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Looking at the Samsung site and manuals they make it sound like DNIe is the greatest thing since sliced bread (but of course it says that). However, I've read in a number of places it often causes more problems than it improves.

I also notice (as it has been reported) that the DNIe demo isn't a true representation of what it does. If we have the split screen you can see how much brighter the side is with it on...but if you select on it isn't that bright. A little misleading if you ask me.

I'm wonder if many people use it. I currently have it off and can't complain about a bad picture.


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Bruce Fan said:
I'm wonder if many people use it. I currently have it off and can't complain about a bad picture.
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I have it enabled all the time. Colors look better with it enabled... I have had no problems when it is turned on. It probably got a bad rap in the previous generation Samsungs as it was suggested on a few forums that enabling it increased the possibility of audio sync issues. However on the new HLPs (my set at least) this is not a problem.
 

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I've been playing with this some more and I don't think I'll leave it on.

Yes, the colours and contrast are a bit better but I often find edges are a little too electronically sharp....ie they get a little pixely.

Anybody else have a comment?
 

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I've been playing with this some more and I don't think I'll leave it on.
Yes, the colours and contrast are a bit better but I often find edges are a little too electronically sharp....ie they get a little pixely.
I agree. I usually leave it off for SD channels, otherwise there's a lot of pixelation on edges. It makes a poor quality SD image even worse.
 

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Bruce Fan said:
Looking at the Samsung site and manuals they make it sound like DNIe is the greatest thing since sliced bread (but of course it says that). However, I've read in a number of places it often causes more problems than it improves.

I also notice (as it has been reported) that the DNIe demo isn't a true representation of what it does. If we have the split screen you can see how much brighter the side is with it on...but if you select on it isn't that bright. A little misleading if you ask me.

I'm wonder if many people use it. I currently have it off and can't complain about a bad picture.

Many thanks!
I have the Sammy HLN4365. I find that it makes analog channels worse. It seems to make DVD better, but it certainly doesn't make as much difference as the promo material suggests. I can barely tell if its on or off. Even in the demo mode I can hardly tell the difference. Perhaps you need a HD source to get the full benefit?
 

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I have the Sammy HLN4365. I find that it makes analog channels worse. It seems to make DVD better, but it certainly doesn't make as much difference as the promo material suggests. I can barely tell if its on or off. Even in the demo mode I can hardly tell the difference. Perhaps you need a HD source to get the full benefit?
It does make HD better... HD is a little soft without DNie but is sharper and more vibrant with it on. Dnie makes little difference on DVDs and with SD I don't have any comment as I don't watch SD on the Samsung.
 

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I also recently played with the DNIe setting. One thing that I was concerned about was that it would mess with my settings that I calibrated with the DVE DVD such as color, brightness, and contrast. Luckily it doesn't seem to affect those. I used the DVE color filters with DNIe on and off and couldn't see any difference.
I haven't checked with SD but I find I like the extra sharpness it provides on DVD material. I'm sure there's some DVD's that the effect wouldn't look right on but generally I like it. Some people prefer a softer look and should leave it off.
As mentioned above, it's not magic or anything like they make it seem; but rather a subtle feature.
 

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Is there a way to tun the DNIe of on a sammy plasma?....I have not been happy with the PQ on my set and have read that the DNIe my cause more problems than it solves. My ste BTW is a 4214 plasma.

Thanks for any advice.
 

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I leave it on, as the more artificial looks better to my eye. Without it, SD looked way too smooth and blurred.
 

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DNie on HLR5064 and DSR530

I noticed that while viewing a recorded HD program that with DNie on I could see image retention when a image went to black. The DSR530 is connected via DVI to HDMI. Since then I leave it off. I'll check and see what the results are with a dvd on a LG DV7832.
 
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