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Brand New Sony KLV30HRS3 problems with flickering hair colours and business suites

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by j b, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. j b

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    We just got our brand new 30 inch Sony KLV30HRS3 this week and have been watching it at home for a couple of nights now and have started to notice things we didn't expect. Watching Alan Sugar on the Apprentice last night his pin stripped business suit seemed to catch the light in odd ways as he moved in his seat. Watching 'The Bill' tonight an actress with blonde streaked hair occassionally seemed to have her hair catch the light in a very strange way. It is almost like a subtle change in angle or lighting on something being filmed has too large an effect on the LCD screen.
    Having previously only had CRT screens ( the last one being an ex-rental jobbie for £120 ) I had expected the LCD at £1300 to be the dogs ********. Is this normal for an LCD? We get the same effect from both terrestrial and freeview transmissions.
     
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    Try it with a dvd and compare? LCDTV's aren't exactly perfection at the mo. Maybe in a year or two we may see much better models. You may of course be experiencing probs due to cheapo scart leads giving you poor signals or your set maybe faulty? Also you may need to spend more time setting it up properly (LCDTV's need more time tinkering with controls than a crt to get them running at their best). Try less contrast and colour for eg. and check the on-screen settings for everything from the cable inputs to the video settings. Most lcd tvs with a good source like dvd look pretty good and with dvi through a pc whatever they look great. Dont write it off just yet ;)
     
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    Hi Bada55, thanks for the suggestion on the leads, we got some £30 1.5 metre SCART cables but still notice odd things. We nearly took the TV back to the SONY shop in Staines under the 7 day return policy the shop offers but after a long conversation with Stuart ( a really usefull shop assistant ) we decided to keep it.

    Stuart told us that....

    CRTs give the best picture of all current TV's because these were designed specifically for TV use. LCD's come from computers and are not as good!

    Watch FREEVIEW not analogue for better viewing ( this made a big difference )

    DVDs give the best quality


    If you spend another £1000 and get a SONY LCD with a digital reciever it will look even better ( not an option for us )


    So after talking to Stuart we switched to only watching FREEVIEW and things are acceptable. We decided to keep it. Justin's black and grey houndstooth jacket ( From How Not To Decorate ) was flashing away last night but apart from odd anomalies like this we can live with it. And it just looks so cool switched off in the corner! Way better then the monster CRTs....

    jb :)
     
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    Problems like this can affect any display technology, not just LCD's. Sets normally have something called a 'comb filter' (if my spelling is correct). How effective the comb filter, they are normally digital now a days, will determine how well this type of 'interference' is cleaned up. It is possible that the comb filter is faulty or of poor quality design or having just received a large screen display, you are noticing flaws that are inherrent in the PAL TV standard that may have been less noticable on a smaller or less sharp display.

    If the interference continues to be an annnoyance, try turning down the sharpness of the display. TV's out of the box often have settings (contrast, brightness, colour, sharpness etc) that are not optimal and would be in need of a (sometimes severe) tweak.

    -Ian
     

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