Sony Wega settings for Videogames.

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  1. Garen_S

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    Hey Guys,
    I haven't been at this forum for around a year now, finally got some questions, so im hoping I can get some answers. [​IMG]
    Anyway, I got an X-Box w/the Microsoft Component Cables and a Sony KV27FS-12 Sony Wega T.V. I was wondering if you guys could post your settings e.g.Color/Brightness/Etc... because I want to make sure that I have the optimal settings because I have a feeling that my current settings are off because it looked a bit blurry and the colors seem washed out, even though I have component cables. Any help will be appreciated, thank you.
    ~Garen S
     
  2. Joseph Young

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    Garen,

    Well, it could be several things.

    Firstly, does the Xbox main menu have a choice between component and 'normal' video? The PS2, for instance, has two graphics choices, and if you haven't switched to the component settings, then you won't see a difference.

    Your mileage may vary with brightness settings, but I highly recommend AVIA's HT Calibration disc. Make sure you have your VM enhancement turned OFF - utterly no need for it, it creates halos and edge enhancement and swimming pixels. A lot of WEGAS come from the factory with their contrast and brightness and enhancement turned up, and you need to turn all this down.

    Good luck, and enjoy!

    Joseph
     
  3. Garen_S

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    Thanks for replying [​IMG] As for the menu, I have Component chosen under the option. There is a difference between Composite and Component, just that with component, sometimes it still looks blurry. That could be do to the fact that the PS2 had no Anti-Aliasing so it was crisper, and the X-Box does have it, so there is a duller look. I have my Movie mode calibrated using Home Essentials, but when I use that setting for games, it looks too dark and washed out since games use brighter colors. I am going to go home and put some time aside and try to make it perfect.
     
  4. Conroy Tesa

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    I have an xbox->component->36XBR400
    Movie mode is awesome for dvds but sucks for xbox.
    The xbox is know to be a little dark compared to other sources.
    I choose to calibrate my xbox using AVIA in the PRO mode.
    Kick the brightness up a couple of notches.
    Also I find VIVID (an insult to any sort of broadcast)
    very vibrant and I seem to use that alot even if it is over the top.

    The key is that MOVIE is not the correct setting for bright exciting colors for video games
     
  5. Garen_S

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    I have my T.V. perfectly calibrated for movies and games now. The movie calibration was done using Home Essentials and for games, I just played around untill I got the settings I liked. Colors are vibrant, objects are sharp, and there is no color bleeding.
     

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