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Best Buy 42" Sharp LC-42SV49U Calibration Settings

MakesYouSexier 38 46 November 27, 2011 at 03:05 PM
There is a slight red crush with these calibration settings but the end results are stunning.

VIDEO

AV Mode
Movie
Backlight
100
Brightness
38
Contrast
42
Saturation
42
Hue
0
Sharpness
4

Color Temperature:
Color Temperature
Warm
R Gain
107
G Gain
100
B Gain
68

Advanced Video:
Adaptive Backlight
OFF
DNR
OFF
Adaptive Luma Control
OFF
Flesh Tone
OFF

Ambient Light Sensor:
Ambient Light Sensor
OFF

SETUP

View Mode
Dot by Dot

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For View mode I only see "Full Screen, Zoom, and Stretch/Smart Stretch...

Also when changing settings in 'movie' mode, it automatically turns it into a 'user' custom mode...is that normal?
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Also when changing settings in 'movie' mode, it automatically turns it into a 'user' custom mode...is that normal?
Yes - once you change it, it is no longer their movie mode; it is your custom mode.
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For View mode I only see "Full Screen, Zoom, and Stretch/Smart Stretch...

Also when changing settings in 'movie' mode, it automatically turns it into a 'user' custom mode...is that normal?
Movie mode is just the base for your user settings. Once you make alterations the previous 'user' save profile will be updated and saved. Sorry I didn't specify.

I tempted to hear how your display is reacting to the adjustments. Mine seems to be pushed to it's very edge of operation. One side affect I have experienced that under certain conditions I have the dreaded halo on each corner. Let us know.
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Sorry. Didn't catch your initial question about the Dot by Dot setting. If you are doing over the air reception just leave Full.

Dot by Dot refers to a digital signal being displayed as sent by the source; HDMI connected Blu-Ray player or Sat/Cable box. Dot by Dot is optimal as it reproduces the source exactly and if you have a 1080i/p source you will match resolutions and prevent the tv from overscanning and "blurring" the image.
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Movie mode is just the base for your user settings. Once you make alterations the previous 'user' save profile will be updated and saved. Sorry I didn't specify.

I tempted to hear how your display is reacting to the adjustments. Mine seems to be pushed to it's very edge of operation. One side affect I have experienced that under certain conditions I have the dreaded halo on each corner. Let us know.

The TV looks good after using these settings...since I'm using over the air reception..I get some blurring every once in awhile..nothing I dont mind....I dont think I've noticed any 'halo rings'...but I havent been looking in the corners....I still need to work on getting this remote to have a wider range..

Also...I have my 360 and PS3 in HDMI slots 3+4, I noticed on the remote there are hotkeys for TV/USB/PC....was wondering if there was some way to program usb and pc to those buttons..to save the hassle of pushing 'input' down to the selected source...
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I've always been curious, how do you go about determining these settings? I normally just go down the list, changing each one until it looks the "best" but sometimes I won't notice a difference even if I put it to max then none. Is it just something you pick up over time? Do you mind elaborating for me. I am very interested, and I would love to learn the ways haha.

Nice job on the settings too. I really appreciate you taking the time to post this. It looks great! I love this TV!
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how'd you find these settings? I was thinking about purchasing a HD Calibration disc.
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how'd you find these settings? I was thinking about purchasing a HD Calibration disc.

Oddly enough if you have any THX certified blu-ray or DVD there is a picture optimizer built in that will walk you trough the process. Just look for the big THX OPTIMIZER logo on the main menu of the movie.

Always do the basics first. Turn off all digital manipulations by the TV set. Turn off all dynamic backlighting. Adjust brightness first, contrast second, sharpness third and if you have a pair of blue tint glasses adjust tint fourth. Color is the tricky one, just remember that colors shouldn't glow. I have always cheated and compared items like cereal boxes that I have at home versus what is being displayed during a commercial. What ever helps you from pushing to much color and saturation. Besides the color settings part this simple process will always dial you in and get you to about 95% accurate.
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Last edited by MakesYouSexier December 1, 2011 at 08:10 PM
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at least you guys have the "Advanced Video" menu option, my TV is missing it for some reason and i gotta ship it in for them to repair. Doesn't seem best buy has any more for me to bring back and exchange.
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