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47" LG LCD HD issues

fireguywtc
01-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Hello all! looks like a great forum here.

My 47" LG model # 47LG5DF which is a 1080P does not have a good picture when I am using my DTV HD. The picture is ok, but not good like it should be and I have seen with other similar HDTVs. With everything set the best I can get it, the picture is pixily and grainy, just not crisp like it should be. It can even distort some with a lot of camera movement and such.

So far I have tried adjusting the settings with the TV itself, adjusting the DTV reciever, and I replaced the HDMI cable with a higher quailty one. Nothing seems to help. What else can I do?:helpme TIA, Bill

HiDefRev
01-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Well, LCDs are known for their motion blur. There's nothing you can do about the distortion you see during movement, short of buying a plasma. Also, I hate to tell you, but LG is not one of the best TVs on the market, so any improvements you try may only produce marginal results. And, changing HDMI cables is a waste of money - they all perform the same, no matter how much, or how little, you pay for them. The best thing you can do is to calibrate your TV. Go to www.amazon.com and look up CALIBRATION DISC . The Digital Video Essentials disc is easy to use and does a very good job. :)

BeeF
01-02-2010, 09:27 PM
Are you sure the cable box is set to output at it's highest resolution?

And be more specific when you say "distort".

fireguywtc
01-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Well, LCDs are known for their motion blur. There's nothing you can do about the distortion you see during movement, short of buying a plasma. Also, I hate to tell you, but LG is not one of the best TVs on the market, so any improvements you try may only produce marginal results. And, changing HDMI cables is a waste of money - they all perform the same, no matter how much, or how little, you pay for them. The best thing you can do is to calibrate your TV. Go to amazon and look up CALIBRATION DISC . The Digital Video Essentials disc is easy to use and does a very good job. :)Thanks for the replys, I was afraid that I could not get much better, but it just seems my tv is sub par. I did buy the LG about 2 years ago and did my best to try and balance quality and value for their expense at the time. I will look into the calibration disc, will this work just as well with a standard DVD player? Ours is standard with 1080 upscaling.

Perhaps later on I can talk the wife into getting a better TV and moving this one to the bedroom or something. Have to recover from the holidays first.
Are you sure the cable box is set to output at it's highest resolution?

And be more specific when you say "distort".
Today 08:52 PM
Yes I have double checked the DTV reciever and tried it in all 4 resolutions. 1080 seems to be best, obviously. Sorry my explenation wasnt very clear, hard to paint the picture of the picture lol. The distortions is just quick blurring and pixiling during fast movement. Bill

BeeF
01-03-2010, 03:14 AM
Yeah, the distortion your seeing is just due to the fact that it's an LCD. As for the pixely grainy look your seeing IMO no matter the TV if its HD its HD, it should look pretty clear. So I don't know whats up there unless your expecting too much from HD.

Loves2Watch
01-03-2010, 06:12 AM
My mistake.

PFC5
01-03-2010, 06:34 AM
He said he replaced the HDMI cable with a better one in the first post so I assumed he was using the HDMI cable.