These are the calibration settings that we used for our review of the Vizio P Series 2016. These settings will work well for everything except for video games. For gaming, you will also need to enable 'Game Low Latency,' and you should also use HDMI 5 to get the lowest possible input lag.
Start off by choosing the 'Calibrated Dark' picture mode. If you are in a bright room, or find our settings too dark, increase 'Backlight' as much as you want. It won't mess up the colors. Don't touch 'Brightness'. For 'Sharpness', leave it at 0 for 1080p and 4k sources to prevent any oversharpening. For lower-quality content, like DVDs or SD channels, you might want to increase it a little bit.
If you find the picture a bit too yellow and dull, change 'Color Temperature' to something colder. If you don't like to have the screen consistently changing luminosity depending on the scene, or if you see some blooming around bright objects, turn off 'Active LED Zones'.
If you want to enable the soap opera effect on movies and other 24p or 30p content, increase 'Reduce Judder'. On 60p content, you will instead need to increase 'Reduce Motion Blur' to create the motion interpolation effect (and set 'Reduce Judder' to at least 1, or else it won't kick in).
If you see too many artifacts or too much noise, enable the noise reduction features. Keep in mind that these soften the picture, so don't turn them on for high-quality content.
The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. You can try copying our values for these, but we don't recommend them as they vary per individual unit, so they might not be good, even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed. 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.
We left the color space adjustments untouched because playing with them introduced some issues. For example, the pure green is by default a bit too saturated, and while reducing the green saturation made that better, less-saturated greens lost too much saturation.
Questions & Answers
The Vizio P also work with IR signals so you should be able to setup your TIVO remote to control the TV (it would still not offer a menu on the screen though). The tablet is good but not for everyone. People that aren't too tech savvy might not feel too comfortable at first. It also isn't ideal to chose content to watch when you are with friends or family since only the one with the tablet sees the selection. Also, we still experience some connection problems with the TV. On the plus side, you also have the option to use the SmartCast app on your phone (iOS & Android) so basically everyone has a remote in their pocket. We will do a more in depth overview of the SmartCast features and tablet in the near future.
Both the Sony x930d and Vizio P has their strengths. The x930d can get highlights brighter and is better with low resolution upscaling. Its screen is also less reflective and it offers 3D. The Vizio P gets the edge for movies with its better blacks, contrast and local dimming. It is also a better TV for playing video games.
The Vizio M series schedule to be reviewed in July.
To eliminate soap opera effect on 24p or 30p content, set "Reduce Judder" to 0. For 60p content you will instead need to set "Reduce Montion Blur to 0. Those setting should take care of the soap opera effect and you won't need to change other setting.
If your AV receiver support HDR, then you could connect everything to your receiver and then connect it to the TV via HDMI 1 to 4. If your receiver is not HDR compatible, then you should connect your PS4 Pro to directly into the TV HDMI port 1 to 4, if you want to be able to play in HDR. To enjoy HDR, you'll also need to turn on 'HDMI Color Subsampling' for the HDMI you will be using. Note that HDMI 5 has better input lag but does not support HDR.
In any case, to have better input lag while gaming, set your TV picture mode to 'Game' and turn on 'Game Low Latency' for the HDMI port where the PS4 Pro will be connected.
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