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Poor colour shading on Panny 5?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by pwhite8314, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. pwhite8314

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    As you can see from my sig, I've got a 5 series running through the tuner. I've noticed recently that on most video feeds (Tivo, Sky and terrestrial) the colours are looking a little 'solarised' (if that's the right word) - basically I can see the colour shading going up in fairly clear steps - much like when you run a PC dispay at a low colour depth.

    Now before you all start :p , I know the tuner is a compromise, but it has to be that way to get wife approval. Having said that, I don't think that could be cuasing this kind of problem (could it :confused: ). Don't get me wrong, it's still watchable, but it's also very noticeable, even on a straight terrestrial feed that shouldn't have any digital artifacts.

    Is this just because the screen can only support a certain colour depth?

    The SCART interconnects are OK (not el-cheapo, but not £40 each either), but I can't see this would make a huge diff, plus, of course, the terrestrial feed goes directly into the tuner, so there's nothing to degrade that.
     
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    I think you should adjust the settings. Pull down the colour, brightness and contrast settings. It gets much better...
     
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    I never stop playing with the settings, but nothing seems quite right. On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being high), the current settings are:

    Brightness - 8.5
    Contrast - 5.5
    Colour - 4.5
    Sharpness - 3.5

    If I have the brightness any lower, all the texture in the blacks just vanishes into a black hole.:confused:
     

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