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FINE TUNING tv PICTURE

Icture very dark.Especially night scenes.People have shadows on their faces.Tried playing with the tint contrast and color settings but no improvement.Any suggestions please.Tv was bought on Jan/18/08 26" LCD

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  • mhays40 Apr 13, 2009

    I cannot get a clear picture on my (new this year 09) insignia tv. I have tried many combinations of tint, color, contrast, ect. but the picture remains daraker than I would like it. Some of the comercials come in better quality than the actual show. Are they a better quality of picture? However, nothing comes in as clear as my many years old tv. Any suggestions?



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