Samsung LE32R73BD Sky Digital Poor Picture

Hi,

Sister has just bought one of these after going completely against my advice and my recs about the Toshiba of the same size.

She watches everything through her Sky Box and the picture, at best, is pretty crappy. Slight ghosting around the edges and generally just poor. Compared to my Toshiba it is way behind.

Can anyone recommend any tweaks to improve the picture? Been into the service menu using the shortcuts on remote but it means nothing to me!
 

gmp

Novice Member
Had grief with this on my Sammy and if you have read other threads you will probably already checked sky box is set to output on RGB, contrast output set to medium an Scart plugged in RGB input. I had probs with variable picture on sky until realised that by pressing TV on sky remote then pressing sky picture often improved. Sky engineer later told me that this ensure pin no. ? on SCart is then enabled (don't know or understand if that is case but it worked). After turning off Dynamic NR, Dynamic Contrast and Brightness sensor, got into custom settings and lowered picture sharpness and up contrast. At the end of the daywas very happy with pq but now upgraded to HD and with only minor tweaks pq is fantastic::clap:
 

BadBoy_R

Active Member
I'm in the same boat, my 40 is poor for my sky picture through scart, my integrated freeview is miles better. I think it is generally a good idea to upgrade the scart lead itself.

I am still waiting for sky to install my HD box, will just need to live with it until then.
 

arbk66

Member
Had grief with this on my Sammy and if you have read other threads you will probably already checked sky box is set to output on RGB, contrast output set to medium an Scart plugged in RGB input. I had probs with variable picture on sky until realised that by pressing TV on sky remote then pressing sky picture often improved. Sky engineer later told me that this ensure pin no. ? on SCart is then enabled (don't know or understand if that is case but it worked). After turning off Dynamic NR, Dynamic Contrast and Brightness sensor, got into custom settings and lowered picture sharpness and up contrast. At the end of the daywas very happy with pq but now upgraded to HD and with only minor tweaks pq is fantastic::clap:
Ah well news to me this, wasnt aware there even was a facility on the Sky Digibox to alter the output - just up having looked for and found it, and the output was set tp "PAL"....and here comes the dreaded question, having recently returned a Samsung L32 a few days ago for a poor/blocky picture, had I changed this setting to RGB would this have greatly improved the pq?
 

GreatWonder

Standard Member
I always thought that a "poor" and "blocky" picture was simply the TV showing the weakness of the SKY signal it's receiving. If the picture looks better through a different LCD television would that not be a sign that the other TV can't display an equally high quality picture (it would only look better as you're not seeing the image as sharply - hiding a lot of the images artefacts).

The better the panel the more of the signal (good and bad points) you can see? Well, certainly in the case of "blockiness"?
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
...had I changed this setting to RGB would this have greatly improved the pq?
Very very likely.

Absolutely THE most common mistake people make is not using RGB. They may buy a new SCART cable and still don't see a good image. And then blame the TV. It's pretty rare that the cable needs replacing. And whilst a large screen of any type (but especially LCD) will exhibit weaknesses in the source - especially if scrutinised from too near - they are often capable of much better than you are actually experiencing. Usually you can get 90% of the improvement you need by actually using RGB (and not just thinking you are.......!)
 

Mark Spanner

Novice Member
...had I changed this setting to RGB would this have greatly improved the pq?
I haven't got a LCD but my 32" CRT picture was greatly improved (on SKY) by ensuring that RGB was selected on the output & it was on a RGB compatible socket on the TV. Samsung like many companies supply 2 scarts but only one is usually RGB compatible - so it pays to check the manual to see which it is.

Also spend a little extra on a decent scart lead. I generally work on the 10% rule - never spend more than 10% of the price of your TV on your leads.
I bought a Philex Thor scart & it improved the picture a treat.
 

arbk66

Member
Changed the output on the Sky Box to RGB and the pq on the crt is up, changed the 4:6 to 16:9 when in and no longer losing words of each end of the screen, jeez the amount of times I've farted around with the Tv settings trying to correct that, feeling like a right wally :oops: got the horrible feeling that Samsung L32 I returned due to pq had nothing amiss with it at all and a simple tweek of the Sky Box was all that was required.

Arghhhhhhhh! :suicide:
 

gmp

Novice Member
Changed the output on the Sky Box to RGB and the pq on the crt is up, changed the 4:6 to 16:9 when in and no longer losing words of each end of the screen, jeez the amount of times I've farted around with the Tv settings trying to correct that, feeling like a right wally :oops: got the horrible feeling that Samsung L32 I returned due to pq had nothing amiss with it at all and a simple tweek of the Sky Box was all that was required.

Arghhhhhhhh! :suicide:
Shame it is only through sites like this that you can find the info you need to get best out of new screens and there must be a lot of people suffering/putting up with pq which could be so much better. When SKY installed our HD box I was out and even though wife was blown away by pq when I came home I was slightly under impressed. Then realised that SKY chap had reinstated Dynamic NR, Dynamic Contrast and Brightness sensor on TV's settings. Once I changed them back pq was amazing.

You could see if you can buy back TV at discount !
 
was set to rgb on the sky box but its possible that its not actually in an rgb socket on the telly

jesus!

ill get her to check it out, thanks for the info

what will the picture quality be like using component as opposed to scart?
 

Matty777

Active Member
I tried most settings and certain programmes were very "blocky" (ITV being a big culprit)

However since Sky HD got installed (by me :thumbsup: ) this morning, I have noticed a definate improvement in PQ on regular SD :eek: (not HD of course)

This had lead me to thinking The old Sky+ and Scart input on the Samsung are to blame a bit. The HDMi cable seems to have made the BIG difference to me.

Infact so much was the difference I had to redo all my settings on the TV.(Toned them all right down)
 

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