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Old 02-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Sharpness setting to zero?

I have heard conflicting accounts on if this is good to do or not. Some say it introduces artificial sharpening if you increase it above zero and some say your picture will lose detail and may be soft of you set it to zero. I always thought if it's set to zero then you're seeing the film exactly how it's meant to be seen on blu-ray. Can someone educate me on this topic please.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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Go on cnet or tweaktv and look up your tv and see if they have any setting for your model.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I have the LN40C630 which is fairly close to your model. This is the calibaration settings I found, I think this looks GREAT. Hope it works for you. Alot of it is personal preference so play around and see what looks good to your eye.

Picture Mode: MOVIE
Backlight: 4
Contrast: 94
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 0
Colour: 48
Tint: Neutral (50/50)
Advanced:
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Shadow Detail: 0
Gamma: +1
Colour Space: Custom (see settings below)
Flesh Tone: 0
Edge Enhancer: Off
CMS Settings (R / G / B):
Red: 50 0 0
Green: 25 55 0
Blue: 0 14 71
Yellow: 52 52 0
Cyan: 24 52 54
Magenta: 43 9 55
White Balance:
Offset (R,G,B): 28, 25, 24
Gain (R,G,B): 19, 26, 24
10p White Balance: ON
Interval 1 (R,G,B): 2 0 0
2: 0 0 -1
3: 0 0 -1
4: -1 0 -1
5: 0 0 0
6: 1 0 0
7: 0 0 -1
8: 0 1 -2
9: 0 2 -2
10: 0 2 -3
Picture Options screen:
Colour Tone: Warm2
Aspect Ratio: Screen Fit for 1080i/1080p, according to source otherwise
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: depends on source, “Low” for video devices
Film Mode: Auto 1 or Auto 2 depending on content
Motion Plus: Custom, Blur Reduction: 10, Judder Reduction: 0
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #4
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First thing I do when calibrating anyones TV (all my friends and family ask me to do this for them), I drop sharpness to 0. I then work on all other settings first. Last thing I do is revisit sharpness and adjust accordingly. It rarely goes much above 0 though. Most I've set it to is about 10 on a sliding scale of 100.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Glad someone else is also puzzled by this .My previous Sony had its zero sharpening position at the 'min' or 0 setting. Increasing it added artificial lines to the edges that looked obviously wrong. My current Sony has its zero sharpening position at 50 , reducing it down to 0 introduces progressive amounts softness which looks obviously wrong . Increasing it from 50 up to the max of 100 introduces progressive sharpening which starts to look wrong at , well , it varies from DVD to blu ray . Sony don't tell you any of this . I guess your manufacturer don't either . It will probably be one of the two systems above .
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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My tv has always been on 0 when it comes to sharpness and I believe its the best when left at that setting.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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I have heard conflicting accounts on if this is good to do or not. Some say it introduces artificial sharpening if you increase it above zero and some say your picture will lose detail and may be soft of you set it to zero. I always thought if it's set to zero then you're seeing the film exactly how it's meant to be seen on blu-ray. Can someone educate me on this topic please.
I've always been of the mind of adjust your tv's settings to what looks good to you. It's a good idea to start out with settings recommended by CNET, AVS, tweaktv, or some of the other sites that list them and just go from there. I personally don't like setting my sharpness levels to 0, its too soft for my tastes, but I don't go too far over 50.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:44 AM   #8
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It really depends on the TV. For example on my Sony HX800 if you set the sharpness at 0 the TV is artificially making the image softer. My ISF calibrator has it set at 2 using test patterns on the screen. Sharpness settings on TVs are not a one size fits all solution.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:49 AM   #9
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^^ I concur.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:03 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies and to tigtat7, thanks for posting those settings. I'm going to give them a try.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:16 AM   #11
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Try the B650 settings according to Kevin Miller from tweaktv.com:

Picture Modes
Picture Mode : Movie
Color Temperature : Warm 2
Aspect Ratio : 16 x 9
Picture Settings
Backlight : 4
Contrast : 95
Brightness : 46
Sharpness : 0
Color : 45
Tint : G50/R50
Advanced Settings
Black Tone : Off
Dynamic Contrast : Off
Gamma : -2
Color Space : Auto
White Balance : Factory Default
Fleshtone : 0
Edge Enhancement : Off
Picture Options
Color Tone : Warm 2
Size : 16:9
Digital NR : Off
HDMI Black Level : Low
Film Mode : Auto 1
Blue Only Mode : Off
Auto Motion Plus : Off

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:19 AM   #12
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I read a home theater magazine article saying you should have your set as low as possible but stop just before you feel you loose definition.
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I guess Samsung recommends Sharpness at 0 for HD and digital content. They said the sharpness control is for analog.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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I have a Panasonic G10. I just kicked my sharpness down to 0, and I have to admit everything looks really good. My son is watching Curious George on PBS (which puts out some really great looking HD programing in the morning for kids), and it still looks fantastic! I'll have to try it out with a blu later today.
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On my XBR9, I have it down to min.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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0 or not much more than that is my experience. You can check yourself with an calibration disc. Mine is on ~5 i believe. It's a bad idea too take picture settings from another tv. Best too calibrate yourself. Although the general settings is okay too steal if lazy.
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