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Why is RGB so dark?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by whitedot, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. whitedot

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    Newbie alert. :rolleyes:

    Just bought a Philips DVP720SA after following the great link on here, and i'm wanting to use it with my Philips 21" CRT tv (about two years old). It has two scart sockets, and the manual states that EXT1 is RGB compatible. However, when I plug the DVD player in and select RGB from the Video Setup Page, the picture is really dark. Despite this, when I have my Panasonic Sky Digital box connected exactly the same way, activating the RGB setting in the Sky menu simply makes the picture much sharper - I assume this is what should happen with my DVD player?

    What am I doing wrong? Or is something broken, somewhere?

    PS - tried different scart leads.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Sorry not familiar with either the DVD player or TV but I had this when I first had an LG player. check that the output from the dvd player is set to s-video not component, that cured the dark picture for me.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but isn't that just the same as disabling RGB, ie using a lower quality picture?

    I thought i'd be able to use RGB to get the best picture, but it appears it just makes the thing dark. I've had the same problem with my Xbox. I would normally think it was my tv, but the Sky RGB option works fine. :(
     
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    You usually get this when the RGB output isn't quite compatible with your display. Sony's were known for it. You seem to have all Phillips equipment so non compatibility really is not on :nono:
     
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    So it's probably just my TV that's a bit too old then?

    Ironic that the folks' Sony downstairs, which is older, seems to be fine!
     
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    Not a case of too old, RGB can appear dark on some TV's. Shouldn't happen within a single brand though.
     
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    It's weird too that my Sky is fine, but DVD and Xbox are dark.

    Might have to purchase an LCD... would that be totally foolproof?
     
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    Hi again, yep think you're right that the quality might be a little off, but worth trying. The diference on a 21" set might not be too drastic. Might be worth trying if all else fails, a slightly lower output on colour might be better than the higher output in black. Worth messing around with the settings on a rainy day.
     
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    Go into the menu on the dvd player I think you have settings for colour,contrast etc you should be able to lighten up the picture.
     
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    Also you can adjust brightness in the system settings for picture.
     
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    Yet another reason why I hate SCART. The standard is very hit and miss. I beleive you need to open up the cable and add or remove capacitors from the ends of some of the pins. This is hearing from someone who had a similar problem with his Super NES - but in that case, the picture was too bright.
     

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