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Panasonic TX32PS5 picture too dark, help!

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by dbg32, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. dbg32

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    Took delivery of my new Panasonic TX32PS5 a fortnigt ago.

    A mate came round with a video essentials DVD and calibrated the set perfectly.

    DVD is going through the RGB input.

    Picture quality is generally great watching Sky etc but I find when watching DVDs, the picture most of the time is just too damn dark!

    There is no detail if it is a dark scene or if someone is wearing dark clothes, it's just black!


    Adjusting the brightness just makes black-grey. Is there a known RGB problem with this model?

    Any help would be appreciated as this is spoiling what excitement I had for finally getting a seemingly top of the range set.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
     
  2. Kahless725

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    Well the contrast is the black level and the brightness is the white level. Try turning both down to 50% first. I have always found that sticking arround this level gives me the best picture. I calibrated mine and found that with the contrast boosting (AI) on I have the brightess two clicks to the right of centre and the contrast 4 clicks to the left of centre.

    I have a 32PS12 now but before I had a 28PS12, when I had the AI on it sometimes did not set itself right and I ended up with the contrast looking too low. This could be a fault? Try calibrating with the video essentials with the AI off?


    Regards

    Robert.
     
  3. dbg32

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    Thanks for that. I had the AI setting switched off but when I turned it on it didn't make much discernable difference.

    Is there a brightness control I can adjust in the service menu?

    What about the fact that I only have a problem with the picture being too dark while watching DVDs.

    Are the RGB inputs on Panny's known to be too dark?

    My DVD player is a Tosh 330. Aren't they meant to present too dark a picture via RGB into a Panasonic PD30. Could the same be happening to me with my PS5?

    Thanks.
     
  4. robin_wg

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    I have a feeling it may be a mixture of the TV and the DVD player - I have a TX28PS12 and It took quite a while to get a contrast/brightness set up that works nicely without losing shadow detail.

    What foxed me for a while is that my DVD player (Philips 728) is a little too contrasty - I couldn't see any difference between the brightest 2 whites on the THX calibration without putting the contrast almost all the way down. Fortunately I have brightness/contrast controls on the player too, so I turned the contrast down a fraction and all is well.

    Maybe your Toshiba player has brightness that is a little lower than average? I guess that if it has any sort of brightness/contrast controls built in you'd have tried them already.

    Now if only they'd get round to bringing me out a replacement set that doesn't buzz...

    Robin
     
  5. dbg32

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    The Tosh 330 doesn't seem to have any brightness/contrast controls built in. I never found the picture to be too dark when using it with my previous tv which was a Panasonic standard 28" set.
     
  6. dbg32

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    The Tosh 330 doesn't seem to have any brightness/contrast controls built in. I never found the picture to be too dark when using it with my previous tv which was a Panasonic standard 28" set.
     

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