|2003-01-25, 12:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2003
HCWM4216W: Colour fluctuations in my
I just received my first telly. Yeah, I've stuck it out without one for about three years; I managed to purchase one for my kids before, but my wife and I, being film freaks, decided to get one for ourselves.
The Samsung 42" Widescreen RP (HCWM4216W) was our choice. It came, we plugged it in, and we watched films and played my MexBox. Two main issues that I have noticed thus far:
1. A 2" faint grey bar appearing either on the rigth side or both sides when screen goes black (between scenes). From what I have heard, it's an aspect issue when watching non 16:9 films.
2. When watching films, there is a noticeable change in colour tones from one shot to the next. If two faces take up the shot, the tone goes very warm, almost orange. When there is a small face in the shot, the tone is very neutral. It's almost as if the TV is compensating for the abundance of certain colours, and the shortage of others. This happens rather fast between shots. This doesn't however occur when the same shot holds for a long time. There are no colour fluctuations then. I initially had my TONES set to Normal in the TV menu, but now I have switched to Cool1. This seems to have helped, but the colour fluctuation is still there, but just barely noticeable. Is this a normal RPTV issue, Samsung issue, or just a busted up telly?
BTW, this telly is great. Looks good in my limited condo space; it is a very nice product. I previously thought that all RPTVs are like the ones from 20 years ago. I was wrong.
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