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philips 9986 settings, please help

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by chris210972, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. chris210972

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    hi there,

    just picked up the philips 329986 tv, i'm having trouble with the settings.

    can anyone help with their recommendations?
     
  2. Alan D

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    Hi chris - It is probably set to garish "shop settings". Choose "Personal" under Smart picture and change the settings. This is what I am using (on my 37PF9986) when viewing through RGB Scart or TV aerial:
    Contrast 63
    Brightness 54
    Colour 60
    Sharpness 3
    Tint - Normal
    Digital Options - Pixel Plus 2
    Dynamic Contrast - Minimum

    I use different settings for watching via DVI (which I can post if you need them)

    Any more specific problems, hopefully myself (or perhaps jimsan?) can guide you.
     
  3. Alan D

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    I should say use those figures as a starting point - there will be some differences between the 32 and 37, but those figures will definitely be better than the "factory settings"
     
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    Hi Chris,

    You got it then?

    Alans settings are virtually identical to mine. I have sharpness set at 2. And Dynamic Contrast at Medium. DNR at Max most of the time.

    How are you hooked up? With LCD's your connections are important. Ensure everything is connected well.

    Also, remember, the picture will 'settle' and will improve steadily over the first few days. You'll also notice huge differences in the quality of different channels and even different programming on the same channel. I've just been watching Taggart and the quality was mostly very poor. Bland colours and juddery motion. I just changed over to the BBC News and wow!

    It's all to do with a quality feed.

    Keep us posted.

    Jimmy
     
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    I'd definitely be interested in hearing what settings people use for their DVI viewing.
     
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    i'm currently trying to find a dvd player to go with this screen, any reccomendations?
     
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    Denon DHT 500SD Cinema System. Progressive scan at 576p with the PP2 most definately ON.

    I think with an HD Player running 720p you may want to turn the PP2 off. But strictly speaking, it works to sharpen up the 576p so it should sharpen the 720p also.

    As I understand it the Philips screen is capable of doubling its native resolution in some fashion. This sounds like nonsense to me, but I read it in the blurb somewhere...anybody heard this before? :confused:

    Jimmy
     
  8. Alan D

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    Actually jimsan Pixel Plus 2 apppears to be disabled at 720p, along with most processing options & aspect radio change.
    At 576p and 1080i you can choose Pixel Plus 2/Movie Plus/Prog Scan
    At 720p and 1080i you can only view in Widescreen
    At 576p you can choose Widescreen or 4:3
     
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    That's possibly why the 576p works so well - you can use the PP2!

    Jimmy
     
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    Experiment with sharpness - setting it to zero (0) gives much better results watching tonight's itv1 broadcast of Liverpool Chelsea.
     
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    Apparently a sharpness setting of 0 gives a more vivid red colour ;)
     

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