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In Reply to: RE: Which TV brand to avoid digital picture correction ? posted by Wojciech on February 15, 2021 at 10:27:36
your observations on picture quality totally aligns with your instinct to change settings ... that is exactly where the problem is and ALL flat panel TV's can look that way ... the majority of folks get used to or prefer the super high contrast / technicolor vivid settings so anything less looks like a 'washed out' display to them
whereas, you apparently prefer a more natural presentation as do I
I think you'd be satisfied with either brand or even others if you were in the drivers seat as far as settings go ... if you're comfortable and careful going to a Best Buy etc., change the settings on the display models and see for yourself ... you'll be OK with any 'major' brand
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Well , I think the problem lies beyond the usual settings. It's impossible in LG TV sets to get rid of their proprietary digital picture enhancement even if you switch it off in the settings. I'm aware that people get used to that presentation and it doesn't bother them but to me its a torture. All the movies look like the first plane was made in HD in the studio on video cameras and the background was added later digitally. Even the ones which were made on a film rolls look that way. Everything has a quality of telenovelas. On my GF's Samsung flat screen I turned off all that digital junk but it's still half-ass. Not to mention that that TV lasted only 2 years after which the main board expired. I think I will have to look for some third rate manufacturer who just offers plain Jane set.
Element, Polaroid, Insignia, Westinghouse, Phillips, Hitachi, RCA. There could be a acceptable model amongst those brands but I've seen a couple and the HD picture was abysmal.
"E Burres Stigano?"
I had a big Westinghouse that looked great; for awhile ... it developed 'display' fuzz or shadows where the screen looks dirty when it's not
but it was! because it's between the panel layers! it's a garage TV now
a friend got the exact model & no problems
I'm sticking with LG, Samsung, Sony ... might try a TCL [used to be Sharp] they seem pretty good / reviewed well last I looked
Great picture initially then ghosting and a "frame" about 2" in from the physical frame, surround the picture. It's at his camp now
"E Burres Stigano?"
huh ... well my LG's really don't perform that way, but further, what you might be seeing [because I notice this] is that 'modern' production standards in the medium are conveyed as part of the higher definition used
I was running a couple of older CRT TV's not too long ago and this was even noticeable on those ... and remember, films generally get some re-formatting when shown on TV so I think those standards go along for the ride so to speak
I'm thinking that your hope of 'plain Jain' is only just a hope though
but good luck!
You're right that I'm probably aiming at the impossible and doing it only because I never had a TV to get used to ever changing standard. The quality I see discourages me from getting one. :) All the best!
PS. Watching movies on computer screens of various laptops is less objectionable for some reasons.
re: PS ... more processing power with higher pixel count?
not that this matters about what's available now but my first 'big' panel TV was an Olevia powered by ... get this ... ATi Radeon Graphics
I'm not sure what card was in there but I guarantee my homebrew desktop rig is way more potent ... the one on a shelf in the garage from 10 years ago
just off the cuff I'd go cheap on the TV, a TLC will probably meet your needs, after all there's just [three?] display panel manufacturers ... electronically it's the only 'moving part'
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