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High Def input search

During any High Def broadcast, when the screen displays any picture that has a bright image,(such as following a golf ball in the bright sky or following a football against the white roof of a dome stadium or many images during a CSI show)the screen goes black and a small ICON appears in the lower right hand corner indicating the TV is searching for an input such as "YPbPr1". After it goes thru it's search mode the picture comes back.

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Re: High Def input search

It sounds like you arent using the correct ports for a HD tv or arent using a HD digital player or HD cable. Still having problem let me know but thats what it looks like to me. Do you have anything plugged into these ports from a HD device? DVD,Digital Recorder, etc?

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Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!

Thanks! =)

4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature.
4.12.1 Auto Adjust
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
page. Press the button to highlight the Auto
Adjust selection.
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4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
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4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
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4.12.5 Fine Tune
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4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
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you may also download it at the following address for free.

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2 Press < > to select “Digital Setup”.

3 Press ^ v to select “Video Setup”, and then
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