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post #2431 of 2894
Well, the Sony WEGA 30 inchers have plummeted in price... No brainer... the Sanyo is going back... Sony KD30XS955 on the way... Was begining to get used to the Sanyo's strange geometry and red push. At least the Sony has a service manual issued. Nothing for the Sanyo yet. Haven't heard back from customer relations as to its status. My wife liked the Sanyo though with its vivid colors and high contrast. Maybe there's a market for it... bye for now....
post #2432 of 2894
im trying to fix the overscan.... i fixed it on the vertical but on the horizontal i cant.... if i shrink the horizontal to make the screen fit the whole picture then i guess massive amounts of barrell roll on the sides..... is there anythin else i can do to fix the overscan on the sides? (from service menu)

EDIT: i have the sanyo 30"
post #2433 of 2894
Turning down the contrast very low will help. Whether or not the contrast is then too low for your taste though is another matter. My contrast is generally around 10-15%.
post #2434 of 2894
i like high contrast tho... mine is around 75%
post #2435 of 2894
The best settings I found for the HT 30746 are as follows in clicks from centered:

Color: -7
Tint: 0
Contrast: -12
Brightness: +13
Sharpness: +14

As the sets don't track too well through high contrast scenes it is better to have a slight grey raster instead of black. You can vary the brightness slightly to your own taste but the contrast looks good if left at -12. There are settings in the service menu that could improve things but this should be a good start for those who don't want to go that route.

Geometry problems are another issue. Remember this is a $478 set with built in HDTV tuners. Not too bad for the price. If you can't live with it you've got ninety days to return it. The JVCs and the Samsungs don't look any better.
post #2436 of 2894
I just bought this dvd player and the picture difference while watching dvd's has been spectacular in my opinion. My question is for anyone who is also using this dvd player with the 30744 televsion. In the set up menu do you use the RGB normal setting, or the RGB expanded setting. Will this tv support the RGB expanded setting, and if so will that greatly increase the picture being displayed. Thank-you.
post #2437 of 2894
For the interpid DIYers out there, how difficult and dangerous would it be for me to attempt the solder repair quoted below by myself? The service center near me is quoting me $100 bucks just to come out and diagnose what I already know to be the problem. I've heard getting shocked by CRTs is a real risk, but I can't stand paying premium for things I could do myself...

Quote:


The verdict was as stated resoldering IC711, which is part of the red drive of the picture tube
post #2438 of 2894
Hey,

I am hoping someone can help with me with my new Sanyo HT28745. This is the second one I have received from Walmart, as the first one was too grainy to see anything.
I bought the TV for my xbox360, and it plays the games well, however, dvd playback is awful. Is this just part of the upconversion process? I also hooked up my regular xbox, and the basic green menu was awful, however gameplay was fine. My question is, is this normal for these sets? I was hoping for really clear picture, but truthfully, the picture is clearer on on my old 27" panasonic.
Any help would be apprceciated, thanks..
post #2439 of 2894
ya i have the HT32744 and DVD playback looks like crap.


Are you use ing the 360 for the DVD play? what do you think of it? I played a DVD in the 360 and it looked worse then Is I played the DVD thu the S-Video on a Seperate DVD player.
post #2440 of 2894
DVD players are never good on game consoles.. though I'm hoping that's different with PS3 since that will probably be my Blu-ray HD player.

DVD playback on my Samsung DVD/VCR combo through component is alright on my HT30744.. though I do get some interference because my inputs are crap.
post #2441 of 2894
Thanks for the replies,

Yeah, I use the 360 for DVD playback since it worked very well on my panasonic SD, but it is just so grainy on the Sanyo. Why does it do this? Are the component inputs faulty on the television?
Thanks again.
post #2442 of 2894
Many people have noticed interference on the component inputs, some have had no problems. I haven't tried my XBOX 360's DVD player on my Sanyo because I'm using the console on my Sony 30" so I don't know how bad it compares to a normal player on the Sanyo. If you have access to a normal DVD player, try that. Otherwise you can buy an upcoverting player and use the HDMI port which is one of the good inputs on the TV. The other option is to just wait for the HD-DVD/Blu-ray players.
post #2443 of 2894
I'd wait until HD DVD players and HD DVD format comes out at the end of this month. The new players are supposed to upconvert SD DVDs to 1080i resolution and not to mention that the picture you get with an HD DVD will be absolutely superb 1080i. Also, HD DVD players do feature the HDMI plugin so it will be easy to hook up and in true digital quality. HD DVDs are supposed to be only $5.00 more than a brand new SD DVD disc. SD DVD disc for newly released titles are $19.99 typically and HD DVD will be $24.99. As for PS3's, you can expect to wait quite awhile for these as they are now saying Fall of 2006. Originally, they predicted a Spring release, but it's kind of hard whenever you still have kinks to work out in new format implementations. I had heard somewhere that the Xbox 360 was supposed to have an add-on kit for HD-DVD format. I can't confirm this, but this would be a great addition.
post #2444 of 2894
Value City, starting today, 28" HDTV 16:9 Sanyo $350.
post #2445 of 2894
I have the 30" Sanyo. I have it hooked up to my receiver via the optical connection. All audio content through this connection is played in Dolby Pro-logic rather than Dolby Digital. I know that my receiver works fine because it plays Dolby Digital received through the optical connection to the Xbox and the DVD player. I understand that some OTA audio is in Pro-Logic, but the shows that are broadcast in Dolby Digital are being played in pro-logic as well. I have double checked that the Digital Output setting on the TV is set to "Dolby Digital".

Anyone else have the same problem or any advice?

Thanks,
Mark
post #2446 of 2894
Even though the network broadcasts the show in DD. The local station may not have the equipment to send the DD signal to you so instead you get stereo pro logic. The local CBS in Tulsa can not process and pass along the DD from CBS so we get stereo even though the show openings may say DD5.1.
post #2447 of 2894
Sorry to bother you guys again,

What are the faint lines that go across the screen. In 1080i mode, one thick bar goes across, but in 720p mode there are thin lines that don't move. These lines are very faint, and I can only detect them when the game I am playing is very dark or grey. Is this intereference, or something else?
I was hoping to pick up some monster cables with shielding to see if that works. This isn't a mjor problem, just an annoyance. I hope someone has some experience with this and can help.
post #2448 of 2894
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Originally Posted by osu1991 View Post

Even though the network broadcasts the show in DD. The local station may not have the equipment to send the DD signal to you so instead you get stereo pro logic. The local CBS in Tulsa can not process and pass along the DD from CBS so we get stereo even though the show openings may say DD5.1.

I did some digging around and found out only one station (FOX) out of 4 in the area is actually broadcasting DD. The signal from that station IS processed as DD through my receiver. Too bad I'm not in to any shows on FOX!

Thanks for the tip,
Mark
post #2449 of 2894
Help!

My HT32744 is factory refurbished (90 day warranty that was over before I bought it) Today everything on the screen (digital cable and antenna)was incredibly blurred. I looks like everything is smeared 4 inches the right. When I moved the TV it stopped, but I know its probably a problem that will get worse or not go away. My question is what was wrong so maybe I can get the parts from sanyo and save a couple dollars possibly. Thanks.
post #2450 of 2894
I picked this TV today and have to say that I am highly impressed with the picture. I was hesitant because of the off brand name. I had originally purchased the 27 inch sony sdtv (27fs170) and this TV blows that one away. I have some minor geometry problems but nothing I can't live with given the great picture. Another plus of this TV and the two antenna inputs which allow my to hook up an offair antenna for HD and a cable one for cable channels.
post #2451 of 2894
Whenever I use anything on the component jacks on my HT30744, the whole picture moves to the left maybe an inch. It happens with both of my DVD players and my XBOX 360. As soon as I turn the power on to any of those devices, the picture moves over to the left. Anyone else have this problem? The picture from the cable box on the HDMI port stays where it should.
post #2452 of 2894
kevbeck,

Mine does hte same thing in "Zoom 1" picture mode. All other modes appear to be centered properly for me.
post #2453 of 2894
Yesterday I called Sanyo Service about the green tint problems I was having with my HT30744. I informed them that I had purchased the set from Walmart in September, 2004 (which was now over 6-months past the warranty period). The Sanyo service rep told me that they have had problems with the set and the HT30746 was a replacement. I was instructed to call my nearest Walmart and explain to them what the Sanyo rep had told me and that Walmart should give me the HT30746 set in exchange for my defective set. After several minutes talking with a very "confused" store manager, he agreed to exchange my defective set with a HT30746 set. I brought back the old set last night and they gave me a new set without a receipt. The lady at the service desk said she was instructed not to give me a receipt since I did not have my old receipt. Strange policy, I'm not sure what course I will take if the 746 set becomes defective, but, I have a new TV that has a great looking picture.
post #2454 of 2894
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Originally Posted by oldavman View Post

I brought back the old set last night and they gave me a new set without a receipt.

That's fantastic news. Hope I can convince Sanyo & Walmart to do the same for me. Are there any differences between the new model and the old one? I thought I had read the new models would lack the integrated tuners and/or HDMI but the Sanyo site indicates it has both.

Any tips for dealing with Sanyo or Wallmart from your experience? I bought my set a couple months before yours, and I'm not sure whether I can find the receipt or not.

[EDIT: I just spoke to Sanyo as well and was told to do the same thing. They went so far as to tell me to make sure I didn't bring my receipt. So I called Wallmart to see if they had one in stock. They had one coming in in a couple days, but the employee was nervous about conducting the exchange and suggested I talk to his manager. Well, his manager basically said he needed a date of purchase (to regenerate a receipt) or else no exchange. I tried to get him to reveal whether an older date (beyond warranty) would cancel the exchange and he stonewalled me. By that time I had idiotically admitted to buying it with a bank card, so now I might be out of luck ]
post #2455 of 2894
Yes, it has the HDMI input which I use to hook up my H20 Directv HD receiver. Also has the ATSC integrated tuner. It has the extra antenna /cable hookup for OTA antenna and digital cable. After turning down the contrast I am receiving as good if not better picture than I had with the 744.
It sounds like you talked to the same person I talked with at Sanyo (Jim). He went even further to tell me that there is a document outlining the agreement Sanyo/Fischer has with Walmart and something about option #2 on the document about replacing out a defective set. He also told me not to take my receipt. Be persistant with the electronics salesperson and the store manager. I told the Walmart folks what Jim from Sanyo told me. And I explained to the store manager that when I purchased my set I paid $650 and I wasn't about to swallow that much of an investment. They have to make good on the replacement. BTW the new set sales for $478.
Hope to hear that you had the same success.
post #2456 of 2894
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldavman View Post

Be persistant with the electronics salesperson and the store manager. I told the Walmart folks what Jim from Sanyo told me. And I explained to the store manager that when I purchased my set I paid $650 and I wasn't about to swallow that much of an investment. They have to make good on the replacement. BTW the new set sales for $478.
Hope to hear that you had the same success.

Thanks for the advice. At any point did you reveal when you had bought the set? (or with what? i.e. credit/cash?)
post #2457 of 2894
No, I was very vague about when I purchased the set, telling the manager on the phone that it had been about a year since I bought the set. He asked me if I had a receipt and I told him I didn't, but that Sanyo would still warrant it. When he started to balk I mentioned to him what Jim at Sanyo told me about Sanyo's stance. I also stated to the manager that I wasn't going to spend money for a new set after my old one had only 1-year of use. He told me he would call me back within the hour. He did and that's when he said for me to bring back the old set for an exchange for the HT73046. The manager wasn't in the store last evening but he left word at the service desk to exchange the tv for me. Albeit without a receipt.
I used a credit card to purchase my original set along with a stand.
post #2458 of 2894
If by chance Wal-Mart won't let you exchange the set I would ask Sanyo (Jim?) to send you a letter telling you exactly how to exchange the set at Wal-Mart & make sure Sanyo gives you a persons name & phone number to call because that way you can just show the letter to the store manager & have him call Sanyo & if he still refuses call Wal-Mart's home office & explain the problem to them & I'm sure they will take care of it for you.

After you have the set for a while I'd like to see a test report on it compared to your old model. Thanks.
post #2459 of 2894
Success! Like oldavman, I was able to exchange my defective (intermittant green tint)HT30744 for a new HT30746. The manager at the first store I tried insisted I give him an exact purchase date (I slipped up and said I had bought it with a "bank card"). Luckily, I had another Walmart about the same distance in the other direction, with a 30746 in stock. This time I said I had paid cash, bought it about 10-11 months ago (in reality, it was Aug. '04) but didn't have a receipt, and convinced the manager to actually call Sanyo support himself when he balked at the exchange. The only real hitch was that they insisted for some odd reason on keeping the manual and remote for the new model (I had forgotten the old ones). No biggie, as the new remote looked much cheaper and without as many features as the old one (which seems to work the new tv fine) and I don't use the old remote anyway. I even got an exchange receipt with the new tv!

Still calibrating the new tv and scanning for channels but I will report back with any differences I find. Thanks oldavman for paving the way
post #2460 of 2894
sensibull, Congrats & I hope the new set works out for you & I'm hoping Sanyo fixed all the problems.

I'm thinking of buying this set for my daughter as a present so please report back on it as soon as you have the time. Thanks.
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