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    Feint Lines on Screen

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      Feint Lines on Screen

      Hi all

      I've been lurking around this forum for a while now and have decided to join

      I have a SKY+ HD box
      I was watching the footie on SKY the other day (night game) and noticed some horizontal lines going down the left hand side of the screen.
      When I switched channels it was more noticable on the blue background screen
      I re-booted my box and still the same, I changed the HDMI lead moved wires etc, but still the same , I updated the software on my TV too.
      I switched over to my freeview channels and the lines seemed to have dissapeared so I know its not the TV.
      This is more noticable in the evening
      The signal strength is pretty good when checking on the box

      Any help / advice

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      Re: Feint Lines on Screen

      What TV do you have (make & model) and what picture settings are you using?

      I have a Samsung TV and have it on 'Screen fit'. This shows a little more than the 16:9 around the edges. 16:9 strangely crops the picture a little.

      As a result, sometimes I do see the odd dots around the edge of the screen. I also notice when a poor camera is used more often than I would with the 16:9 cropped image as well.
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      Re: Feint Lines on Screen

      I did a little research on the samsung EH5000/5300 a few weeks ago & found that 'screen fit' is definitely the setting to go for if feeding it an HD signal, whether upscaled or not.

      'Screen fit' on samsung's is the one that gives you 1:1 pixel mapping & should bypass any internal scalers.

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      Re: Feint Lines on Screen

      I have a Sony KDL40W5500,to me it looks like poor reception, I checked the PAL and screen format from my STB but still no joy.
      I've ordered a signal booster just in case

      I haven't checked the screen format on the TV though so I will give this a try

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      Re: Feint Lines on Screen

      If you could post a picture it may make it easier to gauge what you are seeing.

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      Re: Feint Lines on Screen

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      If you could post a picture it may make it easier to gauge what you are seeing.

      Hi Scubbie

      Don't think you will be able to see it it is quite feint

     

     

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