just bought my first RPTV

Discussion in 'Displays' started by david*mt, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. david*mt

    david*mt Second Unit

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    Its the Toshiba 42H83 and so far I'm very happy with it. It was on sale at Bestbuy plus I had another coupon for 5% off so it was like $1160. Seems like a great deal and it has the DVI. Anyway, I would like a little help on adjusting the picture. What are good settings to start at for the contrast, brightness, sharpness, tint, etc.? I know every TV is a little different but I just wanted to know about when to start. I'll be getting Avia soon and probably won't touch the service menu until but are there any basic changes I can make in it to improve the picture? I'm currently using a Samsung interlaced dvd player and may get a progressive soon. Are the standard, movie, and sports modes worth messing with? I would assume the custom settings are the best. Basically I would just like to hear any suggestions. I'm not new to TVs but this is my first RPTV and my first HDTV. Thanks
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Use the Movie mode (which, I believe, disables SVM), lower the contrast to at least 50 percent (or more, preferably), adjust the black level ("brightness") appropriately, and turn off the so-called "sharpness" control. Get that calibration disc and proceed from there. (Also, do a convergence.) Eventually get a prog-scan player. Enjoy your movies!
     
  3. greg_t

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    I second what Jack said and add to get a copy of Avia or video essentials and use it to properly set you contrast, Black Level, etc. levels. Also DO NOT mess around in the service menu unless you really know what you are doing. You can mess things up good in there.
     
  4. Agustin

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    what exactly includes the menu service
     
  5. JohnnyCorona

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    Some DVDs come with the THX display adjustment utility built into it. Whatever they call it. Thats what I used and it helped adjust the picture very well.


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