My tv looks like ****, HELP

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  1. BryanWayne

    BryanWayne Auditioning

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    I got my panasonic pt47wx51 a few weeks ago. On Tuesday I got cable service brought in my house. I really think it looks bad, I am sitting 13ft away from the screen. My cheap 19" with just an "f" connector looks better! I have the digital box from Charter on my big tv. I also have noticed that the dvd's don't look great either. I have tried my hardest to get the picture looking better, but to no avail. When we watched "Top Gun" the faces looked really bad, I could see the lines of the tv on their faces. Any help would be great, Thanks, Bryan[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    You will either have to try tweaking it yourself or pay a pro to come and do it.

    A call to a repair shop may yield marginal imprivements, but it is at least free ... although your time is not.

    All I can say beyond this is that a properly calibrated Panasonic looks very nice and has one of the best looking images out there even at twice the price or more.

    Regards
     
  3. BryanWayne

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    I will call audio king and have them come and calibrate it. They will do if for free.

    Thanks, Bryan
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Bryan: Have patience. Remember that the very best displays can be brutal when showing the flaws of NTSC programming--especially cable. That set of yours is a real honey, one of the best in that size and price range. Let the technician do his thing. But watch over him. (Can he do a fullblown grayscale calibration?) Also, what mode is the set in, and what are your basic picture-adjustment settings? Do you have a copy of VE or AVIA? Again, you bought a beaut'! JB
     
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    Bryan- Just for the heck of it, plug the cable directly into the back of the set and see how your picture looks. I had digital cable installed a few days after I bought my 57" Toshiba and was VERY disappointed in all channels except the premium ones.

    I returned the digital box and went back to 'straight' cable directly into the set, and could not believe the difference. The picture on all channels improved enormously. I can now watch regular TV without cringing.

    I posted about this, and people more knowledgable than myself suggested that the digital systems heavily compress the signal in order to add more channels and music programming. This sounds very probable.
     
  6. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

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    Also- Top Gun is not Anamorphic, so a widescreen TV will not show this movie off as well without you manipulating the picture size. Top Gun looked much better on my 32" set. But any DVD that says anamorphic, or enhanced for widescreen TV's will look better. And before someone says it first, there are always exceptions to this.
     
  7. BryanWayne

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    I have my set on full. I am also going to take the digital cable box out of the line and test my signal and picture. I have no set up discs either, where can I get one

    Thanks, Bryan
     

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