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post #31 of 3882
Uzibeatle - It's odd because I am having almost the exact opposite problem. I get the UNSUPPORTED MODE message when I try to watch my HD DVR standard def via HDMI 1. I can only watch those channels thru componant. I can, however, watch any HD channels via HDMI 1. I find this odd since it is Digital Cable. I hate to have to switch back and forth between Inputs depending on what channel I'm watching.

Hugh
post #32 of 3882
Hross13... you want to watch your "HD DVR standard def"???!!! Is and HD receiver or an SD receiver? If an HD the fix is simple, go into the receiver menu an in resolutions unmark 480i. That should solve your problem.
post #33 of 3882
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Originally Posted by Colo232 View Post

Hross13... you want to watch your "HD DVR standard def"???!!! Is and HD receiver or an SD receiver? If an HD the fix is simple, go into the receiver menu an in resolutions unmark 480i. That should solve your problem.

What I mean is that the Standard Def channels don't show up thru the HDMI but I bet you're right about the 480i.

Brilliant! Thanks for the pointer Colo232. I love this site.

Hugh
post #34 of 3882
I ordered a LN-T2353H today because I need a smaller LCD to fit into a shelving unit. Also I've always read a lot of positive reviews of Samsung in general, and was kind of excited to hear the 2007 models were finally available.

Ran across this puzzling thing from the Quick Guide (available from Samsung's website) on the "On-Screen Display" tab:

"If you watch a still image or the 4:3 mode for a long time (over 2 hours), an image may be burned onto the screen. View the TV in 16:9 mode as much as possible."

This isn't me saying this-- it's Samsung! Then I ran across this on lcdtvbuyingguide:

"Misconception #3: LCD TVs suffer from burn-in.

Absolutely untrue. LCD monitors work by blocking light, so it is literally impossible for burn-in to occur on the screen."

Though I'm a noob, I realize that burn-in has probably been discussed to death already, many times over. Guess I'll just have to walk on the wild side on this issue, and watch whatever I want however I want to.

Anyone else excited about high quality 23" screens? I don't think I'll stop being interested in smaller screens until I have one in every room of the house (maybe even the bathroom )

Oh yeah, I meant to ask, is it true this LCD series has *only* ATSC tuners? No NTSC? It is a neverending source of frustration that this particular specification isn't always stated at the top of the list and in bold. Surely it won't make a difference in a couple of years, but now it does-- particularly if you don't get cable and plan to get everything OTA.
post #35 of 3882
REply to Scopy above.
Edit. Oops, Forgot your post is related to 23 inch version. Myi experience below is based on the 46inch. I'm sure yours has the NTSC tuner as well...

Yeah, I saw that bit about burn-in in the owner manual as well and am wondering
WTF I went with LCD, other than concerns about power consumption. THis LCD runs much cooler than any plasma's I ran my heat sensing units over (Mark-1 hands, human) at various shops.

Yes, this set tunes in fine NTSC signals as well so no worries there.

I love that it stores all the various 'tweaks' for color, balances, etc per input basis.

I still can't get this set to recognize component inputs from my two DVD players nor my cable TV box. HDMI works fine, good thing it has three HDMI inputs, I"m already
soaking up two of them.

Out of the box this thing is set up in horrid 'Dynamic' mode. ONce I set it to 'Standard' and tweaked down some settings it looked great. Had to do that for each input as they store settings seperate.
post #36 of 3882
So does any body have settings to post?
I should be getting mine on Monday.
post #37 of 3882
So is 8000 the Dynamic Contrast or the Native Contrast on the LN-T3253H? If it's the Dynamic then what is the Native? The User Manual does not specify.

Also, I see that the Dyanmic Contrast can be set to Off, Low, Med, or High. Is there any reason why I'd want to set it to Off?
post #38 of 3882
I just bought the LN-T4053H yesterday. I hope to get it out of the box tonight, set it up and start fiddling with the settings. I can't wait to start using this baby!
post #39 of 3882
There was speculation that this TV cannot do 1:1 mapping using a DVI->HDMI connection for either the 42h or 53H. Has anyone been able to verify this to be the case? If somehow it can, it fits everything I am looking for... If not, the search continues..
post #40 of 3882
Does anyone know what the native resolution for this set is? 720p or 1080i?
post #41 of 3882
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Colo232 View Post

Does anyone know what the native resolution for this set is? 720p or 1080i?

The native resolution is 1366:768 which is 720p. But it does accept 1080i and scales it to the native resolution of the screen.

Also can anyone confirm this, I keep reading that it supports 1080p display (downscaled but still)
post #42 of 3882
When I get mine in I will post some pics but does anybody else have any pics to share of there set up?

Have a great weekend!
post #43 of 3882
Here are my settings after running AVIA in a dark room at night:

LN-T4042H

Picture: Movie
Contrast: 80
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 15
Color: 56
Tint: G54-R46
Backlight: 4
Color Tone: Warm1
Black Adjust: Medium
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Color Space: Wide
White Balance: 15 All
Color Control: 15 All
Edge Enhancement: Off
Digital NR: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
Energy Saving: Auto

This is my preliminary setting; I will keep playing around since I would like to se how this set reacts to a High setting in Energy Saving (it will affect the Brightness for sure).
Please let us know your settings too and don't forget to include your model in your post.
post #44 of 3882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uzibeatle View Post

Plea for help , having a component input problem with this new Samsung...

Yesterday afternoon I brought to my home a LN-T4642H Samsung LCD TV and am pretty
happy with it overall. The month prior to this I had a Vizio 42 inch LCD and thought this new
Samsung cost a tad over 1,000 more I'm not sure it's a 1000 dollars better picture quality but
it has all the extra inputs I really wanted such as 3hdmi, two RF inputs, etc etc..
Plus having 4 extra inches diagonal screen estate is nice.

Here is my problem and it is driving me nuts.
My old DVD player, a el cheapo Sungale , which worked fine with the Vizeo LCD, refuses
to work via COMPONENT on the new Samsung TV. Via composite, or S-Video it is fine and displays. THe Samsung displays 'Weak or No signal Present' and sometimes' Unsupported MOde'.

Okay, so I had bright idea maybe the Sungale DVD player, which had been working fine hours before on the Vizeo, had died in some way or was just mysteriously incompatible. I then went down to purchase another DVD player, this one is a RCA DRC257N, which has in addition to component out and the others a HDMI output.
Well, long story short, only the HDMI and Svideo outputs work with this new RCA DVD Player. When using Component the Samsung still displays the same error messages, Low Signal or Unsupported Mode (it varys).
I tried BOTH sets of component inputs on the Samsung with same result. I went out and bought another set of cables, to swap out, and had same result.

Here is the odd kicker, I have a Sanyo Xacti Video Camera and when hooking it up to the component inputs of the Samsung the Samsung finds the signal and displays fine.

I'm about to go through the hair raising experience of calling the Samsung support to see what they have to say but thought I'd toss this out here and see what pops up.

I can still manage to watch DVD"S with that new RCA el cheapo player as it does have HDMI out but it is very troublesome that BOTH of the DVD players are refused by my Samsung TV's
component inputs.

OH, I almost forgot to add. Even my Cable Box (Motorola) wont work with the Samsung component input. I get same error messages on both ports. Of course I ususally run that via HDMI,. which works fine , but wanted to test another component input.

So, maybe some others have this new set and have similar issues or is it maybe just me?

I had the EXACT same problem with my Sharp, no idea why
post #45 of 3882
hi, can someone tell me if this TV is 120hz?

Thanks
post #46 of 3882
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Braska10 View Post

hi, can someone tell me if this TV is 120hz?

Nope, 60hz only. Not that it needs it. (look to the 81 series this summer for LED and 120hz)
post #47 of 3882
I have the LN-T4042, how do you get the PIP to work, the option is darkened and I cant select it.
Im running a Directv HR20 HDDVR thru HDMI.
post #48 of 3882
I am from Europe. Is 60Hz ok? Or still 120Hz will be better?
post #49 of 3882
Just a quick review after a couple of days with the settings posted a couple of postings above. HD looks as HD is meant to be seen, SD looks much better than my 50 Panasonic LCD rear projection (depending on the channels too) and DVDs looks very good too through my 1080i HDMI SD DVD. Here I have a question:

DVD is connected through HDMI2 (HDMI1 is for my HD DVR) and I can't change the settings in the Setupīƒ  HDMI Black Level; it appears already as Low (the other option is Normal) and grayed. Any idea why?
Manual says: "This function is active only when an external device (DVD player, STB etc.) is connected to the TV via HDMI(RGB signal)"

One more comment, I'm using this TV for my master bedroom so I don't have any 5.1 connected to it, but to my surprise, the SRS TruSurround XT mode does an excellent job in delivering virtual surround sound through the two speakers, you can almost tell there is a 5.1 connected to it. Again, this is in a master bedroom and with the volume set to no more than 20.

After a week and especially for the price this is a an excellent set
post #50 of 3882
Go to the set up menu, then go to where you see the HDMI black level setting, its greyed out, cut off the device that is hooked to the HDMI input, you will then see the setting become available to change. LOW is the best setting.
post #51 of 3882
I'll be able to answer the "Can you do 1:1 mapping with a DVI->HDMI signal" question tomorrow. I purchased a 4053H tonight, and will be getting the DVI->HDMI cable sometime tomorrow via UPS. Keeping my fingers crossed that this'll work!

Though reading through the directions, it appears as if it will. In the PC connection section of the manual, there are specific timings for a 1360x768 resolution via DVI/HDMI, and it also says that 1:1 mapping is only available for PC or HDMI connections. I hope this works!
post #52 of 3882
My TV stand http://www.standsandmounts.com/index...OD&ProdID=5124 was delivered today via UPS. It was undamaged, so I put it together, and then set up my new Samsung HT-X40 home theater, my LN-T4053H, and my old Sony VCR











In real life, my walls are not that dingy

As seen in real life, the LN-T-4053H's picture quality is actually great. It just doesn't photograph well.

After reading all of the discussion here on AVSforum, I wanted to get a Samsung home theater, with HDMI and DVD upconverting. I only wanted a one disc system, and I wanted the DVD/CD player unit to have as much black as possible. So I got the HT-X40. The HT-X50 is a five disc unit, and the bottom half of the front is silver, both of which I did not want. So it worked out for me.

So I ordered a 99 cent, yes a 99 cent HDMI cable on eBay (plus shipping). I could see distortions on DVD playback. Using three old RCA cables as component cables, I did NOT see those same distortions. So OK, the el cheapo HDMI cable didn't seem give great video, so I went to the store and bought a $50 HDMI cable. SAME DISTORTIONS as the cheap HDMI cable!! I don't know if there is a problem with the HDMI on my DVD player, or the 4053H. But I don't feel like dealing with it. So back to the store I went to buy some expensive component cables, and an optical digital audio cable (TosLink) and I'll just use those. Grrrr. I can't badmouth the 99 cent HDMI cable, because that might be just fine, after all.
post #53 of 3882
Anyone with the LN-T4042H been able to get the PIP to work?
post #54 of 3882
Sorry jamieh1 I have the 42H but I didn't try. What do you mean in your prior post by "cut off"? Turn off? I already try by turning the DVD off but it remains grey, I know Low is the best settting but I wanted to understand why I can't chage it.
How do you like your 42H? Are you close to my settings posted above?
post #55 of 3882
LOVE IT BEST TV, Ive had a ln-r328w, LN-s 4041d, and a LN-S 4051d for a short time and they dont come close.

HDMI BLACK LEVEL

Try this, With the DVD player or what ever you are using HDMI on.
Turn it on and have it playing.
Go to the menu on the tv that has the HDMI BLACK LEVEL option, thats greyed out.
Now turn off the DVD player.
The HDMI BLACK LEVEL setting should high lite and now you can change it. Once you exit out of the menu and if you go back in the setting will be greyed again, you have to repeat process again to get setting to high lite again.
post #56 of 3882
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

Anyone with the LN-T4042H been able to get the PIP to work?

Jamieh1:

According to the manual, the PIP on the 42-series only works when antenna/cable is overlayed on the PC input.

I don't have one to play with, so I can't confirm this (and I don't trust manuals until I've tried their instructions), but this is my best guess.
post #57 of 3882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nero View Post

I'll be able to answer the "Can you do 1:1 mapping with a DVI->HDMI signal" question tomorrow. I purchased a 4053H tonight, and will be getting the DVI->HDMI cable sometime tomorrow via UPS. Keeping my fingers crossed that this'll work!

Though reading through the directions, it appears as if it will. In the PC connection section of the manual, there are specific timings for a 1360x768 resolution via DVI/HDMI, and it also says that 1:1 mapping is only available for PC or HDMI connections. I hope this works!

I'll be waiting anxiously
post #58 of 3882
Quote:
Originally Posted by dchris2 View Post

I'll be waiting anxiously

I'll let you know as soon as I get home from work and give it a try! (as long as DHL did indeed deliver my cable today as the tracking number said they would)
post #59 of 3882
First time caller, long time listener ...

After much, much deliberation, I have finally settled on the LCD for me.

I ended up getting BB to match an offer that was listed on Amazon via Office Depot. Saved me 480 bucks off of the price at BB.

The nice salesman did recommend (talk me into) buying a Component Video Cable, which I believe will be beneficial for my set up. My plans are to see how the QAM tuner works with my Digital Cable receiver. For now, I am not planning to upgrade my cable plan for HD channels. I may opt to do that once footbal season starts back up though, so that I can get ESPNHD. If anyone has any feedback on using the Component Video Cable with this set, please let me know. If I end up not needing this cable, I may just return it.

For now I will be using the 4053 in my living room (8-10 foot seating depth from the set itself). I do plan to move this into my bedroom in a year a two and step up to a 46 or 52 at that time. This is one reason I opted against 1080p for now. I figure I'll go with that, or whatever the latest is, in a couple of years.

I will set this up tonight and take pics to post here.
post #60 of 3882
Well, I think I have some good news!!

I am on a Linux machine, and just ran my DVI->HDMI cable. And it looks like the screen is doing 1:1 mapping, as long as I feed it a 1360x768 signal. All of my text is nice and crisp, and all pixels are 1 pixel wide- there seems to be no scaling of the image being sent.

Somewhere there was a test image to see if you are doing 1:1 mapping- anyone remember where this is?
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