Samsung le46m51, my picture isn't up to much

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    hi, i've been fiddleing around with the settings on my lcd to improve the picture, without success. to be totally honest the picture is crap.

    i bought DVE and have watched it a couple of times and changed the basic settings, got a little improvement but i really think the PQ should be better than what i've got.

    here' a list of what i'm using and how they are connected.

    samsung le46m51 LCD tv
    harman/kardon dvd30 via component + optical out to amp
    SKY + (pace box) via scart to AV1 (using a fairly good scart cable)
    pc using DVI to HDMI (i've still to sort out the settings on that)

    the picture seem quite pixilated andi often get a shadow of the previous scene showing through.
    can anyone suggest anything for me to try? i'm going to have another try with DVE but any suggestions would be helpful.

    andy
     
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    For the PC look at http://pixelmapping.wikispaces.com/Samsung+TVs, you will see that 1:1 via HDMI is a no go, so suggest using VGA.
    For the DVD player just check the output is set to progressive if available and the aspect of the DVD player is set to 16:9.
    For Sky check your SCART lead is actually plugged into a RGB enabled scart socket and the picture settings og the Sky box are 16:9 not 4:3 and RGB not PAL.
     
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    From what you describe, sounds like the best thing would be to take it back, get a refund, and buy a plasma :)

    (and what Andy said)
     
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    why would i want to buy a plasma?
     
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    Better black levels, no backlighting, wider viewing angle, no picture break up when things get busy, no smearing/ghosting, less chance of dead pixels (if any at all, i've never seen one on a plasma).....and the whole picture just looks more realistic and convincing than an LCD because the way in which a plasma works shares more in common with a CRT......
     
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    fair enough, oh and sorry for being so blunt. i'm tired (been a long week working nights)

    from what i've seen with other 46" lcd (same model) its jsut a calibration problem ie i haven't set it up properly cause i'm an idiot. i'll have a go a tweaking it a bit more with DVE.

    any tips on getting it set right. i seem to remember when using the RGB colour strips to set the blue level the green and red didnt match perfectly is this a normal thing? it tell you to only adjust tje blue level and the others should follow but that doesnt seem to be the case?

    would it be a wise idea to get into the service menu and change the settings in that or am i getting into proffesional realms which should be left well alone?
     
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    No problem, i didn't take it that way anyway :)

    I'm not familiar with that part of the menu, but changing one colour will affect how you see the others, so if it says only change blue, then i'd stick to that.

    As long as there's a master reset, then play away! But only minor adjustments should be needed, i wouldn't make any major ones. To me, major adjustments points to something fundamentally wrong with the panel.
     
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    anyone with this tv. can you post your picture settings please, just want to see how different people have this set up so i can compare them
     

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