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post #211 of 606
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Originally Posted by Oppo_Man View Post

I bought a LN40D630 at Walmart over the weekend and it had light leakage issues all at the bottom.

Returned it for another one, and the new one has no issues.

Looking at the ID sticker up above, it shows that the LN40D630 is 60Hz, but I thought it was a 120Hz. Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks.

Are you sure that 60 Hz isn't referring to cycles per second of American alternating current?
post #212 of 606
I'm pretty clueless when it comes to A/V stuff. I know how to hook things up, and that's about where it ends!

Thanks!
post #213 of 606
No television that I know of takes 120hz in the inputs.
Sure the television itself can show 120hz, but the input is still 60hz max.
Not like specialized 3d PC LCD monitors.

The Samsung set only takes a next frame and last frame, to merge them and insert it in between frames, double the frame rate with interpolated images.
That's what I read.
post #214 of 606
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Originally Posted by Oppo_Man View Post

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to A/V stuff. I know how to hook things up, and that's about where it ends!

Thanks!

A 120Hz set takes the 60fps (60Hz) and shows each frame twice to mimic 120fps.
post #215 of 606
So what is the preferred panel type (i.e. SN, SQ, etc.) for this tv?
post #216 of 606
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Originally Posted by oddjob0619 View Post

So what is the preferred panel type (i.e. SN, SQ, etc.) for this tv?

I think people get too worked up about the panel type. Mine is an SN which is supposedly one of the "bad" ones but it works fine.
post #217 of 606
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Originally Posted by rta53 View Post

I think people get too worked up about the panel type. Mine is an SN which is supposedly one of the "bad" ones but it works fine.

Glad you like your D630. Hummm.. For those reporting light leakage I wonder what panel they had the problem with, SN, SQ, or both? Anybody..?

Looks like I'll have my own review to post. UPS just dropped off a 46D630 (SQ01 panel) ordered two days ago from Amazon. Glad I pulled the trigger when I did. It went up $93 the next day. Good thing about this time of year is UPS has a couple of guys in the truck, and with a walk in basement they have to come up a flight to drop off.

I'm replacing a 5 1/2 year old Sony DLP with a bad optical block. That set only had one HDMI. After reading posts here and elsewhere, I'm updating with some Monoprice high speed HDMI cables. Going to pick up a Panasonic DMP-BDT215 (aka. DMP-BDT210) blu-ray player from Costco on the way to work tonight.

Tried to talk the Wife into a simple soundbar system. We have a 17 month old girl so I thought a soundbar would be enough, but she said not to spend any more money (mother-in-law is really paying for this) and I could set up one of my speaker systems I had before we got married. So, time to set up the Paradigm Titans...etc. and either a Sony (great sound fields) or Onkyo (beast) AVR, which is overkill since I won't be able to crank it.

Won't set it up today, working tonight and the Wife won't get home early enough to move it around. Crossing fingers that the Sammy won't have any pixel, leakage, or other issues, otherwise I'll exchange it for another. Assuming all is good I just need to figure a SquareTrade or other warranty. Anyone know if Samsung offers any decent extended warranty plans?

Later..
post #218 of 606
I must be missing something. I cant get my 16x9 picture mode to show without side bars.I have set my Dish box to 16x9,set the tv to 16x9.When I go to wide mode I lose a little bit of the bottom picture.What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any info.
post #219 of 606
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Originally Posted by Oppo_Man View Post

I bought a LN40D630 at Walmart over the weekend and it had light leakage issues all at the bottom.

Returned it for another one, and the new one has no issues.

Looking at the ID sticker up above, it shows that the LN40D630 is 60Hz, but I thought it was a 120Hz. Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks.

I looked at the sticker on mine. Clearly you misunderstand what 60 Hz meant on your sticker. The sticker reads "AC 120 volt - 60 Hz." So, as I mentioned, the "60" refers to the frequency of electric current that the machine wants from your household electricity. It is not the refresh rate of your TV's display, which is 120 Hz.
post #220 of 606
Well I've had 5 (yes 5!!) SQ01 models and each has slight corner flashlighting always on the bottom 2. I am just so frustrated because this model is cheap and has everything I need. Do you guys think I should just call Samsung to see if they can fix it. I feel bad constantly taking advantage of Best Buy's return policy. I just need one without corner bleeding and I'm all set!
post #221 of 606
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Originally Posted by HybridShadow View Post

Well I've had 5 (yes 5!!) SQ01 models and each has slight corner flashlighting always on the bottom 2. I am just so frustrated because this model is cheap and has everything I need. Do you guys think I should just call Samsung to see if they can fix it. I feel bad constantly taking advantage of Best Buy's return policy. I just need one without corner bleeding and I'm all set!

Wow.. Were these all from the same BB? I saw a 46D630 there and didn't notice any leakage, but then again they probably want a clean one as a demo.
post #222 of 606
I bought mine from BB. I had planned to order one from Amazon but I saw an ad for BB and they had it for $200 less. I bought one that day. Mine has the SN02 panel and I haven't seen any light leakage.
post #223 of 606
They're from 3 local best buys. Just keep getting unlucky I'm gonna try a few more and if they keep getting flashlighting and vertical banding I'm done.
post #224 of 606
I'm going crazy...........I can't adjust the tv to a level where I can hear voices without being blasted by music and sound effects are on. I believe this is some sort of center channel problem, but I have tried every combination of PCM, downsampling, Bitstream and Audiophile Bitstream between the Samsung 6500 bluray player and tv.

Yes I am trying to play blurays thru the hdmi cable from the bluray player through the tv speakers. It is less bad in stereo than pseudo surround sound. But it makes blurays very annoying to listen too. Of course the picture is excellent and to a degree a have the same problem with my 55" samsung and play station but not as bad. Would a soundbar help, or isn't there a center channel ajustment on those either............help
post #225 of 606
There's a voice mode, to lower other sounds.
post #226 of 606
Do you mean the Clearvoice setting? I was of the opinion that it just an eq setting.

I'm suspecting it has to do with the relative balance between the center channel which carries voice info mostly and the other 4, or am I way out in left field in this analysis? but........

What I really do understand why would a Bluray ,manufacturer bias the mix in such a manner that would not favor most users which I believe are using their tv as the speaker system with an hdmi cable.............or

is the hdmi cable the problem would I be better of running sound through the RCA cables or are they disabled if hdmi is plugged in
post #227 of 606
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Originally Posted by HybridShadow View Post

Well I've had 5 (yes 5!!) SQ01 models and each has slight corner flashlighting always on the bottom 2. I am just so frustrated because this model is cheap and has everything I need. Do you guys think I should just call Samsung to see if they can fix it. I feel bad constantly taking advantage of Best Buy's return policy. I just need one without corner bleeding and I'm all set!


Same here. I have had now tried three LN46D630's from Best Buy (mine were the SQ01 versions also BTW), and all three had light leakage at the bottom corners. The one I have now is less severe compared to the other two, but in a dark room on dark material it's still there. I'm trying to decide whether to return this one for another and risk the leakage might be worse, or just live with it. I am so impressed with the picture quality of the LN46D630, I prefer to stay with the Samsung if possible. The only other set I might consider in this price range would be the LG 47LW5600?
post #228 of 606
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Originally Posted by rta53 View Post

I bought mine from BB. I had planned to order one from Amazon but I saw an ad for BB and they had it for $200 less. I bought one that day. Mine has the SN02 panel and I haven't seen any light leakage.

Could it be that only the SQ01 version panels are leaking light?
post #229 of 606
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Originally Posted by T-nm View Post

There's a voice mode, to lower other sounds.

Voice mode is what I use also.
post #230 of 606
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Originally Posted by CharlesDog View Post

I'm going crazy...........I can't adjust the tv to a level where I can hear voices without being blasted by music and sound effects are on. I believe this is some sort of center channel problem, but I have tried every combination of PCM, downsampling, Bitstream and Audiophile Bitstream between the Samsung 6500 bluray player and tv.

Yes I am trying to play blurays thru the hdmi cable from the bluray player through the tv speakers. It is less bad in stereo than pseudo surround sound. But it makes blurays very annoying to listen too. Of course the picture is excellent and to a degree a have the same problem with my 55" samsung and play station but not as bad. Would a soundbar help, or isn't there a center channel ajustment on those either............help

The tv will take whatever audio sample it "sees" and down convert it to stereo. Most tv's do not have the capability to properly decode audio streams from Blu-ray movies. You need to run the BD player thur an AVR that can decode the various formats and play the audio thru the HTS speakers, turning off the tv speakers. Bitstream is really nothing more than a "zip" file (for want of a better term) of the audio stream. The AVR will decode it to whatever it's supposed to be or whatever you've chosen (original format, special effects, etc.), pass it thru the DAC and out your speakers. A soundbar would help if you don't want to setup a HTS but you'll probably only get (depending on how much you want to spend) pseduo 5.1. But at least the audio will be a little more discrete. Or, if your BD player has the option of stereo out only that may be better. However, you will lose a lot of the Blu-ray movie's "environment" by watching a superb picture in stereo sound. Invest in a good soundbar or better yet, a HTS.
post #231 of 606
Well, thanks for the truth...........its what I suspected, but what I do get is why. A rational person would expect the sound to be acceptable on the most common system. Tv and Bluray/DVD player. All I want is to be able to look at the beautiful picture and be able to understand what the actors are saying without boosting dialogue then getting blasted out of the room for effects and music.
post #232 of 606
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Originally Posted by CharlesDog View Post

Well, thanks for the truth...........its what I suspected, but what I do get is why. A rational person would expect the sound to be acceptable on the most common system. Tv and Bluray/DVD player. All I want is to be able to look at the beautiful picture and be able to understand what the actors are saying without boosting dialogue then getting blasted out of the room for effects and music.

Maybe it's the way your particular model of tv handles the audio coming from HDMI when played thru the internal speakers. I never noticed that on my LG when we just had the BD player before the HTS was purchased and setup. Now, I just keep the internal speakers off because there's no reason to use them.
post #233 of 606
My experience says it happens on some dvd's more on bluray, but never on broadcasts from dish network. So something in the process, either intentional or not, occurs in the conversion to stereo over Dish that balances voice and effects/music that doesn't happen from disc to tv. My 50" samsung has an srs tru dialogue option that works better but I don't think this tv has that option. But as I said for what I paid at Sams on Black Friday for this TV I am extremely pleased with the picture quality
post #234 of 606
I just bought an LN46D630 today and have two questions:

What versions have the IPS or VA panels? My version code is SN01

I have read many reviews (on Amazon and elsewhere) that claim these TVs do not last long due to capacitor problems. Does anyone know if these problems have been addressed by Samsung? My TV was manufactured in September and I'm hoping that they've solved these alleged issues prior to that date.

Thanks
post #235 of 606
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Originally Posted by helomech View Post

I just bought an LN46D630 today and have two questions:

What versions have the IPS or VA panels? My version code is SN01

I have read many reviews (on Amazon and elsewhere) that claim these TVs do not last long due to capacitor problems. Does anyone know if these problems have been addressed by Samsung? My TV was manufactured in September and I'm hoping that they've solved these alleged issues prior to that date.

Thanks

Well mine has the SN01 panel and it was manufactured in July 2011. So far I have not had any issues. If you register your unit Samsung will extend the warranty by 3 months I think. I may purchase an extended warranty.
post #236 of 606
Picked up my LN46D630 this past weekend at BB after a month of looking and comparing every 46/47 inch tv LED/LCD I could find. I settled on the Samsung and so far I am pretty happy. I joined this forum nearly 5 years ago when I purchased my first (and only to this point) LCD tv, a Vizio L37. That Vizio is still kicking and has been on for 12 hours a day for the last 5 years with no problems at all! Of course this Samsung blows the doors off of that old Vizio plus I was needing a bigger screen size for my newly finished den.
The good is the Samsung has about the best picture I have seen, lots of connections and easy to setup and get going. The downside so far is the AMP is a crapshoot sometimes. On HD cable some programs work great with it on and others stutter and freeze every few seconds while others will just stutter once every 5 minutes or so. Bluray is awesome and the set handles 24fps well but the first movie I put in was Quantum of Solace using my PS3 and forgot the AMP was set on standard. Man that was the clearest picture I have ever seen but at the same time it was the strangest I have ever seen. The motion was just too clear and made it seem wierd. I have since set the AMP to custom as mentioned in this thread and has really helped. I still do not have the picture settings where I want them but hopefully somebody better than I am at it will post some more.
post #237 of 606
Forgot to mention that I have the SN02 panel with a manufacture date of 9/2011 in Mexico. I also have a slight light bleed on both bottom corners but I really don't feel like taking the tv back because of it, usually not noticeable unless the scene is a ceratin shade of black/grey. Kinda wierd that I notice no bleed while watching a widescreen movie with the black bars on top and bottom and you would figure that would be where you notice it the most.
post #238 of 606
SN02 panel,manufactured Nov. no light leaking anywhere.
post #239 of 606
I just realized that I have a SN02 panel, but the box said SN01. So far the picture is great. I tried five different models from other brands and a samsung UN46D6000 before this one. The LN46d630 has the best picture by far and the least backlight inconsistencies.
I'm stiil curious if the "S" designates the panel as an IPS. The pixels definitely do not have a chevron shape like most IPS panels I've seen.

I purchased a renewable protection plan today just to be safe. Read to many posts about capacitors going out right after manufacturer's warranty expires.

I'm going to try loosening the screws a bit because some have reported that it will minimize backlight inconsistency. It's still worlds better than the LG I tried. Also, I noticed that the contrast improves if the TV is directly level with my eyesight. I have the TV resting higher than most entertainment centers, therefore I notice some minor backlight bleed from the top corners.

I too have noticed the AMP issues, but I find that it works best on the "clear" setting as opposed to the custom settings that others recommended.
post #240 of 606
Looking for a good calibration disk. Any recommendations?
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