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HDTV picture settings forum: Sharp LC-60LE847U picture settings

by: katzmaier December 11, 2012 12:53 PM PST

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Sharp LC-60LE847U picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 12/11/12 12:53 PM


Related products:
Sharp Quattron LC-70LE847U

Calibration report using these settings:

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Sharp LC-60LE847U in a dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Calibration notes: As usual the Movie mode was best prior to any adjustment, although it was plagued by a few major issues. The ambient light sensor ("OPC") was engaged by default--a no-no for people who crave an accurate picture--and even worse, the "Extended" color gamut was activated. The latter problem, caused highly inaccurate greens and secondary colors, which I assume is intentional to show off the supposed benefits of Quattron. Movie also had more conventional issues, namely an overly blue grayscale and too much light output.

Sharp's calibration controls addressed most of these issues. The color management system worked almost flawlessly once I compensated for its tendency to dim blue by using a different test pattern--in other words, the issues introduced by Quattron can mostly be calibrated away. The 10-point grayscale didn't work well at all since it didn't provide enough range to adjust properly, but the 2-point system worked well enough that it wasn't a major problem.

Engaging either of the 240Hz settings truncates light output substantially, so I elected to use the 120Hz High mode instead, which still scored well enough in our motion resolution tests. It is possible to get 40Fl out of the 240Hz modes, but I did not do so for this calibration.

OPC: Off
Backlight: +11
Contrast: +28
Brightness: 0
Color: 0
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

--Advanced sub-menu

C.M.S. -Hue
R: 0
Y: +4
G: 0
C: +2
B: 0
M: +8

C.M.S. -Saturation
R: +3
Y: -6
G: -2
C: -4
B: -7
M: -7

C.M.S. -Value
R: +3
Y: 0
G: -3
C: 0
B: -2
M: 0

C.M.S. -Hue
[all zero]

C.M.S. -Saturation
[all zero]

C.M.S. -Value
[all zero]

Color Gamut Range: Standard

Color Temp: Low

[10 Point Setting Off]
R Gain (LO): +3
G Gain (LO): +5
B Gain (LO): -2
R Gain (HI): +4
G Gain (HI): +6
B Gain (HI): -20

[10 Point Settings: No adjustment]

Motion Enhancement: 120Hz High
Quad PIxel Plus 2: Advanced
Active Contrast: Off
Gamma Adjustment: -1
Black Level: [grayed out]
Film Mode: Off
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
Monochrome: Off
Range of OPC: [any]

Note: This post was edited by its original author Fixed typo in "Color Gamut Range" from incorrect "Extended" to correct "Standard." on 01/03/2013 at 9:29 AM PT

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