Samsung LE32R87 advice needed.

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Found 4th Sep 2007
:cry: LE32R87 help needed.
Ive just bought this telly along with an upscaling Samsung dvd player & Im a little dissapointed to be honest.... It looks great with my 360, but normal telly and dvds through the upscaler arent all that (Im getting loads of juddery edges to things, it looks like a heat haze around the edge of fast moving things). Im using standard Sky+ connected with an S-video cable its not Sky HD so I know it wont ever be an amazing picture, but i was hoping it would be better than it is. The upscaling dvd is connected with an HDMI lead, but am i right in saying that this telly is only 720i ? Any advice would be appreciated, especially if theres any set up help to get the best picture. Nige.

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Turn 'movieplus' off, was the first thing i did because it made things look artificially speeded up.

Make sure the sky box is outputting RGB too (Settings - picture settings i think)

This tv is supposed to be coming either today or tommorow, On some of the reviews, Apparently the tv needs some settings fiddled with and then its very good!

Shittylink managed to lose the first Tv, So hopefully this one will arrive!

Original Poster

Bossworld

Turn 'movieplus' off, was the first thing i did because it made things … Turn 'movieplus' off, was the first thing i did because it made things look artificially speeded up.Make sure the sky box is outputting RGB too (Settings - picture settings i think)




Will try both those suggestions tonight. Thanks.

Anyone else got any tips ?

Original Poster

Iom-RF

This tv is supposed to be coming either today or tommorow, On some of the … This tv is supposed to be coming either today or tommorow, On some of the reviews, Apparently the tv needs some settings fiddled with and then its very good!Shittylink managed to lose the first Tv, So hopefully this one will arrive!



Ai, theres loads of settings to fiddle with, personally I hate loads of settings Im always wondering if Ive got it right or theres a better setting that I havent found yet.....

Is it not because connecting via s-video is a bit poor?

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Deal4Me

Is it not because connecting via s-video is a bit poor?



I thought S-video was better than standard Scart ? Isnt that the only option to connect a SD Sky+ box to an HD ready telly ? HELP !!!

Could be wrong, But I thought RGB scart was better than S-video?

deal4me beat me to it - isn't a fully wired scart lead better than s-video? The amount you pay for cables is also a factor - a scart lead from the pound shop will never perform well! - scarily i was looking (definately only looking!) at a 1 metre scart lead the othe rday that was £80!!

Try a good scart lead
set sky+ to output in RGB
does the set have freeview built in? - if so, what's the picture like on freeview? - Might be worth doing all the picture tweaking on a freeview channel, then comparing it to Sky?

Original Poster

Iom-RF

Could be wrong, But I thought RGB scart was better than S-video?



I thought scart was scart ? Is there a difference between RGB scart and standard scart then ? Lol, excuse my ignorance. Does the SD Sky+ box utilise RGB scart ?

Big_Bad_Nige

I thought S-video was better than standard Scart ? Isnt that the only … I thought S-video was better than standard Scart ? Isnt that the only option to connect a SD Sky+ box to an HD ready telly ? HELP !!!



Our Sky+ box is connected to our HD tv using a scart lead.....

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jayhab

deal4me beat me to it - isn't a fully wired scart lead better than … deal4me beat me to it - isn't a fully wired scart lead better than s-video? The amount you pay for cables is also a factor - a scart lead from the pound shop will never perform well! - scarily i was looking (definately only looking!) at a 1 metre scart lead the othe rday that was £80!!Try a good scart leadset sky+ to output in RGBdoes the set have freeview built in? - if so, what's the picture like on freeview? - Might be worth doing all the picture tweaking on a freeview channel, then comparing it to Sky?



We dont live in a freeview area, so the set doesnt pick anything up, so its Sky or nothing !! So lets get this straight, there is a difference between a bog standard scart lead and a RGB scart lead, but they plug in the Sky+ box just the same (& in the same hole) ??

Big_Bad_Nige

I thought scart was scart ? Is there a difference between RGB scart and … I thought scart was scart ? Is there a difference between RGB scart and standard scart then ? Lol, excuse my ignorance. Does the SD Sky+ box utilise RGB scart ?



Yes and no.... the signal inside a scart lead is split into seperate red green and blue, however these can only be used if the source and the destination accept/transmitan RGB signal otherwise the composite video pin (20) is used.
Yes - SKY+ can output an RGB signal

Big_Bad_Nige

We dont live in a freeview area, so the set doesnt pick anything up, so … We dont live in a freeview area, so the set doesnt pick anything up, so its Sky or nothing !! So lets get this straight, there is a difference between a bog standard scart lead and a RGB scart lead, but they plug in the Sky+ box just the same (& in the same hole) ??



Any scart lead that has 'all pins connected' will carry an RGB or a composite video signal (split into red, green and blue or the whole picture delivered in a single wire),
however as mentioned previously, the quality and cost of a cable has a large impact, oxygen free cable, gold plated connectors etc all help to deliver the best possible quality signals to your TV.

The TV out on sky+ should be an RGB socket, but some tvs only accept an RGB signal on one socket - your manual will tell you, alternatively the socket is usually labled e.g Ext 1 RGB in etc

RGB scart is better than s video which in turn is better than composite video (the sky default) hence why i said to change to RGB. Same cable (so long as it's wired properly inside), just a different setting.

You could waste your life worrying about every little setting like the folks on avforums seem to, or just plug it in and enjoy it which is what I did for the one at my mum's house. Like i say the only thing i'd adjust is the 'movieplus' feature cos i reckon it's garbage.

jayhab

deal4me beat me to it - isn't a fully wired scart lead better than … deal4me beat me to it - isn't a fully wired scart lead better than s-video? The amount you pay for cables is also a factor - a scart lead from the pound shop will never perform well! - scarily i was looking (definately only looking!) at a 1 metre scart lead the othe rday that was £80!!Try a good scart leadset sky+ to output in RGBdoes the set have freeview built in? - if so, what's the picture like on freeview? - Might be worth doing all the picture tweaking on a freeview channel, then comparing it to Sky?



Yup, have just replied to OP.

And jayhab is correct with cable pricing. If scart is better (as Im not sure about this one) if you paid £100 for a premium S-Video cable, it will not be better than a £2 scart (assuming that scart is better)

I discovered this after buying a premium s-video to connect the laptop, and premium audio cable, does not beat my 'cheap' VGA from the bay for example.

HTH

lol @ Bossworld!!

Have you tried AVForums as they have lots of posts just for settings on Samsung Tv's.

whilst on the subject of cables can anyone suggest a good site for reasonably priced av cables?
Thanks :thumbsup:

HDMI don't bother it's a digital signal, the only thing you'd worry about is interference so other than that there's no difference between cables other than price.

SCART you can spend whatever you like, but I'd just not bother, so long as it's not made of paper it's alright for me

Snake i'd love to know if you're taking the mick there or not!

gari189

whilst on the subject of cables can anyone suggest a good site for … whilst on the subject of cables can anyone suggest a good site for reasonably priced av cables?Thanks :thumbsup:



weirdly, Screwfix has one of the best prices for Thor scart leads:

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i'm sure there is postage to add on though! - unfortunately I don't think they have them at their 'trade counter' stores :-(

Thanks Jayhab - it was more component cables that I was looking for but if I need any scarts I'll give screwfix a try :thumbsup:

Added some rep for your help...
Thanks

well, currys have got this JVC lead at £9.99:
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Pc world do a belkin one @ £18.75, i'm sure it used to be a lot cheaper - however, although the picture on their site is wrong for the item.... the same one on Currys website is £34.98!!

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& @ Currys:

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i've used the Belkin ones - very nice results too!

Original Poster

Well, Ive checked my Sky box is set to RGB and Ive turned off the Movie Plus feature. Where can i get a decent but not to expensive RGB scart ?

Nige - check post #21 !!!!

Original Poster

jayhab

Nige - check post #21 !!!!



Hmm seems like a nice one, thanks ! Hopefully this will make all the difference !

You will definately see an improvement over a £1 scart lead, hopefully it will give you some better results all round! - Have you noticed any changes now that Sky is pumping out RGB? Have you got a 'normal' scart lead to test it with at the moment?

Original Poster

jayhab

You will definately see an improvement over a £1 scart lead, hopefully it … You will definately see an improvement over a £1 scart lead, hopefully it will give you some better results all round! - Have you noticed any changes now that Sky is pumping out RGB? Have you got a 'normal' scart lead to test it with at the moment?



My sky box was already set to RGB, I just double checked it. I do have an old scart lead which looked awful when I connected it up, thats why I thought I had made a good decision going for s-video, but I didnt realise that scart had moved on to RGB scart ! Will buy a good one & hope it helps.

Make sure the socket on the TV that SKY is plugged into is an RGB socket - All sockets on the TV may accept an RGB signal - but on some TVs, only 1 scart socket accepts an RGB signal

Have you sorted it yet Nige?
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