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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by David Sewell, Oct 22, 2005.

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  1. David Sewell

    David Sewell Guest

    I recently got a Sharp widescreen tv. My brother has just got a Sony
    widescreen same size as mine. The Sony is much brighter and sharper than
    mine. Is this because of more complex circuitry, or a better quality tube
    in the Sony?
  2. b

    b Guest

    To start with, sharp is generally inferior overall quality- wise to
    Sony, plus Sony use the trinitron tube design (the tube has fine wires
    instead of the usual shadowmask) which some say gives a sharper and
    brighter picture. (Others however say it is too 'revealing' or gritty
    and claim the aforementioned lines are visible.)

    That said, to make the best of your sharp set,I advise you to check the
    picture settings - many sets tend to come shipped with the brightness
    and contrast etc pushed way up, or generally not well adjusted.
    ideally you need to make the adjustments depending on your personal
    taste and the viewing area. As a rule, your brightness ought to be set
    so that black parts of the scene (peoples' coats, for example) are no
    brighter than the screen itself, and contrast set so as white areas
    have no trailing or jagged edges on vertical lines.
    hope this helps
  3. David Sewell

    David Sewell Guest

    Thanks, I've tried various settings of brightness and contrast and there is
    no way to get a match to the Sony. The detail is just not there. I notice
    it is possible to see that the left and right sides of the picture phospher
    strips are more visible than the central area. Just a crap tv I guess.
  4. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    You will not be able to get the performance from your Sharp set as that
    of the Sony. I would suggest trading it in for the same model that your
    friend has.

    If you take a look at the new Sony and Panasinic HDTV plasma and LCD
    flat panel sets, they're stunning. There is an old saying, "When you
    buy a reputable product, you get what you pay for".

    Jerry G.
  5. David Sewell

    David Sewell Guest

    Thanks, But I read somewhere that a good quality crt tube gives better
    resolution than plasma and lcd? hope that statement don't start a blitz!!

  6. Darmok

    Darmok Guest

    Wont' get any argument from me. My HDTV is a Sony KD-34XBR960 ... its
    a 34" (widescreen) CRT. The picture is, simply, the best picture I've
    ever seen on any TV set of any make, size or style ... Period!

  7. David Sewell

    David Sewell Guest

    And I'm sure the old Thorn Ferguson TX10 ( well setup and with a pristine
    tube) would knock spots off of a lot of the crap around today.

  8. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Good can mean a number of different things, and a lot of it is personal
    preference. A good CRT (as in a high end Sony, etc) will look better in
    most ways than LCD, and the contrast ratio is likely to be better than
    plasma, but the geometry of the flat panel technologies is perfect and
    while a very good CRT can be close, it'll never be quite as good.
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