New HDTV owner seeks advice

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  1. Uriel

    Uriel Auditioning

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    Well, after nearly 2 years of drooling, today I will receive my first HDTV set. I purchased the Hitachi 53UWX10B to replace my 8-yr old Hitachi 51-inch. Can someone please advise me as to what settings will render the best picture quality? I plan on using the Video Essentials disk. Thanx in advance.
     
  2. KenA

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    The VE disk will guide you through all of the correct settings. It does a great job. Just remember to keep your sharpness WAY down.
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  3. Uriel

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    Thanx Ken.
     
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    I need the same help, where can I pick up video essentials or something similar?
     
  5. KenA

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    Most places that sell DVDs will sell VE or Avia. You can also get them from Amazon.
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    And you also want to keep the contrast down, as this is more important than sharpness.
     
  7. Steve Schaffer

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    I have the same set, my Avia settings are:
    Contrast 31
    Brightness 55
    Color 28
    Tint 2 notches on the green side
    Sharpness 30% for dvd and HD, 10% for upconverted ntsc. Individual sets vary, so your best settings may be plus or minus 5 clicks or so for each parameter.
    Under advanced settings I have everything off exept auto color when watching cable, and color temp on "warm".
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    I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.
     

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