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Hitachi 42pd3000 image 'strangeness'...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by simonburgess, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. simonburgess

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    So I've got my Hitachi 42pd3000 (for £3000 from JL - thanks folks!) hanging on my living room wall and I need some advice on improving the picture quality please.

    I've got an old Yamaha DVD and a Telewest Digital box (yeah, I know. Seemed like a good idea at the time...) going into it, and the picture from both is pretty good - but doesn't quite have that 'wow' factor that I expected after the demos.

    Light bits are nice and light, dark bits are nice and dark, but the in-between bits look a bit, well, a bit 'snowy'. I watched the 1st few scenes from LOTR and it looked fantastic - apart from, for example, the wooden supports in Bilbo's house(?) They seemed a bit, like I say, 'snowy'.

    All the menus from the Telewest box are crystal clear, and everythings going via RGB not composite. I can see some of the artifacts from rubbish channels and that doesn't bother me. I'm a bit concerned about this 'snowy-ness' though. I think I can see some dot crawl on the DVD menus (but I might just be making that up because I don't really know what dot crawl is).

    Anyway, do you think it could be as simple as 'buy some decent scart cables', or something more fundamental? I might try component video from a new DVD player (and please, for goodness sake, I don't want to start another prog. scan / ALIS rant) to see if that makes any difference.

    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. JAMBO

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    Only 2 of the 3 scart connections to the multi-media box are RGB compatable. Can't remember which one isn't, but check your manual. It may be that you have just connected scart to the wrong socket.
     
  3. simonburgess

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    Its definitely connected to an RGB input (Av2) and I've got my VHS connected to Av1 which is the composite input.

    I tried outputting from the Telewest box as composite but the picture was just too soft and fuzzy...
     
  4. Elvis

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    Check you are using good quality scart cables and that there is no other potential source of interference nearby. Is everything connected nice and tight?

    I have the same screen, but don't suffer the problems you describe, so it's not an inherent problem.
     
  5. jamieholo

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    I have the same problem on my 42pd3000. I'm definitely using one of the RGB enabled inputs and an RGB scart cable, although this was only £15 or so from argos. Maybe a better quality lead would help?
     

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