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Newbie Question. Please Help

deevel79
11-06-2007, 10:10 PM
I just aquired a rear projection 42" samsung hdtv 1080i. I went out and purchased a Monster dvi cable to connect my Time Warner Hi-def cable box to my tv. My problem is: The colors look dull and faded. I dont understand what 480, 720, 1080 mean. How can i go about switching between them? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Codes20
11-06-2007, 11:54 PM
Is it a DLP or a CRT rear projection?

If it's a DLP, try a new bulb. Also, older DLPs, I've noticed, the colors tend to be more faded and not as crisp as the new ones. I attribute that to normal use and changes in technology. Light engines don't last forever.

CRT? Get the light/color guns aligned and serviced.

480, 720, 1080 are all resolutions the TV can receive from video sources. They refer to the scan lines that the TV shows at any given moment. The higher the number, the more lines of resolution you are seeing. One thing of note, "p" is better than "i".

deevel79
11-07-2007, 11:51 AM
Is it a DLP or a CRT rear projection?

If it's a DLP, try a new bulb. Also, older DLPs, I've noticed, the colors tend to be more faded and not as crisp as the new ones. I attribute that to normal use and changes in technology. Light engines don't last forever.

CRT? Get the light/color guns aligned and serviced.

480, 720, 1080 are all resolutions the TV can receive from video sources. They refer to the scan lines that the TV shows at any given moment. The higher the number, the more lines of resolution you are seeing. One thing of note, "p" is better than "i".


Its crt. How do i know which resolution i am receiving? Sry for all the dumb questions. Im just lost.

Mikekoz13
11-07-2007, 01:54 PM
The question isn't what you're receiving but what you have your TV set to display. In the TV set-up menu there will be a setting for 480I, 480P, etc. Be sure you have the setting set to 1080I.
If your TV has auto adjust of the CRT guns, be sure to take the minute it requires to adjust them. Lastly, you could try a tune-up disc such as Digital Video essentials or Avia to "tune" your display.


Mike:2cents

madison square
11-18-2007, 04:59 PM
I would like to buy a Toshbia hd dvd player. I have the older generation Hitachi hdtv crt rear projection big box 5o inch. Hdtv looks great still, just not as good as the newer models. Will the new hd dvd players look good on my older hdtv, and what model should i get , A-1, A-2 > A-3, etc.