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Sony KDL-52XBR9 Calibration and Testing

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Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9 Review
Calibration of the 52XBR9 in progress.

Extended calibration Notes: The XBR9 was more difficult to calibrate than many recent TVs. There is error occuring in varying ire points creating a condundrum in where to tighten up color and where to just allow it to fall where it will. Gain controls may only be reduced on the XBR9, when we needed to drive blue up. We ended up with error in the 40, 50, 60 range opting to let the middle float and keep the ends of the scale on scale. Off axis viewing dramatically affects blacks and grays when calibrating - making calibration difficult when color shifts at varying angles. See Viewing Angle section for more

Sony KDL-52XBR9 Picture Settings
Backlight 7 Black Correction Off
Picture 85 Adv. Contrast Enhancer Off
Brightness 55 Gamma -2
Color 49 Auto Light Limiter Off
Hue R1 Clear White Off
Color Temp Warm 1 Wide Color Standard
Sharpness Minimum  
Noise Reduction Off
Motion Flow On
White Balance Settings
R Gain 0 R Bias 9
G Gain 0 G Bias 0
B Gain -13 B Bias -20

Sony KDL-52XBR9 Review
Calibration to D6500K.

Sony KDL-52XBR9 Review

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: A ruffle around horizontal - avg result
Jaggies 2: Poor result at horiztonal
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Pass

Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction: Pass on motion lag but inconsistent foreground coloration

Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Very pronounced moire' pattern. Poor result

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)  
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Shutter blur poor
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Shutter blue poor
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Good result
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Good result

Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Pass


With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Slight in bottom bar. Good result
Jaggies 2: Slight in bottom bar.  Good.

Video Resolution Loss Test: Excellent result. No movement
Film Resolution Loss Test: Strobing movement present in 3 boxes. Poor result

HD Background: Slight overcast flicker. Poor to Avg.
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: No moire' but side to side jerky judder effect when camera pans



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