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Old 29-10-2012, 19:37
SaddlerSteve
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I've got the new slim Xbox hooked up by HDMI cable to a 42" LCD.
Although the graphics are noticeably better the dashboard and menus which pop up when pressing the guide button have a kind of grainy look. Also in games although the main graphics look HD the foreground items (e.g. HUD) on the screen have the same grainy look to them.

I know a friend who has a brand new Samsung display which is 47" and he has the same issues.

We have 2 other friends that don't have the problems but they're both using displays which are 40" exactly.

I was wondering if its something to do with up scaling and if there's anything that can be done to sort it out because its annoying?
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:18
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The guide button pop ups are not really the best thing to gauge it on. Ideally ms would get rid of them but leave it in for ease of use.
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Old 30-10-2012, 00:21
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Well the Xbox 360 is upscaling either though the hardware itself (if you have it set at 1080p from the system settings) or from your TV. Very few games run at native 1080p and unlike the XMB of the PS3 the dashboard and guide menus are all 720p only. It's a consequence of having as small a footprint as possible to save memory for more important tasks, however it shoudln't look horribly out of place or anything.

A lot of this can depend on how far away your sitting from your TV, a 42" would be suitable for around 7-8ft viewing distance, any closer and you will notice the upscaling artifacts more clear, at 1080p native you could afford to sit a lot closer. It's something I can't personally stand so I sit quite far away and my 360 games look crystal clear as a consequence. Also your TV settings can drastically alter the look of the display, your sharpness in particular wants to be around 5-10% of it's maximum setting.

Bear in mind if your sharpness is the main cause of your problem when you come to adjust it, it may be difficult to tell if it looks better or not until your eyes adapt. It's something I done with my first HDTV and set my sharpness way too high, everything looked sharp but grainy yet when I reduced it everything was blurry, that is until I adapted and the true clarity shone through. Something to bear in mind anyway.
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:24
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It could be the picture setting on your tv. Check things like sharpness, PNR, contrast and other setting that affect your picture quality. Samsung TV shld look good so your mate will be fine. What make/model do you have?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:36
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My 360 is hooked up to a 42 panny and it looks ok, the dash can look a little rough especially the guide menu, but games always looked spot on to me.
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Old 17-11-2012, 05:09
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Yeah always set your sharpness to 0, as it's just adding information that shouldn't be there, which brings about artifacts. The natural sharpness is already on the source video, be it a video game, dvd, bluray, ect.
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