We bought a Philips LCD 42PFL7962D TV afew days ago. The quality of the picture when we're watching DVDs is great, but when we watch tv there are vertical lines going down the whole of the screen. Can anybody help?
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Re: Poor Picture Quality on Philips 42PFL7962D
Get the professional, although this won't be an expensive fix... You likely have one or more caps in the vertical circuit that are going bad... A cap acts like a battery in a circuit taking on voltage and releasing it at an even rate. When they go bad their ESR (equivilent series resistance) rises and the cap takes longer to reach it's op temp and work properly... A tech with an ESR meter will easily find and repair this one...
no other issues only a minor problem..
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This is an internal Fault. Diagnosis is required to make sure
whether it is Failed T Con Board or Light Engine. I do not think that
it would really help by changing the TV settings. This was a Common
Problem with Old LCD's where you got Blurry Spots specially while
Playing Real Fast Movies or Games. On Few Occasions, it as Corrupted
As i cannot see the Video or Screen from here, more
likely what i could guess it is an Internal Fault as you have tried
using HDMI, Use different Setting Combination's and you got the same
Picture Quality with DVD as well.
So, what i could suggest, get
back to the Seller and Lodge an Official Complain and get it Replaced.
There is no point in Opening and TV and Inspecting it and Replacing
Components when it was less than a month ago.
the tv models in store are usually have samples from blueray dvds. standard dvd players will look fuzzy because it only submits standard dvd picture quality. you can try an upvert dvd player. tho i cant promise picture quality. i have an xbox 360 that upverts the quality. if you get a bluray player i recommend hdmi wires. if you get upvert dvd player and it has an hd outlet red, blue, green wires it might work. i havent tried one myself. if you dont want to spend money on bluray dvds. i recommend an xbox console. it upverts dvds through hdmi or hd red, blue, green wires
Hi - I have some suggestions. The following factors effect picture quality:
1. Source (because LCD TVs have much higher picture quality than traditional CRT "Tube" TVs, the worse your source material, the worse it looks on a LCD TV).
DVD and Sky/Digital TV should look excellent on this TV when connected with a good quality Scart lead (nothing too expensive, but a Oxygen Free Copper Gold lead may help) directly into one of the TV's Scart inputs (avoid using "switching" boxes for multiple equipment).
Also, bear in mind that this is a HUGE screen (40 inches I think) and will REALLY show up bad source material.
The best advice I can give is, if you have HD-ready equipment use HDMI connections for everything (ideally with an HD-uplscaling DVD player which will "improve" the quality of standard DVDs on the TV - I recommend models by Philips) and check that you are in "Movie" or "Cinema" mode on the TV.
Make sure that all of your equipment, like your Sky digibox, is set to 16:9 mode (not 4:3) aswell to preserve the true widescreen aspect ratio.
Hope that helps!
If the LCD only has coax, it will never display a HD picture quality. However, the Comcast HD Box will still display a picture using the coax connection. So, you could watch any HD channel, but the picture quality will not be high definition.