Todd, its interesting that you are in Germany. I am going to Munich tomorrow and will be there for a week.
The only difference with HLN4365W is the color right? I think the 7 is black frame and 6 and a half is all gray?
Yes, to the best of my knowledge, there is no other difference.
When viewing 4:3 SD, can you get black bars on the side or are you stuck with gray? I like black better and I read burn in is not a problem with this display.
The bars are actually black. I'm not aware of any way of changing them to another color.
Sorry to hear about your 3 blinking lights problem.
The retailer, PC Richards, took the set back yesterday. It'll either be fixed by next week or they'll give me a new one. I'm concerned about this problem too, and I hope that Samsung gets a handle on it soon.
I can't thank you enough for your guide. It is most excellent. Until my dad red it, I could not convince him why he needed a PC in his living room.
You are very welcome.
Not to be overly critical, but you have:
The first generation, HML series, was introduced last year
in section A which should be changed to HLM.
Thanks for catching the Typo. I shall update the guide.
Also, you may want to be a little more clear that the HTPC specks are your recommendation for buying/building a new PC for that purpose. Since the display does have VGA input, your existing video card will work for now. I have a Duron 650 with 512 meg 133 RAM (soon to be upgraded) running Win2K server for HTPC and it works fine even with all the other functions running in the background such as domain controller, game server, web server, and more. Since my current display does not have VGA input, I recommend the Hollywood Plus DVD decoder card with remote control.
If you already have PC that serves your purpose, then the HTPC recommendations in the guide are not applicable. The recommendations are only meaningful if you are planning to buy a new HTPC. I recommend a mid-range PC to make sure that you buy something that has a decent life before it becomes obsolete. I shall update the guide to make it clear.
I would also recommend the keyboard/mouse be RF and not IR like most are.
If you can find a black RF keyboard with a built in mouse (preferably joystick rather than touch pad) I would appreciate the URL.
I believe that Logitech and Gyration are both RF and not IR. Both of them have an excellent mouse, though its not integrated into the keyboard. I have seen a number of integrated mouse/keyboard RF devices, although they all have trackballs not joysticks. I wonder if someone else can recommend a device here.
Hope the weather in Munich is warmer that here in Connecticut. Brrrrrrrr!