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OT: Is this normal?

Cygnus
05-06-2011, 12:50 AM
My parents HDTV came today. I hooked it up to dish using HDMI. I notice that it takes about 20 seconds for the picture to show when turning on the TV. Thats a long time...my father won't like that. Is this long wait normal?

Pinoy
05-06-2011, 01:19 AM
Look to see if there is a 'quick power' option.
It'll use a little bit more power when idle (though I really doubt they'll notice that as much)

Cygnus
05-06-2011, 02:25 AM
I notice there is a home and retail mode. Retail mode the screen is brighter and seems to turn on a little faster, about 16 seconds. Is how LCD screens are? My 400 lb rear project TV turns on instantly. My PQ seems better, but that could be cuz I am using cable while my parents have dish.

Loves2Watch
05-06-2011, 05:34 AM
I notice there is a home and retail mode. Retail mode the screen is brighter and seems to turn on a little faster, about 16 seconds. Is how LCD screens are? My 400 lb rear project TV turns on instantly. My PQ seems better, but that could be cuz I am using cable while my parents have dish.

First the TV should be in home mode and not retail which is extremely bright and has all of the other settings maxed out to look it's best under the intense lighting in a retail store. Leaving the TV set on/in retail mode could even lead to eye damage and will certainly leave the viewer with a headache after watching for a short time.

The turn on time is very slow. Most projection TV's I know of turn on faster than that. Unless the TV is a projection based TV, I would say something is wrong and take it back to the store for exchange.

Make, model of TV? Maybe that will help give us more insight. In any case, a standard LCD display should turn on almost instantly.

Cygnus
05-06-2011, 10:11 AM
Heh...so thats why it asked me if I was sure I wanted it in "retail" mode ;) PQ looks so much better in retail mode when compared to home. Its a vizio 32in 720p (altho amazon listed the TV as being 1080i. I plan to call amazon about that). So slow turn on time is normal for LCD. What about plasma and LED?

First the TV should be in home mode and not retail which is extremely bright and has all of the other settings maxed out to look it's best under the intense lighting in a retail store. Leaving the TV set on/in retail mode could even lead to eye damage and will certainly leave the viewer with a headache after watching for a short time.

The turn on time is very slow. Most projection TV's I know of turn on faster than that. Unless the TV is a projection based TV, I would say something is wrong and take it back to the store for exchange.

Make, model of TV? Maybe that will help give us more insight. In any case, a standard LCD display should turn on almost instantly.

Loves2Watch
05-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Heh...so thats why it asked me if I was sure I wanted it in "retail" mode ;) PQ looks so much better in retail mode when compared to home. Its a vizio 32in 720p (altho amazon listed the TV as being 1080i. I plan to call amazon about that). So slow turn on time is normal for LCD. What about plasma and LED?

A 720p TV will display 1080i so it is not a misprint. And no, an LCD display should turn on almost instantly. Once you adjust the settings/mode for home the picture will look much better. I seriously recommend exchanging that for another brand if the long start up time is bothersome to them.

jmwatkins
05-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Heh...so thats why it asked me if I was sure I wanted it in "retail" mode ;) PQ looks so much better in retail mode when compared to home. Its a vizio 32in 720p (altho amazon listed the TV as being 1080i. I plan to call amazon about that). So slow turn on time is normal for LCD. What about plasma and LED?

My 32" Vizio takes a long time to turn on as well. I don't know if it's 20 seconds, but it's probably close. PQ can be fixed with proper calibrations, as mine looks pretty amazing for a budget TV. I can't speak for LED, but my 2 plasmas probably take close to 10 seconds for turn on.

Loves2Watch
05-06-2011, 10:31 AM
My 32" Vizio takes a long time to turn on as well. I don't know if it's 20 seconds, but it's probably close. PQ can be fixed with proper calibrations, as mine looks pretty amazing for a budget TV. I can't speak for LED, but my 2 plasmas probably take close to 10 seconds for turn on.

Really? That is not how any other LCD display I own or have used (including Vizio) has reacted...Maybe it is inherent to the 32" displays made by Vizio. I don't like it if/when my rear projection set takes that long to turn on...

jmwatkins
05-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Really? That is not how any other LCD display I own or have used (including Vizio) has reacted...Maybe it is inherent to the 32" displays made by Vizio. I don't like it if/when my rear projection set takes that long to turn on...

Yes. I've had it for 2 years and it has always taken a long time to turn on. I would say it's my only complaint about the TV, but it's not that big of an issue to me. Maybe I'll time it this weekend.

Pinoy
05-06-2011, 12:21 PM
Heh...so thats why it asked me if I was sure I wanted it in "retail" mode ;) PQ looks so much better in retail mode when compared to home. Its a vizio 32in 720p (altho amazon listed the TV as being 1080i. I plan to call amazon about that). So slow turn on time is normal for LCD. What about plasma and LED?

My buddy has a 32" vizio, it only takes about 7-8 seconds to turn on. I'd be a bit concerned about 20!

I know without the fast power option on my Toshi it'll take 5 seconds or so to turn on.

Cygnus
05-06-2011, 12:29 PM
Can you let me know how long it takes for your TV to come on? thx

Yes. I've had it for 2 years and it has always taken a long time to turn on. I would say it's my only complaint about the TV, but it's not that big of an issue to me. Maybe I'll time it this weekend.

marcallo
05-06-2011, 12:53 PM
Both of my LCD's, my high end samsung, and my mid range toshiba take 10'ish seconds to put a picture up on the screen. Maybe it's an LCD thing? I actually always assumed it was a HDMI handshaking thing because the PS3 seems to turn on a touch faster than the Verizon Box.

Hitachi65SWX20B
05-06-2011, 01:28 PM
My kids 32 vizio takes about 15 seconds to start up. when i first hit the power button the vizio logo appears on the screen about a second later and stays there for about 13 to 15 seconds, then it will display an image! I just think its a vizio thing i guess

Loves2Watch
05-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Both of my LCD's, my high end samsung, and my mid range toshiba take 10'ish seconds to put a picture up on the screen. Maybe it's an LCD thing? I actually always assumed it was a HDMI handshaking thing because the PS3 seems to turn on a touch faster than the Verizon Box.

In your case I would say it's the verizon box that adds to the slow picture startup.

marcallo
05-09-2011, 05:14 PM
In your case I would say it's the verizon box that adds to the slow picture startup.


You're most likely right. I was once going to put component cables on it just to see, but that would require effort, and honestly i usually just click the Harmony's watch TV thing and walk away for a minute to get a drink or put down my coat or something anyway.

amdgamer
05-09-2011, 05:42 PM
My 26 inch 768p Samsung LCD that I bought on 11/22/2005 turns on literally instantly, as I suspect it is less than 2 seconds. I am currently considering a Vizio 32 inch 720p LED to replace my 30 year old Zenith console TV in the living room, but this has me a bit worried. Next time i'm over at Costco, i'll try turning their Vizios on and off just to test it out.

Cygnus
05-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Yeah thats what happens to my parents tv

My kids 32 vizio takes about 15 seconds to start up. when i first hit the power button the vizio logo appears on the screen about a second later and stays there for about 13 to 15 seconds, then it will display an image! I just think its a vizio thing i guess