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post #1171 of 1715
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An aquaintence mentioned an all in one unit made by Yamaha that has like 21 speakers in it that bounces sound off the walls in a symmetrical room and a built in tuner. He said a sub could be added later, and the whole unit would fit on the shelf below the tv. He told me BB has it and it goes for $800 and he's saving for it. Has anyone checked any "all in one" units?

I have the Yamaha SoundBar (YSP1100) set up with my 7178. It does a nice job, if your room config doesn't easily allow for separate speakers. But, it works best if your room configuration is rectangular, and not too full of furniture/draperies etc.
post #1172 of 1715
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Originally Posted by Majestic12 View Post

Question about DVD playback with this TV:

I have a ps3 already. Is it worth purchasing an Oppo 971 refurbished DVD player?

If you have HTPC connected to this thing, go buy Xbox 360 HD DVD drive for $200.

You'll see something you've never seen before .

I have Linkplayer2 DVD player which is capable of 1080i connected to Sammy and regular DVD playback is very decent. I presume it is quite close to what Oppo does.
post #1173 of 1715
Here's a question from left field in regard to the XBOX 360 HD DVD player: I rented Clerks II in the HD DVD format. When I play it, I get a "This movie will not play due to the parental setting of the player" message. Has anyone else experienced this on the XBOX 360 HD DVD player? I had no trouble playing King Kong on it. I called Microsoft support and they had no answer. Also, All my XBOX 360 family settings are set to have all media/movies/games allowed...any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #1174 of 1715
Hi everyone,

I now have the Samsung HL-S6767W and I am loving it. And I want to thank everyone on this forum for all their wonderful help and information.

I had first seen the 6767 at Costco a couple months ago and thought it to be the best looking TV there. So when I got back home I checked on here to find the great information on the AVS Forum. I have been reading all the posts from the very first post, now 40 pages back.

So when I had seen the latest $500 off discount that was it, I had to get it ordered. I ordered online on 01-30-07, my order was confirmed on 01-31-07. I got the e-mail saying it has shipped on 02-01-07, much faster than I thought since it had said 20 business days. On 02-02-07 the delivery people called to say it would be delivered on 02-05-07. To my surprise the time from order to delivery was only 7 days.

The build date on my set is January 2007.

And right out of the box the picture quality is fantastic. I am using HDMI from the Cox cable HD DVR box, and another HDMI cable from my Panasonic DVD S97 player. I have a new Pioneer Elite VSX-81TXV receiver hooked up as well, and all are working great with this excellent Samsung 6767 TV.

I was able to fit the three components on the glass shelf, and even though the receiver is quite heavy, 36 lbs., it seems to support things fine. Though I was unable to fit the center channel speaker under the TV like I was hoping. It is too big to fit so for now it is on a stand behind the TV, and it still sounds good.

I have not seen any rainbows as of yet, been only four days though.

So anyway, I am really enjoying my new 6767, and just wanted to thank all of you for your information on this forum.

Thanks,

Rick
post #1175 of 1715
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Here's a question from left field in regard to the XBOX 360 HD DVD player: I rented Clerks II in the HD DVD format. When I play it, I get a "This movie will not play due to the parental setting of the player" message. Has anyone else experienced this on the XBOX 360 HD DVD player? I had no trouble playing King Kong on it. I called Microsoft support and they had no answer. Also, All my XBOX 360 family settings are set to have all media/movies/games allowed...any help would be greatly appreciated.

Aside from the fact that this post has absolutely nothing to do with this thread, check settings in your software player, be it PowerDVD 6.5, 7.1 or WinDVD
post #1176 of 1715
I have been watching my set now for quite a few hours and am noticing that when it is in full HD resolution that the information at the tops and side of the set seem like they are being cut off like older CRT.

When you see a channel with a HD side bar with a channel designation, the sides of the characters used in the display seem to be cut off. When something is being reported as "Live" in the top left corner of the screen, the tops of the letters are being cut off. Or when watching ESPN HD, CNN, or local news/sports tickers on the bottom part of the screen the ticker seems to be cut off. These aren't like huge coverups, but are still irritating especially when you can't fully read what is going by on the bottom of the set for stocks or sports. I would have assumed this set would have given me a full picture.

As with CRT, is it the frame around the display that is causing the coverups or are there settings that I need to adjust? Or is this just normal?

Thanks for your help.
post #1177 of 1715
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Originally Posted by Rick Col View Post


So when I had seen the latest $500 off discount that was it, I had to get it ordered. I ordered online on 01-30-07, my order was confirmed on 01-31-07. I got the e-mail saying it has shipped on 02-01-07, much faster than I thought since it had said 20 business days. On 02-02-07 the delivery people called to say it would be delivered on 02-05-07. To my surprise the time from order to delivery was only 7 days.

Yes. It seems that these sets are being shipped from SoCal which explains your quick delivery. I live in NoCal and it took @ two weeks for arrival.
post #1178 of 1715
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Originally Posted by Belusch View Post

I have been watching my set now for quite a few hours and am noticing that when it is in full HD resolution that the information at the tops and side of the set seem like they are being cut off like older CRT.

When you see a channel with a HD side bar with a channel designation, the sides of the characters used in the display seem to be cut off. When something is being reported as "Live" in the top left corner of the screen, the tops of the letters are being cut off. Or when watching ESPN HD, CNN, or local news/sports tickers on the bottom part of the screen the ticker seems to be cut off. These aren't like huge coverups, but are still irritating especially when you can't fully read what is going by on the bottom of the set for stocks or sports. I would have assumed this set would have given me a full picture.

As with CRT, is it the frame around the display that is causing the coverups or are there settings that I need to adjust? Or is this just normal?

Thanks for your help.

Try pressing the "P.SIZE" button on the remote (located under the blue button)
post #1179 of 1715
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

If you have HTPC connected to this thing, go buy Xbox 360 HD DVD drive for $200.

You'll see something you've never seen before .

I have Linkplayer2 DVD player which is capable of 1080i connected to Sammy and regular DVD playback is very decent. I presume it is quite close to what Oppo does.

Well, I already bought the ps3 for Bluray, and have no interest in buying another Hi Def player.

Went ahead and bought the oppo...in the event its not much better than the ps3, I still have a topnotch DVD player to use elsewhere in the future. DVD isn't going to die for another 5 years or so.
post #1180 of 1715
DVD isn't going to die for longer than that. Information was just released the more people have more DVDs than VHS as of 06. That took long enough...
post #1181 of 1715
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Originally Posted by glyph View Post

DVD isn't going to die for longer than that. Information was just released the more people have more DVDs than VHS as of 06. That took long enough...

I am watching Naked Gun "regular" DVD right now and the picture is gorgeous.

Except for O.J. Simpson

BTW, since I did not receive the answer regarding the feed from Sony DVD changer (480i vs 480p), I had to figure it out myself.

Such a pain.

480p is much better.
post #1182 of 1715
Ok, I could use a little help. Last week I purchased the Sammy and just used the Svideo input to get started. Now I am trying to use the component video from the DVD player to Component 1. When I select the Component 1 source, I get an error message saying "not supported". What am I missing here?
post #1183 of 1715
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Originally Posted by zz00mm View Post

Ok, I could use a little help. Last week I purchased the Sammy and just used the Svideo input to get started. Now I am trying to use the component video from the DVD player to Component 1. When I select the Component 1 source, I get an error message saying "not supported". What am I missing here?

Probably a setting on your dvd player. What model is it?

TBH this set deserves a nice HDMI upconverting DVD player. Might want to look into it.
post #1184 of 1715
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Originally Posted by Majestic12 View Post

Probably a setting on your dvd player. What model is it?

TBH this set deserves a nice HDMI upconverting DVD player. Might want to look into it.

The DVD is a generic Sungale and I will be upgrading to a HDMI soon. But this player only has two settings for output modes, VCBS and YUV.
post #1185 of 1715
Rick col, welcome! enjoy that set, I know i do! I just finished configuring my receiver today to finagle all those devices I have through the STR-DG800. I maxed out all digital inputs on it with the assignable inputs. When I fired up the PS3, I started the free download of Gran Turismo HD. The first thing that comes on is a demo of cars driving on different roads. When I came to, my mouth was open and dry... Holy moly, 1080p is gorgeous!

Here's that pic I promised showing how everything fits on the glass shelf. It's a lot of weight though, so I'm planning on putting some blocks (painted black) under there to help support the glass.

The one thing I don't like about the stand is how the tv just slides around on there. With the little ones running around, it rather concerns me. I realize now that you can see my son's fingerprints on the screen. He does love electronics...

What you don't see is the HTPC in the cabinet to the right.

post #1186 of 1715
Looks packed =)
post #1187 of 1715
is/did anyone purchase an extended warranty for this set? i'm thinking of the texas tapeworks mack special being offered here. i want to be covered for more than 12-15 months
post #1188 of 1715
Does anyone know the remote code for Direct TV DVR R10 and the Sammy remote? I tried all the codes in the manual and I couldn't find a single one which worked. Thanks
post #1189 of 1715
I know I am uneducated moron, but I've tried Eliab's settings for my Sammy and I was not happy.

Then I calibrated with Avia DVD and I liked it much more.

I still use "Dynamic" for HD TV channels, but "Movie" for the component, PC and HDMI.


Avia is kind of outdated, but somehow it worked for me.

Anyway, I am very happy with my Samsung.

Best PC monitor money can buy .
post #1190 of 1715
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Originally Posted by glyph View Post

Rick col, welcome! enjoy that set, I know i do! I just finished configuring my receiver today to finagle all those devices I have through the STR-DG800. I maxed out all digital inputs on it with the assignable inputs. When I fired up the PS3, I started the free download of Gran Turismo HD. The first thing that comes on is a demo of cars driving on different roads. When I came to, my mouth was open and dry... Holy moly, 1080p is gorgeous!

Here's that pic I promised showing how everything fits on the glass shelf. It's a lot of weight though, so I'm planning on putting some blocks (painted black) under there to help support the glass.

The one thing I don't like about the stand is how the tv just slides around on there. With the little ones running around, it rather concerns me. I realize now that you can see my son's fingerprints on the screen. He does love electronics...

What you don't see is the HTPC in the cabinet to the right.


glyph,

It's nice but that receiver is really testing the glass.

I wonder whether I should give myself PS3 too as a BD player if nothing else. Valentine's day gift from my wife maybe?
post #1191 of 1715
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

I know I am uneducated moron, but I've tried Eliab's settings for my Sammy and I was not happy.

Eliab's settings are only intended as a starting point. He provides a tutorial for the DVE calibration disk because it can be hard to navigate. The Avia disk will work too.

I assume you know best what your talents are.
post #1192 of 1715
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Eliab's settings are only intended as a starting point. He provides a tutorial for the DVE calibration disk because it can be hard to navigate. The Avia disk will work too.

I assume you know best what your talents are.

I am not trying to bash Eliab's settings. I am just saying the starting point requires a lot of efforts and cannot be applied blindly, at least for my TV.

Unfortunately I don't have DVE, only Avia.

Now, since we are on the field, do I need totally different calibration for the HD 1080p material?
post #1193 of 1715
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

I am not trying to bash Eliab's settings. I am just saying the starting point requires a lot of efforts and cannot be applied blindly, at least for my TV.

I didn't think you were.

The "starting point" doesn't require an effort. It's what comes after the "starting point" that requires a lot of effort. Without the right equipment, full accuracy just can't be achieved.

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Unfortunately I don't have DVE, only Avia.

Avia was created before digital TV sets, and has been used most with CRT RPTV sets. Clever people can still use it with good results.

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Now, since we are on the field, do I need totally different calibration for the HD material?

To do the whole job you need to calibrate for each input device. But, you can still improve your PQ (to your own taste) using a calibration disk if you can connect your DVD player to each input that you plan to use.

If you are not interested in getting as close as possible to the standards that were used to create the material, then it's not a big deal. That's especially true if you prefer a "supped up" image.
post #1194 of 1715
Hello again! My HL-S6767W should be arriving in about a week. DirecTv won't come to install the new dish and HD/DVR until March 12th! Talk about a wait! Seems ridiculous but Comcast only offers 2 channels in HD other than local. I live close to Sacramento, can anyone recommend a good professional calibrator? From what I've heard AVIA or DVE or even THX setup would help alot for my dvd player (PS3), but that would do nothing for my satellite input through my HD/DVR. Also, how much should I expect to spend for calibration service? Thanks for any advice.
post #1195 of 1715
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Avia was created before digital TV sets, and has been used most with CRT RPTV sets. Clever people can still use it with good results.

So..should I get DVE?

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To do the whole job you need to calibrate for each input device. But, you can still improve your PQ (to your own taste) using a calibration disk if you can connect your DVD player to each input that you plan to use.

I can connect DVD to everything but the "original" ATSC input from the HDTV antenna.

There is going to be DVE HD release soon..Feb 27. I wonder whether I need it.

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If you are not interested in getting as close as possible to the standards that were used to create the material, then it's not a big deal. That's especially true if you prefer a "supped up" image.


I am absolutely senseless, I am only interested in what pleases me rather than being close to the standards.

Wait..she who must obey needs to approve my settings with her totally uneducated viewer experience.
post #1196 of 1715
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Originally Posted by Daddie O View Post

I live close to Sacramento, can anyone recommend a good professional calibrator?

David Abrams lives in Southern California and comes to Northern California on tours. So does UMR (Texas), but not as frequently. You can read reports from their customers using the link at the bottom of my post.
post #1197 of 1715
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Wait..she who must obey needs to approve my settings with her totally uneducated viewer experience.

If you are quoting "Rumpole of the Bailey" then it's "she who must be obeyed".

Rumpole is married to Hilda (played at various times by Joyce Heron, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, and Marion Mathie), to whom he refers as "She Who Must Be Obeyed. ... ".
post #1198 of 1715
what are you guys talking about?
post #1199 of 1715
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Originally Posted by glyph View Post

what are you guys talking about?

Never mind, just exchanging inside jokes.

htwaits, I was quoting different book BTW
post #1200 of 1715
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Originally Posted by froogler View Post

How long after your purchase were you able to PM it?. It's YMMV right? hopefully my costco (Lewisville,TX) is good with PM.

I have been out of town since last Sunday, so I couldn't post till now, but I also live in Lewisville and did manage to get a pricematch at that store. It was something like 88 days since I bought it. $864 with tax.
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