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post #61 of 94
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Originally Posted by aod View Post

What do you have everything set at?

please, it will be much appreciated.
post #62 of 94
I need MAJOR HELP!!! i got this TV also. and when i hooked my PS3 to it via HDMI it keeps saying "Not Supported"
I NEED HELP. Is the TV defective!!. i tried both HDMI ports & still says "Not Supported" I used Sony's HDMI Cable too. so then I bought another HDMI Cable from Sony & STILL NOTHING! ANY ADVICE!! ***email if u can at myvanshoes@yahoo.com
post #63 of 94
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Originally Posted by edsol View Post

OK, my story.

I purchaced the Element brand 720p LCD TV similar to Polaroid FLM 3202 on Black Friday of 2006 but I have had intermittent problems with this set since April 2007. In October I requested a replacement set from Element and from Polaroid. After much run-around, today, Polaroid the delivered by Fed-Ex the TLX-0321B.

Now I know that my FLM did NOT have a QAM tuner and was unable to pick up HD from basic analog cable (Comcast in SF area), it had a 16ms response time, only 1 HDMI input, and it DID have PIP. I have not gone home yet to set up the TV and test it. But did polaroid give me an upgrade with this newer TV with QAM, 8ms, 2 HDMI and no PIP? if so, should I be happier with this trade?

its not even close. polaroid is 100x better.
post #64 of 94
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Originally Posted by the_new_kid View Post

I need MAJOR HELP!!! i got this TV also. and when i hooked my PS3 to it via HDMI it keeps saying "Not Supported"
I NEED HELP. Is the TV defective!!. i tried both HDMI ports & still says "Not Supported" I used Sony's HDMI Cable too. so then I bought another HDMI Cable from Sony & STILL NOTHING! ANY ADVICE!! ***email if u can at myvanshoes@yahoo.com

hm, no idea. my ps3 is hooked up via hdmi and i had no problems. did you set up your tv correctly?
post #65 of 94
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Originally Posted by Jets Babe View Post

hm, no idea. my ps3 is hooked up via hdmi and i had no problems. did you set up your tv correctly?

Yeah. Everything Is Hooked Up Correctly. Still Doesn't Work
post #66 of 94
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Originally Posted by aod View Post

What do you have everything set at?

Contrast: 44
Brightness: 52
Saturation: 46
Hue: -2
Sharpness: 4

Of course all settings are subjective and things like room lighting can affect your viewing.
post #67 of 94
thnx
post #68 of 94
Hi everyone....... I bought one of these on black friday, and it worked perfectly until about 2 weeks ago.

It's the oddest thing, but it seems to have developed a dark spot/mark on the top edge of the screen I've owned many lcds, and I've never seen anything like this just "develop" without some sort of trauma or damage.

I'm posting a couple pics to get some comments and any help/advice, but I doubt that there will be anything that can really be done to help it at this point beyond some sort of repair. The screen was NOT hit, bumped or damaged in any way, and I *know* that this defect was not present when I bought it. So does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks!




When you look at it at this angle, it almost looks like a shadow is being cast, as you can see "good" pixels up underneath
post #69 of 94
The more I look at it, the more it looks as though there is a gasket or seal that is somehow "falling" or moving down inbetween the glass or behind the glass. Would this be a possible explanation for what's happening here?
post #70 of 94
When I first saw the second picture, that is exactly what I thought. I would think it should be covered by the warranty. Give them a call and see if you can get it replaced.
post #71 of 94
Hello everone,

I got the TV about 2 month.

And just at yesterday when I just testing the DMC4 demo for xbox360, the tv start to lost signal many times and I feel weired so I close the TV unplug the power cable.

This morning, I tried the game again, and the situation happen again.

Besides, the channel control on my remote also not work now.
All the other function is fine, but I can't change channel anymore.
Although I can use number to change it, but it is really a problem.

Please help
post #72 of 94
The DMC4 demo is just a coincidence. I have also downloaded the demo off of Xbox Live and have played it several times without issue.

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Originally Posted by It's a jelly View Post

You can get a splitter for that. I have the same problem. Too many digital audio devices, not enough digital inputs on my receiver. I use optical for my HD DVD player and for my PS2. All you need is 3 optical cables. One from each device to the splitter, then one from the splitter to the audio receiver. Just make sure you only have one device powered on at a time, it won't hurt anything, but your sound will go in and out if they are both on.

Igot my splitter from Radio Shack, I think. I see them on amazon for $2, just search for "optical splitter".

OK ...
So I got my optical splitter and hooked it up and it is not working. The optical cables work great by themselves, but when they run through the splitter, they do not work. It seems like the splitter is hampering the signal and it is not strong enough to make it back to my surround sound system. I am using 3 foot cables. Is the splitter bad or is there some other issue? I really would like to get this working without having to get up and manually selecting a sound source on a switch (How lazy of me).
post #73 of 94
what is the best color and gamma settings.
post #74 of 94
OK ...
So I got my optical splitter and hooked it up and it is not working. The optical cables work great by themselves, but when they run through the splitter, they do not work. It seems like the splitter is hampering the signal and it is not strong enough to make it back to my surround sound system. I am using 3 foot cables. Is the splitter bad or is there some other issue? I really would like to get this working without having to get up and manually selecting a sound source on a switch (How lazy of me).[/quote]


Odd, not sure what the deal is. Works fine for me. I use my optical splitter to combine my HD cable box and my HD DVD player into one optical input on my receiver. I just have to make sure the HD DVD player is powered off when I want to hear the cable box and make sure the cable box is powered of when I want to hear the HD DVD player. I have 3ft cables from the cable box and the HD DVD player to the splitter and a 9ft cable from the splitter to the optical input of the receiver. The 9ft cable is a high end cable, the 3ft cables are just cheap $8 optical skinnies, lol.
post #75 of 94
Anyone come up with some optimal settings for it yet?

I initially found it to have too much of a washed out look on Xbox 360 while playing Halo 3 so in the user menu I changed the brightness to 45 and the sharpness to 5 which seems to have perfected the picture for me.

These same settings also make Wii games look incredible when using component cables (Wii looks fine on the Vivid setting using composite cables) but still I am interested in the optimal settings someone more knowledgeable about this TV could provide me.

Oh yeah and just thought I'd throw in for anyone that may be interested that to make Halo 2 look normal I had to change the brightness all the way down to 39.

I'm putting this out there because it may be necessary for other Xbox 1 titles as well. I don't know though because I haven't tested them with this setting yet and probably won't get around to it because I am too lazy lol.
post #76 of 94
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has posted the pros and cons of this model. I recently purchased one - it arrived thursday the 14th - and so far I am very satisfied with my choice. I am aware of the negatives to watch out for - especially regarding much of the negatives apparently occuring with shipped models - I would have loved to pick one up locally but where I live the nearest store that had one in stock was over 250 miles away and when I called to verify they were actually out of stock.

I wanted a model with multiple connection options including the ability to hook up my computers. I liked what i was reading in the literature but it was the give and take in this specific forum that helped me decide. I also have a three year extended warranty - based on the negatives I have heard - and even though the local store of the company i purchased it from does not carry this model they will accept it if I need to return it - so that was a very big plus as well.

Setting it up was a breeze (I have dish HD) and so far no problems to report. It is just the right size for my place and looks great. I would have really liked to have been able to get it at the price some of you paid back during the big sale, but even at a higher price I consider this model worth it.

All this could change if it starts developing serious problems, but the worst is that I will have to drive a few miles across town to return it as I have time to put it through a test and return it if I so decide.

thanks again to all who have shared their positive experiences - as well as the negative ones. I look forward to learning more over time with all of you.

Happy

P.S. So far the only setting I have adjusted in order to get a better picture is the brightness depending on the time of day.
post #77 of 94
I have a strange question ...
Has anyone experienced the tv "locking up'? I have had a few times when Comcast has had a glitch changing channels and the tv seems to lock up. The picture locks up and the audio remains on the last channel. I can't even turn the tv off. I end up having to remove the power cable and plugging it back in to get it to reset. Just wonder if anyone else is seeing this happen?

post #78 of 94
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Originally Posted by gbalight View Post

Hi everyone....... I bought one of these on black friday, and it worked perfectly until about 2 weeks ago.

It's the oddest thing, but it seems to have developed a dark spot/mark on the top edge of the screen I've owned many lcds, and I've never seen anything like this just "develop" without some sort of trauma or damage.

I'm posting a couple pics to get some comments and any help/advice, but I doubt that there will be anything that can really be done to help it at this point beyond some sort of repair. The screen was NOT hit, bumped or damaged in any way, and I *know* that this defect was not present when I bought it. So does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks!




When you look at it at this angle, it almost looks like a shadow is being cast, as you can see "good" pixels up underneath

this is wierd im having the exact same problem with mine. i can barely notice it so im not gonna take it back until it gets worse.
post #79 of 94
I got an FLM-3232 2 years ago, and now the NTSC tuner won't wake up until 15 mins after I power up, stay blue for that long. Components and RCA input seems fine and turns on right away however.

Just checked the internet about FLM-3232 and FLM-323B massive failure and customer service, I am now freaked out about the reliability of this thing. I didn't bought the extended warranty and when I got the TV 2 years ago (need it, getting married and moved out), it was $1100 or so. Even if I get a replacement now it is gonna cost $500 or so.

Any one experienced similar issue and know which components to replace? I am an engineer so I think I can handle it.
post #80 of 94
I've noticed two patches of black on the top border of my screen. It seems to be a colony of dead pixels or something, has anyone else had this problem?
post #81 of 94
Proview take the set back to the store.. Element Electronics are also made by the same company as these sets. I own one no problem. But you're not suppose to have this issue if you use HDMI, Component, S-Video, RF..
post #82 of 94
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Originally Posted by gbalight View Post

Hi everyone....... I bought one of these on black friday, and it worked perfectly until about 2 weeks ago.

It's the oddest thing, but it seems to have developed a dark spot/mark on the top edge of the screen I've owned many lcds, and I've never seen anything like this just "develop" without some sort of trauma or damage.

I'm posting a couple pics to get some comments and any help/advice, but I doubt that there will be anything that can really be done to help it at this point beyond some sort of repair. The screen was NOT hit, bumped or damaged in any way, and I *know* that this defect was not present when I bought it. So does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks!




When you look at it at this angle, it almost looks like a shadow is being cast, as you can see "good" pixels up underneath

I have this exact issue. I contacted Polaroid and the only option they're giving me is a full refund including tax. I'm a little disappointed at the fact that I need to find and purchase a new TV now. I think they should have replaced it with an equal or better model don't you?
post #83 of 94
Thread Starter 
I agree they should have given you a replacement. Maybe if you call and complain, they will. For the amount of money I spent on this set, it has been nothing short of fantastic. Sure there are going to be those with problems, but I have yet to have one. For the money to features ratio, I don't think they can be beat.
post #84 of 94
I am having another odd issue pop up. At first we thought it was our Comcast connection, but it now seems that the HDMI1 port has gone bad. A few weeks ago the sound cut out and the TV poped up a message that there were no displays to support an HD signal. The signal was downgraded to a 480p SD signal. We have had the cable box replaced and the wiring and splitters checked by Comcast. It worked for a week or two then when I got home from work today, the same thing happened. I forced the cable box to display 1080i by using the format button on the front of the cable box, ut we still had no sound. The cable tech had me plug in RCA for sound and it worked. She suggested that our HDMI cable was bad. We went and bought a new one and there was no change. I tried the HDMI2 port and it is working. Anyone else have an HDMI port go bad?
post #85 of 94
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Originally Posted by bdf24 View Post

I have this exact issue. I contacted Polaroid and the only option they're giving me is a full refund including tax. I'm a little disappointed at the fact that I need to find and purchase a new TV now. I think they should have replaced it with an equal or better model don't you?

I'm having the same issue as well. Called Polaroid and they said I had to email them pictures of the drooping seal/gasket (if that is what this defect is) to start the process for a refund as it is unrepairable.
post #86 of 94
i bought the tv on black friday and im having the same problems and will probably call polaroid tomorrow. do they hassle you very much? and im having a hard time find a wall mount for this tv? where did u guys buy yours??
post #87 of 94
Hey guys, I apologize if this has been discussed before but my HDTV (the Polaroid TLX-03210B) recently just stopped working with my HDMI cable. It's been working fine for 8 months until two days ago when it said "No Signal!" on a blue screen and then it flashed from "No Signal!" to "Not Support!", needless to say I was kinda angry and confused. =/

I know it isn't the HDMI cable because I just went out and bought a new one to try it and it said the exact same thing.

It is connected to a PlayStation 3, if that helps...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
post #88 of 94
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Originally Posted by buckshotwon View Post

Hey guys, I apologize if this has been discussed before but my HDTV (the Polaroid TLX-03210B) recently just stopped working with my HDMI cable. It's been working fine for 8 months until two days ago when it said "No Signal!" on a blue screen and then it flashed from "No Signal!" to "Not Support!", needless to say I was kinda angry and confused. =/

I know it isn't the HDMI cable because I just went out and bought a new one to try it and it said the exact same thing.

It is connected to a PlayStation 3, if that helps...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

You may have resolved this by now, but make sure your PS3 is set to a supported resolution like 720p or 1080i instead of 1080p.
post #89 of 94
My Polaroid TLX-03210B works ok while it is cold. When it has been on for a while, the screen goes black, but I can still hear the sound. If I shut off the TV for a while, the screen comes back on but for a little while. The longer I shut it off, the longer it will stay on when I turn it back on. Any ideas what needs fixing? I have had it to a TV repair man but he said there was nothing wrong with it and still charged me 30.00! Please help!
post #90 of 94
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Originally Posted by dabatman99 View Post

My Polaroid TLX-03210B works ok while it is cold. When it has been on for a while, the screen goes black, but I can still hear the sound. If I shut off the TV for a while, the screen comes back on but for a little while. The longer I shut it off, the longer it will stay on when I turn it back on. Any ideas what needs fixing? I have had it to a TV repair man but he said there was nothing wrong with it and still charged me 30.00! Please help!

I wonder if something could be wrong with your electrical outlet?
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