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post #76 of 166 (permalink) Old 2007-08-30, 12:29 PM
 
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post #77 of 166 (permalink) Old 2007-08-31, 02:57 AM
 
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Thanks - that review really knocks the black levels of the set.

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Yes this CNET review does not!
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Weird as you pointed out how the two reviewers at the sets at such different output levels for their analysis. One must have it in the basement and the other out on the sundeck!

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Has anyone gone into the service menus and closed the iris on these sets? What did you think of the results?

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In any event, bought one of the 5689s. Can't wait for this puppy to be delivered!

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Good stuff, Lou! Looking forward to your comments.
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I will. Just hope the black level issue does not bug me too much.

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Hmm...

I just realized i can't connect my BD-P1200 to the 5689 at 1080p/24. Very weird.

Anyone else seen/heard of this?

Time to call Samsung Canada.

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Picking up my set tomorrow night.

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I just realized i can't connect my BD-P1200 to the 5689 at 1080p/24. Very weird.
I saw this mentioned in a review of the 5687

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/rearpro...vs/807sam5687/

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The Samsung will accept a 1080p/24fps input, but it converts it internally to 1080p/60fps prior to display. And it will not accept a 1080p/24fps input from Samsung's own BD-P1200 Blu-ray player, a trait it shares with the Samsung LN-T5265F flat panel LCD.

It did accept a 1080p/24 input from the Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 BD player, but its 24fps performance with that player was unsatisfactory. It skipped a frame or two every few minutes, which caused the image to stutter. I sent 1080p/60 to the set for all of my HD disc viewing.
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Well the set is in the house. Did not have much time to do much beyond applying the menu settings listed here and at AVSForum.

Eyeballing it the geometry seems good but I'll reserve judgement until I can run some test patterns. No prism/halo issues. Using the HDMI connection with my HD-A1.

Black levels seem good as quick runs through Batman Begins scenes seemed fine. My God - scanning through The Corpse Bride was awesome in its 3Dishness! Upconversion on Return of the King was excellent as well.

More fun this weekend!

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Spent some time with my newly received 5689 last night. It is build 1016. Geometry is excellent and no halos are present. I do find the black level acceptable but not great. I have improved it by closing the aperture and putting the SB setting at 175.

Here is a link to some pictures I took.

Sorry for the quality - not a pro at taking TV screenshots. Most of the shots are from The Heroes - Season 1 HD DVD boxset.

I am stunned by the quality and detail the set is displaying and unfortunately the pictures do not totally capture. Even SD DVDs look great using the HDMI upconversion capabilities of my HD-A1.

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Hey...


How did you close the iris? and what is the SB setting? Did you make these changes in conjuction with the avical starter settings?

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Control of the iris is under the DB Aperture option on the service menu. The SB setting controls the black level in a range between 0 - 255. Getting into the 200+ range really darkens things up. If you need exact instructions - scan the AVS forum threads.

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