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Here is a place to post and discuss any settings related to the Zenith C32V37. This includes both standard picture settings (brightness, color, contrast, etc.) and settings from within the service menu. Also, feel free to discuss the service menu in general. My TV isn't getting delivered until Sunday, so I'll get my settings up as soon as I have them. For now, I'll get this started with a couple of good posts from the >>> Zenith C32V37 with integrated HDTV tuner - mini review <<< thread.
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Originally posted by shroomus
OFA stands for One-For-All, it's a particular brand of universal remote that Radio Shack resells. It has a nifty feature where you can send discrete codes by number, and program arbitrary discrete codes to keys.

The four-digit TV code is 0178 as previously mentioned (Proton TV remote code, I think) and the discrete code that gets you into the service menu is 018.

I don't know if you can use the Zenith remote to get into the service menu, I doubt it.

Custom settings I used -- note that I don't have any real calibration DVDs or anything, so take with a grain of salt:

Raster,Center,H/V_Size
1. V-Position 27 -> 30 (note: big changes here tilt everything)
2. V-Size 29 -> 20 (eliminates nearly all overscan)
3. H-Position 36 -> 32
4. H-Size 52 -> 40 (eliminates nearly all overscan; note: values too small cause pincushion???)
5. UP-VLIN 0
6. LO-VLIN 0
7. Pin_Amp 39
8. Pin_Phase 29
9. Up_CPin 40
10. Lo-CPin 41
11. AFC-Bow 31
12. AFC-Angle 30

White-Balance
1. R-DRIVE 38 -> 31 (trying to reduce red push)
2. G-DRIVE 31
3. B-DRIVE 36
4. R-CUT 37 -> 31 (trying to reduce red push)
5. G-CUT 31
6. B-CUT 40
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Originally posted by qqqqq
Sorry for the delayed response.

Here's the list of discrete codes I have. It's not complete and may have some errors. Shroomus I thought it was 014 that caused the reset to default, but I may have been clicking too fast and didn't notice it. I don't want to try again to check.

AR = Aspect Ratio
SM = Service menu

009 AR - Set by Program
012 SM - Picture Check
014 SM - Reset to Defaults *****DANGER ******
015 SM - Reset to Defaults *****DANGER ****** ???
016 SM - Sound Check
017 SM - Tilt
018 SM - EZ-Adjust Menu
019 SM - In-Start Service Menu
025 Caption Setting
034 Input - Component 1
040 Picture Menu
053 Power
054 Sleep Timer
055 Audio Button (Caption Lang)
057 Mute
059 Input - TV, Video Cycle Button
079 Digit ? Or Channel Diplay
095 Info
098 AR - Zoom
103 Sound Menu
108 Input - Component 2
109 Input - Video 2
110 CATV
111 Input - Front Video
111 Input - Front Video
113 Input - Video 3
116 Digit 4
117 Digit 0
118 Digit 6
119 Digit 2
120 Digit 5
121 Digit 1
121 Input - DTV
122 Digit 7
123 Digit 3
126 DTV Signal Strength
133 PiP related
134 AR - 4:3
135 PiP related
137 PiP related
138 AR - 16:9
164 Digit ? Or Channel Diplay
167 Menu
171 Menu
173 Ch +
174 Input - DVI
175 Vol +
176 Off
177 Ch -
178 Input - TV, Video Cycle Button
179 Vol -
181 Ch +
183 Vol +
185 Ch -
187 Vol -
197 PiP related
200 Freeze frame
201 PiP related
203 PiP related
231 Input - Video 1
232 Input - Component 1,2, DVI toggle
245 Digit ? Or Channel Diplay
246 Surf
247 Last
253 Input - Component 1
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Originally posted by shroomus
Here's what I have for the OFA...

Non-LCD remote instructions:

A. To test a code:

# Press the device key
# Press SETUP (don't hold it)
# Enter the 3 digit code
# Check for a response from your equipment
# (Holding the final digit down is the same as holding the actual button down)

B. To program a code:

# Press the device key
# Press and hold SETUP (wait for two blinks)
# Enter 9-9-4 (wait for two blinks)
# (Optional) Press the device button the code is coming from
# Press SETUP (don't hold it)
# Enter the 3 digit code
# (Optional) Press the device button the code is going to
# Press the button to be assigned

C. To program a code (to a SHIFT key):

# Press the device key
# Press and hold SETUP (wait for two blinks)
# Enter 9-9-4 (wait for two blinks)
# (Optional) Press the device button the code is coming from
# Press SETUP (don't hold it)
# Enter the 3 digit code
# (Optional) Press the device button the code is going to
# Press SETUP (don't hold it)
# Press the button to be assigned

D. To delete a code:

# Press the device key
# Press and hold SETUP (wait for two blinks)
# Enter 9-9-4 (wait for two blinks)
# Press the assigned button - twice

E. To delete a code (from a SHIFT key):

# Press the device key
# Press and hold SETUP (wait for two blinks)
# Enter 9-9-4 (wait for two blinks)
# Press the assigned button
# Press SETUP (don't hold it)
# Press the assigned button

So, to send 018 you would make sure you're in TV mode first, then press and release Setup, then type 018.

Here's my list of discrete codes, between this and the other post I can't imagine what we'd have missed:

012
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P-CHECK (Factory Mode)
1.CONTRAST: 25
2.BRIGHTNESS: 50
3.COLOR: 50
4.TINT: 0
5.SHARPNESS: 50
(exit this mode by hitting MENU)

014
---
discrete code for TV? went to channel 13?
maybe switching between antenna and cable?

015
---
factory reset??? turned audio back on!

016
---
S-CHECK (Factory Mode)
1.VOLUME: 0
2.BALANCE: 0
(exit this mode by hitting MENU)

017
---
tilt adjustment

018
---
Ez Adjust
1. Raster,center,H/V_Size ->
2. Pin-Cushion
3. Cut-off
4. White-Balance
5. Sub-Bright
6. Sub-Tint/Color
7. White-Pattern
8. DVCO-Set
9. AD9883A-Set
10. VPX3226
(exit this mode by hitting MENU)

019
---
IN-START
1. CXA2150AQ ->
2. CXA1875AM
3. UPD64083
4. AD9883A
5. AD9883A_NVRAM
6. HD2-Chip
Cpu Ver: 32V 3.03.1
Mic Ver: 01.10
(exit this mode by hitting MENU)

025
---
caption toggle

034
---
discrete code for Component 1

036
---
number 2 key

040
---
video setting toggle

053
---
power toggle

054
---
sleep timer toggle

055
---
audio mono/stereo/SAP selection

057
---
mute toggle

059
---
video source toggle

079
---
brings up just the little upper right box, but not the info button?

095
---
info

098
---
This feature is not available now -- ?

103
---
audio preset toggle

105
---
discrete code for Front Video

108
---
discrete code for Component 2

109
---
discrete code for Video 2

110
---
discrete code for TV?

111
---
discrete code for Front Video?

113
---
discrete code for Video 3?

116
---
number 4 key

117
---
number 0 key

118
---
number 6 key

119
---
number 2 key?

120
---
number 5 key

121
---
number 1 key

122
---
number 7 key

123
---
number 3 key

126
---
signal strength

133
---
discrete code for second PIP (scan) mode

134
---
discrete code for 4:3 aspect ratio

135
---
pipch - (This feature is not available now -- ?)

137
---
pipch + (This feature is not available now -- ?)

138
---
discrete code for 16:9 aspect ratio

164
---
Enter (brings up just the little upper right box, and a time display lower right?)

165
---
up arrow

167
---
menu

169
---
down arrow (when in menu, discrete code for time category)

171
---
menu

173
---
ch +

174
---
discrete code for DVI

175
---
vol +

176
---
discrete code for power off

177
---
ch -

178
---
video source toggle

179
---
vol -

180
---
up arrow

181
---
ch +

182
---
right arrow

183
---
vol +

184
---
down arrow

185
---
ch -

186
---
left arrow

187
---
vol -

197
---
PIP mode toggle

200
---
freeze

201
---
PIP input toggle

203
---
PIP swap

210
---
???

231
---
discrete code for Video 1

232
---
component/DVI source toggle

235
---
exit

245
---
number 8 key

246
---
surf

247
---
flashback/recall

249
---
number 9 key

253
---
component/DVI source toggle


And here are my original service menu settings (well, after 015 :-):

1. Raster,Center,H/V_Size ->

Raster,Center,H/V_Size
1. V-Position 27
2. V-Size 29
3. H-Position 36
4. H-Size 52
5. UP-VLIN 0
6. LO-VLIN 0
7. Pin_Amp 39
8. Pin_Phase 29
9. Up_CPin 40
10. Lo-CPin 41
11. AFC-Bow 31
12. AFC-Angle 30

same menu for 2. Pin-Cushion

no choices under 3. Cut-off

4. White-Balance ->

White-Balance
1. R-DRIVE 38
2. G-DRIVE 31
3. B-DRIVE 36
4. R-CUT 37
5. G-CUT 31
6. B-CUT 40

5. Sub-Bright ->

Sub-Bright
1. SUB_Bright 21

6. Sub-Tint/Color -> (warning -- tint changed on entry!)

Sub-Tint/Color
1. SUB_TINT 12
2. SUB_COLOR 19

no choices under 7. White-Pattern

no choices under 8. DVCO_Set

9. AD9883A_Set ->

AD9883A: Failed! 'CHECK INPUT IMAGE'

10. VPX3226 ->

VPX3226
Contrast(m) 31
Contrast(s) 31



You've already seen my custom settings, but just for completeness:

Custom settings:

Raster,Center,H/V_Size
1. V-Position 27 -> 30 (note: big changes here tilt everything)
2. V-Size 29 -> 20 (eliminates nearly all overscan)
3. H-Position 36 -> 32
4. H-Size 52 -> 40 (eliminates nearly all overscan; note: values too small cause pincushion???)
5. UP-VLIN 0
6. LO-VLIN 0
7. Pin_Amp 39
8. Pin_Phase 29
9. Up_CPin 40
10. Lo-CPin 41
11. AFC-Bow 31
12. AFC-Angle 30

White-Balance
1. R-DRIVE 38 -> 31 (trying to reduce red push)
2. G-DRIVE 31
3. B-DRIVE 36
4. R-CUT 37 -> 31 (trying to reduce red push)
5. G-CUT 31
6. B-CUT 40
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Heck, I am so happy with it I don't even think I'll need to fool with all this! I might buy DVE and call it a day! :)

Great ISF Job by Chad B.
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THANKS!

This is a VERY useful thread!

Quote:
posted mine and they are somewhere in this thread i think a page back

Contrast: 51 (high 40s is good)
Brightness:61 (60 is borderline)
Color:40 (you can go as low as 35 still looks great)
Sharpness: 39
Tint: R1
Color Temperator: Cool
Z View: On

And in Option I have tilt at +3

note: Color Saturation and Tint was a little itty bitty off in Service menus
You can set a Blue,Red or Green Filter in service menu 019 code, 018 code is for Over the air only!!!!
What is the difference in color temp. settings? Every setup dvd that I've used always says to set your tv to the warmest setting? Do picture settings differ with the different color temps? Also what does Z VIEW do? I did notice that the picture looked better with it on.

Thanks again.
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Not sure what it is, but I always have Z view on and I look the cool color temperature to keep those reds under control.

I can endorse Bremerton's settings here, except I didn't feel the need to go into the service menu, and I like the sharpness in the mid 50's.

Great ISF Job by Chad B.
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here is some values from service menu 019.
it's not complete yet,cut and paste in notebook, put your own values so you can save b4 tweaking.
descrete code 019
1. cxa2150aq

1. pic_on 1
2 R_ON 1
3 G_ON 1
4. B_ON 1
5. DCOL 0
6. WB_SW 0
7. GAMMA_L 0
8. PICTURE 63
9. BLK_BTM 2
10. HUE 32
11. COL_AXIS 2
12. COLOR 38
13. CTI_LEV 1
14. BRITE 21 33 (hdtv)
15. S_ABL 0
16. SHARPNESS 52
17. LTI_LEV 1
18. R_DRIVE 19
19. PLIMIT_LEV 0
20. G_DRIVE 16
21. ABL_MODE 2
22. B_DRIVE 29
23. CTI_MODE 0
24. SUB_BRITE 21
25. GAMMA 1
26. R_CUTOFF 15
27. LTI_MODE 1
28. G_CUTOFF 15
29. DPIC_LEV 2
30. B_CUTOFF 22
31. DC_TRAN 3
32. SUB_CONT 3
33. LRGB2_LEV 0
34. SUB_COL 20
35. SUB_TINT 12
36. P_ABL 8
37. ABL_TH 4
38. CB_OFFSET 31
39. AGING_W 0
40. AGING_B 0
41. CR_OFFSET 31
42. SYSTEM 2
43. Y_OFFSET 7
44. VM_LEV 2
45. SHP_FO 0
46. CD_OFF 0
47. SHP_CD 0
48. SHP_F1 0
49. PRE_OVER 0
50. VM_COR 3
51. VM_FO 2
52. VM_LMT 3
53. VM_DLY 3
54. AKBTIM 12
55. BLK_OFF 0
56. AKBOFF 0
57. UP_BLK 2
58. LO_BLK 5
59. V_SIZE 43
60. V_ON 1
61. EW_DC 0
62. V_POSITION 36
63. VSAWO_DCH 0
64. V_LIN 7
65. S_CORRECTION 2
66. H_SIZE 42
67. UP_UCP 0
68. PIN_AMP 35
69. LO_UCP 0
70. UP_CPIN 40
71. UP_UCG 1
72. LO_CPIN 41
73. LO_UCG 1
74. PIN_PHASE 32
75. UP_POL 0
76. VBLK_SW 0
77. H_POSITION 28
78. CLP_SHIFT 0
79. SYNC_PHASE 0
80. AFC_BOW 31
81. AFC_MODE 2
82. AFC_ANGLE 26
83. RST_SW 1
84. LEF_BLK 42
85. CLP_PHASE 3
86. RIGHT_BLK 20
87. CLP_GATE 0
88. HBLK_SW 1
89. V_ASPECT 31
90. ZOOM_SW 0
91. JMP_SW 0
92. V_SCROLL 28
93. VFREQ 1
94. UP_VLIN 4
95. LO_VLIN 1
96. V_COMP 5
97. H_COMP 5
98. VSAWO_DCL 0
99. VSAW1_DC 0
100. VSAW0_AMP 0
101. PIN_COMP 5
102. VSAW1_AMP 0
103. AFC_COMP 0
104. MP_PARA_DC 0
105. MP_PARA_AMP 0
106. HC_PARA_DC 57
107. ASP_SW 0
108. VDRV_SW 0
109. HC_PARA_AMP 45
110. HC_PARA_PHASE 31

CXA1875AM
1. REF 0
2. SW3 1
3. SW2 1
4. TILT1 1
5. TILT2 0
6. DFGAIN 60
7. DF PHASE 120
8. DAC2 0
9. TILT CTR 0
10. CS CTR 48

UPD64083
1. YAPS 3
2. COUTS 3
3. NRMD 0
4.KILS 1
5. MSS 0
6. NSDS 0
7. CLKS 0
8. EXCSS 1
9. PECS 0
10. MFREEZE 0
11. EXADINS 0
12. DYCOS 2
13. CDL 4
14. HDP 4
15. CPP 0
16. DYGAIN 9
17. DYCOR 2
18. DCGAIN 6
19. DCCOR 3
20. CNRLIM 1
21. CNRINV 0
22. CNRK 0
23. YNRLIM 1
24. YNRINV 0
25. YNRK 0
26. STOS 1
27. STIS 0
28. CL8OFF 1
29. ID1WOA2 0
30. ID1WOA1 0
31. ID1ON 0
32. LDSR 2
33. VTRR 1
34. VTRH 1
35. WSC 1
36. TT 0
37. FELCHK 1
38. TH 0
39. ID1DECON 1
40. WSS 0
41. VAPINV 10
42. VAPGAIN 2
43. YPFG 13
44. YPFT 2
45. SELD2FH 0
46. CLPH 0
47. COHS 0
48. CC3N 0
49. VEGS 2
50. V1PS 2
51. SELD1FL 0
52. KCTT 0
53. CSHDT 0
54. OVST 0
55. ED2OFF 1
56. YHCGAIN 0
57. YHCOR 1
58. CLKGT 0
59. CLKGEB 0
60. CLKGGT 0
61. CLKG2D 1
62. OTT 0
63. VCT 0
64. SHT 0
65. KILR 0
66. PLLFG 1
67. FSCFG 0
68. BPLLFS 0
69. HPLLFS 0
70. VSSL 3
71. HSSL 8
72. BGPW 7
73. BGPS 3
74. VTVH 0
75. FSCOFF 1
76. NRZOFF 1
77. NSDSW 0
78. ADPDS 1
79. ADCLKS 3
80. HIZEN 0
81. EXTDYCO 0
82. SYSPDS 0
83. ADCLPSTP 0
84. ADCLPFSW 0
85. HCNTFSYN 0
86. CNROFS 0


AD9883A


AD9883A_NVRAM

RED_GAIN 101
GREEN_GAIN 128
BLUE_GAIN 101
RED_OFFSET 51
GREEN_OFFSET 52
BLUE_OFFSET 61

HD2-CHIP
1.IN/OUT EXT/D1
2. WINOW ID M
3. XPOS 46
4. YPOS 8
5. W SIZE 720
6. H SIZE 480
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It seems to me these settings are pretty UNIVERSAL which is really good, most HDTV sets differ very much in the service menu. We might actually make some very good progress here comparing these good idea!!
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Where is the BEST place to get the OFA remote?
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Radio Shack, most likely. Circuit City. Best Buy. Any place like that.

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i use the radio shack 150-2116 with a LCD screen
TV code 0178
exit setup mode ,then press "P" then your discrete code
right and left arrows change your settings
have fun,
write down your values
be sure to let everyone know what happened!
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AM I WATCHING MOVIES CORRECTLY?

I have my Toshiba SD-3800 dvd player set to 16:9....

should I watch movies in 4:3/16:9/set by program ratio?

THANKS.
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hdphil you totally skipped 89!!! mind posting it or editing your post?

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16:9 but 'set by program' might work too i can't remember.
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Is it better to have your dvd player set to 16:9 or 4:3? Or does it matter? I notice that when I have my player set to 4:3 widescreen and I watch a movie there are no double bars, but in 16:9 you can see the double bars.
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Do all the OFA remotes have the ability to enter discrete codes? I'm thinking about the URC-6131, because it's really all I need for my other components.
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since the dvd your watching isnt 16:9 or 1.78:1 its propably 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 you will see double black bars. if you sink the brightness enough they should go away.... almost. ;-)
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since the dvd your watching isnt 16:9 or 1.78:1 its propably 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 you will see double black bars. if you sink the brightness enough they should go away.... almost. ;-)
So is it better to have your player set to 16:9 or 4:3?

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Configure DVD player to 4:3

In the menu of the DVD of your choice if you are give an option:

Choose 16:9 to watch title as originally shot, you will have black bars at top and bottom.

Choose 4:3 if you want to watch the movie filing up your set with no black bars
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ithink that by using 16:9 mode on the dvd player and your zenith and using anamorphic dvd's you will be using more lines than if you viewed the same dvd using 4:3 on both the set and the dvd player. i think...lol

with 4:3 you don't have to see the double black bars though.

pick your poison....lower resolution or double black bars

i use 16:9

i believe it looks much better(though i hate the double bars!)

try both ways for yourself



I actually tried to mask the set using some black foamboard.,i've got way too much time on my hands..great results but really a pain with all of the different aspect ratios.

if you turn down the brightness to like 30 the two blacks blend pretty well.
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Whoah, whoah, slow down there.

Let me make sure I understand you.

DVD and the Zenith. The black bars don't bother me. Keep them and get best resolution?

I have the Zenith set to "let program determine aspect ratio." The DVD player will set at 16:9 all the way.

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i'm sorry what is your question? i am confused.
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maybe this will help, 16:9 is like oil and 4:3 is like water they just don't mix .
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Thanks for all the replies!

I thought I had mine setup correctly.

One more question...

When selecting the ratio on the remote, selecting set by program while watching dvds seems to be the same as 4:3 mode. Is that correct?

Anyways, I plan on buying the OFA remote this weekend and plan on doing some tweaks via the service menu. I'm sure that I will have MANY more questions. :D

Thanks again, youguys have been a BIG HELP!
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Cool. Just don't get too carried away. I find personally, that the TV is good enough that I feel no need to touch the service menu, and I think the remote it comes with is pretty darned good as is.

Select "Set by program" just means automatic. True HD probably will send you to the letterbox format, otherwise you should see 4:3.

Someone feel free to doublecheck me on that. ;)

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What is VM? From what I've heard, it should be turned off. Is this correct?
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I just got this set a few days ago and I have a problem with the VMoire settings. The vertical lines are perfectly straight, but the horizontals bow inward (more-so in the center). Anyone found a menu item that will help with this type of correction? TIA
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I was wondering...

Since I watch MOST stuff(dvds & HDTV) in 16:9 mode should I go thru and setup the set again in 16:9 mode with a setup disc? Has anyone else done this? Is there a difference in the settings for 4:3/16:9?

THANKS.
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"Set by program" won't work with 480p, because it only detects 16:9 at 720p & 1080i. thankfully, using the discreet codes, you can program all of this into a macro if you have a ofa remote. I feel like this is a huge oversight on zenith's part.



If you're not dealing with a loved one who's unwilling to hit a ration button on the remote, you should *always* use 16:9 on your dvd player.

If you use 16:9, your zenith gets the full resolution (854x480) and vertically compresses the screen draw. If you tell your dvd player to letterbox, it will only send a 4:3 signal with the widescreen image downrezed, so you're looking at 640x360 being sent to it, or only 56% of the information available on the dvd. By going with 16:9, your dvd player no longer has to dumb down the signal, and you should notice a huge difference in picture quality.

Hope that helps.
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