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post #991 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Halco View Post

If he only replaces the "analog" board nothing changes with your picture. If he replaces the Digital Board, then he will have to copy cca data from the DMD board to the new Digital board. A command in your service menu called DMD>Digital. If he changes the digital board make a note to record the current firmware version on your set. Then you will be able to determine if a new digital board has any updated firmware on it. It sounds like a minor connection problem to me. Also, you might ask him to check your ring focus before he puts the chassis back in. Sometimes the optical focus is slightly off. good luck.



Halco thank you for your reply!

He did tell me it was the "Analog" board that he needed to replace. So it seems none of the settings will be affected. I will mention ring focus, although I have to admit, I don't have a clue as to what this is? But I will tell him that I had a friend ( sly smile) mention the ring focus to me, and ask if he could check it. Thank you again!
post #992 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Hi_Tech_Amish View Post

Halco thank you for your reply!

He did tell me it was the "Analog" board that he needed to replace. So it seems none of the settings will be affected. I will mention ring focus, although I have to admit, I don't have a clue as to what this is? But I will tell him that I had a friend ( sly smile) mention the ring focus to me, and ask if he could check it. Thank you again!

That subject and other info is here:
That area also pertains to the 7178 as well.
Carl
post #993 of 1718
Could someone please PM me the procedure to turn off overscan in the service menu.... My 7178 should be arriving later today or tomorrow and along with Eliab's initial settings I just want to be ready to go! Don't have a HD DVD player yet....but has anyone watched any superbit DVD's on their sets?
post #994 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Bobcel View Post

Could someone please PM me the procedure to turn off overscan in the service menu....

Check here:

Samsung HLS xx87/xx88 Tech Links
post #995 of 1718
So can someone verify if this procedure is correct for the 7178 to turn off overscan......thanks all.

Once in the service menu, use the arrow down button to scroll to "SDP52" and press enter.

Use the arrow up button to scroll to the "Overscan" parameter and use the left arrow button to switch it from "ON" to "OFF."

Press menu to return to the main menu and scroll up to "DDP3021" and press enter.

Use the "V-Position" and the "H-Position" parameters to center the image.

Press menu to get back to the main menu and power off.
post #996 of 1718
Received my HL-S7178 today ... so far so good. Have only had a chance to try it on the OTA antenna and the PS3 Blu-Ray. Great PQ (imo) right outta the box. I'll tweak later, but am very happy all is working.

Unfortunately, the stand which was to be delivered last week, is still "out there" somewhere...will post a few pics when it's all set up, if folks are still interested in seeing pics of this set.
post #997 of 1718
Thats great shazza....still waiting for mine! Late due to weather conditions.....hmmmm.. Do post some pics.... I'm sure it looks bigger in-home than seeing it on a showroom floor...
post #998 of 1718
Just got my TV today! It's awesome! I had to wait 2 months for the stand to come in from being on backorder. I'll post some pics later!
post #999 of 1718
Old TV -

New TV -
post #1000 of 1718
Beautiful, Trixxster! Glad to see you're all set up and enjoying your new TV. Mine came last night, and it's awesome as well. My stand was to have been delivered Monday...they called and said it would be here today. At 5pm, BB called to confirm delivery for tomorrow! Oh well, that's better than 2 months ...
post #1001 of 1718
Looks great! I'm expecting my 7178 on Saturday, unless someone can twist my arm to put a halt to the BB delivery for something else . I have looked at this display at several different locations, including one at a BB which had been calibrated. I thought it looked as good as/if not better than the Sony 70XBR, which is good, since I can't afford the Sony (I was able to negotiate a REALLY good deal at BB)!

I did purchase the extended warranty through BB which includes one bulb--I know that their EW is more expensive than some, but I somehow have more faith in them to stand by their customers. I'm hoping that Samsung will SOON come up with a permanent fix for the LE so that all of us can have relatively trouble-free sets!
post #1002 of 1718
What do you mean by LE? Light Engine? Life Expectancy?? My set is not here yet...oh man o man cant wait. Have either of you tweaked any settings yet? That Sammy really engulfs the space you have it in compared to the old TV Trixxstrr, looks sweet....
post #1003 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Bobcel View Post

What do you mean by LE? Light Engine? Life Expectancy??

Since you didn't use the quote button to ask your question, I have no idea which message you are referring to.

If you do use the quote button it's a good idea to edit the text that is quoted so that only the part you are referring to is left. That speeds up AVS response time and reduces their storage requirements.

In this case it's most likely that "LE" is referring to Light Engine.
post #1004 of 1718
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I have no idea which message you are referring to

OK I will..... it was posted directly in the previous thread...thanks
post #1005 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Bobcel View Post

OK I will..... it was posted directly in the previous thread...thanks

You're welcome. Psst! Pass it on.
post #1006 of 1718
May I ask all you 7178 veterans where to buy mail order or online, I don't have any local dealer or store and I would respect your expertise?

Thanks
post #1007 of 1718
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Originally Posted by langlin View Post

May I ask all you 7178 veterans where to buy mail order or online, I don't have any local dealer or store and I would respect your expertise?

Thanks

I'm not a Veteran of the 7178 but Vann's is a very good vendor from Montana I believe.
post #1008 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Bobcel View Post

What do you mean by LE? Light Engine? Life Expectancy?? My set is not here yet...oh man o man cant wait. Have either of you tweaked any settings yet? That Sammy really engulfs the space you have it in compared to the old TV Trixxstrr, looks sweet....


Bobcel, I'm guessing you're referring to my use of LE. I meant it to stand for "light engine". Sorry for the confusion, I should have spelled it out .
post #1009 of 1718
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Originally Posted by langlin View Post

May I ask all you 7178 veterans where to buy mail order ...


Not a veteran, but was all set to order my 7178 from B&H ... even though they were not the cheapest, we have had excellent service from them with a lot of photography equipment. I ended up buying at Brandsmart in South Florida (sorry, I know that doesn't help you). Vann's was also on my list.

Did anyone else have a heck of a time putting the TR-71B matching stand together? Whew ... had a difficult time with the center screws to the top, but we finally got it ... managed to put the TV up without mishap, and now watching Kingdom of Heaven on Blu-ray. I'm so pleased with this set ... I can't imagine how the PQ could be better with calibration ... but it's probably because I'm just so new to this technology.
post #1010 of 1718
Not a vet, but am a Total Audio/Videophile! I'm also new to the thread and a PROUD owner of this monster Sammy! I've had it since it's initial release in August. My best advise is never to go retail, if you can wheel and deal with the internet vendors. I had a bit of a delay, but mainly due to "pre-order issues" with this vendor. I cant recommend mine, simply because they dont carry this model anymore (dont know why). But spend some time calling around for a bottom price (which should include s/h, ext. warr w/ bulb replacement), and haggle them down on the price. I got mine out the door with everything, cheaper than a MAJOR local retailer sells the 6178 model. But remember, this was also before the model ever hit the local market. Prices have come down since July. Good luck on your quest, you wont be disappointed with this selection. And a shout out to all others on this post who share the same pride with me.
post #1011 of 1718
ABT Electronics in Glenview, IL.. TOP Notch service and pricing.
post #1012 of 1718
I purchased from B&H on Wednesday and the set is to be delivered next Friday. I only looked at authorized vendors and several (including the forum sponsor) were out of stock.

I know you can download the appropriate discrete remote codes with the Harmony, but unfortunately this model doesn't appear to be currently in the URC database.

Does anyone have a CCF (Pronto) or MXG (URC) remote control file with the discrete codes? If so, would you be willing to email that file to me? My email is cwhite@msu.edu and I would be most appreciative.
post #1013 of 1718
I had a hard time putting the stand together too. Same thing, attaching the bottom part to the main top piece. 2 of the screws were really far off from lining up. Had to loosen the other screws and really pull to get the screws far enough over to line up. But eventually got them all.
post #1014 of 1718
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Did anyone else have a heck of a time putting the TR-71B matching stand together?

Since I am about to take delivery of the TV and the TR-71B, I appreciate the warning! Did you remove the base from the TV or just sit it on the stand? I am refinishing a Wall unit and am going to use the TR-71B in the interum and at some point will need to remove the base...Just a side note... if anyone is intetrested in a TR-71B I'll have one available for pretty cheap in the near future....thanks
post #1015 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Chris White View Post

I know you can download the appropriate discrete remote codes with the Harmony, but unfortunately this model doesn't appear to be currently in the URC database.

You can use database entries for the HL-Sxx88 sets for sure. Probably you can use any 1080p HLS model to get the right commands.
post #1016 of 1718
What happened to samsungs 6th generation 7 segment color wheel in 2005, did it have problems?
post #1017 of 1718
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Originally Posted by Bobcel View Post

Since I am about to take delivery of the TV and the TR-71B, I appreciate the warning! Did you remove the base from the TV or just sit it on the stand? I am refinishing a Wall unit and am going to use the TR-71B in the interum and at some point will need to remove the base...Just a side note... if anyone is intetrested in a TR-71B I'll have one available for pretty cheap in the near future....thanks


We didn't take the base off, but plan to do so in the future. I think it will look better if it sits flush on the stand. My husband and I managed to put the TV on the stand, but I'd definitely recommend having an extra person (or two strong guys). It's not that heavy, but a bit bulky. I think the key to the stand assembly is to make sure you don't tighten all the screws as you go along ... the two center ones that attach the legs/frame to the top piece are tough to get aligned properly!

We'll also be doing a built in once we get some other household projects done ...
post #1018 of 1718
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We'll also be doing a built in once we get some other household projects done ...

Thanks for the "stand" tip....
post #1019 of 1718
Got most of my stuff hooked up to the TV and put in the stand this morning, so here's a quick shot. We have put the TV in what used to be the "formal" living room ... I believe we only sat in the room a few times a year, so it now becomes the media room. Not ideal, but the best option we have. The TV is sitting on the matching Samsung stand. Other toys include:

Xbox 360 and HD-DVD add on
PS3
Oppo 981 DVD player
Yamaha YSP-1100 Soundbar
& 5 Remotes! Will move to a Universal Remote once I figure what my final setup is

The Yamaha Soundbar doesn't quite fit on the top shelf, but we will be having a built in stand installed in the future. Plan to add a Cablecard from Comcast for HD TV viewing, but they missed their appointment yesterday, so another week's wait for that. So far, we are extremely happy with this TV.


post #1020 of 1718
If any of you new owners have had your set delivered since early December can you report your set's build date. There are December 2006, and January 2007 build HL-Sxx87 sets being delivered that seem to have new firmware based on changes if the menu organization of the SM options. It will be interesting to learn if this is true across all HLS 1080p models.
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