Sony KDL-55HX850 3D LCD HDTV Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few selections, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of adjustment, such as white balance (grayscale) and color management (where available). Even relatively small differences in the common control settings, such as Contrast, Brightness, and Gamma, can shift the white balance, though the resulting visible change may be innocuous. Production line tolerances can do the same.

We do not provide settings or access codes for service menus. Random alterations of such controls without detailed knowledge of what they do may corrupt a set's firmware. This will likely require extensive in-shop repairs not covered under the warrantee. Service menu calibrations should be attempted only by an experienced calibrator familiar with the specific brand of set, and a clear understanding of which controls to use and which to avoid. We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many available display setup DVDs, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). These will help you to set the basic controls correctly, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and sometimes color and tint. Experimenting with the more complex color calibration and other controls in the user menus will do no harm; the changes may be easily reset. But tuning a set "by eye" is no substitute for a full calibration, which is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Scene Select AutoAuto
Picture Mode CustomCustom
Backlight: MinMax (fixed)
Picture: 8590
Brightness 5151
Color TemperatureWarm 2Warm 1
Noise ReductionOffOff
MPEG Noise Reduction OffOff
Dot Noise ReductionOffOff
Reality CreationOffOff
Smooth Gradation OffN/A
Motionflow OffStandard
CineMotionAuto 2Auto 2
Advanced Settings
Black CorrectorOffOff
Advanced Contrast Enhancer OffOff
Contrast EnhancerOff Off
Gamma0 or -10 or -1
LED Dynamic ControlStandardStandard
Auto Light LimiterOffN/A
Clear White OffOff
Live ColorOffOff
White Balance:
Red Gain0-1
Green Gain0-7
Blue Gain-1-9
Red Bias0 0
Green Bias00
Blue Bias 00
Detail EnhancerOffOff
Edge EnhancerOffOff
Skin Naturalizer---*---*
i/p Conversion Preference ---*---*
Screen: Display Area Full PixelFull Pixel
Color MatrixAutoAuto
HDMI Dynamic Range AutoAuto
3D Setting
Auto 3D On
3D Signal NotificationOn
3D DisplayOn
3D Depth Adjustment0
Simulated 3D Effect ---
3D Glasses Brightness AutoAuto
Color MatrixAutoAuto
Ambient SensorOffOff
Display AreaOffOff
ScreenFull PixelFull Pixel
Pro Picture
HDMI Dynamic Range AutoAuto
Color Matrix AutoAuto
SBM (Super Bit Mapping)OffOff
*Not accessible in HDMI
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