Article ID : 00190502 / Last Modified : 01/04/2019

Adjusting the Picture setting on my Android TV™

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You can adjust the following with picture adjustment settings.
 

Picture mode

Picture mode is an image quality setting that is preset to be suitable for the genre of the program and the type of image.
The following are explanations for each setting in Picture mode.
NOTE: The availability of the function to adjust depends on the model of the TV.

To access Picture mode, refer to the followings:

  • With the ACTION MENU button:
    Press the ACTION MENU button, then select Picture > Picture mode.
  • With the Quick Settings button:
    Press the (Quick Settings) button, then select Picture mode.

Picture mode

Overview

Explanation and Concept

VividPicture with enhanced edges and high contrast.Suitable mode of bright and dark colors and enhanced edges for standing out in bright places such as storefronts.
StandardSuitable basic picture for home use.Suitable mode of brightness, color depth, and enhanced edges for home environments.
CustomCustomize picture settings.Mode for customizing picture settings according to preferences.
Cinema pro
(Cinema1)
Suitable picture for film-based content.[For Movie content]
Mode for faithfully reproducing the style intended by the film studio.
Cinema home
(Cinema2)
Suitable picture for watching movies at home.[For Movie content]
Mode of brightness and color adjusted assuming use at home.
SportsSuitable picture for watching sports.[For Sports content]
Mode especially for fast moving pictures.
AnimationSuitable picture for watching animation.[For animated content]
Mode optimally adjusted for animation, such as the emphasized outlines of cartoons.
Photo-VividPicture with enhanced edges and high contrast.[For picture]
Suitable mode of bright and dark colors and enhanced edges for standing out in bright places.
Photo-StandardSuitable basic picture for home use.[For picture]
Suitable mode of brightness, color depth, and enhanced edges for home environments.
Photo-CustomCustomize picture settings.[For picture]
Mode for customizing picture settings according to preferences.
GameSuitable picture for playing video games.[For video games]
Mode for optimum image quality in video games, with the shortest image delay (the time until game controller operation is reflected in the TV).
GraphicsSuitable picture for displaying charts, tables, graphs, and illustrations.Mode for using the TV as a computer monitor.

 

Basic picture settings other than Picture mode

The following are explanations for each setting in Picture.

To access Picture, refer to the followings:

  • With the ACTION MENU button:
    Press the ACTION MENU button, then select Picture >  the desired option.
  • With the Quick Settings button:

For brightness adjustment, press the (Quick Settings) button, then select Brightness.
For the Color or Light sensor settings, press the Quick settings button, then select Settings > Display & Sound > the desired option.

    Setting items

    Overview, Setting Values and Explanation

    Brightness

    Adjust the luminance of the screen.

    Min (0) ← Brightness → Max (50)

    Brightness

    Up: the screen gets brighter
    Down: the screen gets darker

    Power consumption increases when screen is brighter and decreases when it is darker which is as same as lighting equipment.

    Color

    Adjust the color saturation level.

    Min (0) ← Color → Max (100)

    Color

    Function that makes the color depth deeper or paler.

    Light sensor

    Adjust the luminance level of the screen according to the surrounding brightness.
    (Off / On)

    Adjust the screen brightness according to the surrounding brightness. When the TV is in a dark environment, the screen brightness is darker to avoid extreme brightness.

     

    Advanced settings

    Select Advanced settings to adjust more detailed settings such as image brightness, color, sharpness, and noise. Try these settings when you want to adjust the picture for easier viewing or to your preferences.
    NOTE: The availability of the function to adjust depends on the model of the TV.

    The following are explanations for each setting in Advanced settings.

    To access the Advanced settings, refer to the followings:

    • With the ACTION MENU button:
      Press the ACTION MENU button, then select Picture > Advanced settings.
    • With the Quick Settings button:
      Press the (Quick Settings) button, Then select Settings > Display & Sound > Advanced settings.

    Setting items

    Overview, Setting Values and Explanation

    Brightness - Brightness

    Adjust the luminance of the screen.

    Min (0) ← Brightness → Max (50)

    Brightness

    Up: the screen gets brighter
    Down: the screen gets darker

    Power consumption increases when screen is brighter and decreases when it is darker which is as same as lighting equipment.

    Brightness - Contrast

    Adjust the white level of the picture.

    Min (0) ← Contrast → Max (100)

    Contrast

    When the contrast is lowered, the white level becomes darker, and the difference between the light and dark parts of the white level becomes small, so the picture becomes dark.

    Brightness - Gamma

    Adjust the light and dark balance.

    Min (-3) ← Gamma → Max (3)

    Gamma

    Function that adjusts the light and dark balance. Increasing the gamma correction brightens the picture, and decreasing it darkens the picture.

    Brightness - Black level

    Adjust the black level of the picture.

    Min (0) ← Black level → Max (100)

    Black Level

    Increasing the black level makes the dark area details (patterns) more visible, and decreasing the black level makes the dark areas less visible.

    Brightness - Black adjust

    Enhance the black in images for stronger contrast.

    (Off) ← Black adjust → (Low / Medium / High)

    Black Adjust

    Function that improves the sense of contrast / depth in the image by reproducing the black parts of the image darker.
    The signals input to the TV are analyzed individually in real time and are controlled so that an optimum black correction level is achieved.

    Brightness - Adv. contrast enhancer

    Automatically adjust the contrast based on picture brightness.
    (Off / Low / Medium / High)

    Optimally controls the sense of contrast of the image. By converting the image to the dynamic range that the TV can reproduce, the image has a brighter contrast feeling / feeling of depth / stereoscopic effect.

    Brightness - Auto local dimming

    Optimize contrast by adjusting brightness in individual sections of the screen.
    (Off / Low / Medium / High)

    Function that improves reproduction of blacks and improves contrast by automatically adjusting the brightness of the backlight partially according to the partial brightness of the image.

    Brightness - X-tended Dynamic Range

    Adjust the peak luminance level to display the brightest whites and deepest blacks.
    (Off / Low / Medium / High)

    Function that improves contrast further by increasing luminance of bright areas partially.
    In case of LCD TV, by local dimming function, darkening the backlight partially, and instead of this, increasing backlight level of bright area.

    Color - Color

    Adjust the color saturation level.

    Min (0) ← Color → Max (100)

    Color

    Function that makes the color depth deeper or paler.

    Color - Hue

    Adjust the color tone.
    (R50G50)

    Function that shifts the overall color in the red (R) and green (G) direction.

    Color - Color temperature

    Adjust the color temperature.
    (Warm / Natural / Cool / Expert1 / Expert2)

    Function that adjusts the color temperature as a reference for color reproduction of images. It can be adjusted to four stages that emulate "day white" or the "bulb color" of electric lighting.

    Color - Live Color

    Emphasize the vividness of colors.

    (Off) ← Live Color → (Low / Medium / High)

    Live Color

    Function that expands the colors of the image to the reproducible colors of the TV, and achieves vivid color reproduction.
    Color expansion of the input signal is not performed when set to Off.
    At Low or higher, expansion of the color reproduction range is performed.

    Clarity - Sharpness

    Adjust the picture details.

    Min (0) ← Sharpness → Max (100)

    Sharpness

    Function that emphasizes contours and details of things and people in the image.
    50 is the reference. Raising it above 50 makes the contours and details clearly visible, and lowering it blurs the picture.

    Clarity - Reality Creation / Resolution

    Adjust fineness and noise for a realistic picture.
    Adjust the Resolution (Min (0) - Max (100)) by selecting Manual.

    (Off) ← Reality Creation →  (Auto / Manual)

    Reality Creation/Resolution

    Ability to reproduce images with fine detail by emphasizing details in the image using Sony’s proprietary database type super resolution function.

    Clarity - Mastered in 4K

    Optimize picture quality for Blu-ray discs mastered in 4K. Applies to 1080/24p signals only.
    (Off / On)
    To use this function, Picture mode must be set to Cinema pro (Cinema1) or Cinema home (Cinema2) in advance.

    Function that reproduces 4K original quality video from Blu-ray HD video.

    Clarity - Random noise reduction

    Reduce repetitive random noise.

    (Off) ← Random noise reduction → (Low / Medium / High /Auto)

    Random Noise Reduction

    Random noise appears as rough noise during screen movement, and also appears when the reception state is poor with analog broadcasting.
    Random noise tends to occur when the broadcasting station raises the sensitivity of the camera and is often seen in dark scenes.
    This function reduces repetitive random noise.

    Clarity - Digital noise reduction

    Reduce video compression noise.

    (Off) ← Digital noise reduction → (Low / Medium / High / Auto)

    Digital noise reduction

    Digital noise, such as mosquito noise, easily occurs in images such as terrestrial digital broadcasts, as well as other noise that appears to be blocky.
    This function reduces this video compression noise.

    Clarity - Smooth gradation

    Smoothen the gradation of the flat part of the screen.
    (Off / Low / Medium / High)

    Function that eliminates and smooths out noise (referred to as banding) appearing gradually and as stripes in the gradation parts of the image.

    Motion - Motionflow

    Refine moving images.
    (Smooth / Standard / Clear / True Cinema / Custom / Off)
    Adjust the Smoothness (Min (0) - Max (5)) and Clearness (Min (0) - Max (2)) by selecting Custom.

    Function that increases the number of video frames and displays moving images smoothly.

    Motion - Film Mode(GB), CineMotion(US)

    Detect the type of video such as movies and CG, and perform the best video correction process.
    (Off / Low / Medium / High)

    Function that smoothly reproduces the motion of film content such as movies (images shot at 24 frames per second).