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Master Geek


# 68052 14-Sep-2010 09:51
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would anyone happen to have spent the time to seek what are roughly the best general picture settings in LGs LX series 3D LED tv for different inputs and sources? (3D bluray HDMI; MySKY HDMI; VCR, Wii, XBox360 and old DVD on component)

the available options seem a bit overwhelming...

especially i'd be keen in knowing if there is a way to make the VCR pic any better.

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Uber Geek


  # 379608 14-Sep-2010 11:44
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mindoka: 3D LED tv 

mindoka: VCR

Two words I never really expected to see in the same sentence.

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  # 379690 14-Sep-2010 14:47
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Not a lot to suggest... other than ensuring you're running component cables.
If you can't... um, then throw the VCR out, the quality of the source is too poor for calibration to remedy.


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Master Geek


  # 380295 15-Sep-2010 19:56
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jaxon: why not connecting all the equipment to the new tv too? =)

while i dont surely expect vcr to look good on large screen, i am at least academically curious how good it could look. but making the vcr to look "good" is not exactly on my priorities list either.

mainly i was hoping someone to have gone through the pain of trying out all the n+1 options with ways to tune the picture and could share parameters. with 20 or so tunables it'll take a while to go through.

in general, people typically never bother tuning up their tv's; which is shame. factory settings arent really good, and not tuning leaves plenty of the value/potential of new shiny units wasted.

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  # 380339 15-Sep-2010 21:46
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The thing is...
You could buy yourself a BluRay calibration disc and tweak your TV to suit.
However, applying those settings to a VCR does not guarantee the best picture possible as the sources are so very different.

Re: sharing parameters, I would approach this with caution. Everyone has different run times on their sets, watch TV's with different amounts of ambient / direct lighting... and for that matter, sit different distances from the screen. There will be some guideline figures out on the net, but often manufacturers (Panasonic in particular) will change the scale of their settings from country to country.
I'd start by ensuring you have clean heads on the VCR, the best possible connections (component for a majority of VCR's... some combos do have HDMI) and then... take the VCR and pop it in a cupboard.

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Master Geek


  # 380607 16-Sep-2010 12:49
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thanks; i'm by far least worried about getting best pic out of the VCR. funny how it gets the attention.


more so on getting the best out of the more modern ones which actually are used. =)

also, yes i'm aware each of my device requires different setup; and even for single source depending what i watch from it requirements might change.

the other day i was fairly surprised by the reasonable similar look of the mysky HD picture against same program fed through my SD only DVD/hard drive recorder (component cabling from mysky to recorder and from recorder to tv). tv did fairly good job in rescaling back; or the original HD was not outstanding to begin with. program was premier league soccer.

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Master Geek

  # 384776 27-Sep-2010 10:03
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I bother.

Couuldn't state settings though, each TV, each input would be different.
Although one could globalise the basic state of the TV itself which is the best way to handle old generic inputs like VCR.

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