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    Author KE-42TS2U and really grainy DVD playback...help!
    kmingis

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    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
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    From: Providence RI

      Posted: 2003-10-13 22:54

    Okay folks, I KNOW there has to be an answer here. I just bought a Sony KE-42TS2U 42" plasma TV. It offers stunning HDTV pictures. But when watching DVDs, the picture is completely subpar, with graininess that looks as if it's misting throughout whatever movie I'm watching. I assumed the problem was my 1-year old Sony progressive scan DVD player, so I bought a new Samsung HD931 and hooked it up to the TV using a DVI-D cable. I'm still getting graininess. In comparison, the Sony DVD player and my old 36-inch Sony Wega TV (HDTV-capable) showed off DVDs much better. So where am I going wrong? I've tried 480p, 720p, 1080i when watching movies. 1080i is the best, but still grainy. Am I expecting too much from the setup I have? Is the TV too sensitive for the DVD player? Or is there simply a trade-off in quality with plasma screen TVs? I'd like to think I'm not an idiot when it comes to this stuff, but I'm beginning to doubt myself. And yes, I've toned down the sharpness on the TV.
    Is this as good as it gets? Do I take back the DVD? The new TV? Help!


       


    NiteHawk

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    Joined: Oct 25, 2001
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    From: Poughkeepsie, New York

      Posted: 2003-10-14 09:21

    Your situation is a little different from others. Usually, its the HD and DVD playback which are outstanding, but analog TV (OTA/Cable/Sat) broadcast are terrible.

    If view of the fact that you have replaced your DVD player with one having a DVI output, I'm under the impression that your monitor needs to be calibrated with one of the DVD's mentioned thourghout this forum.


       
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