OK, I got a new TV... what do I do with it?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TreyP, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. TreyP

    TreyP Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 3, 2001
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    And I don't mean watch it! [​IMG]
    I don't know how to adjust these things on how to make it look better. I have noticed 2 quick problems. First, I can see white lines going across the screen. Very annoying. 2nd, when I watch a DVD, which is hooked up through component cables, I see hundreds of tiny little squares that make up this huge checkerboard that run up the screen. Also very annoying.
  2. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

    Feb 27, 2000
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    Time to go out and buy a calibration disc! They really help.

    As a first step, find the sharpness control and turn it down. All the way down.

    Then get the contrast and get that down a long way below the half-way mark (at a guess) and try to adjust the brightness of the set so that black areas actually look black.

    It's hard to set a TV up right using eyes only but that at least should cover the basics.
  3. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

    May 22, 2000
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    First check those component cables and
    insure they are connected properly then
    until you can get a calibration disc
    try these setting on your TV and see if
    they help
    Picture/contrast 70%
    Brightness 40%
    Color 50%
    Hue (slightly left of center
    Sharpness 25%
    I got these results using a AVIA disc
    and Sony KV32 TV.

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