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post #21841 of 23504
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Originally Posted by JimtN01 View Post

Thanks. Got that cable and it is handy!
Connected PC direct to router. Hooked up, activated display 2, set it to 1024x780, set the TV to PC. Background showed on TV. Opened IE, dragged it to the TV, did autoadjust. At 16:9 it's distorted, 4:3 OK but smaller. Changing display 2 to 1620 (max available) makes pic shaped right but small.
Signed on to Netflix, then HULU. Sound is good, but picture is like a slideshow, jumps from one to another. Either connection is too slow or the computer is. Suggestions welcomed - otherwise I'm done trying.

I use 1920x1080 with my VGA output. Why don't you try that?
post #21842 of 23504
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Originally Posted by vanylapep View Post

I use 1920x1080 with my VGA output. Why don't you try that?

Because the laptop goes only to 1600x1200. Cannot find driver update to fix that.
post #21843 of 23504
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Originally Posted by vanylapep View Post

Hello,

Yes using TV speakers. (Using input HDMI3)
Had the set since Oct. 2008.
Module(firmware?): T-Ambausc-2002.2

Does it mean i have the old firmware?

Yes, 2002.2 is older (May,2008).
I'm not sure if it had the audio drop out bug, but I had 2003.0, and it was persistent.
2007.0 corrected it for me, so you may wish to download it.
I have had zero issues since I did
Here's the link:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...&menu=download
post #21844 of 23504
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Originally Posted by recorder View Post

Yes, 2002.2 is older (May,2008).
I'm not sure if it had the audio drop out bug, but I had 2003.0, and it was persistent.
2007.0 corrected it for me, so you may wish to download it.
I have had zero issues since I did
Here's the link:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...&menu=download

I have version 2008.9 for a couple weeks and just had the audio drop out and back in a couple times. Freaked me out as this is a warranty replacement TV from Samsung for a bad last years model.
post #21845 of 23504
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Originally Posted by chili_g View Post

Unfortunately, I think they only solution is to put your PC on HDMI2/DVI input and make sure the label is "PC". For some utterly retarded reason, that fixes the problems you are seeing.

Well, it sort-of does: the red and green are still not as crisp as the blue, and I would love it to be as sharp and crisp as my Dell 24" LCD (except huger!)

Are there any settings in addition to the HDMI2 / PC-named Input?'
post #21846 of 23504
does anyone else notice a little grainy look to the picture when view a 720 broadcast channel or cable channel ?
post #21847 of 23504
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Originally Posted by rebs View Post

does anyone else notice a little grainy look to the picture when view a 720 broadcast channel or cable channel ?

I have had my set just a month, but mine looks sharp.
post #21848 of 23504
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Originally Posted by dariusf View Post

I have version 2008.9 for a couple weeks and just had the audio drop out and back in a couple times. Freaked me out as this is a warranty replacement TV from Samsung for a bad last years model.

same with my 52lna650..... random audio cut in/out. not often but depends on signal strength of the stream. Most of my Cable HD channels are the repeat offenders.
post #21849 of 23504
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Originally Posted by stash4me View Post

same with my 52lna650..... random audio cut in/out. not often but depends on signal strength of the stream. Most of my Cable HD channels are the repeat offenders.

I'm also suspecting the signal strength or something else that hopefully can be fixed with future firmware updates. Not sure what is the newest firmware version as the one on the Samsung website is older thank my TV that shows 2008.9. Got to check my cable modem for signal strength and any error logs.
post #21850 of 23504
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Originally Posted by rebs View Post

does anyone else notice a little grainy look to the picture when view a 720 broadcast channel or cable channel ?

Reduce Sharpness in the menu.
For 720p & 1080i/p it should be zero.
Turn off edge enhancement, too.
post #21851 of 23504
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Originally Posted by dariusf View Post

I have version 2008.9 for a couple weeks and just had the audio drop out and back in a couple times. Freaked me out as this is a warranty replacement TV from Samsung for a bad last years model.

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Originally Posted by stash4me View Post

same with my 52lna650..... random audio cut in/out. not often but depends on signal strength of the stream. Most of my Cable HD channels are the repeat offenders.

The audio drop out bug mainly occured on OTA & cable signals for me with F/W 2003.0. I didn't have a Set Top Box, so it only occured on TV IN input. Never on component or HDMI.
Audio would mute, and a low level buzzing sound would occur.
Flip off channel & back, and audio would be ok.
2007.0 was the fix.
I've since subscribed to DirecTV, and use both internal speakers, and my AVR, but have never had audio drop out

Of course DTV has it's own phenomena, known as Brrrriiiip!
Usually this is where the video pixilates, and the audio "Brrriiips".

Not enough of a problem in my case to cause concern, but some D* subs have serious issues with it.
post #21852 of 23504
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Originally Posted by recorder View Post

Of course DTV has it's own phenomena, known as Brrrriiiip!
Usually this is where the video pixilates, and the audio "Brrriiips".

Not enough of a problem in my case to cause concern, but some D* subs have serious issues with it.

This would be when your on a channel and the receiver looses a signal lock on the transponder that channel is on. If you currently have clear weather and this is happening you can fix it by adjusting your dish

I used to install Sat systems for DishNET and it can be very tricky to get newer multi LNB dishes adjusted just right so all sat's and their even and odd transponders have good signals over 80+ all the time
post #21853 of 23504
Hello,

I just got my new TV hooked up, and started gaming, and watching TV. I've got an observation and a question that's probably been asked a million times, but I can't seem to find the answer. I was just watching the Nascar race, and no matter what setting I used the cars seemed to have a blurred affect as they came around the curves in the distance. The picture actually just looked bad in general. This all looks crystal clear on my 6 year old Toshiba CRT. I still have standard definition tv coming into my house, and I wasn't sure how much of the problem may be cause by this. I plan on getting HDTV hooked up next week. I tried sport mode ....... AMP low, med and High, but couldn't seem to get an improvement in the blurring affect. Is this just what can be expected from an LCD compared to a CRT, or does the HDTV thing make all the difference?

Thanks.
post #21854 of 23504
I am looking for anyone who got this TV between 24 March 2008 and 24 June 2008 and would be willing to share their receipt with me. My Credit Card offers price protection but I have to prove the TV was available for a lower price between those dates.

Thanks
post #21855 of 23504
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Originally Posted by recorder View Post

Reduce Sharpness in the menu.
For 720p & 1080i/p it should be zero.
Turn off edge enhancement, too.

Thank you for the heads up, I will change both of those.
post #21856 of 23504
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Originally Posted by recorder View Post

The audio drop out bug mainly occured on OTA & cable signals for me with F/W 2003.0. I didn't have a Set Top Box, so it only occured on TV IN input. Never on component or HDMI.
Audio would mute, and a low level buzzing sound would occur.
Flip off channel & back, and audio would be ok.
2007.0 was the fix.
I've since subscribed to DirecTV, and use both internal speakers, and my AVR, but have never had audio drop out

Of course DTV has it's own phenomena, known as Brrrriiiip!
Usually this is where the video pixilates, and the audio "Brrriiips".

Not enough of a problem in my case to cause concern, but some D* subs have serious issues with it.

I watched the nascar race today and had the audio drop out 5 times (F/W 2008.9) raise or lower a channel and come beck to the race and audio was back. It has happened on other channels as well OTA and cable both. As far as sound quality from the tv speakers, sometimes it is good and other times it is terrible depending on what you are watching. With a movie it is almost like the back ground sound over powers the voices. With onkyo surround sound everything is fine.

does anyone now if the sound quality is any better on the new B650 ?
post #21857 of 23504
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Originally Posted by dariusf View Post

I'm also suspecting the signal strength or something else that hopefully can be fixed with future firmware updates. Not sure what is the newest firmware version as the one on the Samsung website is older thank my TV that shows 2008.9. Got to check my cable modem for signal strength and any error logs.

All the firmware updates etc in the world will not correct a source problem. It's not the TV.
post #21858 of 23504
1. I have LA46A650 and want to know what is the difference between LN and LA series?

2. Dynamic and standard modes drop quality comparing with PC when I use slide show to watch some pictures via USB flash. Movie mode is great in both but since my room is brighty I need to use Dynamic all the time. Is this normal or samsung agent screwed my TV last time he made visit and changed some setting without my permision?

3. How to do factory reset from service menu?
post #21859 of 23504
"LA" designates the "A"ustralian model, "LN" the "N"orth American model.


I bought the LA32A650 yesterday and I like everything about the set EXCEPT the sharpness of Game Mode. I'm sensitive to input lag, so using Game Mode is a must for me. I'm hating the sharpness so much that I'm considering selling the TV and getting something else (yeah, THAT much).

Does anyone know of a firmware hack or setting that can reduce the sharpness and/or remove it altogether? If you do, please share.

And finally, how do you actually get into the service menu on these TV's?
post #21860 of 23504
Im getting a little worried. just got the 46A650 roughly a month ago and it seems like the glossy screen is popping? There are some noticeable bubbles here and there now after using the tv. Anyone else experiencing this? Any remedies?
post #21861 of 23504
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Originally Posted by Mtnmike View Post

All the firmware updates etc in the world will not correct a source problem. It's not the TV.

Yes, I definitely know this, just not sure if its the source (standard Comcast cable connected directly to the TV, no setup box) or the TV itself. This is a warranty replacement unit from Samsung and I'm about out of warranty. Would hate to get stock with a defective unit if that's the case.

If its some bug on in the TV and or 2008.9 firmware issue then I can just wait and hope for an update to fix it. If its the signal itself then I will need to investigate the strength or any potential issues with it. I get cable internet over the same wire from the same company (Comcast) and I did notice some performance issues from time to time lately on several computers. Come to think about it the intermittent off and on issue I experienced in my old LNT4661FX that triggered the replacement might have been signal issue all along

By the way if anyone wonders the A650 blows away the 61FX in terms of image quality. The SD material like DVDs looks much much better on this new unit. Took us some time to get used to the HD like quality as it looked unnatural comparing to what we were used to

Thank you
Darius
post #21862 of 23504
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Originally Posted by webdrifter View Post

I was just watching the Nascar race, and no matter what setting I used the cars seemed to have a blurred affect as they came around the curves in the distance. The picture actually just looked bad in general. This all looks crystal clear on my 6 year old Toshiba CRT. I still have standard definition tv coming into my house, and I wasn't sure how much of the problem may be cause by this. I plan on getting HDTV hooked up next week. I tried sport mode ....... AMP low, med and High, but couldn't seem to get an improvement in the blurring affect. Is this just what can be expected from an LCD compared to a CRT, or does the HDTV thing make all the difference?

Thanks.

You gotta get HD. Almost all that will go away. I pretty much refuse to watch SD since I got the same set as you.

Get your HD box, then you'll have a whole new set of problems that are attributable to LCD sets in general.

That said, you'll still love it.
post #21863 of 23504
I am about to pull the trigger on a LN52A650, but I have one question. My receiver does not have HDMI, so if i want to use HDMI with my LN52A650, I would have to run HDMI from my hd cable box and other various devices to the TV, I could then use the optical out on the TV to my receiver, correct? I have read in a few places that the optical out will only carry audio from coax/composite due to some DRM garbage. Is there any truth to that? Or will the optical out carry audio from my HDMI devices?

Thanks
post #21864 of 23504
It will carry audio out from HDMI but only 2.0
post #21865 of 23504
Stupid DRM. On the same note my cable box will not transmit optical out and HDMI at the same time, so I will be forced to use either component or upgrade my receiver.

edit: So now I need to be convinced by someone. Apparently I was wrong and I can do HDMI and optical out from my HD cable box at the same time, so help me decide. Should I get a 46/52A650 or a sharp LC52D85U/LC46D85U. Do you think the Samsungs are really worth the extra couple hundred bucks? At first I was going to get a LC52D85U, but I might go and get a 46A650 instead...because the 46" sammy is the same price as the 52" sharp, and I honestly think 52" is too big for my room. We'll be sitting at most 6-8 feet from the TV.
post #21866 of 23504
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Originally Posted by taibanl View Post

I am looking for anyone who got this TV between 24 March 2008 and 24 June 2008 and would be willing to share their receipt with me. My Credit Card offers price protection but I have to prove the TV was available for a lower price between those dates.

Thanks

I cant help you, but what card is that???
post #21867 of 23504
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Originally Posted by kidicarus7 View Post

"LA" designates the "A"ustralian model, "LN" the "N"orth American model.


I bought the LA32A650 yesterday and I like everything about the set EXCEPT the sharpness of Game Mode. I'm sensitive to input lag, so using Game Mode is a must for me. I'm hating the sharpness so much that I'm considering selling the TV and getting something else (yeah, THAT much).

Does anyone know of a firmware hack or setting that can reduce the sharpness and/or remove it altogether? If you do, please share.

And finally, how do you actually get into the service menu on these TV's?

I own a LA52A650. Purchased it new in the Philippines.

As far as I know, there is no service menu on this model. So you cant upgrade the firmware, or even check what version of the firmware is there.

Its probably my only complaint about this wonderful TV. I've often wondered if a Samsung service guy can update the firmware, but havent checked it out yet. Ive considered finding an issue that can be fixed by a firmware update, and then calling service - maybe I can talk them into upgrading my firmware.

Anyone else gone down this road?

ps Beg to differ on what the "A" means - I think it means "Asian" :-) :-) :-)
post #21868 of 23504
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Originally Posted by dutchbstrd View Post

Stupid DRM. On the same note my cable box will not transmit optical out and HDMI at the same time, so I will be forced to use either component or upgrade my receiver.

edit: So now I need to be convinced by someone. Apparently I was wrong and I can do HDMI and optical out from my HD cable box at the same time, so help me decide. Should I get a 46/52A650 or a sharp LC52D85U/LC46D85U. Do you think the Samsungs are really worth the extra couple hundred bucks? At first I was going to get a LC52D85U, but I might go and get a 46A650 instead...because the 46" sammy is the same price as the 52" sharp, and I honestly think 52" is too big for my room. We'll be sitting at most 6-8 feet from the TV.

The audio setup, using both will be fine. As to choices...Both the Sharps and Samsungs are good LCD's. I researched both before deciding on the Samsung 52A650.

I have a similar viewing setup, 8 feet or so and do not find the 52 inch too large for the room. It is for the first few minutes of viewing, but that goes away quickly and the TV looks just fine in the room. The Samsung is an outstanding choice, and there are some good deals to be found if you shop around.
post #21869 of 23504
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Originally Posted by rstand View Post

The audio setup, using both will be fine. As to choices...Both the Sharps and Samsungs are good LCD's. I researched both before deciding on the Samsung 52A650.

I have a similar viewing setup, 8 feet or so and do not find the 52 inch too large for the room. It is for the first few minutes of viewing, but that goes away quickly and the TV looks just fine in the room. The Samsung is an outstanding choice, and there are some good deals to be found if you shop around.

Yah I am probably going to go and get the 46A650, because I cannot afford at 52" nor do I think that size is justified. My current living situation will be fine for a 46" and I am still in college, so I will only be living in my next place for one yeear, and have NO idea where I'll wind up, but It will probably be some tiny ass apartment in brooklyn, so 52" might be too big next year.

Well I am about to go stimulate the economy!

edit: Well I found this site that has the TV for an amazing price. I live in NYC, so I am probably going to go down there at some point to pick it up. This is $285 cheaper than Amazon! It comes to about $1625 after tax, Newegg has it for 1699 after tax/shipping (free).
post #21870 of 23504
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Originally Posted by jwdaigle View Post

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As far as I know, there is no service menu on this model. So you cant upgrade the firmware, or even check what version of the firmware is there.
...

If you look in the Samsung firmware install instructions, on page 5 it describes how to verify your firmware version. Among the user menus, choose Setup->SW Upgrade, and the current firmware version will appear in the info at the bottom of the screen. It is the XXXX at the end of the T-AMBAUSC-XXXX string. I expect it is the same process in the Asian models.

Obviously, you don't want to download any firmware from the US site above; you would use the Asian site for the LA52A650.
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