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LaserDisc picture settings on LCD TV

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Im using my LG LCD tv with my laserdisc player, ive used video essentials to set up the picture but because there are many other options available to adjust the picture especially the backlight option. Now for my DVD / Blu ray settings i unlocked the THX optimode on the TV and made adjustments to get a really good picture but with LD its a bit more difficult.

Does anyone have any suggestions for picture settings on LCD TVs?
post #2 of 11
Yes, buy a video processor.
The Laserdisc quality is not that special anyway...you should't expect too much, specially with a DVL.
If you want to take the maximum out of an LD you should go for an LD-S2 or HLD-X0.

And the LCD is also not the best, try Plasma, much better and accurate colors.
Those players i have mentioned will give you fantastic quality and film look.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by MV_Cinema View Post

Yes, buy a video processor.
The Laserdisc quality is not that special anyway...you should't expect too much, specially with a DVL.
If you want to take the maximum out of an LD you should go for an LD-S2 or HLD-X0.

And the LCD is also not the best, try Plasma, much better and accurate colors.
Those players i have mentioned will give you fantastic quality and film look.

I have a feeling that the OP is not going to buy a different LD player and a different display...

TLK
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
My AV receiver has a built in scaler the picture is hit and miss. Seemed better running composite direct to the TV. I don't own a DVL. I know there crap for LD. I own a EAD T-8000 LD player.
post #5 of 11
Have you tried the S-Video connection and adjusting DNR?
post #6 of 11
S-Video connection in a LD player is derived from the composite one, using a comb filter (because that's what is recorded on disc - composite).
Based on the age of LD players, the performance of their comb filters is usually below what a good HDCD TV has today. Even the scalers in receivers might be better (here is a hit and miss, depending of brand and initial price level).
post #7 of 11
C'mon guys, he specifically was asking for help with picture settings.

The Video Essentials LD will only help a non-CRT display with Brightness, Saturation and Hue, as you probably already know. Contrast is tricky as the contrast patterns are no good on your LCD TV, but krbahr (on the LDDB forum) had this to say:

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Originally Posted by krbahr View Post

The first thing is go to the pulge pattern. It has an area with below black next to black next to just above black. Adjust the brightness so you cannot see the below black, it will be equal to the black, and you can also just see the above black. Could be interesting with LCD or LED area darkening TV's so you may just have to adjust to where you just start to see the above black bar. Then go to the gray scale step pattern and adjust the contrast so that you see each step getting brighter. Once the brightest steps stop getting whiter together the the lower starts to equal the higher step you have gone to far. This is the maximum contrast you want to have. You can now adjust it lower it that pleases you but don't go higher unless you don't care you loose top end brightness.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks naiaru!. I do have the video essentials LD but its only proved half helpful. I will take the advice you posted from Kurtis Bahr!.
post #9 of 11
Personally I would recommend just using a nice CRTV, though I still need to get the video essentials myself.
post #10 of 11
I have been having a problem. When I watch certain animated laserdiscs, there is a color line that scrolls up the LCD TV after about 25 min of viewing. I thought it was the player but I tried another player with same results. Then I tried the wires and same thing. Then I played the disc on another setup in another room with an older rear projection TV and it didn’t do it. What could be causing this? It’s been driving me nuts! Thank you.

PS. Right now I have the CLD-505 going into a Samsung DVD recorder and then to the HDMI of the Samsung 46 inch TV. The picture looks great doing it this way. In case you are wondering, I tried hooking right to the AV inputs on the TV direct and it still did it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
post #11 of 11
I have been having a problem. When I watch certain animated laserdiscs, there is a color line that scrolls up the LCD TV after about 25 min of viewing. I thought it was the player but I tried another player with same results. Then I tried the wires and same thing. Then I played the disc on another setup in another room with an older rear projection TV and it didn’t do it. What could be causing this? It’s been driving me nuts! Thank you.

PS. Right now I have the CLD-505 going into a Samsung DVD recorder and then to the HDMI of the Samsung 46 inch TV. The picture looks great doing it this way. In case you are wondering, I tried hooking right to the AV inputs on the TV direct and it still did it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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