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post #241 of 390
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FYI I tried game mode and PC vga all seem the same as first test 30ms

You took multiple pictures with game mode enabled and it only showed a 30 ms delay?
post #242 of 390
Static gamma should be as low as possible with incremental increases in brightness.
post #243 of 390
Greetings,

After much reading of various reviews, and most specifically this thread, I finally picked up the Toshiba 55L6200U yesterday. It was on sale, and at the upper limit of my price range. My 4 year old 50" Panasonic plasma (TH-50PZ85U) died, and I needed a quick replacement, so didn't have the time to do the in depth research I normally do with big purchases. I'm beginning to regret rushing my decision...

I'm quite impressed with the picture, but am having serious issues with artifacts. Entire sections of the screen fragment with any fast motion. This is happening with Blu-ray discs (PS3), as well as HD downloads (HTPC). I might be a bit spoiled coming from a plasma, but this just doesn't seem normal. Would any owners be able to comment on whether this is to be expected, or did I get a dud? Are there any settings to reduce this effect? I don't mind exchanging if that may solve the issue, but if not this is going back...

Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks
post #244 of 390
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Originally Posted by Shashu View Post

Greetings,
After much reading of various reviews, and most specifically this thread, I finally picked up the Toshiba 55L6200U yesterday. It was on sale, and at the upper limit of my price range. My 4 year old 50" Panasonic plasma (TH-50PZ85U) died, and I needed a quick replacement, so didn't have the time to do the in depth research I normally do with big purchases. I'm beginning to regret rushing my decision...
I'm quite impressed with the picture, but am having serious issues with artifacts. Entire sections of the screen fragment with any fast motion. This is happening with Blu-ray discs (PS3), as well as HD downloads (HTPC). I might be a bit spoiled coming from a plasma, but this just doesn't seem normal. Would any owners be able to comment on whether this is to be expected, or did I get a dud? Are there any settings to reduce this effect? I don't mind exchanging if that may solve the issue, but if not this is going back...
Any advice is appreciated!
Thanks
One update the tv with newest firmware, And two do you also have problems while viewing cable/sat? Can you post any pics?
post #245 of 390
I picked up a 47L6200U yesterday for $748 (CAN) before taxes, really impressed with it in store, and from what i saw with it initially.

Got it home and....

Blacks are way to black, and in really dark scenes dark objects definitely loose texture,

Watching Big Bang Theory a door that was dark wood grain looked like a pitch black hole.
That being said though changing it to PC video mode fixed that issue.
I'll have to figure out a happy medium with the advanced controls i think.

Screen itself is ultra reflective while off but i had no issues with it once on, or with any natural light on it.

I also had to manually update the firmware the online one failed over and over, even the manual failed twice before finally working.

Had trouble with my wifi , my wifi doesn't broadcast its SSID and the tv does not like it at all.
Will have to try again now I've updated the firmware.

What i do have is an issue with it wall mounting.

I initially had it set on the stand mount, and no issues.
I wall mounted it, and the now there is a thin blue line visible along the bottom, just below the screen edge, and at one spot its really bad, lasts about 2-3 inches and is very visible.

I took it off the wall mount set it back on the stand mount, and the lines gone.

Its almost like the very bottom of the screen is drooping down exposing the back light.

Any one got this issue?
Any ides how to fix it besides never wall mounting it lol
post #246 of 390
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Originally Posted by Dukiex View Post

I picked up a 47L6200U yesterday for $748 (CAN) before taxes, really impressed with it in store, and from what i saw with it initially.
Got it home and....
Blacks are way to black, and in really dark scenes dark objects definitely loose texture,
Watching Big Bang Theory a door that was dark wood grain looked like a pitch black hole.
That being said though changing it to PC video mode fixed that issue.
I'll have to figure out a happy medium with the advanced controls i think.
Screen itself is ultra reflective while off but i had no issues with it once on, or with any natural light on it.
I also had to manually update the firmware the online one failed over and over, even the manual failed twice before finally working.
Had trouble with my wifi , my wifi doesn't broadcast its SSID and the tv does not like it at all.
Will have to try again now I've updated the firmware.
What i do have is an issue with it wall mounting.
I initially had it set on the stand mount, and no issues.
I wall mounted it, and the now there is a thin blue line visible along the bottom, just below the screen edge, and at one spot its really bad, lasts about 2-3 inches and is very visible.
I took it off the wall mount set it back on the stand mount, and the lines gone.
Its almost like the very bottom of the screen is drooping down exposing the back light.
Any one got this issue?
Any ides how to fix it besides never wall mounting it lol
For that blue line do a master reset on the TV ....To find it hit the MENU button then click OK on SETUP arrow down until you see RESET TV click OK ....Blue line should be gone!
post #247 of 390
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Originally Posted by HyperC 
For that blue line do a master reset on the TV ....To find it hit the MENU button then click OK on SETUP arrow down until you see RESET TV click OK ....Blue line should be gone!

Put it back on the wall mount to do the factory reset.
Didn't even get that far and....... Gone no blue line currently on it at all.

No changes in anyway other than putting it back on the wall mount.
Hope it remains that way.

Will post further review once I've used it a bit more.
post #248 of 390
Where did you get it in canada for 748? I can only find it for 899 at futureshop on sale!
post #249 of 390
Has anyone figured out which button on the included TV remote can be used to display a list of the recorded programs on a (Cisco 8642HD) PVR? Also, I can't seem to figure out how to power on/off the PVR. Very strange since the ir blaster test is able to successfully do it.
post #250 of 390
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Originally Posted by anian25 View Post

Where did you get it in canada for 748? I can only find it for 899 at futureshop on sale!

At the Brick they have the 42 inch for $998, At Tigerdirect.ca they had the 42 for $848 so i was going to try price match it down.
but when i rechecked the brick i noticed the 47 listed at $899.

So i called in to confirm because it seemed kinda weird for the smaller unit to be way more, and they gave me the price at $831 for the 47.

Buddy told me that it wasn't a 120hz television, then I told him to check the online add he confirmed that the 6200 series all are 120hz.

I'd previously seen this TV for 1200-1500 dollars,.
I looked around and it was a pretty awesome deal for LED that size, with that refresh rate smart, and all the jazz.

So i went in and picked up full replacement warranty for 4 years, a hdmi, and a wall mount.

They dropped the Tv to 748 before tax.

I ended up returning the wall mount though because the sales rep got me the wrong one.

Anyone had any luck with the DLNA on this unit?

I have PS3 Media Server, and i'm trying to get that to work, but right now im getting unsupported format errors.
post #251 of 390
I have the l6200u. Is there a way to turn the refresh to 120 htz. It's always on 60htz when watching hd sat. The only time it changes is watching bluray then it goes to 24htz. Is that the equivalent to 120 htz.
post #252 of 390
I ended up spending an extra $70 for d-link signal boosters. My tv wouldn't find my network and my laptop was reading two bars right underneath it.for reception, guess the antenna isn't very good.
post #253 of 390
Anyone able to give me some help getting DLNA and a media server to work with this TV.

Getting increasingly frustrated with it.

Ive tried Mezzmo, Serviio, XBMC, PS3 Media Server, AV Media Server with the UPNP Developers pack.

No luck at all.

The closest im able to get is being able to see the files, but as soon as i hit play i get an "Unsupported File" error.

Even when just trying to play MP4's which play perfectly fine over USB.

I have pulled the DLNA certificate, and used the UPNP Spy and as far as i can tell the 6200 supports the formats i'm trying to play.
post #254 of 390
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Originally Posted by rust1d1 View Post

I have the l6200u. Is there a way to turn the refresh to 120 htz. It's always on 60htz when watching hd sat. The only time it changes is watching bluray then it goes to 24htz. Is that the equivalent to 120 htz.
. for the 6200u it's called cinema mode.
post #255 of 390
Anyone got settings for the 55L6200U?

I googled but didn't find anything useful.

Also, thanks for the comments in this thread, convinced me to get this set!


Cheers!
post #256 of 390
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Originally Posted by Dukiex View Post

I picked up a 47L6200U yesterday for $748 (CAN) before taxes
Damn... picked it up for 788 from Visions. Seems like a good deal for this TV since I was looking at the ES6100... yes, very different sets, but my mum only wanted 40 at first, but this one was going for less, more size, similar feature. We will see... they will price beat in the next 60. Have to set it all up on the weekend to see if all the features I need to work for my mum, will. And since I do not want to troubleshoot after, got her the seven year warranty for 200 as I have had bad luck with the caps in the power supplies.
post #257 of 390
How do you manually update the tv? I've only seen the network update utility.
post #258 of 390
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Originally Posted by jeremywilhelm View Post

How do you manually update the tv? I've only seen the network update utility.
? whats wrong with downloading it that way...You can go to toshiba support and then download it and use usb flash drive, And BTW you can try my settings if you would like

Standard mode

Backlight : 54
Contrast : 95
Brightness 5
Color 6
Tint 0
Sharpness 8


Advanced Picture settings

Colormaster ON
ColorTemp 5
Dnyalight HIGH
Dnyamic Contrast 5
Static gamma 5
Noise Reduction Both LOW
Edge Enhancer +5
post #259 of 390
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Originally Posted by Dukiex View Post

Anyone able to give me some help getting DLNA and a media server to work with this TV.
Getting increasingly frustrated with it.
Ive tried Mezzmo, Serviio, XBMC, PS3 Media Server, AV Media Server with the UPNP Developers pack.
No luck at all.
The closest im able to get is being able to see the files, but as soon as i hit play i get an "Unsupported File" error.
Even when just trying to play MP4's which play perfectly fine over USB.
I have pulled the DLNA certificate, and used the UPNP Spy and as far as i can tell the 6200 supports the formats i'm trying to play.
I need help with this as well. I really do not want to call toshiba and I hate doing refunds... ultimately there will be a BD player and I could get a Samsung (as their DLNA seems to be better a I have got it working time and time again, though the DLNA standard as a whole is BS, UPNP AV was great in contrast, but that is another topic). I am going to try creating a serviio profile and such and go from there, but FFS, DLNA was supposed to be uniform and easy! God damn suits ruining everything.

EDIT1: How have you gotten it to see the files? I cannot even manage that. Damn it, on my Samsung it just woks.



EDIT2: I guess I have gotten as far as you. It now sees some files. Audio and images work, but videos do not. Files that work on USB are unsupported over the network, even though Toshiba says they are fine. I dont get it, how can they be DLNA certified if I cannot find software to actually push contents to it? Serviio is as close as I have gotten. They are going to be getting a call from a not so happy customer tomorrow. In the meantime, I will be hunting for a good 3d bluray that WILL play files pushed by servio. Bad job Toshiba. PQ is good without having tweaked anything, but wow do your smart features suck!
Edited by MattyMattMatt - 11/25/12 at 12:09am
post #260 of 390
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Originally Posted by MattyMattMatt View Post

I need help with this as well. I really do not want to call toshiba and I hate doing refunds... ultimately there will be a BD player and I could get a Samsung (as their DLNA seems to be better a I have got it working time and time again, though the DLNA standard as a whole is BS, UPNP AV was great in contrast, but that is another topic). I am going to try creating a serviio profile and such and go from there, but FFS, DLNA was supposed to be uniform and easy! God damn suits ruining everything.
EDIT1: How have you gotten it to see the files? I cannot even manage that. Damn it, on my Samsung it just woks.
EDIT2: I guess I have gotten as far as you. It now sees some files. Audio and images work, but videos do not. Files that work on USB are unsupported over the network, even though Toshiba says they are fine. I dont get it, how can they be DLNA certified if I cannot find software to actually push contents to it? Serviio is as close as I have gotten. They are going to be getting a call from a not so happy customer tomorrow. In the meantime, I will be hunting for a good 3d bluray that WILL play files pushed by servio. Bad job Toshiba. PQ is good without having tweaked anything, but wow do your smart features suck!

I've mainly been using XBMC on an original Xbox for all my media serving in the past, but this new tv is HDMI only,

So i had the PS3 with PS3 Media Server doing the job for me till i got something else organised, but that decided to die on me and needs a reflow.
Which is what led me to just thinking about using the DLNA with this unit which isn't really going to be my main tv.

Figured out that basically to see the file's all you need is for DLNA Localization to be on, which on ps3 media server is easy to edit into a profile.

I have tried multiple server's and still haven't had any luck, i am able to get MP3's to stream, no pics on PS3 Media Server for some reason though, haven't tried pics with Serviio which i'm working on right now.

I get all the file information using PS3 media server, the time, the preview window even opens and looks like it's attempting to play but then it just pauses and dims bringing up "unsupported file".

I've pulled down the DLNA Certificate for this unit and it supports the format's PS3 is able to transcode to, and even movies the tv is supposed to support natively without transcode, i get the same error, which makes zero sense, even when using non transcoding server's trying to play format's that work perfectly from the USB i get an unsupported file error.

I'm glad someone else is trying to get this to work because i have been pulling my hair out trying to get the POS to work.

The DLNA side of this unit is a complete nightmare, even if I could get the thing to play, the media player app itself is awful to navigate and slow as hell.

Hopefully Toshiba will smarten up and add some more features and fix what doesn't work well.

Saying that the YouTube app is actually pretty useable, and the browser function works pretty well with mouse support.

Ideally if I can get this DLNA to work id be really stoked, but eventually i will end up just moving to a dedicated box with XBMC on it.
I doubt we will ever see a Smart TV, or the PS3 with anywhere near the function, plugin support, and feel you get using XBMC.
post #261 of 390
That is likely true. XBMC is great, but this is for my mum, so less devices is better. I have an HTPC setup, so I dont need to worry about DLNA stuff with that, my server share just integrates.
YouTube works and so does the browser (with flash which at first I read wasnt supported), but those are gimmicks, they arent really all that useful. I have thought about setting up a local streaming site that is accessible though the browser just to get around DLNA, but that would probably be too confusing for her (and the RAM the TV has would be another issue with buffer).

I am boggled by what Tohiba say they support: http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ceg/tsb/en/view.asp?docid=TSB000109
And by what I can actually get to work. There is a stark contrast. I am not really interested in transcoding everything for the benefit of this TV, but I would do that if it would work. Music and pics work. Though music is slow to get going, I can accept that. I really only need video support anyway.
Serviio lets me see the files, but I cannot play the native supported ones. Cannot see the ones that should be transcoded. though
Universal Media Server (same as ps3 media server) wont let me see any files. I played around with the profiles, but got nowhere fast, same with serviio. Not really any great guides there... or I didnt find them. Got tired after four (maybe even five) hours of trying to stream video. 1am I called it quits. Luckily I was testing on my laptop, so at least I wasnt running back and forth.
The terrible thing is, everything I have done to make this Toshiba work... Samsung just worked frown.gif

There is one thing, I figured Id point out. UMS kept identifying a Panasonic device in the log, and I believe that must be the Toshiba. Linux when eportal was off, panasonic started showing when eportal was on. I dont have anything pana with dlna. I dont think I have anything pana period...

Going to call them now. Hopefully I will get somewhere with them.



EDIT: Called them. Not open. I dont get that. I work to buy your products. Why only offer me support when I am at work? Dumb. And the number I called told me to call the number I called to get support for consumer electronics...
Edited by MattyMattMatt - 11/25/12 at 11:21am
post #262 of 390
Bought 55L6200U during Cyber Monday at FF around 1100 without tax, might be the lowest for this in Canada

Unpacked and installed

First impression is OK, tried few 3D/2D titles, PQ are good, tweak a settings a bit, acceptable

But after a firmware upgrade, holy sxxx... 3D is now broken, 2D's setting is overwritten somewhat, it's like a black hole in the middle for the dark scene

So googled, found this site, do as recommended, power off, physically removed the power cord, wait for 10 minute, plug it back...did a tv reset, now 3D/2D are ok now...

Play their so called "smart" tv part a bit...what a waste of time... youtube, does not support keyword...vudu was blocked...my 60 dollar realtek based media player are better for that...I think I can officially dump the smart functions for this TV, and called it Dumb TV now smile.gif (anyway, not buying this TV for the so called smart function, but, it's very disappointing)


Overall, I think I paid what it worth, will report later while spent more time on it
post #263 of 390
So I have a problem with my 1 week old 55l6200.
The 3d feature just stopped working, all I get is a staticy rainbow of colors.
Doesn't matter which mode 2D-3D or straight up 3D.

Any suggestions on what to try ???
post #264 of 390
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Originally Posted by 24tate View Post

So I have a problem with my 1 week old 55l6200.
The 3d feature just stopped working, all I get is a staticy rainbow of colors.
Doesn't matter which mode 2D-3D or straight up 3D.
Any suggestions on what to try ???

your hdmi cable might be the problem
I had some cheap cables lying about the house and i had this exact issue, i then changed to a monster cable it worked fine.

anyone make any progress with DLNA ??

I spent 4 hours trying multiple things on friday still no further progress towards getting it to work.
Edited by Dukiex - 12/3/12 at 4:19pm
post #265 of 390
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Originally Posted by Dukiex View Post

I spent 4 hours trying multiple things on friday still no further progress towards getting it to work.
I concede defeat. Wild Media Server in the toshiba forum thread gave me hope, but no cigar. Why does this TV show up as a Pana BD player?
post #266 of 390
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Originally Posted by Dukiex View Post

your hdmi cable might be the problem
I had some cheap cables lying about the house and i had this exact issue, i then changed to a monster cable it worked fine.
anyone make any progress with DLNA ??
I spent 4 hours trying multiple things on friday still no further progress towards getting it to work.
happened to me after i took the update. i ended up resetting the t.v also. hasn't happened since.
post #267 of 390
As an update I solved the 3D problem by unplugging the tv for 20 minutes and everything was ok again.
I don't think it was a hdmi cable problem as I had an x-box 360 plugged into the component section as well as the hdmi and the
problem was on both inputs....
post #268 of 390
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Originally Posted by MattyMattMatt View Post

I concede defeat. Wild Media Server in the toshiba forum thread gave me hope, but no cigar. Why does this TV show up as a Pana BD player?

Matt I got it to work mate.

What you have to do is using Wild is get the media folders setup, then start the server.

Go to settings.
Then Devices.

Look for in the list, Linux/2.6.32.24-arm-r1.0.0a3, UPnP/1.0, Portable SDK for UPnP devices/1.6.14
Highlight, hit settings on your right.
On Type, change it to DLNA device 1.0

I got it to work with mp4's that way fore sure, and the preview window works, and everything.

Just got this to work, so wanted to let you know their is some hope biggrin.gif
post #269 of 390
hey I've been following this post to see if the dlna issue was ever solved..and I'm glad someone figued it out. I've had this tv for sometime now and have spent many hours trying to figure it out but I only got as far as u guys did..

Im trying to connect a galaxy s3.. I can get my S3 to find the tv (Linux/2.6..etc..) and I can get the tv to find my S3.. but same as u guys I can only get a few pics up on my tv.. everything else seems to be unsupported.

The part where u say find linux/2.6.... and chnage it to dlna device 1.0 etc... i lost you there.. would u mind elaborating on that a bit.. or if anyone cal help.. would be truly appreiated.

thx.
post #270 of 390
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Originally Posted by robberrobbie View Post

hey I've been following this post to see if the dlna issue was ever solved..and I'm glad someone figued it out. I've had this tv for sometime now and have spent many hours trying to figure it out but I only got as far as u guys did..
Im trying to connect a galaxy s3.. I can get my S3 to find the tv (Linux/2.6..etc..) and I can get the tv to find my S3.. but same as u guys I can only get a few pics up on my tv.. everything else seems to be unsupported.
The part where u say find linux/2.6.... and chnage it to dlna device 1.0 etc... i lost you there.. would u mind elaborating on that a bit.. or if anyone cal help.. would be truly appreiated.
thx.
That is in Wild Media Server and only works from your PC/Server/Whatever. I have a Samsung NX1000 and I wanted to see if I could stream pics or vids... but hell, it isnt even worth the hassle to try.

Dukie... oh my, it works. Perfectly for mp4s, but it plays everything. Seems to transcode everything, mp4 transcodes end up roughly the same size, but avis shoot though the roof. Also messes up the aspect ratio to hell, so I am going to start messing around with that, but first going to try using serviio. I like how easily I can alter stuff in WMS, but the interface is often times confusing. Not only that, a lot of times it does not tell me what I need to know about the options I am looking at and it is poorly documented. So I really want to use serviio because of how it auto starts and what not. But well see.
As I am typing this I have actually gotten the thing to resize, but now it always goes to 16:9... the options need to be more clear here. I want 16:9 at 1080p max, but I do not want it to stretch the video. One of the many reasons I am hoping to get serviio going, so much documentation.

So thank you Dukie. I can work from here. No idea why 1.5 works for Rambug, but I did use the mp4/x264 setting to get around really badly put default dvd formatting.
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