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post #61 of 578
edpsx summarized HDMI 1.3, but here are some details.

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Originally Posted by seadawg View Post

What does not having HDMI 1.3 capabilities mean for this set.

Nothing now and probably nothing for several years.

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Install a Blue-Ray or HD DVD player and get the full visual effect?

Yes. Blue-ray disks do NOT contain anything that HDMI 1.1 can't deliver.

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Can I install a audio receiver?

That's the only way you can have surround sound. HDMI versions and TV models are not relevant. You just send the SP/DIF 5.1 digital audio signal directly to either a optical or a coax digital audio input on the A/V receiver.

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can I get a virtual surround sound like Bose 321 system?

If that's a two speaker system you will get crap for surround sound. If it's a Bose you will pay too much for what you get.

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how about a regular surround sound system 5.1?

That will work just like buying an A/V receiver and separate speakers.

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how about a 7.1?

You can't use a single digital cable if you are doing 7.1 surround and want seven unique channels of audio. You need a DVD player that translates the digital into seven tracks of audio and outputs seven analog signals. Or your A/V receiver can take the SP/DIF signal for 5.1 and simulate 7.1.

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I'm probably getting this TV but I want to make sure the HDMI issue isnt going to prevent me from getting basic inputs out of the TV.

TV's don't do inputs out. Inputs are what you feed the TV. Most people who want surround sound send video inputs to the TV, and audio directly to their A/V receiver.

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Can anyone explain the HDMI 1.3 issue in laymans terms or what this TV is missing.

Since nothing is available to take advantage of HDMI 1.3 then maybe "marketing hype" is the simplest explanation.

In the distant future, high definition DVDs might take advantage of the "optional" capabilities that HDMI 1.3 offers to provide better video and better audio. It's important that you not start holding your breath -- it could damage your health.
post #62 of 578
Thanks to all for the comments. I think Im going to get this set. Probably cant beat the Costco price with coupon and no tax in the state I'm getting it. Anybody see any better deals out there for the price. Im just looking for your typical News, Sports, HD DVD/Blue Ray movie viewing??
post #63 of 578
I picked up the set Friday.

Quick review:
The set is amazing. I had no idea how much detail I was missing with my Mitsubishi WS-65857 (CRT rear projection) set that is now over 6 years old.

I have not calibrated yet, but I just quickly used THESE settings, and already have a picture better than I had anticipated. The only thing I did differently than the linked post is I have DNIe turned on. I ran the DNIe demo while watching DiscoveryHD, and DNIe looked better (to my untrained eye), so I left it on. I do plan to get Avia out and go to town, but it's hard to imagine it getting much better.

On the downside (and this is not really a downside about the TV), I am now noticing the limitations of AT&T's U-Verse HD quality. I can see more compression issues than I did before. I guess I should buy an antenna since it's got an internal HD tuner (didn't have that before).

I fired up the Playstation 3, and OH MY GOSH!!!! The tiny text running at 1080 was so clear (not that it's tiny on a 67" set). It is JUST as clear as a high quality flat-panel computer monitor. The white text on the black background is unreal. The black is black, and white does not bleed. The games had more vibrant colors, and I could see detail that was not there before. I ran some 1080P Blu-Ray trailers (downloaded from the Sony online store) and they looked really amazing. I have a couple of Blu-Ray movies, but haven't even tried them yet. And that's still on component cables. Not sure if I'll see an improvement with HDMI, but I plan to try.

The Xbox360 was also vastly improved. It generally has larger fonts, so I didn't really even think it needed improving. But it was instantly noticeable how clear everything was. I fired up Geometry Wars (because it's got a lot of contrast and vibrant colors) and I noticed little grid lines on the screen I didn't even know were there before (for those that know it, not the big grid, but smaller dotted grid in-between the bigger lines).

Next, I fired up my HTPC (which has been collecting dust). I got it working at 1080P via the D-Sub connector quite easily. However it was VERY compressed on the screen. I had black bars on the side almost as wide as a 4:3 TV broadcast. I dinked with custom timings under PowerStrip for a good while, and got it closer, but no cigar. I'm sure it's just my waaaaaaay outdated integrated nForce video card. But I set it to 1024x768, and it looks very sharp and clear (but stretched of course). That is good enough for now, since all I use it for is AVIs, and most of them are maxed at DVD resolution anyway (which 1024x768 exceeds). If I get the bug to get it pixel perfect at 1080, I'll just upgrade the video card.

I'm now in the process of configuring my Harmony 890, and I am having some trouble. If it does have discreet codes, maybe the Harmony site is just not aware of them, or I am doing something wrong on my config. I am currently only using Component1, 2, and PC. So I told the Harmony site to disable everything else. The problem is, my TV doesn't want to disable the "TV" source. So when I change sources on the remote, it gets off by 1 when it passed through the "cable" source that I can't figure out how to turn off within the TV's menu. I think I can fix it by adding that source into the Harmony settings, but what I WANT is for it to directly go to the input, and not have to scroll through them. I had that on my old Mitz TV, and it was great. My Samsung remote doesn't have discreet buttons for "source" or for "on/off" so I don't even have the ability to update the codes. I'm about to do some research, but if anyone knows the answer off the top of their head, that would be appreciated.

The only other issue I have is the "minor" inconvenience of getting the $400 off at Costco. I am not worried about getting it, but I'm hoping I can pull it off without having to drive my set back to the store. But even if I do, it was worth it to have it early, and not have to wait for the sale, or , a rain check.
post #64 of 578
For the Harmony remotes just use last years HLS6767 codes. Those seem to work just fine with it. Hearing your review has me pumped up to getting this TV in 3 weeks! I have a PS3 as well and cant wait to see it on this TV!!!!
post #65 of 578
The coupon states the model number as a 6767 being discounted, do you think it will still work for the 6756?
post #66 of 578
It doesn't state anything on the front and the picture is the picture of the new 6756 model.


post #67 of 578
I thought the item number 226767 was for a 6767? I hope I am wrong.
post #68 of 578
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Originally Posted by sg1717 View Post

I thought the item number 226767 was for a 6767? I hope I am wrong.

The 226767 is the Costco part number for the HL-T6756W

http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/...41067157380637

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10926257
post #69 of 578
Thanks for the confirmation! You guys are wonderful!
post #70 of 578
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Originally Posted by rrussell View Post

Has anyone seen the geometry of the HL-T6756W? I have seen one HL-T7288W and the side pillar bowing was approximately 1/4 inch between the middle of the screen and the top or bottom. I have seen two HL-T6156W's at Sam's Clubs and one was somewhat bad with approx. 1/2 inch of bowing and the other unit was horrendous with approx 1 inch of bowing. I am really interested in the HL-T6756W as it's the perfect size for my cabinet. However, after reading other threads and seeing these in person, my tentative conclusion is that Samsung has the most accurate color, very good contrast ratio, good black levels and absolutely the worst geometry of any microdisplays that I have ever seen. It's a dilemma since the HL-T7288W with an HDNET feed at a small retail store was the best picture quality (outside of geometry) that I have seen in any microdisplay.

no, the worst geometry of any microdisplay ever is the JVC super slim lcos. check out the 58" @ costco if yours has one. The 65" is delayed due mostly to the bad geometry.

These are the slimmest rp sets to date though and are wall mountable. It seems the slimmer the rp set the more geometry issues.

Samsungs non led are slimmer and therefore have more geometry problem. Thats what makes the LED even better as they while this years hlt leds are slimmer then last yeras hls led (i guess there was only one hls led model the hls5679?) they are not as slim as the non led models and therefore have better geometry.

I woulnd't think the larger sets like the hlt7288 would be tthat bad as they aren't that thin, w hile i think the hlt7288 is the same depth as last years hls6767, i think, that isn't that much of a decrease compared to the smaller sets decrease in depth from last year to this and even the hlt6756 is only like 2" less deep if that t hen the hls6767 so i cant imagine it having much bowing etc. problems unless the hls6767 already had some and so the hlt6756 being 2" less deep just has even a little more?
post #71 of 578
PGibbons is all over it.
Costco marks the items for each model, the samsung HL-S6767 model is numbered 116767.
The HL-T6756 model is numbered 226767.

The August coupon is for the 226767 (HL-T6756). Dont let them give you the HL-S6767.

The boxes at Costco are marked. Look for either the 226767 or HL-T6756 and you will have the right one.
post #72 of 578
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Originally Posted by pgibbons View Post

The 226767 is the Costco part number for the HL-T6756W

http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/...41067157380637

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10926257


yes and the Costco item # for the hls6767 was 116767 so that coupon is definately for the hlt6756.

Now getting back to the topic of this thread though someone suggested changing it into a hlt6756 owners thread i dont think that is neccesary and as there is only i think 3 total 67" Samsung models listed for 2007 in the 2007 Samsung models thread, i think we can handle them all here as they will be very similiar.

plus the fact that the other 2 aren't out yet while the hlt6756 is.

otherwise possibly a new thread could be started strictly for the hl-t6756 just as there was a thread for the hls6767 which has also in recent times started to discust the hlt6756.

anyway, regarding the other 2 67" models and the fact that the thread is called "HL-T67xx"
anyone heard anything or know w hen the other 67" models are coming out nad w hat the differences is.

I know the other 67" model has a different casing which is newer, doens't have the circular front center power button and has a blue light. i really liked the look of this casing for that 67" model.

while i have last years hls6767 which had the previous years floating casing which myself and others liked, I dont like last years casing which the hlt6756 has, that was the whole great thing about the hls6767 that it had the previous year HLR floating casing which was more interesting then the normal HLS casing.

So casing wise i'm not in much rush to updgrade my hls6767 to an hlt6756, in fact I'd also like to do a comparo and note what if any differneces or improvements the hlt6756 has. some have just said brighter picture in store but they are comparing an hls6767 that has been runnign in store for over a year to an hlt6756 which they just got.

Also the verdict is still out on whether the HLT's calibrate as well as the HLS models did particulary when talking how great the hls6767 was calibrated (though out of box its great too) and while the hlt6756 is prob just as good out of box many are skeptical t hat it will calibrate as well as the hls6767 and the calibration specialists have said the same thing and seem wary.

i'd think it would calibrate just as well or better butyou never know.

you'd think the newer sets always get better but i know of one case at leat considering one input type wher eit was the opposite and with samsung models.

The LN-R smaller lcd models particulary in the 23-26" sizes of 2 years ago in my experience got a much clearer better picture when plugging in just coax then then the following years LN-S lcd models and i think even the new LN-T lcd models.

I got an LN-S samsung lcd to replace the lnr in same size and the picture was considerably worse in the same spot, same input everything etc. so that was at least one example where the older model was better.

the new LNT series lcds of this year have added tuners which make it worth it but lnr were def better then lns.

speaking of tuners , i'm think that is one thing the HLT6756 does have over the hls6767?

anything else besides i think ultimately a 2" lesss deep cabinet?
post #73 of 578
Hello, everyone. I just picked up an HL-T6756W at Costco on Sunday and installed it at home. It replaced a Sony Bravia 46" LCD. I also installed a Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray player. I'm very pleased with the quality off the Blu-Ray disks and off my DirecTV HD DVR. Standard definition cable TV channels are quite tolerable on the Samsung TV. By the way, the Harmony remote website now supports the HL-T6756W model name and the configuration works as expected on my Harmony 659 remote.
post #74 of 578
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Originally Posted by wheeler View Post

Hello, everyone. I just picked up an HL-T6756W at Costco on Sunday and installed it at home. It replaced a Sony Bravia 46" LCD. I also installed a Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray player. I'm very pleased with the quality off the Blu-Ray disks and off my DirecTV HD DVR. Standard definition cable TV channels are quite tolerable on the Samsung TV. By the way, the Harmony remote website now supports the HL-T6756W model name and the configuration works as expected on my Harmony 659 remote.

I saw the HL-T6756W ($2799) yesterday and found out that Costco gives 2 years
of ext. warranty and if you buy it with American Exp. Card you get 1 more year
so total 3 years of ext. warranty. They also have $400 off coupon starting
Aug 6th. I think the TV also comes with matching TV stand.

I am on the fence to get the Sony KDS-R70XBR2 (best picture) but the
Costco Samsung has a great deal. Sony's are around $5500 (retail) and
$4000 (cheapest online - trust is an issue).

I am in Northern Cal area and would like to know any place where they
would have Sony KDS-R70XBR2 and Samsung HL-T6756W side by side
to compare the picture quality.

Cheers
post #75 of 578
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Originally Posted by poko30 View Post

I saw the HL-T6756W ($2799) yesterday and found out that Costco gives 2 years
of ext. warranty and if you buy it with American Exp. Card you get 1 more year
so total 3 years of ext. warranty. They also have $400 off coupon starting
Aug 6th. I think the TV also comes with matching TV stand.

I am on the fence to get the Sony KDS-R70XBR2 (best picture) but the
Costco Samsung has a great deal. Sony's are around $5500 (retail) and
$4000 (cheapest online - trust is an issue).

I am in Northern Cal area and would like to know any place where they
would have Sony KDS-R70XBR2 and Samsung HL-T6756W side by side
to compare the picture quality.

Cheers

Only costco carries this Samsung model as of now. Its nice to know about that AMEX deal as I will be doing that as well now.
post #76 of 578
Does anyone have any opinion comparing Sony KDS-R70XBR2 and Samsung HL-T6756W or
Samsung HL-7288W.

Cheers,
post #77 of 578
Quote:
Originally Posted by poko30 View Post

I saw the HL-T6756W ($2799) yesterday and found out that Costco gives 2 years
of ext. warranty and if you buy it with American Exp. Card you get 1 more year
so total 3 years of ext. warranty. They also have $400 off coupon starting
Aug 6th. I think the TV also comes with matching TV stand.

Some credit cards double the manufacturers warranty. Since the Samsung warranty is one year the Amex card would add one additional year for a total of two years. So either way you would only have a two year warranty.
post #78 of 578
Yes, I was wondering how purchasing w/ Amex (only credit card option at Costco anyway) would extend warranty to three years... Could someone provide some details about that? By the way, the Costco bundle does include a fairly basic matching black tv stand with two glass shelves for components underneath.
post #79 of 578
I saw the HLT67 today. Looked good. I like the styling too.

For owners: is the screen reflective? I have a window opposite where the TV will be and even when I close the shutters, the light still peeks through the slats. Not a problem with a matte CRT RP; big problem with plasma glass. How is the fresnel screen? I don't want to be watching my window all the time

Is the 2yr + 1yr amex warranty confirmed? does it include bulb replacement?

Quatre: so the specialists have said the HLTs don't calobrate as well? That's disappointing b/c I do plan to have it calibrated (at this price, I can afford it Or is that just a worry?
post #80 of 578
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheeler View Post

Yes, I was wondering how purchasing w/ Amex (only credit card option at Costco anyway) would extend warranty to three years... Could someone provide some details about that? By the way, the Costco bundle does include a fairly basic matching black tv stand with two glass shelves for components underneath.

Hi Wheeler,

I just spoke to a Costco Concierge (1-866-861-0450, 5am to 10PM PST) person and she told me Samsung will cover 1st year, Costco for 2nd year and AMEX for 3rd year if you buy it will AMEX credit card.

Cheers,
post #81 of 578
AMEX will only double the manufacture warranty period. If the original manufacture warranty is 1 year. AMEX will cover the 2nd year. If the warranty reads 2years, then AMEX will cover the third year. The question is how will the warranty from coscto read
post #82 of 578
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Originally Posted by delta1231 View Post

AMEX will only double the manufacture warranty period. If the original manufacture warranty is 1 year. AMEX will cover the 2nd year. If the warranty reads 2years, then AMEX will cover the third year. The question is how will the warranty from coscto read

Hi delta1231,

Please call 1-800-225-3750 (AMEX Buyers Ins. - open 24 hours) and they will explain you in details. I was told by Costco Concierge that they will cover the warranty for the 2nd year and the 3rd year will be covered by AMEX, if you use AMEX credit card.
I think Costco and AMEX has does this for most of the TVs sold at Costco.


Cheers,
post #83 of 578
My friend left a very new Samsung Tv at my house. The TV model is HL-T6756W. The TV had been working great until last night. I powered on but did not show any pictures. After a few minutes, it shuts itself off (red indicator was still on). I tried to unpluged power, and restarted a few times. The problem was still there. Any ideas?
post #84 of 578
In response to the Sony vs Samsung comparison I have the following observations. The XBR2 has excellent noise reduction and geometry, i.e. little or no bowing issues, good colors with a little red push. It was my first choice for a long time. However, the Samsungs have better black levels and constrast ratio. I was surprised when I saw my first Samsung HL-T7288W. The picture was better than what I remembered from the Sony and the best of any microdisplay I have seen so far. However, the problem with the Samsungs is poor geometry. I have seen the HL-T6156W units at Sams Clubs with terrible bowing (pincushion) effects. The 7288 that I saw was not terrible, but it had approx. a 1/4 inch of pincushion on the 4x3 side bars. My current HL-S5078W is very similar. While few microdisplays have perfect geometry, the Samsungs seem to be the worst. I am interested in the HL-T6756 unit from Costco, but this set will require a 500 mile round trip with a rented vehicle so I would be very interested in owner or observer reports on the geometry of the 67 inch unit.
post #85 of 578
Aside from a very slight inward bowing only visible on 4:3 material I do not see any other geometry issues. I have used the test pattern on the THX DVD disks to verify this.
post #86 of 578
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Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post

Aside from a very slight inward bowing only visible on 4:3 material I do not see any other geometry issues. I have used the test pattern on the THX DVD disks to verify this.

Thats good to know as I will have my set in two weeks and my setup will be complete!

Samsung HL-T6756W
Onkyo TX-SR605
Aperion Speakers(7.1):
422-LR (6)
422-C (1)
8" Subwoofer
post #87 of 578
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I saw the HLT67 today. Looked good. I like the styling too.

For owners: is the screen reflective? I have a window opposite where the TV will be and even when I close the shutters, the light still peeks through the slats. Not a problem with a matte CRT RP; big problem with plasma glass. How is the fresnel screen? I don't want to be watching my window all the time

Is the 2yr + 1yr amex warranty confirmed? does it include bulb replacement?

Quatre: so the specialists have said the HLTs don't calobrate as well? That's disappointing b/c I do plan to have it calibrated (at this price, I can afford it Or is that just a worry?

Just spoke to Samsung Support, they will cover the buld for 15 months if you
register and 12 months if you don't register. So, looks like throught Costco
and AMEX card purchase you are at least covered for 3 years from the date of purchase.
post #88 of 578
Quote:
Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I saw the HLT67 today. Looked good. I like the styling too.

For owners: is the screen reflective? I have a window opposite where the TV will be and even when I close the shutters, the light still peeks through the slats. Not a problem with a matte CRT RP; big problem with plasma glass. How is the fresnel screen? I don't want to be watching my window all the time

Is the 2yr + 1yr amex warranty confirmed? does it include bulb replacement?

Quatre: so the specialists have said the HLTs don't calobrate as well? That's disappointing b/c I do plan to have it calibrated (at this price, I can afford it Or is that just a worry?

Anyone answer this as of yet?
post #89 of 578
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Originally Posted by Dan E Laruso View Post

Anyone answer this as of yet?

It has the same screen as the other Samsung DLPs. Go to a local store and judge for yourself. I do not find the screen to be reflective. But any screen including an LCD direct projection could show sme reflections if you have a bright light in front of the screen.
post #90 of 578
Can anyone confirm 120Hz on this TV? And I dont have an AMEX card, but does the costco version still make you pay everything all at once like typical AMEX? or do they allow payments with interest like normal credit cards. The costco website isnt very detailed on it.
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