Tosh 32C3030D Tosh looks rubbish

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Hi,

I just invested in a new Tosh 32" LCD model 3030D on What Hi Fi recommendation. Used with home cinema amp and Panny DMR-EX77 DVD/HDD recorder. All 5 * winners in What Hi Fi.

I kicked my old Tosh 32" CRT award winner out the door rubbing my hands with glee at my new purchase. However, it looks rubbish compared with my old CRT. What have I done?! I am using some cheap inexpensive cables as I was with the old CRT (the picture looked stunning with this setup) but I am really disappointed with my new "High Definition" LCD TV. What am I doing wrong? I know the cables are not great, but is this really going to make such a difference? The picture looks pixelated, and watching the footy is like playing on a Sega Mastersystem (showing my age now!). It looks naff! DVD playback is pretty poor too. With my CRT and the rest of the setup it looked great! I'm tempted to use this new purchase as my new dining room table. I may find it more satisfying!

Can anyone help me set up my TV so that I can get some good results from it and get rid of the pixelation and poor quality picture? How can What Hi Fi rave about this TV so much? Is this just what LCD TVs are like?

Cheers,

Geek
 
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I really do sympathise with you, but this is a classic example of buying purely on Spec and Review without having seen and heard the TV for yourself.
 
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I'd say 90% of hi-def TVs I've seen (including the ultra expensive ones) look pretty poor when running a DVD from a standard scart feed. You're either going to have to use something like a games console or an upscaling DVD player (starting at around £50-70 and up) to get the most out of those little disks.

As for standard television, SKY or Virgin should look fine on that set. In fact, I've seen it running from a standard Thomson Sky box via scart and it looked pretty good. If you're not happy with it then what can I say? Play with the settings a bit and see what happens. Good luck with that.
 

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And a blocky picture from Freeview on a screen this size is usually an indicator of a fairly weak signal, meaning the tuner is having to work hard to put together a viewable picture. A better aerial may be needed.
 

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