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New RPTV...do i need to run it in?...etc

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by oreoboy13, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. oreoboy13

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    My Tosh 42WH18P arrives tommorow. I was wondering if there is anything i should do to improve the long term pic quality or lower the chance or faults. E.g. once it has been turned on for the first time, do the convergence and then dont turn it off for X number of hours, or only watch dar programs for the first hour......?

    Any other tips would be great.
     
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    The general way to do it is as follows -

    As soon as you turn the tv on turn the contrast down to around 35 and brightness to around 50. In my opinion its imperitive you buy the Avia home theater calibration DVD to setup your tv properly. It would give you accurate contrast/brightness/colour/tint and sharpness levels. You can buy it from Amazon.com for $40. Well worth it.

    As far as convergence goes you should either do a 9 point or 64 point which can be accessed via the service menu. The 64 point is generally far more accurate, but as I say this means going through the service menu which is an advanced way of calibrating your TV so you have to be very careful. Obviously do not leave static images on the screen for more than 1 hour. It can permanatly burn into the tubes. As long as you have contrast down past 40 this will generally not happen so no real need to worry, just be vigilant. :D
     
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    Don't attempt to adjust convergence until after the tv has been switched on for at least 45 minutes after which the set should be completely 'warmed up' and everything will have popped into place. You should find the user 9 point convergence adequate, if you aren't happy after making an adjustment then phone your dealer and have them come and set-up the tv for you. Enjoy!
     
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    Be prepared to be utterly gobsmacked at the pic quality and sheer quality of the 100Hz processing.

    ALWAYS use RGB/Component.

    If your DVD doesn't have RGB....Get one that does.

    Get a SCART switch box if you have more than one RGB device, DO NOT settle for Composite or S-Video (which is OK) if you have RGB.

    Analog TV is not as bad as some of the reviews make out, in fact it's sometimes better than Digital.

    I'm assuming you have a DVD player, if so then you may find yourself watching your fave films all over again. (I am!)

    Enjoy and pray it doesn't go faulty !
     
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    Thanks for all the advice, as it my first RPTV i wanted to make sure.

    I will be using the component inputs at the back for all my sources. I am purchasing a Denon AVC-11SR and will be using it to component switch my DVD/On-DIgi/PS2. I am getting my local HiFI shop to investigate getting me a Component lead for my PS2.

    For the time being i will be using the cheapy Tosh dvd player that came with the set. After my K4s have been bought i will probably go for either the Tosh 900E or Arcam DV88, but thats in about a month or so. All that will be left then is to go Sub hunting.
     
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    Err On-Digital doesnt have component output!!!! It will probably do RGB or S-Video?

    Remember RGB is not component. You can buy boxes to convert between the 2 though!
     
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    Yeah i know, thats what i will do
     

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