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Anyone own a Sharp LC30HV4E LCD TV?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by LCD Man, Dec 5, 2003.

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  1. LCD Man

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    I am having really bad overscan problems & I'm now about to get my 3rd set in a week for the samne issues. On full mode (wide etc) the overscan is terrible (about 20%) on the vertical & 10% on the horizontal, it makes the picture look long & thin. Sharp now say that this CANNOT be rectified as there is NO service menu adjustment for horizontal & vertical amplitude. This may be some kind of scaling issue. Has anyone got any idea's before i send it back for good? I'm using RGB via tuner box for sky+ & component prog scan for DVD.

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    I will have a look tomorrow mate, can you psot a screnshot please
     
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    I will have a go, I'm new here etc! When you say you'll have a look, do you mean in the service menu or at one on dipslay?

    Thanks
     
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    Here are two images with the screen moved to the top of the image & then to the bottom, you can see a massive amount of overscan & the blokes faces look long etc. It's in full mode with a proper wide signal from sky+ box.
     
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    Argh, no pictures! I cant post pics right now I believe you have to make a certain amount of posts etc?
     
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    post them on yahoo photos and link to them its free, I will look into service menu but if sharp say it can be done then i guess thats that!!!
     
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    Aye, here they are matey, I'm disgusted for this amount of overscan. It's not my loss, I'll buy a Plasma again tomorrow & It wont be a Sharp.

    But here goes -
    http://www.meridianfiresystems.co.uk/conventional.htm

    It's bloody crap for AV fans these days, no-one even thinks you know anything about anything.

    Sharp thinks this is OK!!!!!!

    Cheers
     
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    Hmm I'll check the 30 and 37 over the weekend mate i have noticed a bit of over scan, i think it might be down to the line>pixel conversion. but I'll have a look!
    I would buy a sharp plasma! Panny are the way to go!!!
     
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    I must admit, my lat flatscreen was a Panny series 4, never had one as good!

    Looks like I'm in the running for one!!!

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    sorry to tell you mate i think its going to be a live with it or without the screen, the same overscan was on a PW5 which i corrected. But unless there is a hidden service menu, NOt impressed as the sharp screens are pretty good otherwise, superb infact.:(
     
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    Jesus, what a pile of junk. If you cant adjust overscan what's the point?

    Off it goes, Panasoonic plasma for me.

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    I was away to buy one of these in January but I'm a little worried now..

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean... Are you saying that if I was to feed in a widescreen source (DVD, 16:9 videogame, etc) it wouldn't display the entire picture?

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    Thats right, it cuts the top & bottom off & heads etc are longer & thinner than they should be. Not good enough at all! It's setup correctly wityh the sky+ box etc.

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    We've got a couple of Sharp LCDs at our work. Not sure if they're the same model as yours. The engineers there reckon the screen isn't even 16:9 in fact it's 15:9. Have you actually tried measuring your screen and work out the AR? Scaling would therefore be a problem with ANY true 16:9 source.
     
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    You seem to be right for gods sake, I'm going to look into the sales brochure now etc.

    Cheers
     
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    I had a demo of the 37" Sharp today and whilst it did seem to be cropping part of the image allround everything still looked right to me in terms of proportions.

    As for it not being a 16:9 display...well for the 37" anyway the screen width is 819.6mm and the height is 460.8mm which IS 16:9 according to my calculator.

    Apart from this problem LCD Man how do you rate the Sharp 30" ?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Its superb, very nice picture, just badly flawed & not 16:9!!!

    Cheers
     
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    I can't believe it but you are right about the 30" being a 15:9 panel - it does not mke any sense. The screen measures 643mm x 385mm. Madness.

    It would not have anything to do with the non-square pixels in the 30" would it ? as it's 1280x768 whereas the 37" is 1366 x 768 and therefore square.

    Have you seen the 37" screen ? if so did you notice the same overscan trouble ?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Haven't checked them, but I will. Not really bothered to be honest as it's off back!

    Cheers
     

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