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LED TV Grey

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by adamclark83, Sep 20, 2014.

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    Can someone help me with something regarding my LED TV? I have a Samsung 22" Full HD LED TV and when there's no picture showing, the screen is black but just as it's about to show a picture, any picture like the "Play" icon, the screen goes grey first. Any way to stop it doing this?
     
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    Are you using HDMI? What are you using as a video input? DVR? Bluray? Antenna?

    And just to be sure. You say it goes gray first. I assume that means its just momentary and then your video works fine?

    Hard to tell from here obviously, but if it is momentary it sounds like an HDMI handshake issue. Could be a flaw in the HDMI input or a compatibility issue between components. I had a similar issue on an old TV. Just ignored it. Shouldn't do any harm.
     
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    I'm using HDMI from TV to PS3.
     
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    And the gray screen only lasts about a half second or so with no other issues?
     
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    It stays there. When watching the crawl of Star Wars, it starfield looks like a greyblack. It's not until you get into the movie that it looks the field looks the way it's supposed to. I'm not sure if it's the TV's backlight, contrast, brightness etc. levels
     
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    ahhh...interesting.

    Could be the dynamic contrast setting. Many TV's have a setting that changes the amount of backlight being used based on the brightness of an individual scene or even the amount of light in the room you are watching in. Maybe try messing around with the contrast settings to see if that helps. It could be something is on or off that shouldn't be. Or if could be that the dynamic processing in your TV just isn't that good, in which case you'd probably be better off turning the mode off as it can get distracting if its slow like that.

    *One additional note: google "ideal picture settings for xxx"
    (xxx=your tv model number)

    You might find quirks for your TV that people have found a way to tweak settings to get around. I had flashlighting issues with my Samsung initially and found a way to tweak them mostly out of the picture by using settings others have come to agree on as ideal.
     
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    I thought I post the settings I have.

    Picture: Standard
    Backlight: 12
    Contrast: 100
    Brightness: 40 (after THX Optimiser on Terminator 2 Blu-ray)
    HDMI Black Level: Low
    Black Tone: Dark
    Dynamic Contrast: High
     
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    Try turning Black Tone and Dynamic contrast off and see if that helps. That artificial deepening of blacks could be reeking havoc in dark scenes like the SW opening.
     
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    Mine is UA22F5000AM.
     
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    Try these. See if it works for you.
    Picture menu:
    Mode: Movie
    Backlight: 9
    Contrast: 93
    Brightness: 45
    Sharpness: 0
    Color: 50
    Tint: G50/R50

    --Picture Size menu--
    Size: Screen Fit

    --Advanced Settings sub menu--
    Dynamic Contrast: Off
    Black Tone: Off
    Flesh Tone: 0
    Color Space: Auto
    Gamma: 0
    Motion Lighting: Off [grayed out]

    --Picture options submenu
    Color tone: Warm2
    Size: Screen Fit
    Digital Clean View: Off
    MPEG Noise Filter: Off
    HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
    Film mode: Auto 1
    LED Clear Motion: Off
     
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