Sharp Aquos LC-32GA8E HDMI Setup Help Required


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I've just bought a PS3 (and yes I have got a HDMI cable!!) and last night I put a Blu Ray DVD in to see just how amazing high definition is.

To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I would have been better off buying the original DVD and sticking it in my £90 HD upscaler. The picture quality was far from what I would expect for high definition. The colours weren't exactly sharp and the picture was slightly grainy. It was as though I was just watching the original DVD in a cheap DVD player.

Anyway, I went into the HDMI settings on my TV to see if I could sort it but I'm confused by the different options I have. Can anyone tell me what I need to select to be able to fully enjoy high definition?

See below for the options I have;

Signal Type
[Selects the type of video signal input from a HDMI terminal] > RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2

Colour Matrix [selects the internal colour space conversion method when an RGB signal is input] > ITU601, ITU709

Dynamic Range [Selects the signal amplitude range] > Normal, Enhanced

Auto View [Selects whether or not to use WIDE MODE based on signal recognition] > Disable, Enable

Audio Select [Selects the audio input via HDMI or Audio(L/R)] > Digital via HDMI, Analogue via Audio(L/R)

I've also asked about this is the PS3 section and was told to update my firmware. I'll do that tonight but it would also be extremely helpful if I knew my TV was set up correctly.

I hope I can sort this so I can get full high definition quality because at the minute, the picture quality I'm getting is no better than what I was getting before from my HD upscaler.

The film I've got on Blu Ray btw is Identity which, on the website below, says it deserves 4.5 out of 5 for HD quality and also that it supports 1080p. On the back of the box though, where it gives all the region details etc, I can't remember what the box says where it gives you the HD resolution but I know for a fact it says 720p, not 1080p.


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Sorry to bump this thread but I'm very disappointed with Blu Ray so far and it'd me much appreciated if someone could let me know how to set my TV up so I can fully appreciate High Definition!!

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