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Enjoy a world of great entertainment with the Blaupunkt 32" Full HD 1080p 3D LCD TV. With impressive colour and clarity, you'll be able to enjoy movies, documentaries and games as never before - and best of all, 3D movies for the ultimate in home viewing luxury.

An electronic programme guide makes it easy to see what's on - so you'll never have to miss another episode! The USB connection means you can record directly on a memory stick or a USB hard disk. It's also ideal for viewing photos, watching movies and listening to music.

Inside the box, you'll find four pairs of 3D glasses, an RF cable, manual, quick start guide and a remote control.
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#161
BillySollox
24p/24hz?

Sorry to repeat myself, but does this TV support this refresh rate?

Blurays at 50/60hz don't look right, and I presume it'll affect the 3D effect too?
#162
We got an LG 32" 3D tv at Easter, and it's been fantastic - watched Avengers Assemble 3D bluray yesterday and was great, and some of the Olympics stuff looked really good on it too.. and it has more connections than you can shake a stick at!

So yes, 32" 3D tv's can be worth it, if the tv is good enough, of course :)

EDIT: this should've been linked to post 165...doh

Edited By: mattk3410 on Oct 05, 2012 22:14
#163
Got mine today.. Its pretty awesome, xbox is sharp as hell. 3d seems pretty crap tbh, hurts your head. But Ive only tried Gears 3 on that and I havent messed about with it. Normal gaming COMPARES to my Samsung, not as good but its pretty close. And Samsung is best for gaming. There is Bleed but you dont notice it when the screens not completely black.. Actually, not even noticing it, I cant see it at all unless its completely black. Well chuffed for this price!
#164
Whats backlight bleed?

Im looking for a cheap full HD TV this and the Technika seem great value, a any recommendations?
#165
karl100100
Whats backlight bleed?

Im looking for a cheap full HD TV this and the Technika seem great value, a any recommendations?

mate managed to nab a 42" version tonight @ £349 was £449 as the 32" was too small for him
i am the owner of a samsung ps51d8000 flagship 3d plasma with a ue55es8000 do to go up tomorrow
and i must say i was pretty impressed with megamind 3d blu-ray from his ps3
the hd channels through his VM tivo box also looked pretty good too
it had a bit of edge light bleed but am expecting a little from my es8000 tomorrow
all in all if this tv is around your budget then pretty good tv
dad also has a technika 32" tv at his caravan and the menu is the same so looks like there all the same guts inside
website for updates and warranty is www.skymediauk.com which list all firmwares etc.. for what looks like all the tvs made by this manufacturer, but i could be wrong





Edited By: scoot on Oct 06, 2012 00:52
#166
Ordered one of these to have a look, can't go wrong for that price hopefully.

Thanks OP!
#167
5lippy
Wow, I purchased this today from the Grimsby store and am over the moon with it. I use it as a PC monitor through HDMI and for gaming. The 3d is awesome, very little backlight bleed here on mine.

Tried varies movies and they work the great and the TV supports multiple 3D modes too. Was able to get BF3 and MW3 working within minutes.

Awesome, and for under £200!!!
Is your Bf3 on PC? If yes how did you make the 3D to work, please??
#168
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...
#169
rs_tigerblade
Got mine today.. Its pretty awesome, xbox is sharp as hell. 3d seems pretty crap tbh, hurts your head. But Ive only tried Gears 3 on that and I havent messed about with it. Normal gaming COMPARES to my Samsung, not as good but its pretty close. And Samsung is best for gaming. There is Bleed but you dont notice it when the screens not completely black.. Actually, not even noticing it, I cant see it at all unless its completely black. Well chuffed for this price!

The 3D on this TV is excellent, I recently bought a Finlux 3D TV this week and that is very poor in comparison to this. Gears of War is a hopeless test for 3D on this set. I advise you to watch LG 3D demos set to 1080p quality on youtube on this TV, they will blow you away. I bought the Finlux because it was 42" so I wanted a larger screen size than this, regretting it now.

Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 06, 2012 09:57
#170
Okay after a fair number of hours with it, i have noticed the backlight bleed is horrible on dark backgrounds of any type..and whoever said the "2D to 3D" is amazing, obviously doesn't know good 3D, it is NOT comparable to actual 3D at all, it simply puts the screen back a couple of inches, adding faux "depth" (at least on the desktop/movies and 360 it does, can't comment on pc games as you can get software that works with the 3d mode making the games proper 3D)
I think i'm going to be returning it and waiting until the sales to pick up a nice samsung/panasonic/LG 32" 3D screen for a few quid more than this, this close to xmas its worth waiting.
#171
What are these like? Tempted tho
#172
karl100100
What are these like? Tempted tho

Read the comments and you will get a fair idea.
#173
cant find any info as to what files are compatible,it doesnt play 3d brips HSBS x264,mkv,is it just divx/xvid mp4,anyone?
#174
shadowhunta
Okay after a fair number of hours with it, i have noticed the backlight bleed is horrible on dark backgrounds of any type..and whoever said the "2D to 3D" is amazing, obviously doesn't know good 3D, it is NOT comparable to actual 3D at all, it simply puts the screen back a couple of inches, adding faux "depth" (at least on the desktop/movies and 360 it does, can't comment on pc games as you can get software that works with the 3d mode making the games proper 3D)
I think i'm going to be returning it and waiting until the sales to pick up a nice samsung/panasonic/LG 32" 3D screen for a few quid more than this, this close to xmas its worth waiting.

The screen brightness is set way too high by default. Have you tried adjusting the picture settings?
#175
Picked this up today and impressed for the money.

Has anyone managed to get some decent settings setup for the screen to get the most out of it yet?
#176
Aquai
Picked this up today and impressed for the money.

Has anyone managed to get some decent settings setup for the screen to get the most out of it yet?

Like I said above, drop the screen brightness, then you don't suffer the backlight bleed as much.
#177
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?
#178
Just picked one up from Harrogate Sainsburys, they have a pallet load of them. Looks to be really good value for the money as everyone else has said though - you need to fiddle with brightness its a bit in your face when it starts up. Just got to move my old CRT TV now - can feel a bad back coming on !
#179
I use to work for UMC in Slovenia. They making UMC,Technika,Blaupunkt and Sony tv for eu market. Now I am work for Panasonic in Cardiff (tv designer centre and I can tell most of tv plasma and led panels for panasonic tv coming from lg factory in Poland)
#180
Also Sony do not make any tv in Japan for eu market! UMC and Samsung making TV for Sony in Europe. Most of sony tv sold in uk made in Spain .
#181
kris1234
Also Sony do not make any tv in Japan for eu market! UMC and Samsung making TV for Sony in Europe. Most of sony tv sold in uk made in Spain .

Yeah it would seem with this particular TV you're essentially getting LG passive 3D for a lot less than an LG TV. You mentioned you worked in Slovenia, I can't find UMC site for Slovenia but only in Slovakia. Not saying you're lying, just wondered if they are in both countries are it's often these two different countries get mixed up by people. Of course you would know which country you worked in, so I believe you :)

I've compared this Blaupunkt 32" to my Finlux 42" 3D LCD and the Blaupunkt thrashes it on colour reproduction and 3D, there is no comparison the Finlux is hopeless in comparison.

Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 06, 2012 22:27
#182
dxx
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.
#183
fishmaster
shadowhunta
Okay after a fair number of hours with it, i have noticed the backlight bleed is horrible on dark backgrounds of any type..and whoever said the "2D to 3D" is amazing, obviously doesn't know good 3D, it is NOT comparable to actual 3D at all, it simply puts the screen back a couple of inches, adding faux "depth" (at least on the desktop/movies and 360 it does, can't comment on pc games as you can get software that works with the 3d mode making the games proper 3D)
I think i'm going to be returning it and waiting until the sales to pick up a nice samsung/panasonic/LG 32" 3D screen for a few quid more than this, this close to xmas its worth waiting.


The screen brightness is set way too high by default. Have you tried adjusting the picture settings?

Yup dropped the brightness settings, still doesn't help that much, i reckon i can get a known brand 3D tv for a similar price in the new year.

Edited By: shadowhunta on Oct 07, 2012 02:18
#184
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.

That's interesting. Shall do some experiments now to see what happens.

Edit: Balls. I was using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and although I know I do have a DVI to HDMI cable, it's in a box, under another box, behind three boxes, in my eaves, which has no lighting. I think I might just leave this until new PC (with an AMD card, it seems) and I move home next.

Edit 2: Spent half an hour looking for that cable, gave up, realised that I had a DVI to HDMI adaptor downstairs somewhere, which might work instead. Spent ten minutes finding it. Found it. Took it upstairs. Went to plug it in. Discovered that I'd been using my DVI to HDMI cable all along. Goddamn.


Edited By: dxx on Oct 07, 2012 12:30: aa
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dxx
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.

That's interesting. Shall do some experiments now to see what happens.

Edit: Balls. I was using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and although I know I do have a DVI to HDMI cable, it's in a box, under another box, behind three boxes, in my eaves, which has no lighting. I think I might just leave this until new PC (with an AMD card, it seems) and I move home next.
HDMI to HDMI will not work. I been getting crazy my self and it is been by chance that I noticed, after trying all the cables I got, that an old DVI to HDMI will work. Saying so, I also tried these converters (HDMI to DVI) that came in the ATI gpu box and it does not work because full HDMI signal is still passing through. On the other hand I also tried a similar converter that came with my video capture card and despite the fact that it is also a full HDMI passthrough it works very well. I went to ebay today to see what they are selling nowdays, well I got the suspicion that these latest DVI to HDMI cables will not work with this TV because they all more or less sell the DUAL LINK one and I am not sure which one will actually work. Try what you got and see if friends do have anything that you can try and good luck. Really worth using this tv in DVI as immage is nicer, clearer, brighter and better that VGA and really makes it a good monitor. I now also tested my older High quality 32inches Sansung to make comparisons and despite there is a proper HDMI connection for PC use, I find the BLAUPUNKT better for PC use, text and everything is better. Obviously the picture also need to be remapped to fill up the screen from the ATI CCC and also the aspect ration in the TV need to be set up as ORIGINAL. If you use an adaptor, as I can see any HDMI cable will work and this is actually on my setup now.
Good Luck
#186
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.

That's interesting. Shall do some experiments now to see what happens.

Edit: Balls. I was using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and although I know I do have a DVI to HDMI cable, it's in a box, under another box, behind three boxes, in my eaves, which has no lighting. I think I might just leave this until new PC (with an AMD card, it seems) and I move home next.
HDMI to HDMI will not work. I been getting crazy my self and it is been by chance that I noticed, after trying all the cables I got, that an old DVI to HDMI will work. Saying so, I also tried these converters (HDMI to DVI) that came in the ATI gpu box and it does not work because full HDMI signal is still passing through. On the other hand I also tried a similar converter that came with my video capture card and despite the fact that it is also a full HDMI passthrough it works very well. I went to ebay today to see what they are selling nowdays, well I got the suspicion that these latest DVI to HDMI cables will not work with this TV because they all more or less sell the DUAL LINK one and I am not sure which one will actually work. Try what you got and see if friends do have anything that you can try and good luck. Really worth using this tv in DVI as immage is nicer, clearer, brighter and better that VGA and really makes it a good monitor. I now also tested my older High quality 32inches Sansung to make comparisons and despite there is a proper HDMI connection for PC use, I find the BLAUPUNKT better for PC use, text and everything is better. Obviously the picture also need to be remapped to fill up the screen from the ATI CCC and also the aspect ration in the TV need to be set up as ORIGINAL. If you use an adaptor, as I can see any HDMI cable will work and this is actually on my setup now.
Good Luck

Ahhhh, man. I've now put my old 3850 into the PC, and, what a difference. I still need to do a bit of tweaking to get the colours and everything correct, but it's exactly as you say. Soo much richer, clearer, and sharper. It looks fantastic now. I'll now swap this AMD card back into its original PC and see about replacing my GTX260 with a more up to date AMD card.

Thank you *very* much for your time and help, Bobo.
#187
dxx
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
bobo53
dxx
drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.

That's interesting. Shall do some experiments now to see what happens.

Edit: Balls. I was using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and although I know I do have a DVI to HDMI cable, it's in a box, under another box, behind three boxes, in my eaves, which has no lighting. I think I might just leave this until new PC (with an AMD card, it seems) and I move home next.
HDMI to HDMI will not work. I been getting crazy my self and it is been by chance that I noticed, after trying all the cables I got, that an old DVI to HDMI will work. Saying so, I also tried these converters (HDMI to DVI) that came in the ATI gpu box and it does not work because full HDMI signal is still passing through. On the other hand I also tried a similar converter that came with my video capture card and despite the fact that it is also a full HDMI passthrough it works very well. I went to ebay today to see what they are selling nowdays, well I got the suspicion that these latest DVI to HDMI cables will not work with this TV because they all more or less sell the DUAL LINK one and I am not sure which one will actually work. Try what you got and see if friends do have anything that you can try and good luck. Really worth using this tv in DVI as immage is nicer, clearer, brighter and better that VGA and really makes it a good monitor. I now also tested my older High quality 32inches Sansung to make comparisons and despite there is a proper HDMI connection for PC use, I find the BLAUPUNKT better for PC use, text and everything is better. Obviously the picture also need to be remapped to fill up the screen from the ATI CCC and also the aspect ration in the TV need to be set up as ORIGINAL. If you use an adaptor, as I can see any HDMI cable will work and this is actually on my setup now.
Good Luck

Ahhhh, man. I've now put my old 3850 into the PC, and, what a difference. I still need to do a bit of tweaking to get the colours and everything correct, but it's exactly as you say. Soo much richer, clearer, and sharper. It looks fantastic now. I'll now swap this AMD card back into its original PC and see about replacing my GTX260 with a more up to date AMD card.

Thank you *very* much for your time and help, Bobo.
Very pleased you made it. Will you also please let me know if you can actually get it done with your NVIDIA, maybe the latest driver got more settings to tweak?? I had intention to go for nvidia next time but if does not do this then will stick with ATI, lol.
ed: I also increased the saturation on the CCC at 120 from 100 and I think everything looks better but you can play with it and see

Edited By: bobo53 on Oct 07, 2012 14:44: ed
#188
hi all
got this tv today seems ok but wondering has any1 tried the 3d yet?
i was playing 3d avi's via xbmc through hdmi (usb 3d no go) set up for side by side etc but doesent seem to
work as i see both sides of the image when wearing glasses as if polarising
wasnt happening, any1 else having this or am i doing something stupid (very likley) i hit 3d button
which gives 3d options etc. to set up 3d side by side but didnt give polorised 3d video :-(
also does any1 have settings for balance/contrast/etc that are best for this tv for
general tv viewing in a normal room

thanks for any help

Edited By: cozzyman on Oct 07, 2012 16:05: adding info
#189
cozzyman
hi all
got this tv today seems ok but wondering has any1 tried the 3d yet?
i was playing 3d avi's via xbmc through hdmi (usb 3d no go) set up for side by side etc but doesent seem to
work as i see both sides of the image when wearing glasses as if polarising
wasnt happening, any1 else having this or am i doing something stupid (very likley) i hit 3d button
which gives 3d options etc. to set up 3d side by side but didnt give polorised 3d video :-(
also does any1 have settings for balance/contrast/etc that are best for this tv for
general tv viewing in a normal room

thanks for any help

your line of view has to be right else you will see double image like on a Nintendo 3ds, so try moving your eyes level with the tv
sure there will be a setting for this
ive advised my neighbour to but a samsung 3d blu ray player
either a C,D, or E series will turn it into a smart tv as my C series blu ray player had the same media player on as my old ue55c8000 £2500 led tv
so i asume the D and E will have the same
so will be able to play 3d sbs mkvs through hdmi on the blu ray player
and yes it does say 3d files not supported via usb in the manual



Edited By: scoot on Oct 07, 2012 16:57
#190
yes still no go no matter the angle and knew it wouldnt play via usb
but thought it would be happy with a Raseberry pi with xbmc via hdmi.

does it have to be a ps3/xbox/blue ray player to work?
have used same set up on my Panasonic 3d no problems
#191
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drago773
How is this as a PC monitor?

Besides the issues with overscanning / VGA above, it's actually good for that sort of thing, but with caveats. Upsides:

- I normally use dual monitors. With this on my desk, I can quite comfortably use only a single panel. It's really nice for that.

- Movies and videos just look fantastic in fullscreen mode. Even on my 22" panels of old, video content just looked small and unimpressive. With this, it's really good. Much better sense of presence.

- Gaming is really good. Okay, older games do look a little unimpressively low-res especially in terms of textures, but it's just so massive and immersive.

- 3D gaming and movies are incredible. Google Earth's flightsim in 3D mode stands as the single most impressive visual feat I've ever seen in my own home. It's not flawless (passive 3D is always a pain, but less so than active), but, goddamn, is it impressive. It's easy enough to fool the mind into thinking it's really there.


Downsides

- The res / size balance are slightly off, which means everything is a little too big as standard. I have most of my most frequently used sites zoomed out, just to make them visually more sensible.

- Issues with overscan when hooked up via HDMI/DVI. Means either ghosting around text, or having to use old-skool VGA, which means softness around text. It's good, though.



Personally, I specifically asked about the returns policy when I bought the TV, and I've returned TVs I haven't been happy with in the past. This one's a keeper, though.

Do you mean that you are still getting a better picture with the VGA cable?? then you must have the wrong DVI-HDMI cable because I think that my digital picture is far better than the VGA and no gosthing etc...

What video card are you using? And could you take a close-up macro shot of text on yours, just so I can have a reference?

ATI 6950. If after you switch on the PC you see in the info, HDMI 1 or 2 or 3, then you get the bad picture. If you see DVI then you got the good one. Tell me how do I transfer a picture and will show one of each and the difference it makes.

That's interesting. Shall do some experiments now to see what happens.

Edit: Balls. I was using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and although I know I do have a DVI to HDMI cable, it's in a box, under another box, behind three boxes, in my eaves, which has no lighting. I think I might just leave this until new PC (with an AMD card, it seems) and I move home next.
HDMI to HDMI will not work. I been getting crazy my self and it is been by chance that I noticed, after trying all the cables I got, that an old DVI to HDMI will work. Saying so, I also tried these converters (HDMI to DVI) that came in the ATI gpu box and it does not work because full HDMI signal is still passing through. On the other hand I also tried a similar converter that came with my video capture card and despite the fact that it is also a full HDMI passthrough it works very well. I went to ebay today to see what they are selling nowdays, well I got the suspicion that these latest DVI to HDMI cables will not work with this TV because they all more or less sell the DUAL LINK one and I am not sure which one will actually work. Try what you got and see if friends do have anything that you can try and good luck. Really worth using this tv in DVI as immage is nicer, clearer, brighter and better that VGA and really makes it a good monitor. I now also tested my older High quality 32inches Sansung to make comparisons and despite there is a proper HDMI connection for PC use, I find the BLAUPUNKT better for PC use, text and everything is better. Obviously the picture also need to be remapped to fill up the screen from the ATI CCC and also the aspect ration in the TV need to be set up as ORIGINAL. If you use an adaptor, as I can see any HDMI cable will work and this is actually on my setup now.
Good Luck

Ahhhh, man. I've now put my old 3850 into the PC, and, what a difference. I still need to do a bit of tweaking to get the colours and everything correct, but it's exactly as you say. Soo much richer, clearer, and sharper. It looks fantastic now. I'll now swap this AMD card back into its original PC and see about replacing my GTX260 with a more up to date AMD card.

Thank you *very* much for your time and help, Bobo.
Very pleased you made it. Will you also please let me know if you can actually get it done with your NVIDIA, maybe the latest driver got more settings to tweak?? I had intention to go for nvidia next time but if does not do this then will stick with ATI, lol.
ed: I also increased the saturation on the CCC at 120 from 100 and I think everything looks better but you can play with it and see

I've just tried updating to 306.23, and the problem persists. Text remains simultaneously blurred and over-sharpened, regardless of what settings I try with the nVidia control panel with regards to overscan / underscan / resizing. This is on Win7 x64, and using the same DVI to HDMI cable as I used with the Radeon 3850, btw.

http://i.imgur.com/BAqmI.jpg (although it doesn't look that bad in real life - I'll do a proper comparison shot with my proper camera after I've gotten back from the shops)
#192
Watched Avatar 3D via it tonight (exact rip is "Avatar 3d (2009) HSBS BrRip x264 - YFIY.mp4" if you want to 'Google' it) and it exceeded expectations. HDMI'd from the laptop to the TV, opened in VLC, switched 3D type to "Side by Side" and bam... no problems at all.

Great purchase!
#193
TGB
Watched Avatar 3D via it tonight (exact rip is "Avatar 3d (2009) HSBS BrRip x264 - YFIY.mp4" if you want to 'Google' it) and it exceeded expectations. HDMI'd from the laptop to the TV, opened in VLC, switched 3D type to "Side by Side" and bam... no problems at all.

Great purchase!

yifi mp4s and avi's are pretty small files
try a 3d half sbs mkv, if your laptop is pretty powerful
using same as you did
should work and will be blu ray quality
#194
cozzyman
yes still no go no matter the angle and knew it wouldnt play via usb
but thought it would be happy with a Raseberry pi with xbmc via hdmi.

does it have to be a ps3/xbox/blue ray player to work?
have used same set up on my Panasonic 3d no problems

ps3 doesnt play mkvs, i think it may stream them also ps3 hdd is fat 32 so no files bigger that 4gb allowed
(most 3d half sbs mkvs are around 8 gb)
not too sure about xbox360 you will need to google
samsung 3d smart blu ray is the best bet with external hdd as it will support ntfs file sysyem for hdd
be able to use all the apps
and play 3d half sbs no problem
and look like 3d blu ray
or you can do what TGB done above
hdmi from pc or laptop to tv
play the avi/mp4/mkv via vlc player and watch that way
#195
I admit I am tempted. However I dont think Mr First Direct will be happy if I purchased one.
#196
scoot
TGB
Watched Avatar 3D via it tonight (exact rip is "Avatar 3d (2009) HSBS BrRip x264 - YFIY.mp4" if you want to 'Google' it) and it exceeded expectations. HDMI'd from the laptop to the TV, opened in VLC, switched 3D type to "Side by Side" and bam... no problems at all.

Great purchase!

yifi mp4s and avi's are pretty small files
try a 3d half sbs mkv, if your laptop is pretty powerful
using same as you did
should work and will be blu ray quality

Note that half SBS mkv's will only go 3d when made fullscreen and switching the 3D to "Side by side", windowed it won't work at all, and i think thats whats happening for a lot of people.
#197
I have a few questions:

Is the 3D on this any good?
Does it have a 2D-3D tuner built in?
And could I watch Freeview in 3D?

I have no idea about 3D TV's or the quality of this one, so any help would be appreciated :D
#198
benlewis95
I have a few questions:

Is the 3D on this any good?
Does it have a 2D-3D tuner built in?
And could I watch Freeview in 3D?

I have no idea about 3D TV's or the quality of this one, so any help would be appreciated :D


Is the 3D on this any good? ONLY TRIED MEGAMIND 3D BLURAY ON PS3 AND LOOKED AWESOME
Does it have a 2D-3D tuner built in? YES IT DOES 2D TO 3D (think it was in the picture settings)
And could I watch Freeview in 3D? WOULD OF THOUGHT SO IN 2D TO 3D MODE BUT ONLY TRIED V.M. TIVO BOX (so in theory you could watch eastenders or corry in 3d) LOL


Edited By: scoot on Oct 09, 2012 03:33: EDITTED
#199
BillySollox
BillySollox
24p/24hz?

Sorry to repeat myself, but does this TV support this refresh rate?

Blurays at 50/60hz don't look right, and I presume it'll affect the 3D effect too?

No-one answered this quite simple question. :(

Yes or No? - 'tis a simple question.
#200
BillySollox
BillySollox
BillySollox
24p/24hz?

Sorry to repeat myself, but does this TV support this refresh rate?

Blurays at 50/60hz don't look right, and I presume it'll affect the 3D effect too?

No-one answered this quite simple question. :(

Yes or No? - 'tis a simple question.

There's the manual, knock yerself out >

http://www.skymediauk.co.uk/Downloads/Blaupunkt/Manual%20-%20Blaupunkt%20-%2032-56G-GB-3B-F3TCU-UK.pdf

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