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Old 25-06-2012, 07:54   #21
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The truth of the matter is that Joe Public is still blissfully ignorant of the issues around modern TVs, and few people even go to the length of figuring out how to set them up and calibrate them. They just get them from the shop, plug them in, and start watching.
I appear to be Joe Public, What should I be doing with my TV to set up and calibrate to get the best from it?
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Old 25-06-2012, 08:44   #22
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Turn off all the processing and adjust the brightness/contrast etc. Normally they're set to horrible vivid modes with all the processing turned on which gives a very unnatural picture.
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Old 25-06-2012, 09:15   #23
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not sure i have seen options for "processing" but then again I havent looked, i will tonight though!
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Old 25-06-2012, 16:35   #24
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I realy hope some of you have not been conned into thinking Blue ray adds to all pictures, Some like Wargames are limited by the film they were shot in and so improvement may not be automatically possible. So to automatically assume that mearly converting to blue ray wil add quality is missplaced.

Mind you if you really wanted quality pictures you would not have a flat screen rather a old fashioned Tube TV which had better pictures than even blue rays. But not the connections of coolnesss.
WTF.
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Old 25-06-2012, 17:02   #25
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Old 25-06-2012, 21:56   #26
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Roborob is making my face do a sad because has not returned to tell us more about the period in Hollywood, oft ignored, when they were shooting movies directly onto DVD.
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Old 26-06-2012, 11:04   #27
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I believe Lawrence of Arabia was shot on VHS.
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Old 26-06-2012, 13:48   #28
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I paid £800 for a 32" widescreen CRT and it was plagued with problems. The geometry was all over the shop and nothing could be done about it, even with the mystical 'service menu' options. It was just something you had to put up with said Panasonic. And screen buzz whenever the screen had any white on it. It really put me off DVD collecting at the time. As for no-one complaining about refresh rates and so in, that's nonsense. Everyone used to complain about something with tellies esp refresh rate.

As for Roborob. Well, new eyes, had better get thinking but...



I'm tempted to have this as my motto.

And as for 'the coolness' of flat screens, I know roborob probably hasn't been out for a while, but try buying a telly with a fat back nowadays.

The old TVs have got a better picture as quoted by the Gadget Show but despite this we all seem to go for new Flat screens.
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Old 26-06-2012, 13:54   #29
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Well if the Gadget Show says so...
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Old 26-06-2012, 14:02   #30
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Haha, the gadget show is awful!

I can think of plenty of reasons I could never go back to CRT versus LCD.
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Old 26-06-2012, 14:06   #31
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If anyone wants to see the Gadget Show's really in-depth exposé that settles the issue once and for all...
http://fwd.channel5.com/gadget-show/...tvs-old-vs-new

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I love how they compared it to an HD CRT. Hands up anyone who owned or knew anyone that owned one of those?
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Now that Sony & Panasonic have joined forces to share tech & mass produce OLED TVS for 2013, the whole CRTs are better will be history once and for all.
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I had an HD CRT!
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And would you keep it or prefer an LCD?
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Considering it was one of the worst CRTs ever made, let alone worst HD tvs, no.

There were some pretty decent HD CRTs released in the States, as they loved their chubby tubes - none of them really made it over here. I had a crappy Samsung thing, I can't remember the model number. Famously whole areas of the tube were out of focus (the corners) where they'd made it too slim.
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The old TVs have got a better picture as quoted by the Gadget Show but despite this we all seem to go for new Flat screens.
Stuff and nonsense. I'd still be interested to hear how Wargames was shot in such a way that DVD is the highest resolution its possible for it to be seen at.
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Old 26-06-2012, 22:35   #38
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Considering it was one of the worst CRTs ever made, let alone worst HD tvs, no.

There were some pretty decent HD CRTs released in the States, as they loved their chubby tubes - none of them really made it over here. I had a crappy Samsung thing, I can't remember the model number. Famously whole areas of the tube were out of focus (the corners) where they'd made it too slim.
Had one too, they were carp
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The old TVs have got a better picture
Could you elaborate on that or is that way too much to ask?
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Old 16-07-2012, 07:59   #40
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some of the comments on here are bonkers, but hey I wouldn't give up my HD for no stinking CRT.

Anyway looking forward to this one used to love this movie but saw it a few years ago and everything just looks so dated, film was still great though.
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