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post #21331 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post

Thank you for the feedback/

I have a voltmeter and a Service Manual. Trying to determine how to check it. Looks like I have to take the back cover off and pull out the entire light tunnel assembly to get to it just to check it?

Yes, you'll have to slide out the light engine to check it, I believe. It's really straight forward, though. Just follow the guide in the link I posted earlier. Here's a picture of where to test the ballast. If it's working correctly, you should be getting between 320V-380V. If you're getting 320V, your ballast is ok.
post #21332 of 21377
Thanks for the picture. I will test tomorrow. Had to get a temp TV setup today but the back is off.... smile.gif
post #21333 of 21377
Well I pulled the Optical "Tray" out but I cannot figure out how to check the Ballast Voltage with the tray out. EVERY thread I hafve searched keeps stating to check the voltage but it is not clear to me how to do that with the tray out. Do I pull it and the Power board out partway while leaving every thing else connected and turn the unit on while probing the ballast connector ends for the DC Voltage?

Anyone?

Aslo I did discover a slight noise in the Color wheel but am not sure if that is bad enough to be the culprit.

Thanks!
post #21334 of 21377
I found a deal on an LG55LA6900 and decided it was time to move on from my HLS5687w. It has been a great TV since 2007.

I do appreciate the help on troubleshooting the system. That goes for the entire forum and all AVS members.

Now what to do with "the beast".....? Might part it out on Fleabay....

Happy viewing all!
post #21335 of 21377
If anyone is interested in the latest firmware, dated July 26, 2007, I can provide. I don't know the change logs but this one is for the units that say PF01 on the side, NOT PF03.
post #21336 of 21377
Hi, I've been an owner of an HL-S5088W since 2006. I had to have the main board replaced in 2011 or 2012, but since I haven't used the set as much as I used to, I hadn't bothered to turn the overscan off again. I did this with the original board. So today I finally try to do it and the setting is INACTIVE and set to ON- I can't change it. mad.gif The overscan is really bad on this set, cutting off credits that are really close to the edge of the screen. Turning it off worked great before, but I don't know what's going on here. Did some later revisions of the set not allow this? Or did the repair guy put in an earlier board that doesn't allow it? It's been a long time since I've followed this thread, so this is probably old news and the answer somewhere in the 700+ pages of this thread. eek.gif I did Google these sets and the 87 series didn't allow the change - I hope the parts weren't interchangeable and the guy put in an 87 board...that would be awful.
post #21337 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Brian81 View Post

Hi, I've been an owner of an HL-S5088W since 2006. I had to have the main board replaced in 2011 or 2012, but since I haven't used the set as much as I used to, I hadn't bothered to turn the overscan off again. I did this with the original board. So today I finally try to do it and the setting is INACTIVE and set to ON- I can't change it. mad.gif The overscan is really bad on this set, cutting off credits that are really close to the edge of the screen. Turning it off worked great before, but I don't know what's going on here. Did some later revisions of the set not allow this? Or did the repair guy put in an earlier board that doesn't allow it? It's been a long time since I've followed this thread, so this is probably old news and the answer somewhere in the 700+ pages of this thread. eek.gif I did Google these sets and the 87 series didn't allow the change - I hope the parts weren't interchangeable and the guy put in an 87 board...that would be awful.

What firmware version are you on? I may be able to get you the latest firmware and post it here.
post #21338 of 21377
Here's what it says in the service menu at the bottom


T-GALFAUSO-1025
2006-11-08
T-GALFUCOM5-6010
T-GALFAUS1-0101


If any of this info is pertained to my set directly and shouldn't be posted, let me know and I will edit.

I received by HLS-5088W back around when it was first released, in June 2006. If the date listed above is for the firmware date, obviously this is later than the one that came with set originally.
post #21339 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Brian81 View Post

Here's what it says in the service menu at the bottom


T-GALFAUSO-1025
2006-11-08
T-GALFUCOM5-6010
T-GALFAUS1-0101


If any of this info is pertained to my set directly and shouldn't be posted, let me know and I will edit.

I received by HLS-5088W back around when it was first released, in June 2006. If the date listed above is for the firmware date, obviously this is later than the one that came with set originally.

That looks to be the latest firmware my friend. At least that's the only firmware I can get my hands on. And I see no mention of any other.
post #21340 of 21377
So any idea as to why I am unable to access the OVERSCAN setting? It's under SDP52...titled OVERSCAN...but unlike everything else on the page, it's greyed out and scrolling down the list skips it over.
Edited by Brian81 - 10/18/13 at 11:45am
post #21341 of 21377
Hey all,

I posted a question on the DLP thread but think i might have more help here. Original Post

Looking to see if i can get a firmware update on my HL-S5087W that might help out with DCHP issues im having (no digital audio from HDMI in to optical out).

Firmware Info:
T-GAL2AUS0-2008
2006-12-11
T-GALIUCOM5-6012
T-GALIAUS1-1001

Not sure if there are any newer firmwares out there than 2006-12-11 but im guessing there is. Not sure if that'll even fix my issue, but its worth a try. Also, if anyone has a HOWTO link on firmware updates on the tv that'd be helpful as well.

Thanks,

Jake
post #21342 of 21377
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Originally Posted by ducksoup18 View Post

Hey all,

I posted a question on the DLP thread but think i might have more help here. Original Post

Looking to see if i can get a firmware update on my HL-S5087W that might help out with DCHP issues im having (no digital audio from HDMI in to optical out).

Firmware Info:
T-GAL2AUS0-2008
2006-12-11
T-GALIUCOM5-6012
T-GALIAUS1-1001

Not sure if there are any newer firmwares out there than 2006-12-11 but im guessing there is. Not sure if that'll even fix my issue, but its worth a try. Also, if anyone has a HOWTO link on firmware updates on the tv that'd be helpful as well.

Thanks,

Jake

Which exact model do you have of the following two model numbers:
HLS5087WX/XAA
HLS5087WX/XAC
post #21343 of 21377
HLS5087WX/XAA
post #21344 of 21377
Hi guys,
I have an HLS6187W that has worked great for the past 8 years. However, I've always been annoyed by the Overscan Bug. I understand it's been corrected by newer firmware, but I've never been able to get ahold of it.

Is it possible for savvy end-users to update their firmware?

Is it possible for me to get ahold of the newer firmware that fixes the Overscan bug?

HLS6187WX/XAA

Thanks!
post #21345 of 21377
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Originally Posted by brandonkirsch View Post

Hi guys,
I have an HLS6187W that has worked great for the past 8 years. However, I've always been annoyed by the Overscan Bug. I understand it's been corrected by newer firmware, but I've never been able to get ahold of it.

Is it possible for savvy end-users to update their firmware?

Is it possible for me to get ahold of the newer firmware that fixes the Overscan bug?

HLS6187WX/XAA

Thanks!

Remember there are two different kinds of overscan on these sets... The one you are probably talking about is the processing induced overscan where the set purposely spreads out the image to cut off the outside edges. the '88 models (which is what I have) can turn this persistently in the service menu. However, there is another overscan that cant be eliminated... this is due to the projection system. The image is projected so that it is just a bit larger than the screen which 'cuts off'' some of the outside edges. Nothing u can do about that one...
post #21346 of 21377
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Originally Posted by brandonkirsch View Post

Hi guys,
I have an HLS6187W that has worked great for the past 8 years. However, I've always been annoyed by the Overscan Bug. I understand it's been corrected by newer firmware, but I've never been able to get ahold of it.

Is it possible for savvy end-users to update their firmware?

Is it possible for me to get ahold of the newer firmware that fixes the Overscan bug?

HLS6187WX/XAA

Thanks!

From what I understand I have the latest firmware since I have this same unit and I am unable to keep overscan disabled frown.gif
post #21347 of 21377
Revisiting this thread for probably the first time since 2006 when I purchased my 6187. I have to say, it's been a gorgeous and flawless performer all these years. I've never had to so much as change the lamp on it, as I typically run the set only three or four times a week.

It's still my main monitor in the living room, and although I am starting to feel the itch to upgrade, I've just talked myself into holding out for a 70" screen along with a new AV receiver maybe next year.

The set's a champ and easily the best high-ticket electronics purchase I've ever made. Kudos to Samsung for building this amazing TV!
post #21348 of 21377

I have had my HL-S7178W since Dec. 2006 and am still using the orig. lamp. The TV has been on for 6-8hrs after work most days until my retirement three years ago. Since then 12-14hrs. I recently made some adjustments to compensate for the lamp's lower output. This TV has been a good investment.

post #21349 of 21377
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

I have had my HL-S7178W since Dec. 2006 and am still using the orig. lamp. The TV has been on for 6-8hrs after work most days until my retirement three years ago. Since then 12-14hrs. I recently made some adjustments to compensate for the lamp's lower output. This TV has been a good investment.
If you would purchase an OEM lamp and replace the old one, despite the changes you've made to "compensate" for your aging one, you'll see such a dramatic improvement, you'll kick yourself for putting off the simple $140 upgrade.
post #21350 of 21377
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Originally Posted by 120inna55 View Post


If you would purchase an OEM lamp and replace the old one, despite the changes you've made to "compensate" for your aging one, you'll see such a dramatic improvement, you'll kick yourself for putting off the simple $140 upgrade.
I actually have a Samsung lamp sitting on the shelf. The only thing that I have not compensated for is color drift. Prior to initial calibration (With a Photo Research SpectraScan Spectroradiometer) I lined the inside of the "box" with Duvetyne to minimize internal light reflections. I also adjusted the optics (Mechanically) for less than 1/2 percent overscan & stopped the mirrors From their dithering so that I could adjust the focus. Note: I hired the calibration done because I don't own the more than $20K of equipment to do the job. I have been through ISF training, but had / have no desire to go into the cali business - I just wanted the knowledge. I have been retired since 2010. (The TV is in my bedroom)
 
An afterthought: It was rude of me to not have thanked you for your suggestion.

Edited by calentz - 12/2/13 at 10:52am
post #21351 of 21377
Hello,
I had an overscan issue with hooking my PC up to my Samsung HL-S5086W. I went into my service menu and was adjusting the horizontal setting and then the picture suddenly disappeared. No I can not get any input to recognize a signal. The TV is still working because I can get into the service menu and it is giving me the "Weak or no signal" but I am not getting any image from the HDMI inputs or PC inputs. I love this TV and just want it to work with a PC with HDMI output.
Thanks in advance

P.S.
I did a factory reset and nothing.

P.S.S.
I got it working again, but I can't seem to fix the overscan issue running my PC with HDMI if anyone would be willing to send me in the right direction to find info. It looks like maybe a firmware update?
Edited by yourrealdad - 12/13/13 at 6:34am
post #21352 of 21377
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Originally Posted by yourrealdad View Post

I can't seem to fix the overscan issue running my PC with HDMI if anyone would be willing to send me in the right direction to find info. It looks like maybe a firmware update?
Try running your PC at 1920x1200.
post #21353 of 21377
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Originally Posted by ducksoup18 View Post

Hey all,

I posted a question on the DLP thread but think i might have more help here. Original Post

Looking to see if i can get a firmware update on my HL-S5087W that might help out with DCHP issues im having (no digital audio from HDMI in to optical out).

Firmware Info:
T-GAL2AUS0-2008
2006-12-11
T-GALIUCOM5-6012
T-GALIAUS1-1001

Not sure if there are any newer firmwares out there than 2006-12-11 but im guessing there is. Not sure if that'll even fix my issue, but its worth a try. Also, if anyone has a HOWTO link on firmware updates on the tv that'd be helpful as well.

Thanks,

Jake

 

 

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Originally Posted by petermg View Post


Which exact model do you have of the following two model numbers:
HLS5087WX/XAA
HLS5087WX/XAC

 

 

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Originally Posted by ducksoup18 View Post

HLS5087WX/XAA

 

Any word on if this fixed the issue with HDMI in to Optical out for audio?  Getting a bit annoyed with needing to hit the input button twice to get my audio to work every time I turn on the TV.  If it DOES fix the issue by going to a more recent firmware... anyone got that firmware and instructions handy?  I have this same model noted above:

 

HLS5087WX/XAA

PF01

post #21354 of 21377
I have the HLS5087WX/XAA, which I bought in time for the soccer worldcup in 2006. I can't believe we are now getting ready for the soccer worldcup 2014. :-)
I have never updated the firmware. If there is a way to do that, please let me know. I would be interested in doing that.

In addition I have noticed that lately my picture looks awfully dim. Compared to my Samsung LED/LCD it is daaaaaaaaaark!!
I am going to buy a new lamp, and hope that it will make a difference. It is still a great TV and besides having the light engine changed at the very beginning, it has been solid ever since.
post #21355 of 21377
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Originally Posted by uwsc11 View Post

...lately my picture looks awfully dim. Compared to my Samsung LED/LCD it is daaaaaaaaaark!! I am going to buy a new lamp, and hope that it will make a difference....
Greetings,
I have a HLS5086 with 3,200 hours on the original bulb and noticed the same thing in terms picture quality. A new bulb made an immediate and an astounding difference. It has temporarily put a hold on my plans for a new display....at least for now.
YMMV,
b
post #21356 of 21377
Hi All,

I'm having an issue with my DLP that I think is the ballast and was hoping for confirmation. The light bulb and DMD board have both been replaced in the past year, but right now when I try to turn the tv on the bulb lights up briefly then refuses to stay on. I doubt the light bulb is bad since it's so new, so I'm thinking I need a new ballast? Any thoughts?

Thanks!
post #21357 of 21377
If it's a cheap lamp that could be the cause. I picked up a nice DLP for super cheap because this was happening to someone. Turns out it was the cheap bulb. Tried a Philips lamp and viola works great!
post #21358 of 21377
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Originally Posted by petermg View Post

If it's a cheap lamp that could be the cause. I picked up a nice DLP for super cheap because this was happening to someone. Turns out it was the cheap bulb. Tried a Philips lamp and viola works great!

I bought my TV early 2007 and have put 3 bulbs in it. I learned the hard way you get what you pay for. I dropped the cheaper replacement in favor of the OEM philips the 3rd time around and it's still bright and beautiful!
post #21359 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Jswerve View Post

I bought my TV early 2007 and have put 3 bulbs in it. I learned the hard way you get what you pay for. I dropped the cheaper replacement in favor of the OEM philips the 3rd time around and it's still bright and beautiful!
Amen. I have a Samsung HL-S5087W in the MBR for my wife. Last week-end she told me that the TV brightness went down fast. Luckily I saved the last lamp. I swapped them and I ordered the Philips bulb this past Tuesday and I got the new one yesterday. Those are the best $84.00 I had ever spent. The TV looks better and brighter than when it was new!
post #21360 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

Amen. I have a Samsung HL-S5087W in the MBR for my wife. Last week-end she told me that the TV brightness went down fast. Luckily I saved the last lamp. I swapped them and I ordered the Philips bulb this past Tuesday and I got the new one yesterday. Those are the best $84.00 I had ever spent. The TV looks better and brighter than when it was new!
Where did you purchase your bulb from? I haven't had to buy one in a few years and they were over $100 back then.
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