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post #31 of 480
What do you do in the service menu to make the picture better? I just bought this set...
post #32 of 480
Most of us adjust geometry, color, convergence, black level, and focus. There are a few threads around here that deal with the service menu. A quick search should turn up some results, most of them explain the service menu better than I can.
post #33 of 480
So, in other words just buying the set and plugging it in is not good enough, it's important to mess with it.

How do you know what is good or not though? lol... I don't really notice beyond the obvious.

- searching now -

Edit: No luck in finding anything good.

I'm kind of a noob, so I'm worried that once I get to the service menu I could screw things up... so maybe I just won't look for it.

One thing I did notice is that my TV is the 3082WH (not the W)... so I think it's a different TV anyway... maybe I should start a new thread?
post #34 of 480
If you know what your doing. The picture can be draw dropping. Not that it isnt already. But making tweaks in the sm makes the picture come to life and look better than the factory settings.

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Originally Posted by thehalogod View Post

So, in other words just buying the set and plugging it in is not good enough, it's important to mess with it.

How do you know what is good or not though? lol... I don't really notice beyond the obvious.

- searching now -

Edit: No luck in finding anything good.

I'm kind of a noob, so I'm worried that once I get to the service menu I could screw things up... so maybe I just won't look for it.

One thing I did notice is that my TV is the 3082WH (not the W)... so I think it's a different TV anyway... maybe I should start a new thread?
post #35 of 480
Any help on how to do that though? I am a noob and really would like my jaw to drop.

I'm going to attach a few pics... (yes I know it'll be hard to tell) but it's almost as if my entire screen is tilted to the left slightly.

I only noticed this after Downloading a trailer via the XBOX live marketplace to my 360... and I saw the left side of the screen's text was barely being cut off and the right side of the screens text was tilted up a bit.

I assume that is a problem that shouldn't have occured...

How can I fix this? Or should I just call Best Buy since I have a service plan?

Please see attached pics... although I know it's just a picture of the TV... you might be able to see what I'm talking about by comparing the locaion of the

X button on the left (blue color) and the A button on the right (green color)

It seems like it's tilted... and I also noticed on the right and left side of the TV the lines are like wider than in the middle of the TV.
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post #36 of 480
Go to the Samsung Service Manual here and look at the images of anomalies that can be fixed in the Service Menu, in the Deflection section. Scroll down about 4-5 pages and you'll see pictures of all kinds of "geometry" problems.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...62A-aadj-3.pdf
post #37 of 480
How do you adjust for color etc? because I really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to that. Just move stuff until it looks good? That just seems really subjective (especially since I'm bad at doing it)
post #38 of 480
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Originally Posted by thehalogod View Post

How do you adjust for color etc? because I really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to that. Just move stuff until it looks good? That just seems really subjective (especially since I'm bad at doing it)

Trying to eyeball it is not very successful. The best approach is to use a calibration dvd like Avia or DVE. These discs guide you through the proper calibration of all user menu settings and can make a huge difference. When I did this on my set I watched all my dvds all over again because it felt like I had a new tv. I prefer Avia because it seems a little easier to use and had good explanations about the different settings and test patterns.
post #39 of 480
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Originally Posted by thehalogod View Post

Any help on how to do that though? I am a noob and really would like my jaw to drop.

I'm going to attach a few pics... (yes I know it'll be hard to tell) but it's almost as if my entire screen is tilted to the left slightly.

I only noticed this after Downloading a trailer via the XBOX live marketplace to my 360... and I saw the left side of the screen's text was barely being cut off and the right side of the screens text was tilted up a bit.

I assume that is a problem that shouldn't have occured...

How can I fix this? Or should I just call Best Buy since I have a service plan?

Please see attached pics... although I know it's just a picture of the TV... you might be able to see what I'm talking about by comparing the locaion of the

X button on the left (blue color) and the A button on the right (green color)

It seems like it's tilted... and I also noticed on the right and left side of the TV the lines are like wider than in the middle of the TV.


did you try using the tilt in the menu, its under the picture settings. It talks about it in the user manual, mine was tilted just a tad and I set it to -1.
post #40 of 480
I had to tilt mine to near it's full capacity... 6 (it goes to 7)

I'm really upset with this set. I might go buy an Avia disk somewhere then, but I hope it's not an arm and a leg.

If I have a service plan from BB and call them up, do they bring out a calibration disk and fix the problems?
post #41 of 480
Samsung's Geometry Wars

post #42 of 480
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Originally Posted by thehalogod View Post

I had to tilt mine to near it's full capacity... 6 (it goes to 7)

I'm really upset with this set. I might go buy an Avia disk somewhere then, but I hope it's not an arm and a leg.

If I have a service plan from BB and call them up, do they bring out a calibration disk and fix the problems?

If you have a service plan with Best Buy, they will fix or replace the TV if you bring it in to them. Since it's still under factory warranty, if there's something broken with the set, Samsung will take care of it under warranty.

But, neither company is responsible for calibrating a set, and neither one will do it free of charge.

As mentioned in the owner's manual (I posted the blurb in the SlimFit thread), tilt can all depend on where the TV is physically located, too. If you have the Tilt setting maxed out and there's still a problem it might be worth having Samsung send someone out to make sure it's a problem with the set, and not with the environment.

This TV wasn't dropped at all when it was taken home, was it?
post #43 of 480
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Originally Posted by Vegeta View Post

Samsung's Geometry Wars

I'm not sure that ALL of the geometry problems on that particular display model set are factory faults. There look to be environmental issues with that installation, too.

How old is that picture? Is that even an S3082? I'm not sure if any of the current US models have "HD Ready" on them; I think they all say "HDTV 1080i". Even my ancient TX-P2670 says "HDTV 1080i" on it, instead of just "HD Ready". "HD Ready" is indicative of 2000-era models, not 2003+ models, and indicative of an HD display, rather than a HDTV with built-in tuner. The 3082 is a true HDTV, not just an HD-Ready display...
post #44 of 480
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Originally Posted by schimmelman View Post

Hi,

can you tell me how to get to the service menu ?

Thank you very much in advance !

The Service Menu for the Samsung tv's can be brought up by:

1) Turn off TV
2) From Remote, press in sequence: (mute), 1, 8, 2, (power)
3) The Service Menu will appear.
post #45 of 480
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Originally Posted by thalazy View Post

The Service Menu for the Samsung tv's can be brought up by:

1) Turn off TV
2) From Remote, press in sequence: (mute), 1, 8, 2, (power)
3) The Service Menu will appear.

Be very careful in the SM. Write down all the default values before you mess with any settings. I guarantee you'll be very sorry if you don't.
post #46 of 480
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Originally Posted by justsc View Post

Be very careful in the SM. Write down all the default values before you mess with any settings. I guarantee you'll be very sorry if you don't.

Thanks! I will def. do that.
post #47 of 480
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post #48 of 480
Which values in the SM are ones you should avoid like the plague? In other words, I assume that if I write down the values it will be fine... but what if I change on value and the screen goes black? Lol if that occurs, I'd likely just take the TV back and be like "It's broken wtf?"

In any case, I'll be getting a new 3082 WH in 5 days... will update then.
post #49 of 480
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Originally Posted by CR_Client View Post

How old is that picture? Is that even an S3082?

Few days old and its the European equivalent of the S3082 released only a few days ago too.
post #50 of 480
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Originally Posted by thehalogod View Post

Which values in the SM are ones you should avoid like the plague? In other words, I assume that if I write down the values it will be fine... but what if I change on value and the screen goes black? Lol if that occurs, I'd likely just take the TV back and be like "It's broken wtf?"

In any case, I'll be getting a new 3082 WH in 5 days... will update then.

I know of one value that I will never adjust ever again. I have a TX-P2745XP, an EDTV from about 3 years ago. It's a 27" set that is capable of receiving and displaying 1080i with the adjustment of one SM setting. Pretty cool, eh?

Anyway, because my set was not officially HD, it did not include DNIe (I believe that's how they write it). While in the SM, I saw the setting just sitting there begging me to turn it on. Well, I did turn it on and the results scared the !@#$ out of me. My tv would no longer turn on and stay that way. I would enter the proper sequence to get into the SM and the set would power on, flash real bright and turn off. I thought for sure I'd completely hosed my new tv. Of course, I panicked. I tried everything to no avail. I walked away for awhile, returned later and was able to get back into the SM and return that setting to it's original value. Whew! What a relief. I immediately posted this info to the forum I was on at the time and it became an instant "No No" to all with that model.

I highly recommend that any settings in the SM related to DNIe be left alone.

The moral of the story? Don't screw with stuff you don't understand.
post #51 of 480
This one doesn't seem to have any noticeable geometry problems:

post #52 of 480
Thread Starter 
wow that's hilarious. As to the guy asking about the QAM tuner, i was goign to call ssammy and ask myself, but i found my cellphone minutes were about out. Thankfully I get more tomorrow, so I'll give a callthen and ask around.
post #53 of 480
I had a 79 but took it back because I knew the Best Buy had stopped carrying them and officially moved to the 82.

Love the TV, went through 2 79's that had pretty major geometry problems, and this one is flawless. It does have "side stretchmarks" which are mostly only visible when you are very close to the TV.

HOWEVER, THIS IS MY BIGGEST PROBLEM PLEASE ASSIST!


The captions will not work at all on Composite 1 input. On the 79 we had no problems, but with the 82, using our Time Warner cable box in 1080i connected via composite cables in COMPOSITE 1, we get message that: "Not available in the current mode".

If you goto the setup menu, the option for captions (and v-chip) are grayed out.

I'm already hard on hearing, and I have an 8 month old, I NEED MY CAPTIONS!

I know I cannot get them on HD but any normal channel also refuses.
post #54 of 480
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Originally Posted by djWHEAT View Post

I had a 79 but took it back because I knew the Best Buy had stopped carrying them and officially moved to the 82.

Love the TV, went through 2 79's that had pretty major geometry problems, and this one is flawless. It does have "side stretchmarks" which are mostly only visible when you are very close to the TV.

HOWEVER, THIS IS MY BIGGEST PROBLEM PLEASE ASSIST!


The captions will not work at all on Composite 1 input. On the 79 we had no problems, but with the 82, using our Time Warner cable box in 1080i connected via composite cables in COMPOSITE 1, we get message that: "Not available in the current mode".

If you goto the setup menu, the option for captions (and v-chip) are grayed out.

I'm already hard on hearing, and I have an 8 month old, I NEED MY CAPTIONS!

I know I cannot get them on HD but any normal channel also refuses.


Do you have a digital cable box? for my Samsung 3082 I have a Scientific Atlanta 4200 HD from cablevision and need to set it through that. It is greyed out in the tv, the box overrides those settings and you use the digital box to control those features.
post #55 of 480
I am sorry I am a newbie here. Just want to know is this the same series as the 27" one TXS2782H? I need a smaller one for my bedroom.
post #56 of 480
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Originally Posted by dzxzlyp View Post

I am sorry I am a newbie here. Just want to know is this the same series as the 27" one TXS2782H? I need a smaller one for my bedroom.

I just compared the specs, yes it looks to be the same tv as the 3082 just its 27in. Didnt know they made a 27in widescreen usually they are 4:3 but it appears this one is 16:9
post #57 of 480
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Originally Posted by l3ftonm3 View Post

I just compared the specs, yes it looks to be the same tv as the 3082 just its 27in. Didnt know they made a 27in widescreen usually they are 4:3 but it appears this one is 16:9

This set (TXS2782H) is a 4:3 tv.
post #58 of 480
never trust the info on CC website ever again, I should have realized that in the first place. Thanks for clarifying
post #59 of 480
Thanks both of you guys. I also saw that 16:9 on CC website. Maybe need to check instore

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Originally Posted by l3ftonm3 View Post

never trust the info on CC website ever again, I should have realized that in the first place. Thanks for clarifying
post #60 of 480
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Originally Posted by l3ftonm3 View Post

never trust the info on CC website ever again, I should have realized that in the first place. Thanks for clarifying

Your gut instinct was totally correct.

You may just need to trust yourself a bit more.

The way I handle store ads is "trust, but verify." I believe Reagan coined that phrase when it came to the mutual destruction of nuclear arms - the US and the Soviet Union. "Trust, but verify."
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