Fuzzy/Blurry text in games.

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I usually get this problem with games on my xbox. Not allways, but when
there is text on screen. Not large, but more like the speed and all that in
a racing game, or like the objectives of a mission, so normal sized text. I
am using the cable that came with the xbox, composite. I see this problem
mostly ingame. but on some games its sometimes in some of the menu's. The
fuzzynness/blurryness makes it hard to read the text, is there anyway I can
get better quality text. Switch connections? like to s-video?
 
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Peter <peter.kopala@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I usually get this problem with games on my xbox. Not allways, but when
>there is text on screen. Not large, but more like the speed and all that in
>a racing game, or like the objectives of a mission, so normal sized text. I
>am using the cable that came with the xbox, composite. I see this problem
>mostly ingame. but on some games its sometimes in some of the menu's. The
>fuzzynness/blurryness makes it hard to read the text, is there anyway I can
>get better quality text. Switch connections? like to s-video?

Try adjusting your TV's sharpness control, both up and down. It
may be that your TV is over-sharpening the image already, or it may be set
too low. Does broadcast news' text look as blurry?

S-video should be a cleaner connection, yes. But see if it's due
to your TV's settings first before trying another cable.


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Andrew Ryan Chang wrote:
> S-video should be a cleaner connection, yes. But see if it's due
> to your TV's settings first before trying another cable.

That's of course a sensible thing to do as the first step. But the
symptoms sound just like the classic problem associated with the
composite cable: low signal quality resulting in an unsharp image (fuzzy
colours).

It's definitely worth getting a better quality cable. RGB (or component)
would be even better, but the end result depends also on your TV set. On
some sets S-video can even be the best option (if your TV has poor RGB
input, causing the picture to show up too dark, for example).

Tuomas
 

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Thanks guys. I'm going to try out what you suggested, and keep you
posted on the problem. And I'll check broadcast news text too and compare
with the ingame text.
 

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Turns out the sharpness was infact too high. It was all the way at the end,
i evened it out, and now ingame text is clear and i can actually read it
now, and I also noticed smoother edges of objects on screen after
re-adjusting the sharpness.

Thanks.
 

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