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My Sony High Def 34HS420 Picture Improved !

04-26-2005, 08:41 PM
After having this tv for over 2 months I just discovered why my HD picture was'nt the sharpest it could be.When I went into the tv remotes menu I lowered the "picture" almost by half and kept "sharp" at it's highest level.GREAT picture now ! :yippee:

04-27-2005, 07:31 AM
rickbbb - you love adjusting your tv etc so buy the disc and set your tv according to the disc - just user settings with the menu, no service settings. You will be amazed at how good it will look! If you don't do that at least turn down or off the SVM! By the way, sharpness should also be very low but probably not zero as that may well soften the picture too much.

04-27-2005, 11:18 AM
I bought the calibration Dvd when..actually right before I bought this tv set.When the tv came I used the calibration dvd
The picture looked great...only problem I did'nt expect was with Dish Network itself...they were having technical difficulties and I assumed the picture problem was caused by the tv set..later on I found out when I called Dish network's technical department that they had the problem and it was'nt caused by my tv...so FINALLY after 2 months I was able to tweak my tv...with calibration and adjusting the menu options... :D

04-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Didn't you notice the difference when playing DVDs?

04-27-2005, 09:31 PM
no...there was'nt a large difference.

04-28-2005, 06:06 AM
What is the name of this DVD and where can I get a copy of it?

04-28-2005, 06:22 AM
DIGITAL video signals usually don't need sharpening, they come sharp... it's only for analog SDTV it's really useful... too much sharpness with digital signals can give false edges & even 'haloes'...

05-02-2005, 09:10 AM
I have read about the various ways to turn off SVM. I have calibrated with Avia with the set in Movie mode. I understand that this mode will turn SVM off. Of course after adjusting settings suggested by Avia I'm back in the Preference mode. Is SVM still off at this point? Is there any other way to turn SVM off through the menus that are available? I'm not interested in performing any mechanical disabling on the display. Is there a way to easily check the SVM to make sure it's off? Thanks for any help. Toshiba 51H84 display.


05-02-2005, 09:51 AM
On a Toshiba, if you did the adjustments starting in the Movie mode then when you save the settings to the Preferences mode it should retain whatever SVM was set in the Movie setting. This is how it worked on my Toshiba 34HF84 - I was able to double check using the SVM test screen on the Digital Video Essentials disc. Movie mode has SVM set as 'Low'. On the higher standard Toshibas (HFX), SVM is disabled through the picture menu as a separate item.

05-02-2005, 10:36 AM
Got it. Thanks.

06-23-2005, 11:08 PM
A friend of mine owns the KV-34HS420 and it looks really nice. But I noticed a faint line or two moving upwards while he changed channels on his Dish satellite. It looks like some sort of scanning line. It was really noticeable while he played VHS movies. He has a massive collection of VHS and owns a top notch Sony VCR. These lines were moving faster and more noticeable then the sat. signal. I'm thinking about buying his TV since he wants a big screen. But will these scanning lines get worse? Now they're only noticeable when changing channels and watching VHS movies.