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    KDL 46 V2500 Dashboard
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    Last Reply: March 27, 2008, 10:14 am

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    CaptainCrash

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    Joined: Mar 02, 2008
    Posts: 4
    From: Hull, United Kingdom

      Posted: 2008-03-03 12:55

    I've just bought this tv brand new and the picture is terrible, really blurred on all sources!!!
    Can anyone offer some guidance or assistance please??
    I'm so dissapointed, picture looked fantastic when viewed in shops.

    My room is 15ft long and my viewing distance is 10 feet away

    [ This message was edited by: CaptainCrash on 2008-03-03 13:37 ]


         


    jttar
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
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    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2008-03-03 22:17

    CaptainCrash,

    Greetings and welcome.

    Congratulations on your new TV. Sorry to hear that the picture quality is so poor.
    First, suggestion would be to check your connections and cables. Even new cables can be defective.
    Next suggestion would be to go into the TV's menu and try adjusting the video settings. Typically, a new TV's video settings are set way too "hot" to make them look good under the bright lights of a showroom. Using one of the Home Theater calibrations DVD's like AVIA or Digital Video Essentials have helped countless members optimize their TV's picture quality. Hopefully, they are available from a UK site. If you own a commercial DVD that has the THX Optimizer on it, ("Finding Nemo" comes to mind) give that a try. I have found the setting pretty close to the Home Theater tune up disks.

    Please let us know how things go.

    Joe


         
    CaptainCrash

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    Joined: Mar 02, 2008
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    From: Hull, United Kingdom

      Posted: 2008-03-04 13:03

    Hi there, i've been through all settings and adjusted accordingly both to peoples recommended settings and also just tried adjusting the poor quality picture out but to no avail.
    When you say about a THX Optomizer, is this a tool that is provided to aid setup or just a feature of the movie to setup the picture, to get the best settings????
    Can you think of any other dvd's that have this function on???
    I have an extensive collection but sadly Finding Nemo isn't one of them.
    I have many dvd's that have the THX logo on them.
    Regarding the connections, they have been checked, but as i said in my first post, picture quality is terrible regardless of source.
    Spoke to Sony who said they thought the panel was u/s and have told me to take it into a repair agent.
    Not what i would have expected from a High End TV or manufacturer although i accept that things can and do go wrong.
    I've noticed a lot said about the service menu, is there any adjustments within there that may help in the adjustment or is it better to just take the TV in to get it looked at.
    Thanks in advance for any help given.


         
    jttar
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      Posted: 2008-03-05 00:08

    CaptainCrash,

    The THX Optimizer is found on some commercial DVD movies. It is a tool to adjust your TV's picture settings like; contrast, brightness, color level etc.

    The THX Optimizer can be found on most Pixar movies like "Finding Nemo", "Monsters INC." or any of the Star Wars movies. Also, "Fight Club", "Close Encounters", and I believe "Pearl Harbor".

    If using a calibration disk doesn't help your PQ is there any chance that you can just swap your KDL 46 V2500 for another TV at your place of purchase?

    Joe


         
    CaptainCrash

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    From: Hull, United Kingdom

      Posted: 2008-03-05 03:03

    Hi there, i've got Monsters Inc. so i'll give it a try, problem with TV swap is that we bought the TV in August 2007 but due to the widespread flooding in our area we have only just re instated our living room and un packed tv so that's why we have to try to get it repaired.


         
    jttar
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      Posted: 2008-03-05 22:13

    CaptainCrash,

    Best of luck. Please post back and let us know how the THX optimizer works out.
    If that doesn't work any chance on blaming the poor picture quality on flood damage?

    Joe


         
    CaptainCrash

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    Joined: Mar 02, 2008
    Posts: 4
    From: Hull, United Kingdom

      Posted: 2008-03-07 14:10

    Managed to borrow a THX Optomiser disc, ran through the setup procedures, picture now seems better but still not as clear as i expected or i'd seen in the shop, don't know whether i'm just being picky or if it is faulty.

    Might ask at the shop if someone is willing to come and have a look before i send it in for repair unless anyone has anymore ideas???

    I've read a lot about the service menu settings, what kind of settings are in there and are any likely to improve sharpness in the picture???

    I'm an electronics technician so not a dummy when it comes to this sort of thing

    Any help??


         
    groove93

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    Joined: Mar 01, 2005
    Posts: 9
    From: Georgia

      Posted: 2008-03-27 10:14

    Hello, I purchased the Same display last weekend and I was aware that Standard Def signals would look terrible. My sitting position from the TV is 8 feet. As of now I do not have any Hi Def sources or any Progressive sources running into the TV, just and older Sony DVD Player, a PS2 and a Standard Def Direct Tivo box. The THX Optimizer will help but not much considering the source. The Service Menu will allow you to adjust RGB settings but it is recommended that you record all Default information before making any adjusments. The good thing is that you can calibrate each source individually.

    Here are my settings:

    Picture Mode: Custom
    Back Light: 3
    Picture: 98
    Brightness:45
    Color: 45
    Hue: 0
    Color Temperature: Neutral
    Sharpness: 65
    Noise Reduction: Off

    Advanced
    Black Corrector: Off
    Adcanced CE: Off
    Gamma: (I think this was set to low)
    Clear Whiteff
    Live Colorn
    Color Space: Wide
    MPEG Noise Reduction ff

    Now these settings were for my DVD Player (non-progressive) connected via Component and depending on your seating distance and room colors, your adjustments will be different.

    I also calibrated my Play Station 2's DVD Player (via S Video) and the results were somewhat similar but again, this is Non-progressive, for I do not have a Component Adapter to take advantage of the PS2's progressive scan Player.

    Thus far the best Pictures I've seen on this display were "The Incredibles" and "The Empire Strikes Back". I did play "Ratatoulle" but because I transitioned from a 20 inch screen to a 46, I suffered from Motion Sickness for the firs two days of owning this Display.

    I won't get this screen ISF Calibrated until I upgrade to a Playstation 3 and Direct TV's hi def package.


    Hope This Helps


       
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