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Toshiba 36ZP48 and footy

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Livingston, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Livingston

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    Got my new Tosh really impressed with everything apart from watching football has anyone any suggestions how to improve this.Its hopeless via sky box and through regular ariel :lease:
     
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    Hi, Freeview will, in my opinion, be your best digital source. Regards, yt.
     
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    I have no problems via a Freeview box - Humax 8000T PVR RGB Scart Ext 1 - FWIW.

    Ive read lots of dissatisfaction with Sky football and this TV/Others.

    Sky problem.
     
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    Watching live footie on Sky Sp 1 can be a bit messy sometimes but usually its fine, but MOTD, via sky, is much better, hardly any blocking.
    FYO my settings are:
    Contrast:65
    Brghtness:50
    Scan Mode: Active
    DNR: off
    Box: Sky+ Mk2
    Scart: Monster Video 3 1m(about £60's worth)
     
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    Thinking of buying this tv (Toshiba 36ZP48P) myself whats the reason for messy pic with sky?
     
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    Low bitrate transmission by Sky on some channels:thumbsdow
     
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    Think you can say this about any Satellite source other than the Hi Deff material on 13 E , 19 E and Thor 1 west.
    I believe the correct term is "Multiplexed" :mad:
    Football seems to be the most affected though, unless you can watch footy on either Premiere sport (19 east) or C + sport ( 1 west) they are better quality outputs. :)
     
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    Well, all digital channels Satellite or DVB are "Multiplexed" but to squeeze more programme channels into a Multiplex they have to reduce the Bitrate which reduces the picture quality as I said. :lesson:
     
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    Lesson learnt m8 , thanks :D :)
     
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    Looking forward to HD when it arrives in the UK, let's hope it's worth waiting for :smashin:
     
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    shoddy picture engine
     
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    Can you elaborate on what's meant by "shoddy picture engine"?

    Cheers
     
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    Yes, please elaborate. I've also been considering this TV because of what I've read in these and other forums (forum.digitalspy.co.uk) but I'm still a bit sceptical, especially since it's 100 Hz (which seems to be unavoidable on the larger sets these days).

    To the other previous posters: Are you sure the messy pictures, e.g. when watching football, can be attributed to the transmissions (such as by Sky) but not to the TV itself? Has anyone watched the same transmissions on both a 100 Hz and a 50 Hz set and thus made a direct comparison?
     
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    Yep Im sure, I compare the Freeview Digital TV picture via the Humax & the Analogue TV picture both look different I prefer the digital version. I also have friends with Sky with Plasma/LCDs/CRTs and the picture looks terrible via RGB to mye eyes. PS 100hz is just one picture mode of this TV (there are a few) I use the “Active” picture mode looks excellent to my eyes. FWIW the quality of Sky Sports News seems to be fine via this TV. I assume its an issue with the Sky boxes being used as the Humax looks pretty stunning (apart from BBC News/News 24 which is the worst digital artifacts due to a very low transmission rate digitally on Freeview)
     
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    I have a sky+ box connected to mine, but I have tried 3 different freeview boxes.
    Freeview is will give you a better picture quality than sky on most of the channels.
    A combination of fast moving action and varying channel bitrates will make a difference to how you perceive the picture on any set.
    regards,
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