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post #721 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Ohhhh no! My Sony 3D blu-ray player doesn't recognize my Sony 3D TV. Brats

Smack the Blu-ray player with your slipper a few times. That should do it...LOL. How are you guys liking the R550A ?. I am thinking about picking up a 70" after I ran into a couple problems with a Samsung ES8000 I returned. Sounds like a pretty good deal for a big screen. I came originally from a Panny 58" plasma.
post #722 of 3997
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Originally Posted by Ripper64 View Post

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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Ohhhh no! My Sony 3D blu-ray player doesn't recognize my Sony 3D TV. Brats

Smack the Blu-ray player with your slipper a few times. That should do it...LOL. How are you guys liking the R550A ?. I am thinking about picking up a 70" after I ran into a couple problems with a Samsung ES8000 I returned. Sounds like a pretty good deal for a big screen. I came originally from a Panny 58" plasma.


Long time plasma people historically have the hardest time adjusting the LCD. CRT people have a hard time too, but they're so wow'd by HD that a lot of it goes unnoticed. The plasma folks however....there's a lot to like about plasma over LCD currently (unless you trade in a kidney ................... or two).
post #723 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Ohhhh no! My Sony 3D blu-ray player doesn't recognize my Sony 3D TV. Brats

(?) I don't understand that at all. You mean the TV doesn't recognize the blu-ray player using its "sync" mechanism?

Or the blu-ray player can't establish HDCP handshaking with the TV?

If the former, I think HDMI itself contains the ability to control blu-ray fundamentals by back-channeling control codes. At least my sony BPD-S590 was automatically controlled by the TV without me setting up any sync at all. I honestly am not sure what is going on by default with Sony to Sony machines conspiring behind my back. I can here them muttering to each other when I leave the room.

If it's the latter, then you might be USCWAP until you get a new blu-ray. What model do you have? frown.gif
post #724 of 3997
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ARRRRRRRRGH. I @#$%ing hate TVs.

I can't stand this. I have a TV that is "ok" except for those blobs that rear their 3 ugly heads during panning or similar scenes. Not always. But enough that it's a distraction.

So I go through the PITA return of this thing to just get another 550 with worse DSE maybe?

[rant]
Man I hate this. And I hate the current state of TVs. And I hate not being able to wait until the manufacturing versions of new models have matured. And I hate the price tag of Sonys. And I hate knowing that I'm always buying 10 minutes before I should have.
[/rant]
post #725 of 3997
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

(?) I don't understand that at all. You mean the TV doesn't recognize the blu-ray player using its "sync" mechanism?

Or the blu-ray player can't establish HDCP handshaking with the TV?

If the former, I think HDMI itself contains the ability to control blu-ray fundamentals by back-channeling control codes. At least my sony BPD-S590 was automatically controlled by the TV without me setting up any sync at all. I honestly am not sure what is going on by default with Sony to Sony machines conspiring behind my back. I can here them muttering to each other when I leave the room.

If it's the latter, then you might be USCWAP until you get a new blu-ray. What model do you have? frown.gif
I just kind of put everything together quickly last night and wasn't even planning on checking out a 3D blu-ray. My wife said "lets see what 3D looks like". So I put in Avatar and followed the on screen prompts. I chose "play in 3D" and got a message saying the " player does not recognize the TV, go to player menu and do ###@#". I did not push the "sync" button. Is that all I need to do?
post #726 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

(?) I don't understand that at all. You mean the TV doesn't recognize the blu-ray player using its "sync" mechanism?

Or the blu-ray player can't establish HDCP handshaking with the TV?

If the former, I think HDMI itself contains the ability to control blu-ray fundamentals by back-channeling control codes. At least my sony BPD-S590 was automatically controlled by the TV without me setting up any sync at all. I honestly am not sure what is going on by default with Sony to Sony machines conspiring behind my back. I can here them muttering to each other when I leave the room.

If it's the latter, then you might be USCWAP until you get a new blu-ray. What model do you have? frown.gif
I just kind of put everything together quickly last night and wasn't even planning on checking out a 3D blu-ray. My wife said "lets see what 3D looks like". So I put in Avatar and followed the on screen prompts. I chose "play in 3D" and got a message saying the " player does not recognize the TV, go to player menu and do ###@#". I did not push the "sync" button. Is that all I need to do?

AIUI, sync should have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not your blu-ray player recognizes the TV.

What BDP do you have?
post #727 of 3997
So some of you all are having some issue with off angle viewing. Have you found a LCD/LED set with considerably better off angle performance. Does type of panel matter? Are any brand know for better of angle viewing? My viewing spot is about 12 feet away and about three foot off the right edge of the present set.
post #728 of 3997
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Originally Posted by Trouthead View Post

So some of you all are having some issue with off angle viewing. Have you found a LCD/LED set with considerably better off angle performance. Does type of panel matter? Are any brand know for better of angle viewing? My viewing spot is about 12 feet away and about three foot off the right edge of the present set.

the 178degree viewing is not to great.

but if you mean 12 feet away and then 3 feet to the then you are fine.

if you go like 3 feet away from the tv then 7-10 feet to the side, then it's not great
post #729 of 3997
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Originally Posted by bowlopho View Post

the 178degree viewing is not to great.
but if you mean 12 feet away and then 3 feet to the then you are fine.
if you go like 3 feet away from the tv then 7-10 feet to the side, then it's not great
My experience with this TV was different than yours. When I sat 12' from the front plane of the TV and about 4' outside the L or R edge of the TV, the picture was washed out significantly...at least 50% of the color, contrast, etc. was lost and it was like looking thru a haze.
Some of my friends have Sony LEDs with active 3D, and their off-angle PQ is superb.
post #730 of 3997
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Originally Posted by chopcg View Post

I took delivery of this tv today in 50" and do not like it. I'm not a HT geek, but I know a good picture. History:

Had a 42" Panasonic PX600u Plasma and loved it. But after 7 years, it's losing its luster a bit, and I'm tired of lowering blinds to darken the room for daytime viewing.

I then found a great deal for a 50" Samsung ES6500 on Amazon. I liked it, but didn't love it. My chief complaint was that it just wasn't that bright -- the exact reason I went with an LED. Also, the detail in dark scenes was shockingly bad and it had a decent amount of clouding. So, I took a risk and ordered the Sony. It's all Amazon Prime so free delivery and returns.

Granted, I haven't had a lot of time to calibrate it, but here are my issues:

- it's even dimmer than the Samsung (and I have the Eco settings off)
- no matter what I do, I can't get the picture to "pop"
- not as important, but this tv is pretty ugly in person. Also, the stand is very low (compared to the Samsung and Panasonic)
- there needs to be a color temp between neutral and warm (maybe I can fix this with the hue)
- it does not handle fast motion in a hockey game well (better with all processing off, but still not great)
- chrome stand and plate behind the Sony name are very reflective and annoying
- it's a semi-matte screen, but still not very good in a bright room
- and most of all, when the camera pans during hockey, it has this annoying cloudy effect over the white ice. I think this must be DSE (which I assume stands for dirty screen effect).

On the positive, the blacks are great and it doesn't have the clouding that the Samsung had. Whoopie!

I'm now at a loss on what to exchange it for. I don't even care about 3D or smart features. I just want something 50-55" with a good, bright picture that holds up in a bright room, and handles fast motion well.

I thought I would chime back in here since I returned my R550a. I ended up grabbing a 55" Samsung FH6030 off Amazon. I didn't care about the SmartTV features since I have a PS3 and AppleTV. Here are my comments that I posted to another thread:

1) Received a 55" TH-01 from Amazon. The box says "Made in Mexico" but that panel is TH-01.

2) Very mild dirty screen affect. I have to look for it to see it, unlike the Sony R550a, where you could not escape.

3) More uniform and less flash-lighting and clouding compared to the ES6500.

4) Better shadow detail and performance in dark scene than the ES6500, but not as good as the Sony R550a.

5) Brighter than both the ES6500 and R550a.

6) The picture "pops" far more than the R550a.

7) Significantly better at handling glare than the R550a.

8) Off angle viewing is not the greatest. Probably a bit worse than the R550a.

9) No issues in handling fast motion. It's better than the R550a and pretty much the same as the ES6500.

10) The aesthetics are much better than the Sony. It's amazing how horrible the chrome stand and reflecting chrome bottom bezel damaged the looks.

Overall, I'm very happy with this TV. Coming from plasma, I have to make some concessions unless I want to spend significantly more. The TV is bright. It handles fast motion great. The picture pops. I'll be keeping it.
post #731 of 3997
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

AIUI, sync should have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not your blu-ray player recognizes the TV.

What BDP do you have?
Not sure what AIUI means (I'm old). I just bought the new Sony 5100 along with new 1.4 HDMI cables. I just went in and tried watching a 3D movie again and everything worked fine.
post #732 of 3997
A few observations after spending 3 or 4 hours trying to get the best PQ from the menu via my eyeballs. First off, you can get a better picture from most other brands, including Sony, if you want to pay more for your TV. If you want something bigger than 65" I rate the Sony better than the 70" Vizio ( I sent 2 back) and a bit better than the Sharp 745 series. Screen uniformity if wonderful. No bleeding, no flash lighting, and no clouding. I find off axis viewing to be very good. At 6 ft and 40 degrees I see about A 10% fade. After setting up lots and lots of TV's for people I came to the conclusion that the picture set up has a lot to do with the complaints I see most often. When my Spears and Munsil Calibration Disc arrives later today I'll see how much better my PQ can get beyond what my eyes like the best as of now. One huge drawback to this TV is the major lack of controls available to calibrate the TV from the main menu. My old 60A3000 offered many more options, like red, blue, green Gain etc. The 550A only gives you a paltry three picture settings, Vivid, Standard, and Custom. Actually you can tweak all three of these settings and make the picture look very similar. Most professional calibrators would not like my final setting choice but for what it's worth here they are.
Picture Mode--Vivid
Backlight- 7
Picture- 70
Bright-- 55
Color-- 40
Hue-- G 0
Sharp-- 16
Temp-- Cool
Vivid mode does not allow for advanced setting like gamma and black comp. I tried every possible combination in every picture mode. I like my settings in Custom mode but they lacked the pop of Vivid and playing with the backlight and brightness are personal preference depending on room lighting and what you eyes like best. Cool gives a more blue whit over neutral and warm and I prefer the bluer white. These settings also gave me the best off axis viewing, probably because they result in a higher contrast level.
post #733 of 3997
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Originally Posted by chopcg View Post

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I'm now at a loss on what to exchange it for. I don't even care about 3D or smart features. I just want something 50-55" with a good, bright picture that holds up in a bright room, and handles fast motion well.

I thought I would chime back in here since I returned my R550a. I ended up grabbing a 55" Samsung FH6030 off Amazon. I didn't care about the SmartTV features since I have a PS3 and AppleTV. Here are my comments that I posted to another thread:

1) Received a 55" TH-01 from Amazon. The box says "Made in Mexico" but that panel is TH-01.

2) Very mild dirty screen affect. I have to look for it to see it, unlike the Sony R550a, where you could not escape.

OMG, that certainly is true for mine. frown.gif

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5) Brighter than both the ES6500 and R550a.

On all settings? The R550A was already far too easy to become far too bright with the settings.
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6) The picture "pops" far more than the R550a.

[......]

10) The aesthetics are much better than the Sony. It's amazing how horrible the chrome stand and reflecting chrome bottom bezel damaged the looks.

Overall, I'm very happy with this TV. Coming from plasma, I have to make some concessions unless I want to spend significantly more. The TV is bright. It handles fast motion great. The picture pops. I'll be keeping it.

About that stand thing: I've actually never noticed anything distracting from it and I was surprised at this.

About "The picture pops".

I can't say how you're using this term, but while in general it is often preferred by many, strictly speaking it's all too often a sign that something isn't quite right. I don't mean you want a washed out effect. But usually, when I visit a friend who "spent a long time finding what they wanted" they usually ended turning sharpness up to absurdly broken levels. Then they'll say something obtuse like "this blows plasma away". OMG good grief.

Again, I'm can't say how you're using it. I'm talking about the populace in general. You're probably using it the way I would: "the picture was better and clearer".

That said, the default settings for the *MY* particular 60R550A had their standard setting "popping" too much. So be kind on your eyes with that samsung. cool.gif <--wear those.
post #734 of 3997
So is the general consensus that there are issues with this TV? I just got married and we're looking at getting a new TV from Costco and this is one of the 70" options. The other being a couple of Sharp models from last year (one with 3D and one without). We plan to put this in the bonus room where there will not be off angle viewing (most, if not all will be head on...the only off angle might be 1-2 feet past the left and right edge of the TV but at the same viewing distance as head-on).

I've been reading about this blob issue going on. Is everyone having this problem? We'll be watching movies and I'll be playing games (when I get the chance). Is this an okay TV for these activities? 70" seems like a difficult size to get and this TV is within our $3100 (CDN) budget.
post #735 of 3997
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

OMG, that certainly is true for mine. frown.gif
On all settings? The R550A was already far too easy to become far too bright with the settings.
About that stand thing: I've actually never noticed anything distracting from it and I was surprised at this.

About "The picture pops".

I can't say how you're using this term, but while in general it is often preferred by many, strictly speaking it's all too often a sign that something isn't quite right. I don't mean you want a washed out effect. But usually, when I visit a friend who "spent a long time finding what they wanted" they usually ended turning sharpness up to absurdly broken levels. Then they'll say something obtuse like "this blows plasma away". OMG good grief.

Again, I'm can't say how you're using it. I'm talking about the populace in general. You're probably using it the way I would: "the picture was better and clearer".

That said, the default settings for the *MY* particular 60R550A had their standard setting "popping" too much. So be kind on your eyes with that samsung. cool.gif <--wear those.

I had the 50" R550a and I couldn't believe how dim it was. It was much dimmer than the Samsung ES6500 and about on par with my 6 year old Plasma. I could obviously make the picture much brighter by jacking up the settings, but it came at extreme expense of image quality. With the FH6030, I have a bright picture that doesn't look over-done.

As for "popping," that's a very subjective term. By "popping" I simply mean that I'm getting dazzled by the picture. I feel like I'm looking at a high quality, large sceeen, high-def picture. The Sony always felt to subdued and I never got a "wow" factor from it.
post #736 of 3997
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Originally Posted by MeelaPo View Post

So is the general consensus that there are issues with this TV? I just got married and we're looking at getting a new TV from Costco and this is one of the 70" options. The other being a couple of Sharp models from last year (one with 3D and one without). We plan to put this in the bonus room where there will not be off angle viewing (most, if not all will be head on...the only off angle might be 1-2 feet past the left and right edge of the TV but at the same viewing distance as head-on).

I've been reading about this blob issue going on. Is everyone having this problem? We'll be watching movies and I'll be playing games (when I get the chance). Is this an okay TV for these activities? 70" seems like a difficult size to get and this TV is within our $3100 (CDN) budget.

Not everyone is reporting the blob issue. I think a few here have reported no blob/dse going on at all.

I think that the two that did have blobs (that I know of for sure) were both 60", one of them being mine. Despite the model numbers, no two panels seem alike among any manufacturer, and this is especially so between sizes. Even differing sizes of the same model.
post #737 of 3997
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OMG, that certainly is true for mine. frown.gif
On all settings? The R550A was already far too easy to become far too bright with the settings.
About that stand thing: I've actually never noticed anything distracting from it and I was surprised at this.

About "The picture pops".

I can't say how you're using this term, but while in general it is often preferred by many, strictly speaking it's all too often a sign that something isn't quite right. I don't mean you want a washed out effect. But usually, when I visit a friend who "spent a long time finding what they wanted" they usually ended turning sharpness up to absurdly broken levels. Then they'll say something obtuse like "this blows plasma away". OMG good grief.

Again, I'm can't say how you're using it. I'm talking about the populace in general. You're probably using it the way I would: "the picture was better and clearer".

That said, the default settings for the *MY* particular 60R550A had their standard setting "popping" too much. So be kind on your eyes with that samsung. cool.gif <--wear those.

I had the 50" R550a and I couldn't believe how dim it was. It was much dimmer than the Samsung ES6500 and about on par with my 6 year old Plasma. I could obviously make the picture much brighter by jacking up the settings, but it came at extreme expense of image quality. With the FH6030, I have a bright picture that doesn't look over-done.

As for "popping," that's a very subjective term. By "popping" I simply mean that I'm getting dazzled by the picture. I feel like I'm looking at a high quality, large sceeen, high-def picture. The Sony always felt to subdued and I never got a "wow" factor from it.

Did you turn off the energy savings setting? That is the death-knell setting of TVs I've seen and the very first one that people react to. It's the very first setting I react to as well. You can see the results at the wall in best buy: torch, torch, torch, and then the odd TV that looks absurdly dim. Ask them to find the remote (a hassle in itself) and walk through the menu. I guarantee you'll see that is set. It's always called something like "Eco mode" or "Energy Savings" or similar. On the mid-upper end LGs in 2012 it made the displays miserable. On my R550 it was a terrible hack in light output. Looked like less than half of what I have it at now.
post #738 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

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AIUI, sync should have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not your blu-ray player recognizes the TV.

What BDP do you have?
Not sure what AIUI means (I'm old).

As I Understand It. I'm 48. Most of these acronyms were started by we engineers in the early days of USENET (newsgroups) when only engineers knew WTF the groups even were. Things like compuserve and AOL had similar groups....some of these shortcuts are very old and probably dying out. Other than WTF, LOL, AFAICT, IIRC, etc., which seem have a long life. AIUI however is a little esoteric, my apologies. This is the 2nd time I was asked about it, and I'll try to remember to stop.
post #739 of 3997
When I turned on my TV this morning and the first thing that popped up on the screen was notice for installing an update. I don't know what it was for but I allowed it.
post #740 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Most professional calibrators would not like my final setting choice but for what it's worth here they are.
Picture Mode--Vivid
Backlight- 7
Picture- 70
Bright-- 55
Color-- 40
Hue-- G 0
Sharp-- 16
Temp-- Cool
Vivid mode does not allow for advanced setting like gamma and black comp. I tried every possible combination in every picture mode. I like my settings in Custom mode but they lacked the pop of Vivid and playing with the backlight and brightness are personal preference depending on room lighting and what you eyes like best. Cool gives a more blue whit over neutral and warm and I prefer the bluer white. These settings also gave me the best off axis viewing, probably because they result in a higher contrast level.

Thanks for the settings. i'm watching some golf and i'm enjoying it. The only thing I changed was color 52, i will keep this as my vivid for sports watching.
Edited by bowlopho - 5/24/13 at 12:32pm
post #741 of 3997
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

Did you turn off the energy savings setting? That is the death-knell setting of TVs I've seen and the very first one that people react to. It's the very first setting I react to as well. You can see the results at the wall in best buy: torch, torch, torch, and then the odd TV that looks absurdly dim. Ask them to find the remote (a hassle in itself) and walk through the menu. I guarantee you'll see that is set. It's always called something like "Eco mode" or "Energy Savings" or similar. On the mid-upper end LGs in 2012 it made the displays miserable. On my R550 it was a terrible hack in light output. Looked like less than half of what I have it at now.

Yes. It was the first thing that I did. Maybe I had a lemon, but I was shocked at the lack of brightness for an LED.
post #742 of 3997
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Originally Posted by bowlopho View Post

Thanks for the settings. i'm watching some golf and i'm enjoying it. The only thing I changed was color 52, i will keep this as my vivid for sports watching.
A good HD golf broadcast is a perfect place to fine tune your color saturation, probably the best place to set your greens (play on words).. I recommend everybody record the Indy 500 this weekend. When you play it back pause on a good still shot of the pits before the race when all the cars are sitting there. Great color shot to fine tune. Also a good shot of the crowd works. Naturally a bright sunny day would help.
post #743 of 3997
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

A few observations after spending 3 or 4 hours trying to get the best PQ from the menu via my eyeballs. First off, you can get a better picture from most other brands, including Sony, if you want to pay more for your TV. If you want something bigger than 65" I rate the Sony better than the 70" Vizio ( I sent 2 back) and a bit better than the Sharp 745 series. Screen uniformity if wonderful. No bleeding, no flash lighting, and no clouding. I find off axis viewing to be very good. At 6 ft and 40 degrees I see about A 10% fade. After setting up lots and lots of TV's for people I came to the conclusion that the picture set up has a lot to do with the complaints I see most often. When my Spears and Munsil Calibration Disc arrives later today I'll see how much better my PQ can get beyond what my eyes like the best as of now. One huge drawback to this TV is the major lack of controls available to calibrate the TV from the main menu. My old 60A3000 offered many more options, like red, blue, green Gain etc. The 550A only gives you a paltry three picture settings, Vivid, Standard, and Custom. Actually you can tweak all three of these settings and make the picture look very similar. Most professional calibrators would not like my final setting choice but for what it's worth here they are.
Picture Mode--Vivid
Backlight- 7
Picture- 70
Bright-- 55
Color-- 40
Hue-- G 0
Sharp-- 16
Temp-- Cool
Vivid mode does not allow for advanced setting like gamma and black comp. I tried every possible combination in every picture mode. I like my settings in Custom mode but they lacked the pop of Vivid and playing with the backlight and brightness are personal preference depending on room lighting and what you eyes like best. Cool gives a more blue whit over neutral and warm and I prefer the bluer white. These settings also gave me the best off axis viewing, probably because they result in a higher contrast level.

Whoa! Fried my eyeballs. I see what you're going after with this scheme, but skin tones look flat & washed out to me.

See if this gets you close to where you were at... but with more natural color detail:

Picture mode - custom
Backlight - max
Picture - 55
Bright - 55
Color - 42
Hue - 0
Sharp - 0
temp - neutral
everything else off
post #744 of 3997
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Originally Posted by chopcg View Post

Yes. It was the first thing that I did. Maybe I had a lemon, but I was shocked at the lack of brightness for an LED.

Lack of brightness? On the R550? This thing gets BRIGHT. Either you had a lemon or the light sensor option was not disabled. (in the "Eco" power settings menu)

Everyone... make sure the light sensor option is disabled before configuring your TV settings. Messes up everything.
post #745 of 3997
Liking the R550 so far. Nice picture with good black level performance for an LED. I see no discernible issues with clouding, DSE, etc. on my set. Viewing angle is more than sufficiently wide for everyday use. (I don't plan to watch movies from the kitchen, but I could)

However, fine-tuning the calibration is a little frustrating. I see no option to directly adjust RGB levels (is there a service menu?). But I do see plenty of useless options like contrast enhancer, black corrector, live color... all three should be disabled. Not sure about clear white yet. Still dialing everything in. But the good news is that it looks pretty darn nice with only modest tweaking.

Overall, a KILLER deal if you landed the Fry's special. But I'm not sure I'd bite at current retail ($2600-ish). At that price, I'd recommend giving the Costco Sharp 657 w/3D a look since it is $800 less w/similar attributes.
post #746 of 3997
Photo frame annoyance: Currently no option to adjust the slideshow timing. It turbocharges its way through photos... 3 second fade in, FIVE second hold, 3 second fade out. Don't blink or you'll miss it!

I expect this will be fixed in a future software update. I'd like to pause on the image anywhere from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
post #747 of 3997
you can change the photo timer for the slide show. i saw an option somewhere
post #748 of 3997
The "duration" setting only specifies how many hours you wish the slideshow to run: 1h, 2h, 4h, or 24h.

Meh.
post #749 of 3997
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Originally Posted by Nick Dangerous View Post

The "duration" setting only specifies how many hours you wish the slideshow to run: 1h, 2h, 4h, or 24h.

Meh.

When you go find your photo media, click the yellow button for playback method then select slideshow speed. it goes from 5 seconds to 30 seconds as the longest
post #750 of 3997
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Originally Posted by Nick Dangerous View Post

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Originally Posted by chopcg View Post

Yes. It was the first thing that I did. Maybe I had a lemon, but I was shocked at the lack of brightness for an LED.

Lack of brightness? On the R550? This thing gets BRIGHT. Either you had a lemon or the light sensor option was not disabled. (in the "Eco" power settings menu)

Everyone... make sure the light sensor option is disabled before configuring your TV settings. Messes up everything.

On some models this can be true. However, on my 60" 550 the light sensor causes merely a noticable yet subtle reaction. It's not the night-and-day that I've heard from owners of other brands. I was going to axe it, but it seemed so small a whack that I left it. I'll axe it tonight and see if it makes any difference in cross-over effects to the other settings.

But that guy certainly got a lemon.....the light sensor is not designed to react as much as he indicated, so something somewhere was malfunctioning.
Edited by tgm1024 - 5/24/13 at 4:11pm
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