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Sharp Banding?

jeeves124
05-19-2009, 02:24 PM
Hello all, i have a sharp lc32d44u lcd tv. and while i was playing call of duty 4 today, i noticed what seems to be banding. idk if its the xbox or if its the tv. this is what i saw: (pictures) Does anybody know?

PFC5
05-19-2009, 04:08 PM
That looks like it is the display to me, but maybe someone with a 360 can help rule out the 360 as the cause.

jeeves124
05-19-2009, 04:40 PM
That looks like it is the display to me, but maybe someone with a 360 can help rule out the 360 as the cause.

well idk if its the display, because my cable box doesnt have these lines when i watch tv. so idk. ??
I can post some pics of HD cable, and then see if u guys see anything. because who knows, maybe im just blind

BigBills139
05-19-2009, 07:11 PM
That looks like an impression from the backlight. See if it improves after you give it a rest. Had you perhaps been playing for a long time or left the TV on for a long time? How high is your backlight set to?

jeeves124
05-19-2009, 07:32 PM
That looks like an impression from the backlight. See if it improves after you give it a rest. Had you perhaps been playing for a long time or left the TV on for a long time? How high is your backlight set to?

well i have been playing for only half an hour at a time. and the backlight is set to 8 out of 16. P.S you guys are more knowledgeable than the people at sharp, when i called them, the lady asked me if i could hook up my xbox through my CABLE BOX to my tv. Like physically connect component 2 cable box then to tv. ! lol. and its not a reciever, just a standard cable box. wow. anyways, thanks for the help. and is that to high of a backlight setting? should it help if i set it down?

HDMann
05-19-2009, 07:39 PM
well i have been playing for only half an hour at a time. and the backlight is set to 8 out of 16. P.S you guys are more knowledgeable than the people at sharp, when i called them, the lady asked me if i could hook up my xbox through my CABLE BOX to my tv. Like physically connect component 2 cable box then to tv. ! lol. and its not a reciever, just a standard cable box. wow. anyways, thanks for the help. and is that to high of a backlight setting? should it help if i set it down?
I would try and get a neighbors to see if when the other set is connected if you get the same thing.

I would think it is the box seen that it does not happen on the cable input.

PFC5
05-20-2009, 12:31 AM
well i have been playing for only half an hour at a time. and the backlight is set to 8 out of 16. P.S you guys are more knowledgeable than the people at sharp, when i called them, the lady asked me if i could hook up my xbox through my CABLE BOX to my tv. Like physically connect component 2 cable box then to tv. ! lol. and its not a reciever, just a standard cable box. wow. anyways, thanks for the help. and is that to high of a backlight setting? should it help if i set it down?

Turn the back light down to around 4 or 5 and turn the contrast up to compensate. Remember that brightness sets the black level and contrast sets the white level. ;)

The lower the back light, the better the blacks will be generally and will likely provide a more consistent background which may help you.

BTW, Sharp's Customer Service is horrible whenever I have used them so I avoid their products now partially because of this.

Hope this helps!

jeeves124
05-20-2009, 08:39 AM
Turn the back light down to around 4 or 5 and turn the contrast up to compensate. Remember that brightness sets the black level and contrast sets the white level. ;)

The lower the back light, the better the blacks will be generally and will likely provide a more consistent background which may help you.

BTW, Sharp's Customer Service is horrible whenever I have used them so I avoid their products now partially because of this.

Hope this helps!

alright, i will try to do that when i get home. So, you're saying thats its the settings, thus my tv isn't broken or has banding?

BigBills139
05-20-2009, 10:22 AM
You should hope it is the settings. It very well could be a banding issue with the TV as I have read that it is a frequent problem with some Sharp models. That is one of the reasons why I plan on exchanging my Aquos while I still can.

PFC5
05-20-2009, 10:24 AM
alright, i will try to do that when i get home. So, you're saying thats its the settings, thus my tv isn't broken or has banding?

You should hope it is the settings. It very well could be a banding issue with the TV as I have read that it is a frequent problem with some Sharp models. That is one of the reasons why I plan on exchanging my Aquos while I still can.

Like BigBill said. This has been an issue with a few Sharp models in the past, but i thought they resolved it.

It is always best to rule out settings being the cause and hopefully in your case that will solve it.