Ghosting on the KV-34XBR800

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  1. Aaron Cohen

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    Hi, I have this widescreen HDTV and last night was watching hockey on ESPN and ESPN2. I noticed huge outlines following every player on the ice. Is this what is known as ghosting? I couldn't really tell if it was happening on other channels. Is this most likely something with my tv or the channel? Please let me know, thanks!
     
  2. Daniel Becker

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    I had a 32" Wega that did the same thing on sports broadcasts. It was fine on everything else but watching sports always made that happen. I have no clue why. [​IMG]


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  3. Jack Briggs

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    Disable the scan-velocity modulation and reduce the so-called "sharpness" control to zero, and see what happens. The haloing effect is probably present in all programming; you just notice it more easily during sports programming.
     
  4. Aaron Cohen

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    By scan-velocity modulation you mean the edge enhancement correct? I always have it set to off via the main menu. I will try turning the sharpness down. I watch oodles of hockey (entire Carolina Hurricanes season) and never noticed it until now leading me to believe that this has just started happening... I used the Avia disc and changed contrast and stuff about 4 months ago, did nothing major though, and I just noticed the haloing last night.

    With this haloing though, I could see it from anywhere in the room. With dvd's edge enhancement such as, for example, Kiki's Delivery service which I watched two nights ago, sitting back on my couch (about 11 feet from the television) I could see none at all but getting right up close to the tv I could see all of the dreaded EE but still none of the same effects that were surrounding the hockey players.

    Let me know if there is anything at all that I can do. Thank you!

    Also, who can I talk to about getting this set ISF calibrated? My set's geometry has been pretty screwy since day one and I've just got no clue how to do anything in the service menu.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Aaron, that set certainly deserves a professional calibration, given its sophistication and performance potential. You can log on to the ISF's site and try locating an ISF tech who serves your area. Or if our very own Gregg Loewen or Michael TLV tour your area you might want to arrange an appointment with one of them. (In case you're wondering, our resident ISF techies appear to have a 100-percent customer-satisfaction rate!)
     
  6. Mike Hamilton

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    Were you watching on Satellite by any chance?
     
  7. Aaron Cohen

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    No, not satellite, just standard cable. A TERRIBLE picture I might add....I live in a dorm at my college and have been unable to get anything besides the cable they provide. The picture is simply HORRIBLE on anything bigger than a 19 inch television. I was talking to the Cable company about getting an HD feed but the dorm head honcho didn't like that.... I'm moving to an apartment next year so hopefully everything will change then.
     

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