Blurry Image

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  1. Antonio_B

    Antonio_B Stunt Coordinator

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    I just received my new 57HX84 and i hooked it up to the receiver and the satellite.
    After all that,the picture looks blurry and certainly not crisp.
    By the way,even the DVD picture is so-so.
    Do you guys have an idea what sould i do?
     
  2. John S

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    Have it professionally calibrated. This should include focus.

    I would assume your hooking up your video signals via either Component Video and/or DVI/HDMI. If not, certainly do this before judgement.

    Svideo and Composite can be quite poor on screen sizes that large.
     
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    Is this your first "Big Screen"?

    If so this is "normal" as you will find "Crap in crap out" with regards to picture.

    That said there are a few things you should do in order to improve it.

    1. Remove the protective screen if you can. To me it was a huge improvement.
    2. Use the AVIA dvd to calibrate your set. While this won't be equal to a professional calibration, it will improve the image quality ALOT. Also if you feed your set a non progressive scan signal it won't appear to be clear. If you don't already have a progressive dvd player, I would get one ASAP and then hook it up via a good set of component cables.
    3. Do your convergence. Most sets have 9 point and 56 point convergence. Doing that is important.

    Doing these 3 things will improve your picture quality immensely.
     
  4. John S

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    I actually had this set sort of confused on the model number.

    This set is usually pretty darn good...

    It has auto focus, and a whopping 56 point manual convergence. heck yeah, the previous poster is right on....

    Do the convergence, and auto focus, calibrate it even with a basic THX optimizer available on so many DVD's these days, and it should be pure great. If not after that, then call the place you got it from.
     
  5. Antonio_B

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    Yeah this is my first RPTV ever,so i'm a bit overwhelmed.

    Now when i go into the options,i notice there's an option called "Convergence",i tried it but i don't feel like it's very useful.

    BTW,nope i don't have a Progressive Scan DVD player but i tought the television would automatically get you into the "Progressive Scan" mode without the necessity of buying a new DVD player.

    Oh and do you know how to take off that protective screen,can a technician do it?
     
  6. Antonio_B

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    Just a few more details about the TV.
    I'm currently sitting 7 feet away from my 57",so is it too close?
    I don't know but i have that feeling that my picture quality is getting worse...

    And do you think all my Video/Audio cables/wires can have a negative impact on the television picture if they're all scrambled?
     
  7. Shane Martin

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    Yes IMHO. What I'd consider a perfect distance for you is 10-11 feet back. 7' from a 57 is too close. Combine that with the size and you magnify the issues. Now if its blurry with HD, then that might concern me.
     
  8. Antonio_B

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    Thanks Shane for the reply but there's a question i edited while you were answering so you probably didn't see it,here it is:

    And do you think all my Video/Audio cables/wires can have a negative impact on the television picture if they're all scrambled and so near to the wall?
     
  9. Shane Martin

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    I wouldn't think so unless they are getting damaged somehow.

    I would just make sure your power cables are away from the other cables.
     
  10. Antonio_B

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    That's exactly my problem,power cables are mixed up with audio/video cables.
    I can get the best picture possible by pulling the TV away from the backwall so that there's much more room for all the cables,but once i push the TV against the wall with all the cables, I can notice some serious video degradation(parasite).

    What do you suggest?Direct all the power cables in a different way so that they don't touch audio/video cables?
     
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    Nothing on the other side of the wall that could be causing interference is there??? It does happen.
     

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