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Fujitsu P42VHA30 Owners please look in

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Techno, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Techno

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    I was wondering whether anybody else was suffering from the Posterisation/Solarisation problems that I get.

    Mine appears to have got worse over the months and it's on DVD, not just SKY+. When I first set it up it didn't suffer at all but started to appear after a few weeks.

    Perhaps there's something in the settings that can reduce this effect, if there is then I aint found it yet:rolleyes:

    I have the screen connected to an AMP via component - SKY+ is going to amp via JS RGB to YUV convertor, DVD by component.

    I have tried the DVD direct to screen via component but still get it so have ruled out the amp and I'm fairly sure the componenet lead is OK becasue, as I mentioned, the 'effect' didn't appear until the screen had been run in.

    Any ideas on set up would be very much appreciated.

    - Would a scaler (iscan, lumagen etc) solve this?

    - Are there any owners out there that don't have the problem at all?

    Thanks in advance chaps.
     
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    well I have had my fujitsu p42vha30 for about six months now and I get the solarisation every now and again but it only happens on sky , I have no trouble with dvd playback so I always thought it was the source. It would be good idea to search the forums on the subject as I can remember reading about it a few months back.
     
  3. michael6

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    Hi

    I have also had my screen for about six months, again I sometimes see the effect on Sky but only on certain channels and have therefore put it down to the broadcast quality.

    I have never experienced any problems with DVD’s at all. The DVD is connected direct via component and is PS, Sky is connected by scart.

    Michael
     
  4. Techno

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    Thanks Bondyboo, I did have a read back through the original threads on this. I was more wondering whether anybody had seen it getting worse, or now getting it when they didn't before.

    If it's not too much trouble would yoiu mind posting your settings, so I can compare.

    Thanks again for posting.
     
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    Cheers for posting Michael. Its' interesting that yourself and Bondy only get the problem occasionally.

    It's there pretty much all the time for me albeit in degrees.

    Again, would you mind posting your settings?

    Thanks.
     
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    Techno,

    I have also had my P42VHA30ES for about 6 weeks now and have not noticed any problems. You will need to describe in detail what's happening to your unit instead of just mentioning posterisation/solarisation. It is possible that the problems you're having may not be that of posterisation/solarisation

    Hopefully, with detailed information you will get the right advice
     
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    techno,
    here are my settings for scart


    contrast 0
    brightness +4
    colour 0
    tint 0
    sharpness -10
    picture mode fine
    noise reduction min

    precision setting
    luminance 65
    black level 0
    colour temp:
    red 208
    green 236
    blue 245

    I have the contrast on my sky digibox set to medium

    hope this helps
     
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    have you tried adjust contrast etc with AVIA or DVE? Well worth trying for the cost DVE £13..... this will normally sort out any contrast brightness issus, what is the ambient light in the room?
     
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    If you imagine a poor quality JPG or GIF where, instead of a smooth gradient of colour, you can see patches of colur. MAW once described it on a thread as Clay Faces. I can;t upload a pic anywhere to describe it better - sorry!
     
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    Thanks, I'll compare them to mine tonight - appreciate it!
     
  11. michael6

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    Techno

    From memory my settings are as follows :

    Scart

    contrast -5
    brightness -1
    colour -24
    tint 5
    sharpness -14
    picture mode fine
    noise reduction std

    precision setting
    luminance 70
    black level 0

    colour temp:
    red 240
    green 248
    blue 254

    I have the contrast on my sky digibox set to min

    Component

    contrast -5
    brightness +6
    colour -22
    tint 5
    sharpness -14

    precision setting
    luminance 70
    black level 0
    colour temp:

    red 242
    green 246
    blue 254

    There was a post some months back listing owners setting and if I recall mine were somewhat lower than other particularly with regard to colour.

    When I have seen the banding it is usually noticeable on faces but as I said this only occurs occasionally on Sky and I have yet to see it on DVD.

    Michael
     
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    Thanks for your post, I do have a Video Essentials disk somewhere in the depths of the loft, I'll dig it out. I haven't used it since trying to set up a 36"CRT with it, the picture was dark and not not to taste. I'll give it a try on the Fuji and see what happens though.

    The room is pretty light really, this is perhaps more noticeable when watching at night with 2 small lamps on in a ~20 x 15' room.

    Cheers
     
  13. Techno

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    Brilliant, thanks Michael, I'll be having another play around with it tonight.

    I've found the old thread, I had posted on there so I'll see how my old settings compare.

    Thanks
     
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    someone else's settings are useless unless screen age and ware are identical and ambient conditions the same.......
    SEEMS you like an overly bright picture and this will be causing screen to age faster and solariastion to occur.....
     
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    Tried both Bondy's and Michael's settings and still get the 'effect':rolleyes:

    As a matter of interest my preferred settings are;

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    contrast -9
    brightness +4
    colour -4
    tint 0
    sharpness -13
    picture mode fine
    noise reduction MAX (can't see any difference on any of these options!)

    precision setting
    luminance 40
    black level 0

    colour temp:
    Standard

    SKY+ Medium

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    I'll dig out the Video Essentials disk this weekend and have a play with that but it seems to be appearing in any settings other than unwatchably dark.

    The fact that it didn't do it originally and that other people don;t suffer it, I think it's faulty. If the video disk doesn;t work I'll give them a call.

    Thanks for the input chaps.
     
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    Techno

    I am surprised you are getting bad solarisation with your settings.

    I also don't remember seeing any banding at all when the screen was new but I do very occasionally get the effect now but certainly not enough to cause any concern.

    I put this down to increasing the luminance, brightness and contrast levels slightly after a few weeks of use.

    As I said previously it is only apparent on poor Sky broadcasts. If you are also experiencing the effect with DVD’s maybe there is a problem.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Michael
     

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