Originally Posted by UCSB
Can you summarize the specific issues that were raised in the article, both good and bad? Many of us have owned our sets long enough to comment, but have not seen the article yet.
Ill try. Most these reviews are very much written between the lines so as not to overtly offend their advertisers but this review seems to put the issue out there which makes me think even worse of the TV.......but here goes. Ill try to quote the passages. Like to hear what you think:
"Only one the HDMI nput has an associated analog audio input, so you are limited to a single DVI source with a DVI-HDMI converts cable. I conder this configurat an unfortuante overisghe becuase many source components today still use DVI"
"The sets remote is not backlit, nor is it very user friendly. ............ 7 button pushes needed to change contrast."
"DNIE hot button.....puts in demo mode........is worthless for the end user."
"To my surprise and dismay, I discovered this Samsung does not provide a TINT control for any of these inputs. This ommission is quite unusual for a 2005 top tier HDTV.
"HDMI input has some problems with color. Connecting the HDMI input to a Samusng DVI DVD, I say a ditinctive green pallor when directly compred to the players componet-0video output using the same content. THe same thing happend with a number of discs...."
"I experiemented with COLOR WEAKNESS (in leu of TINT)....Unfortunately.....this one is global, affecting every source."
".............fell short with inferior content, causing faces to mtake aon a waxy look and developing an over all sotness. In addition, the level of video mosquito noies and other artifcats was excessive. SD materia is often the Achilles heel of 1080p; it appers that Samsungs upconversion is not yet fully up to the task?"
"Black crush was slight greater, buring more dark shadow detail no matter how I adjusted the sets Brightness control."
"DNIe kidsk in and expands the dynamic range, resulting in black crush. In general, I reate the sets images to be very good in HD, but they sill arent as accurate and pleaseing as they could be."
"scheduled digital recordings via Fire Wire are not possible........a glaring ommission in a TV claiming to have have two way fire wire since the FW is the only way to send HD singals from the display to a recorder."
The Samsung does not have a PID (program identifier) filter. Therefor cant record HD on carriers that have two complete HD channels in the HD bandwidth.
Pros: TV guide on screen with cable card
Not tint control for HDMI, componet or Cable Card/OTA tunign
Contrast expansion and etail enhancement not defetable
No PID fiter for digital cable recording via fire wire.