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post #961 of 1101
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

What O/S and video card are you using?

Windows XP Home with Geforce 7600 GT. Using VGA cable with DVI adapters on both ends.
post #962 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Gamedev123 View Post

Windows XP Home with Geforce 7600 GT. Using VGA cable with DVI adapters on both ends.

Have you set your TV to "Analog PC", then?
post #963 of 1101
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Using VGA cable with DVI adapters on both ends.

Never heard of this or even if it was possible. You have a DVI out on your card and you are using the DVI in of the set?
post #964 of 1101
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

Never heard of this or even if it was possible. You have a DVI out on your card and you are using the DVI in of the set?

Yeah. I tried using the DVI cable that came (?) with the TV, but I can't seem to get it to work properly with the 7600GT.

And yup, I set the TV to 'analog' when using the analog cable WITH DVI adapters. When I tried to use the DVI cable I set the TV to 'digital.'

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And I do get a picture - I just can't get anything above safe mode VGA. I was getting 1366x768 using a strange bootup technique (see my first post a few message above). But my real trouble started after I tried switching to the DVI cable in order to 'clean up the mess' and get the vid card and TV working properly.

I tried reinstalling the Nvidia drivers but so far the system response is the same every time I try to go above 640x480 resolution on the LC3200N. NO SIGNAL.

Funny thing is I KNOW the monitor IS getting a signal from the card during boot. I mean, the monitor Wakes up just like its supposed to. I just won't accept anything above 640x480. Even if I chose 800x600x60hz.

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(edit) I just tried swapping the DVI cable to a regular LCD monitor (L1925) and it works fine there. I can get regular resolutions, and boot into windows without any fuss. The LC3200N is still screwed...

Darn strange.
post #965 of 1101
I haven't had my set hoked up to a PC for over a month and it's been loinger since I used it that way. It was a temporary set for the Living room untill I got my Sammy (which I can't get 1920x1080 via HDMI), so I kinda forgot the setup procedure. I got mine to work using Powerstrip, but I really didn't think it was 1:1 pixel mapping as the image wasn't as clear as I would expect.
post #966 of 1101
Hello,

I have the LC2600N and a DCT6412 PVR from Comcast here in NJ. I am trying to find the Remote codes for this TV. Anyone know?

TIA,

-juan
post #967 of 1101
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Originally Posted by inca98 View Post

Hello,

I have the LC2600N and a DCT6412 PVR from Comcast here in NJ. I am trying to find the Remote codes for this TV. Anyone know?

TIA,

-juan

If the remote you have is this:



the bad news is that there is no built in code for the TV.
The less bad news is that I think you can use the HP's remote to control the cable box. The code is either 0031 or 0032, but I seem to recall it wasn't very satisfactory.

If you are handy with electronics and can build a simple circuit, or if you willing to buy a $20 cable, however, there is good news. The remote is what's called JP1.2 type remote. You can read about it and the great work some really brilliant people are doing over here:

http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/index.shtml

The site is mainly focused on JP1 remotes, which are older, but still current design, but there are some info on the JP1.2 remotes, particularly in the forum sections. Basically, in the remote's battery compartment, there is a 6 pin header that you can use to connect to the computer via a cable you can either make or buy, and then using a couple of programs they have developed there, you can program and add upgrades to the remote. Just remember that you have to build or buy the slightly more complicated JP1.2 cable, not the simple JP1 cable.

If you decide to try this route, I can help you through the steps of upgrading, since they only recently added support for the protocol that the HP TV uses for the Comcast remote, and I don't think it's yet built in to the tools they have available for downloading. Also, for some reason, I've only gotten the volume keys and the input select key to send the right signal so far. If you are using a cable box, though, you don't need anything else mostly, but I'm working on getting the other buttons to work right now.

Of course, for $15-$20 you can also buy a URC-8820 universal remote (which BTW, is also a JP1.2 remote) and have One for All upgrade it for you over the phone to work with your HP TV and the Comcast STB, but where's the fun in that?
post #968 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Gamedev123 View Post

Yeah. I tried using the DVI cable that came (?) with the TV, but I can't seem to get it to work properly with the 7600GT.

And yup, I set the TV to 'analog' when using the analog cable WITH DVI adapters. When I tried to use the DVI cable I set the TV to 'digital.'

Sorry to have left you in a lurch, but I'm out of suggestions. Is the cable DVI-I, DVI-A, or DVI-D?
post #969 of 1101
Anyone has a problem with 2600n with xp x64?
I can get it work with forceware latest driver, but when I reboot the pc, it went back to 1280x768. I did change to sony monitor. I got it work great under xp x32 but not x64. Any idea?
post #970 of 1101
Anyone remember what post has the setting to Pixel Map the 2600N using a Nvidia card advance setting menu? I am not talking about using Powerstrip. I look through almost the entire thread and could not find the Post.
post #971 of 1101
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Originally Posted by curtis104 View Post

Anyone remember what post has the setting to Pixel Map the 2600N using a Nvidia card advance setting menu? I am not talking about using Powerstrip. I look through almost the entire thread and could not find the Post.

Are you talking about this
post #972 of 1101
For those of you who haven't waded through the entire thread, take a look here for the "What's Inside" thread for these models;
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=675338
post #973 of 1101
Please be awared that the latest nVidia driver may not give you perfect pixel mapping with the LCxx00n. I tried it before, but have no luck, and roll back to the older driver without the new nVidia control panel.
post #974 of 1101
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Originally Posted by cdcooker View Post

Please be awared that the latest nVidia driver may not give you perfect pixel mapping with the LCxx00n. I tried it before, but have no luck, and roll back to the older driver without the new nVidia control panel.

Ahh, I just downloaded and installed the newest driver and was FINALLY able to get 1366 with 1:1 pixel mapping. Even created a custom mode 'without powerstrip.'

1. Installed newest Nvidia drivers
2. Went into display 'advanced settings'
3. Went into Nvidia 'advanced timing settings'
4. Set front end and back end to 1368
5. Set 'flat panel scaling' to 'fixed aspect ratio scaling'
6. Did a 'hardware autosync' on the HPLC3200N (I was still in 1280x768 and had an odd wrapped screen display)
7. Clicked on the 'ADD custom resolution' and created one with 1368 horizontal
8. Didn't see my new rez so I check off 'only show custom modes'
9. Saw my new custom rez and selected it and hit apply
10. Scren was fine with 1:1 pixel mapping
11. Unchecked 'only show custom modes' and my new rez was still there
12. Did 1 more autosync to be sure.

;-)
post #975 of 1101
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1101999

After one heck of a long time, I came across this 'definitive' HP authentic info on how to 'officially' set up an HPLC3X00N TV.

Enjoy!!!

l-)
post #976 of 1101
That's fine if you use only that bloated M$ software....................
Most don't.
post #977 of 1101
Greetings all,

I've had the 3700 for eight months now and couldn't be happier with my purchase. I realize this set has not been manufactured for awhile but thought it would be good to let everyone know that I have had no problems so far. Most SD looks ok, but HD is awesome! Upconverted DVD's are very good too, depending on the particular title ( "Cars" is very, very nice ). Overall a very good set. Note--The 37" was the largest size ( sans the side-speakers ) that would fit in either of my two entertainment centers. I will be moving it upstairs to the other EC next year after I purchase a larger screen HDTV for downstairs, and doing away with the downstairs EC ( constructing a built-in ). I plan on hooking up a couple of Bose cubes for speakers instead of the side speakers as the EC is not wide enough. Should be no problem hooking up other speakers to the RCA outputs for the original speakers?

Not sure what the next set will be but have been watching the SXRD's for over a year now and it seems Sony has fixed their bugs in the newer XBR2 series vs. the XBR1's. However, I really like the looks of LCD now too. I am considering a Sharp 52" LCD, D90 perhaps, given that the screen of the 37" is also a Sharp.

Digging through my "paper pile", I've noticed that I haven't registered my set with HP for warranty purposes, hope its not too late.
post #978 of 1101
Hi All-

I recently purchased a LC3200N and am actively looking for a wall mount. I have a wall 44" wide that I would like to mount it on, and I have one stud located directly in the middle of the wall.

Are any of you using a wall mount connected to a single stud? The TV seems light enough that a single stud should support the weight. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
post #979 of 1101
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Originally Posted by buddylee View Post

Hi All-

I recently purchased a LC3200N and am actively looking for a wall mount. I have a wall 44" wide that I would like to mount it on, and I have one stud located directly in the middle of the wall.

Are any of you using a wall mount connected to a single stud? The TV seems light enough that a single stud should support the weight. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

I am using one stud on the wall in my bedroom.

It is a tilting Peerless mount with two bolts going into the stud. Works fine
post #980 of 1101
Just a quick question.

I was wondering if I'd be able to use my Nvidia 7600GT (wihout HDMI ports) to view HD DVD content on my LC3200N. I know my card doesn't support HDCP, but I figure if I purchase a DVI to Component adapter (http://www.eforcity.com/pothxxxxad05.html) I can still watch full resolution HD DVD content.

If this assumption is correct, how much clarity (if any) is lost by using component rather than DVI/HDMI?

Thanks!
post #981 of 1101
For $15 give it a try. Order a couple of other small ticket items at the same time to spread out the cost of shipping (cables & adapters etc.). That screen size, it probably won't be noticeable except with test signals or discs.
post #982 of 1101
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Of course, for $15-$20 you can also buy a URC-8820 universal remote (which BTW, is also a JP1.2 remote) and have One for All upgrade it for you over the phone to work with your HP TV and the Comcast STB, but where's the fun in that?

URC-8820 does not work with this LCD. OFA suggests mailing the remote in to add the code 1088. I went through this already with another remote of theirs and it did not work. Has anyone had any luck using a cheap universal remote with this tv?!?!
post #983 of 1101
The 8910/9910 does work, so should the 8820. You need to have the additional codes for this set uploaded to the remote. With the 10820, I had to mail it back to them for the upgrade since you can't do it over the phone as you can for the 8910/9910
HP1494 is the code you need from Universal (it's not listed in their code list).
post #984 of 1101
How do I Pixel Map my LC2600N with a Nvidia 6800Gs video card?
post #985 of 1101
Hi everyone,

I have the HP LC2600N, great monitor btw, and an Intel Mac Mini.

I hook it up via DVI and I get 1280x720 with the image cut off(menu/dock).
Changing the resolution to anything else results in having to re-format the mini and try again as once it's changed the HP then insists unsupported signal.
I read this thread at least 20 pages and saw a couple mentions of a way/setting that the HP is set to 1366x768 which would help but never did find the solution...

Has anyone successfully gotten native resolution with this HP TV and an intel mac mini?

I tried 2 dvi-vga adapters on all PC inputs, no signal.

I tried switchresx and display config and neither worked.

Any solution to get native 1366x768 on the HP 26" with a mac mini ?
Anyone get the HP to work with a mac min?

Thanks!
post #986 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Teron View Post

I hook it up via DVI and I get 1280x720 with the image cut off(menu/dock).

If you want to use that setting, you should keep the TV's input setting to "1366x768" and set the Aspect to stretch. Also did you try "Autosync" from the TV's menu (Menu->Setup->Autosync)? That should find the setting to scale and center correctly.


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Originally Posted by Teron View Post

Changing the resolution to anything else results in having to re-format the mini and try again as once it's changed the HP then insists unsupported signal.

There's an easier way. If you set the video to a resolution that the monitor can't support, first try pressing "esc" to see if you get the old resolution back. If not, since the active window should be still at the resolution setting screen, you can try pressing the arrow keys a couple of time to get to the resolution setting that does work. If you can't get it back any other way, reset the PRAM. This will reset the video setting the computer has saved and set it to a default setting so the video will show up again when rebooted. See this article:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238

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Originally Posted by Teron View Post

Has anyone successfully gotten native resolution with this HP TV and an intel mac mini?

I tried 2 dvi-vga adapters on all PC inputs, no signal.

I tried switchresx and display config and neither worked.

Any solution to get native 1366x768 on the HP 26" with a mac mini ?
Anyone get the HP to work with a mac min?

I don't have a mac mini, but I have tried connecting an old G4 PowerMac to the TV. I think VGA connection required a little tweeking with SwitchresX, but with DVI, the resolution just showed up. The 1368x768 insisted on compressing the screen and using the stretch aspect to fill the screen, therefore scaling the picture, but 1360x768 set it to Dot-to-dot mode and was 1:1 pixel mapping (with 3 columns of pixels blank on each side). Again, do an "Autosync" after setting the resolution to get the screen centered.
post #987 of 1101
Hey everyone. I don't know if this is the right thread to post a possible troubleshooting with my LC2600N. But your help will be greatly appreciated.

I notice in the last 48-hours, my LC2600N keeps displaying the right corner input box at random three times in a row in 3-seconds pauses and them stop after 15-seconds does it again in the same 3-seconds pattern. The remote control is not been pressed or any other from my other 2 HPs.

It appear that the input key is been pressed but is not. The device that's connected is my DISH receiver in the 1st composite input with RCA. I don't know what to do, I check and re-check the connections and everything seems to be alright. What can be causing this? There are no other devices connected.

Thanks in advance to those who can provide a solution.
post #988 of 1101
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The device that's connected is my DISH receiver in the 1st composite input with RCA.

You are using a composite input for a satellite receiver? Doesn't that receiver at least have a S video out or component??

Haven't you tried the OTA tuner?? I'm sure you will be surprised on what you get and the quality difference betyween what overly compressed smear from satellite and direct OTA reception.

BTW, if I remember correctly, I think you problem has something to do with the internal tuners and the channel they were on last. Not sure, but try that.
post #989 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Lelekid View Post

I notice in the last 48-hours, my LC2600N keeps displaying the right corner input box at random three times in a row in 3-seconds pauses and them stop after 15-seconds does it again in the same 3-seconds pattern. The remote control is not been pressed or any other from my other 2 HPs.

It appear that the input key is been pressed but is not. The device that's connected is my DISH receiver in the 1st composite input with RCA.

If you search in this thread somewhere there were discussions long time ago about this, but I'll summerize it here. It's caused by one of two possible problems.

One might be the setting for the input is set to "Auto". Go to the input you have your dish receiver connected, go to the TV's menu ->Options->Input Select and select either "Component" or "Video" (composite or s-video), depending on what you are using.

The other possible problem might be from the TV tuner, even when you aren't using it. Basically, if the signal on the channel you have it on last before switching to another input is fluctuating, the blue box seems to pop up. The way to solve this is to switch the channel to one with a strong signal, or to disconnect the antenna. I had this problem initially when I was using an indoor antenna to get OTA HDTV, but now I haven't seen the problem since I got cable and disconnected the antenna.
post #990 of 1101
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

You are using a composite input for a satellite receiver? Doesn't that receiver at least have a S video out or component??

ha ha yeah... but it's temporary. I'm in the process of moving and my other large TVs are all boxed up and this one was the only one accessible. The composite cables were the only one I could find. Once I get to my new home, I'll replace the 301 with an HD receiver and use HDMI or component.

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Haven't you tried the OTA tuner?? I'm sure you will be surprised on what you get and the quality difference between what overly compressed smear from satellite and direct OTA reception.

Yeah I have. But the picture quality with the OTA tuner wasn't that great. Maybe I should had stop using rabbit ear antennas instead.


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BTW, if I remember correctly, I think you problem has something to do with the internal tuners and the channel they were on last. Not sure, but try that.

I try that. But the problem remains. I don't wanna think this unit is already going to the service center., It's not even a year old.
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