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post #661 of 21377
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Originally Posted by samgovol View Post

I have a new 5687W, and I love it. The picture is awesome in HD. Question for you all, I am noticing a bluish-tint (almost looks like a smudge) all the time in the bottom left hand corner. It is there all the time, on all channels. It is not in any of the other corners. Any ideas? I called Samsung and it looks like they are going to send a tech out here soon to investigate it.Thanks

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Originally Posted by beerman126 View Post

Just got my old CRT replaced through warranty, and picked up the 6187 last week. Everything has been great until today, a dark shadow appeared in the left bottom corner of the screen. It is there for DVD/hdtv. I am not sure if it is lamp issue or what. It is an odd shape and doesn't seem to go away. It just appeared all the sudden after several hours of viewing. Please give suggestions.

Interesting - two posters reporting a problem with something in the bottom left hand corner. Is there a pattern here?
post #662 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Cobra2001 View Post

That's some good advice. I'm in the Princeton area too. Do you work at the Best Buy off Rt.1? I was in the other day actually talking to one of the Magnolia guys and he seemed to know his stuff. But they only had the 56" on display and it looked mighty small compared to the 61"+ tvs in the Magnolia room.

Cobra2001, could you please confirm for me that you saw a HLS5687W in a BB? I have not seen any post on here from someone who saw the 56" in a BB. My local BB told me that they were not going to carry the 56" model, only the 50" and 61", along with the HLS5679 LED model. My local Magnolia guys also told me that only the LED model would be in there and the 87 series would be out on the BB floor. I did see him look in the computer and the 61" was listed, but no 56". This was a week or so ago, so maybe it has changed now. Thanks
post #663 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Tarheel72 View Post

Interesting - two posters reporting a problem with something in the bottom left hand corner. Is there a pattern here?

Maybe the Sammy is impersonating the SXRD?
post #664 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Tarheel72 View Post

Interesting - two posters reporting a problem with something in the bottom left hand corner. Is there a pattern here?

it's just normal AVS Forums procedure :

Week 1 = first buyers get their set, WOW factor, lots of excitement
Week 2 = more buyers more excitement lots of questions
Week 2 and 1/2 = a few glitches here and there still good excitement level
Week 3 = something fishy is going on........we start investigating
Week 4 = green blobs show up and color wheels spin out of control
Week 5 = one of the kids is gone the TV may have eaten him
Week 6 = lamp explosions and mayhem

no need to panic, it happens to the best of us.
post #665 of 21377
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Originally Posted by paesan View Post

I took your advise (craigslist.com) on how to sell the tv. Well, I have a buyer already and in the same city. I am selling the sony 36' kv36xbr400 plus stand for $600.00...................Woooohoooo. Thanks again. It took me less than a day to sell it!!!!!!!!!

Glad I could help........now about that consultants fee I charge.....
post #666 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Ed_Newt View Post

My 5087W from the PowerBuy arrived yesterday. Bought the matching Stand at a local Best Buy. Installed both. Turned off DNIE. Changed from Dynamic to Standard. Lowered the Brightness some. Very, very happy. And I have only had five minutes to play with it.

Also, very happy with TVA. I still need to get an updated invoice from them that shows the 5% discount for using their credit card and I need to receive the extended warranties in the mail (which I understand have a delay in shipping), but otherwise -- very, very happy.

Thank you Stephanie and team. By the way, since I am local (Marina del Rey area), do you have (or can you recommend) any calibrators in the area? Thanks again!

Ed_Newt - Just out of curiosity, when did you put your pre-order in? I'm tryingto gauge what my likely wait might be.
post #667 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Cobra2001 View Post

That's some good advice. I'm in the Princeton area too. Do you work at the Best Buy off Rt.1? I was in the other day actually talking to one of the Magnolia guys and he seemed to know his stuff. But they only had the 56" on display and it looked mighty small compared to the 61"+ tvs in the Magnolia room.

Yeah, I work at that one. And yeah, a few of the guys there and the manger have decent ammout of knowledge.
post #668 of 21377
If Samsung charges $233, I would expect about $170 from a discounter. Any guesses or real knowledge?
post #669 of 21377
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Originally Posted by miantosca View Post

I did it - I placed my order for the HL-S6188W at Tweeter and it is due in on May 15th. I owned a HP 65" DLP (actually 2 if you include the replacement) for a about month. I finally returned it because of quality issues.

One of the things I didn't like about the PQ was its inability to show smooth gradations of color (esp fog, smoke and darker scenes). It also had issues with skin tones looking blochy (yellow/greenish) I am hoping the 10bit color in the new Sammy will make a huge difference. The HP was 8 bit.

I read a few conflicting posts on this thread about how reliable the May 15th date is. My Sales Rep at Tweeter has placed a call to his buyer and he is waiting to hear back on how solid the 15th date is.

Can't wait

The 15th date might happen, but only a few units are getting in....most likely it would at the end of the month or the first of April.........Tweeter I believe will come through for you. I think in my area they have said the 22nd, so I would add 10days to that.

10bit color should help, with the issues you talked about; you should have excellent flesh tones on "excellent" feeds (live sports, most of the "new" PBS stuff)............but if your feeds include older sources and/or overly aggressive compression (like all the cable sources in Houston), then you will still some green faces, and bad shading areas.

Good Luck
post #670 of 21377
in viewing another xxx87 yesterday the volume level once again didnt seem to be able to go very loud. Changed setting from fixed to variable and that only helped a relatively small amount.
Any comments from owners?

On the HD drive loop they have a car racing game which pQ, in particular, was unbelievable; if this is an example of what we have ahead of us as 1080p content beomes available this is going to be one unbelievable home theatre experience.
Actually... I'm taking delivery today of a 6187... cant wait.
post #671 of 21377
Did any of you notice the noise in the background of these sets? I saw the 6187 in BB and I couldnt believe it.
post #672 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Tarheel72 View Post

Cobra2001, could you please confirm for me that you saw a HLS5687W in a BB? I have not seen any post on here from someone who saw the 56" in a BB. My local BB told me that they were not going to carry the 56" model, only the 50" and 61", along with the HLS5679 LED model. My local Magnolia guys also told me that only the LED model would be in there and the 87 series would be out on the BB floor. I did see him look in the computer and the 61" was listed, but no 56". This was a week or so ago, so maybe it has changed now. Thanks

Sorry I may be mistaken then and it probably was the 50" model that I saw at my local BB. Since my first impression of the set was that it was really small compared to some of the other ones there, that would make sense that it was the 50" model and not the 56" model.

Sorry for any confusion.
post #673 of 21377
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

Did any of you notice the noise in the background of these sets? I saw the 6187 in BB and I couldnt believe it.


Are you sure it wasn't the video source and not the TV?

Garbage in = garbage out.
post #674 of 21377
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Originally Posted by samgovol View Post

I have a new 5687W, and I love it. The picture is awesome in HD. Question for you all, I am noticing a bluish-tint (almost looks like a smudge) all the time in the bottom left hand corner. It is there all the time, on all channels. It is not in any of the other corners. Any ideas? I called Samsung and it looks like they are going to send a tech out here soon to investigate it.

Thanks


Any news? I think I am taking mine back to BB, as they have a 30 day return policy. I will just get another unit. This really sucks, these new big screens have become very problematic....what happened to the days of a TV lasting for years. It wasn't even an issue. Please keep us up to date of your situation.
post #675 of 21377
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Originally Posted by ISO Perfect HDTV View Post

it's just normal AVS Forums procedure :

Week 1 = first buyers get their set, WOW factor, lots of excitement
Week 2 = more buyers more excitement lots of questions
Week 2 and 1/2 = a few glitches here and there still good excitement level
Week 3 = something fishy is going on........we start investigating
Week 4 = green blobs show up and color wheels spin out of control
Week 5 = one of the kids is gone the TV may have eaten him
Week 6 = lamp explosions and mayhem

no need to panic, it happens to the best of us.

This might be my favorite post, ever.
post #676 of 21377
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Originally Posted by carlosn View Post

Just called my local BB. Sale rep claims that the 5087 and 5687 have been deleted from system and BB will no longer carrying them. Can anyone else confirm? Wonder if the delay in getting the smaller models out (6187 already out and widely available, I believe), means a production problem with them.

I visited the local CC and BB last night in Sarasota FL.

CC had the 5087 on display, with prices for both the 5087 and 5687 as special order items not stocked in the store. No price or availability on the 6187.

BB had the 6187 on display and available for purchase. No pricing or availability on the 5087 or 5687.

It seems the two stores in this town are opposite from each other on which models they will carry. Sounds Advice (Tweeter) had no models on display or in stock, but listed all three sizes in their computer as arriving within a couple weeks.
post #677 of 21377
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Originally Posted by TreyS View Post

Are you sure it wasn't the video source and not the TV?

Garbage in = garbage out.


Maybe but the SXRD was not affected by it. Same feed on the Sony, no noise.
post #678 of 21377
Looking at ordering my HDMI cables from Monoprice and there are two options for the guage of the wire used in the cable.
The cheaper are a 28 Ga. and the more expensive ones are 24 Ga. with a plastic jacket they call "Net Jacket" one review compared them to Monsters cables.
For a 1/3 the price im wondering if the 28 ga. cables would suffice. Anyone using either of these cables from Monoprice?

6' 28Ga. HDMI Cable

6' 24Ga. HDMI Cable w/Net Jacket
post #679 of 21377
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

Did any of you notice the noise in the background of these sets? I saw the 6187 in BB and I couldnt believe it.

One week of ownership and I have seen almost no video noise on any source in my house; some sections of dvd's have it, but those same dvd's also had noise on my 4 sxrd's. It seems to be the dvd's themselves on these 1080p sets, they show any imperfections because the picture is so detailed. I consider my set as close to perfection as I can possibly get, I am completely satisfied with my purchase, take care.
post #680 of 21377
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Originally Posted by LOTL View Post

Looking at ordering my HDMI cables from Monoprice and there are two options for the guage of the wire used in the cable.
The cheaper are a 28 Ga. and the more expensive ones are 24 Ga. with a plastic jacket they call "Net Jacket" one review compared them to Monsters cables.
For a 1/3 the price im wondering if the 28 ga. cables would suffice. Anyone using either of these cables from Monoprice?

6' 28Ga. HDMI Cable

6' 24Ga. HDMI Cable w/Net Jacket

Proably depends on the LENGTH of the cable you need. If its 25 ft or more I would go with the thicker wire (24 g.), but otherwise the 28 g. should be fine.
post #681 of 21377
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Originally Posted by punisherofall View Post

One week of ownership and I have seen almost no video noise on any source in my house; some sections of dvd's have it, but those same dvd's also had noise on my 4 sxrd's. It seems to be the dvd's themselves on these 1080p sets, they show any imperfections because the picture is so detailed. I consider my set as close to perfection as I can possibly get, I am completely satisfied with my purchase, take care.


my 5687 had a little noise until I swapped the HDMI cable, now it is perfect.
post #682 of 21377
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Originally Posted by LOTL View Post

Looking at ordering my HDMI cables from Monoprice and there are two options for the guage of the wire used in the cable.
The cheaper are a 28 Ga. and the more expensive ones are 24 Ga. with a plastic jacket they call "Net Jacket" one review compared them to Monsters cables.
For a 1/3 the price im wondering if the 28 ga. cables would suffice. Anyone using either of these cables from Monoprice?

6' 28Ga. HDMI Cable

6' 24Ga. HDMI Cable w/Net Jacket

Considering the Mopoprice 24AWG fancy net jacket cable is practically a tenth the price of a Monster cable, I went ahead and "splurged" on it over the 28AWG. I was very impressed with the cable when I got it two days later in the mail - very heavy duty cable. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on my 6187 from TVA so I haven't actually used it yet. Don't know if there's really any appreciable difference between the 24AWG or 28AWG cables, but I can certainly vouch for Monoprice's quick service and apparently impressive construction quality.
post #683 of 21377
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Originally Posted by guinness6 View Post

my 5687 had a little noise until I swapped the HDMI cable, now it is perfect.

I am running hdmi to my dvd's and no noise on my 6187set either. Men in Black 2, Star Wars episode 3, Walk the line.... all as perfect as they can be. I still say the blacks are more "pure" and natural on this set than anything I have seen. My 4 factory flawed (blob, purple corners on black and misconverged) sxrd's did not impress me as much as this set does.
post #684 of 21377
Punisherofall -
What dvd player are you using/what settings?

thanks
post #685 of 21377
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Originally Posted by carlosn View Post

Ed_Newt - Just out of curiosity, when did you put your pre-order in? I'm tryingto gauge what my likely wait might be.

I am not the norm -- I preordered back in January, during CES. Wanted to be sure I was at the top of the list (I needed a new tv in time for the World Cup). Others have ordered in the last few weeks and I understand have started to receive calls, which is a good sign. Again, it depends on the model, size and demand.....

Others would probably have more relevant data (I ordered on X, received call on Y, received tv on Z).....

Good luck.
post #686 of 21377
As an aside, I tried out my 360 last night. GP3 and Geo Wars looked and played great (although I suck at both). No noticeable lag. I did have game mode on....

My friend who had never seen a 360 perform before was stunned. My girlfriend couldn't believe the Halo 3 demo was from a game engine. Stellar.
post #687 of 21377
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

Did any of you notice the noise in the background of these sets? I saw the 6187 in BB and I couldnt believe it.

You don't happen to be in Virginia Beach do you? I saw this set at the BB there and I was stunned at the amount of noise. It looked like a snowstorm in any dark parts of the screen. I was really worried. No other set in the store was showing any noise at all - including the 5 other sets on the same feed. I pretty much gave up on the set right there.

Then today I went to a different BB and the TV was STUNNING!!!! Easily the best picture in the store. It even whipped up on the SXRD, although it's settings were obviously in need of some serious tweaks. If I had to guess I'd say that it is probably more sensitive to a weak signal than others, but since I don't plan on doing a 5-way split of the signal in my house, I'm not worried. No one who has one has reported any noise at home.
post #688 of 21377
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Originally Posted by chaos8517 View Post

Punisherofall -
What dvd player are you using/what settings?

thanks

Sony ns-75 upconverting dvd player. I run theater mode with default settings except for brightness up at 50 instead of 45 as of now. DNIE off (of course it is turned off by default in theater.)
post #689 of 21377
Thanks,
I went ahead and pre-ordered the samsung hd960 upconverting dvd player. I'm hoping that it'll look amazing on these sets.
post #690 of 21377
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Originally Posted by punisherofall View Post

I am running hdmi to my dvd's and no noise on my 6187set either. Men in Black 2, Star Wars episode 3, Walk the line.... all as perfect as they can be. I still say the blacks are more "pure" and natural on this set than anything I have seen. My 4 factory flawed (blob, purple corners on black and misconverged) sxrd's did not impress me as much as this set does.

Your feedback is very promising seeing how you had 4 SXRD's that didn't work for you. Congratulations as it sounds like 2006 is the year of Samsung as they have improved with every panel in the "S" series, LCD, PDP, and now DLP. Keep us informed and BTW how is SD on that black beauty?
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