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post #241 of 2719
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Originally Posted by Ron Lee View Post

My HL67A750 works great with DirectTV's 1080P24.

Just a few weeks after Dish Network announced that it would offer 1080p on-demand movies, it looks like DirecTV is getting ready to match them. According to Scott Greczkowski's blog on Multichannel News, DirecTV is currently running a beta test that allows subscribers to download 1080p on-demand movies as well.
post #242 of 2719
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Originally Posted by eddy_winds View Post

Just a few weeks after Dish Network announced that it would offer 1080p on-demand movies, it looks like DirecTV is getting ready to match them. According to Scott Greczkowski's blog on Multichannel News, DirecTV is currently running a beta test that allows subscribers to download 1080p on-demand movies as well.

THANKS Eddy for your fast reply. Looks like I'm good to go!
post #243 of 2719
I use components for my cable box connection and HDMI for my PS3 connection and Xbox 360. Honestly, I see no difference, they look the same to me, as far as picture quality.
post #244 of 2719
I'm looking seriously at this tv, at BB they are including a free massage chair and with 60 day price protection I should be protected almost untill Christmas. An earlier post mentioned "rainbow", I thought without a colorwheel this wasn't a problem, what's up.
post #245 of 2719
I've been looking at this set for awhile now and was wondering if anyone has noticed a problem with the green color? Seems that everyone I have looked at (different stores different feeds) has to intense green which makes like grass fields look fake (foot ball) even real grass. I have tried toning this down in the stores with the settings, but haven't had any luck. I ask because I'm stuck between the sammy and mits diamond. Also I haven't had the chance to view a standard def feed on this set as I often watch none hd from the dish.
post #246 of 2719
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Originally Posted by bobvbc View Post

An earlier post mentioned "rainbow", I thought without a colorwheel this wasn't a problem, what's up.

Some people can still see rainbow effect, but it's far more rare and difficult to see compared to the sets with the color wheel.
post #247 of 2719
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Originally Posted by bobvbc View Post

I'm looking seriously at this tv, at BB they are including a free massage chair and with 60 day price protection I should be protected almost untill Christmas. An earlier post mentioned "rainbow", I thought without a colorwheel this wasn't a problem, what's up.

Not sure if you have a conn's in your area but it's going for 1796 there. PM at CC and you'll get a very good deal.
post #248 of 2719
Hey, thank's for the info. What's conn's. I'm in Nebraska so probably not.
post #249 of 2719
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Originally Posted by dd9 View Post

I just noticed the BestBuy.com price is $1999 and the stores will honor the web price. This is a recent $200 price drop.

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Originally Posted by 78Staff View Post

Yes I am looking at that one...the earlier mentioned CC sale appears to be no more, it's back to 2399 I think. BB is 1999 but the store tags still have it at 2399, plus local BB don't have any in stock per the web, although I know there is one on the floor. Amazon jumped back up to just over 2k I think yesterday or today. HHG lists them at 1988, If they have it in stock it may wind up at my house very soon. Might throw the conns.com price at them and see if they blink...

Also ebay/paypal has a 10% coupon up to $100 off, but I'm leery of the ebay route on this big of a purchase...there is one for 1895 BIN so apply the coupon that's 1795 no tax no shipping, but the wait... .

I'm hoping to go into a local, pick a set, get a deal on an ext warranty, maybe pickup a stand and a PS3...maybe they will deal a bit more since I am getting multiple items...And it's a new store so hoping they want to pump up sales, etc...

HHGregg no likey the Conns price...must be local price to PM. I'm going to see if CC will match BB, if not I may just give up and order TV, Stand, & PS3 from Amazon and pickup Ext Warr here. Actually I may try to find an open box stand local still so I don't have to mess with putting it all together. Amazon will save close to $200 in tax alone.
post #250 of 2719
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Originally Posted by 78Staff View Post

HHGregg no likey the Conns price...must be local price to PM. I'm going to see if CC will match BB, if not I may just give up and order TV, Stand, & PS3 from Amazon and pickup Ext Warr here. Actually I may try to find an open box stand local still so I don't have to mess with putting it all together. Amazon will save close to $200 in tax alone.

Yeah OK no one likes the Conns price, can't really blame them since they are not local. everyone will PM the various $1999 prices, but none in stock at any of the stores except display models. I figure if I have to order I might as well go Amazon, get the white glove, etc and save on taxes. Plus getting anyone on the phone at these box stores is next to impossible most of the time.
post #251 of 2719
Sorry about the Conn's. I didn't know it wasn't that global of a store? Looks to only be in Texas and Louisiana . I just went back to CC to get my 50 dollar difference with the Conn's price.

Lowest i've seen on amazon was 1849 like last week.
post #252 of 2719
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Originally Posted by stefski View Post

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Has anyone else found that a better hdmi cable makes a difference?
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Yes cable can make a difference.

Since you've watched enough stuff to be able to repeat the problems pretty much at will, you should try the following to narrow it down.

Possible it's the TV, but high odds on the cable or the DVD player.

1. Connect DVD to TV using Video (RCA) or S-Video connection
2. Connect DVD to TV using component (RGB) connection
3. Connect DVD to TV using NEW HDMI cable
4. Try using each of the 3 HDMI TV inputs
5. Connect another device to the TV using HDMI (i.e. another DVD or Blue-ray player, or a cable or satellite box).

Ensure your HDMI connection is firm and tight on both ends.

From these results you will know who's the culprit.

Note for the HDMI connections you should power down the source box before switching cables or inputs (since the HDMI protocol has to handshake to get synced).
post #253 of 2719
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Originally Posted by loflin View Post

Yes cable can make a difference.

Since you've watched enough stuff to be able to repeat the problems pretty much at will, you should try the following to narrow it down.

Possible it's the TV, but high odds on the cable or the DVD player.

1. Connect DVD to TV using Video (RCA) or S-Video connection
2. Connect DVD to TV using component (RGB) connection
3. Connect DVD to TV using NEW HDMI cable
4. Try using each of the 3 HDMI TV inputs
5. Connect another device to the TV using HDMI (i.e. another DVD or Blue-ray player, or a cable or satellite box).

Ensure your HDMI connection is firm and tight on both ends.

From these results you will know who's the culprit.

Note for the HDMI connections you should power down the source box before switching cables or inputs (since the HDMI protocol has to handshake to get synced).



Thanks Loflin ...

I will give that a go. I ordered a new hdmi cable from BJC (Blue Jeans Cable) which should be with me soon. Composite cables - I have some somewhere
Svideo - I def have.

Will report back on what I find....

Stefski
post #254 of 2719
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Originally Posted by Brian1313 View Post

SSE isn't usually that obvious. Someone would have to be really sensitive to it notice as much as Stefski is saying.

Yes - the "sparklies" are like "sparkling light flashes" that interrupt the image in a random manner....

Stefski
post #255 of 2719
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Originally Posted by BiGGieStuFF View Post

Sorry about the Conn's. I didn't know it wasn't that global of a store? Looks to only be in Texas and Louisiana . I just went back to CC to get my 50 dollar difference with the Conn's price.

Lowest i've seen on amazon was 1849 like last week.

I did finally find one in stock locally, actually at HHGregg, $1988...being somewhat of the impatient type I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Delivery is Friday. Went ahead and brought home a stand, power, accy's, etc. tonight.

Amazon does seem to jump around on price, as does local BB. Anyway can't wait till Friday, but I needed a day to clear room for it . Now I have to find a home for my "old" Sony RP 52".
post #256 of 2719
So I bit the bullet and purchased it off Amazon for $2019. It was like $1999 the day before, but oh well. I'm sure it'll drop again by this time next month. If not, it's no big deal.

I'm slightly scared due to the fact I've never been a DLP fan due to the narrow viewing angles, but I've never seen one outisde of a B&M display. I'll keep my virtual fingers crossed.

I'm coming off a 40" 120hz LCD (which I absolutely LOVE even compared to a plasma, but after my recent moving into a new apartment, it's too tiny for the living room), so I just hope the DLP's sheer size and GOOD ENOUGH pq will satisfy me.

Shoould be arriving hopefully the beginning of next week.

In case the TV just doesn't appeal to me in my home, is there any way Amazon would take it back outside of it being malfunctional? My second choice would be a 50-ish plasma for around the same price.
post #257 of 2719
Has anybody experienced the 3-d imaging with these sets? Just wondering how gimmicky or effective OR how COOL it really is? Here is comes in at $150 for the kit, and you need a good computer? Could someone elaborate with some first hand experience?
post #258 of 2719
I too am interested in how all this D stuff works. What equipment do you need, who makes it, do you need to buy special D DVDs or does it convert HD shows/movies to D? MarkAELSU indicated that you need a computer. For what? What kind of hardware and software is required etc? As you can tell from my questions I have no understanding of this feature. Any and all info would be appreciated.
post #259 of 2719
Okay, I bought one last night at BB store matched online price w/3blueray disc's,delivery and geeksquad setup all free. And price protected untill Christmas. Should be here Sat. morning, and for $20.00 they take away my old 63" pioneer that cost $3,500 in 1998. Ain't progress great. And if I have a problem the store is 1 mile away. Hope your all right on what a great tv, this is.
post #260 of 2719
I purchased my 67" from CC a week ago. I used the AAA coupon and with the inclusion of tax it was $101 more than Amazon. I recently purchased a 52" Sammy LCD from Amazon a few weeks ago and all was good.

However on the 67" I decided to buy local and pay the additional $100 in case I ran into some of the geometry problems, sparkles etc. described on this site. I figured it would be worth the few extra dollars to be able to put a defective set in the back of the truck and drive to a local store for a replacement rather than deal with the delays and hassles of shipping back to Amazon. The set has been fantastic without any of the issues some people have experienced. I couldn't be happier with the set. The picture is fantastic!

I Hope this info is helpful to any of those considering this set.
post #261 of 2719
So far this video is all I have knowledge wise when regarding the 3-D aspects


http://news.cnet.com/1606-2-6197253.html?tag=mncol;txt
post #262 of 2719
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Originally Posted by MarkAELSU View Post

So far this video is all I have knowledge wise when regarding the 3-D aspects


http://news.cnet.com/1606-2-6197253.html?tag=mncol;txt

Cool video! Thanks for the post Mark. Looks like something we could all do and afford.
post #263 of 2719
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Originally Posted by stefski View Post

Yes - the "sparklies" are like "sparkling light flashes" that interrupt the image in a random manner....

Stefski

That still doesn't sound like SSE to me. SSE typically occurs over bright areas, such as a hockey rink.
post #264 of 2719
Just wanted to defend B&M stores for a moment and say it is ridiculous for anyone to expect them to price match an online retailer. They're costs are way higher than online stores. If you can get them to do it, great, but no one should expect them to.
post #265 of 2719
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Originally Posted by darimont View Post

I've been looking at this set for awhile now and was wondering if anyone has noticed a problem with the green color? Seems that everyone I have looked at (different stores different feeds) has to intense green which makes like grass fields look fake (foot ball) even real grass.

I have also noticed this when viewing this set at different stores, if I rememeber there was someone on here that was going to have a samsung come out and determine if the green problem was fixable?

I did a search and this is all I could find from when I remember reading it

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...h#post14589027

This is what I was trying to link to

"Quote:Originally Posted by Chris Campbell
My concern is that Samsung only has one rep in my area (I had to use him for my previous TV) and he's not very good at all. It sure would be nice to know for sure whether I have a problem or not when I call them to see if I can get a replacement or fix.

Thanks

Chris, we 'green push' owners are waiting on the results of mikaru's repair. Samsung told him there were tech/repair bulletins about something as simple as a connector that needs reseating as being the cause of this greenish tint. We should know something after Monday."


I think it may just be another defect in some of the sets?
post #266 of 2719
STUPID QUESTION - - - do you mean that this green color anomoly cannot be corrected using ALL of the various "setup" menus that are built into the set? I have read SLUGS of RAVE reviews of the Color Quality - especially after in home Setup and this is the first I have seen about a "freen push" problem.

TKS Michael
post #267 of 2719
Are the 750's still having problems with FIOS?
post #268 of 2719
I have FIOS and the 750. No issues or problems.
post #269 of 2719
Got my 67 set up and calibrated using DVE BD. Absolutely perfect geometry within 1/16 inch AFTER moving it around on its end, lol. Beautiful, rich, vivid color...couldn't be happier.

I set the Anynet+ function to On with auto turn off of connected components
but it doen't seem to work. My sammy remote will control the Panny bd35 pause-advance-play features, but won't turn on/off???
Here is the setup:
The Panny BD35 and Comcast HD box are connected via HDMI to my Yamaha RX-663. 663 HDMI out to my Sammy 67. no other connections-all HDMI

Why will the sammy remote(CEC) work the Panny, but on/off, etc. won't? I thought all CEC components over HDMI should work together?

Advice please, thx!
post #270 of 2719
Unit arrived today, box bigger than expected and it definately dominates the wall it's on, but so far so good. Going to tweak here and there but HD channels look pretty awesome compared to the Sony I had before (1999 RP). Blacks look good. SD can be a little scratchy at times, especially noticeable for instance on NFLHD, where they have HD content on the right, and highlights from SD games on the left. Big Difference.

Anyway the only perplexing item is the HDMI cable is flaky...If I shut off the TV, the next time I turn it on it does not see and signal on HDMI unless I unplug the cable and plug it back ing...I assume some sort of handshaking issue? Talked to Comcast on unrelated issue and mentioned it - they advised 120Hz TV needs a specific HDMI cable...anybody heard this?

Going to hit the search pages on the HDMI but other than the cable me like very much...

Now I just have to decide on a BR player or PS3...or XBOX
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