Sharp LC26P50E - what settings for best picture?

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  1. cleaver9

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    Hello,

    This is my first post, and hopefully a simple problem to solve!

    I received my Sharp LC26P50E yesterday but was not impressed with the picture quality. It certainly did not match the quality of one I'd seen in a shop recently.

    However I understand that there are optimum settings that can be tweaked on the TV to improve the picture.

    I will be using the TV mainly with a freeview box and with a DVD player.

    Does anyone know the optimum settings for this particular model?

    It's the next episode of Lost tonight so am hoping to get this sorted by 10pm!

    Cleaver9
     
  2. neilmcl

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    Welcome to the forums. Try searching the forum there are now a number of threads with the settings for this TV.
     
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    cleaver - someone one here has had two sets with differing picture quality. I think his first set had some dead pixels so he got another set. The second set didn't have any dead pixels but the overall picture quality was notibly worse. Blurry, I think he said.

    Maybe yours has a similar fault?
     
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    hi its prob not to ur liking but try-
    av -user
    opc-off.
    bklight-+4
    contrast- +30
    bright- -16
    col- -12.
    tint-0.
    sharpness -10
    dnr low
    quickshoot- on.

    thats wt my terrestial settings, bit dif for sly.
    my pics very good, no noise from panel, just been watching the gee gees and its immaculate pic from 6ft+ even the pics from the irish racing witch can be a bit dodgy.
     
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    Thanks knobbs, I'll try those settings now.

    I did try searching the forum before I posted but couldn't find any posts that specifically answered my question.
     
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    Fair enough, here's mine for reference.

    Daytime Viewing:
    Backlight: -4 (OPC On)
    Contrast: +27
    Brightness: +12
    Colour: -8
    Tint: 0
    Sharpness: 0
    Colour Temp: MIddle
    DNR: Off
    Quickshoot: On

    For nightime with normal living room lighting I simply switch OPC off and allow for my manual backlight setting above. If I'm watching a DVD I usually have the lights off and so have the backlight knocked down to -6 which gives pretty good black levels.

    You may want to invest in a copy of DVE in the future to get the settings even better -
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/202-7460684-1998255 . Also bear in mind that my settings are for the 37".
     
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    hi like neil said its down to personal pref but if u follow both sets of settings shouldnt be far out.
    let us know how u got on with the settings.
    still muck about with mine a bit but very happy with the quality.
     
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    Knobbs, what's your settings based on? daytime or nightime viewing. Having your backlight set so high you may be overcompensating with your brightness settings set too low. I would be surprised if you get decent black levels at night. Try swapping them round a bit like mine, ie, negative backlight and positive brightness and see what you get.
     
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    hi neil will do have noticed a dif a night, will get back ltr.
    -cheers knobbs.
    by the way just recording worzel gummidge from vhs to dvd got the dvd rec connected via svhs only lead i had and i must say much better pic than my old crt.
     
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    hi neil set my settings as yours except brightness ive now got it set at 0 was at -16 great pic well happy cheers m8.
     
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    hello,
    I tried both setting ideas and also prefer the negative backlight and positive brightness

    thanks very much!
     

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