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post #23191 of 23505
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Originally Posted by crakarjax View Post

probably not, its an older model. The C650's are the current gen, I think.

Yeah the only problem is they don't come in 52".
post #23192 of 23505
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Originally Posted by crakarjax View Post

This is a TV, not a monitor.

It's more than a TV it's a big and expensive monitor that just happen to have an TV tuner (I will never use).

There is no reason for not being able to have it shut down once it's been on No signal for say 1 2 or 4 hours.
I am much more appalled by the community's seemingly total lack of a need for this feature.

Also there so many button on the remote, I'll never use 2/3 of them, but OMG no PIP,,, How impressive, we need to hit, : Tools, down 6 time, enter, right, return , return.
I had this TV for less than a week ... these are obvious problems, I can't believe they haven't yet been addressed via a relatively simple firmware update.
post #23193 of 23505
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Originally Posted by NeuralFizz View Post

So is there anywhere to get a LN52A650 new besides Amazon marketplace or something?

LN52C530 is the only option i see now
post #23194 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Felix Lighter View Post

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Originally Posted by Sakino View Post

I was watching TV this evening and all the sudden the black colors were blue. I unplugged the TV and let it sit for awhile, but it didn't seem to fix the issue. I'm most likely out of warranty because I bought the 46A650 right when they came out (I think it has been three years now?). I attached a picture. Any suggestions? Is this TV shot? I hope not because I just started grad school and no longer have a job to buy a new tv!

Attachment 184832

I just starting having this same problem yesterday, except replace blue with red. I wonder if anything came of this?


I just wanted to come back and say my TV was repaired and it turned out to be a bad timing control chip. The repair was relatively inexpensive ($160 parts and labor). If anyone else has a similar issue, I think it's worth looking into a repair before replacing the set.
post #23195 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Transisto View Post

I searched for many hours and read this thread entirely./ nothing/
I think I am looking a : "No Signal Power Off = On " option

I am using this sceen LN37B650 as a PC Monitor for a 2nd PC , 95% of the time the sceen is to be in "No time Information... no signal"

Every cheap LCD monitor on this planet can shut down to standby mode when there is no signal.
I do not wish to have this huge remote control on my desk just to On/Off every now and then to look at the PC,,, and this "No Signal" moving around is utterly annoying and cost electricity !

Otherwise,,, With all due respect, this TV is a Joke.

then just press the power button on the tv.

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Originally Posted by Transisto View Post

It's more than a TV it's a big and expensive monitor that just happen to have an TV tuner (I will never use).

There is no reason for not being able to have it shut down once it's been on No signal for say 1 2 or 4 hours.
I am much more appalled by the community's seemingly total lack of a need for this feature.

Also there so many button on the remote, I'll never use 2/3 of them, but OMG no PIP,,, How impressive, we need to hit, : Tools, down 6 time, enter, right, return , return.
I had this TV for less than a week ... these are obvious problems, I can't believe they haven't yet been addressed via a relatively simple firmware update.

why would you buy a tv to use as a computer monitor if your never going to watch tv on it?

did you even go try one in the store before you bought it?

most people probably connect cable boxes to their tv. most of these never turn off and just put up a screen saver. so yeah this feature would be useless to 99% of users.

i'm sure if this tv's main purpose was for computers it would have a sleep function.

think about your purchasing methods man.
post #23196 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Drew5150 View Post

then just press the power button on the tv.

why would you buy a tv to use as a computer monitor if your never going to watch tv on it?

did you even go try one in the store before you bought it?

I'm sure if this tv's main purpose was for computers it would have a sleep function.

think about your purchasing methods man.

Please shut up, If it didn't came to your mind that people would plug a PC into a 37" 120hz LCD you're truly an idiot.

Whatever you think I should plug in this TV it nothing but a dumbed-down version of a computer. Hence the term ; "TV friendly "

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so yeah this feature would be useless to 99% of users.

This feature is already in the Eco Solution submenu of others Samsung TV.
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Eco Solution submenu
Energy Saving: Off
Eco sensor: On
No Signal Power Off: On
post #23197 of 23505
How do enable the LOW BLACK feature when I use my blu ray player?

I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR706 as my receiver and my blu ray player is Samsung BD-2550. I can toggle between Normal and Low when I watch cable or playing xbox but when i switch to my blu ray player this feature is greyed out on "Normal"

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
post #23198 of 23505
Hello. I have the Sammy LN46a650 set now. But I had to place it in a hutch. The problem, the stand that comes with the set does not tilt down-fixed in the horizontal position. I'm looking for a good but inexpensive stand that will attach to the tv just like the stand that comes with the set except it needs to pivot up/down (preferably, one that is also height adjustable). I can not install a wall mounted stand/bracket where the tv is at this time so it needs to be able to be hooked to the tv like the manufacturers stand does now and stand in the hutch on its own base!

I would appreciate any suggestions about models or manufacturers...

Thanks for any help offered.

Bob.
post #23199 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

How do enable the LOW BLACK feature when I use my blu ray player?

I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR706 as my receiver and my blu ray player is Samsung BD-2550. I can toggle between Normal and Low when I watch cable or playing xbox but when i switch to my blu ray player this feature is greyed out on "Normal"

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Anybody?
post #23200 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

Anybody?

try playing around with your source names, and the output format of your blu-ray player.
post #23201 of 23505
Checking in with the resolution to my powercycling / repeatedly on-off with clicking issue. I know this is a common issue in this range of TVs, so here's my story. I'm sure this has been covered in 700+ pages of this thread, but here's some reassurance.

Started on Saturday. Click on - chime - click off - click on - chime - click off for fifteen minutes. Eventually the TV came on. Upgraded the firmware as some suggested. The TV reset and turned right back on, so I took that as a good sign. Turned the TV off that night.

Sunday morning, the same powercycling problem occurred. This time it took 45 minutes for the TV to come on. So I left the TV on for three days as I took to the internet and read all about the capacitor issues on this and other sites.

Monday called in to Samsung for service. The TV (purchased in June 2008) was out of warranty, but they gave me a ticket number and suggested a repair service.

This morning, the TV wouldn't turn on at all. Powercycled for two hours. Gave up on it and called the TV repair service Samsung suggested.

The tech arrived, looked at the TV, and asked two questions: "It doesn't turn on?" and "It clicks?" That was enough to diagnose the powercycling problem. Sure enough, he opened the TV and saw the two capacitors were out.

He said his shop fixes this particular problem 30 to 40 times a week, and 99% of the repairs to this TV is the capacitor issue. In fact, this happens so frequently Samsung offers a free one-time repair of this exact problem, out of warranty or not.

He said, Call up Samsung right now. Tell them I'm here, tell them it's the capacitors. I did just that. Saumsung customer service answered within five minutes, had my ticket number and information. I relayed the information about the capacitors, and they immediately had a response. They said the fix was free and issued my a new ticket number.

My tech fixed the TV within twenty minutes. I gave him the new ticket number and there was no charge. No $95 diagnosis fee for showing up, no nothing. The TV was fixed and the tech was gone without any hassle.

Hope this helps someone else out there. When this happened on Saturday, the wife and I were freaking out about the repair fees, learning how to solder, class-action lawsuits and all the other stuff Googling leads you to.
post #23202 of 23505
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Originally Posted by PittHound View Post

Hope this helps someone else out there. When this happened on Saturday, the wife and I were freaking out about the repair fees, learning how to solder, class-action lawsuits and all the other stuff Googling leads you to.

Samsung support has been awesome, I must say. The only reason I have the 650 is because I had issues with my 550 and they upgraded me for free! Of course, they are probably only fixing it for free to cover their rears, but at least they have the foresight to do so.
post #23203 of 23505
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Originally Posted by perritterd View Post

Hello. I have the Sammy LN46a650 set now. But I had to place it in a hutch. The problem, the stand that comes with the set does not tilt down-fixed in the horizontal position. I'm looking for a good but inexpensive stand that will attach to the tv just like the stand that comes with the set except it needs to pivot up/down (preferably, one that is also height adjustable). I can not install a wall mounted stand/bracket where the tv is at this time so it needs to be able to be hooked to the tv like the manufacturers stand does now and stand in the hutch on its own base!

I would appreciate any suggestions about models or manufacturers...

Thanks for any help offered.

Bob.


Anyone? Any suggestions???...pleaseeeeee
post #23204 of 23505
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Originally Posted by PittHound View Post

Checking in with the resolution to my powercycling / repeatedly on-off with clicking issue. I know this is a common issue in this range of TVs, so here's my story. I'm sure this has been covered in 700+ pages of this thread, but here's some reassurance.

...

Hope this helps someone else out there. When this happened on Saturday, the wife and I were freaking out about the repair fees, learning how to solder, class-action lawsuits and all the other stuff Googling leads you to.

Thank you VERY much for this info!

My TV (model LNT-5271f) just started doing the clicking thing a week ago. Bought the TV just about three years back. Will definitely give Samsung a holler.

Now I'm trying to resolve the issue of stuttering/juddering on panning scenes, similar to that mentioned by crakarjax. It's apparent on scrolling news tickers, too. And VERY evident when playing Rock Band 3. Anyone else experience the same?
post #23205 of 23505
Mine also does the "juddering"...apparently it has something to do with the HDMI inputs. I am going to have to try one of the others and see if its any worse/better. The only issue with this is that I have to copy all of my settings over to a different input, but hopefully there is a positive difference.
post #23206 of 23505
I have mine on HDMI2 and have juddering. One of the worst instances I have seen is the very beginning of the movie "Appleseed" on Netflix instant via PS3. There is a long pan in the beginning and the judder is ridiculous. I thought HDMI2 was the one to use but if not let us know!
post #23207 of 23505
I have it on HDMI1 now. What I need to do is find a good scene in a movie or show to use to test...then switch the inputs.
post #23208 of 23505
Like I said, appleseed via netflix streaming through a PS3 would be a good test IMO because I saw so much judder, but it could be the source. I'm not sure how to tell if its the source or the display. I would have thought that AMP would smoothe it out but no such luck.
post #23209 of 23505
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Originally Posted by mclamais View Post

Does anyone know if the LN52A650 passes digital audio to it toslink out when the audio source comes from a component like a Blu-ray? The blu-ray is connected to the LCD by HDMI.

HDMI in to TV will pass as 2 channel out the optical on LNxxA650 series as well as the LNxxC650 series.
post #23210 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

How do enable the LOW BLACK feature when I use my blu ray player?

I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR706 as my receiver and my blu ray player is Samsung BD-2550. I can toggle between Normal and Low when I watch cable or playing xbox but when i switch to my blu ray player this feature is greyed out on "Normal"

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Anybody?
post #23211 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post
Anybody?
If it's grayed out, it isn't available. And you don't need it. Some settings aren't possible in some modes, and it's source-dependent.

We covered all this in the 650 Calibration thread a couple of years ago. You might try there to get some more info.
post #23212 of 23505
is there anyway to keep the info bar from popping up every time my receiver switches it's source? i only use hdmi on my tv cause all my components are funneled through my a/v receiver. whenever i change the source input on my receiver the info display on the tv pops up which is annoying cause it adds a few extra seconds of black screen. is there any way to disable it since i only use the one input?
post #23213 of 23505
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Originally Posted by RangersFan View Post

is there anyway to keep the info bar from popping up every time my receiver switches it's source? i only use hdmi on my tv cause all my components are funneled through my a/v receiver. whenever i change the source input on my receiver the info display on the tv pops up which is annoying cause it adds a few extra seconds of black screen. is there any way to disable it since i only use the one input?

No there is not, it does that so it shows what resolution is coming into the TV, and especially if it changes. I like it because it'll show me when a movie is done at 24fps and also to see what resolution my game is at.
post #23214 of 23505
Hi All,

I just picked up a used LN40A650 and I am having a weird problem with it. Every 20 or 30 minutes the picture settings reset to the default Dynamic with "10" backlighting and the other eye-straining settings. Any idea what causes this and how to fix it? I read about firmware updates so I downloaded them from Samsung and it tells me that I'll "updating" firmware 2008.9 to 2007, which I obviously choose not to do. I also turned the TV off and did the Mute -> 182 -> Power to reset to factory settings.

Any help would be great!
post #23215 of 23505
Sounds like you've turned on store demo mode.

From page 13 of the user manual:

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If the unit is accidentally set to “Store Demo” mode and you want to return to “Home Use” (Standard): Press the Volume button on the TV. When the volume OSD is displayed, press and hold the MENU button on the TV for 5 seconds.
post #23216 of 23505
Hm, I certainly didn't enable store demo mode but the guy I bought it from could have somehow. I did a factory reset on it last night and all appears to be well now. The settings have remained since. I appreciate the quick response!

As an aside, is the 2008.9 firmware the latest?
post #23217 of 23505
Does anyone have the cnet settings? It seems like they are not posted anymore on cnet.com

thanks
post #23218 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Scag2 View Post

Does anyone have the cnet settings? It seems like they are not posted anymore on cnet.com

thanks

Found them

-Picture menu

Mode: Movie

Backlight: 3

Contrast: 93

Brightness: 44

Sharpness: 0

Color: 52

Tint: G50/R50



Detailed settings submenu

Black adjust: Off

Dynamic contrast: Off

Gamma: +3

Color space: Auto

Flesh tone: 0

Edge enhancement: Off

xvYCC: Off



White balance submenu

R-Offset: 25

G-Offset: 26

B-Offset: 25

R-Gain: 24

G-Gain: 23

B-Gain: 14



Picture options submenu

Color tone: Warm2

Size: Just Scan

Digital NR: Off

DNIe: [grayed out]

HDMI black level: [grayed out]

Film mode: [grayed out]

Blue only mode: Off

Auto motion plus 120Hz: Off



--Setup menu

Entertainment: Off

Energy saving: Off
post #23219 of 23505
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Originally Posted by fligi7 View Post

Hm, I certainly didn't enable store demo mode but the guy I bought it from could have somehow. I did a factory reset on it last night and all appears to be well now. The settings have remained since. I appreciate the quick response!

As an aside, is the 2008.9 firmware the latest?

Anyone have he link for the latest firmware?
post #23220 of 23505
I have an LN46A650, and I got it in October 2008. It's been running QUITE nicely since then. Until relatively recently when I started having an odd rebooting issue. Here's my setup, including everything that's being input to it:
  1. The TV, obviously. Not hooked up to any external speakers or amps or anything.
  2. Time Warner Cable TV service through a TiVo HD. Connected to TV via HDMI 1 port
  3. Xbox 360. Connected through HDMI 2 port.
  4. Playstation 3. Connected through HDMI3 port.
  5. Wii. Connected through component ports on back of TV
That's it. While the 360 can do DVD playback, it's noisy as hell, so I use the PS3 as the primary DVD/Blu-Ray playback machine. A few weeks ago, my daughter was watching a DVD she got for Christmas through the PS3, and the TV apparently made this screeching sound, the screen went green, and the TV "rebooted" itself. It came back on, went to the same input, and the movie was still playing.

I didn't think much of it at the time, thought it was a fluke, until a week ago the same thing happened - this time I did witness it. I didn't see green screen before the reboot, but the sound disappeared, and then the TV rebooted itself. It let it go, and the same thing happened again.

Now, inbetween that first try and the second reported incident here, I replaced the PS3. The model from a few weeks ago was one of the earlier "fat" PS3 models, and it was replaced with a current PS3 Slim model. Also at the same time, I changed the HDMI cable, but it's still plugged into the same port (the old cable was a Belkin something or other, the new one is an AmazonBasics cable).

My wife theorized that it was some "cheap DVD" issue - the DVD's in question were shovelware DVD's from Walmart with Barbie movies on them or whatnot. I thought that was irrelevant, since the DVD ITSELF shouldn't be the cause of that.

Then last night I had it happen again while I was watching TV, but via TV from the TiVo. My initial thought was perhaps something was being sent from the PS3 to the TV which caused it to freak out and reboot. But then when it also happend from a different source on a different port, I don't know.

I'm at a bit of a loss to explain this. I tried last night to see if there was a newer update for my TV's rom, but Toshiba has rearranged their site so much, I honestly couldn't tell what the current revision is. Below is a picture of what I currently have on my TV in that regard:



Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: After reading some of this thread, it doesn't sound like the "clicking" problem I'm seeing. It's happened now a total of three times over the span of a few weeks, and two of them happened within five minutes of each other (the second time). But I'm not 100% sure of what the "clicking problem" is, either.
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