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post #3061 of 12492
Hey guys, I am about to buy my LN52A750 in around 4 weeks. Has there been a calibration thread for this tv? If there is, has anyone heard of Zerog, I hear he used calibration equipment and was kind enough to tell us his settings. Thanks.
post #3062 of 12492
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Originally Posted by DesertDog View Post

Thanks everyone for the great info in this thread. I pulled the trigger on a 40" 750 Tuesday night from Amazon. CEVA has a July 1st estimate on delivery. I can't wait to get it. I'm upgrading from an old TV so it's going to be a huge quality jump for me.

Mac users interested in the DLNA support on the 7 series please send me a PM knowing who you are. I plan on adding support to Rivet for it (right now it's xbox 360 only) and could use a couple beta testers once I get it working.

Just curious where do you live? I ordered mine on Monday, and it is arriving at my house today at 9am-1pm. I live in Tracy CA
post #3063 of 12492
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Originally Posted by mistertwoturbo View Post

Just curious where do you live? I ordered mine on Monday, and it is arriving at my house today at 9am-1pm. I live in Tracy CA

Lucky you. I wish I'd have mine for the weekend. I'm in Phoenix. The order wasn't placed until about 11 PM Tuesday night, so really Wednesday morning for amazon. It shipped that day is is scheduled for next Tuesday, so it's the same number of business days as you.

BTW, check your pricing on it. I jumped on it when I did on Tuesday because it was showing up about $70 cheaper then it was on Monday night.
post #3064 of 12492
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Originally Posted by mcdon283 View Post

Hey guys, I am about to buy my LN52A750 in around 4 weeks. Has there been a calibration thread for this tv? If there is, has anyone heard of Zerog, I hear he used calibration equipment and was kind enough to tell us his settings. Thanks.

Hi, mcdon283:

Here's the link to the calibration thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=13824500

zerog6 has numerous posts in this thread. You can find them by ckicking "Search this Thread" and then "Advanced Search."

Hope this helps.

OldAKGuy
post #3065 of 12492
My apologies if this has already been posted but here's CNET's review,

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-32815271.html

Interesting that they mention the halo effect,

"clear plastic layer on frame conducts distracting light"

The rest of the review is generally pretty positive.
post #3066 of 12492
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Originally Posted by KeanosMagicHat View Post

My apologies if this has already been posted but here's CNET's review,

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-32815271.html

Interesting that they mention the halo effect,

"clear plastic layer on frame conducts distracting light"

The rest of the review is generally pretty positive.

Cnet likes the A650 more, mostly due to the fact that when they reviewed the A750 it was $600 more than the A650, now it's closing in on $150ish range difference so I'm sure if they took that in to thought, the A750 maybe would have gotten an 8.1 or a matching 8.0 to the A650.
post #3067 of 12492
Question--

I've streamed a movie (video portion) from both a PC server and a 1TB Lacie ethernet drive successfully but for some reason the sound is not coming through. Any ideas? i am using CAT 5e while waiting for the rest of the CAT6cables but I can't believe that's the issue. I've also streamed Music and Photos so it's not just a matter of TV sound being off. Any help from the DLNA/W.Link experts would be a great help. Thanks.
post #3068 of 12492
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Originally Posted by RevToTheRedline View Post

Cnet likes the A650 more, mostly due to the fact that when they reviewed the A750 it was $600 more than the A650, now it's closing in on $150ish range difference so I'm sure if they took that in to thought, the A750 maybe would have gotten an 8.1 or a matching 8.0 to the A650.

Yeah, I'm not letting that review scare me, I'm still waiting to see what he says in a video review, which probably may be next week, knowing their history. Hopefully he can explain the DLNA feature pretty well in that video when he does film it. After all, if DK would've visited Amazon lately, he definitely would have changed his tune on this set in a heartbeat.

Oops, my bad, you said it best.
post #3069 of 12492
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Originally Posted by DesertDog View Post

Lucky you. I wish I'd have mine for the weekend. I'm in Phoenix. The order wasn't placed until about 11 PM Tuesday night, so really Wednesday morning for amazon. It shipped that day is is scheduled for next Tuesday, so it's the same number of business days as you.

BTW, check your pricing on it. I jumped on it when I did on Tuesday because it was showing up about $70 cheaper then it was on Monday night.

Ah yes, I just checked and it went down $12 than what I bought it for. No biggie, but thanks for the heads up!

Cant wait to get that baby and start calibrating lol
post #3070 of 12492
Pro review: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/t...-quality-setup
post #3071 of 12492
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Originally Posted by DesertDog View Post

Thanks everyone for the great info in this thread. I pulled the trigger on a 40" 750 Tuesday night from Amazon. CEVA has a July 1st estimate on delivery. I can't wait to get it. I'm upgrading from an old TV so it's going to be a huge quality jump for me.

Mac users interested in the DLNA support on the 7 series please send me a PM knowing who you are. I plan on adding support to Rivet for it (right now it's xbox 360 only) and could use a couple beta testers once I get it working.

Even though I don't own a Mac that is awesome man. Any hope of you working on a windows based DLNA client? I know 2 totally different programming skills required but am curious.

Thanks in advance,
Mosh~~
post #3072 of 12492
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Originally Posted by curls View Post

Pro review: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/t...-quality-setup

Now these guys did not do the same tests as CNet, but say it properly deinterlaces film at 1080i. In fact, they think the film mode is so good, they suggest that you set your players to 1080i instead of 1080p.

Here is what I think:
  • Take the audioholics review
  • Combine it with the inconsistencies in CNet reviews (see this post.)
  • And the fact that CNet does not seem to know the difference between 2:3 pulldown and reverse 2:3 pulldown
And I think you wind up with good reason to disregard CNet awarding a fail to the 1080i film resolution test. My guess is that they forgot to turn Film Mode to Auto.

EDIT: More back up from this theory comes from PCMag (see this post.)

Has anyone here tried the HQV 1080i film mode resolution test (or similar?) I do not have Blu-Ray, so have only been able to test at 480i.
post #3073 of 12492
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Originally Posted by hypertrophy View Post

If i were you, and are still within the 30 day return period, i would go that route instead. Not all samsung tech subcontractors are the same, but the one the company sent out to "repair" my replaced 71f didnt give a crap about my set. He was under a time constraint, and cared little about stripping screws. He used the power drill as though he was working for a race car team in the pit lane. Because he was not careful the first go around, he ended up removing the back panel and main board several times.

I just could not look at the set the same after it had been raped to such an extent. Luckily, the set has been replaced.

I know what you are saying. Believe me, we thought long and hard about this.

But we seem to have a perfect panel (and I am the type who would be bothered by minor clouding). If we sent it back, who knows what our next set would be like.

So I talked to Samsung about it, and checked out the company they are sending over to do the repairs. I am satisfied they know what they are doing, and will be there to make sure they don't scratch things up.
post #3074 of 12492
For those of you with the Wii, does the sensor mount OK to the top of this bezel?
post #3075 of 12492
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Originally Posted by maybein08 View Post

For those of you with the Wii, does the sensor mount OK to the top of this bezel?

I dont think that would work. The bezel is too thin, plus it would look real bad.
I have the sensor on the TV stand immediately in front of the base of the 750. You might be able to mount it directly on the base, but it would probably look bad.
post #3076 of 12492
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Originally Posted by maybein08 View Post

For those of you with the Wii, does the sensor mount OK to the top of this bezel?

The Wii sensor bar blends nicely with the base, I have mine right below the screen on the rectangular base, works very well and is hardly noticable. Now if you are going to wall mount it then you might need to figure something else out.

Mosh~~
post #3077 of 12492
Thanks Chris and Mosh. After some further research on the Wii chat site most recommend the bottom location for the sensor anyways. Can't wait to get my 52" toy in a few weeks. Waiting until I'm back from vacation to order from BR.
post #3078 of 12492
Missed this on my first read-through:

The PC Mag review uses the same HQV benchmarks as CNet.

While CNet failed the 750 on the 1080i film resolution test, PC Mag says:

Quote:


By default, the TV's film-mode detection is disabled, and enabling it helped the set to properly and quickly detect 24p-sourced material (most films and digital cinema). This feature also reduced some slight line flicker and moiré artifacts that were most noticeable in panning shots. In fact, the LN52A750 delivered one of the highest scores on the HQV Benchmark test DVD I've recorded to date

The Audioholics review also said it does well in this configuration.

I am more convinced than ever that CNet forgot to set Film Mode to Auto.
post #3079 of 12492
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Originally Posted by curls View Post

Pro review: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/t...-quality-setup

Nice read, thanks for the link. Funny how the reviews hate the remote wheel too, what was Samsung thinking. He mentions the menu slowness that others have reported on here. I remind you that the slowness is caused by the stupid wheel, if you turn it a little it takes a second to register, the wheel is very unresponsive. I have used a universal remote and had no problems with menu slowness like with the OEM remote.
post #3080 of 12492
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Originally Posted by maybein08 View Post

Thanks Chris and Mosh. After some further research on the Wii chat site most recommend the bottom location for the sensor anyways. Can't wait to get my 52" toy in a few weeks. Waiting until I'm back from vacation to order from BR.

I have mine on the bottom too. Technically you could put it on top, but you'd have to stick it up there. . .

I use the stand for the sensor bar and put it on the stand of the TV. The one thing I did notice is that if the sensor is too far back on the stand it will get some reflection from the TV stand. Not sure if anyone else noticed it or not. So I put the sensor close to the edge of the TV stand.
post #3081 of 12492
Question for you audio/video philes out there:

I ordered the LN52A750 today to replace a 6 year old rear-projection display. My question is in regards to setting up my surround sound properly. I will be connecting an Xbox 360, PS3, and a DirecTV HD-DVR via HDMI cables. My audio currently runs through a 2 year old Yamaha 550x5 receiver, which does NOT have HDMI inputs, through optical outputs from the Xbox and DirecTV receiver.

Is it going to cause a problem to run my video straight to the A750 while running audio directly to the receiver? Or would you recommend buying a new audio receiver with HDMI inputs? My current receiver does have audio delay capabilities, by the way. All things being equal, I would like to hold off on buying a new receiver if possible, but if everything will be smoother with a new receiver I will go that route.

Thanks for your suggestions.
post #3082 of 12492
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Originally Posted by riverdog7 View Post

Question for you audio/video philes out there:

I ordered the LN52A750 today to replace a 6 year old rear-projection display. My question is in regards to setting up my surround sound properly. I will be connecting an Xbox 360, PS3, and a DirecTV HD-DVR via HDMI cables. My audio currently runs through a 2 year old Yamaha 550x5 receiver, which does NOT have HDMI inputs, through optical outputs from the Xbox and DirecTV receiver.

Is it going to cause a problem to run my video straight to the A750 while running audio directly to the receiver? Or would you recommend buying a new audio receiver with HDMI inputs? My current receiver does have audio delay capabilities, by the way. All things being equal, I would like to hold off on buying a new receiver if possible, but if everything will be smoother with a new receiver I will go that route.

Thanks for your suggestions.

I have my video running directly to the TV while my audio is routed through a toslink switcher to my reciever and I have no issues whatsoever myself. I see no out of sync audio issues with this setup.

Mosh~~
post #3083 of 12492
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Originally Posted by maybein08 View Post

For those of you with the Wii, does the sensor mount OK to the top of this bezel?

Yes, no problems...can barely see it up there...
post #3084 of 12492
Help!! We just purchased a new Samsung 750 and used it one night. Now we plug it in and it just clicks after the red blinking light goes away and nothing. I am going to exchange it but could there be something wrong with our electrical. We even had it checked by an electrician.
post #3085 of 12492
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Originally Posted by thqiowa View Post

Help!! We just purchased a new Samsung 750 and used it one night. Now we plug it in and it just clicks after the red blinking light goes away and nothing. I am going to exchange it but could there be something wrong with our electrical. We even had it checked by an electrician.

There have been a few reports of this happening. I don't think it would be your power if you had an electrician out otherwise he would have fixed it. Sounds like you got a bad power supply or something like that. I assume you have disconnected everything from the TV and tried turning it on then?

Anyways the retailer shouldn't give you any hassles about exchanging the set since it has only been one day, but eah retailer is different. Good luck, hope you get a good replacement.

Mosh~~
post #3086 of 12492
honestly i think the 750 got deducted on the cnet review for the halo and the 1080i failure which is odd. If I were to score the two sets I would choose the halo effect for the reason why the 650 is probably the better choice for the price. But I like how david kinda emphasized the red bezel a little more.
post #3087 of 12492
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Originally Posted by davez82 View Post

honestly i think the 750 got deducted on the cnet review for the halo and the 1080i failure which is odd. If I were to score the two sets I would choose the halo effect for the reason why the 650 is probably the better choice for the price. But I like how david kinda emphasized the red bezel a little more.

Cnet has always had a bias towards Sony. They overlook problems with Sony, and emphasize issues with Samsung. You can decide for yourself what that means. I have also found that David does not look deep enough into the set. His calibrations are usually not all that great and things like the "Film Mode" and its relationship to the deinterlacing tests get overlooked. I used to be a big fan of theirs, but after seeing how the latest few seasons of tvs have been evaluated, I look elsewhere for more in-depth and correct information.
post #3088 of 12492
Right, and to me, it seems like Cnet doesn't even care that Sony's cutting more corners to be as competitive as they are. At least Samsung didn't have to cut too many corners to get to be as good as they are for the price, since they don't have the overhead. Imo, the A750 definitely deserved an Editor's Choice, if it were up to me, but then again, I'd say that it definitely would've at least came in as a strong second place LCD for that award. His review does tend to be a bit dated when it comes to the price gap, tho. It's certainly not that steep in between.
post #3089 of 12492
FYI---Amazon has the lowest price I have seen since I bought in early June.
post #3090 of 12492
Yes, and if Amazon keeps it up, I'm definitely pulling the trigger as early as the middle of the month, next month. Probably closer to the end of the month, but right around that point in time...
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