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Do you find it necessary to re-adjust your display's settings after a while?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dave H, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    Do you find a need to re-adjust contrast or brightness after, say, a year? I had my RPTV ISF'd about a year and I have Avia. Does normal wear require any changes to the TV's settings?
     
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    On an RPTV, yes. Brightness/light output diminish over time. Actually, they do on all sets, but this is much more noticeable on an RPTV. As a result, you have to readjust the white and black levels.
     
  3. Dave H

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    Jack,

    How often do you find it neccessary? I will pop in Avia tonight. Are color levels and sharpness pretty stable?
     
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    Brightness and contrast drop off about 50% in the first couple of years and then the TV stablizes for the rest of its life until the end ...

    Cannot hurt to throw in AVIA every 2 months or so. Takes about a couple of minutes to do it all.

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  5. Dave H

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    The reason I bring all this up is,

    I watched Episode II the other night and it looked as if it was just a little too dark whereas I was losing some detail. My TV was ISF'd about a year ago and I haven't used Avia since.

    I will definitely use Avia tonight before watching Lord of the Rings Extended version.

    Does color and sharpness change?
     

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