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post #1 of 9 Old 09-18-2001, 07:51 AM - Thread Starter
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I just got a Toshiba 50H81 and a Panny rp56 prog scan and the picture is unreal, but the titles are another thing. The picture will show more detail than you can imagine, but the titles during the beginning of many, if not all, films are not solid, more fuzzy like. I used VE and they still seem to not be solid (like your computer screen.) Is that just the way it is or do I have something wrong. BTW, my prog scan is on, my TV is in full mode, and the sharpness is set at 4.
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No one else has not so great looking titles? The letters on many of my dvds don't seem solid while everything else is crystal clear.
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I'm not really sure what you mean by not solid. Could you give a more detailed description? Do you mean moving titles or the outlines of still lettering? Is it whites of also colored lettering? Please elaborate.

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By not solid, I mean that they seem fuzzy and not defined. The titles at the beginning of movies that state the actors and directors and such are the culprits. In contrast, letters on objects within the film are clean and defined. I would expect a progressive player to have letters as defined and clear as those on my pc. I was thinking it may be that the titles themselves are just not as defined and clean as the actually film.
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You'll never have perfect characters with 480i or even 480p DVDs. Only HD, either 720p or 1080i will bring you that. DVDs are fuzzy compared to a good HD transfer.

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I noticed something similar the other day on my 27" Wega direct view. And what it eventually turned out to be is that somehow the video mode got switched to "Vivid", with the brightness and contrast cranked way up, and the SVM enabled. Everything looked much better when I put it back to my nicely calibrated "Movie" mode.

You might want to see if you have SVM enabled on your set, and if there is any way to turn it off. I think that was the main culprit in making all the titles look bad on my set.

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I noticed the same especially w/scaled non-anamorphic titles on my RP-91.
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Robena,

I just saw my first HD movie, Forest Gump and the lettes weren't fuzzy. Gotta love HD at home. I'm still surprised that you can't get none clean lines via dvd. Some titles on regular analog TV seem cleaner.
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Wooderson I am with you only I can't remember exactly which movie I seen first in HD. Last movie was Gladiator two nights ago.

Now I am in full swing with AMC 'monsterfest' for all of October no commercials like HBO, Cinemax and others. Only trouble is I have all of the movies scheduled.

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