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Hitatchi rptv

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by sraper, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. sraper

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    Hi,

    It is interesting following the discussion on this board re rptvs everyone talks about the relative merits of Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba. However nobody mentions Hitatchi! Am I the only oe to own one them. Or are all Hitatchi owners satisfied <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    My fiance recently persuaded me to upgrade from a 40" Tosh (one year old) to a 55" Hitatchi. I would definately say the picture is miles better. The auto-convergence appears to work fine and the progressive scan really does help.

    My only niggles are that I don't think the picture is perfectly centered (after using a region 1 dvd with the THX optimode stuff), the convergence at the extreme limit of the set is not perfect, i.e. a white line at the edge with the tv cabinet has a slight fringe (not noticeable with normal pictures). Oh and I think the overscan is higher than I prefer.

    However when I summon up the courage to delve into the mysteries of the "service menu" I hope to be able to improve most of these.

    Oh yes I am annoyed that there is only one RGB scart <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> I am sure the old Tosh could handle RGB on two of its SCART sockets (cotrdicting what the manual said!) and that I had to pay for a TV with built in dolby digital, DTS and all the speakers when I already have all the necessary stuff!
     
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    I have had the 43" Hitachi for a week now, i am very happy with the set. As this is my first rear pro could you please help me out.<br />I have used video essentials to set up tv this has improved picture even further, but i do worry about having the contrast ,brightness set to high which could prematurely shorten bulb life or damage guns in set [ this is not a Lcd projection set is it!].<br />What do you set yours at and do you find progressive scan works better than 100HTZ watching digital TV ?<br />Also , i have noticed a strange effect i get now and again. If a black background is displayed [Space] and a large bright object apears on screen i get a kind of halo effect arcing out from bottom of screen, the side it arcs towards depends on the position of the object...This isnt horrific to look at but is noticeable, is this a common occurance with rear pro sets? Please advice
     
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    Hi,

    Off hand I cant remember the exact settings I have. I thing I manged to get both of them down to less than 50%. I still think they might need tweaking further. All I have to go on is the THX optimode stuff on a couple of DVDs I have.

    The first thing the guy who installed the TV did was turn turn the brightness down (it was around 80 or 90%!!!) and made some comment about how they are set up for in-store demonstrations!

    I can't say I have noticed the halo effect you mentioned. I will try to find some time tonite to have a look. Any suggestions for specific scenes from a DVD. My only other question how much ambient light are you watching these scenes under. Just wondering if it might be some strange reflection effect!

    Certainly the prog scan is a big improvement on the 55". The scan lines are really noticeable otherwise. The problem with some of the strange effects is what is causing them. Is it the TV or the source material. Guess the only real way to be sure would be to bring down my other TV and hook it up for side-by-side comaparisons!

    [ 11-09-2001: Message edited by: Stuart R ]</p>
     
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    Stuart here is my video essentials calibration settings.[using centre position as datum ie Right +, Left -]

    Contrast +4<br />Brightness +1<br />Colour +1<br />Sharpness -10<br />Hue 0

    NR- Low<br />Combfilter-off<br />CTI- off<br />VM- Norm [What does this stand for ?]<br />White stretch -Norm<br />Stretch- off

    This is for NTSC only let me know if it you find an improvement. Its a bit difficuilt to give details about flaring effect but if you have a copy of The Thing look at the short scene when the Doc is stitching up the guys leg who got shot off blokes in helicopter at start.. I have lights in room very low on a night so i know its not ambient light, having said that if i increase light in room things do improve.. still there though Oh .. Also watch star wars films on Sky space scenes tend to show this up. If its a dark scene with broken light [small objects] its ok. But if a large bright object appears [Planet at start of the fifth Element]it has this escaping light look ! If object appears in middle of screen i can get a faint large Polo Mint look around object, some sort of lense reflection i think. Can you check this out in low light on your set.. Thanks
     
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    I only had chance for a quick look last night. I would say contrast was 0 and Brightness +1. Didn't look at oter settings.

    VM is for velocity modulation and i would hazard a guesss that this might effect edge enhancement. But this is only a guess! I am sure someone else nows the real answer.

    Pity I don't have the Thing but I will try and the 5th Element hopefully tonite.
     
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    Have you had a chance to try viewing the fifth Element yet! Do you have the terminaror 2 [r1]if so run the thx video tests and tell me if you get this flaring effect on the contrast, brightness test cards. As this only happens now and then i can live with it, just wondered if it is a rear pro trait.<br />What is this overscan adjustment all about in service menu heard this can improve picture even further if set right.
     

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