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philips 32pf9986 washed out pictures using dvi

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by kumamoto, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. kumamoto

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    I have a philips 32pf9986 lcd tv with dvi in and a marantz dvd 9500 with HDMI out.
    When i connect the dvd to the lcd using s-video, the pictures are sharp,vibrant and simply fantastic.

    However, when i connect the dvd using HDMI to the LCD tv the pictures look dull,less sharp, but very clean and devoid of any picture noise.

    Upscaling the picture to 720p and 1080i, improves the pictures, but i still feel there is room for improvement.

    OK. I must confess, the HDMI-DVI cable i am using was bought on ebay for just £10. Could the cheap cable affect the picture quality that much and would you recomend a high quality hdmi-dvi cable ?
    Any comments will be appreciated.
     
  2. Rob1698

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    I don't think the cable can cause such a problem.
    However, note that for the DVI input there is a separate setting of brightness, contrast etc so you need to optimize those the first time you select DVI.
     
  3. kumamoto

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    DVI settings on the LCD TV ??
    Please tell me how!
     
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    i know i have to put my colour up to about 87 and bightness to about 30 when using dvi and a tosh dvd, kept contrast at 62
     
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    thanks for your input, guys. I did not adjust contrast or colour for DVI and that probably explain why s-video looked much better than DVI :smashin:
     
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    Just press the menu button while DVI is displayed and walk through the settings as usual.
     

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