Ghost/blocky lines on Xbox360

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  1. EllsinoreOutlaw

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    Hi I need figuring the problem out. Not sure it's the xbox360 itself or something else. First I'll list what I have.

    Xbox360 slim - over year old
    Vizio E3D470VX theater 47in 3D LCD HDTV - not even week old
    6ft 1.8m HDMI cable that provide 1080p and Ethernet connectivity
    Games are - MW3 and Battlefield 3

    On the xbox360s settings on 1080i

    I been see a lot now of those metal ghosting/blocky lines where metal and shadows are from the distance on the game and up close. And curtain light peeking through trees, walls, smoke, and shadows. They all blocky too. Anyone have any idea what's wrong? Could it be the Xbox hardware?
     
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    Try a different HDMI cable. If it's still the same with that, try the 360 on a different TV. It could be the 360 itself, but you'll have to rule out other possible causes first.
     
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    Have you calibrated your TV and turned off all the extra processes?
     
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    Not sure how to do that to get best results like in store view. Could you tell be step by step. I'm new to this HDTV stuff.
     
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    Yes it's the same on my older 27in HDTV. The cable is brand new. You know of the best/right one to get?
     
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    When you see a TV on display in store they normally have it on one of the horrible presets, properly calibrated screens can look dark and dull to some but you get used to it.

    For tips I would suggest searching for your model on the HDTV section as I am sure others have already posted their settings and you can use them as a basis and then fine tune it to your environment.
     
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    Here pic showing blocky lines along the side of building, tower crane, mountain, side road, and etc. Its hard to tell from this pic, but its there.
    [​IMG]

    These what my settings are current on. Anything needs to be change?
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Not surprised your having picture issues using game mode, try these settings.

    Picture settings:
    Picture Mode: Movie
    Backlight: 42
    Brightness: 52
    Contrast: 75
    Color: 49
    Tint: 0
    Sharpness: 0

    Size & Position:
    Horiz. Position: 32
    Vertical position: 16
    Horizontal Size: 0
    Vertical Size: 0

    Color Temperature:
    Color Temperature: Normal
    Red Gain: 117
    Green Gain: 153
    Blue Gain: 147
    Red Offset: 124
    Green Offset: 126
    Blue Offset: 123

    Advanced Picture:
    Smooth Motion Effect: Off
    Real Cinema Mode: Off [grayed out]
    Noise Reduction: Off
    Color Enhancement: Off
    Adaptive Luma: Off
    Film Mode: Auto
    Backlight Control: Off
    Ambient Light Sensor: Off
     
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    Thanks for trying to help. But I get same results.
     
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    That pretty much rules out the TV then. As for the cable, there's not really a "best" one to get. Over short distances, all HDMI cables perform pretty much identically and you won't notice a difference between one that's £2 and one that's £50. That said, a minority of cables are faulty and can cause display issues - I've had it happen to me and swapping the cable out for another one solved the problem.

    I would definitely try another cable and if it's still no better, I'd get the console replaced under warranty. If you bought it from a shop, you could ask if they can test it on a TV in store to see how it looks there.
     
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    Your xbox should be set to 1080p as your tv is that.

    Is your xbox on 50hz or 60hz

    What about your rest of xbox settings for the picture ??

    Your tv & xbox should be set to 16:9 and not auto !!! Your tv might be zooming in.

    Your backlight & contrast seem awfully high. In every game more or less in video set up is a brightness control.

    Another thing you could try is stick in a star wars dvd and go through the THX set up. However this may make the tv appear dark in normal viewing.

    You will always get leakage in all games.
     
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    Thanks I retried them. Seems alittle better. The only thing I didn't mess with was colors. Some of your settings was bit dark, I like my little bright than most ppl. Again thatnks, you guys been great.
     

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