Toshiba 50H81 Sharpness-What Can I Do?

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  1. WilliamG

    WilliamG Supporting Actor

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    First, I'd like to thank all of you on HTF for all the help you've given me thusfar the past months in the decision-making process (and WHAT decisions that were made!) in building my hometheater.
    I've ended up with:
    Onkyo TX-SR600 Receiver
    JBL NSP1
    JBL PB12 Subwoofer
    Panasonic RP56 DVD Player
    and - just delivered Fri. morning--> Toshiba 50H81
    Widescreen Television.
    Now comes the follow-up questions[​IMG]
    While piecing all this together (6 mo. in the making), I was able to get a copy of Video Essentials that Suncoast Video had. I'm reasonably happy w/the calibration of the speakers, but I have some issues with the Toshiba. I understand about the break-in period, but I attempted to calibrate the set and here is what I show ..
    Contrast 30
    Bright 48
    Color 38
    Tint 0
    Sharpness 10
    Does this sound reasonable? I know that every set is different, but get me in the ballpark please [​IMG] The picture is good, but just not as sharp(?)as I'm used to w/my 27"Sony. I did notice one thing. I'm currently watching T2:UE, and while the image looks fairly decent while watching from 9' away directly in front of it, when sitting in my recliner to the left of the sofa at about a 30 deg. angle, it looks FANTASTIC--FILM-LIKE! What needs to happen? I do need to say that there is plenty of glare while directly in front of the set that comes from a window behind the sofa. My wife will have to get new, darker curtains to cut the glare from that screen [​IMG]
    One more thing for now-could someone tell me for sure when to do the 56 pt. convergence on the set? Post a link showing how? I'm a little scared to do it, but I'll work up the courage:b
    Sorry for the length of this post and so many questions, but now the fun begins!!
    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eric Samonte

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  3. SteveA

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    I calibrated with Avia and ended up with the following settings on the 50H81:

    Contrast: 40
    Brightness: 60
    Color: 59
    Tint: -9
    Sharpness: 23

    Your setting don't sound too far off from mine. All sets are a little different.
     
  4. Craig

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    The glare you're experiencing seated in the center position is the most likely answer. Try cranking the contrast up to around 40 just to see what it looks like. I have a good bit of light in my room in the daytime and ended up with contrast set at 38.
     
  5. WilliamG

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    Thanks all!

    I've been out of town the past week and haven't been able to check the board. Your responses are greatly appreciated!
     

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