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post #1051 of 1101
To update my earlier post on the 2600 shutting off after warming up. Hp sent out a tech who replace several boards and fixed the problem. I was impressed with the communications, I received calls telling me I was scheduled for the repair, given options of times, etc.
post #1052 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Orv View Post

an HP LC3760N as a secondary

these are really cool HD LCD TV's! I have an LC2640N (equivalent, but 26"), the dual-tuners are impressive if you ask me. I use picture-in-picture quite often. Overall picture quality is absolutely beautiful! I'm using component-video connection (through Yamaha RX-V1600 receiver).

Although using HDMI-to-DVI connection yields less-than best picture quality- while picture is mostly sharp I experience a "white-ish" haze, not as good (dark) contrast as with component-video. I wish someone here could provide any details to correct this (or calibrate, if possible).
post #1053 of 1101
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

Two things I have never read anyone talking about; Very poor viewing angle & the 'Mits' syndrome: 4x3 cropped analog images.

After looking at a friends cheap Poloraid LCD and discovering the extraordinally viewing angle (as wide as any Plasma) all I have to say this is terrible. Contrast falls off terrible if you aren't viewing it head on.I doubt you have more than a 20 degree viewing angle before it becomes noticeable.

The other issue which I noticed right out of the box, any analog material will have the side 'cropped' just as last years Mits DLPs' did. Compare the digital channel to the same analog channel (OTA) you you will see. This also affects any analog material VCRs', video cameras, 4x3 DVDs' (AFAIK).

The flexibility of the tuners and features (removable speakers, 1394 etc.) is what sold me. If I knew this now, I wouldn't of gotten it.

What model(s) are you talking about?
post #1054 of 1101
I have the 2600, but I'm sure it would apply to the 3200 & 3700 also.
post #1055 of 1101
I doubt if anyone out there has the same setup as me so I probable won't get an answer, but I tried all day to get an 8800 GTS graphics card to work with my LC2600N and am soooo frustrated. It seems no matter what I try, I end up with the monitor saying unsupported signal and the resolution box reads XX/XX 85Hz. I have repeatedly manually changed the refresh rate to 60 and the resolution to 1280 X 768 (I tried other resolutions to, and all with 60Hz), but upon reboot it keeps loading ?? resolution at 85HZ.

I upgraded from an ATI 850 which had one VGA and one DVI. The DVI was connnected to the HP and after I got a Sharp 45" LCD TV, that was connected via the analog VGA. It worked fine but I wanted a faster card with 2 DVI. Now I cant even get a picture on either one once the windows screen is done loading. Is there anyone who knows how to make sure the PC is set to a compatible resolution and refresh rate?

Thanks in advance.

I have a:

ASRock Dual 939 MB
eVGA 8800 GTS Card
2 Gigs of RAM
HP LC2600N
post #1056 of 1101
Try a lower resolution.
post #1057 of 1101
As soon as the Nvidia drivers load it somehow conflicts and it appears the resolution/refresh rate is incompatible. I can only get a picture in windows safe mode or vga mode, which doesn't help because then I can't set the Nvidia driver.

I guess I'll get a computer monitor and sell the HP. I don't want this problem every time I upgrade my graphics card.

It is too bad since it does have an excellent picture.
post #1058 of 1101
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Originally Posted by rpmfla View Post

I doubt if anyone out there has the same setup as me so I probable won't get an answer, but I tried all day to get an 8800 GTS graphics card to work with my LC2600N and am soooo frustrated. It seems no matter what I try, I end up with the monitor saying unsupported signal and the resolution box reads XX/XX 85Hz. I have repeatedly manually changed the refresh rate to 60 and the resolution to 1280 X 768 (I tried other resolutions to, and all with 60Hz), but upon reboot it keeps loading ?? resolution at 85HZ.

I upgraded from an ATI 850 which had one VGA and one DVI. The DVI was connnected to the HP and after I got a Sharp 45" LCD TV, that was connected via the analog VGA. It worked fine but I wanted a faster card with 2 DVI. Now I cant even get a picture on either one once the windows screen is done loading. Is there anyone who knows how to make sure the PC is set to a compatible resolution and refresh rate?

Thanks in advance.

I have a:

ASRock Dual 939 MB
eVGA 8800 GTS Card
2 Gigs of RAM
HP LC2600N


I have almost the same setup. I upgraded from an X800XTPE to an 8800 GTX. I also have an ASRock Dual 939 MB w/ 2 Gigs of RAM.

I use the DVI out to the LC2600N with zero problems.

This is a case of user error at its finest.

Did you read the manual? You must have 'Digital PC' input selected in the LC2600N's Menu when using DVI.

Have you set the input on the LC2600N for 'Digital PC' input using the remote controls menu?

If you have, you will not see the 'Bios Screen' at bootup. But, you will see Windows once it loads.

If the LC2600N is still set for 'Analog PC' input, you will see the 'Bios Screen' and 'Windows in Safe Mode (Analog)' , but you will not see Windows using DVI (Digital).

Remember, the Bios screen is in 'Analog' and when using DVI the output is 'Digital'. So, once Windows loads and you are using DVI, you must use the LC2600N's Menu from the remote and change the input to 'Digital PC'. If you don't you will see nothing!!!

Since I use DVI(Digital) input, I switch back and forth between 'Analog PC' input and 'Digital PC' input a lot. Like anytime I need to access the Bios or Windows Safe Mode(Analog).

By the way, I use 1368x768 using DVI with the LC2600N set to 1:1 and it looks amazing. Text, 720P & 1080P Movies, and all my games look incredible.

Good Luck.
post #1059 of 1101
if anyone wants to sell their lc3200n PM me with what you want for it. has to be in good shape though.
post #1060 of 1101
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Originally Posted by SlyJavi View Post

I have almost the same setup. I upgraded from an X800XTPE to an 8800 GTX. I also have an ASRock Dual 939 MB w/ 2 Gigs of RAM.

I use the DVI out to the LC2600N with zero problems.

This is a case of user error at its finest.

Did you read the manual? You must have 'Digital PC' input selected in the LC2600N's Menu when using DVI.

Have you set the input on the LC2600N for 'Digital PC' input using the remote controls menu?

If you have, you will not see the 'Bios Screen' at bootup. But, you will see Windows once it loads.

If the LC2600N is still set for 'Analog PC' input, you will see the 'Bios Screen' and 'Windows in Safe Mode (Analog)' , but you will not see Windows using DVI (Digital).

Remember, the Bios screen is in 'Analog' and when using DVI the output is 'Digital'. So, once Windows loads and you are using DVI, you must use the LC2600N's Menu from the remote and change the input to 'Digital PC'. If you don't you will see nothing!!!

Since I use DVI(Digital) input, I switch back and forth between 'Analog PC' input and 'Digital PC' input a lot. Like anytime I need to access the Bios or Windows Safe Mode(Analog).

By the way, I use 1368x768 using DVI with the LC2600N set to 1:1 and it looks amazing. Text, 720P & 1080P Movies, and all my games look incredible.

Good Luck.

That's interesting, I have DVI-I and can see windows after post all the way up to full boot to desktop without switching modes.I do have one problem though, I cannot get 1366 or 1368 in Vista 64.Only in XP
post #1061 of 1101
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Originally Posted by rpmfla View Post

I doubt if anyone out there has the same setup as me so I probable won't get an answer, but I tried all day to get an 8800 GTS graphics card to work with my LC2600N and am soooo frustrated. It seems no matter what I try, I end up with the monitor saying unsupported signal and the resolution box reads XX/XX 85Hz. I have repeatedly manually changed the refresh rate to 60 and the resolution to 1280 X 768 (I tried other resolutions to, and all with 60Hz), but upon reboot it keeps loading ?? resolution at 85HZ.

I upgraded from an ATI 850 which had one VGA and one DVI. The DVI was connnected to the HP and after I got a Sharp 45" LCD TV, that was connected via the analog VGA. It worked fine but I wanted a faster card with 2 DVI. Now I cant even get a picture on either one once the windows screen is done loading. Is there anyone who knows how to make sure the PC is set to a compatible resolution and refresh rate?

Thanks in advance.

I have a:

ASRock Dual 939 MB
eVGA 8800 GTS Card
2 Gigs of RAM
HP LC2600N




Try installing from safe mode at a resolution which is compatible with your monitor.Most of the desirable resolutions are locked at 60hz, I'm assuming the nvidia drivers are forcing a higher refresh rate. Since lower resolutions (800x600) tend to have a higher refresh rate when using a generic windows driver.
post #1062 of 1101
does anyone know where you can still buy an lc3200n? I'm looking for one.
post #1063 of 1101
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Originally Posted by inteller View Post

does anyone know where you can still buy an lc3200n? I'm looking for one.

the lc3200N is discontinued but you can still get the 32" LC3272N from the hp site at a reasonable price.
post #1064 of 1101
Not the same unit. They dropped many features with the newer ones.
post #1065 of 1101
they are having a red tag sale at CompUSA today and tomorrow, they advertise an HP 32 LCD in there for $549. Is this the 3272N?
post #1066 of 1101
Need help. I used to put vga with dvi converter on the video card 9800 pro and worked fine. Now I have upgraded my PC to 8800 GTS. Problem is, I can't seem to put DVI-I to DVI-I on it. When DVI-I plugged in, it came up 85Hz as the refresh rate on 1366x768. Where in the desktop, it's set to 60Hz for 1366x768.

Currently the setup is still using the analog. I did try set to digital PC and reboot the computer, but nothing comes up after 15 mins. I wonder if I missed something. I use the driver as stated on this official thread, Sony GDM-W900.

If anyone have any idea what problem I'm running into, that'll be kewl... Thx in advanced.
post #1067 of 1101
I am confused a bit in the thread as to whether or not anyone has succesfully got the native resolution to show up in the vista nvidia drivers for these sets. I have the 3200n and cannot for the life of me make a custom res. There is no classic control panel turn on feature that i notice people keep mentioning in some other posts and powerstrip always seems to be more problematic than helpful.

That being said, has anyone accomplished 1366(8)x768 with Vista Drivers yet?

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Also, anyone have a link to drivers for this set? The tuner and stuff come up driverless in windows xp and vista and i use to have some drivers for it but since then have lost em. Anyone?

-Maltice
post #1068 of 1101
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Originally Posted by maltice View Post

That being said, has anyone accomplished 1366(8)x768 with Vista Drivers yet?

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-Maltice

I am able to accomplish this using Powerstrip. I have an ATI X1950 video card.
post #1069 of 1101
When you are first on the block with a unproven, very questionable O/S that was designed to be 'pirate' proof (that's what happens when you are greedy), everything is a crap shoot. The only security they care about is how to maximize their profits. M$, Phoney & the MPAA; the 21st century axis powers.

I'll stick with 2k.
post #1070 of 1101
Nuff said... I installed on a dual boot machine and now when i use my XP boot, Itunes won't play any music that i purchased from the iTunes store. Oh well, but I would say it is very smooth and seems to run faster than my XP pro drive.

Well, I guess I'll try powerstrip and see how it goes. Thanks guys.

Oh, and anyone have a link for the Firewire drivers for this set?

-maltice
post #1071 of 1101
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Originally Posted by theficus View Post

I'm having an issue with my LC3700N and was wondering if anybody could provide me with any assistance.

I bought a TiVo Series 3 and have it hooked up over HDMI. I tried setting it to use "Native" resolution which means it will switch to whatever resolution the broadcast is in (480i/720p/1080i). However, whenever it's on a SD channel that outputs at 480i, the display complains that the signal it is receiving is invalid (sorry, I don't have the exact error handy).

This problem only reproduces over HDMI, not component.

Does HDMI not support 480i on this TV? That seems rather odd that it would support 480i just fine over component, but not HDMI.

Any thoughts, or has anybody else run into this?

Thanks!

I just bought a Pioneer receiver that was to route all the incoming video signals into HDMI output and found out that my LC3200N is incompatible with that feature since this particular receiver just passes through the incoming signals between inputs and outputs, without upscaling them (I didn't want to splurge on Faroudja). And HDMI on LC3200 accepts only 480p and up - confirmed by a phone call to HP. Bummer
post #1072 of 1101
Trying to set up this set with a harmony remote and am running into one problem. The codes that it gets from Logitech allow me to choose DVI-Digital and DVI-Analog as input choices but it doesn't have anythign for DVI-A/V Digital or DVI-A/V Analog. Does anyone know where to get these remote codes as the remote doesn't have a button that goes straight to this input. I have a workaround atm that works but was hoping osmeone would have a link to this remote code (DVI-A/V Digital).

Thanks
post #1073 of 1101
I am looking for an LC3200N (or possibly an LC3700N/LC2600N).

I know it's seems weird that I want a discontinued model, but I do.

If you know where I can get any of these specific models or you want to sell yours please contact me: avs(at)redhed.org

Thanks,
Dan
post #1074 of 1101
Quote:
Originally Posted by curtvm View Post

and here is my firewire setup-

http://www.mtcnet.net/~henryvm/lc2600n_3/

Hi, I would like to know if anybody can make this firewire setup work under Windows XP Pro 64bit or Windows Vista Home? I used the files described in this link, and they won't work in either system. They work fine in Win XP Pro 32bit.

Thanks
post #1075 of 1101
Has anybody experienced problems with the LC2600N powering on? My TV tries to power on automatically when power is applied...then immediately powers off...it tries one more time...then the OPC keeps blinking red. After this process is over....the TV does not respond to the remote trying to power it on. Once in a while the TV will power on when power is applied to it. The weird part is as soon as it powers on I can turn it off and on as many times I like with the remote...with no problems. HP says it is either the mainboard or the the power supply unit. Apparently, I cannot order the parts myself through HP...only an authorized dealer can. Any suggestions....does anyone know where to get replacement parts...or know what is broke and how to fix it?
post #1076 of 1101
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Originally Posted by thibodc View Post

Has anybody experienced problems with the LC2600N powering on? My TV tries to power on automatically when power is applied...then immediately powers off...it tries one more time...then the OPC keeps blinking red. After this process is over....the TV does not respond to the remote trying to power it on. Once in a while the TV will power on when power is applied to it. The weird part is as soon as it powers on I can turn it off and on as many times I like with the remote...with no problems. HP says it is either the mainboard or the the power supply unit. Apparently, I cannot order the parts myself through HP...only an authorized dealer can. Any suggestions....does anyone know where to get replacement parts...or know what is broke and how to fix it?


Whats happening is that the Inverterboard (DARFON V144) is failing to power the backlighting. This can becaused by insufficient power (+_ 24VDC) , a blown inverter transformer or combo. The V144 inverters can be tested for open shorts (search on DARFON V144 inverter repair) and parts can be purchased. I fixed mine see: //forums.shopjimmy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=67&enterthread=y
post #1077 of 1101
Your problem sounds different from mine.....you think it could be the inverter board though?
post #1078 of 1101
The input selector on the screen is "greyed out" for input #1,2 & 3. TV and #'s 4 & 5 work OK. It seems like I have been through every menu at least a dozen times and I just cant figure out what is wrong. I'm trying to hook up the analog audio from a Sony HD radio tuner. Thank you for your help. Phil
post #1079 of 1101
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Originally Posted by vesuvius3333 View Post

Im having problems connecting my laptop to the tv. When i try to access input signal in the menu it is grayed out. I have checked all the connections and everything is plugged in. Any help would be much appreciated thanks.

alex

Did you ever get ths figured out. I'm having the same problem Thank you. Phil
post #1080 of 1101
Thanks Lokilarry!! That fixed it. Phil
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