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    Moderated By: claudio
    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    "older" WEGAs / DBS (Dish Network) Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 27, 2001, 2:32 pm

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    Author "older" WEGAs / DBS (Dish Network)

    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Sep 26, 2001
    Posts: 3
    From: Maine

      Posted: 2001-09-26 09:59

    I recently bought a KV36FV16. It has great sound and connections. But, I am not totaly satified with picture quality. My setup is as follows: Dish PVR Sat. reciever to TV (S-video & RCA Audio).

    How do I adjust picture qulity for this signal and a future DVD (DVD will be all component AV connected)?



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Sep 21, 2001
    Posts: 10
    From: Massachusetts

      Posted: 2001-09-26 12:37

    What is the problem with the picture quality? Have you tried to ajust it with the TV's menu? I have the KV-32FV16 with the dish networks 4900 receiver and the picture is wonderful. I also have the receiver connected to the TV with S-video cable, and the DVD connected with componet video. The sound on the FV series TV is very good, but if you are going to get a DVD player invest into a surround sound system. Look at Cambridge Sound Works ( great prouducts and great prices. Also Sears for a great price on a DD,DTS Sony Reciever they match any internet price except e-bay.


    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Sep 26, 2001
    Posts: 3
    From: Maine

      Posted: 2001-09-26 13:06

    Some of my problem mat stem from my TV being too close to where we sit. Maybe 36" was a bit much?

    Anyway, the quality varies from channel to channel, but basically at time the picture may be: grainy, out of focus, too sharp, and pixilated. Some sources are too bright; others too dark.

    I knew that big TV's seem more picky because the "details" are bigger too; but for a mid-range WEGA with all its technology, I was expecting more.

    As for changing the settings I have fooled around with everything from Brightness to Sharpness to Tenmperature to VSM (High, Low, Off).

    Any advice on the Avia (or VE) calibration DVDs? How about the cost of a pro. ISF calibration? I live in Northetrn Maine, so we are close to no one!!

    Any tips on which "mode" (Movie, Sports) etc. to use when?

    I have no desire for surround sound yet, which is why I choose this Wega with the beffed up sound system built in. Plus it was $500 off.

    Thanks for the reply by the way.

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    Joined: Aug 30, 2001
    Posts: 2359
    From: Rockville, MD

      Posted: 2001-09-26 15:33

    Hi Deno,

    There are some forum topics here that talks about VE vs Aiva. I personally like VE. But those forums go more into detail. Also, in the coming week, I will be posting some awesome PDF documents regarding VE vs Aiva and television calibration. Also, from what I have read and done, "Movie" mode is the best option.


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    Joined: Sep 18, 2001
    Posts: 735
    From: San francisco

      Posted: 2001-09-27 14:32

    I would suggest to always use movie mode. This is the only mode that will allow the full video bandwith through, and by default in the service menu has the best picture setttings to start with. When you calibrate the set make sure you are setting the brightness with the normal amount of viewing light. The other settings should be done when the room is pretty dark to get more accurate results. I have owned that tv before and could probably help on specific questions but the things you mention do not coincide with any experience i have had. You should be able to get the brightness of the dark bar to disapear on the high apl setting, while still being just BARELY visible on the low ( i mean even when you kno where to look its hard) to get a usable amount of picture during the day.

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