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360 really garish image

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by mrback, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. mrback

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    Hello out there
    I managed to get a go of the 360 on monday evening with one of the samsung lcd tv's & considering I have just bought one of the sets to go with the 360 when it comes out was a bit dissappointed. The picture was really garish (overly bright) & looked pretty awful to be honest, I couldnt get hold of a remote to try to change the settings so couldnt be sure.
    Has anyone else been forunate enough to try the 360 on one of these sets?
    I was at a corporate doo so to speak & there was a microsoft presentation.
    Tried out 4 titles(gotham,kameo,doa4& perfect dark)
    If you want to ask me any questions please do & I will try to bat them off.
     
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    What did you think of PZ0?
     
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    Knowing how tv sets come out of the box i'm gonna say that the contracst was set to Max, as on the majority of set this is the default setting so when they are on display in stores they look nice and bright, but for gaming they always look nasty, that could be the problem.

    So then PGR3, tell me! NOW!
     
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    Yep, as Pooon says, out of the box pretty much all TVs look awful. My Hitachi 7200 LCD came with 'Dynamic' contrast on, sharpness on full, contrast on full... My eyes! They bleed!!!

    The reason is that manufacturers are competing against each other in the harshly lit shop-floor environment. They set the default settings ever higher to make their sets stand out against others around them. Absolutely no use whatsoever for real-world use.

    I sure that it's the dodgy settings on the Samsung, nothing to do with the 360. I'd bet that they just unpacked the kit and plugged it in without setting up the screen properly.
     
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    When I got my Samsung and connnected to my Xbox I was horrified - looked bloody awful. A few adjustments and even the current brick produced a half decent image - I'm sure the same will be true when we actually get the 360s inour hands and have time to tweak our displays!
     
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    Try a set up disc such as AVIA or DVE. :)
     
  7. mrback

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    I played perfect dark the most & watched people playing gotham.
    Perfect dark was really nice, some of the textures on the walls & floors were just ridiculous(ie awesome) but some textures were pretty bogstandard, there was a level helping jack & a sort of underground carpark level in chinatown..the textures on the tyres on the cars were a bit crap. This played really well I thought but I kept thinking is this as good as half life "2"?
    Gotham obviously looked the dogs but it is pretty hard to play(i think i am just rubbish though :) )
    sometimes the framerate dropped on PD0 & gotham so there is still some tidying up to do but these games are great, the pad is brilliant, really comfy & just felt natural in the hand, as good as a dual shock easily.
     
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    frame rate dropping????? noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
     
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    frame rate dropping????? noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    please...dont panic, I think these were x05 builds of the game & the frame rate drops were very few & far between but i did notice them now & again. There is still plenty of time for them to get the frame rate locked (fingers crossed here :) )
     

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