LCD TV and XBOX

Discussion in 'Xbox' started by Neil W., Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Neil W. Guest

    I just picked up a 32" Phillips LCD HD TV. Works great for DVDs and TV but
    is terrible for the XBOX. The screen is way to dark and the contrast is
    terrible (even though the specs say 1000:1 contrast ratio).

    Are there any LCD TVs that are good for the XBOX, or do I have to use a
    plasma or tube TV?

    Thanks for any tips.

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  2. Vampiro V. Empire ist Krieg

    Most LCD screens are fairly bad when it comes to gaming. Something's always wrong, whether it be discolouring, bleeding, blur, or whatever else.

    Have you tried changing the contrast and manually brightening the screen?
  3. Lupinexus New Member

    ATTN: Neil W. is a figment of your imagination, and was brought into this world to make Ax money. He is already dead and gone, much like a star whose light only reaches the surface of the Earth long after it has burned out forever.

    Don't kill the msngr.
  4. Sly Cooper Guest

    ATTN: Neil W. is a figment of your imagination, and was brought into
    this world to make Ax money. He is already dead and gone, much like a
    star whose light only reaches the surface of the Earth long after it
    has burned out forever.

    Don't kill the msngr.


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  5. "Neil W." <neilw@REMOVEnetlib.com> wrote in message
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    >I just picked up a 32" Phillips LCD HD TV. Works great for DVDs and TV but
    >is terrible for the XBOX. The screen is way to dark and the contrast is
    >terrible (even though the specs say 1000:1 contrast ratio).
    >
    > Are there any LCD TVs that are good for the XBOX, or do I have to use a
    > plasma or tube TV?


    The picture should look fine if you use component connection (YPbPr). This
    will enable progressive scan as well if you own an NTSC Xbox. Plasma TV's
    are not well-suited for gaming consoles since they're more prone to burn-in.
    ---
    Anders
  6. Tom Guest

    "Anders Albrechtsen" <someone@unknown.dk> wrote in message
    news:43b08dab$0$78285$157c6196@dreader1.cybercity.dk...
    >
    > "Neil W." <neilw@REMOVEnetlib.com> wrote in message
    > news:OoIrf.10146$Kp3.5628@fe08.lga...
    >>I just picked up a 32" Phillips LCD HD TV. Works great for DVDs and TV
    >>but is terrible for the XBOX. The screen is way to dark and the contrast
    >>is terrible (even though the specs say 1000:1 contrast ratio).
    >>
    >> Are there any LCD TVs that are good for the XBOX, or do I have to use a
    >> plasma or tube TV?

    >
    > The picture should look fine if you use component connection (YPbPr). This
    > will enable progressive scan as well if you own an NTSC Xbox. Plasma TV's
    > are not well-suited for gaming consoles since they're more prone to
    > burn-in.


    Uh, no they aren't.
    That was only an initial belief, but never turned out to be true unless you
    left the set on around the clock for years, with the same game paused.
    The new sets have even less issue with this.
    Plasma is the absolute best picture there is, hands down.


    > ---
    > Anders
    >
  7. "Neil W." <neilw@REMOVEnetlib.com> wrote in message
    news:OoIrf.10146$Kp3.5628@fe08.lga...
    >I just picked up a 32" Phillips LCD HD TV. Works great for DVDs and TV but
    >is terrible for the XBOX. The screen is way to dark and the contrast is
    >terrible (even though the specs say 1000:1 contrast ratio).
    >
    > Are there any LCD TVs that are good for the XBOX, or do I have to use a
    > plasma or tube TV?


    The picture should look fine if you use component connection (YPbPr). This
    will enable progressive scan as well if you own an NTSC Xbox. Plasma TV's
    are not well-suited for gaming consoles since they're more prone to burn-in.
    ---
    Anders
  8. Silvio3d Guest

    "Tom" <wtf@wtf.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    >I have been in a dozen stores and have seen the top end models of each and,
    >running xbox and dvd demos (which are designed to sell the units, so is is
    >not hooked up wrong), and there is no comparison to LCD.
    > Plasma is the far better picture.
    > There isn't even a question.


    yes if you have xbox 1 sure at 100% but not if you have hd output like xbox
    360 or a dvd player that upsize picture at 720p o 1080i

    my new lcd 32'' with xbox 1 is really crap my 11 year old 100Hz CRT is much
    better, but the new console is incredible
  9. Listening to you two made me wonder who is right. So I decided to look at
    Samsung's Plasma 42" TV. I pulled one check and stopped there.

    From Samsung.com
    (http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/PlasmaTV/HPR4262XXAA.asp?page=Features)

    HP-R4262
    42" High Definition Plasma TV w/ Built-In Tuner

    <snip>
    Key Specs
    a.. New Samsung Generation 5 Panel
    - 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    - 1,300 cd/m² Brightness

    a.. 60,000 Hour Panel Life (27 Years @ 6 hrs a day)

    a.. 1024 (H) x 768 (V) Pixel Resolution

    a.. Wide Screen Aspect Ratio

    a.. NTSC/ATSC Tuner Built-In

    a.. 13-Bit Processing (549 Billion Colors)

    a.. Split Screen & Picture-In-Picture

    a.. Samsung DNIeT

    a.. 175°(H/V) Viewing Angle

    a.. 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter

    a.. Auto Pixel Shift (Burn In Resistant)

    a.. Fanless Cooling System for Quiet Operation

    a.. FCC Class B Certification for Residential Applications

    a.. Discrete IR Code Capability

    a.. VESA Compatible

    a.. 15-Watt Per Channel Built-in Audio Amplifier

    a.. Built-In 2-Way, 4-Speaker System

    a.. SRS TruSurround XTT



    Results: Silvio3d - Plasma gets higher than "852x480". Does it get
    1360*768? Not this model, but maybe others.

    Peace,
    Keith



    "Silvio3d" <nospam@nospam> wrote in message
    news:%232YmLE4CGHA.312@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Tom" <wtf@wtf.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > news:%23tVqZE3CGHA.2040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> wrong
    >>

    >
    > don't waste your money, only for a wrong tv setup "wrong" is the setup ol
    > the lcd, you are writing to me that a 852x480 image (plasma) is better
    > than 1360*768 image (LCD), sure ?
    >
    > no other peaople in the world have chose a plasma for xbox 360, non one
    >
  10. Doug Jacobs Guest

    Tom <wtf@wtf.com> wrote:

    > Uh, no they aren't.
    > That was only an initial belief, but never turned out to be true unless you
    > left the set on around the clock for years, with the same game paused.
    > The new sets have even less issue with this.
    > Plasma is the absolute best picture there is, hands down.


    I haven't seen a plasma screen that wasn't fuzzy, even when a proper
    distance from the screen.

    There's also the problem with plasma screens out-gassing over time,
    causing the picture to become irreversibly dimmer.

    Just my opinion, of course.

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