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post #121 of 198
Saw the 32" Dynex in BB yesterday while roaming around looking for things to waste
money on... could see the backlight bleed in the corner even with the TV sitting on the
base of the bottom shelf kind of pointed up towards the halogen lights. That doesn't
bode well for a dark room or probably even normal household lighting.
post #122 of 198
hmmmm, I don't have that problem with the Television, I must say, I owned the Insignia 32' before the Dynex, but I moved to Dynex because the Insignia broke 2 times and I went with Dynex, couldn't be worse.

It turned out to be the best choice, I would of course love a Sony, however, this television has been worth every penny.
post #123 of 198
Next year OTA will be all digital. But what's going on with cable and Satellite? Is digital required by Feb 2009 as well? If so, the PQ will definitely improve. But who knows the deal about it?
post #124 of 198
I hooked mine to my comp with a DVI-HMDI conversion cable. I set the rez to 720p HD and it looked pretty good. Not near as good as my 22" widescreen LCD, but pretty good.
post #125 of 198
Sid, the pixel density of your 22 in LCD is much higher, so it should also look better.
post #126 of 198
hey guys/gals I just picked up the 37", it was on sale for $650 plus I had a meijer coupon for 30% off a single item today only...Best Buy honors competitor coupons,. so I got it for like $480....got it home and I have a red dot, I guess a pixel in the middle of the screen, should I exchange the tv???
post #127 of 198
jsnone1, if you are going to return it, you better hurry as they are now advertised as 'clearance' and 'no rain check'.
I never received any warranty documentation at checkout so I called BB and requested it. I was mailed was a single page of white paper that reads "REPLACEMENT FOR LOST PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE OR PERFORMANCE SERVICE PLAN" It then lists my name, the Dynex model and SKU, as well as the SKU of the PSP plan. It has no date, price or serial number. It pretty pathetic. Thankfully, the receipt has the date of expiration after the price of the "PSP". It's best to download the terms from the website, while they are still there.
Did anyone else get something from the store, like a brochure or something?
post #128 of 198
well I went ahead and exchanged it, had them hook the new one up while I was there and it too had a dead pixel in the btm left corner, so the third one is good!!!
post #129 of 198
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Originally Posted by jsnone1 View Post

well I went ahead and exchanged it, had them hook the new one up while I was there and it too had a dead pixel in the btm left corner, so the third one is good!!!

Did you buy the warranty? If so, did they give you any paperwork?
post #130 of 198
nah, I didnt get the warranty..this is goin in my game room, wont be watched that much. Plus I figure by the time it goes out I should be able to get one for around $300, only paid $480 for this one
post #131 of 198
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Originally Posted by jsnone1 View Post

nah, I didnt get the warranty..this is goin in my game room, wont be watched that much. Plus I figure by the time it goes out I should be able to get one for around $300, only paid $480 for this one

The 4 yr warranty was $59.99, so it guarantees a TV for 4 yrs. I'm pretty sure that you can still buy it.
post #132 of 198
Sorry to dredge up an old thread but this seemed to be the best thread for it.

Has anyone heard anything about the new Dynex 42" 1080p LCD from Best Buy? It's 100 bucks cheaper than the Vizio 42" 1080p LCD from Walmart, and if you get it with a coupon (12% sometimes) it could be very cheap. I saw one and it looked allright in the store, I'm thinking about getting this one.
post #133 of 198
I haven't been looking lately. Sorry. I have numerous horror stories about the Vizio P50 line, which may be limited to the HDM and HDTV, so be careful with Vizio.
post #134 of 198
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Originally Posted by virmagnus View Post

Sorry to dredge up an old thread but this seemed to be the best thread for it.

Has anyone heard anything about the new Dynex 42" 1080p LCD from Best Buy? It's 100 bucks cheaper than the Vizio 42" 1080p LCD from Walmart, and if you get it with a coupon (12% sometimes) it could be very cheap. I saw one and it looked allright in the store, I'm thinking about getting this one.

I'm interested as well condisering this TV at its Current price is still under $900 even after tacking on a 4 year preformance plan.

Use will be PS3/Xbox 360 games, Bluray and mainly HD sports
post #135 of 198
Ok so i bought this in Feb. 2007 from BB. worked great until today 07/14/2008. I turned it on and now I have like 50 verticle lines coming down from the top. BB is sending out a tech to look at it since it is still under warranty. I watched it alot and am glad it broke during the warranty period. Im not sure if this was such a great deal.
post #136 of 198
I wouldn't be so hard on the Dynex, look around this forum, I dont think there isn't one manufacturer that doesn't have multiple threads about some problems Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, everyone.

It happens, it's under warranty so I wouldn't sweat it.
post #137 of 198
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Originally Posted by superbowl32 View Post

Ok so i bought this in Feb. 2007 from BB. worked great until today 07/14/2008. I turned it on and now I have like 50 verticle lines coming down from the top. BB is sending out a tech to look at it since it is still under warranty. I watched it alot and am glad it broke during the warranty period. Im not sure if this was such a great deal.

Originally Posted by boswd
I wouldn't be so hard on the Dynex, look around this forum, I dont think there isn't one manufacturer that doesn't have multiple threads about some problems Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, everyone.

It happens, it's under warranty so I wouldn't sweat it.

This is why you read me preaching about getting an extended warranty on these TV's, PDP's and LCD's. BB will probably still sell you the warranty since it has not expired yet. I use mine very little as it is in the bedroom, so I'm glad you warned us and I'm glad I got the 4 yr warranty. If they don't sell these anymore, you could call customer service or whomever you called about getting warranty service. Why take the risk of wasting your cash when you can have it guaranteed for 4 yrs?
post #138 of 198
so the geek squad showed up today and said the tv was a lemon. "Lcd panel delamiated from top of the screen down multiple lines". They said I get a new one. I dont usually buy the extended warranties but i think with Dynex im going to. I had this TV running alot for 8 months - glad i wore it out before the 1 year warranty.
post #139 of 198
Ok, so i got my new TV a DYNEX DX-LCD32-09. It has alot of new features on it - all of the conections are on the side and not the bottom. The problem is this: ALL of the new Dynex TV's do not come with a QAM tuner. If you have comcast cable you do not need to pay $7 a month for a cable box in order to get broadcast HDTV if you have a QAM tuner. I have found out that somehow the cable companies have persuaded most manufactures not to put in QAM tuners in the TV's so we have to pay for a cable box. What a scam. BB will not give me a similar TV with a QAM tuner because only the more expensive ones have it. I'm going to contact their registered agent about this matter.
post #140 of 198
Im wondering if i am being affected by the same issue superbowl32... i've had mine for about a month, pretty sure its the same model. Im in south texas, i pick up espn, espn2, tnt, abc, cbs, hd theatre all in hd, but i can't pick up the local fox and nbc in hd, plus 2 others. My dad has an insignia hd in his room and doing a channel search he picks up all the channels that i don't. When i do a channel scan it will get to ch 126 with the progress bar showing little more to go and it gives out, like thats as far as its gonna scan. I've done multiple scans using different settings and one scanned past ch 126 but didn't pick up anything past ch. 78 which the others do. So does anyone have any suggestions as to what i can do or am i gonna have to give in and purchase a cable box?
post #141 of 198
As per BB's website...
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Built-In HDTV Tuner: Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.

Wazzaa01, I live in Mission and the only channels I got were CBS and FOX (and some in Spanish), OTA, on my 32" Dynex...and on a 32" from Dell the same thing, but haven't tried with cable or dish yet...will be picking up the 42" even when I don't have a 10% coupon, but do have a $300 gift card...and hopefully when Iron Man is released I can save enough to buy a blu-ray player...
post #142 of 198
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Originally Posted by superbowl32 View Post

Ok, so i got my new TV a DYNEX DX-LCD32-09. It has alot of new features on it - all of the conections are on the side and not the bottom. The problem is this: ALL of the new Dynex TV's do not come with a QAM tuner. If you have comcast cable you do not need to pay $7 a month for a cable box in order to get broadcast HDTV if you have a QAM tuner. I have found out that somehow the cable companies have persuaded most manufactures not to put in QAM tuners in the TV's so we have to pay for a cable box. What a scam. BB will not give me a similar TV with a QAM tuner because only the more expensive ones have it. I'm going to contact their registered agent about this matter.

I just got this TV also and ran a channel scan with my comcast cable hooked up and got a load of SD and HD channels. I'm thinking this thing has a QAM tuner...

Similar to this Olevia thread, the QAM tuner must be unsupported but works!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=854932
post #143 of 198
One thing to look out for in the 32" Dynex and Insignia televisions is this white noise that is around all the sharp edges. The easiest place to spot it is at the edges of the panel, but it is very apparent in the picture as well. I had one for a few hours because I thought it would be a good deal for half a grand with a four year warranty, but it just wasn't worth it for me. I think it might be because of some extreme edge enhancement in the video processing, but it could be some kind of cheap panel problem as well. I'm pretty sure it's pretty widespread as well because after I took the TV back I went to check the LCD's on display and both the 32" Dynex and Insignia televisions have the problem. Hopefully it's just a video processor problem and the Best Buy people can just adjust it in the service menu, because I haven't seen any way to adjust edge enhancement in any of the menus.
post #144 of 198
Picked up a Dynex 19" HDTV from Best Buy for casual in my home office/computer room 'cause it was cheap at $230...

Haven't tried any of the various inputs (HDMI, component video, etc), but the picture and reception appear to be just fine...

The only downside I've noticed is that it has very limited station info and guide features... In fact there is no guide at all, just brief info on each digital station, which is pretty lame... My Insginia DTV box provides me with more info than this TV.

All in all for what I use it for, it's a perfectly acceptable HDTV.
post #145 of 198
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Originally Posted by superbowl32 View Post

Ok, so i got my new TV a DYNEX DX-LCD32-09. It has alot of new features on it - all of the conections are on the side and not the bottom. The problem is this: ALL of the new Dynex TV's do not come with a QAM tuner.

Maybe I don't have a real grasp on what a QAM tuner is, but I bought this TV for my girlfriend's b-day, and I went to her home the other day to see if she could plug in her Comcast cable directly into the TV and get HD channels (b-day's not til the 15th). I was able to get the OTA channels in HD (well, they were listed as sub-channels, there wasn't any HD programming on at that time of day), so I assumed it did indeed have a QAM tuner built in. Am I wrong on this? She'll probably get DishNetwork HD soon, but until then, I'd like her to be able to watch at least the OTA channels in HD.
post #146 of 198
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Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post

Maybe I don't have a real grasp on what a QAM tuner is, but I bought this TV for my girlfriend's b-day, and I went to her home the other day to see if she could plug in her Comcast cable directly into the TV and get HD channels (b-day's not til the 15th). I was able to get the OTA channels in HD (well, they were listed as sub-channels, there wasn't any HD programming on at that time of day), so I assumed it did indeed have a QAM tuner built in. Am I wrong on this? She'll probably get DishNetwork HD soon, but until then, I'd like her to be able to watch at least the OTA channels in HD.

I think by OTA you mean that your comcast cable carries some local HD channels that the TV was able to process. I've learned that cable companies convert the OTA HD signal to QAM format and a TV is required to have a QAM tuner to display those HD channels. I think you have found, as did I that this TV has a QAM tuner.
post #147 of 198
First, how do you adjust the backlight on the 32" model?

Second, am I correct in assuming I wont be able watch any of the HD channels picked up by the QAM unless I have specifically an HD box from my cable company ?
post #148 of 198
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Originally Posted by JKersteJr View Post

First, how do you adjust the backlight on the 32" model?

Second, am I correct in assuming I wont be able watch any of the HD channels picked up by the QAM unless I have specifically an HD box from my cable company ?

The answer to your second question is no, you are not correct. I have the 32" in my bedroom hooked directly to the cable outlet on the wall (Comcast). I get all the local channels in HD; Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, and a few other randoms.

I don't get all the channels that my main TV gets using the Comcast HD box, but for the bedroom this TV with no box is very nice.
post #149 of 198
I've spent a little time with this TV, trying to get a little experience for when the gf calls me for tech support (b-day gift for her). Overall, for the price I paid at BB, it's a nice TV. This isn't meant to be a review, just a few first impressions, since there's not a lot out there for this TV.

There is a tiny amount of backlight bleed in the lower corners, and if you're sensitive to that sort of thing, it might drive you nuts. I never really noticed it unless the screen was completely black down there. I'm positive she won't notice or care. The TV itself looks nice, I don't think it looks cheap at all. It's not as stylized as a Sony or Samsung, but if it wasn't for the giant DYNEX logo across the lower bezel, you wouldn't know it was a sub-$500 32" LCD. Lifting it on and off of a TV stand several times, I've noticed the build is sturdy, no creaking or loose fits.

PQ is very nice, but doesn't blow me away. The blacks could be deeper, and it could be my imagination, but there seems to be a slight green tint with the factory settings. Skintones were also a little red. I dialed the color down a bit, and it seemed to help. But after some adjusting, it really does produce a good picture. I was pleasantly surprised.

The speakers are crap. AM-radio quality crap, and not very loud. It may look a bit ugly, but if you can swing it, attach a pair of decent speakers. This is the one thing that reminds you that it's a cheap off-brand TV. Ok, the ugly, chintzy remote is also a reminder

Also, a weird quirk -- there is no audio input if you're using a DVI-HDMI cable. I mean, I can understand why, HDMI is supposed to carry an audio signal. But my Samsung LCD has a set of RCA inputs that channels sound to the HDMI input. I just assumed it was standard, but I guess not.

I did notice a little image retention when I first fired it up. I popped in the SD movie "Control," which is in B&W, and scene changes resulted in part of the image sticking around for a while. I haven't seen it since, or maybe it just hasn't been as pronounced. Maybe it was the B&W aspect. Who knows?

I bought the 4 year extended warranty on this because it was pretty cheap (I think I paid $50). I normally don't spring for them, but since it's not my TV, I felt obligated, and the price was right. I guess we'll find out just how good BB's warranty is when it's time to use it.

So after logging about 4 hours with the TV, running Blu-ray and DirecTV through it, I can recommend that if you find this on sale for $450 or less, go for it. With a reward zone discount, I paid $420 for mine (not including warranty), and I'm happy with the purchase.
post #150 of 198
I picked up the 32" in February, as my first LCD. I have to say, this thing does me fairly well. Is it as nice as the much more expensive ones? Nope. But it plays well, with the Upconert DVD player on HDMI, and the 360 on component. I had Charter HD with a Moto box on HDMI, but when we moved we wound up with a bad line in our area, and they won't fix it. No HD, flaky internet, no deal!

The TV sees pretty much constant use. Literally, I think it has been on almost 24/7 since we got it. Before I moved it, my 2 yo had managed to draw on the screen with pen and crayon, and get milk all over the front of it. Cleaned it up each time, and it still looks and works great! This thing is solid!

So, love the 32", looking at the larger Dynex LCD's now, since I want a bigger screen, and they are in our price range. No $2000+ tv's until the kids are older, too expensive to replace!
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