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post #361 of 4601
With my 4095d I think the HDMI looks best with my Comcast HD cable. For the xbox 360 I still think the component cables look better than the vga. I bought the HD DVD add-on and I really wanted the 1080p vga but it still looks a little washout. I can't figure how best to describe it. Using the component with the HD-DVD gives me only 1080i but it just looks more vibrant. I can still have games at 1080p over component with my 360 so I'm happy with that.

For me, I'm sticking with the 1080i Comcast Cable over HDMI. And using the component cables at 1080i for my 360 when watching HD-DVD, and 1080p when playing games.

Not to be picky but I would love to have a HDMI cable for my 360.

Guess the VGA cable will go to ebay.
post #362 of 4601
For some reason, my new S4095 doesn't seem to be passing through a 5.1 DD signal to my receiver. Unless I'm mistaken, this set is supposed take the 5.1 Dolby Digital mix from either of the two HDMI inputs and pass them through the optical out port on the back of the TV, right? When I do this, my receiver interprets the signal as plain old Dolby Surround, not 5.1 DD (from a TiVo S3 unit connected to my TV via HDMI) When I directly connect an optical cable from my TiVo's digital output jack into my receiver, the 5.1 DD signal shows up so I know it's the TV that's doing something wrong with the signal. Any advice? Has anyone else had success passing through a DD 5.1 mix through their Samsung?
post #363 of 4601
popcult, there's a ton of posts addressing this... it will not work, period. HDMI is a fully two way interface, if the first device it hits does not have a DD 5.1 decoder chip, it will only SEND 2 channel PCM audio.There is no workaround (save for going from your STB directly to an AVR).

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post #364 of 4601
I just purchased the LNS-4096D and I find the sound is horrible. I have the volume set at 10/100 (low to medium) and the speakers vibrate and is very annoying. Obviously running sound through a AV receiver solves this but at time I like to just watch the news without having simulated surround.

Does anybody else have this issue or any potential solutions?

Much appreciated!

ps. the picture, inputs are great but the PIP is useless as there is no built in swap between sources. If PIP is important to you, I suggest the latest JVC not the Samsung. The new Sony XBR2/3 does not even come with PIP from what I have been told.
post #365 of 4601
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Originally Posted by richar51 View Post

I just purchased the LNS-4096D and I find the sound is horrible. I have the volume set at 10/100 (low to medium) and the speakers vibrate and is very annoying. Obviously running sound through a AV receiver solves this but at time I like to just watch the news without having simulated surround.

Does anybody else have this issue or any potential solutions?

I cant speak to solutions, but I have seen in these forums others people complaining about the speakers vibrating.
post #366 of 4601
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Originally Posted by richar51 View Post

I just purchased the LNS-4096D and I find the sound is horrible. I have the volume set at 10/100 (low to medium) and the speakers vibrate and is very annoying. Obviously running sound through a AV receiver solves this but at time I like to just watch the news without having simulated surround.

Does anybody else have this issue or any potential solutions?

Return it or arrange a service call.
post #367 of 4601
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

popcult, there's a ton of posts addressing this... it will not work, period. HDMI is a fully two way interface, if the first device it hits does not have a DD 5.1 decoder chip, it will only SEND 2 channel PCM audio.There is no workaround (save for going from your STB directly to an AVR).

Thanks for the info. This stinks-I fail to see what use the TV's optical out port has then. If it can't pass through a full 5.1 mix, why would anyone use it? I can't think of a reason...
post #368 of 4601
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Originally Posted by popcult View Post

Thanks for the info. This stinks-I fail to see what use the TV's optical out port has then. If it can't pass through a full 5.1 mix, why would anyone use it? I can't think of a reason...

You use it to pass out the DD5.1 signal from the built in ATSC tuner.
post #369 of 4601
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Originally Posted by rad View Post

You use it to pass out the DD5.1 signal from the built in ATSC tuner.

So, what is the best setup for both video and audio quality? My set up has both the component inputs used (360 and PS2), and HDMI for the Satelite reception. Unfortunately, my Surround Sound reciever only has one digital input.

Thanks for your help.
post #370 of 4601
What's going on at TVAuthority? Near impossible to get sales rep on the line! Numerous times cut off after long "holds"! Finally placed an online order for the HLS5087W and am unable to check the order status online. Internet chat attempt - connected then cutoff after long hold! If I wasn't a repeat customer I would definitely be throwing in the towel by now!
post #371 of 4601
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Originally Posted by popcult View Post

Thanks for the info. This stinks-I fail to see what use the TV's optical out port has then. If it can't pass through a full 5.1 mix, why would anyone use it? I can't think of a reason...

Actually there is a use... plug all the inputs to the TV for both audio and video with that optical out going to an AVR. You select inputs on the TV that affect both. BUT because of the design/nature of the HDMI connection, one has to separately switch the TV and the AVR. Also keep in mind that typically, TVs only have one method of having DD 5.1 audio going TO them, the HDMI connection. BUT no TVs I know of deal with DD 5.1, so that optical out will never send DD 5.1 audio.

Indeed it stinks, it's dumb etc. AVRs have understood this and we see all the new ones coming with multiple HDMI inputs. THESE devices will allow for full input switching to handle everything correctly.
post #372 of 4601
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Originally Posted by Stupac View Post

Using the component with the HD-DVD gives me only 1080i but it just looks more vibrant. I can still have games at 1080p over component with my 360 so I'm happy with that.

I just got my Xbox HD DVD player today. I am using component cables and getting the same result, games in 1080p and HD DVD in 1080i. Looks great anyway.
post #373 of 4601
Has anyone tried a ps3 through HDMI on the tv yet? I'm picking mine up today... I know the PS3 has been having HDMI troubles on some tvs.
post #374 of 4601
Gack, they were frakking SHOOTING folks waiting in line for PS3's. One featured real bullets, the other was bb's. I saw video yesterday of a line around one of the places in Manhattan, it was a string of tents, I mean a quick pan showed over a dozen.
post #375 of 4601
I bought my 4095 about 2 weeks ago and love it. I've read thru most of the posts here and saw several about calibration.
A question: (Please be kind, it's my first post here ;-))
Has anyone used the AVIA DVD to calibrate the set? I bought it awhile back, before I had HD to set up my surround system. Was just wondering if anyone has used it? Is it antiquated?
TIA
post #376 of 4601
Hi all, I am in the market for the LN-S4095D, and I was almost sold on the LN-S4051D before. Since I am going to be using it mainly as a computer monitor, I was wondering about the issue I been reading about the overscan that occurs when you connect it to PC, is it really bad and noticeable? and also how does the PQ compare for the 4095D vs 4092D vs 4051D using PC input? and also did someone try to connect their PC not using the dedicated VGA input but instead using the DVI - HDMI cable to connect to the HDMI? thanks!
post #377 of 4601
regarding the differences between those 3 tv's, this one would be the best i think, it is 1080p, and you can get the best out of your pc using it at that resolution. the others are 768 (i think)
post #378 of 4601
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Originally Posted by Flywitme View Post

Hi all, I am in the market for the LN-S4095D, and I was almost sold on the LN-S4051D before. Since I am going to be using it mainly as a computer monitor, I was wondering about the issue I been reading about the overscan that occurs when you connect it to PC, is it really bad and noticeable? and also how does the PQ compare for the 4095D vs 4092D vs 4051D using PC input? and also did someone try to connect their PC not using the dedicated VGA input but instead using the DVI - HDMI cable to connect to the HDMI? thanks!

I have a PC connected to my 4095D via HDMI. Initially I tried VGA, but I didn't like the colors and there weren't many ways to calibrate it. I switched to HDMI which allowed me to calibrate and get a more appealing PQ.

Overscan is not an issue with VGA. You do get overscan using HDMI, but it's easily corrected with your video card tools.
post #379 of 4601
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Originally Posted by harrisek View Post

I have a PC connected to my 4095D via HDMI. Initially I tried VGA, but I didn't like the colors and there weren't many ways to calibrate it. I switched to HDMI which allowed me to calibrate and get a more appealing PQ.

Overscan is not an issue with VGA. You do get overscan using HDMI, but it's easily corrected with your video card tools.

Harrisek

are you using a DVI to HDMI cable? If so, how long is the cable?

Can you choose any resolution between 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1080 ??

I heard samsung does not recommend using computer signal thru HDMI... this may void warranty.
post #380 of 4601
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Originally Posted by rotkiv View Post

Download the latest [Nvidia drivers[/url] and you will be able to fill the entire screen at 1808x1004 with no black edges on your 4095.


Yes but my biggest problem with this panel is that you are still scaling the image slightly when doing this "overscan" correction.

I don't see why anything other than a 1:1 pixel ratio over HDMI would be acceptable.

VGA is not an option as it won't support HDCP for future Vista media centers with bluray/hddvd playback.

Then again sony gets it worse with the XBR2-3 with processing you can't disable giving you text halos...

Slight scaling > text halos, but why can't Samsung fix this so there is one perfect LCD TV out there that is great at video and MCE/PC.
post #381 of 4601
Greetings all . . . just bought a 4695 . . . great TV . . . my only problem/concern is when I hook up my HD source (Dish Network), I seem to get a large overscan problem . . . like half of the "Discovery HD" logo is off the screen (both to the bottom and to the right) and people's heads are getting cuff off in certain scenes.

I'm estimating the overscan on my unit to be more like 6-8%. OTA HD via antenna seems OK I think (I'm at work now and so I'm using my memory from about 2 AM last night). But the Dish Network is unacceptable!

Any ideas or anybody with similar problems? Are the logos suppose to be that cut off? It is happening with all the Dish Network HD channels. I tried all the different output settings - 720P and 1080i. The TV is set to 16:9. I'm connected via HDMI.

Thanks in advance.
post #382 of 4601
When the logos are off the screen it means the picture size is too big. On the remote press the blue p.size button to toggle thru 4:3 , 16:9 , movie, etc. This is also how to get rid of the black bars on the sides when viewing a non HD broadcast.
If that doesn't do it play with the settings on satellite box.
post #383 of 4601
I just picked a SpyderTVPro kit for a 52" 5296 I am picking up. I use the Xbox 360 quite a bit and plan to use it for HD-DVD play back. I have heard that the VGA input cannot be calibrated, however. Any reason how/why this would be the case? This would be a big big bummer as the Spyder TV Pro kit was not a cheapy calibration kit.

Please confirm if anyone could.
post #384 of 4601
Ok, now I have the 40 ". Two questions from this august group that I haven't seen yet on the thread (twice through).
OTA antenna? Never mind: I live in midtown and apparnelty don't need it. I Watched the Chiefs/Raiders on analog, thinking it was some form of HD. Now I know, and can get every local channel, without anteanna.

SOUND? ANY Sound? Yeh, it was that RCA cable as an additional cable that was needed. It was on a card inserted with the upconverter, but not in manual.

You know, I could live a while without the cable---
JUST IGNORE THE FOLLOWING ITALICIZED WORDS.
1. OTA? I thought I'd be able to get OTA reception--but plain old rabbit ears gives me a really weak signal--and I think I am seeing refrigreator noise on the screen plus lousy reception. I was expecting that. At least I could tell that pixels work. I am going to Cable HDTV programming real soon, but given the holiday week I may not get that installed for a couple of weeks.

Until then, what is a decent, but not too expensive antenna for some of our OTA local stations (some are only 480, but one is 1080i.)?

My primary use now is to play my DVD's with an upconverter for a family member recovering from surgery. I got a Samsung HD60--just a basic DVD play upconverter (the one for less than $100). The salesman threw in an HDMI cable and said that would do it. Well, the visual looks fine, but there is NO sound. I don't expect concert hall, any sound, tinny or not would do me for now.

A little message comes on the TV that says it isn't "HDMI audio capable." I don't know which it means--the disc (probably not), the upconverter (?), the TV(???). I've played around with settings on both the upconverter and on the TV, but I either haven't hit it or it ain't going to work.

What settings work and what is PCM?

Do I need an audio receiver?--nothing I have read or people I have talked to indicated that would be needed if I wasn't going to some super sound output.

Do I need another cable? It came with some RCA cables, I haven't tried attaching the audio ins and outs, that might work--but none of the schematics for connects (and I have several) show but not show that is needed in addition tothe HDMI cable.)

Do I need a different cable?


DZen
post #385 of 4601
Can anyone confirm if you can adjust the picture quality of the input from VGA?
After looking over the manual it definitely appears that you cannot modify the tint, hue, or other VGA input picture quality properties - boo.
post #386 of 4601
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Originally Posted by l337hxr View Post

Harrisek

are you using a DVI to HDMI cable? If so, how long is the cable?

Can you choose any resolution between 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1080 ??

I heard samsung does not recommend using computer signal thru HDMI... this may void warranty.

I'm using a 6' DVI to HDMI cable. Initially I was using 1920x1080 resolution, but there was overscan. After adjusting for overscan, the PC outputs 1808x1016. My 4095D detects the signal as 1920x1080p. There is no overscan and excellent PQ. I can't detect any visual difference between the PQ from my MCE PC and the OTA input.

No idea why Samsung and other manufacturers don't support PC input via HDMI. My first HDTV, a RP Sony LCD, didn't support PC connection via DVI. In over a year, I had no trouble whatsoever running my PC to it.
post #387 of 4601
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Originally Posted by the3rdpower View Post

Can anyone confirm if you can adjust the picture quality of the input from VGA?
After looking over the manual it definitely appears that you cannot modify the tint, hue, or other VGA input picture quality properties - boo.

Unfortunately you can't adjust the VGA very much if at all. I tried VGA and didn't like the PQ, mainly the color saturation. I could not adjust it at all. I could do a limited amount of adjustment from the PC. I gave up and switched to (unsupported) HDMI input for my PC. I have not tried VGA input for xbox yet. When I get some time, I plan to give it a go.
post #388 of 4601
Horrible... that really sucks as I would like to calibrate the VGA input for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD picture. I wonder if you can fiddle around with the VGA input settings in the service menu... bad though in general. May have me changing my mind again on set.
post #389 of 4601
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Originally Posted by Stupac View Post

With my 4095d I think the HDMI looks best with my Comcast HD cable. For the xbox 360 I still think the component cables look better than the vga. I bought the HD DVD add-on and I really wanted the 1080p vga but it still looks a little washout. I can't figure how best to describe it. Using the component with the HD-DVD gives me only 1080i but it just looks more vibrant. I can still have games at 1080p over component with my 360 so I'm happy with that.

For me, I'm sticking with the 1080i Comcast Cable over HDMI. And using the component cables at 1080i for my 360 when watching HD-DVD, and 1080p when playing games.

Not to be picky but I would love to have a HDMI cable for my 360.

Guess the VGA cable will go to ebay.

The fact you cannot adjust PQ with the VGA input really makes the 1080p attraction not great.
post #390 of 4601
Sorry if this has been answered in the thread already but searching turned up no results. Are there any picture differences between the 40/4695 and the 40/4696 series?
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