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my HLR5067W quality-please read

nyboy11
05-19-2006, 11:09 PM
hey guys, i have my new samsung HLR5067W Tv that i got 2 days ago hooked up to a Time warner DVR box and the tv itself is awesome but, i have a few questions. the quality of the hd channels ae not stunning or anything like people say or its just me, i mean its nice but not stunning and when i watched nba on espn hd there was these fuzzy stuff on the lines of the court which made stuff hard to see and enjoy. i have the tv hooked up to the cable box with component monster cables, i tried hdmi but didnt work, everytime it was saying no signal or weak connection, i believe i dont really need hdmi.(i had the monster hdmi cable but returned it already cuz didnt work) the tv has this in settings:

constract: i set it to 100
color: i set to 60
sharpness: i set to 50

in the color options, all colors are set to 50(pink, green and i forgot the third color)

in the cable box its set to 1080i, "standard, 16:9, letterbox" should i put it on widescreen or standard(as it is now) cuz the cable box has 2, standard and widescreen , i tried widescreen but couldnt see much difference.. so please help me, do i need to tweak the options or something to get better picture? (i dont use a surround system just in case someone is wondering.

please help me , thx alot!

jackpot99
05-20-2006, 05:31 AM
set cable box to 720 and see if that clears things up

nyboy11
05-20-2006, 09:39 AM
as a matter of fact i did and seems like 1080 looks better, are my tv settings good?

constract: i set it to 100
color: i set to 60
sharpness: i set to 50
brightness: 50
tint: 50/50
color tone: normal

is this good?

the cable box has the option of aspect ration too, it is set default to: 16:9, standard, letterbox, and thats what i have it set to. u have 2 more options for standard. 16:9, standard, zoom and 16:9, standard, sqeeze and then u have the widescreen option which i dont think i should put because my tv isnt widescreen, correct?

clearday
05-20-2006, 09:56 AM
as a matter of fact i did and seems like 1080 looks better, are my tv settings good?

constract: i set it to 100
color: i set to 60
sharpness: i set to 50
brightness: 50
tint: 50/50
color tone: normal

is this good?

the cable box has the option of aspect ration too, it is set default to: 16:9, standard, letterbox, and thats what i have it set to. u have 2 more options for standard. 16:9, standard, zoom and 16:9, standard, sqeeze and then u have the widescreen option which i dont think i should put because my tv isnt widescreen, correct?

Well, a few suggestions, questions. Your TV is widescreen, and the native resolution is 720p so that would probably be your best setting for HD. 16:9 is the correct setting for hd channels, for standard you might try the off setting for zoom, squeeze, etc., it works better most times even tho you won't be able to stretch sd broadcasts, they will look better as squares. And is the cable box an HD one in good condition? And finally the settings. Contrast at 100 is too high. Generally starting at the "movie mode" setting, and adjusting it slightly for your eyes is the best bet.

jaycmartin
05-20-2006, 05:15 PM
NYBOY,
You may want to give your salesman a call or visit. Let them know you are dissatisfied (a bit more than you may actually be). They may be able to help you fix or replace the set if you are not completely satisfied. I almost got that model in the 56" but after countless comparisons, I realized that the HD was not very impressive to me either and the Standard tv had obvious flaws the longer you watched and was better or worse depending on various channels. I don't know what you paid but the normal rule of thumb is you get what you pay for. There was another poster who was interested in a tv you should probably check out in case you decide to return or replace the set.

Reasons you should check it out are:
1. 10000:1 contrast your set 2500:1
2. better resolution (should get rid of your fuzzy stuff.)
3. Dirt cheap at Costco but in this case you get WAY more than you pay for.
4. Great Specs. better than the older Sammy 5067

http://cbsnews.com.com/V_Vizio_P50HDM/4852-6482_7-31484764-2.html buzzing noise in some sets can be fixed or tv replaced

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=251086&page=2


Good Luck
Jayc:cool:

nyboy11
05-20-2006, 07:07 PM
my cable box is hd(HD DVR from time warner) and my tv is widescreen? i didnt know lol , should i change the cable box setting to widescreen then? and if widescreen then which?(zoom or stretch)

hson
05-20-2006, 08:20 PM
I had a similar experience my first time and not sure if it applies here but I'll share it. Same deal with the picture quality not impressed. What I did on my TV was turn off DNR(Toshiba 52HM84) and I got the picture quality that everybody is raving about. For Samsung TVs I think its called DINE or something like that. Try turning it off it worked for me.

nyboy11
05-21-2006, 07:13 AM
do u mean Digital NR? there is an option in picture settings called "DNIe Demo" when i turn it on it just cuts the screen to too parts, 1 with more color and second side less color. I am very satisfied with the tv guys, its not that i dont like it, i was just askin about the options. btw what should the colors be? right now everything is on 50(pink, green and blue) what should i change it to or 50 is for all 3? oh and i should enable the film mode even tho i dont always watch movies?(sometimes i watch sports too and stuff u know) and since the size of the tv that i have it set to is 16:9, i will leave the cable box on standard, 16:9, letterbox instead of widescreen cuz widescreen is 4:3 so i dunno, what should i put it on?(standard or widescreen?)

nyboy11
05-25-2006, 07:00 PM
bump