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Sony KDL-55BX520 calibration settings

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by eric032706, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. eric032706

    eric032706 Cool Member

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    I recently purchased a Sony KDL-55BX520, and noticed that there is some motion blur in action scenes and the picture is not that sharp. This TV was on sale at Walmart for $898, and usually retails for $1349 everywhere else, so I jumped on this deal. This tv has Motionflow 120 technology. It is connected to a Sony STR-DH520 receiver, with a Sony BDP-BX57 Blu-ray player, and a Dish 722k DVR. All have 1.4 HDMI cables (blu-ray and dvr into receiver and receiver out to tv). Blu-ray does look better, but still some blur.

    I have thought about having my tv calibrated from BestBuy, but that runs about $250. I'd rather see if someone might have the calibration settings for this tv, or could possibly direct me to a website that does. I have played with the settings, but really don't know what I'm doing. Any help would be appreciated.

    P.S. I also have a 55" Vizio E552VLE, that looks very sharp and action scenes flow without any blur. I used this tv to see if it was my Dish receiver or the cables, and all worked well in the same room.
     
  2. Alebob911

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

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    Do yourself a favor and hire someone to calibrate your display. If you get into the service menu and change a wrong setting you could mess things up big time. I would recommend using a calibration blu-ray at minimum then if your not happy with that pull the trigger and get the thing calibrated. I don't know if getting it calibrated will fix the motion blur but i'm not 100% sure on that. Do a google search for TV calibration disc and you should see the different choices. Not sure if one is better than the other but make sure to get a blu-ray one. Good Luck!
     
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Try changing your Scene Select choice. The Scene Select option (Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General, and Auto) on your Sony KDL-55BX520 will determine what other settings are used to display the picture. Some will turn off features like Noise Reduction, MPEG Noise Reduction, and Motion Flow.
     
  4. satcrazy

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    Great...
    Isn't the refresh rate tied into "motion blur"?
     
  5. eric032706

    eric032706 Cool Member

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    I found these calibration settings on another forum website. So far, they really look good and motinflow appears to be better too. I'm pretty sure I will have it professionally calibrated before the end of the year, but for now this will work. Thanks to everyone that offered some very helpful advice.
     

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