I think its time for an owner thread, sorry but this is starting to rub me the wrong way. The same questions are getting asked every 2 or 3 pages.
Originally Posted by bruce73
As for upgrading the AVR: good Lord, I just got this Yamaha RX-V2600 a year ago. It just never ends. LOL
Well, actually if you bought a receiver a year ago, you should have gone in with eyes wide open you were missing HDMI switching. Of course, its only been in the last year or so that the price on HDMI switching on receivers has left the early-adopter rip-off stage. . . I've got a complicated setup, and I get by just fine with a newer Pioneer receiver without HDMI switching. I use an external digital audio switcher, but if I had a less complicated setup, I could get by without that.
Originally Posted by RandomHajile
Wood is a porous material.
What on earth makes you think there is an ounce of wood in these TVs?
Originally Posted by xbr4pixels
Good luck all the 750 i saw and had bow and almost all had tilt off.And if your use to the bulb sets the led will or at least for me even after tweaks etc look dark and not as good as bulbs.
Any Samsung DLP I've ever seen is a crap shoot on geometry issues. I'm not sure where all this type of speculation 650 vs. 750, this year vs. last year on geometry is coming from. . .
Originally Posted by Turbolader
Now that I think about it, there is another possibility that could explain wide variation in black levels I've seen. Perhaps some A750's do have DC4, and some have DC3, based on some stock pile of inventory Samsung is burning through (and assuming DC4 is a direct drop-in replacement for DC3, requiring no FW change at all). That could be why there were early reports from TI that *all* 2008 Samsung would have DC4, and why Samsung has been tight lipped about it since.
I hope this is FUD. I am going to be pissed if I find out they change chips in the same model. That would be pretty ridiculous.
Originally Posted by bsoko2
I was informed by my local calibration specialist at Desco Audio here in Olympia that you can't do a ISF calibration (gray scale) on the new LED Sammies and that the best that he could do was simply to adjust the color controls in the menu.
Well I've got an ISF certified tech wanting to calibrate mine. Samsungs are notoriously easy to get along with for ISF calibration. I think this is bunk, especially if he singled out "LED". The menus on bulb and LED should be basically the same.
EDIT: I kind of mis-spoke on the "notoriously easy" part. I'm told you can generally get good support from Samsung if you are an ISF certified tech. Doesn't mean they are actually easy to calibrate, I'm not qualified to make that statement.
Originally Posted by wopino
I would have to agree with this statement because I just got my replacement set last tuesday and on the same movie setting as on my old HLT 5687S it replaced, the blacks are WAY blacker than before. I never use DNIe so that is always off and never use any black adjustment or dynamic contrast, the blacks are just completely more black on this set. I was even watching tv last night with all the lights out and the LED output was on "low" and when the screen would go blank it would be black, no noticeable hot spot at all. On my old HLT5687S when the screen would go blank with the lights out the tv would light up the room pretty significantly. I don't know if my set has DC4 or not but i know that the blacks on this set are noticeably more black and inkier than my HLT set was with the same setting values plugged in.
Ok, are you forgetting that it is a whole newer generation of LED from Phatlight? I think people keep discounting the difference this would make.
Originally Posted by warpgee
Is it possible that Samsung has been refining their manufacturing processes? Maybe the A650's and A750's that are on the market today are of better quality that the ones put out in the first week or so?
Well, then they've been refining since 2002 because the same variations happened since then and it didn't matter if it was when it came out or at the end of the year.
Originally Posted by jhferry
So I am having a continuing problem with Samsung support. I had a tech out who told me my HL61A650 was physically warped. Including the foot of the TV. So Samsung tells my tech they want him to go out and take pictures. I talked to him yesterday and he said he was trying to get in touch with a regional supervisor to talk too since pics would be hard to ship what he is saying.
I mean cmon Samsung, you know there are issues with the last 2 generation of DLP's and If the Tech is telling you he has seen the TV is physically damaged then why are you going to dispute him and piss off the customer by making him wait.
Why even bother with techs if you arent going to believe them?
I know you're just venting, but I have to say I told you so. If you deal with Samsung long enough, you'll probably get a resolution. If you had no stomach or patience for that, the money you saved from Buy.com is not going to be worth it in the long run. Again, I love Buy.com, but buying a DLP from them is not something I would seriously consider.
Originally Posted by Mookeylama
thanks but i'd already seen that. guess what i meant ask is, is the stuff in that link the extent right now for 3D usage? battery powered glasses and a PC disc? is there any real plans for to implement 3D in the future or is it (for the most part) a gimmick?
3D has had numerous false starts over the years. Look at what nVidia has done messing up their 3D support. Just buy the TV for the TV, hope the 3D connection is as future proof as Samsung wants you to believe, and if they really come out with 3D BluRay and enough 3D content, you can invest then. I know it is a Chicken and Egg thing, but the 3D game support from DDD doesn't impress me. The list is way too small. And yes there have been 3D BluRay players announced. I don't doubt they'll come out, but I don't trust the studios to not screw up the content support.