatively you can use our calibrated settings below, which should get you pretty close.

 

 

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Cinema
Backlight 2 10 (Max)
Brightness 50 52
Sharpness 5 0
Noise Reduction Low Off
Advanced Contrast Enhancer Low Off

 

Video Modes


The Sony KDL-40S5100 offers four different video modes, below are the modes and Sony's explanation for each.

Mode What it Does
Vivid Picture with enhanced edges and contrast
Standard Suitable picture for basic home use
Cinema Suitable picture for film-based content
Custom Customize picture settings
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  14. Vs Vizio SV471XVT
  15. Vs JVC LT42P300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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