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Why do expensive TVs look so crap in tv shop?

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Whenever I look at the big tvs in comet or currys the picture looks absolute crap unless they are hooked up to blu-ray player. Even my old 28" crt has a better picture. Why is this? :/ Read More
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Whenever I look at the big tvs in comet or currys the picture looks absolute crap unless they are hooked up to blu-ray player. Even my old 28" crt has a better picture.

Why is this? :/
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
sharing HD signal
#2
a lot of the ones in comet are running standard DVD's and signals through a scart or component, in the sony centre everything is run a HD channel through a sky box so all TV's have an optimal signal really, standard def through big HD TV's never looks good

currys and stuff might also hook up a select few larger sets with HDMI inputs running a blu ray or sumthing to provide a picture that looks in contrast superb, so as to push the newer stock for instance, you can ask them too switich inputs over if your interested in a particular set and seeing what a HD input looks like when run through

Edited By: joeprosho on Oct 22, 2010 14:09: a
#3
They all share a poor feed, incorrectly set up, most are perhaps on dynamic settings.
#4
I want a new tv thats around 40". It will have to be quite cheap, around £400.

I will be hooking it up to my digibox recorder through a scart socket which will be standard definition. I just don't see the point in upgrading if the picture is going to look even worse than it does on my current 28" crt tv.

I won't be watching anything in high definition, I have no blu-ray players or sky hd so it will only be used to watch freeview and play dvds now and again.

My friend had a 42" lcd sharp tv and it was hooked up through a scart to an old digibox and the picture looked quite good on it.
#5
They are not set up properly and are being fed a crap signal!
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Theyve normally been set up by the idiots who work there, using a poor quality loop feed.

Edited By: vibeone on Oct 22, 2010 14:22: gds
#7
I'd get a plasma if you are not going to watch HD, plasma's knock the spots off LCD on SD.
suspended#8
Find a couple of TVs in you price range then have a look on AV forums, check the model numbers and see the reviews for standard def on each set.

The HD tvs are future proof so in future you might want SKY HD or a blu ray player.

If you dont want to lay out a lot you could get an up-scaling dvd player that would make a difference to normal dvds.
#9
I find the supermarkets seem more switched onto getting a decent picture on display units.
#10
ye i was thinking some kind of upscaling system could benefit you for watching standard definition, i just got a job at teh leeds sony centre and they do sumthing like the 40ex403 for 499 with a free £199 stand atm, but that being a freeview HD set would allow you some access to HD viewing without any gizmo's or subscription, for starting any Tv purchase however i would allways reccomend this site

http://www.reevoo.com

click on TV's, click on some of the basic specs you want and then listing them in order of cheapest first! its a customer review site so all you get is real feedback on the sets
#11
Yea, I'd maybe get an up-scaling dvd player.

I heard plasmas aren't very good for watching during the day with curtains open? I want the picture to look alright no matter what time of day or where you are sitting. What is best for that? plasma or lcd?

Also, I guess it doesn't matter if I get a 720p or 1080p tv but I was wondering will a SD signal look worse through a 1080p than a 720p or does it not make a difference? I don't want to pay more for a better tv and the picture looks even worse.
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greg_68
I find the supermarkets seem more switched onto getting a decent picture on display units.


My local Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA cant be included in that.

Morrisons have had two faulty sets on display for 2 months, they only have a total of 3 on display!
ASDA have an awful feed into their 5 TVs, they would probably sell more if they turned them off.
Tesco have SKY HD set up but they cant get a good signal on it!
#13
My local Asda was great, a huge display all showing live TV set up properly so you could see the difference between makes of sets and types (LCD/Plasma/LED). Its what made me choose plasma in the end.
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greg_68
My local Asda was great, a huge display all showing live TV set up properly so you could see the difference between makes of sets and types (LCD/Plasma/LED). Its what made me choose plasma in the end.


Saying that my nearest ASDA mega store i set up properly. Just my local which is naff.
#15
My parents finally replaced their crappy 28" crt with a 40" Sony LCD and after some tweaking the SD picture is far superior to the old one and HD and Upscaled content (dvd player) is amazing.
#16
plasma's have the least bright picture, then LCD, then LED edgelit, then LED backlit then OLED.. but you wont be getting one of those

plasmas are meant to be better for Sd,but there kinda almost old tech and heavy on the energy consumtion, good for turning down the lights and movie watching though... edge lit LED's will probs be out your price range though

Edited By: joeprosho on Oct 22, 2010 15:03: a
#17
Igot a Samsung LED set using the £100 cashback they have on at the moment and picture on sd is excellent even without upscaling through my dvd recorder which makes it even better.

dont forget one of the the reason they don't look as good as your trusty crt in the shops is because although old technology crts still produce a great picture especially when you are looking from close up.
as someone mentioned check av forums plenty of info their sometimes too much lol.


Edited By: quizmaniac on Oct 22, 2010 17:55: ,

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