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post #5131 of 23505
I have pulled the trigger and went ahead and bought the 40" I wanted the 46 but this is for my bedroom and the extra viewing are is not needed. The price on amazon dropped considerably from yesterday and I just couldnt pass it up. Now the worst part...the waiting game!
post #5132 of 23505
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Originally Posted by dmcfan View Post

Well I have always thought that if you pay the pizza guy for delivering a small light weight pizza, which you pay delivery for, then why not tip the guys that brought in your 70 lbs tv?

You tip the pizza guys because they live off there tips, sort of like a waitress (their hourly rate is usually less then minimum wage).
The people bringing you your tv do not live off tips and get paid a much more, especially if they drive a truck. Do you tip UPS, FED EX, DHL, the Mail man etc etc lol? Your a nice guy if you do tho.
post #5133 of 23505
If you want to look at the tv to make sure the tv is not damaged you may want to tip them to wait a few minutes, otherwise its your call. Or perhaps if you need them to take it up a flight of stairs. Not sure what the delivery terms are, if they will do that.
post #5134 of 23505
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Originally Posted by lotohnz View Post

Wow, I didn't know IR was still that big a problem on the newer plasmas.

It's not necessarily IR being the problem, it's that the TV dictates your viewing habits instead of the other way around. You have to be aware of what's you're watching, like limiting side bars, not leaving static images on for a period of time, etc. The TV is meant to be enjoyed, not treated like a ticking time bomb.
post #5135 of 23505
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Originally Posted by studdad View Post

If it was 2 years ago, then they are not 1.3a. The ones I bought were from Ram Electronics (one of the sponsors above). They are HDMI 1.3a/b certified category 2 with silver plating. You can get the same thing a little cheaper from Monoprice I think. I went with Ram because Monoprice was out of stock and I wanted to try something different anyway (have always purchased from either Monoprice or BJC). Anyway, I am happy with them. I am probably just imagining things, but they seemed to make AMP stronger than my 1.2a cables, as if the passed the signal better. But, like I said, it was probably just my imagination. Didn't seem to do much in regards to the AMP issues.

I'm looking at some on monoprice right now. They are on the first page in the featured savings section, 3rd box down. They are $8.02 originally $51.80. Sounds to good to be true. I am not familiar with this site, what would the best possible HDMI cables be, and would the ones i'm looking at qualify as being some of the best on the site?
post #5136 of 23505
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Originally Posted by wtfer View Post

Just wondering, to people who had their TV delivered, how much did you tip the the people who brought the TV?
I'm wondering if they can deliver my set upstairs.


If your purchase is from Amazon, the "White Glove" delivery contract states that they will deliver the TV to the ground floor and unpack it. If they take it upstairs for you, I would think a tip would be appropriate.
post #5137 of 23505
The only tip I got when I brought my TV upstairs was from my wife telling me not to rub the box against the newly painted walls....

The 40" TV is fairly light even for just one person. I managed to carry it up while still in the box; thanks to the hand holds. I just couldn't wait another day for a neighbor to help me and my wife is 7 months pregnant so she's not much help.
post #5138 of 23505
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Originally Posted by metal83 View Post

I'm looking at some on monoprice right now. They are on the first page in the featured savings section, 3rd box down. They are $8.02 originally $51.80. Sounds to good to be true. I am not familiar with this site, what would the best possible HDMI cables be, and would the ones i'm looking at qualify as being some of the best on the site?

I ordered monoprice product #3992 based upon numerous recommendations from AVS Forum members. The cables are high quality, HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Certified Cable 28AWG - 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated Connectors) - BLACK.
post #5139 of 23505
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Originally Posted by ATC1 View Post

I ordered monoprice product #3992 based upon numerous recommendations from AVS Forum members. The cables are high quality, HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Certified Cable 28AWG - 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated Connectors) - BLACK.

I'm looking at these right now.
HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Certified CL2 Rated (In-Wall Installation) Cable (24AWG) w/ Net Jacket - 6ft (Gold Plated Connectors) #3661

But the ones you just mentioned are a little cheaper, so i guess i'll just have to pick. I like 24AWG ones since they are thicker, All tho the ones i have now are thick and not to flexible so maybe thats not such a good thing.
post #5140 of 23505
What are the difference between this serie and the 750 one ?


I currently have a 42 " samsung dlp HRL4264 would talking a 40 " would it be noticeable ?
post #5141 of 23505
hey, is it worth paying for a isf calibration person or should i just get one of those calibration dvds? if the latter, which one do you guys recommend?
post #5142 of 23505
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Originally Posted by caa100 View Post

1. The fan question has been asked already. SeanM5 and _Tool_ have said they cannot hear it.

The fan _may_ be quiet, but it cannot be totally silent. And who knows how loud it will get when it's clogged with dust.

It was totally lame for Samsung to use a fan...
post #5143 of 23505
Anyone notice faint random stuttering with amp? usually transition shots or panning. Its super faint and looks like its dropping frames so slightly...
post #5144 of 23505
Buydig dot com has the 52a for twenty six ninety three.
Has to be a catch...
Anyone order theirs from there?
post #5145 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Tayja View Post

Buydig dot com has the 52a for twenty six ninety three.
Has to be a catch...
Anyone order theirs from there?

yeah, they are legit. Check out resellerratings.com . They have ratings of almost every online company.

I bought 2 lenses and a nikon D80 from them (real USA models, none of that bait and switch crap from "other" online stores) . Shipping was free and faster than expected. Very professional on the phone as well. I feel comfortable buying/spending over 2K with them.

EDIT: this topic came up maybe 20 pages ago. Others state they have ordered there and have been satisfied. Some go with "big river" because of their price matching policy. If they change the price within X amount of days, amazon will give you a refund of the price difference. So, if buydig is REALLY CHEAP, go for it. OTherwise, amazon sounds like a good one too.
post #5146 of 23505
Check out BuyDig return policy. You can return a defective set but you have to pay shipping back to them. Amazon will swap sets for free (as long as it is defective).
post #5147 of 23505
My LN52A650 will arrive tomorrow.
Could anyone instruct me how to systematically inspect the dead pixels on this set?

Thanks
post #5148 of 23505
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Originally Posted by neo1022 View Post

The fan _may_ be quiet, but it cannot be totally silent. And who knows how loud it will get when it's clogged with dust.

It was totally lame for Samsung to use a fan...


Ack.. groan.
post #5149 of 23505
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Originally Posted by wtfer View Post

Just wondering, to people who had their TV delivered, how much did you tip the the people who brought the TV?
I'm wondering if they can deliver my set upstairs.

I tipped $20. According to Amazon the White Glove delivery is supposed to be to the first floor. I asked them to go to the second floor so I gave them extra. Normally for a delivery like that I would go with a $10.
post #5150 of 23505
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Originally Posted by shoeless1107 View Post

My LN52A650 will arrive tomorrow.
Could anyone instruct me how to systematically inspect the dead pixels on this set?

Thanks

If you can hook your laptop to the TV there is freeware on the web that will cycle through the primary colors. There may be DVDs, too. Other than that, if you can't see'em don't worry about'em...
post #5151 of 23505
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Originally Posted by neo1022 View Post

The fan _may_ be quiet, but it cannot be totally silent. And who knows how loud it will get when it's clogged with dust.

It was totally lame for Samsung to use a fan...

I am on record as agreeing with the lameness of the fan, but I just love the compactness of the 40" model and the Big River price, so...

Some people earlier suggested that you can turn off the fan in the settings.
Any of you 40" owners out there:
Can you confirm with 1003.M that you can TURN OFF the fan, and if so, have you noticed any problems after turning off the fan that might suggest overheating?

If the fan is truly inaudible when new, how can one tell if you turn it off in the software that it is actually off, or is its inaudibility just a sign that it is in fact off to begin with?
post #5152 of 23505
So I go into my local Circuit City today to look at the 650's that they recently got in and what do I see? a 52" 750 series. Are those supposed to even be out yet? The guys working there said they had just unpacked it today and only one was on the show floor. Just thought I would mention that as I don't see a xx750 owner's thread up yet. Also I am looking at getting a 40" 650. 2 quick questions. I probably only need a 40" but I can afford a 46, so should i go with what i need or get the biggest i can afford. #2 Basically i am gonna be using this tv primarily for video games, Gears of War. Right now i have a LG32LX1D. Is this the tv i want or maybe should i wait for something else, im starting to get antsy. (p.s. I try my hardest to keep up with this thread but its a beast.)
Thanks for any help guys, I'll go take pictures of the 750 if you want. And if they are already out in stores then i'm a total moron but i havent heard a thing about them.
post #5153 of 23505
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Originally Posted by J Mac 88m View Post

So I go into my local Circuit City today to look at the 650's that they recently got in and what do I see? a 52" 750 series. Are those supposed to even be out yet? The guys working there said they had just unpacked it today and only one was on the show floor. Just thought I would mention that as I don't see a xx750 owner's thread up yet. Also I am looking at getting a 40" 650. 2 quick questions. I probably only need a 40" but I can afford a 46, so should i go with what i need or get the biggest i can afford. #2 Basically i am gonna be using this tv primarily for video games, Gears of War. Right now i have a LG32LX1D. Is this the tv i want or maybe should i wait for something else, im starting to get antsy. (p.s. I try my hardest to keep up with this thread but its a beast.)
Thanks for any help guys, I'll go take pictures of the 750 if you want. And if they are already out in stores then i'm a total moron but i havent heard a thing about them.

Yeah, the manager at my local CC mentioned a couple days ago that they were coming in any day. This is good news because maybe the next batch of 650's will have the newest FW preloaded. Supposedly the 650's are on temporary hiatus while the 750's roll out.
Get the 46" 650 series. If you play any DVD's the 40" will look even smaller.
post #5154 of 23505
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Originally Posted by J Mac 88m View Post

So I go into my local Circuit City today to look at the 650's that they recently got in and what do I see? a 52" 750 series. Are those supposed to even be out yet? The guys working there said they had just unpacked it today and only one was on the show floor. Just thought I would mention that as I don't see a xx750 owner's thread up yet. Also I am looking at getting a 40" 650. 2 quick questions. I probably only need a 40" but I can afford a 46, so should i go with what i need or get the biggest i can afford. #2 Basically i am gonna be using this tv primarily for video games, Gears of War. Right now i have a LG32LX1D. Is this the tv i want or maybe should i wait for something else, im starting to get antsy. (p.s. I try my hardest to keep up with this thread but its a beast.)
Thanks for any help guys, I'll go take pictures of the 750 if you want. And if they are already out in stores then i'm a total moron but i havent heard a thing about them.

Unfortunately, CC doesn't show any in stock near me. I'm curious about the bezel, is it much different from the 650? Sammy's site shows the TOC going completely around the bezel -- or at least more pronounced on the sides. I would have thought they would use the same as the 650, but not sure that's the case.
post #5155 of 23505
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Yeah, the manager at my local CC mentioned a couple days ago that they were coming in any day. This is good news because maybe the next batch of 650's will have the newest FW preloaded. Supposedly the 650's are on temporary hiatus while the 750's roll out.
Get the 46" 650 series. If you play any DVD's the 40" will look even smaller.

Sounds like a good way to control supply and demand, especially if the 650 reviews are as good as we all hope.
post #5156 of 23505
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Originally Posted by loganharpdawg View Post

I have been thinking about my install as well. I am debating between a low-profile wall mount or one that can tilt. The low profile mount makes the tv 1 1/4 inches off the wall where the tilting one is 4 inches off the wall.

How far does your tv hang off the wall?

Thanks for the pics, this really should help me in deciding what to do.

With the Sanus VMPL250B low profile mount there's 1 3/4" clearance behind the TV. In order for this mount to attach to the TV properly I had to use the spacers Sanus provided, this increased the clearance from 1 1/4" to 1 3/4". There's slightly more space available where the connection panel is as it's recessed into the TV. In terms of ease of install and connecting wires in the future, having 4" clearance would be great. I connected all the A/V cables I anticipate needing as it would be a major job to install new wires.

FYI - my setup took me approx 15 hours of planning, install, and clean-up. This included wall mounting, running cables through the wall and across several studs, and relocating a power outlet (+ numerous trips to Home Depot).
post #5157 of 23505
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Originally Posted by metal83 View Post

I'm looking at some on monoprice right now. They are on the first page in the featured savings section, 3rd box down. They are $8.02 originally $51.80. Sounds to good to be true. I am not familiar with this site, what would the best possible HDMI cables be, and would the ones i'm looking at qualify as being some of the best on the site?

Get the ones with silver. They are the best they offer.
post #5158 of 23505
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Originally Posted by JJC23 View Post

With the Sanus VMPL250B low profile mount there's 1 3/4" clearance behind the TV. In order for this mount to attach to the TV properly I had to use the spacers Sanus provided, this increased the clearance from 1 1/4" to 1 3/4". There's slightly more space available where the connection panel is as it's recessed into the TV. In terms of ease of install and connecting wires in the future, having 4" clearance would be great. I connected all the A/V cables I anticipate needing as it would be a major job to install new wires.

FYI - my setup took me approx 15 hours of planning, install, and clean-up. This included wall mounting, running cables through the wall and across several studs, and relocating a power outlet (+ numerous trips to Home Depot).

thanks for the info.

I plan running 3 hdmi sources to the TV, maybe one component (thought about an hdmi switch, but not too sure if I'll go that route). I also plan running all of my surround sound wires behind the wall. I figure, if I am at it, i might as well do it all. 15 hours... sounds like you did it relatively quick. I used to install direct tv and dish network over the summers during college so i have an idea of what i'll run into. Your install looks really good. Did you get everything from monoprice.com??
post #5159 of 23505
Can someone please walk me through the setup of the SM for upping the AMP on the new FW?
Thank you,
Giles
post #5160 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Rugged1 View Post

The only tip I got when I brought my TV upstairs was from my wife telling me not to rub the box against the newly painted walls....

The 40" TV is fairly light even for just one person. I managed to carry it up while still in the box; thanks to the hand holds. I just couldn't wait another day for a neighbor to help me and my wife is 7 months pregnant so she's not much help.

LOL Now , now, lets don't blame the poor wife for not being helpful, sounds like to me it's your fault in the first place she can't help with the moving. Just kidding of course - lol
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