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40" LCD HD 1080 With Samsung panel
on 24 May 2014
Unfortunately had problems with this item as soon as switched on, Im an old Video recorder technician so know how to set TVs up. On HDMI 2 using PS3 the picture and games are crystal clear, as before with our 32inch Sharp we just sold because of the small text was causing eye strain.
On HDMI 1 using Virgin Tivo box , the picture is terrible, worse in fact than watching an analogue transmission or something. All the faces on Sky news for instance have lines round there faces, and presenters look like ghosts with white faces, contrasts of white areas show no detail, unless you put contrast down to 30 % then its so dark, you cant see a thing, especially when some ones being interviewed on bright sunshine, the background is always whitened out, and very blurred.
On our new Samsung new Blu -Ray Theatre, Picture quality again is extremely disappointing, resulting in it being so dark have to keep changing all the picture settings each time I have changed source from The Tivo Box. Again actors faces appear with ghost like faces with no features even on warm settings, the picture if brightened just loses all detail, and in some cases the Blu Ray film such as Dantes Peak is almost impossible to watch without changing the picture controls all the way through it, then it will suddenly lose picture, brings up a whole screen of green lines, then TV turns itself off ???
Since day one, only had it 3 days, I suddenly keep getting the screen changing to green lines, and no picture and the television turns itself off by itself. it does this 3 times a day which isnt normal. So im awaiting the sellers response. Once the issue is resolved will give another review. Strange that PS3 uses the default 720 resolution but is crystal clear, but 1080 on HD Tivo Box and the Blu Ray, gives an almost unwatchable picture