How Many here use RPTV's?

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    I'm wondering how everyone's experience with RPTV's have been. My PS2 looks good but often I have to raise the brightness to compensate on Dark games, like MGS2. That game has no ingame gamma correction, just a scale to set your set's brightness to. I try to keep the contrast below Midpoint on my Mits, but Brightness has to be kicked up a few notches. I also try to switch games often it's hard especially RED FACTION I'm enjoying that one alot, but try only to play at 30 min spurts. I love playing the PS2 and maybe soon Xbox on my 65807, but I also love my 65807 so it's a constant struggle not to move to my 20" set
     
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    I have officially given up on using my RPTV for video games. Yes, it's too dark, and I don't have separate video settings for each input. Plus, trying to play 4:3 only games on a widescreen set just sucks. My GCN is in my bedroom with the 4:3 set -- at 31", I'm not going to cry about the picture.

    I do miss the surround sound, but it definitely looks sharper on a direct view.
     
  3. Leroy

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    I've played my DC and now my Xbox on my Mits 16:9 (46") set with no problems at all.
     
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    I play my PS2 and Dreamcast on my Sony RPTV. No problems with brightness on most games, but I play in a darkened room. The only game that I've found to be too dark is "Skies of Arcadia" for the Dreamcast.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    I play my N64 on my PT-47. Luckily my video settings have numbers, so I know that Picture should be 2 and Brightness should be 21. Then I can adjust to my heart's content to get the best videogame picture, and know exactly what the settings were when I'm done to get it back to DVD playback.
     
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    I play my Xbox on a Pioneer 610HD with no problems. The picture is a little dark before the set warms up, but after 20 minutes or so, it's a beautiful thing!
     
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    I've been playing games on my 60" Proscan for about 5 years now. Since it is usually in my HT room, it is dark to begin with so, the darkness of a game usually isn't a problem.
    Funny how over the years the size of your tv seems to...shrink? I'm so used to the 60" that it doesn't seem that big anymore. [​IMG]
     
  8. Stefan A

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    I play my XBOX on a Toshiba 50h81, and it is great.
     
  9. Shawn O

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    XBox,PS2 and Dreamcast on my Sony 61hs10.I also find the picture a bit dark at times.

    BTW,My brother-in-law has been playing video games on a 60" Hitachi Ultravision for the past 7yrs ,with contrast and brightness well above 50%,and has yet to experience any burn in.Go figure.I know that I would never get that lucky.

    Shawn
     
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    PS2, GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast on Sony 43". The set has different Modes that you can view things in, and 3 are user-definable so you can make changes to them. I can't make changes according to inputs. I usually watch TV, play games and watch movies in Movie mode, which turns the brightness and contrast down. If a game is really dark, I may go to Standard mode, which is what Sony recommends for bright rooms. That helps out a lot. I don't play for too long in this mode, though. It isn't exactly "scorch" (there's a Vivid mode that'll make your eyes water!), but it's a lot brighter than I would normally watch things in ...

    Freddy C.
     
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    I've been playing on my Toshiba 61H71 for about 4 months religiously with no problems. People with Mitsubishis that complain about darkness-Mitsubishis are DARK pictures. That's the reason I didnt get one, I like the brightness of the Toshiba CRTs, I've never adjusted my brightness level.
     
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    I would KILL for a picture of HALO playing on a widescreen HDTV!

    My GF won't let me touch my XBOX till Xmas, and it's killing me!

    Someone has gotta post a pic!
     
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    I have a 510HD and as Dave says I usually leave it running for 20 mins before playing.. but it looks great. I had to tweak my default settings (for DVD) slightly but no complaints here.
     
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    My XBOX and Gamecube are on my 57HX81. XBOX has the Hi Def Pack with component video and optical connections. The gamecube is connected using S-Video until I can get the progressive adapter.
     
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    I play NES, SNES, N64, PS2 and now GC on my 40H80. I used to try and keep it under an hour straight on a single game but since I got GTA3 it's now two hours max.

    jeremy
     
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    I do think that playing games on the best direct view would give a better picture. But games are suppose to be brighter. However, I just can't get myself to move down in size.
     
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    Dave F.--I'm afraid I lack the self-control to play in 30-minute spurts. [​IMG] I think so far my average "spurt" is about 3 hours, but of course that average is inflated somewhat by the 7-hour NFL Fever-fest on Thanksgiving and the 11-hour Project Gotham-O-rama last Saturday. [​IMG]
    I know I'm risking burn-in, but I had my set ISF'ed by Michael TLV and I'm trusting that will protect me. Because there's no way I can limit myself on this sucker! Much to the chagrin of my long-suffering wife...
    Halo is also a spurt-killer. I sit down to play that for an hour and when I look up it's 3 in the morning, I've been playing for 5 hours, and I need to be at work in another 5. Oh, the life of a gamer is a struggle indeed... [​IMG]
     

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