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Updated: 2008-05-16 15:55:29 (4895)
Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Can anyone help me with my V-sync problem?

Thanks!

Baksartha

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by KoRn
Each tv has unique settings from the factory. Nobody has the same settings. Basically your sol. Never venture into the sm without knowing what your doing. And its especially important before changing anything in there. Take pics of the settings or right them down.
yes i know each tv has its own settings but i was hoping some one with the same model could give me their settings as reference at least a base to start from something is better than nothing or at least if anyone know the definitions of each category

megulito

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Hi Guys:

Noob here - I cruised through most of the posting on this regarding my 30" slimfit and it seems this problem I'm having is unique, at least in it's severity.

I have a horrible hourglass - funhouse mirror type - going on; just happened this a.m. - t.v. was fine and then "poof" hourglass - owned the t.v. since late October of last year with zero problems, actually have loved the t.v.

See flickr image posting to see severtiy - any suggestions:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7355065@N04/1391436293/

MrGump

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrGump
Hi Guys:

Noob here - I cruised through most of the posting on this regarding my 30" slimfit and it seems this problem I'm having is unique, at least in it's severity.

I have a horrible hourglass - funhouse mirror type - going on; just happened this a.m. - t.v. was fine and then "poof" hourglass - owned the t.v. since late October of last year with zero problems, actually have loved the t.v.

See flickr image posting to see severtiy - any suggestions:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7355065@N04/1391436293/
Looks to me like a vertical control circuit blew out. That's much worse than a simple misadjustment.

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

This 3092 has an ATSC tuner correct? Shouldn't my OTA scanning for channels pull up the HD channels in my area and negate my need for an antenna?

TzuDohNihm

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm
This 3092 has an ATSC tuner correct? Shouldn't my OTA scanning for channels pull up the HD channels in my area and negate my need for an antenna?
No... It having an ATSC tuner just means that you can just hook up an antenna and be on your way. Otherwise, you'd need an external ATSC tuner and an antenna. If you have basic cable, you might want to connect it to the TV and scan for HD channels... My cable company by default broadcasts local HD even though they don't advertise that fact and claim you need to upgrade your package if you call in to inquire about local HD (that is currently the only reason I still have basic cable... One of my satellite receivers won't display local HD). I use Cablevision, by the way.

aeternus_a

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Just an update.

I've been "approved" for a "new" replacement TV. They said that this time it would be a non-refurbished unit. They are sending a 3092 this time.

14-21 business days

BLiTzNicK

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Long time reader, first time poster.

I recently purchased a samsung slimfit TXT3093 from Sears. I know I wanted crt over lcd due to the fact that there is no motion blur while gaming, and blacks are much richer.

Anyways, I've had it for about 1 week now, and I just noticed on the left side of the screen, about 1 inch from the side, there is a vertical line that is a shade or two darker from the rest (2-4 pixels wide about). I know the tv is made of these lines, but this one is highly noticeable no matter what setting it is on and on every color, but mostly lighter colors, especially blues and white. I've tried all the settings, dynamic-standard-and movie, with variations of color, brightness, and contrast on all, but it is always noticable. Is there anyway to fix this?

On a side note, it also gives off a large amount of static discharge when turned on like I read about in this forum. But that seems pretty common...I have noticed too, when I turn the tv on, only on that left side where the problem is I see a flash of light come from that area, but no where else...
And now most recently I've started to hear that high pitched hum, but it usually goes away after a few seconds, or after I turn it off and back on. Other then that, the geometry is pretty spot-on and overall picture is great.

I'de hate to have to exchange it since it is very heavy and it's been a nightmare trying to find a good tv, and I'm afraid i could be stuck with a worse problem. But that vertical line discoloration is driving me nuts...

Has anyone else had a similar problem like this? I know how to access the service menu, could it be fixed through that, or even a calibration dvd? I just bought avia and it should be here soon.
I'd greatly apprectiate any input on this.

Thank you in advance!

c-breeze

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by errol411
Hi, I've had my TX-T3093WH for about three weeks now and it's been great until recently. This has been happening for over the last few days: after watching for around three hours it automatically ALMOST shuts off real quick then back to normal, like there's some power surge of something. It clicks and the screen doesn't go totally black, it just fades for a split second. Every time this occurs am watching a DVD but I haven't noticed it while watching regular tv/cable. Anyone know what might be causing this?
Ok, this is not just an occurrence while watching dvds. It happens after watching the tv for around three hours. It just shuts off and on real quick. I felt it and it was kind of hot, maybe it's overheating or something? I also realized that my 30 days are way past so I can't return it. Luckily I have the service plan, hopefully it's a simple fix....

errol411

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Got Samsung to swap out my defective 3092 for a 3093. I go in to set it up and it will NOT save my calibration / picture settings... it only gives me 3 default factory settings. I can change the settings, but everytime I turn off the TV and turn it back on, it defaults back to "Dynamic" and earases my calibrated settings.

I am stunned.

Tell me please I am doing something wrong! The 3092 had a "custom" setting, but the 3092 does not???? This is terrible if true.

I would appreciate ANY help!

Thank you!!!

Blackbelt Jones

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

OK... thanks to old posts thread, I learned it was in "Store Mode." I love this forum!

I had to go in to the service menu (Mute, 1, 8, 2, Power) to turn it off.

Amazing that they send sets out like this.

On the plus side, the set, so far, looks amazing. A huge improvement over the 3082 (I had tube problems); the geometry is almost perfect (!), and the deflection settings were spot on out of the factory. I can't belive it after my last set... really a HUGE improvement.

When these sets work, they look amazing (I'll give them that). I wouldn't buy one again with all problems I had dealing with Samsung, but now that I am through it, I am simply amazed how good the picture can be... the blacks and colors beat my LCD to hell. I just wish they wern't so prone to problems.

Blackbelt Jones

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I was happy with my TX-R3079WH TV until it died. As others have said, it worked one night, and the next morning it would not turn on. Still won't turn on. I was just wondering if anyone with this problem has gotten it fixed and costs associated with the repair. As HDTV prices have fallen, I am pretty sure that costs to repair my TV would be equivalent to or just under the cost of purchasing a new flat panel television (obviously I am not buying another samsung). Thanks in advance for any help.

DJBS77

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

My newest replacement, a 3092 is on it's way, and looks to be about 2-3 business days away from me. I hope they get it right this time. They should, since this one is a new one, not a refurb.

BLiTzNicK

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJBS77
I was happy with my TX-R3079WH TV until it died. As others have said, it worked one night, and the next morning it would not turn on. Still won't turn on. I was just wondering if anyone with this problem has gotten it fixed and costs associated with the repair. As HDTV prices have fallen, I am pretty sure that costs to repair my TV would be equivalent to or just under the cost of purchasing a new flat panel television (obviously I am not buying another samsung). Thanks in advance for any help.
I wouldn't rule out other Samsung products. The Slimfit isn't indicative of their overall product quality. Most Samsung flat panel and older CRT owners are pretty satisfied.

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I am looking into a Slimfit 3092 or 3093, but I was wondering if the owners can answer some questions:

1. I have been told that the TV only display in 1080i mode. How does SD TV look on the TV, does it look better than a LCD television?

2. How reliable is the 3092 and 3093?

paulsiu

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLiTzNicK
My newest replacement, a 3092 is on it's way, and looks to be about 2-3 business days away from me. I hope they get it right this time. They should, since this one is a new one, not a refurb.
I thought the same thing. I had a 3082 and just got a 3093 and Its really bad out of focus on the left and right and also right in the middle is starts sloping to the left and the picture prob drops about an inch from the edge and the middle of the set. Plus I have really bad overscan on left right and bottom. top seems to be fine though

Flexia

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

For any of the 'Should I buy this TV?' people out there, my answer would be a resounding 'no'! I considered myself a diehard CRT proponent, but the SlimFits - the 3093 in particular - drove me to my first LCD purchase. I'm not going to get into specifics in terms of the issues I had with the two 3093's I went through, they are well documented throughout this thread and I experienced all of them between the two sets. I went with the Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR4, which blows away any TV I've used or seen in the past (including the Sony KD-34XBR970, which I also own... Never bothered to check out the Pioneer PRO-110FD - sounds amazing, but $6,000.00... Good lord!) I had no intention of spending the kind of money I spent on the Sony, but the 3093 was extremely disappointing (not to mention still far too heavy to be lugging back and forth from the store to the third floor of my house - I think I strained my entire left side dragging televisions around the last two weeks... Heh). I thought that my experience might be helpful to anyone reluctant to make the flat panel plunge - I felt like I was at least two years away, initially.

aeternus_a

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Aeternus, could you be a bit more specific on why? Your post mentioned being unable to fix a "Tilt".

paulsiu

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulsiu
Aeternus, could you be a bit more specific on why? Your post mentioned being unable to fix a "Tilt".
I guess I was hoping to avoid it, but that wouldn't be very helpful... The most irritating issue with the first TV was the tilt. After making whatever adjustments I could there was still noticeable tilt that I simply couldn't do anything about on my own - that's extremely frustrating when you're dealing with a new TV. Correctable issues, however painstaking the process to correct them is, are fine by me - I'm willing to spend the time. But having scrolling tickers on the bottom of the screen dive down to the left will drive you mad after a while. And, of course, once you're aware you tend to notice it with every image displayed. Overscan was horrible. Bowing on all four sides. Geometry was so poor that part of the overlay grid in the service menu was missing and irrecoverable - shrinking the image did not show the missing part, which I'd never experienced before. There was essentially a hole in the right-middle of the screen. The corners all tapered off and no amount of tweaking seemed to fix them. The image had to be overscanned quite a bit just to make it watchable. Then, or course, the tilt was made that much worse and more noticeable.

The second TV actually had flawless geometry - shocking, I know. But all four corners of the image were overly bright and too distracting to ignore. Also, and I believe I read about this in this thread, the screen flashed brightly at the sides and had some static/exaggerated fuzz thing going on each time you turned the TV on and off, which was not at all an issue with the first set. Basically, it seemed to struggle badly when it was turned on and off. If I had been willing to live with those issues (I did get the four year warranty), they were made moot by the fact that the TV was used and the imbecile who had it before me used some kind of industrial cleaner on the screen, which left a residue that wouldn't quit and noticeable scratches. That brings me to the main issue with large CRT's in general - just how many times are you willing to lug a massive TV back and forth from the store? Not being able to live with certain flaws is one thing (you can chalk that up to your being so demanding) but when Worst Buy - or is it Best Lie? - sells you a used TV you still have to return it just the same. On a side note, how depressing are large retail chains these days? I asked to see a manager about the fact that I was sold a used TV and I'm completely convinced that he could not have cared any less than he did. I wasn't angry or looking for him to do anything for me (I wasn't getting another TV); I just thought he might want to know and that he might be surprised by what happened - I was wrong on both counts.

I hope that helps. I figured no one wanted to read a post this long and left out the details in the first one.

aeternus_a

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle101st
I recorded the flicker on video lol. He came out and it did not happen but he opened it up, banged around in there, and left. It happened again later that night so I recorded it. The repair guy said if it happens again he will replace the circuit board but it sounds like that does not do any good. I will call them back and say it is happening again but I am going to wait to replace anything in case other issues surface...I have only had it for 2 weeks.
Wow...it has been a long time. Well, where do I begin! They came and replaced the circuit board but that did not solve the problem so they replaced the ENTIRE CRT! I was in heaven for about 3 weeks when the set began to emit and high pitched noise and began crackeling when I first turn on and off the tv. I was ok with the new set of problems but this was the straw that broke the camels back: the WHOLE picture became fuzzy after hearing a loud POP/SNAP. So I called Samsung and they were going to send out a tech again to look at it but out of the blue today I get a call from Samsung and they said that I had WAY too many problems with this TV and they are exchanging it so I need to wait 3 to 5 day for someone to call me to set up the exchange.

My question is, what model do they exchange it with? Is there a newer one with less issues?

eagle101st

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

New guy here looking for a little help. I have browsed through this thread, but hoped someone can give me a concise answer to my problems. I have had my Slimfit for almost 2 years (R3079WH) and have been really unhappy with it for a long time. It now has gotten so bad that the entire right half of the screen is a rainbow when there is a black background. It it also distorted on both sides and I also experience the purple spot in the corners from time to time. Short of calling a repair service, any suggestions on how to fix these issues (besides taking a sledge hammer to it)? Thanks!

jcam

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle101st
Wow...it has been a long time. Well, where do I begin! They came and replaced the circuit board but that did not solve the problem so they replaced the ENTIRE CRT! I was in heaven for about 3 weeks when the set began to emit and high pitched noise and began crackeling when I first turn on and off the tv. I was ok with the new set of problems but this was the straw that broke the camels back: the WHOLE picture became fuzzy after hearing a loud POP/SNAP. So I called Samsung and they were going to send out a tech again to look at it but out of the blue today I get a call from Samsung and they said that I had WAY too many problems with this TV and they are exchanging it so I need to wait 3 to 5 day for someone to call me to set up the exchange.

My question is, what model do they exchange it with? Is there a newer one with less issues?
Well I had a 3082(tube was replaced and did fix problem) and got a 3093 on the exchange. But after having the 3093 a week I am taking it back to best buy today because I too had the cracking noise when turning it on and really bad overscan along with tilt and bowed horizontal lines. I talking to samsung about the issue and all they told me was they could set it up for service or I could just take it back and get another new unit. So I'm keeping my service call open because I have a gut feeling that the new unit will need it also

Flexia

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Ha well I just got back from best buy and I got out of owning a the 3093. I ended up getting a hp 32 lcd for $50 more. And its is a way better quality set

Flexia

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Even after reading some sad stories about this model, I decided to buy a 3092. $565.60 including tax & delivery (latter free).

Wish me luck!

Best Buy promised to deliver it yesterday between 3&5. Didn't happen. They never showed. Didn't even call me. So I guess I got what I paid for there, huh?

They promise it'll be at my house next week instead. If they blow it again I'll just cancel the order.

If they bring it and the box is all beaten up or whatever, I will note that on the form before I sign for it. If the unit performs poorly, I will return it and get my money back.

The in-store units I have seen (even "open box specials") look much sharper than any LCD or plasma jobs. CRT is a mature technology; with LCDs & plasma, they may be many years working out bugs. So I hope I get a good one; if I have to monkey around with settings, I'll be back here to try that--and I will do my best to avoid any traps such as losing the factory tweaks.

As I said, wish me luck.

This started because I have a Panasonic 27" that I can't turn off without the picture collapsing into a thin bright horizontal line. (I think it's the vertical dispersion amplifier. Just banging on the cabinet will bring it back. . .but for how long? Maybe I should pull the cover off it & see if there is a loose connection in there or whatever?) Disappointing, because I have had great luck with Panasonic in the past, and when the picture is okay it looks really nice unless you examine it very closely (many people say "Wow! Great picture!"). I have a giant Channelmaster VHF/UHF antenna and a rotor, but I'm down in a shallow valley, so I cannot cancel 100% of the ghost images on the left side of the screen.

If the Samsung doesn't work out, I'll get my money back, try to fix the Panasonic & get a separate digital tuner.

Ambam

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

For not much more money, you could have bought a 32" LCD, and had a much better set. The SlimFits are garbage.

FYI for anyone who cares, my replacement set is "better", but still has horizontal line issues. I've decided to deal with it, as I'm fed up with dealing with Samsung over this. I'm just wasting my time thinking that they actually will fix the problem.

They don't care, and lately, neither do I. They won't get anymore of my business, but they've made it clear to me that they don't care about that.

BLiTzNicK

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I mostly agree. It seems that slim CRTs were just a bad idea they should have given up on. Kind of like the Chevy Vega, or New Coke.

But...most of Samsung's products are of decent quality. I happily owned a few of their CRT PC monitors, and I know a few folks with Samsung LCD TVs who are satisfied.

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Ahoy hoy all

I picked up the t3093 about a month ago. I'm pretty satisfied so far, the picture looks amazing, and I really dig the design, but aside from that I've noticed two things

1. Discoloration in the top right and lower left of the screen. Very minor, almost more of a shadow than a discoloration. Can only see when a light colored solid screen comes up. I think it can be handled with a degaussing. Any thoughts on that?

Number 2 is more of a challenge.

A strange flickering that happens on the sides of the screen, at first I thought it was only on the right, but then recently noticed on the left. Again this one is tricky. Can only be seen clearly if a solid light color is displayed. The intensity of the flicker varies, and it doesn't happen all the time. I've noticed it becomes a bit more prevelent if theres is fast moving action on the screen, but even that I'm not sure about. But most of the time if I see it, it's if I'm LOOKING for it. And if I do see it, it is gone within 3 seconds or less.

Part of me wondering if it is a power issue? The only other time I've seen anything like it is on my computer CRT monitor, when I would plug a small fan into the same power strip and turn it on. It's a flicker/refresh kind of thing. It's not HORRIBLE, but I have noticed it, and we all know how that is. Only resolution I have thus far is to buy one of those fancy power strips that "Clean" the power to the television. Let it also be noted that my house is old and so is the wiring, and TV is on a circuit that comprises two rooms and only handles 15 amps total.

But then again, my electricity theory could be all wrong. Any thoughts on this issue, and the degauss solution proposed for the discolorotion?

Hope to hear from you guys.

SD

Defenestrate211

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

My thanks to all for their honest impressions.

My 3092 arrived yesterday, meaning I have only a single afternoon & evening's mileage on it, but at this point I have no complaints. I posted a full review on epinions, I will keep everybody's feedback and experiences in mind, and if I have any trouble I will let everyone know.

Overall, I'd comment that I'm sure you can find a better HD CRT--but not at this price.

I watch off-the-air tv broadcasts with this set: no cable feed, no satellite, no game systems. I don't plan to hook the set up to any of that stuff.

I will plug in my DVD player before long (and maybe even my VHS VCR, if mainly for old time's sake), but aside from that, the programs my antenna hauls in will be enough.

Ambam

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quick question for 3092/3093/2793 owners:

Does HDMI audio get passed out through the optical port?

Thanks!

plughplover

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Found the answer to my question:

No, the HDMI audio is not passed through the Optical output.

In the process, I noticed something in the 3092/3093/2793 manual that isn't in any of the other Slimfit manuals I've looked at in the past.

It includes GPL/LGPL licenses. The text indicates that it uses the Linux kernel, Busybox, Binutils, and Glibc, and that sources are available by emailing someone at Samsung.

Fascinating...

plughplover

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Still marveling at the break-in honeymoon with my 3092.

Maybe in time the folks who have had problems with Slimfits can rectify those glitches with software upgrades. (Wishful thinking?)

I'm not enough of a code geek to know the intricacies of that stuff. I'm paranoid of the danger of doing something to ruin functionality, as opposed to tweaking it. I'd be very wary of plugging any "upgrade" into my USB slot unless I felt sure of the source. Unfortunately there *are* malicious hackers out there (although their targets are usually government servers & so forth, as opposed to intentionally wrecking some individual's tv set), and even intelligent people can make mistakes.

But I'm somewhat reassured to see that Linux (NOT Microsoft!) is the basis for the code.

In the meanwhile: I did have to adjust the image tilt (six clicks clockwise), and things look more on kilter.

My friends would like to watch every game of the World Series at my house!

Since some scenes (especially interiors) look pretty dark, if I can get my tv to remember that I want the Contrast at 92 and the Brightness about 82 (as opposed to the C100/B50-x that it keeps defaulting to), I'll be a happy camper. Even with that modification, the picture is not perfect. . .but I do think that it's $565 good.

Ambam

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Sheesh. There needs to be a support group for people who've been hosed by Samsung with these fecking God-awful televisions.

I got my TXS3082WHX/XAA back in January of 2007. Right out of the box it had the now-legendary picture tilt to the lower left. A few hours into it's life, it began the equally legendary high-pitched whine. My wife gave me a load of crap about taking it back (too much stress or something, I believe was the speech I got) and so we kept it. Now, 10 months later, Wifey has decided that living with an ear-splitting whine is too much to handle for her and we've placed a service call with Samsung.

I can't wait to see how all of this turns out. On one hand, I'm excited about the prospect of this possibly being fixed, but I'm also leary of what might happen due to the sheer number of negative experiences that have been posted in this forum. Updates to follow.

zillion29

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Man!

I'm sorry to hear about the bad experiences more than a few folks have had with Samsung Slimfits.

In a CRT, I probably could have done better with a Panasonic Tau-flat 16:9 HD or a Sony or Mitsubishi or Toshiba. . .but I feel satisfied. I like my tv set. I would have no hesitation about returning it if it failed to perform.

Are there any code geeks out there capable of using the USB port to copy the onboard software and tweak it?

Ambam

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Crazy question... anyone run old school consoles thru this thing? NES, SNES, N64, PS1, etc?

mike 01hawk

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joseph3
This is the list of HD channels that antenna web listed for me.
DTV Antenna
Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live
Date Compass
Orientation Miles
From Frequency
Assignment
* yellow - uhf WHIO-DT 7.1 CBS DAYTON OH 315? 7.8 41
* yellow - uhf WDTN-DT 2.1 NBC DAYTON OH 306? 7.5 50
* yellow - uhf WKEF-DT 22.1 ABC DAYTON OH 309? 7.6 51
* yellow - uhf WPTO-DT 14.2 PBS OXFORD OH 254? 28.6 28
* yellow - uhf WRGT-DT 45.1 FOX DAYTON OH 309? 7.6 30
* yellow - uhf WBDT-DT 26.1 CW SPRINGFIELD OH 309? 7.6 18
* yellow - uhf WPTD-DT 16.2 PBS DAYTON OH 309? 7.3 58
* blue - uhf WLWT-DT 5.1 NBC CINCINNATI OH 214? 42.5 35
* blue - uhf WKRC-DT 12.1 CBS CINCINNATI OH 213? 42.5 31
* violet - uhf WCET-DT 48.1 PBS CINCINNATI OH 214? 42.5 34
* violet - vhf WCPO-DT 9.1 ABC CINCINNATI OH 213? 41.9 10
* violet - uhf WXIX-DT 19.1 FOX NEWPORT KY 216? 43.3 29
* violet - uhf WSTR-DT 64.1 MNT CINCINNATI OH 218? 38.0 33

Most antennas I look at just seem to be for outdoor use. Are they also acceptable for attic use? Is there an antenna designed to be in an attic?


I have some questions on settings on the PS3 and the 360.

On the 360 under system/display/reference levels there are three options Standard, intermediate, and Expanded. I tried all three couldnt realy make out a difference in the menu screen. Thought I should ask here before doing more testing. What do these settings change? Which setting should I use?

Under system/audio/digital output there are three settings; digital stereo, Dolby digital 5.1(I know I wont use this setting), and Dolby digital WMA PRO. Currently I have it set to digital stereo. I was wondering If I should have it set to Dolby digital WMA PRO.

On the PS3 under settings, display settings there are some options I dont understand. One is Cross Color Reduction Filter. It is set to ON. What does this do? Should it be set to off? I have the same questions about this setting. Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super-White(HDMI) curently set to OFF.

Under Settings, BD/DVD settings there are a few options here that I dont understand. Cinema Conversion currently set to Automatic. Options are automatic, and Video. DVD upscaler currently set to Normal. Options are Fullscreen, Off, Normal, and Doublescale. BD/DVD Video Output currently set to RGB. Options are RGB, Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr, and Automatic. BD/DVD Audio Output format(HDMI) currently set to LinearPCM. Options are Bitstream, and Linear PCM.

Under Settings, Sound settings you can set it to Automatic or manual. If you set it to Manual, there are a few options of which only two are selected for me by default. The two that are already selected are Linear PCM 2 ch 44.1 khz and Linear PCM 2 ch 48 khz. I was wondering if the 88.2 khz, 176.4 khz, 96 khz, and 192 khz options should be selected also. There are some 5.1 options that I know I dont need, but there is an options called AAC that I dont know about either.

Any information on what these options are, If my tv supports them, and how I should have them set would be greatly appreciated.
You'll need a Channel Master style array antenna to receive those stations. They are to far apart directionally to use a directional antenna. For further answers, go to the antenna and game console forums on this site.

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyboy
Any folks out there kind enough to answer my questions?
I just brought a 32" slim fit, model WS-32Z30HE. Does anyone know what resolution the screen is? It says it is HDTV ready, does that mean it should have 1080 vertical lines of pixels or is CRT resolution presented differently?
I bought my TV in Bangkok and it lacks SCART or HDMI, it has only the composite connectors. Does this mean my PS3 will look worse on my TV?
http://www.samsung.com/in/products/t...ws_32z30he.asp

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

This is the list of HD channels that antenna web listed for me.
DTV Antenna
Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live
Date Compass
Orientation Miles
From Frequency
Assignment
* yellow - uhf WHIO-DT 7.1 CBS DAYTON OH 315? 7.8 41
* yellow - uhf WDTN-DT 2.1 NBC DAYTON OH 306? 7.5 50
* yellow - uhf WKEF-DT 22.1 ABC DAYTON OH 309? 7.6 51
* yellow - uhf WPTO-DT 14.2 PBS OXFORD OH 254? 28.6 28
* yellow - uhf WRGT-DT 45.1 FOX DAYTON OH 309? 7.6 30
* yellow - uhf WBDT-DT 26.1 CW SPRINGFIELD OH 309? 7.6 18
* yellow - uhf WPTD-DT 16.2 PBS DAYTON OH 309? 7.3 58
* blue - uhf WLWT-DT 5.1 NBC CINCINNATI OH 214? 42.5 35
* blue - uhf WKRC-DT 12.1 CBS CINCINNATI OH 213? 42.5 31
* violet - uhf WCET-DT 48.1 PBS CINCINNATI OH 214? 42.5 34
* violet - vhf WCPO-DT 9.1 ABC CINCINNATI OH 213? 41.9 10
* violet - uhf WXIX-DT 19.1 FOX NEWPORT KY 216? 43.3 29
* violet - uhf WSTR-DT 64.1 MNT CINCINNATI OH 218? 38.0 33

Most antennas I look at just seem to be for outdoor use. Are they also acceptable for attic use? Is there an antenna designed to be in an attic?


I have some questions on settings on the PS3 and the 360.

On the 360 under system/display/reference levels there are three options Standard, intermediate, and Expanded. I tried all three couldnt realy make out a difference in the menu screen. Thought I should ask here before doing more testing. What do these settings change? Which setting should I use?

Under system/audio/digital output there are three settings; digital stereo, Dolby digital 5.1(I know I wont use this setting), and Dolby digital WMA PRO. Currently I have it set to digital stereo. I was wondering If I should have it set to Dolby digital WMA PRO.

On the PS3 under settings, display settings there are some options I dont understand. One is Cross Color Reduction Filter. It is set to ON. What does this do? Should it be set to off? I have the same questions about this setting. Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super-White(HDMI) curently set to OFF.

Under Settings, BD/DVD settings there are a few options here that I dont understand. Cinema Conversion currently set to Automatic. Options are automatic, and Video. DVD upscaler currently set to Normal. Options are Fullscreen, Off, Normal, and Doublescale. BD/DVD Video Output currently set to RGB. Options are RGB, Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr, and Automatic. BD/DVD Audio Output format(HDMI) currently set to LinearPCM. Options are Bitstream, and Linear PCM.

Under Settings, Sound settings you can set it to Automatic or manual. If you set it to Manual, there are a few options of which only two are selected for me by default. The two that are already selected are Linear PCM 2 ch 44.1 khz and Linear PCM 2 ch 48 khz. I was wondering if the 88.2 khz, 176.4 khz, 96 khz, and 192 khz options should be selected also. There are some 5.1 options that I know I dont need, but there is an options called AAC that I dont know about either.

Any information on what these options are, If my tv supports them, and how I should have them set would be greatly appreciated.

Joseph3

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nabashim
The recurring problem is that the geometry will...change in accordance to the colors on the TV. Let's assume that there is a strobe on TV, the image expands and contracts with the light. Ah, in a better example, when playing Madden '08 on my 360, the bottom score info just seems to change so rapidly depending who's near that ticker.
Mine has the same problem. I'm still waiting for a replacement. They are sending a 3082. It's unfixable.

BLiTzNicK

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Any folks out there kind enough to answer my questions?
I just brought a 32" slim fit, model WS-32Z30HE. Does anyone know what resolution the screen is? It says it is HDTV ready, does that mean it should have 1080 vertical lines of pixels or is CRT resolution presented differently?
I bought my TV in Bangkok and it lacks SCART or HDMI, it has only the composite connectors. Does this mean my PS3 will look worse on my TV?

jonnyboy

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joseph3
I spent all weekend playing games on my TXT3093WH. XBOX 360 looks very good on this TV. PS3 looks horrible with the composite cables that come with the system. I didnt notice the first time I tested the PS3 on this TV but the text in games, and in the main menu is almost unreadable. The graphics look very washed out and blurry. After finding this I checked the Wii becuase it is hooked up to the TV using composite too. No problem with the Wii all text readable. Image quality is actualy pretty good. I even checked in the options on the PS3, and I didnt find anything that helped. Now I am not sure if this has anything to do with this TV or is the PS3. Becuase the TV I had the PS3 hooked up to last was very old and all images were very blurry and nothing was readable. Now that I have the HDMI cable for my PS3 things look alot different. After spending a few hours playing I have decided that the PS3 actualy is putting out a better image than the 360.


OK I checked out antennaweb. I also read a bit about antennas (not much)and found out that my old amplified antenna would work for my TV. It works pretty good. Im in an apartment and my only options are indoor or I could get away with stashing one in the attic since I have access. Now my old TV doesnt have an antenna so I am still going to need to buy a new one. Knowing that I cant use an outdoor one and that I want to be able to pick up as many channels as possible, is there an antenna you can recomend? Do ya realy need to know distance and direction to set your antenna up? Last question and this one will probably make me sound stupid but im asking it anyway. I have cable internet couldnt I get a splicer for that cable route it into my TV and use that for an antenna?

As far as the splicer, that generally won't work, because you need a very high quality combiner that is expensive and hard to find. The cable signals will overlap and overrun the OTA signals. You'll have to run your cable through some type of set top box, then into the components or HDMI input. Then the antenna can go into the coax input.

Yes, direction and distance matter when purchasing an antenna. If your HDTV towers are grouped together in a narrow direction from your antenna, the Zenith/Philips silver sensor is the one you want. If the towers are spread out, try a $6 rabbit ear style antenna sold at Big Lots. If the towers are 10+ miles away, Channel Master makes some nice array antennas for under $40. You could mount one in the attic.

WJonathan

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Well, I'll start this by stating that this forum pretty much has had the best answers to my questions, even though I've been lurking a lot. I've had a Samsung Slimfit 30" for about a year and a half. I've also had my local TV repair person attempt to fix the geometry issues with my TV. He really didn't do a good job, so I did it myself and sorta fixed the issue. The recurring problem is that the geometry will...change in accordance to the colors on the TV. Let's assume that there is a strobe on TV, the image expands and contracts with the light. Ah, in a better example, when playing Madden '08 on my 360, the bottom score info just seems to change so rapidly depending who's near that ticker.
Is it broken, can it be fixed? Is there a particular menu in the service mode I should look at? Should I give up on it and get a cheap LCD? This has been a problem for far too long and I'm fixing it one way or the other hopefully by the end of the week.
I also have 2 other small problems, one is the purple corner thing, which can be fixed by and external degauss, and I also get 2 large discolored spots on near the center of my TV when it's on a white or light colored background for an extended period of time (30 minutes). Will a degauss fix this as well?

Looking forward to all your advice. Thanks in advance.

Nabashim

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modit
Hi guys well my TX-T2793H tv is dead. ...
Check this out:
http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datashe...S/STV9381.html

It looks like the failed part is a power amplifier for the vertical deflection. That doesn't answer your question of course...

Samsungparts.com has that amp available for $15 here: http://www.samsungparts.com/search/search.asp

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Sometimes it makes more sense to replace an entire board than individual chips. Did your guy give you a board number?

WJonathan

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I spent all weekend playing games on my TXT3093WH. XBOX 360 looks very good on this TV. PS3 looks horrible with the composite cables that come with the system. I didnt notice the first time I tested the PS3 on this TV but the text in games, and in the main menu is almost unreadable. The graphics look very washed out and blurry. After finding this I checked the Wii becuase it is hooked up to the TV using composite too. No problem with the Wii all text readable. Image quality is actualy pretty good. I even checked in the options on the PS3, and I didnt find anything that helped. Now I am not sure if this has anything to do with this TV or is the PS3. Becuase the TV I had the PS3 hooked up to last was very old and all images were very blurry and nothing was readable. Now that I have the HDMI cable for my PS3 things look alot different. After spending a few hours playing I have decided that the PS3 actualy is putting out a better image than the 360.


OK I checked out antennaweb. I also read a bit about antennas (not much)and found out that my old amplified antenna would work for my TV. It works pretty good. Im in an apartment and my only options are indoor or I could get away with stashing one in the attic since I have access. Now my old TV doesnt have an antenna so I am still going to need to buy a new one. Knowing that I cant use an outdoor one and that I want to be able to pick up as many channels as possible, is there an antenna you can recomend? Do ya realy need to know distance and direction to set your antenna up? Last question and this one will probably make me sound stupid but im asking it anyway. I have cable internet couldnt I get a splicer for that cable route it into my TV and use that for an antenna?

Joseph3

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And I've had my Insignia 27" hdtv for over a year now with ziltch problems.....as for your question about where to find that ic-you might try contacting Samsung directly.

zrdb

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Hi guys well my TX-T2793H tv is dead. I stopped using it for a week or so and started using back my insignia. Placed it in the hall one day to watch some dvd on it but started watching boxing and while i was watching boxing the darn tv just shut off left one green line through the tv and went off and would never come back on. When its put on u hear like the sound kicks in but no visual but it kicks right back off. The is is like the 3rd time iv'e ever put on the tv and its brand new and only have it for like a month now. Well seeing like how i live out of the US and the tv was bough there and i already throw away the box i had to take it to my local tv repair shop. I got some feedback from them in a few days and they told me that the "Vertical Deflection" I.C. went bad and that is responsible for opening the image vertically. So now i need to buy a I.C. Model "STV9381" at location "IC 30L" so now i need one of those. If anyone here knows where i can buy such an IC online please let me know thanks.

Modit

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I agree it's a good compromise TV, when cost and standard definition signals are a concern.

As far as OTA antennas, step #1 is to go to antennaweb. Plug in your address, record the distance and direction of the stations you want to receive, and come back here with the numbers.

WJonathan

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Hi so, as I've had problems with my Toshiba 26HF15 (see other tread) I was wondering if this would be a good replacement. Im looking to buy a used one on craigslist, preferably the 27" but if theres a cheap 30" ill pounce on it. I've read about the geometry issues and some problems with the quality going down over time, so if I could get a full synopsis that'd be great. Assuming buy it used that means that I'll check it out first so thats out of the way. if this isn't best please tell me a good cheap 26-30" HDTV you can find used for around 300.

huked0nfonicks

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I have been thinking about buying this TV for at least three months now. Last night I finnaly pulled the trigger. I stopped at BB and picked up the TXT-3093WH with a 4 year warranty for a little under six hundred dollars. Once I got the TV home, and my gaming machines were plugged into it, I fired it up. Had to go through some setup screens then selected HDMI1 and BAAMM!! The HD goodness of Bioshock running in 1080i splatterd all over the thirty inch widescreen.

I am very happy with the way my 360 looks on this TV. I dont have an HDMI cable for my PS3, or component cables for my wii yet, but they still look great. I have already orderd both of those cables and they are in route.

After my initial testing I started looking at the menus and changing some settings. I have changed Dynamic to standard on all sources and also turned Contrast down to 50. I prefer the PQ with the initial settings but I am assuming this should be done for the first 100 hours of operation.

I then tried to pull up some broadcast TV, but I had no luck. I need a good HD antenna. Throw me some suggestions.

I have read off and on in this thread about this TV, and I know of alot of the problems this TV can have. My TV is not any different, it does have some flaws, but they are minor. This is not the perfect HDTV but IMHO this TV looks better than alot of LCDs out there that cost even more. I was scared to buy this TV after reading this forum, but I just had to go with what my eyes and my wallet told me.

Joseph3

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by squallsan
Guess no one knows
Or perhaps 14 hours is too short a time to expect an answer. I'm sure your patience will eventually be rewarded.

LoneWolf15

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Guess no one knows

squallsan

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Hi everyone I'm new here...YAY! I just picked up the 3093 today and WOW! This is my first HD set so I'm a total n00b. I have a couple of questions, which may sound really stupid but please indulge my ignorance.

I noticed that while using Coaxial I cannot use the wide fit picture setting, only on component, why is that?

Also does the TV just auto sense whats coming through via component? As I have yet to see anything where to set from say 720 to 1080i. I had my Xbox 360 set to 1080i and got a strange green wave effect. Set it to 720p and it went away. Is my set actually set to 720p based on my Xbox settings, or do I have to do something extra in the menu for the TV to notice. The same with 480p?

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks everyone!

squallsan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

i love you - even the call center couldn't help. They were going to send a technician later this week. Must've been the kids.

Thanks!

loonbb

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Hmmm - Thanks for the direction. How did you solve for your LCD? Was there a setting you changed? I can't seem to find a setting anywhere that would address auto aspect ratio changes or such.

loonbb

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by loonbb
Hmmm - Thanks for the direction. How did you solve for your LCD? Was there a setting you changed? I can't seem to find a setting anywhere that would address auto aspect ratio changes or such.
It wasn't a setting in the menu, I looked it up on Samsung's website. I couldn't find anything for the 3082, but here's the instructions for my LCD it may work for you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samsung
If your LCD TV doesn't retain your settings, it may be that the TV is in Shop Mode. Essentially, Shop Mode returns the TV automatically to its default settings in thirty minutes. It is usually used by retailers who want to demonstrate functions to customers, and then want the TV to return to its default settings without the bother of manually resetting the TV.
2006 Models (LN-S Series)

To remove your TV from Shop Mode, hold the Menu button on the TV (not on the remote) down for three seconds. After you have removed your TV from Shop Mode, it should retain your settings.

Note: Shop Mode is activated in the same manner: Pressing and holding the Menu button on your TV for three seconds. To avoid accidentally setting your TV to Shop Mode, avoid pressing and holding the Menu button for three seconds or more.
2007 Models

If you have a 2007 Samsung TV (HPT series, FPT series, LNT series, HLT series, TR series, or TXT series), and your TV keeps returning to the Dynamic mode within thirty minutes, it means that your TV is set to Shop Mode.
Removing Your TV from Shop Mode

First, confirm your TV is in Shop Mode

1. Press the INFO button on your remote control. A list of settings appears.
2. See if the Picture Mode setting is set to Shop Mode.

To remove your TV from Shop Mode:

1. Press the Volume button on the side panel of your TV. The volume bar is displayed on the screen.
2. Press the Menu button on the side panel of your TV for about seven seconds. If Dynamic or Dynamic Mode is displayed on the screen, your TV has been removed from Shop Mode.

Note: You may want to press the INFO button on your remote again to confirm you TV is no longer in Shop Mode.
Edit: Just tested this on my 3082 and it works.

ControlledBurn

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Quote:
Originally Posted by loonbb
I have a 3082WH set and have had great luck with it till now - Now it switched to "Dynamic" picture mode every 15-20 minutes and automatically resets the ratio to 16:9.

Odd, because it happens no matter what ratio I am in or signal I am using. Playing XBox 360 in 16:9 it will switch, watching OTA HD it will switch, watching a standard 4:3 cable feed (the most annoying) it will switch to 16:9.

I have tried resetting the TV in the standard options menu, but it still resets itself to Dynamic every so often.

Any words of advice? Is there an odd setting that maybe a friend or cat set accidentally or is it maybe an over charged transitor of some sort? Thanks in advance for your response.
Your TV is in the Store Display mode. I had this problem with my Samsung LCD when I bought it, so I'm not sure how to fix it on the 3082. Can't seem to find the fix right this moment though.

ControlledBurn

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I would stop at #s 1 and 3 and conclude you have a defective set. I have heard of this noise/interference problem with the Slimfits. It's not "normal" but unfortunately more common on these Slimfits than other CRTs. This and the other problems you mention make the set unacceptable IMO. I would get a refund or replacement however possible. Dont waste time trying to fix it.

WJonathan

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I have a 3082WH set and have had great luck with it till now - Now it switched to "Dynamic" picture mode every 15-20 minutes and automatically resets the ratio to 16:9.

Odd, because it happens no matter what ratio I am in or signal I am using. Playing XBox 360 in 16:9 it will switch, watching OTA HD it will switch, watching a standard 4:3 cable feed (the most annoying) it will switch to 16:9.

I have tried resetting the TV in the standard options menu, but it still resets itself to Dynamic every so often.

Any words of advice? Is there an odd setting that maybe a friend or cat set accidentally or is it maybe an over charged transitor of some sort? Thanks in advance for your response.

loonbb

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I am a relatively new slim fit 3093 owner since 7/26/07 and being new to HD tv's in general I would to know if the following issues are normal. I have done my research before buying my TV after being impressed by my friend's gigantic SONY CRT but I dunno.. I'll just get to the point.

1. The constant noisy static discharge, is that a normal effect with the TV?

2. Playing an typical dark game, ( The Darkness for PS3), moving around in overly dark scenes I can't see much of anything until standing stationary, same deal with looking up in the game. All of this running at 720p/1080i even in a pitch black room the screen would effectively lighten when I stopped moving.

3. The sound I cranked up to no more than 25 and on both the movie, standard, and custom setting I get noticeable wavy lines in whatever light sections of the screen that shows. I cut the volume down and the distortion disappears, all this with the SRS setting enabled. I have custom settings for deep bass so its much, much more noticeable when I use that setting. Really wtf is that? I am just expecting too much out of the speakers? I fully intend to get a good home theater system but for now I can't.

4. Somewhat curved images near the very bottom and blurry text near the edges. Its highly tolerable though to myself but what can be done to correct this. I have no idea on how to access any internal menu screens.

5. This concerns me the most. I really don't use the tv for long periods of time, (2-4 hours at the most, hell I cut off the surge protector after use), but I have noticed a high pitched noice coming from the tv within the last two weeks. Its comes and goes but I'd hate to have to deal with a repair center.

Any knowledge on these issue will surely be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Oh I did notice the white creeping in from all four corners at first but its has stopped completely over time.

Yamazaki

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Hello,

New Poster here. I used this forum to research and make my decision regarding buying a 3093WH and I am very happy with my recent purchase. I do have one question though.

I have my DVD player plugged into Component 1 and most DVDs look best on the Zoom1 setting however, I have noticed that every 30 minutes the TV automatically puts it back to 16:9. It's not a huge problem but an annoyance I would like to fix if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

P.S. If the solution involves something in the service menu, please explain how to get to that because I'm not sure, this is my first new TV purchase in almost 10 years.

ShiningArmor

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Quote:
Originally Posted by FBI Agent
So my friend is screwed then just because it's a HDTV CRT or have you actually tested on this particular model? I would like to know because this pisses me off a bit as I gave this HDTV to my friend as a present just to find out NOW this doesn't show 1280x720?
How is he screwed? If he was planning on using it exclusively as a PC monitor, well, that wasn't the intended use of the set.

WJonathan

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WJonathan
Practice what I preach???

Read all of BKChurch's posts, going back 6 months, asking people what to buy, then arguing their opinions, then asking again about another TV, then arguing... All of the questions he asks have been answered many times, and it's just become an excercise in annoyance for him.
I don't know your history with BKChurch, I just found the specific comment you posted redundant on a AV forum:

Quote:
Originally Posted by WJonathan
WHO CARES WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK??? Test the sets on your own, and buy the one that best suits your needs! What is the point in asking what other people think you should buy?
My comment was in response to that specific quote.

I did not know that it was suppose to be directed to only BKChurch and that all others should ignore.

Fleaman

fleaman

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WJonathan
Practice what I preach???

Read all of BKChurch's posts, going back 6 months, asking people what to buy, then arguing their opinions, then asking again about another TV, then arguing... All of the questions he asks have been answered many times, and it's just become an excercise in annoyance for him.
I have to admit I kind of agree. It's a little bit like having your neighbor ask you to help him build a shed in his yard. You go over and spend some of your weekend pounding nails and lugging a few 2 x 4's around. A few weeks later you find out he tore down the shed.

"Wow, why did he do that?" you wonder.

Then a few weeks later he asks for help in building another shed, so you help him again, but he tears that one down too. Eventually you quit helping him, but he keeps getting other people to help him, but eventually tears down whatever was built a few days later.

So the way I see it, WJonathan, he has every right to keep asking you and anyone else he wants for help.

But you have every right to complain that your time and effort was essentially wasted, and to warn other people that they are probably wasting their time too.

Just my .02 cents, FWIW.

au revoir

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Quote:
Originally Posted by FBI Agent
So this Samsung is not capable of showing at least 1280 x 720? What the? How is that possible? I thought I paid for a HDTV?
Well...the NTSC board considers anything above 480p vertical to be High Definition. So when a TV manufacturer says the set is HD in 1080i they are telling the truth. Even though the set doesn't reproduce the same number of horizontal lines in a 4:3 aspect that we normally associate with 1080i resolution. Usually an HD CRT TV does around 800 h-lines coupled with 1080 vertical at 4:3 ratio. So games will still look great off a 360 or PS3, but you can't do the high resolutions coming off a PC video card.

WJonathan

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WJonathan
Well...the NTSC board considers anything above 480p vertical to be High Definition. So when a TV manufacturer says the set is HD in 1080i they are telling the truth. Even though the set doesn't reproduce the same number of horizontal lines in a 4:3 aspect that we normally associate with 1080i resolution. Usually an HD CRT TV does around 800 h-lines coupled with 1080 vertical at 4:3 ratio. So games will still look great off a 360 or PS3, but you can't do the high resolutions coming off a PC video card.

So my friend is screwed then just because it's a HDTV CRT or have you actually tested on this particular model? I would like to know because this pisses me off a bit as I gave this HDTV to my friend as a present just to find out NOW this doesn't show 1280x720?

FBI Agent

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5 (sorry again)

elscorcho

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here's the service manual - http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...62A-aadj-3.pdf

elscorcho

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Quote:
Originally Posted by elscorcho
Thank you VERY MUCH!

justsc

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Here is an update on the QAM issue: Check out: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...9_Digital.html

That is my model but no beans on QAM. However I was playing around with the "+100" button. If you hit "+100" and then punch in a channel number (while viewing analog cable), it tries to go to DTV. It briefly shows 79.0. 79 being the channel I hit after I hit +100. It seems like it sort of can tune in 70.0 but not 70.1, 70.2 etc. Let me know if you guys try this and what the results are.

audiorecon

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Quote:
Originally Posted by elscorcho
Does anybody have the Service Manual for the 3079?

Has anybody played with the DTV option in the Service menu? Could it be that the QAM tuner is simply bypassed by that setting and the new FW simply enabled that Bit?

audiorecon

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by justsc
This is interesting. I've seen another guy post images very similar to your where the Xbox 360 "edge" was so bowed inward on the right side. Are you certain that is supposed to be prefectly straight? The other guy didn't even mention it was a problem, and that really confused me. And his set was a Sony.

If it is not supposed to bow in like that, then it's exhibiting a pincushion effect. This can also be corrected in the SM.
justsc-

I've seen that on all of the XBOX360 pics I've seen posted on the web. However, I think he's talking aobut the rotation of the screen, not the pincushioning. In the shot, the lower left corner is missing more of the text than the lower right hand corner. There's a fairly obvious overscan issue on the set, but the way that bottom row text is displayed leads me to believe that there's a rotation issue as well.

I'm not familiar enough with the SM to know if there's a rotation adjustment, or if it's a physical adjustment only.

CR_Client

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Quote:
Originally Posted by audiorecon
Here is an update on the QAM issue: Check out: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...9_Digital.html

That is my model but no beans on QAM. However I was playing around with the "+100" button. If you hit "+100" and then punch in a channel number (while viewing analog cable), it tries to go to DTV. It briefly shows 79.0. 79 being the channel I hit after I hit +100. It seems like it sort of can tune in 70.0 but not 70.1, 70.2 etc. Let me know if you guys try this and what the results are.
Actually, that page from B&H really has little bearing on the QAM discussion. The main reason it has no bearing is because Best Buy was in the same situation in the past, where they had QAM listed as part of the package, but later rescinded that and said that they had incorrect data. So, it's quite possible that B&H just has bad information.

Fortunately for owners of the 8082, there's actually a "-" button on the remote, and that button actually functions on the 8082, so it's possible to direct-tune a digital subchannel. I have a remote with the "-" button on it, but it does nothing on my 2670.

One of the only things that I wish my 2670 had that my XBR960 already has is the direct subchannel tuning. I'm starting to think that it's related to the QAM firmware issues, though, since any digital TV worth its salt should be able to direct-tune subchannels, IMHO. Either that, or the same marketing wizards who left out the QAM tuner also left out the subchannel tuning capabilities.

CR_Client

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Quote:
Originally Posted by CR_Client
Actually, that page from B&H really has little bearing on the QAM discussion. The main reason it has no bearing is because Best Buy was in the same situation in the past, where they had QAM listed as part of the package, but later rescinded that and said that they had incorrect data. So, it's quite possible that B&H just has bad information.

Fortunately for owners of the 8082, there's actually a "-" button on the remote, and that button actually functions on the 8082, so it's possible to direct-tune a digital subchannel. I have a remote with the "-" button on it, but it does nothing on my 2670.

One of the only things that I wish my 2670 had that my XBR960 already has is the direct subchannel tuning. I'm starting to think that it's related to the QAM firmware issues, though, since any digital TV worth its salt should be able to direct-tune subchannels, IMHO. Either that, or the same marketing wizards who left out the QAM tuner also left out the subchannel tuning capabilities.
So have you messed with the DTV setting in teh SM? Or can you already direct tune QAM-clear channels? Does your auto channel scan pick up QAM clear? What model do you have?

audiorecon

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Quote:
Originally Posted by CR_Client
justsc-

I've seen that on all of the XBOX360 pics I've seen posted on the web. However, I think he's talking aobut the rotation of the screen, not the pincushioning. In the shot, the lower left corner is missing more of the text than the lower right hand corner. There's a fairly obvious overscan issue on the set, but the way that bottom row text is displayed leads me to believe that there's a rotation issue as well.

I'm not familiar enough with the SM to know if there's a rotation adjustment, or if it's a physical adjustment only.
I can't speak directly to the most current crop of Samsung sets, but my 2 year-old set has a rotation setting in the user menu, and I had to use it.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by justsc
This is normal on Samsung widescreen sets employing the SlimFit technology, as it is on most widescreen sets. It's more pronounced on some than on others.


This sounds like overscan. It can be adjusted with a calibration disc and use of the service menu.


This is interesting. I've seen another guy post images very similar to your where the Xbox 360 "edge" was so bowed inward on the right side. Are you certain that is supposed to be prefectly straight? The other guy didn't even mention it was a problem, and that really confused me. And his set was a Sony.

If it is not supposed to bow in like that, then it's exhibiting a pincushion effect. This can also be corrected in the SM.

If I were you I'd place a service call and get them in ASAP, especially if you're still within the 30 day return period. If they can't get to you in enough time for you to work a return, if necessary, then you might think about returning it. Like I said, I believe all these issues can be fixed, but you have to decide if the hassle factor to you is worth it. If not, get another one.
If I get someone from Best Buy to come out, while they even know what they're doing in the service menu?

Perhaps someone could post the exact settings they've used in the service menu of the 3082 WH (I'm not even sure how to get in there). Or are the settings more of on a TV by TV basis? (I'm wondering if I should go with an LCD, but then I'm worried about the refresh rate)

Anyone know how to get into a SM for the 3082 WH? I'm not even sure what overscanning is...

thehalogod

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I was thinking on getting a CRT or Projection, until I heard from both Reps of Samsung & Panasonic are going to try to release a working consumer OLED base TV by June of 2006 if all goes well with tests. I heard that Samsung wants to replace the DLPs with them cause of the bulb issuses and wonder why not do the same with CRTs.

I want the Samsung TXR 3079, but I know it has a problem with blue color bleeding from the corners and it does get noticeable after a few weeks.

I want to get TRS 3082, but that is an American model and no new version was release for Canada.

Nick A-M

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by thehalogod
If I get someone from Best Buy to come out, while they even know what they're doing in the service menu?

Perhaps someone could post the exact settings they've used in the service menu of the 3082 WH (I'm not even sure how to get in there). Or are the settings more of on a TV by TV basis? (I'm wondering if I should go with an LCD, but then I'm worried about the refresh rate)

Anyone know how to get into a SM for the 3082 WH? I'm not even sure what overscanning is...
For the most part, as analog devices, crt sets are each unique, with their own set of SM values. But many of the values are the same within the same models. It's always dicey to just input someone else's values, but it can be helpful to try one at a time and see if it works for you.

The SM is no place for the uninitiated. Some folks have wrecked their new hd sets by mucking in their SM without knowing what they were doing.

However, if you follow the "rules," you can make a big difference. The rules are simple: 1) write down ALL values for the settings you intend to change or experiment with BEFORE changing anything 2) change one thing at a time. That's it.

You'll need a calibration dvd (e.g. Avia or DVE) to guide you through the proper adjustment of user menu settings. These dvds also have simple test patterns that can help adjust for overscan, etc. I recommend Avia as I find it easier to navigate the menus and sections and it has a nice introduction on what calibration is all about, and good explanations of what to do with each test pattern.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by Nick A-M
I was thinking on getting a CRT or Projection, until I heard from both Reps of Samsung & Panasonic are going to try to release a working consumer OLED base TV by June of 2006 if all goes well with tests. I heard that Samsung wants to replace the DLPs with them cause of the bulb issuses and wonder why not do the same with CRTs.

I want the Samsung TXR 3079, but I know it has a problem with blue color bleeding from the corners and it does get noticeable after a few weeks.

I want to get TRS 3082, but that is an American model and no new version was release for Canada.
Unless something has changed dramatically, we're not going to see consumer level OLED sets any time soon. The players are Canon and Toshiba and they are reportedly nowhere near ready for prime time. OLED holds a lot of promise since they are self-illuminating, very thin and are very energy efficient. They are also developing FOLED, which is folded OLED. This will be like electronic paper. Displays will be able to be rolled-up or otherwise made compact and can be attached to a computer or other input and be just like a bright monitor. I read one piece talking about the ability to go to the park with a laptop and a rolled-up FOLED display, unrolling the display and having a 20" 2oz display to work with. Because it's self illuminating and requires little energy it would be bright enough to overcome ambient daylight.

If by chance OLED did make it to the consumer market this year it would only be affordable by the rich and famous.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

This is old news, but that is what I was told by the Reps of Sam & Pan. They want to release it first and the price will drop quickly as it is going to replace DLP TVs. I am going to wait later this year and see what they come out with. I want a TV for games and video and the other for TV & Internet. I am hoping that OLED can fill that gap.
SAMSUNG-COM/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050519_0000123644


Degauss the TV? Does anyone know how and what buttons to press to enter that mode?

Nick A-M

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by Nick A-M
This is old news, but that is what I was told by the Reps of Sam & Pan. They want to release it first and the price will drop quickly as it is going to replace DLP TVs. I am going to wait later this year and see what they come out with. I want a TV for games and video and the other for TV & Internet. I am hoping that OLED can fill that gap.
SAMSUNG-COM/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050519_0000123644


Degauss the TV? Does anyone know how and what buttons to press to enter that mode?
I believe the degaussing circuit is activated every time you turn on the tv. I don't believe it's necessary to do more than that. Beware of degaussing wands - they can do more harm than good.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I am having a service done and he said he is going to bring a wand? I am going to tell him to do it by remote instead. I was told by the TECHs the TV is sensitive to movement and power sources.

Nick A-M

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by Nick A-M
I am having a service done and he said he is going to bring a wand? I am going to tell him to do it by remote instead. I was told by the TECHs the TV is sensitive to movement and power sources.
This is very important.

There's a Display Calibration section on AVS immediately following this one (Direct View) under displays. Try posting your question about the use of wands there. There are calibrators there right now answering questions. I bet they can give you good advice.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Has anyone had any experience with the 3082 WH and a service plan at Best Buy? If I called them up and told them the issues, might they come out and actually know what they're doing and recalibrate the screen etc for me?

Or do they not even have "Avia" (Where can you buy this?)

Would I have any luck just taking back my current set and replacing it with the same thing? I'm kinda bummed.

I was playing Oblivion on XBOX 360 and half of the lower left indicators are cut off.

How do I get into the 3082's service menu? I don't have a calibration disk though... this is freaking lame.

I shouldn't have to deal with buying a brand new set only to find half of the indicators on a game are being cut off. Isn't it just something a consumer should expect? That that TV actually displays things without them being cutoff?

thehalogod

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by thehalogod
Has anyone had any experience with the 3082 WH and a service plan at Best Buy? If I called them up and told them the issues, might they come out and actually know what they're doing and recalibrate the screen etc for me?
I wouldn't bet my TV on it.

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Or do they not even have "Avia" (Where can you buy this?)
They might. Do a Google search on Avia or calibration DVDs to get more information on this. I borrowed my dad's calibration DVD that was last released in 1999, I think.

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Would I have any luck just taking back my current set and replacing it with the same thing? I'm kinda bummed.

I was playing Oblivion on XBOX 360 and half of the lower left indicators are cut off.

How do I get into the 3082's service menu? I don't have a calibration disk though... this is freaking lame.

I shouldn't have to deal with buying a brand new set only to find half of the indicators on a game are being cut off. Isn't it just something a consumer should expect? That that TV actually displays things without them being cutoff?
Don't need to get into the service menu to fix it. On Page 26 of the owner's manual, it states:
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Originally Posted by Samsung
Due to the Earthís magnetic field there may be some minor image tilt depending on the TVís location. When this occurs, follow the
steps below.
1. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
Press the Up or Down button to select ?Picture?, then press the ENTER button.
2. Press the Up or Down button to select ?Tilt?, then press the ENTER button.
Press the Left or Right button to adjust screen tilt.
Press the EXIT button to exit.
No need for the service menu, no need to blame Samsung.

Also, make sure that you're not on one of the Zoom settings, so that you're not losing any of the image. Others have reported that they don't have as many over-scan issues when using some darker settings (darker than the average person might be used to, but actually the correct levels).

Everyone's setup is going to be different. I have a feeling that some TVs will probably look different depending on if they're oriented North/South instead of East/West. It's the nature of CRT technology, and that's why there are user-level adjustments that can be made to correct it, and Service-level adjustments for more refined changes.

CR_Client

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This is what I would do (I work for BB)-their so called service plan is a bunch of BS, take your Samsung tv back-don't even think about getting either another Samaung or LG "slimfit" tv, I got one the 27" Samsh*t tvs and had the geometry problems-the a regular crt hd tv-I got the store brand Insignia 27" hdtv-no problems with the geometry and the picture is gorgeous or a Sony 30" 16:9.

zrdb

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by zrdb
This is what I would do (I work for BB)-their so called service plan is a bunch of BS, take your Samsung tv back-don't even think about getting either another Samaung or LG "slimfit" tv, I got one the 27" Samsh*t tvs and had the geometry problems-the a regular crt hd tv-I got the store brand Insignia 27" hdtv-no problems with the geometry and the picture is gorgeous or a Sony 30" 16:9.
Since the Best Buy employee discount is cost-plus based, this is a really specious argument to make. Best Buy's profit margin on an Insignia is higher than on a name-brand, so your employee discount cost on the TV is even lower than the difference that a consumer would pay between a Samsung and an Insignia.

Not sure why all the haters have been coming out to play lately, but not everything that Samsung puts out is total crap. They have consistently had some of the best PQ of any set in their price range, and Samsung has been constantly tweaking the issues of SlimFit designs.

By creating a widescreen tube, and going to a slim-fit form factor, there are going to be more inherent problems than a non-slimfit model. But if someone doesn't have the room for a full-size CRT TV, there's nothing wrong with either LG or Samsung's slimfit models.

CR_Client

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Insignia is crap, I looked at the picture yesterday which was right next to the 3082 model and I was in awe how bad the picture was. Now they were all running the same program on all tv's and could be that it wasn't properly calibrated, but avoid it like the plague. I have heard nothing but bad things about that brand. As far as the Geometry issues with Samsung on the 3082 it was very minor and doesn't even ruin the amazing picture that this tv has, the geo issue is only apparent when looking through the menu screen, even then you really have to look in order to spot it.

thalazy

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I don't see any zoom settings, unless they're turned on right out of the box.

The source is coming from component so I can't zoom


Edit: I'm going to take this lame TV back, I should be able to plug my XBOX 360 in, turn on the TV and see all necessary indicators without making adjustments. It just doesn't make sense that most of the bottom half of the screen is cut off. I mean wtf?

thehalogod

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by thehalogod
I don't see any zoom settings, unless they're turned on right out of the box.

The source is coming from component so I can't zoom


Edit: I'm going to take this lame TV back, I should be able to plug my XBOX 360 in, turn on the TV and see all necessary indicators without making adjustments. It just doesn't make sense that most of the bottom half of the screen is cut off. I mean wtf?
IMNSHO, you're making a mistake. It may be that individual TV has some issues, but it's not a "lame TV". A 9 inch black-and-white analog TV with a cigarette lighter adapter and a dial tuner is a "lame TV". The S3082 is a sophisticated piece of entertainment technology.

But, if you're the kind of person that needs everything to work correctly "out of the box", without ANY minor adjustments (all of which are described in detail in the Owner's Manual), then perhaps an HDTV isn't the way to go right now.

As far as "can't zoom in component", then I again refer to the user's manual. There are distinct images and decriptions of the Zoom modes in both 4:3 and 16:9 modes on Page 25.

CR_Client

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by thehalogod
I don't see any zoom settings, unless they're turned on right out of the box.

The source is coming from component so I can't zoom


Edit: I'm going to take this lame TV back, I should be able to plug my XBOX 360 in, turn on the TV and see all necessary indicators without making adjustments. It just doesn't make sense that most of the bottom half of the screen is cut off. I mean wtf?
I am sorry you've had this experience. It shouldn't have to be this way. Unfortunately, the hassle factor with new hd sets can be high. But the bottom line is folks shouldn't have to get their new tv's fixed in order to look good.

Good Luck on your return - and better luck next time.

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Everyone,

Service Menu access info is being given away like it's a piece of candy.

Every time I see folks get cavalier with the SM people end up getting screwed. I'm just saying don't give out how to get into the SM lightly. It's no place for the uninitiated to be going into and messing with the brains of their tv systems. These hd sets are true systems, not just plain-old tvs. This is complex stuff and the service menu is hard core.

Please always give out warnings to anyone that uses the SM that they must record any and all values for whichever settings they intend to tweak or change.

I've seen so many people totally wreck their sets. They end up with a $600 paperweight. I never give that info out any more. If someone wants to find it they just have to do a search. Do people a favor and recommend calibration discs, tell 'em to give their sets awhile to settle-in, tell them to give their reseller or OEM a call.

Cheers!

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by thalazy
Insignia is crap, I looked at the picture yesterday which was right next to the 3082 model and I was in awe how bad the picture was. Now they were all running the same program on all tv's and could be that it wasn't properly calibrated, but avoid it like the plague. I have heard nothing but bad things about that brand. As far as the Geometry issues with Samsung on the 3082 it was very minor and doesn't even ruin the amazing picture that this tv has, the geo issue is only apparent when looking through the menu screen, even then you really have to look in order to spot it.
Samsung slimfit tvs are a big piece of s**t as far as I'm concerned. "Minor geometry issues?" You gotta be kidding! My worthless Samsung looked like a fun house mirror. Two hour of adjustments in the deflection menu yielded at most a 2% improvement-and I know what I'm doing when it comes to that as an electronics tech. My Insignia has about a 100% improvment in the picture-to you it may be s**t, to me Samsung's "slimfit" tvs are s**t.

zrdb

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Looking for a 30-34" CRT High Definition tv, I like the Sony, but it's a little too big and too heavy for the space. Any thoughts on the Samsung TX-S3082W? Or anthing else out there?

HighDef123

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

Not all of them are screwed up. Just because you got a bad one doesnt mean the tv is a pos. Look at this pic I took of my 360 with my crappy 2.0mp camera. Looks pretty damn good imo. Tweaking this tv properly can give you an amazing picture.



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Originally Posted by zrdb
Samsung slimfit tvs are a big piece of s**t as far as I'm concerned. "Minor geometry issues?" You gotta be kidding! My worthless Samsung looked like a fun house mirror. Two hour of adjustments in the deflection menu yielded at most a 2% improvement-and I know what I'm doing when it comes to that as an electronics tech. My Insignia has about a 100% improvment in the picture-to you it may be s**t, to me Samsung's "slimfit" tvs are s**t.

KoRn

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by zrdb
Consider youself extremly lucky-after I knew what to look for I noticed distortion on every slimfit display model I saw in CC and BB. I ended up buying a BB house brand tv (Insignia) for half the price of the Samsung and it's 100% better.

Unreal. I don't know what you're looking through, but the Insignia brand of ANYTHING isn't worth the plastic it's made with. Don't buy it. I'm upset, being an employee of Best Buy myself, that a fellow employee would seriously say that Insignia products are good, let alone better than a Samsung. Wow.

Anyway, tomorrow's the big day: Either the Samsung 3082 with the HT-Q70 HTIB, or the LG 30FS4D with LH-T9654S. The old lady signed off on either purchase today, although she wants to buy the Samsung TV and the LG HTIB, but I refuse to mix-n-match, because the room is about aesthetics as much as it is quality. Thoughts or suggestions??? And don't tell me to not buy an HTIB - it's a smaller room, and it's just to hold me over until I have enough stashed away from an HK 445 receiver & an Athena speaker setup. Help me decide, though: SAMSUNG OR LG???

HTrayne

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

I got a 3082 recently and I'm happy to say that the geometry problems are minimal and hardly noticeable. Overall I'm very happy with the TV at the price point, and I'm happy to retain the advantages of a CRT.

There are two things I would like suggestions on. The first is minor and I only mention it because it is something that isn't working, even though the function is pointless. With the melody feature turned on, I only get a chime when I turn the TV on, but not when I turn it off. Is there somewhere in the service menu I can check this out. Should I worry about it at all...in terms of it being indicative of a potentially problematic set?

Second, when the TV hasn't been turned on in a while, the vibrating pop when it is finally turned on is the loudest I've heard from any CRT. So loud that concerns me. Is this abnormal on these sets, and should I be concerned about it? My parents have a 2782 that turns on with no "pop" at all. Thanks....

Jay.Windmill

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by Demon Slayer
Could somebody who has a SlimFit HDTV (TX-S2782H in particular, but I'm not sure that it matters for my question) post what the default settings are under the options submenu in the Service menu? I was (stupidly) messing with them trying to see what they did, and I'm not sure if they are all back to what they were originally at.

I feel so dumb for not writing them down before I did anything.
Their are no "default" settings. Every tv is different.

LonestarROB

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thanks for all the tips regarding getting into the SM. For some reason I cannot...even after making all the right moves. Maybe it's a sign telling me......"Don't mess with the Service Menu" ...so I am going to leave well enough alone. Thanks Justsc and everyone else. Ron.

Ikabob

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

is a good combination the oppo 971 or 981 with the slimfit model TX-R3079WH?
it can cause macroblocking?

Dark_Sith

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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is a good combination the oppo 971 or 981 with the slimfit model TX-R3079WH?
it can cause macroblocking?
I've used the Oppo 971 since not long after it became available. I just love it. The 981 is newer and I recommend folks give it a try. The 981 brings HDMI-HDMI to the table and includes SACD and such. The marketing data says it brings all the "goodness" of the 971's video processing, which is its biggets plus IMHO.

I've never witnessed the macroblocking on my set. I do know it's more prevalent on DLP displays.

Oppo has great customer service. Send them an email identifying your tv model and ask them if it's a good match. If, for some reason, you have problems Oppo WILL make it right.

Cheers!

justsc

Official Samsung SlimFit HDTV Thread

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Originally Posted by LonestarROB
Their are no "default" settings. Every tv is different.
This is correct.

There's no boilerplate of numbers assigned to each set in the factory. During final test these sets get a cursory calibration through the use of test patterns, very similar to what we do when using Avia or DVE, only their calibration is "quick and dirty." Calibrating against test patterns means each set could easily get different values for the various SM settings. This makes each crt set unique. Copying someone else's values has little chance of getting the kind of picture quality folks want. The best bet is to use Avia or DVE and give your set a proper calibration.

justsc

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