Samsung LE32R74BD and terrible blocky Sky picture

lansalot

Novice Member
All

Based on good reviews and impressive looking pictures in-store, I recommended the inlaws to go for one of these.

However, connected to their Sky box, the picture is AWFUL !

I've changed the RGB scart lead, but its really manifesting itself in extremely blocky images, on most channels. No issues with ghosting, or anything like that. I know Sky like to really ramp-up the compression levels, but practically every channel looks like its some dodgy internet clip @ 320x200 vcd or something.

They don't watch many DVDs, but when they do it's not much better there. If I can, I'll try and grab a clip from it.

I can't find any settings to tweak for this, either on the Sky end or TV end - so throwing open to the forum. Any ideas? The satellite signal seems fine, on their CRT this didn't show up. Some hidden tunable I haven't found yet?

Grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks
 

lansalot

Novice Member
Lyris said:
Have you lowered the Sharpness as low as it will go?
Hmm. Don't remember seeing a sharpness setting, but I'll take a look next time I'm round.

Thanks for the tip !
 
J

jeggsy

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Just been through the same problem with myinlaws and their 40" Sammy !!

Pretty good picture with freeview but blocky awful sky picture. Changed to movie mode and turn sharpness down to about 30. To me any lower seemed to make text blurry but any higher then the blocky picture came back.

Happy tweaking !!
 

lansalot

Novice Member
jeggsy said:
Just been through the same problem with myinlaws and their 40" Sammy !!

Pretty good picture with freeview but blocky awful sky picture. Changed to movie mode and turn sharpness down to about 30. To me any lower seemed to make text blurry but any higher then the blocky picture came back.

Happy tweaking !!
Hi Jeggsy

Will try that tonight, many thanks.
 

lansalot

Novice Member
Sorry, meant to reply earlier. Can confirm that that did the trick nicely and has improved the picture quality immeasurably. I can actually watch it now without wanting to throw something at it.

:)
 

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