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This site was recommended to me by Tony Haukap as a possible place for some help.


I recently bought a Sony KV-32hs510 HDTV.


Everything looks fantastic, EXCEPT about 1/2 of my standard cable stations

look bad. They seem to be pixellated (modeled in peoples faces). I have

tried all of the DRC (Digital Reality Creation) settings and NONE improve

this flaw.


Is there ANY way for me to turn DRC OFF completely. And just receive the

signal as if it were a standard tv.


OR otherwise improve my signal. Would Digital Cable help/hurt. I think the manual says Digital Cable is NOT directily compatible with the tv inputs.


Or am I just stuck with a bad picture on some stations?


PLEASE HELP SOON.


I need to know if I should return this tv. DVD's look unbelieveable but the

reception on 1/2 the cable stations just aren't acceptable.


I will check back often, or you can email me at [email protected]


Any advice is greatly appreciated.


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I think the problem may be your cable signal, not the TV, especially if this only occurs on certain channels. If you wanna try digital cable, it should work fine, and you can even run it through S-video.
 

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Do a search in this Forum under DRC SONY 32HS510, search on slowest setting. There is a way to utilize the DRC function of your set. I think ADU or Montreal did some very good work finding the right info. The DRC should make your NTSC signals better not worse, however the 510 lakes the

same features as some of the other Sony models, what these guys found out is there is a way to activate this function on the 510. I don't know if

it works but this should tell you what you need to know.
 

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Thought I would post the response for Sony Tech support. I did upgrade my component cables ,chose Standard settings and warm color, which did improve the picture a little. It sounds as if we have too high of expectations for DTV and cable.


Thank you for contacting SONY Online Support.


Digital Broadcast Signals (DBS) over the past few years have increased the number of available channels on their satellite systems, which many now include local broadcast channels for most major cities. The adverse effect in this channel expansion is increased compression rates of digital broadcast signals.


When a large screen set is viewed with a DVD player or a HDTV Satellite broadcast (compression rates for the HDTV broadcast have been lower than the standard definition channels), the picture meets or exceeds the viewer's expectations. The issue is further intensified when viewed on higher resolution models, which have increased picture detail. These models are designed to enhance the picture detail, by analyzing the signal information and increasing the pixel density (detail) to provide a higher quality picture over normal NTSC (standard analog signals) viewing. The dilemma is that compression results in a loss of data, which relates to a loss of picture information. If compression is performed at a low level, there is little effect on the picture. However, when a signal is highly compressed, this results in a greater loss of detail, which can be seen in the picture. The most noticeable is a loss of detail and pixelization, which appears as small blocks or tiles.


Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance.


The SONY Internet Group

Online Support and Services Center

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