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barth2k's Avatar barth2k 08:50 AM 07-26-2007
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Originally Posted by kikkenit2 View Post

Directly from the Samsung website the T7288 has 3 HDMI 1.3 but the Costco T6756 has 2 HDMI version undeclared therefore I assume it is only 1.2. Hey this still looks like a good value next month. It basically has last years frame with this years guts. Just like the S6767 was. It claims to have 120 hz refresh rate and improved 3:2 pulldown. I'll be out of state on vacation until Aug. 9. Save me one!

I searched the HLT6756 manual and found no mention of 120hz. Do you remember where you found this info?

secretservices's Avatar secretservices 10:00 AM 07-26-2007
The Costco AMEX card does NOT require you to pay off the entire amount each month, and it is very easy to get. You may be approved right on the spot if you apply while at Costco.
poko30's Avatar poko30 10:31 AM 07-26-2007
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I searched the HLT6756 manual and found no mention of 120hz. Do you remember where you found this info?

Samsung website quote from FAQs area:

How Many Frames Per Second (FPS) Do Samsung DLP TVs Display?

Current Samsung DLP TVs display at a rate of thirty (30) frames per second.
Samsung's 1080p DLP TVs are 1080p30. That is, 1080p at 30 fps (frames per second).
wheeler's Avatar wheeler 10:31 AM 07-26-2007
Hello, everyone. Thank you Poko for the information regarding the Costco and Amex warranty periods. I'm following up regarding the HL-T6756W I recently purchased from Costco. Regarding screen reflectivity, the screen is not specular, reflective like a mirror, like one of my older rear projection TV's, but it does reflect light from windows across the room in a muted way. Check out the photos below taken from the same point of view with the set on and off. Notice the extreme reflections on the set's shiny "ebony piano finish" case versus the screen. By the way the entire right hand wall of this TV room is a window wall and this is with the shades up, so zero light control. The set is bright enough that even during the day we watch the TV like this and are not really distracted by reflections. I took these photos with my cell phone, so blurriness, contrast, exaggerated saturation, etc. are not very representational.

Overall, we are enjoying the TV enormously. I haven't been this pleased with a tech. purchase in a very long time. Although I held off, a little over a year ago I was preparing to purchase a 70" Sony XBR-something at about $5000. I'm no expert, nor am I much of an enthusiast-- I'm not measuring geometry, etc., but I am enjoying this set a lot. Reliability remains a question but I am somewhat reassured by Costco's two year warranty, let alone a possible Amex warranty extension.

Cheers.

[On Edit: My original post characterized you geometry measurers as fanatics. Sorry. Now I call you enthusiasts. Smile. :-)



barth2k's Avatar barth2k 02:00 PM 07-26-2007
thanks, wheeler, for the report and pics. reflection doesn't look bad at all, at least not with that bright scene.
rrussell's Avatar rrussell 10:29 PM 07-26-2007
The first image is from a Costco in Plano, TX and the second two are from Lenexa, KS. Thanks to my brother in law and brother for the pics. You can form your own opinion on the quality of the geometry.
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sg1717's Avatar sg1717 12:30 AM 07-27-2007
Is the second tier on the costco shelf optional, or is it a must to support the stand? Thanks in advance for any responses.
PaulGo's Avatar PaulGo 09:09 AM 07-27-2007
The glass shelves slide in and play no role in the support of the stand.
sg1717's Avatar sg1717 09:26 AM 07-27-2007
Thank you so much for the reply. Hope there is enough TV's for all of us at Costco....hahahahah
barth2k's Avatar barth2k 10:14 AM 07-27-2007
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Originally Posted by seadawg View Post

Is this a great deal for the money ($2399 w coupon) or are there better deals out there?

assuming they don't raise the price before the coupon, I don't think you'll find a better deal anywhere any time soon. 2yr costco + possible 1yr amex warranty, 90 day return vs usual 30 day. you may find a cheaper price on line somewhere but do you want to take the chance you get it home and see rainbows or don't like it for some reason? you'll lose shipping cost and maybe restocking fee.

anyway, last year 67" seemed to be a costco exclusive so it may be a moot point.
wheeler's Avatar wheeler 10:47 AM 07-27-2007
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Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post

The glass shelves slide in and play no role in the support of the stand.

The glass shelves do not support the stand directly, but underneath the glass are metal support beams that go side to side and lend support. A friend assembled the stand for me, so I'm not certain, but it looks like you could probably eliminate the 2nd tier glass shelf and metal support beam to create one taller shelf on the bottom.
PaulGo's Avatar PaulGo 12:39 PM 07-27-2007
You are correct I forgot about the metal support bar. It may be needed to help keep the stand ridged.
imarevenant's Avatar imarevenant 12:42 PM 07-27-2007
Sorry, I'm new to all of this.

I got the coupon from Costco too, and plan to get one of these tv's when the sale is on. However, I was wondering if you could mount this tv on a wall. Just bought a house, have the perfect spot for it, so if it can't be wall mounted I'll have to figure something else out. Either a smaller LCD or put this tv somewhere else.

Thanks!
PaulGo's Avatar PaulGo 12:49 PM 07-27-2007
It iis not meant to be wall mounted. Also you should not have the set more that about 20" off the floor since the center of the screen need to be at about eye level.
JBanks29's Avatar JBanks29 05:48 PM 07-27-2007
Question - I read here that if you can't transport it "standing", it's better to transport it with the screen facing up rather than down (facing the ground). How do you know the orientation of the TV in the box (which side of the box is the back of the TV)?

Thanks
JBanks29's Avatar JBanks29 07:17 PM 07-27-2007
Does this TV accept 1080p on every input?
PaulGo's Avatar PaulGo 10:41 PM 07-27-2007
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Originally Posted by JBanks29 View Post

Question - I read here that if you can't transport it "standing", it's better to transport it with the screen facing up rather than down (facing the ground). How do you know the orientation of the TV in the box (which side of the box is the back of the TV)?

Thanks

There are holes on the side of the box to lift the box, you may be able to see or feel which side is the front.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 11:57 PM 07-27-2007
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Originally Posted by JBanks29 View Post

Does this TV accept 1080p on every input?

No TV accepts 1080p using Composite or S-Video connections.
edpsx's Avatar edpsx 09:30 AM 07-28-2007
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

No TV accepts 1080p using Composite or S-Video connections.

Im going to start calling you Dr. Obvious ;p

You love to break things down dont ya? Which TV do you currently have? Or should that be TV(s)?

Chris
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 10:50 AM 07-28-2007
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Originally Posted by edpsx View Post

Im going to start calling you Dr. Obvious

That would be obvious.

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You love to break things down dont ya?

Sure.

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Which TV do you currently have?

We have an ISF calibrated 720p Samsung HL-P5063.

I, not we, am looking to move to 1080p at around 60" in the next several months, or win the California lottery and build a real home theater.
[KYA]Mega's Avatar [KYA]Mega 03:40 PM 07-28-2007
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Originally Posted by JBanks29 View Post

Question - I read here that if you can't transport it "standing", it's better to transport it with the screen facing up rather than down (facing the ground). How do you know the orientation of the TV in the box (which side of the box is the back of the TV)?

Thanks

The box actually has an arrow showing the direction of the front.

I was not able to fit the box into my Honda Odyssey, so I removed it, and transported it screen-up in the back, and it made the trip fine (about 15 miles).

I finally got around to calibrating with Avia. I did get some different results than Lickety did on last years model.

Take these settings with a grain of salt. My version of Avia is not even enhanced for wide screen TVs, and I calibrated via component cables on my JVC 480p DVD player, not to mention I really don't feel like I know what I'm doing. I would like to get my hands on a Blu-Ray calibration disc, but haven't seen one anywhere.

Anyway, here is what I got (and explanation if needed):
  • Contrast: 52 (left this alone since it didn't seem to change much)
  • Brightness: 47
  • Sharpness: 0 (though increasing it did not seem to blur or add noise to the pattern)
  • Color: 58 (with the blue filter, it was almost perfect, but watching an actual picture, I think this may be slightly too high, or maybe I just got used to it set on 45 which is where I started)
  • Tint: 50
  • Tone: Normal (set this one first as it affects several of the above)

[KYA]Mega's Avatar [KYA]Mega 06:30 PM 07-28-2007
I hate to reply to myself... but I just discovered (searching this forum) that most Blu-Ray movies have "hidden" calibration patterns.

So I did 7669 on Casino Royal, and sure enough, I got the test patterns.

On the color bars (1080i via component cables on my PS3) color stayed the same (58), but I changed Tint to G53 / R47.

I had noticed before that everything looked a bit red (which is why I thought color was too high), so I think that improved it.

However, none of the patterns on the Blu-Ray seemed to be for adjusting white and black levels (unless I just don't know how to use them).
dialleft's Avatar dialleft 08:25 PM 07-28-2007
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Originally Posted by wisedesi View Post

Costco will price adjust for 30 days after that your have to return it. I have done in on my previous tv. They had coupon came out and as I was under 30 days they gave me refund. I have talked with costco also.

Agree. We talked to the manager of the Costco in San Leandro, CA last week and he said we could bring in the coupon in August to get the $400 back. So we bought it. I've been traveling a lot, but the little I've watched it has been terrific.
[KYA]Mega's Avatar [KYA]Mega 11:25 PM 07-28-2007
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Agree. We talked to the manager of the Costco in San Leandro, CA last week and he said we could bring in the coupon in August to get the $400 back. So we bought it. I've been traveling a lot, but the little I've watched it has been terrific.

I guess each Costco is different, because I specifically asked about the 30-day price guarantee, and they said they could not do it. The explanation they gave me was that the $400 comes from Samsung, and that Samsung is particular about the purchase date.

However, nothing can stop you (and me) from returning it and repurchasing it, which is what I plan to do, except I'm not actually going to bring back the TV, just the barcode from the box. If they won't do it from that, I can just buy a 2nd one, and return it with the first receipt. If for some reason that won't even work... worst case, I have to bring the TV back in, but that would be worse for them than me, so I doubt they will make me do that.

On a different subject, I watched Casino Royal tonight on Blu-Ray and all I can say is WOW!! Even after having this set over a week, I was still blown away with the picture quality. I guess it doesn't hurt that I just self-calibrated today, but I could not believe the level of detail, color, and contrast of this set. Casino Royal is a pretty movie anyway, but I honestly think it looked better in my living room than in the theatre.
sg1717's Avatar sg1717 01:18 AM 07-29-2007
Is there even an MSRP for this TV, since it is only sold at costco? I'm just curious as my friend says she can get me a good deal on one.
sg1717's Avatar sg1717 02:49 PM 07-31-2007
I guess it will be a little quiet in here until Sunday....hahahah
phxheat's Avatar phxheat 03:40 PM 07-31-2007
All quiet on the front lines....
amex all shined up....
passport coupon book at the ready....
transport vehicle fueled up....
tick....
tick....
tick....

edpsx's Avatar edpsx 05:33 PM 07-31-2007
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All quiet on the front lines....
amex all shined up....
passport coupon book at the ready....
transport vehicle fueled up....
tick....
tick....
tick....

Its killing me being on vacation right now. That and i dont have a coupon book yet. Im def getting this TV!!!
seadawg's Avatar seadawg 05:53 PM 07-31-2007
Need your help

I have to drive 120 miles to get mine (tax free). I'm going to call to find out how many they have before I go. Anybody have any Costco experience with these coupon items. Will there be a line out the door? What is the magic number of TV's in stock I should look for before I drive 2 hours.

I'll leave early Monday and get there before they open, but I dont want to get down there and get a raincheck,

If they have 10 in stock the night before , should I go?

how about 5?

I'm trying to guage what size of crowd is going after these TV's. Is this going to be a mad hysterical rush on 6 Aug, or a few bought each day type thing.

Any opinions?
PaulGo's Avatar PaulGo 06:02 PM 07-31-2007
It depends where you are located. For sales such as this they usually have an ample supply. Also these items are big. Not many people are able to transport items this big. I would expect they would have enough stock on hand to last several days.
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