Originally Posted by Ready2Mosh
Wow dude, sorry for your issues. Hopefully soon you'll have this beautiful beast in your house and this will all be a bad memory.
Originally Posted by marlon71usa
Wow... That is crazy. Here it is and now we're taking it back. I probably would have been so teed off that I would have tricked them into waiting in the truck by saying I had to call my lawyer. Then I would have not let them back in...
Thanks guys, I ended up making a lot of phone calls to CEVA and Ark-La-Tex and finally got it straightened out. The issue happened when KW sub-contracted CEVA and messed up the paperwork. When Samsung called today CEVA okayed it at their national office, but never called the Dallas office to tell them. When I called they checked in with the LA office and then approved Ark-La-Tex to do the dropoff. The guys then stopped by a little after 6PM to drop off the box.
When they went to pull it off the truck I told them I wasn't sure if I should accept it as the box had been opened...
Interestingly, when they came back to get it, I immediately called my contact at Samsung, and she was mad
. I called her back later to tell her I found out where it went wrong and that it should be coming and she apologized for like 5 minutes and made me promise to call back on Monday whether I received it or not.
Originally Posted by darrix
TwonkyMedia that the A750 seems to work. However, I have quite a few vids that require transcoding and so far only Mediatomb can do for now.
darrix, did you get any videos to work with Twonky? If you did what setting did you have in the Twonky client configuration screen? Mine comes up as 'Generic DLNA 1.5' and no videos I've tried so far work. I put one of those same videos on a USB drive and the TV played it for a few minutes just fine.
Unfortunately I have no AC3 encoded Divx/MP4 files, so I'm transcoding 'Cars' as we speak, will be done to late to deal with tonight though. I'm doing it H.264/AC3.
The only videos I've gotten to play via DLNA are off my Canon SD600 camera. I have a couple of other h.264 videos that use stereo AAC as the audio (from the camera originally, but edited in iMovie '08 for Youtube upload), and the video plays, but it says unsupported audio and of course the movie's are silent.
For quick and dirty sake I plugged in kjgarrison's settings from his 'Run 5' in the calibration thread. We watched a bit of TV via our DirecTV HR21 and 'Bee Movie' off the Oppo 980, and both looked pretty darn good. Tomorrow night my wife will be out of town to watch the taping of the Miss Louisiana contest, so I might spend some time doing some hand calibration, or at least some cross checking, to see what I come up with. I also plan on playing with zerog6's latest settings also.
But this TV is very nice. The glossy is mostly not an issue at all. I have a lamp directly across the room from the TV and at the right angle when there is a dark spot on the screen it does become a problem, but we will find a solution to that. The other lamps, and earlier the windows, are not an issue when there is actual content on the screen.
Halo effect - I noticed it a little bit when I really looked for it, but in our room, with our setup and lighting it is a complete non-issue. Of course we never watch in complete darkness, but I even tested for that and it didn't bother me. Interestingly I noticed where there was shadow much more than where there was light being halo'd.
AMP seems much better over the xx69 series. I can't necessarily say it is perfect, but I couldn't stand it on movies before, and I left it on Low tonight and was pretty happy. Although I think on TV if you have both Movie Mode and AMP on Low it gets a little 'over smooth' but I'll have to watch more and find out. I came to this decision watching Torchwood as shown on HD Net. Of course I don't know if it is from film, but when watching it before it had a film kind of feel to the image. But it definitely had that 'too smooth' thing going on while BSG and some SD stuff did not.
Oh, and the included stuff like the games and activities. Wow...
That's all I'm going to say about that.
So I'm going to go off and sleep now, and hopefully not have dreams of mean trucking people showing up to take my TV away again...