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Picture settings for gaming

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by mobily, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. mobily

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    Hello all,

    I have posted another thread on here reharding the best way to connect my playstation to the television and I now have another question for you like minded AV addicts.

    What do you think is the best picture settings to play game with? At the moment I have the following settings out of 100

    Contrast - 70
    Brightness - 50
    Colour - 50
    Sharpness - 50

    I've had this setting since I bought my tv about 5 months ago and thought it was the best picture for watching dvd's and tv. However whilst playing my playstation I find that the picture is a little dark. I hate fiddling with my settings when I find the one I like as I end up fiddling with them for ages but does anyone else have different settings for gaming and watching tv?

    I did read in what hi-fi sound and vision that the best settings are to have brightness at about 30% and contrast at about 70% but I found that far too dark.

    I was thinking maybe when I purchase a better lead to connection my playstation to the s-video port then the picture may also not look quite as 'dull'.

    Any thoughts that anyone has would be gratefully received.

    James :)
     
  2. GalacticaActual

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    S video or rgb will give a better piture quality but might not help much with the picture looking dark.
    I have my tv set up using the digital video essentials dvd. It gives you a guide for correct contrast and sharpness and brightness ect. unfortunatly these settings are desiigned for film and tv images and dont have gamming in mind. I have my playsation 2 connected via an s-video lead . It gives a great picture but does still look a little dark with the settings I use for dvd and tv.
     
  3. Dean

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    On my panny plasma i jst use the cinema setting and it looks pretty perfect with that.
     
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    What connection method are you using atm? That will have a big impact on what settings you should use

    I use RGB, and my settings are roughly:

    Brightness - 40
    Contrast - 65
    Colour - 50
    Sharpness - 0
    Tint (NTSC only) - 0
     
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    S-Viseo using the official Sony leads.

    I was using a pretty decent SCART lead through RGB onto a 32" Sony Wega and found the the lap times displayed on GT3 were barely readable - With the S-Video lead the crystal clear.

    My TV has a specific Game mode but I've never taken much notice of what the settings are.
     
  6. Richard Harnwell

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    There must be something wrong here. On a normal CRT TV, RGB should almost always be a big improvement over S-Video. It is much closer to the hardware (TV uses Red, Green, Blue guns), and also has a higher bandwidth. I also have a Sony 32" Wega, and any RGB connection is a very noticeable improvement over S-Video, which in turn is a noticeable improvement over Composite. Not all SCART sockets accept an RGB signal. If you plug an RGB enabled SCART lead into a socket that does not accept it (possibly one intended for S-Video), the TV will automaticaly drop down to the SCART lowest common denominator - Composite. On my TV, only SCART 1 is wired for RGB , the other 2 are S-Video. All 3 will drop back to composite. It sounds like what you thought was an RGB signal was actualy composite. If not, then you have a serious problem with either the TV, the RGB scart lead, or the PS2!
     
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    I have different settings for watching DVDs and playing games stored on my telly, I used the THX optimiser on Attack Of The Clones on my PS2 and found the DVD settings too dark so I adjusted another setting to suit and stored them. Seems to work a treat.

    I would think RGB should be superior to S-Video from all I read, I have my PS2 and Xbox connected via component so I can't comment on S-Video but I noticed an improvement on the sharpness of the text as soon as I switched from RGB to component. I play a lot of Final Fantasy XI on my U.S PS2 where text is constantly scrolling during battles etc so I definately appreciate the improvement :thumbsup: .

    A dodgy RGB cable? I've heard there are some shockingly bad RGB cables available
     

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