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Using the Sony XBR 55X810C as a Monitor/Television.

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I could go into a bunch of who-blah about edge-lighting vs full array or even fully lit edge-lighting et cetra. But it would make both our brains hurt.

So ill just say this.
Edge-lighting saves energy.

Other then that, it's all preference.

Now for those that bought this television to use as a PC monitor:

You noticed the blur right?

Here are some settings, tips, what have you to get you in the right ballpark.
Because, (to me) these presets are blurry and over saturated!
(taken from my review over at Amazon)

First off:

HDMI needs to be adjusted.
What adjustment?
Ask Japan!
And you HAVE to use PORT 4 to use it as a monitor! (if you don't want blur anyways)
Why Port 4?
Because, Japan!

If you do not believe me, then refer to the owners manual!
I couldn't believe it either! The manual specifically shows a PC monitor and points to HDMI port 4??

Press the "Home" button.
Scroll down to "Settings".
Select "External Inputs".
Select "HDMI Signal Format".
Select "HDMI 4/ARC".
Select "Enhanced Format".
(This removes the letter blur when connected Via PC)

Now press the "Home" button on the remote and enter "settings" again.
Select "Picture & Display".
Select "Dynamic Range".
Select "HDMI 4/ARC".
Select either Auto" or "Full".
(now you have upscale and visual support for 4K)

Want to get rid of that nasty Contrast ratio and that disgustingly bold color palette?
Switch the picture mode to game or graphics.
Lower the contrast brightness to desired levels and be sure to switch the color temp to neutral!

My settings:
Picture Mode= Graphics
Auto Pic Mode= Auto
Brightness= 30
Color= 50
Light Sensor= Off

Advanced Settings:

Brightness> Brightness= 30
Contrast= 75
Gamma= 0
Black Level= 47
Black Adj. = Medium
Adv.contrast enhancer= Medium

Color> Color= 50
Hue= 0
Adv. color temps = defaults
Live Color= Off

Clarity> Sharpness= 69
Reality Creation= Off
Resolution= 0
Mastered in 4K= Off
Random Noise reduction= Off
Digital noise reduction =Off

Motion> Motionflow= Off
Smoothness= 3(default)
Clearness= 2(default)

These are my preferences.
I came from using the Vizio e420VL (very early LCD)
to this model and the gap was huge.
In fact, I wasn't at all that impressed.

This television got some pretty good reviews on multiple sites.
I personally don't care for this particular television sets lighting or complicated setup.
(My next purchase will be a full array back lit)

Well like I said, this isn't a definitive guide. And I hope this helps.
Edited by MirthlessSmile - 3/10/16 at 3:03am
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Thanks. Don't have a 4k set but appreciate the info for future reference.
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No Problem. I figure Id let everyone know I even got my GTX 970 to run natively @1080p @120HZ!! (confirmed by Blur Busters!)
Those FPS's are looking even better now!
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