Originally Posted by Tpeezy
After reading this board, I figured I would post this here and see if you guys could help me find a solution. I already posted my own thread but it doesn't seem to be getting many hits. About a year ago I purchased a 52D64U through Sharp Direct. I am a big movies and sports watcher, but my sharp really struggles in these areas. When watching HD channels through my scientific atlanta box from Comcast, I see a lot of "noise", looks like color static, in the background of the picture where there is a lot of color contrasts or light to dark contrast. I then went and purchased a Sony blu ray player hoping that would help, and hooked it up to my tv via an HDMI cable I ordered from monoprice.com. The picture noise was just as bad if not worse when watching blu rays on the player. I can only explain it as a static in the colors of the picture, it seems to be worse in darker colors such as blue. I contacted Sharp about the problem and they sent a tech to my house who saw the same thing I was seeing, so sharp had him replace the main board on the TV. It did not help at all. This was about 4 months ago However Sharp said that if there was a problem with the TV that would have fixed it and that it must be a problem with my blu ray player, even though I am seeing it on all sources.. After several phone calls and me arguing with them about it, I gave up. Luckily I opened the case within my 1 year warranty, although I believe I am right at my 1 year warranty now or just barely past it. However, I believe since the case was opened during my 1 year warranty period I should be ok... I'm hoping I can somehow convince them to give me a new TV if I can't figure out a way to make the picture look better. Do you guys have any suggestions or any ideas as to what the problem could be? I've tried CNET's calibration settings and they didn't look very good. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Any suggestions on what I can do to fix it? Settings? Thanks in advance guys.
There are lots of things that could be wrong here. What AV Mode are you using to view your movies (should be using 'Movie')? Have you customized the calibration at all, it does seem like the sharpness is set too high (it should be around 0 to +2). Below is a GREAT start point for calibrating this set, done by a fellow AVS member. I have adjusted mine slightly (shown in ()
), but this should get you started. Make sure you are using the 'Movie' AV Mode and give it a shot.Mode:
STD (Now, I have OPC turned on unlike the person that came up with these and the Range is set at 0 to +6... 0 looks great in a completely dark room while the +6 setting helps brighten the set when the lights are on)Contrast:
: -2 (I have played with this setting anywhere from -2 to 0, and the blacks look better at -2)Color:
0 (Adjust at own taste if picture is too green)Sharpness:
0 (Could be set anywhere from 0 to +2 depending on personal preference)
(The rest are found in 'Advanced Settings', These were calibrated by a member that goes by SamS, and he knows what he is talking about, just set these here and done mess with them, lol)CMS Hue
M -4CMS Sat
M +1Color Temp:
We have the same set by the way, and am completely blown away by its performance. We are using a Magnavox Blu-ray Player running at 1080p via hdmi and the black levels (areas where you are seeing the most 'noise') are just outstanding. So, there has got to be a problem with your set, wither it be hardware or calibration. Give these benchmark settings a try and let us know how it turns out.