Blu ray players are all the same?

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  1. John Hibberd

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    Hi guys, new here so please be gentle. I have just bought myself a 65 inch Samsung and was really impressed with the quality until I noticed areas of contrast on the upper left of the screen. I have called a TV repairs place and they reckon it is because I am playing a $100 blu ray player through a $4500 TV. I have a Toshiba player and the repairer said that it would be sending noise to the TV. He "guaranteed" that if I spent $500+ on a blu ray player the areas of contrast would disappear.

    Is this correct or is he giving me dud advice?

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    There is not supposed to be any difference between BDs themselves played in any BD player.Everything else...different story.And what do you mean "you see contrast"?That is not a phrase anybody knows/uses to talk about a display issue.
     
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    The repair guy is full of crap. Can you post a pic of the problem?
     
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    I have yet to see qualitative proof that any Bluray player provides any superior or worse picture or sound than any other. Features, speed (loading speed, UI responsiveness), connectivity, UI and UX are all debatable and vary wildly, but not picture or sound quality.
     
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    In the top left of the screen (about 4 inches in) there are "bars" about 6 inches long. About three of them. They are particularly noticeable when I am a playing a movie that is quite light i.e. Oblivion. I will try and get a pic but I am on vacation for two weeks as from Saturday. The "bars" can only be seen when the TV is connected to the Blu ray player and not on terrestrial TV.

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    Is the TV plasma or LCD?

    Guessing by 65" and the $4500 price, LCD. May be a symptom of the inferiority of LCD.
     
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    LCD.
     
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    I just checked black bars on Samsung LCD...

    Tcon board.
     
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    John,
    Sam, if it was that, wouldn't it show up with ANY source? He says it's fine with TV.John, before I returned the TV(big hassle) I would try a new cable from Blu-ray to TV. Are you using an HDMI cable from player directly to TV?
     
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    Technically yes, the Tcom board should be all sources, but...it could be that BD(and the fact it is 1080P) is making it noticeable.

    It could simply be that is it light bleed from a bad glue job. Edge-lit LCD are prone to that.
     
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    I have tried two different HDMI leads direct to the TV and it produces the same result.
     
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    Then I would try a different Blu-ray player, if possible. Can you borrow one?
     
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    im away for two weeks as from today so will get back to you then.
     
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    I managed to borrow a friends Blu ray player and still have the bars. I have taken a couple of pics so that you can see what I am on about.

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    It sure seems to be the TV then. My only other thought is did you check each HDMI input on the TV? Do they all show the problem?
     
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    Yeah, that looks like a defective TV.

    Great sale on the Panasonic 65" plasma's. Now you can get a plasma and never have to worry about what mode to put the TV in, or what feature to turn off...
     

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