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Old 24-10-2012, 19:47
Russell_Hyldon
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Hi everyone,

does anyone have a LG LCD tv, I have a new one, but I cant seem to get the right picture quality, i have tried to adjust levels such as back light, contrast ect. but the picture always looks too dark.
Does anyone have the same TV and what levels (picture wise) do you have your tv set on.

Many thanks
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Old 24-10-2012, 21:28
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I followed the set up menu and although it took a while to do, it's been fine ever since.
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Old 25-10-2012, 08:22
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You might find this tutorial useful.

http://www.avforums.com/home/pictureperfect.html
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Old 25-10-2012, 09:58
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The best way to do it is with a calibration DVD. They normally cost, but AVSForums have released one called AVS HD 709 that is a legal, and free download. You download it, burn it to disc, stick it in your BluRay player and follow it through.

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Old 25-10-2012, 10:18
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A new LCD TV would normally be expected to be very bright.

If a person is saying it's too dark it suggests a problem rather than a set-up issue.
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Old 25-10-2012, 11:22
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A new LCD TV would normally be expected to be very bright.

If a person is saying it's too dark it suggests a problem rather than a set-up issue.
EXTREMELY unlikely, such a fault would be almost totally unknown - it's not a type of fault that occurs.

One thing he might check is if it's got an auto-light sensor on it? (many TV's do, and they default to ON) - turning that OFF will make the TV work correctly.

I really can't believe they still put it on TV's?, it's been done intermittently since at least the 50's, and has been a complete disaster every single time.
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Old 25-10-2012, 11:46
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Hi everyone,

does anyone have a LG LCD tv, I have a new one, but I cant seem to get the right picture quality, i have tried to adjust levels such as back light, contrast ect. but the picture always looks too dark.
Does anyone have the same TV and what levels (picture wise) do you have your tv set on.

Many thanks
If you do a search on avforums for your model there is usually a thread for it and someone will have set out the best settings, i have used this for my last 3 tv's and found it very useful.
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Old 25-10-2012, 12:36
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Like everything else. it's all down to personal taste/preference. What's ok for some may not be for others. It's best the OP do the settings for himself but I would recommend any picture enhancements be turned off then take it from there. It took me ages to get my TV settings just the way I like them.
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Old 25-10-2012, 20:59
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make sure the tv pictture setting is Normal, and not in Game mode or other mode. I found this on a nearly new LG LCD a week or so ago, and afterwarrds the pic was really quite good (even on Freeview).

There are also similar options for sound too.
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