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post #631 of 15757 Old 06-21-2008, 02:00 PM
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I have my audio receiver connected to my 65 inch via the RCA output jacks, but there is a slight delay in the sound--I cannot have both the TV and the audio receiver turned on simultaneously.

I have never had this problem with other tvs, HD or otherwise. Is there any adjustment--I do not see any.

This is so common as to be the normal, at least for the samsungs I have followed. There are no adjustments for this in the display. Many receivers do have adjustments for delaying the audio and that might be useful. Is there a reason to have both your receiver and display audio on at the same time? Normally, the solution is to turn one off.

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I posted this in the other thread also.

So is the HL67A750 worth getting? I owned a 1080P 61" DLP Samsung in 2005 and replaced it last year witha 65" 1080P DLP Toshiba. I'm thinking about getting the 67" Samsung to replace my Toshiba if I can sell it, but I'm not sure about the LED models since last years models weren't very good. But I hear they have made some great improvements with them.

And what about the stand(base)? Are they designed to be removed like my 2005 model was? I need to spread the weight out over the width of the stand. Plus I don't want the extra height that the stand creates.

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I posted this in the other thread also.

So is the HL67A750 worth getting? I owned a 1080P 61" DLP Samsung in 2005 and replaced it last year witha 65" 1080P DLP Toshiba. I'm thinking about getting the 67" Samsung to replace my Toshiba if I can sell it, but I'm not sure about the LED models since last years models weren't very good. But I hear they have made some great improvements with them.

And what about the stand(base)? Are they designed to be removed like my 2005 model was? I need to spread the weight out over the width of the stand. Plus I don't want the extra height that the stand creates.


I think most people here would say it is worth it.

As far as the base, I can't say, I haven't looked at the bottom. BUT, the TV only weighs 70 pounds, and the base is already pretty wide, so distributing the weight further over your base isn't really going to get you much. Also, it may reduce your case rigidity, in which case i would not recommend it. Also, I can't imagine the extra height is much more than 1/2 an inch. But, if you really have some constraints, check it out in a store and let us know. The sets are so light, you can easily tip it and check.


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I think most people here would say it is worth it.

As far as the base, I can't say, I haven't looked at the bottom. BUT, the TV only weighs 70 pounds, and the base is already pretty wide, so distributing the weight further over your base isn't really going to get you much. Also, it may reduce your case rigidity, in which case i would not recommend it. Also, I can't imagine the extra height is much more than 1/2 an inch. But, if you really have some constraints, check it out in a store and let us know. The sets are so light, you can easily tip it and check.

Just half an inch? The pictures make it look like it's more. I might just need to get a new stand. My current one is 19" high and with my current Toshiba the screen is at a good height that is near level with the eyes. With my 2005 Samsung I had to remove the base to get it near eye height but that base also made it over an inch higher.
I need to go to CC and BB this week to see the set in person. And I still need to worry about selling my Toshiba. I just had it professionally calibrated, plus there are 3 or 4 years left on the tapeworks warranty so hopefully it will be easy to sell.

If I get the HL67A750, I'm sure I'll get it from BB with their warranty since I can also get triple Reward points from them Right now which will translate to another $140 back from them. Plus I have over $100 in reward dollars from other purchases and over $100 in gift cards.
Although I wish they still had the 36 months no interest instead of the current 24 months.

Anyway I've been happy with the 2005 Samsung 1080P DLP I have and the new 40" LCD I got a couple of weeks ago . Samsung has better color decoders. And I am happy with the Toshiba but I still would like something larger. And it is also a real possibility that this will be the last year of the RP set so I would like to get a new one and sell my old one while I can.

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The HL67A750 has an amazing picture and that set is sitting, oddly enough, in the same place my 70" Hitachi sat at CC when I bought it over 3 years ago, where the HT setup with the couches and so on are.
Odd thing, though, it looks better there than I remember the Hitachi set did then, even though it is 3" less in diagonal measurement, approx. 9% less picture area, too.
The colours are clear, the viewing angle is very good, at least from what I will use in my HT setup and so on, along with not having to worry about a lamp change or colour wheel breakdown, either (as with non-LED DLP sets).
Maybe this set will hold up better than the Hitachi set has, as so far no one has complained much about it, just to watch about geometry issues.
-As for the Hitachi set I bought back then, I should have paid more attention to what AVS folks said (in a different thread, I know) about the green haze, etc., but I didn't.
aaronwt, I think you will be pleasantly surprised on how great a HDTV set can look and the price is not bad all, if you watch for sales.
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I forget who asked me here, but

as far as TV stands go, I see there has been alot of talk about the what kind and the what price. Someone a week ago had asked me where i got mine and the model since it was only 59.99.
The answer is
Its a Bush VS74377-03. its 58.25 inches wide, and will accommodate the 61 with 2 inches to spare on each side(of the screen width not the base) and will seat the 67 with a screen width overhang of 1.25inches on both sides.
I actually saw the 67 on the VS74377-03 stand at my closest BB store and it looked GREAT!
as far as specs , the upper component shelf is 7"inches and the bottom shelf is 8.5" for those of you making sure you center will fit height wise.
lastly, I got it at best buy for 59.99, as it was on clearance. so you may have to check around and or verify the model and price with your BB store.

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OK GUYS!!!!
Can we get a count here of how many people here returned their HL61A750 and got the HL67A750 Instead..
and what your thoughts are thereafter...

I believe I am about to jump on that band wagon as well. I have managed to get ONE of THREE of my local best buy stores to MATCH the Amazon price of 2049 from 2499 @BB. I will be returning my 61a750 that I paid 1709 for as a result.
All this because having visited 3 different Best Buys and 2 Circuit City stores, I have found only TWO out of FIVE 61A750's that had "rigid" frames to them. while EVERY 67a750 has a stiff frame due to the improved frame thickness and design.
I believe the widely known geometry issues are a result of this flimsy frame, Poor QC at the factory, lack of sufficient packaging and its impact due to varied qualities of shipment(ie. being careful versus not? lol).
As far as brightness between the two, Its just barely noticeable for me, and I found myself turning the brightness down during the the night anyway on the 61a750, plus my room will be fairly dim at all times with blinds and curtains.
In addition, I dont think I have seen one(although im sure they are out there) person complain about a geometry issue with the 67a750 thus far.

so PLEASE, will all 67a750 owners that made the SWITCH from the 61a750 please leave there comments. Those of you who purchased the 67a750 straight away are welcome to post as well obviously, but I am Interested more so in those that went from 61 to 67 in the 750 line, and their thought thereafter.
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Can u guys tell me if u see what I can only describe as specs or sprinkles of different colors when viewing a white screen on the 750? This is kind of annoying on the 650.
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All this because having visited 3 different Best Buys and 2 Circuit City stores, I have found only TWO out of FIVE 61A750's that had "rigid" frames to them.


I am interested in the 61a750 to replace a malfunctioning Panny 50" plasma.

If what you are saying is true then there was a change in the production run at some point.

I wonder if the foks with the "wobbly" + "rigid" framed units could post some serial numbers/production dates ?
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I spent around 30 minutes today at Circuit City and came across the 61a750. I tried various different settings (turning on and off DNR, black enhancement, dynamic contrast, raising and lowering sharpness, etc), but no combination seemed to make this tv as sharp, colorful, or bright as the nearby lcd's and plasma's, or even the Mitsubishi bulb DLP's. I do admit though I didn't adjust everything verbatim according to page 1 since I forgot to print out the settings list. For most of my visual testing, I was standing about 9-10 feet from the screen, centered, and at correct eye level.

I also noticed if you got fairly close white letters had a reddish outline, similar to a convergence problem on an old CRT rear projection TV. This similarly seemed to happen on the larger 67a750.

Like others have said, if you squeeze the frame you can see the picture bend towards the edge, but it takes a harder squeeze to do so on the 67.

The picture was not bad, especially for the price to size ratio, but it seemed like there might have been some small step/setting I forgot to check/adjust that would have really made me see the wow factor. Are there any settings that have a major impact I should try adjusting when I go back? Also, I noticed it was hooked up via component instead of HDMI, would this cause a big impact? The source material was the generic "Welcome to HD, here is some pretty stuff, and advertisements" feed that gets sent to every TV in the store. There was some pretty strong lighting overhead as well, and it was about 50 feet to the left of the entrance with fairly large windows. Perhaps it has just gone bad from being left on constantly without any TLC, and a newer model wouldn't have these same issues?

Thanks in advance for any insight owners might be able to provide.
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Oppo's new 983 seems ideal for someone who has 300 SD DVD, and wants to use them with the new DLP750. Unfortunately reaching Oppo seems impossible since their website doesn't come up and no other vender seems to have the 983 available.

What's a guy to do?

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Oppo's new 983 seems ideal for someone who has 300 SD DVD, and wants to use them with the new DLP750. Unfortunately reaching Oppo seems impossible since their website doesn't come up and no other vender seems to have the 983 available.

What's a guy to do?


I just tried oppodigital.com and it came up.
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BTW, Samsung only offers up the most current firmware version on their site, along with a PDF sheet with instructions.

I thought this would be the case, but I just bought my TV(set it it up a couple days ago) and its SW version is 1006.1, but Samsung's site only has version 1005.3...
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OK GUYS!!!!
Can we get a count here of how many people here returned their HL61A750 and got the HL67A750 Instead..
and what your thoughts are thereafter...

Bump for replies from 61 to 67 owners

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^^^ I did and couldn't be happier! Geometry on my 67" is nearly perfect.
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Can u guys tell me if u see what I can only describe as specs or sprinkles of different colors when viewing a white screen on the 750? This is kind of annoying on the 650.

This is viewable on all RP sets. SSE, Silk Screen Effect.
I see this on all RP sets. Some brands are worse than others.

" Cause of SSE
SSE is caused by textured screens used in most rear-projection televisions. Rear-projection television manufacturers use textured screens to increase the viewing angle of the television.""

Hopefully I'll be an owner of the HL67A750 within the next few weeks. I still haven't decided yet, but I'm 70% of the way there.

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about to purchase a 67, can anyone recommend an ISF tech in central New jersey to calibrate my unit in home upon its arrival? thanks.
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I think Eliab from Avical is in that area...let me know how it goes, it's something I'm considering as well.

You might want to wait a period of time before scheduling a calibration in case your set has problems (not sure if LED sets need a 'break-in' time before the picture stabilizes).
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Got my 67 on Friday. Watched Casino Royale last night in 1080i. WOW!!!!! This tv replaced a 65'' Mitts CRT that I had for 6 years.

If you are on the fence about this tv.....GET IT! you will love it.
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Does the Samsung 61/67A750 display 1080p24 correctly?
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Well, you can get an Oppo 983H directly from Oppo if you can be a little patient. Their website shows it to be temporarily out of stock; but if you put your name on the priority order list, which I did about 3 weeks ago, after about 10 days, I received an email that if I responded to within 4 days, I could order the 983H. It was delivered Saturday afternoon to replace an upconverting DVD player I bought 2 years ago. Connected it via HDMI directly to my Denon4308 then watched Transformers, Fantastic 4-Silver Surer, and Scorpion King (wife's request) back-to-back on the HL61A750. All I can say about the experience is WOW! My wife, who is pretty much technophobic, immediately noticed the difference in picture quality-we have watched these movies many times on the other upconverting DVD player. Set to 1080p on the Oppo, viewed on the HL61A750 it was like seeing the movies at an entirely different level of visual detail.

One nice touch, Oppo includes the HQV torture test DVD as part of the package.

I will now "consider" getting a Blu-Ray DVD player, when BR 2.0 player is $199.99 and the movies are $10. You can tell I am now in no rush, as over the years I now have accumulated an SD DVD collection that is above 800 most of which will never be done in a Blu-Ray format.
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The facetious response: What do you mean by "correctly?"

The relevant but not very useful response: It does accept 1080p @ 24 hz signals but no one (in this thread) knows for sure how it is converted to 120hz for display. It has been surmised that the conversion is done by 5X frame multiplication (which I suspect is your definition of "correctly,") but Samsung isn't telling.

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The facetious response: What do you mean by "correctly?"

The relevant but not very useful response: It does accept 1080p @ 24 hz signals but no one (in this thread) knows for sure how it is converted to 120hz for display. It has been surmised that the conversion is done by 5X frame multiplication (which I suspect is your definition of "correctly,") but Samsung isn't telling.

would this be in the service manual?
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I did not see any reference to the conveersion in the service manual for the A650. I have not looked at the A750 service manual.

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I currently have a HLS5679W LED based Sammy - the first gen. Is there any real advantage of upgrading to the new 61a750 other than the larger screen size? I can't make up my mind...
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I'm using the TV's VGA input, but my HTPC has an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800, which came with a small piece of hardware that plugs into the AiW's DVI port and changes it to VGA. So, my setup is different. Unfortunately for me, when I turned on my HTPC last night it said "the hard drive has been changed." Um, no it hasn't - I guess it died. (I'll have to mess with it tonight to see if the hard drive died or something else went wrong.)

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Hi folks, I was looking to get a up converting dvd player this weekend for my 61A7540.

A sales rep at BB told me to just get a PS3 because it up converts and also plays blu ray for future movie purchases. While I wasn't looking to pay that much money if I can get a blu ray and converter in one package I'm considering it.

My question is there anyone who would know a PS3 converting capabilities? (720, 1088i, 1080p?) Any info would be helpful.
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Hi folks, I was looking to get a up converting dvd player this weekend for my 61A7540.

A sales rep at BB told me to just get a PS3 because it up converts and also plays blu ray for future movie purchases. While I wasn't looking to pay that much money if I can get a blu ray and converter in one package I'm considering it.

My question is there anyone who would know a PS3 converting capabilities? (720, 1088i, 1080p?) Any info would be helpful.

Assuming you have your ps3 hooked up with HDMI, it can upconvert to anything EXCEPT 1080p/24. I currently use it to play normal dvd's (1080p) and it does a wonderful job. Looks much better than my (what I considered at the time) "high end" upconverting player. From what I have read, you really cannot do any better than the ps3 unless you go to an expensive oppo player. From what I have heard, any player that upconverts to 1080p/24 will have some unwanted side-effects and you are better off only using 1080p/24 for high def formats (blur-ray and HD DVD, and the ps3 does output 1080p/24 for bluray flawlessly)
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Hi folks, I was looking to get a up converting dvd player this weekend for my 61A7540.

A sales rep at BB told me to just get a PS3 because it up converts and also plays blu ray for future movie purchases. While I wasn't looking to pay that much money if I can get a blu ray and converter in one package I'm considering it.

My question is there anyone who would know a PS3 converting capabilities? (720, 1088i, 1080p?) Any info would be helpful.

up scales dvds to 1080P damn u beat me finsmaniac02...lol
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Thanks for the quick reply guys.

Great to know it converts to 1080p.
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