JVC 26" LCD - Ghosting

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Axe

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A month or so ago I bought the JVC 26" LCD TV. I've noticed that when watching either fast moving images (eg sport), or particularly programmes where there are closeups of faces, that there is a lot of "drag" around the image - I guess this is what others have referred to as ghosting or blurring.

Question is - is this a feature of LCD technology per se, a problem with my set, a problem with this specific brand and model, or an artifact of the TV signal coming in ? In other threads I've read statements that modern LCD technology should not ghost.

The feed into the TV is a standard RF coming out of an NTL feed (ie not a digitial cable signal, but just the freebie terrestrial channels.)

Would a swap to a digibox help at all ? Should I be complaining to JVC ? Or is there anything I can do in the setup of the unit to try to reduce the effect ?

It's very irritating..... any advice very welcome
 

hornydragon

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A better signal may help, have you got a DVD hooked up if so and DVD exhibits the same lag it wont be the feed, i have never seen Lag on the 26" JVC but i havent sat and watched it for more than 10 minutes at atime.
 
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Axe

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Thanks for the advice - hooked up a DVD player via the component input and it's certainly a lot better than the TV feed.

So - if we've established that the RF feed is crummy (why would this be - too little info, or too slow ?) - should I theoretically get a better result if I hooked up a Freeview STB ?

Axe
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
freeveiw should work better but you will need an external aerial (wont work with ntl coax line) If your not using DVD on the set then a netgem which will output component would be great. Otherwise any box really.
 
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Axe

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Curioser and curioser (!)

Had a substantial swap around of inputs yesterday. (BTW I have DVD recorder as you'll see below.)

RF input (ie TV) - grainy and ghosty as mentioned previously
DVD (Component) - pinsharp
DVD - scart (S Video) - pretty grainy and ghosty

.. and now the weird one ....

Replay of a TV programme, recorded onto DVD via RF input, but played back into the TV through the component - pretty sharp !!!

So it's not down to to the RF quality at all since I can record a decent picture from it. Basically, all inputs of any type, other than via the component input, give a crummy result.

This seems pretty odd to me.
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
have you tried RGB? might be the internal tuner is weaker than most (LCD's generally are!) Have the new 17" JVC in stock but not had chance to play with it much yet.
 

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