Sony X930D LED TV Calibration Settings

The following pictures represent the settings we used to calibrate the Sony X930D. Copy the settings in the 'Game' picture mode if you want to use them for gaming as well, which would work well.

As for all other Sony TVs, the 'Custom' picture mode is the closest to our calibration goal so we always start by selecting it. On Sony TVs, 'Brightness' will adjust the backlight intensity. Adjust to your room lightning (use higher values for a bright room), if you find our settings too dark.

Sony X930D Calibration Settings 1

To activate local dimming, turn on 'Auto local dimming'. The TV can get brighter if used with 'X-tended Dynamic Range' set to 'High' as well. Lower values will reduce blooming. Set as preferred. For most of our tests, we left local dimming off.

Sony X930D Calibration Settings 2

'Expert 1' bring us the warm look we are after. If you find it too yellowish, select a colder temperature. Leave 'Color space' to 'Auto', unless you want oversaturated colors (in that case, select BT.2020).

Sony X930D Calibration Settings 3

Leave 'Sharpness' to 50. That means no sharpness added. If you find the picture too noisy, turn on both noise reduction features.

Sony X930D Calibration Settings 15

Motionflow is the setting that controls both the motion interpolation and the 24p playback. Set it to 'Smooth' to enable the soap opera effect. Select 'True Cinema' for movies without judder nor soap opera effect. 'CineMotion' set to 'High' also helps reducing the judder.

Sony X930D Calibration Settings 16

The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.

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Questions & Answers

Hello, when looking at live golf, whites like hats, shirts and bunkers are so white its hard to see their details.
Try to set 'Auto Local Dimming' and 'X-tended Dynamic Range' both to low. This will reduce the brightness of highlights considerably. 'High' and 'Low' would work too or even both settings off. If you are losing details in whites, reset any values that could have been entered in the 'Adv. color temperature' menu.
Will these calibration settings work well with HDR content or would I need to switch to the HDR preset? Since most content lacks HDR, Id like to find settings that work for HDR and non-HDR if possible.
The TV will go in a special HDR mode when it detects HDR content. From there, you can adjust the settings to your liking and the above recommended settings will work. You might want to do some more adjustment for HDR though. For brighter highlights and overall picture, set 'Brightness' and 'Auto Local Dimming' to max with 'X-tended Dynamic Range' set to 'High'. Don't touch any noise reduction options and adjust 'Motionflow' to your liking (or turn it off to avoid the soap opera effect). Keep CineMotion to 'High'.
Will these settings work well for the 940D as well?
Most of them should work, except for the 2pts/10pts white balance.
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