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Old 01-11-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hello all! I am a newbie that really needs help. I have had a Sony 34 inch monster hi-def crt monster with a VIP 622 and love the picture. I just bought a Samsung 40" lcd 1080p and have the same receiver hooked into it. The viewing quality on the Samsung is no way nearly as crisp as the Sony and picture varies from channel to channel. It does not matter what type of input cable I use either. I am having a tough time deciding whether it is simply LCD inferior quality or whether there is another issue. I don't mind paying someone to come and "fix" the issue if there really is one, but I could use someone to point me in the right direction.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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What type of connection?Make sure the screen is set for 16x9.If it's a hdmi connection or component it shoud already be at 16x9.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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Some tv's handle connections different than others. You may have to calibrate the tv to the receiver. Also, make sure you are viewing either the component or HDMI connections (forget the others) and check that the resolution is set to 1080i.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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i have a 32 inch monster tube tv sony as well. it has an excellent picture.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:51 PM   #5
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As a follow up. I am using an HDMI cable and both the TV and Dish are set to 1080. Much of what I see is the black lines and edging seems to be smeared and even in channels I know that should be HD like ESPN and Discovery has pixelation. I ran Star Wars through my DVD player which is standard and I got a lot of the same problems. I have already exchanged the TV once.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:16 AM   #6
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Have you tried the Dish receiver hooked through the component connection? It does sound like it's the tv if more than one input is effected providing you are not using the same wires.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:50 AM   #7
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IMHO ..the HD channels from Dish on your new Samsung "should" be great..near the same quality as the tube TV. The SD channels will be no where near what you see on the Tube TV and less than "pleasing" on the Samsung LCD. Simply put ..the Samsung was built and engineered for HD as it's first priority in picture quality and less than, in SD quality.
I have a 5 year old Samsung LTN406W and Dish HD is great on it. The rest of SD really sucks in comparison.
Most likely the DVR is fine and outputting correctly. Again, IMO..calibration of a Samsung is a waste of money unless your extremely picky about having "optimal" pic quality. However, Before you spend 100's of bucks for a tech to do it ..try an LCD calibration disc and do it yourself. It rather easy. I did it on my LTN406W ..it only made a slight difference, so I sent the disc back for a refund.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, that is the nature of the beast. CRT's provide the best picture quality available at this time. If you can live with a 300lb, two foot thick lump of technology!!!
SED is an promising rival to CRT quality and only a couple of inches thick, although manufacturers currently are not going that route for unknown, probably cost, reasons.
I was bitterley disappointed when I went flat panel from CRT, but I got used to it, eventually.
As for picture quality changing from channel to channel, that is mostly due to the souce media. Not all HD shows are created equally. I sometimes notice change in picture quality even from scene to scene of the same show. You must have optimum lighting, and use premium equipment to produce the best results. Dish do not make the programming. They just resell whatever they are given.
It will get better with time as producers upgrade their equipment. For right now, it is just hit and miss.
Paying someone to come 'fix' your LCD I don't think will give you the results you are hoping for. Is it too late to return the LCD and buy a nice Panasonic Plasma?



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Hello all! I am a newbie that really needs help. I have had a Sony 34 inch monster hi-def crt monster with a VIP 622 and love the picture. I just bought a Samsung 40" lcd 1080p and have the same receiver hooked into it. The viewing quality on the Samsung is no way nearly as crisp as the Sony and picture varies from channel to channel. It does not matter what type of input cable I use either. I am having a tough time deciding whether it is simply LCD inferior quality or whether there is another issue. I don't mind paying someone to come and "fix" the issue if there really is one, but I could use someone to point me in the right direction.
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