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halo effect on 9986

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by garytreble, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. garytreble

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    As a general rule I'm very happy with my Philips 32PF9986. However, I’ve started noticing a 'halo' effect around images usually people. I noticed it quite a lot when I was watching the cricket last week.

    Is this normal behaviour from LCDs? OR is my set faulty?
     
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    Probably normal if its a digital signal from the BBC...
     
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    yes, the signal is from a sky box. Can this be improved in any way?
     
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    Don't know about the 9986 specifically, but it can be a picture processing artifact. Anything from mpeg-artifacts (high compression) to sharpening type filters - try disabling your picture plus, movie modes or any other processing. Try a different source.
     
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    Not sure on the Sky signal, but freeviews BBC channels aren't great - maybe its my ariel to some degree but I've seen topics on BBC freeview in here before.
     
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    Sky, Freeview, Cable etc all excessively "edge enhance" many programmes which causes this effect. It looks awful, even on a CRT, but is easier to see on an LCD as it makes it easier to pick out fine details. (and flaws, such as this)

    Make sure you have your "sharpness" setting on the TV set to 0 as well. :)

    I hear the Philips "Pixel Plus" processing can really help an image, but will occassionally add even more artifacts like that to the image.
     
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    turn pixel plus off, I have mine off all the time because i hated the halo'ing.
     
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    OK, I'll turn sharpness down to 0 & PP2 off & report back.
     
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    OR. If you find the picture too lacking in detail without the PP2, run in Movie Plus. This is my favourite setup.

    Jimmy
     

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