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    LCD TV Help.

    Is there anybody out there with the patience and knowledge to steer me through HD TV set up.

    1) The screen is everso dark
    2) The picture is bitty, not sharp.

    I must tell you that I have no HD equipment connected. I am just watching standard Sky and normal DVD's through it.

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    what make and model is your tv?

    Original Poster

    It was the 42'' Toshiba in previous post. TOSHIBA EQUIUM L40-156

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    First important bit.... how are you connecting everything? Via Scart?

    There will be setup menu's on the set to change the colour balance, contrast and brightness. Give those a whirl first.

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    diabeticguy;1416104

    It was the 42'' Toshiba in previous post. TOSHIBA EQUIUM L40-156



    Eh? Thats a laptop isnt it?

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    Original Poster

    guv;1416207

    Eh? Thats a laptop isnt it?]Link


    OOP's theres an insight to all the stuff I've been buying. I just copied the details from a Currys email; forgot about the laptop.

    The TV is..TOSHIBA 42C3030/ 35DLCD.

    Have you tried AVForums?

    Can't find anything specifically for the 42c but someone did post this for the 37c on the avforums

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    I'm no expert but I use these settings:
    - Backlight 28
    - Contrast 78
    - Brightness 56
    - Colour 46
    - Tint 0
    - Sharpness 0
    - Black Stretch - On or Off? Off
    - MPEG NR - On or Off? Low (or off)
    - DNR - On of Off? Low (or off)
    - Colour Temperature - Warm, Cool or Normal? Warm

    For sound I turn all the WOW effects on, up the treble to +12, up the bass boost slightly to 75.

    This is on the 37C3030 btw.

    Another thing i've noticed is that different programs/films have dramatically different lighting, even in the same setting (i.e sunny day). You notice this much much more on an LCD or plasma than a CRT, it looks more similar to a cinema screen to my eyes. Initially it's quite offputting having such wildly different looks in lighting because it never seems quite right. I think this is because you don't really see it as much with CRT (which is very uniform) so aren't used to more realistic lighting.
    Also i'd avoid scart and try to use component/HDMI with your equipment. Try to make sure DVD is upscaled by the player and anything else is at least 480p.
    Hope this helps

    (Note this is my first LCD tv so i'm probably way off lol)
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    There is also a general thread on settings for the c3030 series
    avforums.com/for…395

    Original Poster

    gari189;1417890

    Can't find anything specifically for the 42c but someone did post this … Can't find anything specifically for the 42c but someone did post this for the 37c on the avforums----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I'm no expert but I use these settings:- Backlight 28- Contrast 78- Brightness 56- Colour 46- Tint 0- Sharpness 0- Black Stretch - On or Off? Off- MPEG NR - On or Off? Low (or off)- DNR - On of Off? Low (or off)- Colour Temperature - Warm, Cool or Normal? WarmFor sound I turn all the WOW effects on, up the treble to +12, up the bass boost slightly to 75. This is on the 37C3030 btw. Another thing i've noticed is that different programs/films have dramatically different lighting, even in the same setting (i.e sunny day). You notice this much much more on an LCD or plasma than a CRT, it looks more similar to a cinema screen to my eyes. Initially it's quite offputting having such wildly different looks in lighting because it never seems quite right. I think this is because you don't really see it as much with CRT (which is very uniform) so aren't used to more realistic lighting. Also i'd avoid scart and try to use component/HDMI with your equipment. Try to make sure DVD is upscaled by the player and anything else is at least 480p. Hope this helps (Note this is my first LCD tv so i'm probably way off lol)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There is also a general thread on settings for the c3030 series http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505395



    You are spot on with the shadows, lighting etc in films. I became worried during Midsommer Murders yesterday, but that seemed a particularly dark programme. I shall spend some time investigating. But appreciate all of your help.

    diabeticguy;1418344

    I became worried during Midsommer Murders yesterday


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