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Blurry words in games on Toshiba 32HF73

03-15-2005, 11:51 AM
The problem isn't as noticable on tv, but when im playing xbox or ps2 its a annoying. Also on the left side of the screen, there is like a sliver missing right beside speaker. The problem almost looks like the picture is repelling from something. For example, on xbox with ESPN 2k5, at the roster select screen the player names are really blurry. During game the picture looks fine except the left side and the corners are blurry. Is this a bad TV?!?

03-15-2005, 12:13 PM
These don't sound like normal problems to me. Do those blurry spots only appear while playing XBox? What type of connection are you using with for the Xbox?

Make sure you don't have an magnetic interference near or around your TV.

03-15-2005, 11:38 PM
I don't see anything close to tv. This problem doesn't happen under composite video connection for tv. Only seeems to happen on component hook up on xbox and ps2. Its worse on xbox tho.

03-16-2005, 10:54 AM
He is using one of those 4:3 semi-compatible TVs which letterbox to show 1080i. Since this set is interlaced, it will do a lousy job of showing text. Doesn't matter if it is capable of accepting a 720p signal, it will display it as 1080i.

You should set your gameboxes to output the native res of the set, 1080i when possible - possibley will also do okay with 480p. You'll probably do better avoiding 720p.

Beware of screen burn while gaming from static image elements like control panels.

03-16-2005, 11:02 AM
Actually this is a common issue with many direct view TVs. It is very difficult to maintain beam focus over the entire width and height of the screen as they have to reach a happy medium for the average beam distance. Basically the beam has to travel further in the corners than it does at the center edges than it does at the center of the tube. If some place has to suffer they usually will allow the corners be the 1st. place then the left and right edges. Your issue may be able to be adjusted out.