or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Rear Projection Units › Samsung HL-S6767W
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Samsung HL-S6767W - Page 55

post #1621 of 1715
Hey Avs forum new to this forum but I like what I have been reading so far. I am having some constant problems with my s6767w and its beginning to make me question my setup. Right now I am running everything Hdmi. From comcast cable box to onkyo reciever to the television set. My onkyo receiver is mid level and is basically a pass thru for the television. FYI, I also have an Lg hd/blueray player connected to the receiver also. Sorry for all the info but it ties in together. My problem is that there is a message on my samsung television that my Hdmi has been compromised and that the input is not allowed. Then if that message disappears it leaves me a green screen. I have resolved it before by shutting down everything and disconnecting/reconnceting the hdmi cables and that seems to fix it only for the same thing to happen a week later. Does anyone know what is causing the problem. Any info would be great and solving it would be even better. Thanks
post #1622 of 1715
I got this TV a week ago, and it is fantastic! I couldn't be happier with the picture quality. It is replacing my Samsung HLN 43" model that I got back in 2004, which now moves back to the bedroom.

I am having one problem with this TV. It seems to make my DirecTV receiver (H20) freeze. It does this whether connected by component or HDMI. I have the DirecTV receiver set to output 1080i, 720p and 480p. I've played around with turning "native" on and off -- it freezes the H20 either way. When it freezes, the green light on the front of the H20 stays lit, and it is completely unresponsive to remote control or front panel controls. I have to either do a red button reset, or eventually it resets itself. This of course results in a ~3-4 minute time period where there is no signal as the box redownloads stuff from the satellite. Very annoying when this happens in the middle of a program.

Have I missed a setting, or is my DirecTV box dying? Is it for sure the DirecTV box or could it be a problem with the TV? It seems to me to be the DirecTV box as I have my xbox 360 connected via VGA and it has never caused any problems when playing games or watching movies.

Those of you who are using DirecTV, what are your settings? Thanks.
post #1623 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quatre View Post

how does an audio receiver improve SD pq?

Hmm, stupid me. Of course audio receiver cannot improve video picture. "Audio" is for sound. "Video" is for picture, right.


Perhaps it might help you to understand what is going on if I tell you that Onkyo TX- SR605 has two HDMI ports in and HDMI out and has its own built-in scaler for video based on Faroudja chip.
post #1624 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by llewol007 View Post

Hey Avs forum new to this forum but I like what I have been reading so far. I am having some constant problems with my s6767w and its beginning to make me question my setup. Right now I am running everything Hdmi. From comcast cable box to onkyo reciever to the television set. My onkyo receiver is mid level and is basically a pass thru for the television. FYI, I also have an Lg hd/blueray player connected to the receiver also. Sorry for all the info but it ties in together. My problem is that there is a message on my samsung television that my Hdmi has been compromised and that the input is not allowed. Then if that message disappears it leaves me a green screen. I have resolved it before by shutting down everything and disconnecting/reconnceting the hdmi cables and that seems to fix it only for the same thing to happen a week later. Does anyone know what is causing the problem. Any info would be great and solving it would be even better. Thanks

You're dealing with HDCP signal issues. It's a digital rights management protocol that is very poorly implemented in a lot of HDMI devices. It has to do with the timing of the HDCP handshake. My Comcast Cable box (Scientific Atlanta 8300HD) does not work when the HDMI is passed through my receiver. I get a similar error.
post #1625 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Hey,

I've got my $100 NFL gift certificate from Samsung today.

And promptly ebayed it

Thanks Sammy I thought I would never get it.

how much did you get for it?
post #1626 of 1715
I got 2 1/2 weeks out of this set before it died. I get the three blinking lights. I called it in and a tech came out to replace the bulb. Still no dice. I was getting no power to the rest of the tv. They ordered a new motherboard and light engine.

Different tech came out to install and still no power to the back of the unit. He replaced the board but did not replace the light engine because he said Samsung would not allow a full replacement of the light engine. They had to troubleshoot which part is not functioning. He ordered a new part and I am playing the waiting game again.

Needless to say I am ticked. I bought a custom made entertainment center for this tv. None of the local Costco's have it in stock to exchange. I had to pull my old Samsung HL-P6163w out of the garage. It has issues of its own after a Sears tech screwed it up my wiping the mirrors with glass cleaner and paper towels. Anyone have any ideas?
post #1627 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsamans View Post

I am having one problem with this TV. It seems to make my DirecTV receiver (H20) freeze. It does this whether connected by component or HDMI. I have the DirecTV receiver set to output 1080i, 720p and 480p. I've played around with turning "native" on and off -- it freezes the H20 either way. When it freezes, the green light on the front of the H20 stays lit, and it is completely unresponsive to remote control or front panel controls. I have to either do a red button reset, or eventually it resets itself. This of course results in a ~3-4 minute time period where there is no signal as the box redownloads stuff from the satellite. Very annoying when this happens in the middle of a program.

Just to follow up, it WAS my DirecTV box. They sent out a replacement and it is working fine. Strange that it would start acting up at exactly the same time I get a new TV.
post #1628 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Hmm, stupid me. Of course audio receiver cannot improve video picture. "Audio" is for sound. "Video" is for picture, right.


Perhaps it might help you to understand what is going on if I tell you that Onkyo TX- SR605 has two HDMI ports in and HDMI out and has its own built-in scaler for video based on Faroudja chip.

I wasn't calling you stupid and saying reciever is for audio and can't improve video. I realized it had video out but was asking more dumbly maybe so that it could be explained more clearly as if to a person that didn't understand how it works at all.

Anyway, how does the Onkyo SR605 compare to the Yamaha RX-V661 which also has 2 hdmi in and 1 hdmi out (which is wha think you said the Onkyo has).

I talked to someone in a store who said that actually hdmi is going to be come more important for audio because new audio formats for like high def sound and what new blu ray and hddvd players are using is a sound that only hdmi can handle. Not even optical digital audio can handle it fully as hdmi is capable of more throughput or something.

So basically they were saying they couldn't recommend any new receiver purchase at this point that didn't have hdmi in and out. Will 2 in and 1 out be enough?

How are the Yamaha receivers?
post #1629 of 1715
When is the HLT6779 coming out? I think someone mentioned in here that there is a coupon for it in the Costco book for August. I dont seem to have received that booklet but am a costco member so i'm sure i can obtain the coupon or just get that price during those days in August.

I am having some slight problems with my hls6767 and am thinking about exchanging it for the hlt6779 in August, even though it was bought months ago, i should still be grandfathered into Costco's original return policy. I guess better to make use of it sooner then later but prob wont buy from costco again now that they did away with that. I never had to or did make use of it but may have to with current set.

I guess i would have to rent a truck to take back the current set and pick up the hlt6779 if they even have it in store.
post #1630 of 1715
hlt6756 listed on samsung website but on the hlt6779. strange. maybe hlt6779 will just be teh costco version?

think Costco will get teh 65" super thin wall mountable JVC lcos? anyone check out the 58" version of it at Costco? is it in some stores or only online?
post #1631 of 1715
Did they use the HLS cabinet for the HLT 67"? Last year they used the HLR cabinet for the HLS 67". I didn't even realize they were coming out with a 67" set this year. Maybe I should have waited instead of getting this 65" Toshiba?
post #1632 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Did they use the HLS cabinet for the HLT 67"? Last year they used the HLR cabinet for the HLS 67". I didn't even realize they were coming out with a 67" set this year. Maybe I should have waited instead of getting this 65" Toshiba?

you can see the HLT6756 on the samsung website, it might be the hls casing not sure cus it didn't chang emuch from hls to hlt but the HLT6779 has a different casing that i like better that has no silver and did away with the circle power button thing.

attached is a pic of the proposed hlt6779 but nothing on the website. which model is listed in the Costco coup-on book?
i think the picture though was the hlt6756
LL
post #1633 of 1715
Do you guys think there is anything better at 67" for $2800 or less?
post #1634 of 1715
I saw the HLT6756 at a Costco today: it looks nice. I read the part number, and it said 6756.
post #1635 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by zapster View Post

Do you guys think there is anything better at 67" for $2800 or less?

Saw the Samsung hls7178 yesterday at Fry's for $100 less than $2800.
post #1636 of 1715
Help, please,

We bought the S6767W from Costco last week. Everything is good except that it shuts down by itself occasionally. It's been only 8 days, and we have seen the problems 5 times.

For example, yesterday, we were watching a dvd and after only 30 minutes the TV shuts down. We turned it back on and continued watching the rest of the movie. Today, when watching another dvd, the same problem occurred again.

This really worries me, because we don't know if this will happen more and more frequent.

I checked everything: the timer is off for sure. The manual's trouble-shooting section does not say anything about this.

I am thinking about returning it to Costco. But like to get some comments from this forum before I do that.

Kaitung
post #1637 of 1715
I just got back for Costco and found out some info:

The 226767 is in many Costo area distribution warehouses and may even be in a few Costco stores already. There is a difference between the 116767 and the 22 6767. The new 22 is a HLT model number meaning its from 2007.

The lady told me the price will be $2799. You can use the $400 coupon taking it to $2399. She also said the table will be included in the price I asked her if it had LED lights, she said wasnt sure but that most of the new stuff would, but wasnt sure on this model. Also the 116767 has 2 HIMI and one component Jack. The new one. 226767 has 2 HIMI jacks and two component jacks.
post #1638 of 1715
My Costco already has the new model on the floor. Here is what I know (which isn't that much):

The coupon labeled 226767 is for the HL-T6756W.

I have asked several questions about it in this thread (which has some pics from Costco from another forum member):
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=859311

A good search term on AVS is "T6756W" (the hyphen throws off the search). There is not much here yet since it's a new model, but I'm on a mission to find out as much as I can before the Coupon is valid.

I have not read this entire thread yet ( 55 pages ) but since this is a newer model than the one in the tread title, and last year's model seemed to be a good buy, I'm hopeful this will be as well.
post #1639 of 1715
it doesn't seem to be that much of an upgrade from the s6767 if any. doesn't to be worse in any way though either.
post #1640 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quatre View Post

it doesn't seem to be that much of an upgrade from the s6767 if any. doesn't to be worse in any way though either.

Greetings,
It remains to be seen if the HLT series is capable of being ISF calibrated to the same standards that the HLS series ultimately achieved.
Even that series had difficulty with keeping Dnie turned off, color coordinates, etc.
Time and retail field experience will tell.
YMMV,
b.
post #1641 of 1715
I've had our HL-S6767 for 3 months now. David from AVIcal was here in May to calibrate the set after I had it just a few weeks. David took what was already a fantastic display, and capitalized on it. Just fantastic.

I have had zero unexpected shut-downs, black-outs, or anything in audio quirks- in fact, these speakers for what they are, sound amazingly good. I don't have a problem with DNE or whatever going back "on" after shut-down and restart. It stays right where its supposed to. Would I buy this set again? Most likely. David was telling me that, at least at the time, they weren't quite as excited about the new Sammy series as they had hoped to be under preliminary tests and experience they had with them. I don't know if that has changed yet.
post #1642 of 1715
Has anyone seen the Sony SXRD sets next to the Samsung? Just curious?
post #1643 of 1715
Here is what someone said in the toshiba thread about them getting out of dlp and the 2 last models they made:

"Toshiba has announced they are getting out of the RP/DLP and concentrating on the LCD models, for those that were fortunate to be the last to buy either the 57 or 65 you may very well have the best DLP for the money and I have been looking at a lot of sources, forums etc and basically the Toshiba was trouble free much less than the higher priced RPTVs and had a better picture and was available with quite a few extras. My 57HM167 is about a month old now and if I could find another I would buy it in an instant, its better than the gold plated mitsubishi."



and here is my response:

"for RP tvs, the Samsung dlp was rated #1 and JVC lcos was #2. Sony was #4 despite ppl thinking they are the best but Toshiba wans't even on it.

i dont think the Toshiba dlp was even in the top tier. it was just a good low price for a mid range to economy tv.

believe me i wnated a 65" ideally but went with a samsung 61" led slim dlp for more money over the Toshiba 65" dlp because the samsung is just much better and one of not thee only that does 1080p over component and vga.

i really wanted an lcos cus i already have a dlp and its a samsung. a 67". i ideally wanted some variety in a diff brand and tech (pref. lcos) but felt at least the led slim dlp from samsung was different enough then my other samsung dlp. Even if it would have been diff brand in toshiba, iddin't want to go with another non led color wheel dlp

so i paid more for 4 less inches for the hlt6187 over th eToshiba 65" model and know i wont regret it. The toshiba doesn't look that great aesthetically, its picture isn't on par with the samsung, jvc, or sony. and i know it doesnt' do 1080p over component or vga if it even has vga/pc input.

sorry but i'm sure its a decent tv but i think thekey was just teh price some ppl got it for being as low as 1500 from NFM was it.

but to go and say its the "best DLP" is a bit of a stretch."


What do you guys think?. and how does the 65" Toshiba hm167 in particular compare to the HLS6767 being closest samsung model in size to that toshiba one and same year. or samsung dlps in general.

i didn't think the toshi ba came close from what i've seen and read. i was tempted being it was in the 65" size i was looking for , for another room to compliment the hls6767. ultimately couldnt bring myself to get another color wheel dlp even if it was diff brand and didn't think the quality of the toshiba was good nor had the features i was looking for.

i even picked samsung over what i really wanted in a jvc lcos because even the jvc doenst do 1080p over component and vga.

i guess its just someone making himself and everyone feel better in the thread about the subject tv that they have, but to go and say it is "the best dlp" and then brag about how cheap it was and how it can't be found now.

to me them getting out of dlp and rp altogether isn't some great sign or give you much confidence in a toshiba dlp, where as samsung has perfected it, been in it from the start and improves them every year and there seems to be plenty of life left in rp dlp sets by samsung with the led engine and the thinning cabinet depths.

price was important to ppl of this thread to and while maybe some getting the toshiba 65" i think as low as 1500 (before shipping though) at NFM was a great deal, i think the 2500 that some ppl got this set for was a great deal for a better tv and there may be an oportunity to get the new hlt version for 2400 in august.

so while some ppl think of samsung as expensive, they aren't like sony or even jvc at times or even mitsu and there are plenty of bargains to be had with samsung for what is ultimately a better dlp then the toshiba.
post #1644 of 1715
Has anybody seen the 6756 next to the 6767?. The 6767's Ive seen are on the floor at Costco and they seem really dark compared to other sets. If you get off to an angle you cant see even the screen its so dark. Im not sure if the lamp bulb is old or this is how they are brand new. Any comments? Anybody seen the new 56's. I was dead set on the 6756 until I saw the 6767's darkness and now Im having second thoughts.
post #1645 of 1715
I think Toshiba had solid image creating technology and decent electronics.

They saw a decline in profit from their DLP sales and had issues with their lamps in the last few years.

My guess is that they saw a need to move to another light source for these sets, which is what Samsung and Panasonic is in the process of doing. After calculating the profit potential, they decided that further investment in this technology did not fit their business model.

One downside to any lamp based product is the need to keep producing the lamps for a given period, as they are the only part of the set that wasn't designed to last the life of the set. This means extra expense for the manufacturer, where non lamp based designs are done once they finish their production run.
post #1646 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quatre View Post

Here is what someone said in the toshiba thread about them getting out of dlp and the 2 last models they made:

"Toshiba has announced they are getting out of the RP/DLP and concentrating on the LCD models, for those that were fortunate to be the last to buy either the 57 or 65 you may very well have the best DLP for the money and I have been looking at a lot of sources, forums etc and basically the Toshiba was trouble free much less than the higher priced RPTVs and had a better picture and was available with quite a few extras. My 57HM167 is about a month old now and if I could find another I would buy it in an instant, its better than the gold plated mitsubishi."



and here is my response:

"for RP tvs, the Samsung dlp was rated #1 and JVC lcos was #2. Sony was #4 despite ppl thinking they are the best but Toshiba wans't even on it.

i dont think the Toshiba dlp was even in the top tier. it was just a good low price for a mid range to economy tv.

believe me i wnated a 65" ideally but went with a samsung 61" led slim dlp for more money over the Toshiba 65" dlp because the samsung is just much better and one of not thee only that does 1080p over component and vga.

i really wanted an lcos cus i already have a dlp and its a samsung. a 67". i ideally wanted some variety in a diff brand and tech (pref. lcos) but felt at least the led slim dlp from samsung was different enough then my other samsung dlp. Even if it would have been diff brand in toshiba, iddin't want to go with another non led color wheel dlp

so i paid more for 4 less inches for the hlt6187 over th eToshiba 65" model and know i wont regret it. The toshiba doesn't look that great aesthetically, its picture isn't on par with the Samsung, JVC, or Sony. and i know it doesn't' do 1080p over component or vga if it even has vga/pc input.

sorry but i'm sure its a decent tv but i think thekey was just teh price some ppl got it for being as low as 1500 from NFM was it.

but to go and say its the "best DLP" is a bit of a stretch."


What do you guys think?. and how does the 65" Toshiba hm167 in particular compare to the HLS6767 being closest samsung model in size to that toshiba one and same year. or samsung dlps in general.

i didn't think the toshi ba came close from what i've seen and read. i was tempted being it was in the 65" size i was looking for , for another room to compliment the hls6767. ultimately couldnt bring myself to get another color wheel DLP even if it was diff brand and didn't think the quality of the Toshiba was good nor had the features i was looking for.

i even picked samsung over what i really wanted in a jvc lcos because even the jvc doenst do 1080p over component and vga.

i guess its just someone making himself and everyone feel better in the thread about the subject tv that they have, but to go and say it is "the best dlp" and then brag about how cheap it was and how it can't be found now.

to me them getting out of dlp and rp altogether isn't some great sign or give you much confidence in a toshiba dlp, where as samsung has perfected it, been in it from the start and improves them every year and there seems to be plenty of life left in rp dlp sets by samsung with the led engine and the thinning cabinet depths.

price was important to ppl of this thread to and while maybe some getting the toshiba 65" i think as low as 1500 (before shipping though) at NFM was a great deal, i think the 2500 that some ppl got this set for was a great deal for a better tv and there may be an oportunity to get the new hlt version for 2400 in august.

so while some ppl think of samsung as expensive, they aren't like sony or even jvc at times or even mitsu and there are plenty of bargains to be had with samsung for what is ultimately a better dlp then the toshiba.

I can't make a decision on my Toshiba until I have it professionally calibrated. For the money it's a good value. I wanted a Samsung, but I also wanted to go larger. My last two large screen sets was a Toshiba 57" RP CRT set I bought in 2001 for $3500 and kept for 4 years. My second larger screen RP set was a SAmsung HLR I got for $4k in 2005. That set will be sold and I haven't owned it a year yet. I wanted to get a set that I knew I probably wouldn't own for more than two years and took 1080P over HDMI. I looked at the Samsungs first but even the HLS series was more expensive and I wanted to go a little larger. I liked the way the Toshiba looked much more than the new Samsungs. It's cheaply made but from the front it looks better to me. But for $1700 total(including everything except the extended $210 tapeworks extended warranty) it's a good deal for me considering I'll probably replace it in 2 years. Whether it's worth it remains to be seen. Eliab has alot of experience calibrating the Samsung sets and they look spectacular post calibration. If he can get my Toshiba looking close to what my HLR looked like I will be very pleased.
I didn't even realize they had a 67" set coming out this year until after I bough the Toshiba. I would have loved to get the Samsung 67" set even though I didn't like the look of the cabinet but I just couldn't justify spending that much again just to replace the set in a couple of years.
The time of the RP set is waning. This was predicted years ago, back when I had an RP CRT set and it's starting to come to pass. My guess is this will b the last RP set I own. Flat screen sets will have completely taken over in 2 years and any RP sets that are left will probably be relegated to the budget crowd. Although if the price is right I'll have no problem getting a Samsung RP set in two years. You never know.
post #1647 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by seadawg View Post

Has anybody seen the 6756 next to the 6767?. The 6767's Ive seen are on the floor at Costco and they seem really dark compared to other sets. If you get off to an angle you cant see even the screen its so dark. Im not sure if the lamp bulb is old or this is how they are brand new. Any comments? Anybody seen the new 56's. I was dead set on the 6756 until I saw the 6767's darkness and now Im having second thoughts.

Seadawg- I haven't seen the 56 variant, but I can tell you the 6767 is anything but 'dark'. It's got the capability to make you grab some sunglasses.
post #1648 of 1715
yeah there is an Hl-T67xx thread but as the other 2 possible HLT 67" models aren't out yet included the one i posted a picture of in the hlt6779 i think isn' t out yet so its mostly about teh HLT6756 which costco has had for a few weeks or more now.

I'm just wondering how it compares to the hls6767 and what features it adds

some think it might have hdmi 1.3 though noone is sure and to me that is a useless feature especially for now.

the only other thing i know is that it is maybe 2" less deep.

I really am curious as to what the hlt6756 has over the hls6767 if anything. it is last years hls casing with hlt guts just as the hls6767 was hls guts with prvious year hlr floating casing.

i dont like last hls casing on the hl6756 so that is a drawback. i prefer the looks of the hlt6779
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...chmentid=84485

but no info or release on that.

What other models of any brand would be a worthwhile upgrade to the hls6767. i'm think there isn't anythign right now for as good a price that is any significant' or worthwhile of an upgrade to the hls6767
post #1649 of 1715
Quote:
Originally Posted by seadawg View Post

Has anybody seen the 6756 next to the 6767?. The 6767's Ive seen are on the floor at Costco and they seem really dark compared to other sets. If you get off to an angle you cant see even the screen its so dark. Im not sure if the lamp bulb is old or this is how they are brand new. Any comments? Anybody seen the new 56's. I was dead set on the 6756 until I saw the 6767's darkness and now Im having second thoughts.

The 6756 should be bright enough for you. When I took those bad camera phone pics in the HT-T67xxW Info thread, the new 6756 was sitting right next to the old 6767 and it was MUCH brighter. But, like I said, it is probably because the 6767's lamp has a lot of hours on it. You figure Costco leaves the set on all day, every day, and it's been about a year unless they keep changing the floor model out, so there is probably a lot of hours on the 6767's lamp which may make it look darker. Like others have said, the lamp based HLS's like the 6767 were really bright compared to other RPTVs on the market for that model year, so much so that I think some calibrators would reduce the light output of the sets during their calibrations.

When I had the 6767, I used Eliab's starter settings which I think the brightness was set to 45 out of 100. It was bright enough in a pretty well lit room during the day so I think the new set will be fine as well.
post #1650 of 1715
Anybody else have a Costco with only 67" HLS models? It's getting close to $400 coupon time and my Costco just has three HLS models, no HLTs.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Rear Projection Units
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Rear Projection Units › Samsung HL-S6767W