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post #9091 of 21377
If anyone wants to jump on it, there are some great prices at [url=Where to buy[/URL]

I'm not even sure if they are brand new TV's. I assumed they were and took the plunge on the 6188. What do you guys think?
post #9092 of 21377
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Originally Posted by Garisilver View Post

I've had my HLS 5087 since August. Love it, but now I have a problem. About a month after I set it up, my digital input started having trouble. When I switch inputs to HDMI 1, the picture comes on for a second, then off for a second, and continues to do this. I tried switching the cable to HDMI 2 and it still did it. I tried changing cables. Still doing it. I don't have the problem with my DVD player plugged into the HDMI inputs. Had Comcast come out. The signal measured good and the tech tried a new box(both boxes- DVI outputs connected to my HDMI input, FWIW). Still happening.
So Comcast says it must be the TV, and when I called Samsung, they said it sounds like it's Comcast's problem. And if they send a tech out, and it's not the TV, they'll charge me for a sevice call. Of course, I'm the idiot that's stuck in the middle.
It's fine on component and s-video inputs.
Component's nice, but I want to use the digital direct path.
Anyone else had this problem or have any idea what's going on?

I'm almost positive I read about this problem over in the Comcast threads. It has something to do with a firmware update to the cable box. I read different experiences. Some folks were apparently able to get the cablebox back rev'd to the previous versions, others were told they'd have to deal with component until the next update.
post #9093 of 21377
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Originally Posted by rocko1290 View Post

What do you guys think?

I think you have been here long enough to have read this.

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post #9094 of 21377
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I think you have been here long enough to have read this.

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Sorry.
post #9095 of 21377
How long are the lamps supposed to last on these TV's?

Is it obvious when it is time for a replacement?
post #9096 of 21377
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Originally Posted by rocko1290 View Post

I'm not even sure if they are brand new TV's. I assumed they were and took the plunge on the 6188. What do you guys think?


Sounds like they bought everybody else's returns....

BBB has no info on their name, phone #, or url.

Good luck. That's a great price.
post #9097 of 21377
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Originally Posted by rocko1290 View Post

What do you guys think?

If they are new at that price, I'm Elvis. Way too low prices to be totally legit. Notice they have the same price for the 6187's. Now how is that possible? Best of luck.
post #9098 of 21377
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Originally Posted by dfwald View Post

If they are new at that price, I'm Elvis. Way too low prices to be totally legit. Notice they have the same price for the 6187's. Now how is that possible? Best of luck.

A mistake????
post #9099 of 21377
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Originally Posted by schererbuzz View Post

Sounds like they bought everybody else's returns....

BBB has no info on their name, phone #, or url.

Good luck. That's a great price.


Legally speaking, wouldn't an online merchant need to indicate somewhere on their website (or during the purchase process) that the product(s) they're selling are returns or refurbished/repaired items?
post #9100 of 21377
About nextstepplasma that rocko posted, I don't see that Web site listed in resellerratings.com, so that makes it seem shady. Also, even if NSP is a legit Web site, are they an authorized dealer? If not, good luck in getting Samsung to fix whatever breaks with its warranty.
post #9101 of 21377
By mere happenstance, I came across this CNET article (from 3 yrs. ago!) which discusses the merits of calibration.

Here's a 1-paragraph summary of that article.
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Originally Posted by CNET View Post

Professional calibrations cost anywhere from $250 for a direct-view or plasma set to more than $1,000 for a CRT-based front-projector. If you're on a budget, we recommend you first purchase one of the test discs and follow its DIY calibration procedure. If afterward you still feel like your set isn't performing as well as it should or you simply want to guarantee the best picture, you should get a calibration.

The article also refers to the calibrator as that instead of Eliab's made-up word, "calibrationist".
post #9102 of 21377
I just turned on my 5688 to watch a dvd (onkyo via hdmi), & the image was shoved over to the right as far as it could go, showing a vertical green line about a 1/2 an inch thick down the left side.
I havent touched the service menu on this set, but it was as if someone had gone in there & set the horizontal as far right as it could go. I switched dvd's, but the line remained. It was gone after i turned the tv off & back on (after 30 sec).
Anyone know if this is the tv, or possibly the hdmi cable or dvd player?
post #9103 of 21377
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Originally Posted by beowulf7 View Post

The article also refers to the calibrator as that instead of Eliab's made-up word, "calibrationist".

I don't think Eliab would take credit for that usage. I've seen it used many places -- like deinterlaced.

As the world turns the language grows.
post #9104 of 21377
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Originally Posted by watsonusn View Post

Anyone know if this is the tv, or possibly the hdmi cable or dvd player?

It's not the cable.
post #9105 of 21377
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Originally Posted by StallionRe View Post

For my set up, after the calibration was done, the set not only looks better all the way around, but when you look at the TV from 1 foot away or 10 feet away, it looks the same. No PQ distoration at all, at least for me on my set. I have no pixelation at all.

Hmmm...
That's interesting. Others said that you had to deal with that pixelation at close range.
post #9106 of 21377
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Originally Posted by rocko1290 View Post

What do you guys think?


I was actually on the phone with sales but then I got cold feet. Like my Mamma always said, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is".
post #9107 of 21377
The "about us" and "contact us" links (which are the first ones I look at when I'm at a unknown site) didn't say where they were located. That makes it a 'no deal' right off the bat.
post #9108 of 21377
It looks like there are some refurbs hitting the market. I am not sure if refurbs are in a grey area or not, but heads-up for sure.
post #9109 of 21377
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Originally Posted by watsonusn View Post

I just turned on my 5688 to watch a dvd (onkyo via hdmi), & the image was shoved over to the right as far as it could go, showing a vertical green line about a 1/2 an inch thick down the left side.
I havent touched the service menu on this set, but it was as if someone had gone in there & set the horizontal as far right as it could go. I switched dvd's, but the line remained. It was gone after i turned the tv off & back on (after 30 sec).
Anyone know if this is the tv, or possibly the hdmi cable or dvd player?

Like somebody else said earlier in this thread, I treat the TV and other components like computers that need to be rebooted every so often. I wouldn't worry about what happened to your TV unless this becomes a repeating problem.
post #9110 of 21377
Yeah, those are ridiculous prices. I emailed MSN shopping....others should do same.

When does Samsung announce their new products/model upgrades?
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I don't think Eliab would take credit for that usage. I've seen it used many places -- like deinterlaced.

As the world turns the language grows.

I hope it doesn't catch on b/c we have enough made-up (and redundant) words in the dictionary!
post #9112 of 21377
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Originally Posted by beowulf7 View Post

I hope it doesn't catch on b/c we have enough made-up (and redundant) words in the dictionary!

If it works for him, why is there a problem? Personally, I like it.

Carl
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Originally Posted by beowulf7 View Post

I hope it doesn't catch on b/c we have enough made-up (and redundant) words in the dictionary!

My favorite is Hollywood's "Anamorphic Widescreen Version", but widescreen hasn't made the dictionary. English is a growing language with constant usage changes added.
post #9114 of 21377
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

If it works for him, why is there a problem? Personally, I like it.

Carl

I agree.

It's just the noun form of "calibrate" as yet unrecognised.

Give it time, and it may become the title of a movie like "The Duellists".

duel
Main Entry: to duel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): du·eled or du·elled; du·el·ing or du·el·ling
intransitive verb : to fight a duel
transitive verb : to encounter (an opponent) in a duel
- du·el·er or du·el·ler noun
- du·el·ist or du·el·list /'dü-&-list/ noun
post #9115 of 21377
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Originally Posted by texviddy View Post

When does Samsung announce their new products/model upgrades?

Early in January at CES.
post #9116 of 21377
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I agree.

It's just the noun form of "calibrate" as yet unrecognised.

Give it time, and it may become the title of a movie like "The Duellists".

duel
Main Entry: to duel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): du·eled or du·elled; du·el·ing or du·el·ling
intransitive verb : to fight a duel
transitive verb : to encounter (an opponent) in a duel
- du·el·er or du·el·ler noun
- du·el·ist or du·el·list /'dü-&-list/ noun

Try a web search and see how many hits you receive. (not necessarily in the home theater context either)

Carl
post #9117 of 21377
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

Try a web search and see how many hits you receive. (not necessarily in the home theater context either) Carl

Results: about 8,890 hits for calibrationist at Google. Eliab is a very busy guy.

I think it's getting close to time for us to start speculating about what the Samsung 2007 DLP sets will be like.

For instance, what will the next model designation be? HLM, HLN, HLP, HLR, HLS, and for 2007 HL?.

I've sometimes wonder what happened to HLO and HLQ.
post #9118 of 21377
Looks like they skipped O and Q so I'm guessing HL-TXXYY*
post #9119 of 21377
Well I had someoner from tweeter out today....actually it was the guy who sold me the tv. HE came out b/c they need to look at it before they replace a second set.

He saw the problem and agreed that both the geometry and the color fringing around the test grid i put up did not look right.

So I have the choice of exchange or repair. Don't know what I want to do, though I am leaning towards exchange because I don't think there is much they can do to adjust either of those issues.

Glad that tweeter made a point of stating that the choice was mine and that they would make it right. It was also interesting that they even sent out my salesguy since a tech could not get here for several weeks.

But I just don't know what to do here.
post #9120 of 21377
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Originally Posted by curlyjive View Post

But I just don't know what to do here.

Exchange it.
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