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HDTV image stuff

Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So my new 19" LCD HDTV has an issue that I notice on some LCD screens, namely that there is a sort of afterimage or shadow slightly skewed from the image on screen. It reminds me of the effect you get when you stare at a light and it leaves an imprint in your vision, sort of this white afterimage, but it's as though every pixel has this, slightly skewed to the right. This generally isn't visible when I'm using my 360, but when I use it as my second monitor it's fairly evident, and I just hooked up the PS2 and it's very very visible, so much so that the game looks extremely muddy. Anyone know how to fix this?

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It's all about your inputs. My old DLP had this problem too. My oXbox was connected through the standard composite cables provided at first, and everything shadowed and blurred, to a point where games were barely playable, I swapped it out for some Monster Component cables and it all went away. (Not endorsing Monster, I'm not a fan of their style of business, but these were a gift.) My 360's standard provided component cable had no problems.

    In terms of its occurence while watching tv, I'm pretty sure your only solution there is to buy a digital box. Also, how are you hooking it up as your second monitor? You mean TV-Out via S-video? Cause thats just plain terrible quality all around.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It's a Samsung HDTV with five billion ports in the back, so it has an input for your standard PC monitor cable, as well as the AV cables for the PS2 and the component cables for the 360, and HDMI and a bunch of other stuff.

    My input for the PS2 is a third party cable I bought that's a three-in-one, works with the Xbox, the Gamecube, or the PS2, so it's a pretty low quality piece, I imagine. That might explain it.

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Well, I'm not sure if there are component cables for the ps2, but if you can find some those would either completely fix or significantly reduce the problem.

    As for the pc I can't be sure. By HDTV did you mean rear projection, LCD, or plasma?

    I'd expect rear projection would be awkward to use as a pc monitor just because it is such a different style of producing the image than an LCD monitor.

    With LCD it might be the response time.

    If it's plasma, I have no freakin clue what could be causing that.

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