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post #1501 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by vlapietra
I've got an HLN437W with and I've got my HD cable box hooked up via DVI.
Is there any on screen display (or any way at all) for me to find out what the original format of the video signal coming in is (480p 720p 1080i)?
Thanks.

Does you're cable box show what the available display resolutions are?

My cable box, SA4200HD can be selected to show all the available res. that the tv will handle. I don't think the Sammy has the ability to display this on its own.

'pilot
post #1502 of 2633
Depends on your cable box. If you are using the Pace box, you can put the pace box into bypass mode. In bypass mode it just passes the incoming signal through without up or sideconversion. Then you press the 'display' button on the HLN remote and it will tell you what the incoming signal is. (If it was 480p, you would know it and you would be asking a different question.)

I don't know about the other hd/dvi cable boxes. You might want to post which one you have if it isn't the Pace box and somebody else might help you, or try the appropriate forum, since this isn't exactly an HLN issue or question. (Other than the part about pressing the 'display' button.)

-David
post #1503 of 2633
Thread Starter 
I have updated this master DLP RPTV document. It includes information on all DLP RPTV models, including Samsung HLN and HLP models. It also has preliminary information on the new Samsung HLN-1 series models, that have just started shipping.

http://www.digiupdate.com/105_DLP_RPTV.html
post #1504 of 2633
Does the new W1's also replace the 5065 models or is Samsung still shipping those. My 5065 is being delivered on the 25th and was wondering my chances of getting a W1 instead.
post #1505 of 2633
Thread Starter 
We don't know the full extent of the HLN-1 models yet. I am trying to find that out. My guess is that they will have only one 50" HLN-1 model.
post #1506 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by extrapilot
Does you're cable box show what the available display resolutions are?

My cable box, SA4200HD can be selected to show all the available res. that the TV will handle. I don't think the Sammy has the ability to display this on its own.

'pilot

The cable box is a Pioneer 3510HD. When connected via component it will allow me to choose what signals it will use, but not when connected via DVI.
But in either case, if I set the cable box to send across both 720p and 1080i I don't know which signal it is actually sending during a particular broadcast.

So I was wondering if there was any way to find out from the television.
post #1507 of 2633
Like I said above, just push the display button on the sammy remote.
post #1508 of 2633
I apologize if this is a little off thread, but this is where I have found most of the most knowledgeable Sammy HLN people are.
I have been looking for an ISF Calibrationist in the Chicago Area for the last month. I have found one, but when I asked for his experience with Sammy rear projection DLP's his response was as follows:

"I honestly haven't worked with that model. However, all sets really follow a standard when it comes to the adjustment procedures. The only real difference is their terminology. This has been the consensus through all the training classes I've attended as well as my own experience. I'm confident that your set will be simple enough as all others I've seen."

Any thoughts? This is the only calibrationist that has responded to my inquiries, so it appears I'm running out of options, but it's a no brainer, no calibration is better than a bad calibration.
post #1509 of 2633
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Originally posted by VinceP
Any thoughts? This is the only calibrationist that has responded to my inquiries, so it appears I'm running out of options, but it's a no brainer, no calibration is better than a bad calibration.

Send a PM to SethS. Seth trains ISF calibrators. I don't like the answer you got, but I have no first hand knowledge.
post #1510 of 2633
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Originally posted by Icarus
Like I said above, just push the display button on the sammy remote.

Interesting. With my firmware V309, pushing the "display" button does *not* reveal the incomming resolution on S-video, Component or DVI. Was this something that was changed in the course of production?
post #1511 of 2633
With the dvi input active, what does it display when you press the display button? Also I never said that this worked on component or s-video.

-David
post #1512 of 2633
Ok all you Samsung Owners a quick question...I have the HLN5065W, I have a regular Comcast Cable analog connection, comcast cable modem, and am aspiring to put together a HTPC. So my question is what are my options for HDTV...is my best bet getting an HDTV Tuner from Comcast, my own HDTV, or make the switch to Satellite? I live in the DC/MD/VA Metro area...Hyattsville, MD. I was looking at the Fusion3 Pro that recently came out and it looks very promising for OTA HDTV and has some other decent features which my HTPC could make a good use of, but I'd like some feedback from some of you sammy owners on what your doing and what you recommend...thanx everyone.
post #1513 of 2633
Thread Starter 
The tuner cards for HTPC's are limited to OTA only. So unless you want to limit yourself to OTA channels only, you want either cable or satellite. If you do consider switching to a satellite, DirecTV is your best option, although if you are an HD junkie then VOOM may be worth a look.
post #1514 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by Icarus
With the dvi input active, what does it display when you press the display button? Also I never said that this worked on component or s-video.

-David

On DVI it always seems to display 1280x720, the native resolution of the screen, no matter what the source.
On s-video or component I think it just displays the current aspect mode (normal, wide, zoom etc)
post #1515 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by vlapietra
On DVI it always seems to display 1280x720, the native resolution of the screen, no matter what the source.
On s-video or component I think it just displays the current aspect mode (normal, wide, zoom etc)

Not on mine (V309). When viewing DVI, and I push the Display button, I just get the "Mode: Dynamic", etc., listing of three lines of stuff...if I was at home I'd check and be a little more precise. But the screen resolution or incomming signal specs are not listed.
post #1516 of 2633
Just found out that I'll be moving to a new apartment in August which is a good opportunity to sell my current 40XBR800 and get the Sammy DLP I always wanted. IS there any updated info on availability of the new HLP series? Will it be out this summer? The updated HLN-W1 sounds like an improvement but I'd hate to pick one up only to have significant upgrades available shortly after.
post #1517 of 2633
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Originally posted by TH3_FRB
IS there any updated info on availability of the new HLP series? Will it be out this summer? The updated HLN-W1 sounds like an improvement but I'd hate to pick one up only to have significant upgrades available shortly after.

If you ask your question in July there should be new information available. Check out this link for the current guesses.

DLP RPTV Update
post #1518 of 2633
Is anyone familiar with this model number......

HLN617Wx/XAA

I had to return my HLN617W manufactured Jan 2004 as it was having a problem processing 480i signals.

Circuit City gave me a new set, but this one was manufactured in Dec 2003, but it had the above model number.

I have never seen that model number before. Any ideas?


TIA


Mike
post #1519 of 2633
But I'm anxious...and impatient

That link says May 04 for the HLP4674W - 46 Tantus which is probably what I'm looking for. Where does that date come from...WAG, educated guess, from Sammy reps?
post #1520 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by TH3_FRB
But I'm anxious...and impatient

That link says May 04 for the HLP4674W ? 46? Tantus which is probably what I'm looking for. Where does that date come from...WAG, educated guess, from Sammy reps?

Probably from Samsung contacts at CES. If you want the Tantus then you should think about getting it with the seven element color wheel.
post #1521 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by liltalkm


I had to return my HLN617W manufactured Jan 2004 as it was having a problem processing 480i signals.
....

Mike

What exact problem did you have??
post #1522 of 2633
Here is a link to the thread I started about my 480i problem.

There is a picture in the link.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=370158

Mike
post #1523 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by liltalkm
Is anyone familiar with this model number......

HLN617Wx/XAA

I had to return my HLN617W manufactured Jan 2004 as it was having a problem processing 480i signals.

Circuit City gave me a new set, but this one was manufactured in Dec 2003, but it had the above model number.

I have never seen that model number before. Any ideas?


TIA


Mike

I think I saw something like it on my 507 (delivered 1/21). I'll check the manufacture date and actual model number when I get home tonight.

-Chris
post #1524 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by liltalkm
Is anyone familiar with this model number......

HLN617Wx/XAA

I had to return my HLN617W manufactured Jan 2004 as it was having a problem processing 480i signals.

Circuit City gave me a new set, but this one was manufactured in Dec 2003, but it had the above model number.

I have never seen that model number before. Any ideas?


TIA


Mike


I have the 43 in. set, model number HLN437WX/XAA, built in August 2003.
Maybe the X/XAA is just the longer version that we don't see and just not mentioned here. This is right off the set on the right side, as you face it. My sales slip says just that it is a HLN437W.

'pilot
post #1525 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by extrapilot
I have the 43 in. set, model number HLN437WX/XAA, built in August 2003.
Maybe the X/XAA is just the longer version that we don't see and just not mentioned here. This is right off the set on the right side, as you face it. My sales slip says just that it is a HLN437W.

Same here. My 50" set says HLN507WX/XAA on the side. On the label on the back it says
Model No: HLN507W

then right underneath it says
SVC Model: HLN507WX/XAA.

Manufacture date is November 2003.

-Chris
post #1526 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by vlapietra
On DVI it always seems to display 1280x720, the native resolution of the screen, no matter what the source.
On s-video or component I think it just displays the current aspect mode (normal, wide, zoom etc)

I meant to check this at home last night, but now I'm traveling, so I can't check it. I can have my pace box output 720p or 1080i, and I'm almost certain that the display text changes for them. Maybe somebody else can check it, or you can send me a reminder PM on Sunday to check it.

RogRacer: You need to a little homework and get your settings adjusted to not use dynamic mode. Unless that's really your preference, and in that case, that's fine. Most people use custom/warm1 and adjust the contrast/shapness using VE or AVIA.

-David
post #1527 of 2633
I am looking at a Samsung TS160 HDTV receiver that can be used for OTA HD & Directv HD.

Any thoughts as to this is the one for HDTV or are there other better choices?

And does the HDTV dish manufacturer matter or are they all equal?

Thanks
post #1528 of 2633
Quote:


Originally posted by joenash
I am looking at a Samsung TS160 HDTV receiver that can be used for OTA HD & Directv HD.

Any thoughts as to this is the one for HDTV or are there other better choices?

And does the HDTV dish manufacturer matter or are they all equal?

Thanks

Dish size might matter. I saw a larger dish available for D*and was advertised for commercial and/or high end home use. I think if I was going with D*, I would consider this one over the standard since D* has to home in on three satellites for HD use. Also, I think the Samsung TS 160 model is a good one, as read here.

'pilot
post #1529 of 2633
For one thing, larger dishes will help reduce rain-fade on digital signals.
post #1530 of 2633
Thread Starter 
I have a Sasmung SIR-TS160 and it works well.
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