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Very weird problem with HD LCD TV

aelk5579
06-16-2009, 05:04 AM
I purchased a 52" Samsung 100hz LCD TV about 2 months ago and i was amazed at how good the picture quality was especially looking at HDTV terrestrial broadcast.

The problem started when i moved houses, when i connected the TV to the aerial, the HDTV service was not of the same clarity it used to be and the picture was a bit grainy. I thought it must be from the cable/antenna so i didnt worry about it too much.
A week ago i purchased a BD1600 Samsung blu-ray player to make full use of the 1080P high definition capability of the TV. I was shocked when i played my first Blu0ray disc (Eagle Eye). The picture was of poor quality and really grainy. I though ,maybe its the cable so i purchased a high quality cable costing about $150. No change! What could it possibly be?? I know that for digital signals the picture is either there or not there so I am baffled by a low quality grainy picture.

Has anyone experienced this before or can anyone shed any light on what is happening? Could the TV be faulty?

jmcohen23
06-16-2009, 05:27 AM
I purchased a 52" Samsung 100hz LCD TV about 2 months ago and i was amazed at how good the picture quality was especially looking at HDTV terrestrial broadcast.

The problem started when i moved houses, when i connected the TV to the aerial, the HDTV service was not of the same clarity it used to be and the picture was a bit grainy. I thought it must be from the cable/antenna so i didnt worry about it too much.
A week ago i purchased a BD1600 Samsung blu-ray player to make full use of the 1080P high definition capability of the TV. I was shocked when i played my first Blu0ray disc (Eagle Eye). The picture was of poor quality and really grainy. I though ,maybe its the cable so i purchased a high quality cable costing about $150. No change! What could it possibly be?? I know that for digital signals the picture is either there or not there so I am baffled by a low quality grainy picture.

Has anyone experienced this before or can anyone shed any light on what is happening? Could the TV be faulty?

what kind of cable cord are you using for the Blu-Ray player? if you want the best images, use HDMI or component, not coaxial.

regarding the OTA signal, you have no other option but to use coaxial, but I recall my samsung was not that "receptive". thus, i got rid it for a Vizio, sooooooooo much better. never buying samsung products again.

$150 for a cable? please tell me that included a lap dance too....

aelk5579
06-16-2009, 06:14 AM
I am using a Monster HDMI cable for the Blu-Ray player. I did not have a blu-ray player in the old house so i cannot say that the problem wasnt their. But I am certain that the picture quality for the terrestrial DTV services was better.

The thing that has got me baffled is the grainy picture on the Blu-Ray player. :what:

jmcohen23
06-16-2009, 06:45 AM
I am using a Monster HDMI cable for the Blu-Ray player. I did not have a blu-ray player in the old house so i cannot say that the problem wasnt their. But I am certain that the picture quality for the terrestrial DTV services was better.

The thing that has got me baffled is the grainy picture on the Blu-Ray player. :what:

then I would saw something is wrong with the tv. did you try other input sources (e.g. component)?

other than that, perhaps the contrast settings got reset when you unplugged the tv and moved (although that should not happen).

sorry my suggestions have not been very helpful, but there are other people on this forum that use Samsung that should be able to shed some light on the subject.

did you try contacting samsung? they are actually fairly good at responding to customer questions.

newtodef
06-16-2009, 08:55 PM
I have not seen eagle eye but there is a chance that the transfer just sucked, some BD movies are just grainy I suggest another movie like Cars or the Incredibles and see if you still have a grainy picture. Also make sure the Blu ray player is set to output 1080p if you havent already. Also some providers just have sucky HD programming, I had comcast and it was terrible most of their supposed HD was nothing more than 480p but they still called it HD. I switched to dish network and the same tv shows are now broadcast in 1080i, I would take that monster cable back if you can and visit monoprice.com for your cable needs. Good luck to you.

aelk5579
06-17-2009, 05:04 AM
Thanks guys. I have spent another 3 hours trying to figure out what is going on with no luck. I tried different HDMI ports as someone previously suggested but the picture was still the same. I took some photos of the tv playing Eagle Eye. They show just how bad the picture quality is.

This is coming from a brand new original Blu-Ray disc playing on a brand new BD-1600 Samsung Blu-Ray player and a 52" Samsung LCD via a Monster HDMI cable. The picture quality is supposed to be stunning with this set up. Have a look at those photos and you will see why I am so dissapointed and concerned.
The problem is that its not only Blu-Ray thats giving this problem. i can see the same problem when watching terrestrial DTV broadcast which looked excellent before. Satellite TV is completely crap and does not change even through component vs composite (previously i blamed the pay TV service). Even my xbox360 doesnt look as good as it used too (via component).

Could it possibly be the TV? If so, how?? I always thought these things either show a picture or dont show one.

aelk5579
06-17-2009, 05:09 AM
Below are the photos:


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jmcohen23
06-17-2009, 05:25 AM
wow, that is U-G-L-Y.

contact Samsung, if you've had it under a year, it should still be under warranty and they'll send someone out to fix it.

next time, don't buy samsung....

Joe Las Vegas
06-17-2009, 06:35 AM
$150 for a cable? please tell me that included a lap dance too....

And a BJ:D

aelk5579
06-17-2009, 09:04 PM
wow, that is U-G-L-Y.

contact Samsung, if you've had it under a year, it should still be under warranty and they'll send someone out to fix it.

next time, don't buy samsung....

Thanks for that jmochen. I have done what you advised and called Samsung. They will send someone out next Monday.
So i take it that no one has seen a problem like this before with these TV's (or any new LCD tv)?

If it completely went black or the colours were not right then i wouldnt have hesitated to call Samsung straight away but i have never heard of a faulty LCD tv causing a grainy picture. What fault could possibly cause that?:what: