How accurate is the grayscale on a typical Samsung direct-view monitor?

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I'm thinking of picking up a TXN3271HF at a good price. What sells me on it is the 16:9 raster-collapse mode. And that price.

    So, how are Samsung direct-views out of the box? How off are the grayscales? If the Warm color-temp setting is not too terribly blue, I would definitely be tempted.

    Also, I'd like to know about any reliability issues any of you have encountered.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Grayscale = all over the map. REcommend you try to eyeball the grayscale in interim ... since should not be that hard.

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  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    If I get the thing, I might have you over at my house! Now, how much is it you charge? [​IMG]
     
  4. David Abrams

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    Jack,

    Michael is right. Grayscale on these sets is all over out of the box; in fact, their "torch mode" is one of the worst I have ever seen for a direct view. After calibration these sets are not bad though. I would recommend getting it and running Avia/Video Essentials on it as soon as possible to keep from any unnecessary wear.

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  5. Mike Hamilton

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    David,
    What were we using in ISF seminars along with the Loewes?
    Was that a Samsung or a Sampo direct view?
    It was incapable of being accurately calibrated.
    (Mysteriously it was absent in Phoenix...any explanations? [​IMG] )
     
  6. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    You know, guys, I see what you mean. I won't purchase this thing. Thanks!
     
  7. David Abrams

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    Michael,

    I think it was a Sampo that you are referring to, but I am not sure. I will be assisting at the next two seminars coming up in NJ and Boston. I will let you know what shows up.

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  8. Jack Briggs

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    Well, then, calibrators: Can the Samsung's grayscale be tamed to within plus/minus 500 degrees or so across most of the range? But I guess it's all moot as I'll most likely fork over a couple hundred more for a decent Toshiba.

    Also, remember how the first of the newer Sampo direct-view sets were so praised by The Perfect Vision when the brand resumed importing into the U.S. market about three years ago? Guess the magazine received a very carefully put-together set!
     

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