Samsung Help?

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  1. David Lee

    David Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    I bought a Samsung TSL2793HF HD ready tv at Best Buy about a week ago and I have some issues. My first problem is when using the 16x9 mode I notice a crosshatch type pattern about 2 inches wide on both the left and right side. I see it with 4x3, but it's more noticeable with the squeeze on. I noticed this on another HD Samsung unit at Sears. Is this common with Samsungs and does it happen with other 16x9 capable sets from other companies [such as Sony]. I also have Geometry problems, most notably a sloping downward bow on the upper half of the set. It's especially notable when watching Letterbox films. I know all flat screens have some geometry problems, but what is considered aceptable and what is not. I'm not sure if I should return it and get another, have it serviced, or try another brand. If it didn't have these problems it would be a near perfect tv because the Picture Quality is quite good [especially after shutting off the SVM]. Any suggestions or comments/ opinions would be helpful.
     
  2. MikeyWeitz

    MikeyWeitz Supporting Actor

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    Can't help with the 1 st problem as my 3294 does not have it. I , and quite a few others have noticed the bowing on the top horizontal, especially in 16x9. I pretty much minimized mine using VE and messing with the Service Menu geometry settings. Someone suggested getting it serviced as their is an internal adjustment to fix it, but mine is no where near severe enough to have them come and take it away for a few days. BE CAREFUL when messing with Geo or anything in service menu. make sure u write ALL settings down before you change anything.

    If the cross hatch is severe, I would return it to get another.

    The pic on the TV is quite nice when it is set up properly.
    I luv mine. XBOX games and Prog DVD are stunning!
    Colors (especially Fifth Element) just jump right out at you.
     
  3. BobJ

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    This may or may not help, but on the crosshatch, be sure that your DVD player is set for 16x9.

    The bowing in problem has been solved by others by having the set serviced-adjusting the yoke will usually fix this problem.
     
  4. David Lee

    David Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    I went to Best Buy and Sears to check out the new Samsung HD ready sets {I just came back] and both floor models had the crosshatch problem. The man at Best Buy didn't know what it was, but he agreed it was obviously there. I did not speak to the Sears guy. The flat screen non HD models don't have it and neither did a 32 inch non flat screen model at Sears, with or without the 16x9 mode turned on. I do have my dvd player set to 16x9 and the set to wide[16x9] mode. It really stands out because the rest of the screen is perfectly smooth without lines or scan-lines visible. It is especially noticable on Animation dvd's such as Vampire Hunter D:Bloodlust. I will return my set but no other set really caught my eye. I don't know if anyone else makes an affordable HD set at that size. It is in a large bedroom, I sit about 5 or 6 feet away. The 27 inch seems perfect. Thanks for your suggestions.
     

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