Question about Sharp Aquos LC-42D62U 42 in. LCD HDTV
I bought the 46" and the 42" version of the new 64U Sharp, and I need help to get the best picture possible. I would love to get tips and or just tell me what to set the settings on. I know that Sharp prides itself on the best and brightest LCD on the market, along with the most vivid colors. I have two other HDTV's, but they were alot easier to set than the Sharp Aquos. There are many more features then most other Hdtv's that I have bought and or help my friends set them up. I havn't opened up the box just yet, because I bought my mom and dad the 46" and I bought myself the 42" for X-mas I've read tons and tons of reviews, some have given some of their settings, but I want the most out of the tv. Basically i want to set the tv's just once, and then leave them alone. I just bought 4 HDMI 1.3 for the tv's and of course have the Hd converter/dvr box for all sets. Currently in my bedroom I have a philips 40" flat screen and it's runniing off just the compsite wires and the picture is very clear, bright, and vivid. And it doesn't have NO banning or ghosting effects. Also I know a couple of friends that live out of town that have these same tv's, meaning the sharp and even that Cnet says they still have banning issues, that's not true. So could someone help me with the basic package, with the first set up starting w/OPC all the way to the feature where you can literally set in color, Y, R, B. G. Deep Black etc.......I will the most happest person in the world, not to mention that I am paralyzed from the waist down, so with that in mine, that's why it's so important to get it right the first time, because once I mount this bad boy, since I am not able to walk, I really need to get the correct settings and then I can do the rest myself. Much appreciated, Joseph Bradesca. Happy Holidays to everyone out there. God Bless you!!
SOURCE: Settings for the best picture
TV is a lot like life. There is some personal taste and some trial and error. There is no such thing as "perfect" with a TV picture. What I like, you might not. And test-pattern "perfect" is not right for everyone.
Many years ago when I was doing TV service, I repaired a set with no picture and then found that once I got the picture back, it was distorted and everyone was shown with a big head and tiny body. I adjusted the picture to make the on-screen people look "normal." I later got a call from the irate customer, who did not like "normal-size" heads. They had been watching the set so long with big heads that they had become accustomed to seeing it that way and thought it was wrong when it was not distorted. I could have explained it to them and they might have accepted it that way but they were much happier when I went back and adjusted it the way they wanted it -- with big heads and all. So that is what i did.
Now back to your problem: Don't be afraid of using the set. Go ahead and plug it in, connect it and turn it on. many people will be happy with it right out of the box.
Others will need just a few tweaks.
So don't be afraid to adjust the tint to get a nice shade of skin tones. There is also automatic flesh tone that can be turned on or off, so you don't need to adjust it for each channel or face.
If you are a perfectionist, as I am, you will also want to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness -- for your own taste. By making slight changes over a few days or weeks you will find the "perfect" set up for YOU -- but don't expect to do this right away or even the first day. You'll come close, but it gets better as you fine tune it.
You'll probably want to try the different filters and advanced settings. However, I would stay away from the Y B G. It is there in case the set arrives improperly setup and one color is too strong a technician will use those to fix the problem. Also as the set gets older and one of the colors weakens, it will enable boosting one (or more) of the colors.
You can also buy set a up DVD that will help you adjust the set to a factory standard. But, I prefer to do it myself and get it to MY liking.
As for your parents. adjust it to there taste and they probably wont need the fine-tuning that you or I might require.
Be sure to ask me any other questions you may have.
In any case, have fun and enjoy your set. Don't wait until next Christmas to use it. :D
Hope this helps :)
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
I'm happy with:
although I found this setup but haven't tried it yet
colour +50 (review I found didn't say + or -. Try both
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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