SD420 Brightness Control

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  1. lurkalot

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    Okay, I'm new to all this so be gentle......

    I've just received a Toshiba SD420 but on the couple of discs I've tried the picture is a little dark.

    I can fix it by changing the brightness setting on the TV, but I have to change it back to watch anything else. Is there a way of adjusting the brightness level on the player itself? (BTW - It's connected via RGB).

    I've tried searching previous threads but can find nothing relevant. However, I did notice a remote sequence that takes you to some sort of setup info on the SD220 - does the equivalent exist for the 420?

    Lurkalot.
     
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    hello
    i posted the exact letter a couple of weeks ago about the 420 it is a little dark i went out a brought another scart which helps a little but its still not sorted
    i have to still turn up the brightness on the tv espically dark on only fools and horses and fawlty towers
    i wait to see any solutions/answers to your post
     
  3. Tejpal

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    Thats strange. I have the SD-420, and its perfect. I have the 0.5m cinamaxx flat scart lead(£20) using RGB signal.

    I have never noticed a dark image, even on dark movies like panic room...

    I dont see how a new scart would help.

    What TV are you using ?

    there might be a compatability problem.

    Im using it on a Panasonic 32" PK25 Tau TV...(about 1 yr old now)
     
  4. shauny1

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    my tv is an old toshiba approx 5-6 years old (waiting 4 new w/s for xmas)
    the scart lead i used to use was old and cheap
    the new one is ok BUT the pictures still appear a little dark is there a menu on the dvd that will up the brightness
    apart from that everything ok with it
     
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    hmm... I dont see how the scart would make a huge difference.

    I would be tempted to say its a compatability problem.

    Have you got another TV that you can try it on. If you have the same problem, give toshiba a ring.

    B.T.W
    try out different connection outputs, like s-video(if you do remember to flip the switch on the back panel.
     
  6. lurkalot

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    Shaun,

    I think there is a common theme here........

    I'm using an old Toshiba (12+yrs) TV too. Won't be buying a new one until we've bought a bigger house to put it in!

    I've done some playing tonight and I get exactly the same symptoms with the digibox as I do with the DVD - RGB is much darker than the composite output. Changing the leads to QED SQARTs makes no difference.

    So the good news is that I think the SD 420 is fine - the bad new is that we need new TVs!!!!
     

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