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

Jack Briggs

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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.

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Michael TLV

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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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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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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?
)
 

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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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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