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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14
ok, i just got a new philips 1080p smart tv and the video quality looks the same with my old tv w/c is 1080i and an older model from 4yrs ago.

i tried using crunchyroll and netflix for comparison using my pc and ps3 connected with hdmi. they all look the same, until i used the in-built netflix app on my tv.

the picture quality is so different, and the app on my tv looks so much better, but there is no crunchyroll app here, only netflix and other stuff i dont need. i mainly use my laptop to watch tv so i want to know how to fix this. the quality itself of the tv is low when its connected to my laptop. its all put in 1080p in the projector settings so i dont know what else to look at.

what's the problem here? is it the hdmi? or my laptop? but my ps3 also looks the same and it's not like this with games. my games look so much better than with my old tv, so i dont know where the problem is.

i have like 5 hdmis here and i tried all of them, they all work with the games, but my laptop/ps3 crunchyroll videos look like my old tvs quality using the 1080p feature on the videos.

i need some technical help here, thank you.

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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14

valorsin wrote:

i tried using crunchyroll and netflix for comparison using my pc and ps3 connected with hdmi. they all look the same, until i used the in-built netflix app on my tv.

Have you tried calibrating the display output from your PC? If you have Windows 7 and later have it built-in, and I believe Vista also did.

Also, check that your HDTV isn't set to overscan, as that loses 1:1 pixel mapping and softens the image.

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Posted 9/25/14 , edited 9/25/14

TheAncientOne wrote:

Have you tried calibrating the display output from your PC? If you have Windows 7 and later have it built-in, and I believe Vista also did.

Also, check that your HDTV isn't set to overscan, as that loses 1:1 pixel mapping and softens the image.



thats the first thing i did, i checked if the resolution was on 1080p and its right. i have windows 7 btw.

also, how do you check that overscan thing?? i just set my tv picture quality to vivid right now, was standard before. its a bit better, but its still not the same quality when i play the built in netflix app. it has better colors now and is brighter, but the image is still not that clear and crisp.

also, i tried their wireless connect app, but its even worse than when i'm using my hdmi to connect directly.
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