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HELP: Trouble Getting A Good HD Picture!

04-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Just bought a 120hz 1080p 46" Samsung TV (LN46A650A1F) and the picture seems to be quit grainy and almost fuzzy.

The picture was crystal clear at the store and when i went home and hooked it all up it looks nothing like the picture i had just seen :huh

Now i have Dish Network, i know its not HD so the picture can be expected to be "fuzzish".

But i just got a Blue Ray player, Panasonic (DMP-BD60) and popped in the blue ray disc that came with the Monster HDMI 1000 cable and that too seems not all that it could be...still grainy and little to no change from satallite tv...

I also updated the Blue ray player with firmware version 1.5 so everything should be updated...

Now the only guess i have is that maybe the Blue ray player is 60hz??? and my tv is 120hz??? but its doubtful that is the case. Everything is plugged in nice and snug so i dont know if i am missing anything or what

If anyone has had any experience with this problem or is having this dilemma plz feel free to speak up.

Thanx for you time!

04-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Welcome to the forum! :hithere:

What do you have all your picture settings at?

The first thing to do is turn down the sharpness to ZERO since sharpness is not needed for digital signals and any video noise inherent in the source material will just look worse with the sharpness set up high.

Also make sure you set the AMP setting to OFF and set the video output on the BD60 to 1080p/24Fps and that will give you a smoother motion on BD movies without the soap opera effect.

Also what BD movie are you playing in the BD60? Some movies have a lot of film grain in them as that was as the director intended, so it will depend on the movie being played.

As far as the Dish SD service you will also want the sharpness levels down to off as well, and remember that each input hasd individual memory settings for those picture settings so you need to adjust them for EACH input you have a device/source connected.

Hope this helps!

04-18-2009, 08:23 PM

TV Sharpness is set at 0 now

My Blue Ray player settings are a bit confusing...in my BD player Under: Settings>TV Device Connection, the are 3 options i can choose;
-Tv aspect: 4:3 pan and scan, 4:3 Letterbox, 16:9, 16:9 Full. i have 16:9 picked
-HDMI Connection: i have 1080p picked and 24p output picked
-Component Video Resolution: i have 1080i picked (there is no 1080p to pick in this option, only 480i 480p 720p 1080i)

Any idea on that CVR being at 1080i?

yeah satellite is still crap but tolerable, however the cheap BD disc i got with my hdmi cable looks a lil better.

Ill leave a response tomorrow (Sunday evening with a real BD movie) :)

Thx for the help!