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post #31 of 3778
yes, it can be set individually for each device. Watched tennis last night on usahd, looked great.

I watched the animated movie FLUSHED AWAY on hbo hd. The movie looked unbelievable on this tv and I only had it on AMP low. It was so 3Dish. The sony xbr4 never could look this crisp. I was so blown away.
post #32 of 3778
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Originally Posted by chevydude26 View Post

i bought my 52a750 july 6th...any chance i can trade in my a750 for the 55a950 and pay the difference?

An old boss once said: "It's amazing what you can get by just asking."
post #33 of 3778
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Originally Posted by agustus View Post

I don't think he was talking about you. Unless you were that "salesman".

You are correct, sorry for my overreaction...


Just as I was replying to him (with appology on my side)...the door bell rang.

It arrived!

I'm going to clean up and get to playing around with it (I think I might wear a tie, it is so formal looking) LOL

I haven't powered it on, just unboxed it, so keeping my fingers crossed it works w/o issues.
post #34 of 3778
if any of you who have this set could kindly test to see what dark materials/black bars look like in total darkness i would appreciate it. do the black bars blend into the darkness and disappear completely in the dark?

help out the poor folk here who don't have a store that carries this set yet.

thanks a bunch
post #35 of 3778
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Originally Posted by bosng View Post

if any of you who have this set could kindly test to see what dark materials/black bars look like in total darkness i would appreciate it. do the black bars blend into the darkness and disappear completely in the dark?

help out the poor folk here who don't have a store that carries this set yet.

thanks a bunch


First reaction is yes, I can't tell the black bars are there, but that said the room is pretty dark, not totally so that I can test tonight.
post #36 of 3778
Sorry, posted this in wrong forum, so here it is where it belongs:

OK:

Here is play by play:

Delivery received: OK
Unboxed: OK
Hooked up to laptop for pixel test (dell laptop, docked, then dvi to hdmi4 on tv): OK (thank goodness on this one!!!!)

Now, I just have to wait for someone to come help me take down my Panny and put up the new bad boy

Waiting....waiting....waiting....waiting...Ahhh, I'll do it myself....just kidding...waitting....waiting...

TV looks great, didn't much care for the 'red' but would have lived with it, charcoal or great is almost black...

I'm going to mount it on my existing wall mount, so don't be surprised if pics (when/if I get them) will look like it isn't positioned properly.

Setup for now will be: LN55A950, Onkyo 805, PS3, Comcast DVR. (I have older Lynnfield BA speakers, but I love 'em and and SVS Sub PB12-NSD (upgraded from ISD). Waiting on Denon 3808ci (delivery tomorrow) and AV123 MFW-15 (not even and order confirmation on this one, so who knows).

House is alarmed (not kidding, I'm paranoid)

Now, don't get too upset (guy thing?) but I'm not sure it is big enough for me coming from 50" Plasma, but I'll reserve that comment for after it is on the wall as I don't have much veiwing area between the Bello AV Stands. Plus my center channel is a bit large... But, I 63"....oh never mind!

So, I'm still waiting, no one has driven down the street yet...LOL
post #37 of 3778
Wow. So you hooked up a non-Dell monitor to a Dell docking station and it actually worked? Did you see the full 1920 x 1080?

P.S. My past experience with Dell C & D series docking stations is they are picky about non-Dell monitors over DVI.

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Originally Posted by djap2 View Post

Hooked up to laptop for pixel test (dell laptop, docked, then dvi to hdmi4 on tv): OK (thank goodness on this one!!!!)
post #38 of 3778
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Originally Posted by jdryyz View Post

Wow. So you hooked up a non-Dell monitor to a Dell docking station and it actually worked? Did you see the full 1920 x 1080?

P.S. My past experience with Dell C & D series docking stations is they are picky about non-Dell monitors over DVI.

Yes, it is a D-series with a D630 and I really didn't check but can't see the laptop outputting more than 1440....

I'm stuck now with no picture from PS3 to Onkyo to TV?
DVR to Onkyo to TV works fine...

Not sure on this one.

Update: PS3 was doing it...having a moment I guess...

Here is my first WOW. I'm giggling...can't stop...my kids are going to LOVE Burnout Paradise on this.

Looking into it but I get sound but no video...
post #39 of 3778
a friend of mine had no picture from his ps3 and had sound. turned out to be a video setting that regulated the output of a 1080p 24fps signal which is ps3 default. if your tv is or isn't set to that it may be the culprit.

other than that, double check the outputs on the onkyo setup page. make sure that's the input that is going to the tv.
post #40 of 3778
Come on guys where are all the reviews,pictures and videos?
post #41 of 3778
what's the best place to get this bad boy? must have a no questions asked return policy.
spoke to a person at cp and they will stick it to you if you try to return a set for stuck or dead pixels so they are out.

if against rules please pm. looking for best deal too. any of the forum sponsors meet this requirement?
post #42 of 3778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bosng View Post

what's the best place to get this bad boy? must have a no questions asked return policy.
spoke to a person at cp and they will stick it to you if you try to return a set for stuck or dead pixels so they are out.

if against rules please pm. looking for best deal too. any of the forum sponsors meet this requirement?

BBY - 30 Days return policy, currently a 60 day Price Match on HDTV over $1000
post #43 of 3778
Will BBY price match a corporate discount?
post #44 of 3778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by edmartel View Post

Will BBY price match a corporate discount?

Not to my knowledge, just B&M or B&M companies Websites
post #45 of 3778
could any 950 owners post some pics similar to these:





also try to take the pics in a completely dark room using these custom settings:

--Picture menu

Mode: Movie

Backlight: 3

Contrast: 93

Brightness: 44

Sharpness: 0

Color: 52

Tint: G50/R50



Detailed settings submenu

Black adjust: Off

Dynamic contrast: Off

Gamma: +3

Color space: Auto

Flesh tone: 0

Edge enhancement: Off

xvYCC: Off



White balance submenu

R-Offset: 25

G-Offset: 26

B-Offset: 25

R-Gain: 24

G-Gain: 23

B-Gain: 14



Picture options submenu

Color tone: Warm2

Size: Just Scan

Digital NR: Off

DNIe: [grayed out]

HDMI black level: [grayed out]

Film mode: [grayed out]

Blue only mode: Off

Auto motion plus 120Hz: Off

LED Smart Lighting: On

LED Motion Plus: Off



--Setup menu

Entertainment: Off

Energy saving: Off


thanks.
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post #46 of 3778
diabolyte, are these settings for a 950 or another samsung model
post #47 of 3778
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Originally Posted by slumpey326 View Post

diabolyte, are these settings for a 950 or another samsung model

It says sony on the bottom TV on the first pick.
post #48 of 3778
sorry, me being stupid, but I will try those settings later on my 950.
post #49 of 3778
these are Cnet's samsung 650 settings for dark room. of course it doesn't have LED smart lighting and LED motion plus feature, so make sure you have LED smartlighting on and LED motion plus off.
post #50 of 3778
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Originally Posted by spark1135 View Post

The fact that it doesn't swivel is a bit annoying but I'll get over that..

You can always get a lazy Susan:
http://www.amazon.com/10-Rotating-Tu.../dp/B001EJISVO
post #51 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by diabolyte View Post

could any 950 owners post some pics similar to these:



thanks.

Awesome Pix!

What model Sony is this? What was the source?

Thx.
post #52 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by diabolyte View Post

could any 950 owners post some pics similar to these:

also try to take the pics in a completely dark room using these custom settings:

--Picture menu

Mode: Movie

Backlight: 3

Contrast: 93

Brightness: 44

Sharpness: 0

Color: 52

Tint: G50/R50



Detailed settings submenu

Black adjust: Off

Dynamic contrast: Off

Gamma: +3

Color space: Auto

Flesh tone: 0

Edge enhancement: Off

xvYCC: Off



White balance submenu

R-Offset: 25

G-Offset: 26

B-Offset: 25

R-Gain: 24

G-Gain: 23

B-Gain: 14



Picture options submenu

Color tone: Warm2

Size: Just Scan

Digital NR: Off

DNIe: [grayed out]

HDMI black level: [grayed out]

Film mode: [grayed out]

Blue only mode: Off

Auto motion plus 120Hz: Off

LED Smart Lighting: On

LED Motion Plus: Off



--Setup menu

Entertainment: Off

Energy saving: Off


thanks.


I plan on giving this a whirl tonight. I don't have cars on blu-ray any other movie scenes you could suggest?
post #53 of 3778
Thread Starter 
Please can we not quote the photo's and huge spreads of text, it would help keep the pages easy to navigate.

Thanks Homies
post #54 of 3778
Hi Folks,

OK, stupid questions for ya:

I have a Canon camera, do I just leave it at auto setting for dark room? I would need to shut flash off correct? Sorry but I don't know pictures...I just point and shoot.

Then, do I need to shrink the picture size down (8MP or 10MP camera) before posting?

I have the unit wall mounted now, the new stand didn't come in so I either have my center channel block some of the picture or no center channel...it loooks funny. I think I have to raise the wall mount.

Blu-Ray Disney Pixar Cars: I have that, so I can try the settings, but not until tomorrow night after kids go down. But that all looks pretty straight forward (except for the camera questions).

Also, by then I should have the Denon 3808ci hooked up (harmony is already programmed and waiting).

I did notice something: on a black screen, if you hit pause on the PS3 when playing a Blu Ray, the Play/Pause icon lights up and so does area around it. Is this the zones issue?
This also happens to the black bars at some points, I think they get REALLY black when things around it are black but light up a bit when there are lighter colors around the edges (but this could be because edge smoothing is on?).

I must figure out how to turn off that stupid light in the bottom of the pannel. I can live with it, just strange it is there.

I also have noticed something I think is called banding: some clouds or fire show the grades of grey or red in 'bands' instead of smooth transitions. BUT, this was on only a few things, others like the smoke on Cars Blu-Ray was perfect. I think my Plasma did this as well. Maybe a calibration thing.

What are the recommended settings for brightness, backlight, sharpness, etc... for LCD. I'm used to having to run settings low for 100 hours on my plasma - guess I don't need to 'break anything in' on an LCD, even with LED?
post #55 of 3778
Djap2, you can def turn off the blue light - i think it's in external settings menu. Look at your master manual under external settings.
post #56 of 3778
I like Samsungs, but have basically ruled out this years' models b/c of the glossy screens, and the new 52A630 with semi-matte screen just isn't a high end enough model. I have a bright room with lots of windows and the glossy screens have way too much reflection. Ok, My Question - even with the gloss screen, is it different on the 950 b/c of the LED? B/c of the LED light panel, does it view differently and diminish the reflection, or is it the same, just with more vivid or brigther colors? I haven't been able to find a 950 in stock near me to look yet for myself. Thanks.
post #57 of 3778
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Originally Posted by djap2 View Post

Hi Folks,

OK, stupid questions for ya:

I have a Canon camera, do I just leave it at auto setting for dark room? I would need to shut flash off correct? Sorry but I don't know pictures...I just point and shoot.

Then, do I need to shrink the picture size down (8MP or 10MP camera) before posting?

thanks for doing this, really appreciate it.
yeh just leave it on auto and flash off and have the timer take the pic automatically to reduce blur from shakey hands manually pushing the button. then save it to computer with whatever program you have in .JPG(jpeg) format and it should shrink the storage size of the pic.

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I did notice something: on a black screen, if you hit pause on the PS3 when playing a Blu Ray, the Play/Pause icon lights up and so does area around it. Is this the zones issue?
This also happens to the black bars at some points, I think they get REALLY black when things around it are black but light up a bit when there are lighter colors around the edges (but this could be because edge smoothing is on?).

yep thats what's i'm afraid of and that's why I asked to take pics of most black screen with some white stuff to see if there are picture issues with the LED zones. please take pics of the ps3 pause screen that shows this.

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I must figure out how to turn off that stupid light in the bottom of the pannel. I can live with it, just strange it is there.

you can turn it off in the general tv setup menu.

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I also have noticed something I think is called banding: some clouds or fire show the grades of grey or red in 'bands' instead of smooth transitions. BUT, this was on only a few things, others like the smoke on Cars Blu-Ray was perfect. I think my Plasma did this as well. Maybe a calibration thing.

this is normal, don't worry about it, its the source, not the tv.

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What are the recommended settings for brightness, backlight, sharpness, etc... for LCD. I'm used to having to run settings low for 100 hours on my plasma - guess I don't need to 'break anything in' on an LCD, even with LED?

try those Cnet settings, they're good for viewing movies in a dark room. but if it looks too dull for your taste then just crank up the backlight, brightness, etc.
post #58 of 3778
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Originally Posted by spenbrad View Post

I plan on giving this a whirl tonight. I don't have cars on blu-ray any other movie scenes you could suggest?

anything with a mostly black screen with some white texts or stars. a space scene with star fields like the one in 2001: a space oddesey is good or star wars, or star trek. could you also take some pics from an angle? thanks
post #59 of 3778
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Originally Posted by diabolyte View Post

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try those Cnet settings, they're good for viewing movies in a dark room. but if it looks too dull for your taste then just crank up the backlight, brightness, etc.


No problem and thanks for the details.
OK, I will be available for this tomorrow evenning, I'll get online and strart the testing after kids are asleep. I think around 8:30PM EDT...

Sad thing right now....my wife is watching soap operas on it! But, things ya gotta do to get buyin from the spouse
post #60 of 3778
diabolyte, tried the cnet settings but they looked horrible in my opinion, too washed out.

I really like the rich, bright colors and sharpness that standard mode brings out. Only settings I touched was turned DNR to OFF from Auto and lower AMP from MEDIUM to LOW.
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