Sony KDL-55XBR8 LCD TV Settings


Keep in mind that unit-to-unit variations, viewing environment, source, and screen (in the case of front projectors) might render the settings I used less than optimum on some samples of this display. On the other hand, some parameters should be set to the same values presented here regardless of these factors. In the following list, the parameters that can be set with confidence to the specified values have no asterisk.

Parameters flagged with a single asterisk are likely to require different settings than mine. I encourage you to acquire a display-setup disc such as Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics on Blu-ray or any of the several setup DVDs available and use it to set these controls yourself.

Parameters flagged with a double asterisk are also likely to require different settings than mine, but they should be adjusted only by a qualified technician with the skill and equipment to do the job correctly.

Thanks to Joel Silver, president of the Imaging Science Foundation, for suggesting that I identify the picture controls in this manner.

Picture Adjustments
Picture Mode: Custom
*Backlight: Min
*Picture: 80
*Brightness: 50
*Color: 49
*Hue: R2
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Sharpness: 50
Noise Reduction: Medium
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
DRC Mode: Mode 1
DRC Palette: (default)

Advanced Settings
Black Corrector: Off
Advanced C.E.: Off
Gamma: Off
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: Off
Color Space: Standard
Live Color: Off
White Balance

  • **R-Gain: -1
  • **G-Gain: 0
  • **B-Gain: -6
  • **R-Bias: 0
  • **G-Bias: 0
  • **B-Bias: 3
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
Motion Enhancer: Clear
CineMotion: Auto 1
Game/Text Mode: Off
Video/Photo Optimizer: Video-A
Video Color Space: Normal
Color Matrix: Auto

Screen Menu
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: On
4:3 Default: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel