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Just took delivery of my 52" D-ILA at halftime of the early NFL games today. First off, let me say that I really like the picture on this TV. I watched serveral NFL games OTA-HD and on ST-HD and it was incredible. The World Series game was equally impressive.


However, there I am having 3 issues with the set:


1) There is a single stuck blue pixel on the right side of the TV.


2) I briefly fooled around with the THX optimizer using the Aladdin DVD - My TV appears to be exibiting the much talked about CA issue with the green/purple misalignment.


3) Most disturbing to me is that I cannot seem to get the HDMI port working. I have tried 2 different DVI ->HDMI cables without success and have tried them from 2 different devices - my Motorola HD Cable box and my Sony HD DirecTV/OTA receiver. Both of these sources display a great picture over components, but I get no picture through the HDMI port... Am I missing something here? Do I need to "activate" the HDMI or DVI ports on the TV or cable/satelite boxes before it will accept/pass a signal? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


Based on these issues, should I send this unit back for a replacement or contact JVC for service? I purchased locally from BB so I would not expect an exchange to be difficult if this is the recommended move.


FYI - The manufacture date on this TV is June, 2004.
 

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If you are not happy, take it back immediately and ask for a replacement or a refund. For one thing, BB are very good about this sort of thing and this is what they would expect you to do. Also remember that the D-ILA sets are known to have inconsistent quality, and if you've got a lemon you would do well to be rid of it asap.
 

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Are you sure that the DVI output on your Moto has been activated? Some providers still haven't pushed the necessary firmware upgrades that enablre the DVI functions of the 6200 STB.
 

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Regarding the switch on the back of the D* box, I did flip it over to the DVI. As far as the Moto box, I assume that it is activataed in my area (Montgomery county, PA - outside Phialdelphia - Comcast) as the guy at the local BB immediately reccomended the DVI/HDMI cable for my cable connection when I told him I already had Comcast HD in my house... I would need to check with Comcast directly to be sure.


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I received my 61" on Friday. All I can say is WOW!. The HD picture is great. I have not tried the HDMI connection yet. I am waiting for my providers new HD receiver/dvr which comes out today. The component connection is great in itself. I have not experienced any dead pixels or green/purple edges as I did see on the 52" at BB. Maybe I am just lucky so far. I did not do any specific calibration with Avia or any other set-up DVDs yet. The non digital channels are not great. The digital ones are good and the HD channels are phenominal!
 

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The solution for the HDMI port is simple. Change the audio for the HDMI port from digital to analog. I had the same problem, and that was the fix. It's in the setup menu somewhere. I think this will be required for anyone using an HDMI to DVI cable with the JVC tv.
 

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The solution for the HDMI port is simple. Change the audio for the HDMI port from digital to analog. I had the same problem, and that was the fix. It's in the setup menu somewhere. I think this will be required for anyone using an HDMI to DVI cable with the JVC tv.
I think Jhav is having problems getting a picture from the HDMI port. I received my 52" set on Thursday and have it connected to a Rogers SA 3250 HD box through a DVI to HDMI cable and the high def picture is awsome. I really enjoyed watching the first two world series games on the set.


I haven't bought either the Avia or the new VE disc and I am trying to tweak the adjustments using the old VE disc. I have found that the colour and tint adjustments are spot on. However, I am having trouble with the picture and detail adjustments as the set does not seem to bloom or create jagged edges until the sharpness is turned way up. Are the HD AVia and DE discs easier to us.


I would appreciate any input.


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I think Jhav is having problems getting a picture from the HDMI port. I received my 52" set on Thursday and have it connected to a Rogers SA 3250 HD box through a DVI to HDMI cable and the high def picture is awsome. I really enjoyed watching the first two world series games on the set.


I haven't bought either the Avia or the new VE disc and I am trying to tweak the adjustments using the old VE disc. I have found that the colour and tint adjustments are spot on. However, I am having trouble with the picture and detail adjustments as the set does not seem to bloom or create jagged edges until the sharpness is turned way up. Are the HD AVia and DE discs easier to us.


I would appreciate any input.


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Most people here seem to like the Avia disc from what I've been reading.
 

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I have the 61" Dila for about a month. I am having the same problem with the HDMI port unable to display a picture from the DVI out from the Samsung SIR-T165. I set the switch on the back of the Samsung to DVI out, but no picture on the JVC. When I turn it on, the TV flashes a couple of times, but cannot acquire a signal. I am not sure if it's the TV or the STB. I am in the process of trying to get another DVI source to try it out.
 

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Thanks for the replies - I actually set the audio switch to analog as mentioned above, but still no picture through HDMI... for what it's worth, I can hear the audio when I select the HDMI input.


The screen does flicker when I change the output format on my D* STB (480i, 480p, 720p, etc), but a picture is never resolved on the screen.


Guess I'm gonna need an exchange.
 

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I called JVC and spoke to somebody in customer support. They took my information and are going to have a "product specialist" contact me directly sometime tomorrow.


Question for other DILA owners -- is there a "manufactured after" date that I should be looking for if/when I take delivery of a replacement TV? The issues of CA and greenish-black areas are not new - does anybody know if these issues been corrected in some of the more recent product runs?


Also, if I were to be faced with the decision to either request an exchange through BB or to have JVC service/replace the TV directly, which method do you think would lead to my gratest satisfaction?


Thanks again for everybody's input. BTW - I purchased the 61" version for my father that is scheduled to be delivered on Friday - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that his does not have similar issues.
 

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I got my set last week and it has an August 2004 manufacturing date on it. The serial number is 13982561 (I do not know if they have separate serial number runs for Canada because they have to meet CSA ratings rather than UL ones). I have only had the TV a week and I do not have a problem with my HDMI input.


Given some of the other problems that have been mentioned with these sets, if this is your only complaint about the set, then I would get it repaired by JVC.


Good luck.
 

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JHAV,


JVC has a fix for the HDMI problem, the following is a quote from their Customer Support FAQ website:


"There might be a compatibility issue when using certain HDMI equipped sources. To remedy this situation, a relatively simple update to the HDILA TV set is available. As the update requires installation of a component, it is highly recommended that the update be performed only by a qualified professional from a JVC authorized service center. To obtain the name of your nearest JVC HDILA authorized service center, please call (800) 252-5722 or click on the Service Center Locator tab."


My DILA has a manufacture date of August 2004 and I haven't had any problems. From what I've read about this TV, most of the problems seem to be with the units manufactured in June. If it were me, I'd exchange it for another unit and make sure it was manufactured in August.


Good Luck.
 
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