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    New LG tv not working right....

    I bought a new LG lv5500 and got it all hooked up. Picture looks great, but the scrolling text on the bottom gets blurred (like espn bottom line, news stations, etc.). It gets blurred to a point you can't read it. It happens every once in a while. I've talked to mediacom and they have no clue. Is it the T.V. or something else? Thanks for the help here.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Try using different sources. If you have an antenna, turn to a broadcast channel (ABC, CBS, NBC) and turn on closed captioning. Then turn on your DVD/Blu-Ray player and turn on subtitles. If the same issue happens, then it's your TV - if the issue doesn't happen on the other sources, then it's Mediacom.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Also - are these stations your watching in HD or are they standard definition?



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sighclone View Post
    I bought a new LG lv5500 and got it all hooked up. Picture looks great, but the scrolling text on the bottom gets blurred (like espn bottom line, news stations, etc.). It gets blurred to a point you can't read it. It happens every once in a while. I've talked to mediacom and they have no clue. Is it the T.V. or something else? Thanks for the help here.
    Working on getting you the answer. I work for a company that distributes Flat screen & Plasma tv's.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Is it doing it with any of the news station's scrolling bottom line? My guess is it's the tv...


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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    Is it doing it with any of the news station's scrolling bottom line? My guess is it's the tv...

    It's really bad on ESPN. It's blurred on the news stations and I noticed during the Clemson game that the fast paced portions were a little blurred and jumpy.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sighclone View Post
    It's really bad on ESPN. It's blurred on the news stations and I noticed during the Clemson game that the fast paced portions were a little blurred and jumpy.

    I just contacted the placee I purchased it from. I'm heading down there now. I'll let you all know what I found out. Thanks for the help.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Will the bottom of the screen go blurry during a regular tv show with no ticker/scrolling scores or info?

    If it's just the bottom of the screen, it could be something physical with your tv.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    I would say it's probably an 80% chance or better it is Mediacom and NOT your TV.

    Could be a Mediacom to you issue, or even an issue with the network coming in to Mediacom. I've seen this a bunch. This happens from time to time at my house or parents house....you'll even notice it in bars occasionally, but fine later.

    One the list of everything that touches the signal from Bristol to you cable box to your TV, the TV would almost be the last thing, if it's only the bottom line...bandwith issues somewhere, hits to the cable box all could be culprit.

    It could be the tv, but i've seen this so commonly that I really doubt it. More likely a signal issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sighclone View Post
    It's really bad on ESPN. It's blurred on the news stations and I noticed during the Clemson game that the fast paced portions were a little blurred and jumpy.
    In that case, maybe it is a tv issue.


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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    could it be that you don't have your hooks ups done correctly? the first time I hooked up HD I did it incorrectly and wondered what all the hype was about HD. picture didn't fit, etc. might want to make sure of that.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Just thinking off the top of my head, some other things it could be:
    - An extreme case of intereference, although this is unlikely. Isolate the TV from all the components connected to it. Then connect one device at a time and see if the issue remains.

    -Your LG monitor has 120HZ refresh rate. If you are watching an SD broadcast at a 120HZ refresh rate, then that could be an issue.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    I know on some TV's there is a scroll-smoothing (I think it's called) feature where it is supposed to smooth all of that out. If your TV has that and it is not turned on, that might solve it.

    It seems like the TV's I've looked at make it a point to brag about this feature, and when they're showing side-by-side comparisons, it seems like the "off" side is exaggerated more on those TV's to show how much it helps.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Just thinking off the top of my head, some other things it could be:
    - An extreme case of intereference, although this is unlikely. Isolate the TV from all the components connected to it. Then connect one device at a time and see if the issue remains.

    -Your LG monitor has 120HZ refresh rate. If you are watching an SD broadcast at a 120HZ refresh rate, then that could be an issue.
    This.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    -Your LG monitor has 120HZ refresh rate. If you are watching an SD broadcast at a 120HZ refresh rate, then that could be an issue.
    This is what I was thinking too.

    Sometimes pixel response time (too slow) can cause it too but this set's is 2.4ms.



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    Re: New LG tv not working right....

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    This is what I was thinking too.

    Sometimes pixel response time (too slow) can cause it too but this set's is 2.4ms.

    So I called Mediacom again before I left. They took me through several steps and are sending a tech out Friday...



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