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post #1921 of 2843
Wouldn't it just be easier to say:

contrast 40%
sharpness 15%
brightness 30%
post #1922 of 2843
I have had the 3082 tv for under two months now. I have the loud, awfull pitch sound coming from it for weeks. The noise is so bad that I swear it MUST be the cause of my "ringing inthe ears." Everywhere I go now, I can hear a ringing sound that isn't coming from anywhere other than my own ears. It may be caused by anything, but I need to know something: anyone out there have this problem and think it is from the 3082 tv set? It is loud ebough to cause problems, but I don't want to worry about it coming from this TV until I get clues that others have this ringing in the ears and a bad Tv too!
post #1923 of 2843
My 1st 3082 had a nasty high pitch whine. I just returned it to circuit city, but you'll probably have to call samsung since you've had it more then 30 days.

I didn't get that ringing "syndrome" like you though, thats just wierd.
post #1924 of 2843
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Originally Posted by Colin_A View Post

Wouldn't it just be easier to say:

contrast 40%
sharpness 15%
brightness 30%


yes but i work in oposites!

you know girls are guys and guys are girls...wait nevermind!

since when do I ever makes thinsg easy?
post #1925 of 2843
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Originally Posted by homerrulez View Post

yes but i work in oposites!

you know girls are guys and guys are girls...wait nevermind!

since when do I ever makes thinsg easy?

Walking away...
post #1926 of 2843
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

You really can't go by the way it looks in the stores - the signal is split to possibly dozens of sets and you don't know how good the raw feed is in the first place. When i was looking at 32" HD-ready TVs two years ago almost all of em looked less than perfect and some looked downright awful. The TV i ended up buying looked poor in the stores but when i hooked it up in my living room the picture was excellent. Had i gone by the picture quality i saw in stores i would not have bought anything.

I would only buy a TV from a store with a good return policy so if it turns out to be crappy you can exchange it or get a refund and try a different brand.

I agree 100%. I tell this to people looking to buy an HDTV. When I was buying mine, the CRTs in the stores looked cloudier than the more expensive LCDs which looked RAZOR sharp. The LCDs were out of my price range, so I got the CRT FIGURING I was getting a HUGE drop down from the LCD. I got the TV home...hooked up the Monster component cables to the High Def cable box...wait a second ...went to the Discovery Channel High Def Theatre and watched some nature show (wildlife is THE BEST shows to have high def for), and it had the SAME razor-quality that I saw on the LCD! I couldn't believe it! Same glistening droplets of water, same high definition in the strands of fur...then I realized that the stores must have had a crappy connection due to the multiple tvs hooked up, or the intention was to make the more expensive LCDs appear better looking ! Now when I go to the stores, I never see a TV with a picture that appears that much clearer than mine, and in a lot of cases their WORSE because of the poor hookups the stores have! There was only ONE tv that I looked at and said "wow, that picture is a little clearer than mine". I was at Sears, and it was Sony 40" LCD that was playing a BLUE RAY disc. That I can honestly say was about 30% better quality. But that coulda been just because of the Blue-Ray disc quality, not the actual High Def channel signals. But 99.9% of the TVs in the stores had the same or worse picture clarity than my home-made connection. So yeah, NEVER go on the the picture quality from the store connections!
post #1927 of 2843
We've owned the SlimFit TX-3079 for over one year now, and have been satisfied with it. However, recently intermittent clicking (interference?) sounds have been coming out of the speakers. Some forums have suggested that the HD cable box may be the problem. I've turned the box off, but the clicking sounds remain. Anyone else experiencing this problem with the SlimFit?
post #1928 of 2843
I was eye balling a TX-S3082WH at BB yesterday and had a question. I also eventually planing on getting a PS3 and heard from somewhere that I wouldn't be able to play blu-ray discs via HDMI on this set? Is this true?
post #1929 of 2843
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Originally Posted by kfm423 View Post

I was eye balling a TX-S3082WH at BB yesterday and had a question. I also eventually planing on getting a PS3 and heard from somewhere that I wouldn't be able to play blu-ray discs via HDMI on this set? Is this true?

You should be able to, that is the whole purpose of HDMI so that you can play Blu-ray movies with no problems.
post #1930 of 2843
The new Samsung SlimFit TVs are now on the main website, the TX-3092WH, TX-3093WH and TX-2793H. I'm guessing these are the models that use the new IC chip that was posted earlier to fix major issues. I think I'm going to wait until these, at least the two 30" models, hit the stores before deciding on what TV to upgrade too. Finally got a chance to hook-up my PS3 to a 37" LG TV, wasn't too impressed at all with the black level. If these TV turn out good, I'll be sticking with CRT for a little bit longer.
post #1931 of 2843
Cable guy came to check out the clicking problem. It was fixed by disconnecting the power chord from the cable box for 10 seconds. Cause.......who knows, he said it could be anything from static electricity or installation of electronic dog fence next door. At least I'll know what to do if it happens again.
post #1932 of 2843
Guys I have totally screwed the geometry on my Samsung TX-S3082WH. I can't seem to get it to go back to the way it was ( I know I should have written it down) Does anyone have any factory settings for this TV or can you post your settings? I have only had this TV for about a week or so, so hopefully it isn't damaged for good. I havent messed with any colors, I just wanted to try and fix the massive geometry problems it came with out of box and now I have made it worse
post #1933 of 2843
I can't give you factory settings because there aren't any; it's different for every TV. However, I can help you try to get it to look the best you can. First, write down the settings now, because you could end up making it even worse. Then put on a test pattern utilizing a grid of straight lines from a calibration DVD. You want to focus on the center lines first, by adjusting bow and angle. Then, adjust H parabola and H trapezium until the left and right edges are straight. If the top and bottom ends of lines are off, adjust upper corner and low corner. Again, do the center first, because that's what's going to be most marred by incorrect geometry. Finally, you can adjust V-linearity and V SC if the distance between the lines is off on some part of the screen. After all that, fix things like V amp, V shift, H amp, H shift, and tilt so that the image is centered.

*Note: this is pretty much straight from the service manual. You can try somebody else's settings, but know that they will not be accurate for your TV. Also, you shouldn't try to adjust geometry without some sort of cross-hatch pattern unless you're strictly looking at overscan.
post #1934 of 2843
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Originally Posted by yearisyesterday View Post

I can't give you factory settings because there aren't any; it's different for every TV. However, I can help you try to get it to look the best you can. First, write down the settings now, because you could end up making it even worse. Then put on a test pattern utilizing a grid of straight lines from a calibration DVD. You want to focus on the center lines first, by adjusting bow and angle. Then, adjust H parabola and H trapezium until the left and right edges are straight. If the top and bottom ends of lines are off, adjust upper corner and low corner. Again, do the center first, because that's what's going to be most marred by incorrect geometry. Finally, you can adjust V-linearity and V SC if the distance between the lines is off on some part of the screen. After all that, fix things like V amp, V shift, H amp, H shift, and tilt so that the image is centered.

*Note: this is pretty much straight from the service manual. You can try somebody else's settings, but know that they will not be accurate for your TV. Also, you shouldn't try to adjust geometry without some sort of cross-hatch pattern unless you're strictly looking at overscan.

Excellent post!!!

Cheers!
post #1935 of 2843
Thanks for the advice. What would be the best calibration CD and can I do it from an XBOX 360 DVD player? I just want to know I can get my TV back to half way decent, even though it had issues to begin with.
post #1936 of 2843
Depends on your level of experience with this. When I was a newbie I purchased Sound & Vision's Home Theater Tuneup and it did wonders for my Samsung set. I had to watch all my favorite dvds all over again as it seemed I had a new tv. Avia I'd say would be for those with a little more experience, and DVE for the most experienced. As you go up this ladder, the dvds provide less and less explanation as to what the test patterns do assuming a certain level of experience on the user's part. But I still use the Home Theater Tuneup quite often.

And, yes, it can be run from the XBOX 360 DVD Player.
post #1937 of 2843
Is this something that can be purchased anywhere or does it have to be ordered? I have heard some people refer to tune ups that come with DVD movies, but I am unsure if this would be a correct way to fix my problem.
post #1938 of 2843
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Originally Posted by Lindon View Post

We've owned the SlimFit TX-3079 for over one year now, and have been satisfied with it. However, recently intermittent clicking (interference?) sounds have been coming out of the speakers. Some forums have suggested that the HD cable box may be the problem. I've turned the box off, but the clicking sounds remain. Anyone else experiencing this problem with the SlimFit?

Dude you are in trouble. My tv tarted with that sound, then progressed to a major high pitch wailing sound from hell. If that sound starts, dont even bother with a tv tech. argue with a manager until you get them to send you a new model. If that sound never develops, you are very lucky
post #1939 of 2843
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Originally Posted by Libersolis View Post

Guys I have totally screwed the geometry on my Samsung TX-S3082WH. I can't seem to get it to go back to the way it was ( I know I should have written it down) Does anyone have any factory settings for this TV or can you post your settings? I have only had this TV for about a week or so, so hopefully it isn't damaged for good. I havent messed with any colors, I just wanted to try and fix the massive geometry problems it came with out of box and now I have made it worse

With the advice the guys here have given you, you should definitly get it back to original/better condition then it was when you got it. Don't be afraid to take a lot of time tweaking it though, it took me quite a while to get it right.

Only thing I can add is to wait a while until the TV is up to temp before tweaking. I find that when I 1st turn mine on I notice its off, but then after it heats up its perfect again.
post #1940 of 2843
We finally got the replacement 3082 for the 3079 with the purple corner.
Its been two months now since the TV went away... so its about time.

Looks great so far, some geometry issues, but a few hours today or tomorrow ought to fix that. Ill let you guys know how it turns out.
Also, is there a service manual for the 3082? The search did not turn up anything.
post #1941 of 2843
Two MONTHS you were without a TV because of a Samsung replacement?
post #1942 of 2843
Yes. The service guys picked up the TV January 8th or so, they declared it unfixable about February 10th and i picked it up on Friday, otherwise they said they could not deliver for about 1-2 weeks more.

Now I have some questions about the new TV.

We have Comcast cable, and a Motorola 3416 DVR. Anyone know what the code is for the Samsung remote to control the Motorola cable box? I tried the manual recommended 064 for STB from Motorola with no success, probably due to the Comcast remote/branding.
//Update// I have managed to get the Sammy remote to control the Comcast Dvr by setting it up on the Cable button, with the Jerrold remote code 038. Its not perfect (the play/pause are mapped to the left/right/up/down navigation buttons, exit does not work, but its pretty close). 039 only does channels and the GI code does not work, nor do the Universal ones.

Also, when we hook up the cable box via HDMI, everything works just fine until I change the source input to anything and try to return to HDMI/Cable. Then the TV displays a brief second of "colored snow" and goes to "no signal message". So I either have to re power the TV or the cable box to get HDMI signal again. It seems like a handshake problem between the devices, any solutions? So far I hooked up the cable through component as the old TV was ....

Thanks.
post #1943 of 2843
Not to distract from his post, I have a quick question regarding teh deflection settings in the service menu.

My picture looks every so slightly like this: >== (the top left and bottom left bow up and down respectively.) Which settings should be used to try and correct this issue without distorting the rest of it too much?

Also, on the very edge of the right of the screen there is a significant gain in contrast (like its concentrated). Now, I know that this is a deflection issue since when I was playing with the settings initially, if I ran something in way far, or shifted the screen way far one way I could get a similar reaction from it. The only thing is now, the image is perfectly centered.

Any advise is welcome! thanks!
post #1944 of 2843
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Originally Posted by Colin_A View Post

For what?

If it has anything to do with the PQ, then every set is different and our won't do you much good.

Gee, I don't know, your SlimFit TV?

And yes, not everyone has the same set. But it doesn't hurt to give your settings.

See, I got a calibration disc and I am having trouble with it. I just don't have the eye for it. My blacks are all messed up and it's pissing me off because I can't figure it out. At first I thought it was a discs fault, then I started to notice it A LOT.

Err, I'll just throw in the DVE and mess around with it for a few hours. It sucks because I don't have the color thing they give you, I lost it.
post #1945 of 2843
Ugh, finally, finally I'll be getting a new tv. I pleaded with getting an upgrade to an LCD but they wouldn't allow it. So instead, I'll have a 3082 replace my 3079 and I can't say I'm happy about it. I will have 90 days to evaluate it once I get it, so hopefully any problems will crop up in those 3 months.

I guess I should be happy that I'm finally getting an exchange, but I'm scared to death of another Slimfit model.
post #1946 of 2843
I'm a proud owner of a new Samsung SlimFit 30". The model number is TX-S3082WH .
post #1947 of 2843
Samsung support is horrible. I would not recommend anyone buy a Samsung Slimfit TV. I started having probs 2 months ago and since then I have been lied to about call backs, return emails and product warranty details.

Samasung support has used delay tactics such as keeping me on hold for 80 minutes (yes- that's right), saying they will retunr the call and not doing it.

My TV still blinks every 30 minutes or so and Samasung does not want to honor the warranty. At this point I am looking for my money back. I am going to buy a Sony. Slimfit TV's are **** and Samsung's product support is worse than any other product that I have ever had to use a warranty on.

Do not buy this product


If you have to use the warranty- Do not trust this company and force the issue.
post #1948 of 2843
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Originally Posted by Libersolis View Post

Is this something that can be purchased anywhere or does it have to be ordered? I have heard some people refer to tune ups that come with DVD movies, but I am unsure if this would be a correct way to fix my problem.

Any of these can be ordered from Amazon.com.

I don't mess with the calibrators that come with certain movies becuase they are set-up for just making that particular movie look good. Using a more generic calibration disc allows you to get your set aligned with NTSC standards.
post #1949 of 2843
I have to admit I bailed(!) I've had my SlimFit for only a few weeks and was very impressed with it's pQ. All the threads I've been reading have made me worry that it would crap out and the reports re: CS are scary. Then last week it started turning green...I fiddled with cables (HDMI) and settings and receiver (Onk674).etc..
Sams said 'bring it back' and they had a killer deal on a 1080P LCD so I jumped on it. Sorry for being a traitor, but it just seemed the right time to go.
post #1950 of 2843
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Originally Posted by guybo View Post

Samsung support is horrible. I would not recommend anyone buy a Samsung Slimfit TV. I started having probs 2 months ago and since then I have been lied to about call backs, return emails and product warranty details.

Samasung support has used delay tactics such as keeping me on hold for 80 minutes (yes- that's right), saying they will retunr the call and not doing it.

My TV still blinks every 30 minutes or so and Samasung does not want to honor the warranty. At this point I am looking for my money back. I am going to buy a Sony. Slimfit TV's are **** and Samsung's product support is worse than any other product that I have ever had to use a warranty on.

Do not buy this product


If you have to use the warranty- Do not trust this company and force the issue.

If I were in your shoes and felt as strongly as you appear to, I'd be sure to contact the Better Business Bureau and report this story. Once done I'd contact Samsung one more time and let them know you've made this contact.
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