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post #61 of 173
I'll probably get this if there is a drop in price. If not, I'm not too sure. I would get the version without the HD Tuner, but that only has 1 HDMI input
post #62 of 173
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Originally Posted by Lkr View Post

I'll probably get this if there is a drop in price. If not, I'm not too sure. I would get the version without the HD Tuner, but that only has 1 HDMI input

Ahh but the one without the HD Tuner lacks the scalar needed to display correct aspect ratio.
post #63 of 173
Alright, then I will need that one for sure. Hopefully it drops in price or there is a good black friday deal on it
post #64 of 173
I watch digital TV both via Charter Cable clear QAM and via ATSC over the air with an antenna rotator. I have experience with a Sony rear projection which has the "add" functionality. I have experience with a Vizio which does not. The Vizio problem is 2-fold; to rescan cable, all "skip" settings are overwritten. To rescan antenna, required because the antenna must point 3 different places to get all the channels, the previous selection is deleted before a new list is created ... AND the "skip settings are overwritten. I'm looking at a T240HD as monitor and TV; how does the channel scan function work? I downloaded the manual, but it doesn't discuss it at all.

Aside, can channel labels be added? I don't see that addressed either?
post #65 of 173
This points to another inadequety with the T240HD(and the current 2008 line of Samsung TVs), there is now only 1 cable/antenna input. Prior years had 2 coax inputs, one for antenna one for cable. Now there is only 1 combined coax input. There is no button on the remote for swapping modes either, it's under "tools", then there is an option to switch modes. This way requires a few less button presses than going into the setup menu and doing it there.

If you want to add a channel, you just punch in the channel frequency, and if it finds a signal(even if it's breaking up, so long as it finds it for second), it will put that channel in memory. No need to do another scan for new channels.

Cable and Air channel lists/mappings are remembered seperatly and are totally seperate.

Channel lables cannot be added to digital channels. Usually digital OTA channels have the proper name sent as part of the PSIP data/mappings. Cable not always, since that's up to the cable company. Here Comcast passes the HD locals through "in-the-clear", and they are PSIP mapped to 3-1,6-1, etc and named "KYW-DT", "WPVI-DT", etc. But that's all done by the cable company, nothing you can do w/ the TV. Analog channels on the other hand, can be labeled, up to 5 characters.
post #66 of 173
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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

...there is now only 1 cable/antenna input. Prior years had 2 coax inputs, one for antenna one for cable.

Typical of most that I see, darnit.
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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

If you want to add a channel, you just punch in the channel frequency, and if it finds a signal(even if it's breaking up, so long as it finds it for second), it will put that channel in memory. No need to do another scan for new channels.

SUPERB!
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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

Cable and Air channel lists/mappings are remembered separately and are totally separate.

I've found that typical; good.
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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

Channel lables cannot be added to digital channels. Usually digital OTA channels have the proper name sent as part of the PSIP data/mappings. Cable not always, since that's up to the cable company. Here Comcast passes the HD locals through "in-the-clear", and they are PSIP mapped to 3-1,6-1, etc and named "KYW-DT", "WPVI-DT", etc. But that's all done by the cable company, nothing you can do w/ the TV. Analog channels on the other hand, can be labeled, up to 5 characters.

Good on the analog. Charter isn't so good with the digital QAM mapping but that is how it is, as you say.

Thanks for the info. Great, complete answers!
post #67 of 173
Does anyone have this hooked up to a dish receiver? are you doing 720p or 1080i?
post #68 of 173
You are gonna want 720p. Most people will say that 1080i (interlaced and not P as in progressive) is inferior even to 720p. If you can go 1080p though; thats an improvement over 720p. Sadly though my family doesn't believe in HD (they're missing out!) so until the February crossover to digital, I'm stuck with SD tv.
post #69 of 173
I have Directv hooked up to mine 1080i.
post #70 of 173
Can anyone recommend some good image fine tuning settings? I got the T220HD
post #71 of 173
I've had a 220HD for a few weeks now and occasionally on digital channels the sound will become garbled and echoee. To fix you have to change the channel and come back. I'm using the internal tuner and the tv is connected to cable via coax. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Does it sound like a defect with the TV?

Thanks,
post #72 of 173
I ordered it from Amazon, and so far I am a bit frustrated with the T240HD, only because I cannot seem to find my favorite settings that were included with the Samsung T220 (toc) which I foolishly traded in for a "Dell SP2208WFP" (isn't Dell "creative" in naming their monitor models?!)

What I am talking about is not finding the 'Magic Color' setting option in the T240HD like I found (with delight) included in their "touch of color" T220 22 inch model. I really loved that setting, which really did enhance the colors of my older display.
I fully expected that the Magic Color would also be included in the T240HD just like it seems to be included in all the other Samsung monitors I have seen and played around with. But I cannot find Magic Color in all my fiddling with its built in settings. It is very disappointing to me.

Anyone else NOT finding out that the Magic Color feature is missing? Has anyone else bought the T240HD, and does it have Magic Color, or not? Or am I missing something???? I would hate to find out that no Magic Color setting is simply just the way the Samsung T240HD monitor is, period? Is it just something I am going to have to live without?
I would love to find out that Magic Color really is included in the Samsung T240HD. If the answer is no..........then I shall consider another 24 inch Samsung!

But on a different note....there is another difference between the T240HD & the regular Samsung T240 than just the addition of an HD tuner......according to the actual specs, which many websites have gotten wrong. And it has to do with the "Dot pixel Pitch" size.
The actual dot pitch for the Samsung T240 is .27 mm-------while the T240HD's dot pitch is slightly smaller being .258 mm. I dont know how noticable this difference really is to the eye.....but smaller size does technially mean finer picture, in spite of it probably being hardly noticable.
I am one who appreciates a FINE picture....and the finer or smaller the pixels the better!
But darn.......I really do miss that Magic Color setting!
Its got Magic Bright, alright! But its not that magical, at least to me. Magic Color is a lot more magical in my opinion.

By the way.....there is nothing Dynamic about dynamic contrast.....if dimming the backlight for darker pictures is the only quality. To me that isn't very "dynamic" at all.....and I dont even like it enough to use it, so I leave that feature OFF.

But Magic Color or not......its still a sharp looking picture.....and I just need to up the "digital vibrance" via my Nvidia 8800GT.

Any thoughts or input to my post would be very welcome. I'd love to hear from someone else who knows some solution, or can tell me of their own experience with their Samsung T240HD.

Thanks.
post #73 of 173
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Originally Posted by One2The3 View Post

...so until the February crossover to digital, I'm stuck with SD tv.

And you'll be stuck then also. Digital is for the broadcasting, and does not mean that it converts over to high def. You'll still have all the standard def programming, and you'll need to subscribe to a high def cable box if that's all you have. I believe this monitor's tuner will accept over the air high def if you are in an area where you can pick that up with an antennae.
post #74 of 173
I'm pretty happy with how the monitor looks hooked up to computer but tv viewing is a bit funky.

If anyone is happy with how tv looks on their monitors could you post your settings?
post #75 of 173
post #76 of 173
I'm very happy with the setup of the T260HD monitor I received today. It was plug and play on my Mac once I realized I needed the remote control to access the source inputs. I calibrated the monitor using a Getrag Huey, and it looks very nice, if not a little bright. I'm coming from a Dell 20" widescreen at 1680x1050, and text on this at its native resolution is actually larger, so I'm pleased with that also. Have not yet hooked up any TV or video sources, so that will come later.
post #77 of 173
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Originally Posted by Jim Hef View Post

And you'll be stuck then also. Digital is for the broadcasting, and does not mean that it converts over to high def. You'll still have all the standard def programming, and you'll need to subscribe to a high def cable box if that's all you have. I believe this monitor's tuner will accept over the air high def if you are in an area where you can pick that up with an antennae.

Yep I know. Its just an excuse to get it. Ushering my parents into the new era of digital programming!
post #78 of 173
One item to mention here is that this 'monitor' does not have a USB hub as do many others. You'll need that if you are using those ports on your present monitor. A lot of equipment is coming with at least a USB port for performing firmware updates, and I think Samsung should have included this.
post #79 of 173
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Originally Posted by Jim Hef View Post

One item to mention here is that this 'monitor' does not have a USB hub as do many others. You'll need that if you are using those ports on your present monitor. A lot of equipment is coming with at least a USB port for performing firmware updates, and I think Samsung should have included this.

This monitor(well, the T240HD anyway) does have a USB port on the back for firmware updates, and there is an option in the menus for a firmware update.

But you are right there is no kind of USB hub. I have 1 7port powered hub that I plug everything into in one spot, rather than daisy-chaining a few deviecs together, I like the idea of having everything into one central location better.
post #80 of 173
Well, I'm moving from my Dell monitor to this one, and needed to resurrect my USB hub to plug the "easily grabbed" items such as my card reader, and even my mouse link. A USB hub at this point is almost necessary for the desktop level, and something I overlooked when ordering this monitor. For those that want it as a "universal" entertainment center, it may not be as much as a consideration.
post #81 of 173
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Originally Posted by GeoPop View Post

I've had a 220HD for a few weeks now and occasionally on digital channels the sound will become garbled and echoee. To fix you have to change the channel and come back. I'm using the internal tuner and the tv is connected to cable via coax. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Does it sound like a defect with the TV?

Thanks,

Your 220HD has the dreaded "robot audio" problem:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1070848

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-13973_10...rum-w;forums06
post #82 of 173
Bump to bring this to the top:
post #83 of 173
Are the "HD" models of this different than the non HD models? T240 versus T240HD in any significant way? The one has the Tuner and the other doesn't, and there's a different contrast ratio for each, but what would be better for use as a computer monitor? Or perhaps there are better monitors than this model?
post #84 of 173
T240 has a built in USB hub, which the T240HD does not. If you don't need an LCD that can act as a monitor AND and a TV, the consensus is that there are better 24" monitors than either the T240 or T240HD. I do, which is why I just ordered a T240HD. If I just needed a monitor, I might look elsewhere.
post #85 of 173
Do you have any ideas as to what? Or where I could find that information?
post #86 of 173
Some good things being said about the HP LP2475W, so it's worth a look. It's an IPS panel, and unlike the T240HD, isn't trying to be all things to all people. It's just a LCD monitor.
post #87 of 173
Also check out the Dell 24" and 27" monitors. I recently had a notification that the 2709 was selling for about $300 less than the advertised cost, and it has quite a few features to make it attractive. At 1920x1200 it's a bit large for that resolution in my mind, but with new pricing around the same as the 26" Samsung, it's a good deal.
post #88 of 173
just got this unit,my simple ? is this,my computer card does both dvi and rgb,what is the best for my computer? thanks for all or any input.
post #89 of 173
Use the DVI connector. Better hands down.
post #90 of 173
can anyone post calibration setting
and optimal audio setting?
thx
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