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#10 - Updated Side-by-Side Tool

This is update #10 in our weekly series of new features and improvements.

This week, we've updated our side by side tools:

They now show the main differences between two products, depending on the usage rating you care about. You can quickly compare the trade-off between two products that you are considering buying.

Selecting the main differences between two products

The list of main differences is automatically generated based on the usage rating you selected. To be displayed in this list, the difference of scores multiplied by the weight must be more than 0.1. 

Side by Side Formula

As an example, let's take the Sony X900E vs the Samsung MU8000 (Movies rating):

Side by Side Example

Local dimming is displayed since (6.5 - 1.8) x 12% = 0.564, which is more than 0.1.


This tool complements our recommendation tool. It helps you in your final decision stage to select which one to go for between two products. Let us know by email or comments if you have other ideas on how to improve this tool.

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Questions & Answers

Do you have pic settings recommendations on how to set my Vizio E55-E2 display for the max in color, sharpness, light and black levels? The display will be used in a bedroom that has full daylight during the day and low to no lighting during nighttime viewing. My family says the current pic setting seem to be blurry. Thanks in advance for any advice on my settings. Kelly
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You can see our settings recommendations here. You should adjust 'Backlight' between night and day to avoid crushing details in the day or producing too bright an image at night. If you like some added sharpness then you can increase the 'Sharpness' slider but too high values will cause artifacts. Also adjust the 'Color Temperature' to your preference, and use a cooler value if you prefer more pop. If it is a low quality source then you should enable 'Reduce Signal Noise' and 'Reduce Block Noise'.

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