Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Two unfortunate little snags, nothing with the TV itself:
1. My Ideal-Lume is dead already. It shipped with 2 3-4 inch self-adhesive Velcro strips. I used these to stick it on the back of the TV, about 2 inches up the "slope" of the TV. Well, the self-adhesive failed at the point of contact with the TV, and the unit fell off and hit the floor. It's now dead. I bought a second bulb so I can verify that it's the light itself. I've called the company and left a message, as I consider this a defect when they ship insufficient adhesive materials and no instructions telling you to "add some duct tape too" or anything like that. Had they not even included adhesive, I would have just duct taped it and it would have held. Oh and also, for a 3-4-foot drop to take out a new light is...disappointing performance.
2. TVA won't allow me to purchase the screen protection warranty. Although their website doesn't say this, they only let you purchase the extended warranty if you purchase the set elsewhere. Screen protection and lamp protection are not available. But the website only indicates that the BUNDLES of plans are available only through TVA. That's pretty lousy. If anyone knows of another place to get a screen protection warranty, including another place selling RepairMaster, please post of PM me. I was peeved enough at TVA to cancel the extended warranty too, for pulling this. It's a real shame because I really had wanted to work with TVA.
Let's see, what else:
When my cable box switches resolutions, the TV set gets weird digital artifacts for a second or two. It's one of the Adelphia DVRs in case that helps...it's no big deal, just a little distracting, and I'm wondering if this is the TV or the cable box doing it. I don't currently know of another way to switch resolutions without also switching sources, but others may have upscaling DVD players where you can switch the resolution (Hmmm, maybe I should check with going to/from progressive mode with my DVD player, I can at least do that).
Also, I'd love discrete codes for Game Mode on, Game Mode off (or toggle), 16:9, 4:3, Zoom 1, and Zoom 2. I called Logitech and they don't have them. I'll try Samsung soon if nobody on here has the codes.