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post #151 of 6231
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Originally Posted by akpak View Post

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to stream AV files over ethernet on the C630. I believe the B630 did not natively support it, but that it was possible to enable it with a hack (That was discussed on the xx630 thread)
I don't really care about the apps..weather, scores, facebook etc. (although Netflix would be nice if the PQ is pretty good) but I'd like to stream wirelessly until I build a dedicated HTPC.

streaming over ethernet: no idea, i'd love to know this too. if anyone has any info about this hack, please share.

apps: i might be wrong here, but i don't think the C630 has facebook or netflix - these advanced apps are only available on the C650. the 630 has "simple" apps like weather, sports scores, stock quotes, etc - text-only content, no high-end graphics. again, i could be wrong on this.
post #152 of 6231
I am by no means a networking guy...but I did hardwire my 55c630 into my local network which includes my Directv box, Mac Mini, and Sony Blu Ray player (and other devices). The only thing that was visible in the network section was my Directv box. This functionality is not important to me as I have the Mac Mini connected. I probably will not troubleshoot this further but I thought it might shed some light.
post #153 of 6231
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Originally Posted by sweetcell View Post

why not just buy the C650 then?

Didnt need the internet streaming apps and didnt want to spend the money for a PQ that wasnt much better in my opinion.

It doesnt bother me at all that the 46" C630 has a matte screen, picture still looks great. I thought it was wierd that the 55" C630 is glossy but the 46" isnt.

Picture looks great, I have no regrets about the purchase.
post #154 of 6231
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Originally Posted by BearcatNation View Post

Didnt need the internet streaming apps and didnt want to spend the money for a PQ that wasnt much better in my opinion.

ah, so you wish it had the glossy panel... but not that much

my 46C630 arrives on tuesday (damn shipping delays), and i chose it specifically because it had the matte panel. i would have considered a 55" if it was available in matte.

so if the 55C630 and the 55C650 both have a glossy panel, do they both have the UCP? or does samsung make some other sort of non-UCP glossy panel? is the CR different between them?
post #155 of 6231
I am not convinced its that glossy. I compared it next to 52750 and it didn't seem as glossy. I have a VERY bright room. One wall has close to 20 feet (high) worth of glass. After a few days worth of day time views I don't have much to complain about.
post #156 of 6231
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Originally Posted by akpak View Post

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to stream AV files over ethernet on the C630.

In theory, this is possible with the AllShare function (accessible through the Media.P button or the Input Source menu), but the PC Share Manager (Samsung's DLNA server that you install on your PC) is a piece of garbage. I'm still fighting with it. The list of supported video formats is in the manual on page 33.
post #157 of 6231
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Originally Posted by HopeInHim View Post

So I hit the format button on the face of the dvr like a big monkey and when 1080i was selected, the picture was much improved. Funny it is the opposite of what you describe alakaboo.

Hello my fellow Chicagoan... What I was actually describing was going into the Motorola settings (hit "Menu" when the power is OFF) and setting the output to "Native". In theory, this will preserve the original format of the broadcast as you flip through the channels, so you won't need to manually change the format as you go. I just think this feature is still a bit flaky.

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Originally Posted by HopeInHim View Post

Are there any HD channels that are broadcast in 1080p? So then the tv converts the 1080i and 720p signal to it's native 1080p?

Unfortunately, no.
post #158 of 6231
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Originally Posted by sweetcell View Post

ah, so you wish it had the glossy panel... but not that much

Exactly! haha. If I were designing my own tv, I would put it on there. But its far from necessary. The C630 is not just good enough. Its great (period)

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my 46C630 arrives on tuesday (damn shipping delays), and i chose it specifically because it had the matte panel. i would have considered a 55" if it was available in matte.

so if the 55C630 and the 55C650 both have a glossy panel, do they both have the UCP? or does samsung make some other sort of non-UCP glossy panel? is the CR different between them?

I have no idea if they both have the UCP. Not sure if you can tell that just by looking at it. All I can tell you is that the 55" definitely had a more glossy panel while the 46" and 40" have more matte like panels. Unforunately, noone will know for sure til samsung posts the specs of the whole C630 line on their website, who knows when that will be. I would have to imagine the 55" C630 would have to have a greater contrast ratio because of the glossier panel. Dont know how much better or what figure that would be.

Overall, I believe you will be very satisfied with the 46C630. Its a great TV with a damn good picture. I am perfectly satisfied with this set so far. Its not perfect, but no set is (especially in this price range).
post #159 of 6231
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Originally Posted by jcahill79 View Post

I am not convinced its that glossy. I compared it next to 52750 and it didn't seem as glossy. I have a VERY bright room. One wall has close to 20 feet (high) worth of glass. After a few days worth of day time views I don't have much to complain about.

Compared to previous years 630's, toshibas, sony and lg matte or semi-matte panels the 55630 is glossy. Maybe its not an issue in your room because of the angles you are viewing at or maybe reflections from your tv just dont bother you that much but the 55630 definitely has a glossy panel. What would it take to convince you?
post #160 of 6231
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Originally Posted by HopeInHim View Post

Just starting to get my C630 up and going. New equipment for me, as in new comcast dvr (DCX 3400), new BD player (c6500), and dealing with new formats and acronyms so I have done nothing with the tv except change to "standard" mode and enjoy the picture. Really happy with the set so far. Most of my time as been figuring out the settings to feed the tv.

In this previous post, you mention going from 1080i to 720p. When I first got the dvr up and running, I turned to ESPN HD and the picture looked off. Not sharp or crisp. So I hit the format button on the face of the dvr like a big monkey and when 1080i was selected, the picture was much improved. Funny it is the opposite of what you describe alakaboo.

Are there any HD channels that are broadcast in 1080p? So then the tv converts the 1080i and 720p signal to it's native 1080p?

Sorry guys I know this is a c630/650 thread but I need to figure all this stuff out and hopefully dialogue on this will help other people.

The tv has been great, so much pop, no visible flashlighting, and the price was right. My only issues have been my av setup. Grassroots here

Oh and for those with Comcast, why when you go to "guide", while previously watching HD channels you get black bars on the side? Then when I am watching sd channels, the picture is full and then I hit guide and it's full screen, that doesn't make sense to me. Why does the guide screen change ratios, when coming from HD the guide is 4:3, when coming in from sd, widescreen guide. Frustrating. There has to be a way to change that but I have been in the usermenu and tried all of them (4:3 override off, 480i/p, stretch).

I have a DCX 3400 as well, here's a trick. Turn it off, then hit Menu on the Comcast remote. Change the 16:9 to 1080i and the 4:3 to Stretch, then turn it back on. It will default to 1080i on HD channels instead of 720p, and it will auto stretch anything that is SD.
post #161 of 6231
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Originally Posted by agcec12 View Post

Hi........

I'm a total AV noob who decided to finally join you all in the 21st century with my first flatscreen TV (just received my new C630 today!).

I loved the TV with my XBOX 360, but as far as cable goes, I'm still on SD Comcast, so what I see on the big screen isn't very good ( just wishing like hell that my scheduled upgrade to HD this weekend will help things a LOT.). I can live with the bad picture until then, but what scares me is this small lag I see between poeple's lip movements and the sound. Anybody else notice that? Will my HD upgrade solve this? Or is there some setting somewhere that I have set wrong? I read that lip-sync issues in LGs are fixed via the Service Menu. Does anyone know how to access the service menu in the C630, and what I need to do?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks
A

You can adjust the sound delay in the Sound options menu. Try messing with that to see if it will sync back up.
post #162 of 6231
Anyone have a weblink to a pdf of the user manual for the c630's? I'd like to read up on some stuff
post #163 of 6231
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Originally Posted by mezz64 View Post

Good to know. Is Pandora working as well?

Pandora appears to be working after the software update.... Of course, it may have worked before; didn't check it originally.
post #164 of 6231
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Originally Posted by nuke View Post

Update:

The DTV tuner is quite sensitive and stable. Even with an indoor antenna (a Winegard Sharpshooter) it easily picked up the majority of OTA stations.

Downside: There is NO signal strength meter function. That's a drag because I'd like to get the antenna aimed better.

/SNIP/

Agreed that the tuner is good; it's better than my previous tuner and that one was quite good based on the levels of what I was receiving.
There's an analog channel signal strength meter, and, although not quickly accessible, a good digital signal strength bar and, better yet, a carrier to noise display. They're in the help menu as I recall... just found them last night.
post #165 of 6231
My first complaint regarding the 650.....
I've checked off-air network feeds from CBS (on two affiliates.. I get them both) and ABC and I've found an irregular "stutter". It's most obvious during the evening news when the anchor is reading stories. A slight nod of the head will appear as an obvious "skip" of a few frames. I've experimented with various combinations of the film mode, anti-blur and anti-judder settings, and ultimately it appears that the anti-blur/judder has to be disabled to eliminate the stutter. However, the basketball playoffs on both CBS affiliates showed no evidence of the stutter with the anti-blur/judder engaged. Also, Netflix playback and DVD/satellite sources don't exhibit the stutter with anti-blur/judder engaged. It seems as though it's only happening with off-air news/dramas. I'm still investigating........
Of course, the constant switching of sources and menu fiddling is driving my family nuts- "can we just watch something now?".....
post #166 of 6231
Does anyone know if the C630 or C650's are available in Canada yet? Seems Futureshop and Bestbuy still dont have them.
post #167 of 6231
I see that samsungs CA site has the c650 models listed now.
post #168 of 6231
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Originally Posted by jtiner View Post

Pandora appears to be working after the software update.... Of course, it may have worked before; didn't check it originally.


I am assuming that's only on the 650 series.
post #169 of 6231
Can anyone comment on how well the the anti-blur works on these sets? I am wondering about the image quality when anti-blur is set to max and dejudder is set to zero. Does this make a noticeable difference in blur and are there any artifacts caused by this? Thanks.
post #170 of 6231
I suppose I'm glad I read all these posts about who makes what panel, but now I'm just ready to dump Samsung altogether. It seems that the 40c630 is an "A" panel, but do we know if the 40c650 will also be an "A" panel? If I understand correctly, only an "S" panel is truly made by Samsung. The "C" is junk, but the "A" is decent? I really can't go bigger than the 40 so I'm leaning toward a 37" LG if I don't think the "A" panel 40" is a quality tv. Any ideas?
post #171 of 6231
Hi everyone I'm buying my first flatscreen TV pretty soon and I'm debating between the Samsung LN46C630 and the 530. I think I'm going to need the semi-matte due to the lighting in my room.

I'm wondering with all the complaints about the 120hz so far, is it worth it to get the 630? I'm not much of a sports fan but I"m a huge movie buff and I don't want to lose the cinema quality and have everything appear surreal.

But it also seems as though 60hz is very outdated technology. Is there something I'm missing here? I'm starting to think the 530 will be better for me and I'd love to save the money. Is there any reason for me not to go with the 530? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
post #172 of 6231
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Originally Posted by bloginski View Post

Hi everyone I'm buying my first flatscreen TV pretty soon and I'm debating between the Samsung LN46C630 and the 530. I think I'm going to need the semi-matte due to the lighting in my room.

I'm wondering with all the complaints about the 120hz so far, is it worth it to get the 630? I'm not much of a sports fan but I"m a huge movie buff and I don't want to lose the cinema quality and have everything appear surreal.

But it also seems as though 60hz is very outdated technology. Is there something I'm missing here? I'm starting to think the 530 will be better for me and I'd love to save the money. Is there any reason for me not to go with the 530? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

You, and many others, are confusing 120Hz with AMP. The 120 Hz will not produce the "soap opera effect" if turned off. Auto Motion Plus does.
post #173 of 6231
My Samsung LN40C630 arrived from Amazon today. I was encouraged that the DLNA services for PlayON and the Windows Media Player were discovered immediately. I am still struggling a bit to find the right calibration settings though.
post #174 of 6231
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Originally Posted by purplerhino12 View Post

My Samsung LN40C630 arrived from Amazon today. I was encouraged that the DLNA services for PlayON and the Windows Media Player were discovered immediately. I am still struggling a bit to find the right calibration settings though.

Does that plastic strip on the bottom come off?
post #175 of 6231
What panel type does it have? A,C,or S?
post #176 of 6231
The sticker says SQ02.
post #177 of 6231
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Originally Posted by purplerhino12 View Post

My Samsung LN40C630 arrived from Amazon today. .

purplerhino12 how was the delivery of the TV with amazon, did you have white glove delivery with CEVA? The reason im asking is because i will be getting the LN40C630 delivered on Tuesday, im hoping they dont damaged the tv in transport.
post #178 of 6231
Can someone who purchased either a 46C630 or 46C650 and happened to keep the box let me know how tall the box is? My tv is currently sitting in a CEVA warehouse and I'm thinking of picking it up myself on Monday, but I need to know if I can fit it standing up in my SUV.
post #179 of 6231
hi,
to the ones that have tested the media play of the tv, I have seen that using the tool button (like said on page 38 of the manual) you can select picture size between mode1/mode2/original for your video on usb or hdd or net, can you gently tell me what size mode1 and mode2 in the media play stand for?
Also I have seen that there is a "picture setting" control and the manual refers to page 16,17,18,19.This means that you have ALL the setting like you have in the normal tv mode or something is missed when you try to setup picture in the media play application (for example backlight setting and all advanced color calibration)?
Maybe if someone can post some shots of the tool menu using the media play application of the tv I really appreciate.

Many thanks to all
post #180 of 6231
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Originally Posted by mezz64 View Post

Can someone who purchased either a 46C630 or 46C650 and happened to keep the box let me know how tall the box is? My tv is currently sitting in a CEVA warehouse and I'm thinking of picking it up myself on Monday, but I need to know if I can fit it standing up in my SUV.

I measured my LN46C630 box and I got 32" tall on the box.
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