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I got a new SONY 42" LCD in December, 1920x1080, FreeView HD etc.. But there is ghosting. It's very noticeable. Especially coming from the computer monitor and gaming on the big screen on the PS3/Xbox 360 and it makes me not use the display which dissapoints me..

Can the ghosting be caused by cheap HDMI cables?
So if I pick up a fairly expensive one and not cheap out would it fix the problem of ghosting and improve image quality?
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With hdmi cables you either get the signal or you dont. A higher quality or more expensive cable will only make your wallet lighter.

The problem you are having is probably with the tv.
    
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere;14517365 
With hdmi cables you either get the signal or you dont. A higher quality or more expensive cable will only make your wallet lighter.

The problem you are having is probably with the tv.

That sucks.. is there anyway to minimise this blur on the display?
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AFAIK more copper, the better the signal...

For me I bought a $2 6ft. HDMI cables for my ASUS VE247's that connect to my HD6950. Tested the DVI cables that came with the monitors and both connections display ghosting so it's not my cables but my monitor.

I also tried connecting my HD5750 to our 42" Sony 120Hz TV with the same HDMI cable but there was no ghosting. I think it's the TV...but that's just my experience.
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Ya I thinking its the tv not the cables

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AFAIK more copper, the better the signal...

For me I bought a $2 6ft. HDMI cables for my ASUS VE247's that connect to my HD6950. Tested the DVI cables that came with the monitors and both connections display ghosting so it's not my cables but my monitor.

I also tried connecting my HD5750 to our 42" Sony 120Hz TV with the same HDMI cable but there was no ghosting. I think it's the TV...but that's just my experience.

How do you make a 1 or 0 better?
    
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Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer;14517378 
That sucks.. is there anyway to minimise this blur on the display?

Besides returning the tv and getting another i dont think so. I have had bad experienceswith sony tv's inthe past and try to avoid them at all costs. My one downstairs has backlight problems with darker images and is annoying to watch.
    
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Which model of the 42" is it?
I own a Sony KDL46EX700 LED, have had no problems, bought it about a year ago. Looks very good, with a matte screen.
    
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