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Hi all,

Purchased from myer late december, got tv couple days ago on the 14th.

Firstly, great PQ very nice!

No buzz so far.

The tv is tilted though to one side about 1.3 cm (called already, tech coming next wed).

I did however notice tiny white dots when playing xbox 360 via componet at 1080p 60hz. But when using my vga cable to play 1080p 60hz it looks fine, no dots.

Have yet to get ps3 or blueray and test hdmi.

I will show the tech when he comes about the dots but not sure whether to go through with a claim about it since it works fine using vga...... nevertheless cant put up with anything wrong since i spent so much on the tv!

Anyone have this problem with component on 360??

Real shame we are having these probs since the PQ of the tv is excellent.

Samsung must be getting fu+cked for all these probs with lcd and plasma, must be loosing allot of money because of it, they should spend more on quality manufacturing and product testing.

Does anyone have any other recommendations of tests i can do on my tv to check for probs??

Will tell all how it all goes,

Jacob

I had the same thing when playing mass effect! (i havent got a vga cable to try it with only component). There was a certain fuzzyness and colour banding. Im not sure if its the game itself or the set. hmmm :)

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Well some good news at last guys , Tech come out today and replaced input / processor board and problem is gone in 1080P , Also noticed firmware on this new board is 27/10 same as Gumball posted was in his that didn't display the problem we were seeing .

No more sparkles where there shouldn't be :)

I did take a Pic of the board while it was apart so I'll post if anyone is interested .

Hey Jomac.. Luck you..

i wouldnt mind the pic.. xbicanic@optusnet.com.au....

i'm still waiting for tech to receive board from samsung.. atleast you didnt wait too long.. hopefully i get mine sorted out soon...

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Are you getting your tv replaced or something?? Its the tv i think because other people are having similar problems with this tv. Do you think i should get mine replaced or fixed even though it still works through vga fine?? :)

I had the same thing when playing mass effect! (i havent got a vga cable to try it with only component). There was a certain fuzzyness and colour banding. Im not sure if its the game itself or the set. hmmm :)
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Are you getting your tv replaced or something?? Its the tv i think because other people are having similar problems with this tv. Do you think i should get mine replaced or fixed even though it still works through vga fine?? :)

Does it happen with alot of games?

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Are you getting your tv replaced or something?? Its the tv i think because other people are having similar problems with this tv. Do you think i should get mine replaced or fixed even though it still works through vga fine?? :)

Ring Samsung, they might send a Tech, to check it out.

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Well some good news at last guys , Tech come out today and replaced input / processor board and problem is gone in 1080P , Also noticed firmware on this new board is 27/10 same as Gumball posted was in his that didn't display the problem we were seeing .

No more sparkles where there shouldn't be :)

I did take a Pic of the board while it was apart so I'll post if anyone is interested .

Great to hear that mate! I too have the same firmware, 27/10, and it has no problems. So hopefully we can draw some sort of conclusion from this :-) Samsung *could* have solved that problem by just giving out a firmware on their website - but meh. From what I've heard, they aren't very upto date with their firmware distribution techiniques for all their products. Enjoy your sparkle free TV :-)

I'm sure without the sparkles, the PQ would be comparable to a Pioneer one anyday :-P :-D

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Hey Redleg,

Got an update, just recieved an email from Samsung confirming reciept of POP etc, seems a little coincidental that it happened a few hours after posting here but without sounding like a super paranoid wierdo wearing an armidillo hat, I guess it was just a coincidence.....

Still have no plasma though, was told 11th then 18th and now it is an open delivery date....getting a little irritated, really want to start playing around with it...

Let me know how you go with your confirmation and when you get your plasma, seems that certain stores are getting them faster than others...

Simo

It doesn't stop there - I got my email confirmation about 6.30pm yesterday as well.

Now to wait for the plasma - I don't have an eta yet but was told when I bought it mid-late Jan

Cheers,

Redleg

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You have later firmware than mine ; Software Version: T-SAFFDAU0- 1012 , Date 2007-09-13 ,

Would be interested to know if all the problems sets have this same firmware especially considering you have later firmware and no problems ? , I have tried over the air download but it does nothing .

I just had a mate over with his PS3 and we ran it for 45 mins on input HDMI3 and no problems were noticed with buzzing or white spots while running the PS3 system menus and blu-ray played fine (I REALLY want one now!). GT4 played fine too without any noticeable problems.... It the problem isolated to particular HDMI inputs? I should have tried all three inputs I guess.

I have "Module: T-SAFFDAU0-1009, Date: 2007-08-25"

The buzzing can be heard when I have the HD tuner running, but it is with my ear near it. Pushing on the back shell does make it stop.

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Can someone please assist?

I have purchased my HDX & would like to know what to do to get the best picture quality in all formats. I do not have any set top box & i am only using a standard dvd player. I do have foxtel but not sure how much of a difference that is?

Sorry, i am new to all this?

Thanks

John

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Can someone please assist?

I have purchased my HDX & would like to know what to do to get the best picture quality in all formats. I do not have any set top box & i am only using a standard dvd player. I do have foxtel but not sure how much of a difference that is?

Sorry, i am new to all this?

Thanks

John

Hi John,

It's a very long thread but I think you'll find the information your looking for here.

http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?s=&...st&p=655249

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I tested mine by having the TV turned on for > 1hr then switching over to HDMI input? Do you think the results would be different if I started testing using HDMI input from the start?

What will you be doing now to try to resolve this problem? :-(

I am very content with this TV and that it can be fixed.

In the meantime I can enjoy it's perfect picture on alternative connections / settings while I watch this forum thread to see what the fixes are.

I am at ease with a repair / update of parts because the picture quality is so good.

I am not considering swapping for replacemtent Samsung, getting a refund and a different TV.

By watching this forum the answers so far seem to be ;

If you are hearing an excessive electrical buzzing it can be greatly reduced by a Samsung techie replacing some parts.

See quote below from the topic Samsung P9 Buzzing, Resolution ;

Hey Guys,

There are indepth threads on the samsung P9 with quite a few people complaining regarding the buzzing sound. So i thought id make a thread specifically on the issue (seeing as the tech just left my home!)

A technician came out after i had made the call last week. At the time, my p9 sounded much like my refrigerator! To explain how loud....i could hear it slightly in the background with my xbox 360 running lol Im sure all xbox owners just said "wow" ;)

Anyway....the technician came out and replaced the coils. If i recall correctly he mentioned an x and y coil. 2 seperate parts of the grid at the back of the tv. He hooked everything back up...we switched on the tv and my jaw dropped. No buzz. I asked if i could try it with the aerial in and still...no noise!

It is finally like regular plasmas. You can only hear the lightest of buzz if you put your ear up against the grill and with the tv on, its noiseless.

So anyone having this problem. ring and get a tech out. They do everything on site and its over within half an hr. Finally!! I can enjoy this tv as it was meant to be enjoyed! Dont sit around like mr sucker here and hope for the buzz to go away. Just make the effort to call the tech and never worry about having to "ignore" that sound in the background of a quiet scene in a movie.

*one happy camper*

If your set is displaying a pattern of sparkling white dots using HDMI connection this can also be fixed by a Samsung techie replacing some parts and / or maybe updating the firmware.

See below quote from Page 14 of this topic;

Well some good news at last guys , Tech come out today and replaced input / processor board and problem is gone in 1080P , Also noticed firmware on this new board is 27/10 same as Gumball posted was in his that didn't display the problem we were seeing .

No more sparkles where there shouldn't be :)

I did take a Pic of the board while it was apart so I'll post if anyone is interested .

If updating the firmaware ( - have to find if it can be downloaded of the Internet first - )

doesn't fix the sparkling white dots then I will make an appointment for a Samsung techie to come and do all these repairs.

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Howdy All

I have been watching this thread like a hawk...one with contacts lenses that is. I purchased a P9 end of the first week of January at Narre Warren (Melbourne) Retra Vision. I was told 5 - 7 days a few days later, but I had been reading this so I knew that wasn't going to happen. Anyway, you all had me worried with this 1080P thing and the buzzing etc. I was also worried about the LCD offer ending before i get my TV. I was heading in to cancel the order and checked this thread before i left. Jomac got his 1080P issue fixed so I decided I would wander in and have a chat with the guy I dealt with.

Got there, it was his day off of course so I spoke to the home theatre guy who was quite good.

He rang Samsung while i was standing there and asked about the LCD offer, they told him that it's been extended till 29/02/08 (Did anyone read the PDF, it closes 15/01/08 and you have to have your paperwork to them by 29/01/07 YEAH 2007 )

I then told him about the issue of the HDMI 1080P 60 Hz. He said he was aware of an issue like this, but it only affects older blue ray players, the new ones are all 24Hz. I have no idea if this is true, but it sort of fits as a lot of the problems have been reported on Ps3 and Xbox which may have older players??

As for the buzz, I guess I will just wait and see. Hopefully those of us waiting for these bad boys all get the latest firmware. I asked if Samsung updated the firmware before shipping them to the stores and he says they do generally ( I dought it)

So back to waiting for now. This has sure been handy, I feel sorry for the salesmen though, must be hard having a customer walk in a tell you the price they are paying and it's less than there cost. I got mine for $3350 inc 26" LCD and extra 3 Years Ex Warranty and i see guys getting them cheaper still.

Cheers

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Ok, my firmware was T-SAFFDAU0-1009

Tech just rang me... Samsung has said they have a fix... replacing the HDMI board (forget the tech term). There is a problem with some resistors being rated too low or something... The fix could be to solder replace the resistors... I said I want the whole board replaced. Board should be ready monday.

Apparently samsung hardware (blu ray players?) with this tv didn't exhibit the issue, only other manufacturers equipment.

The tech also asked me if I had a buzzing issue... I said I did. He said he fixed that on someones tv yesterday and will do the same. Something about contact between some copper coils and the back outer panel...

Supposedly there are service alerts out now on both issues.

So hopefully the tv will be 100% good next week....

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I then told him about the issue of the HDMI 1080P 60 Hz. He said he was aware of an issue like this, but it only affects older blue ray players, the new ones are all 24Hz. I have no idea if this is true, but it sort of fits as a lot of the problems have been reported on Ps3 and Xbox which may have older players??

Cheers

The ps3 outputs blu ray at 24 Hz.

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Two questions id like to ask my fellow P9 owners:

Is there a calibration thread for this tv? or even better could someone point me in the direction of how to calibrate my tv to the best of its ability??

And does anyone know where you can rent a ps3 in sydney so that i can check if i have any hdmi issues??

Thanks greatly guys :D

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Two questions id like to ask my fellow P9 owners:

Is there a calibration thread for this tv? or even better could someone point me in the direction of how to calibrate my tv to the best of its ability??

And does anyone know where you can rent a ps3 in sydney so that i can check if i have any hdmi issues??

Thanks greatly guys :D

Because every source outputs the image differently, it is difficult to give a generalised calibration value. That is, if you calibrate one particular DVD player, and then plug another one into your TV, the image will once again be different.

You can use something like Digital Video Essentials to calibrate your DVD player output on your P9 but it calibrate the images/colours/contrast/brightness of free-to-air TV.

If you want all your sources calibrated, your best bet is to hire an expert to do it for you.... if you're that particular about it.

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Well, I'm certainly starting to feel better about getting a P9, nothing worse than buying a lemon. 2 years ago me and 2 mates bought 3 x 42" Teac Plasmas ans they all died. All where fixed under warranty not without a **** fight though (within the first 12 months) The other 2 are now both dead, I'm just waiting for mine to die again....hense the new sammy with the spare LCD.

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Noticed the Samsung 50in plasma at Myer Sydney City yesterday - with a tag of $3499 - and came in here for a quick look for views and comparisons to a Pana 50in next to the display - only to see that Samsung had just finished a free LCD promotion earlier this week :( (ok - this price can be bettered via the wiki !)

Since the LCD offer has finished - I'm know wondering if its just 'wait' for the next 'deal' time ?? I'm in no rush to get a plasma - but hey if these companies are willing to give something away as an incentive for purchase - why not wait it out ??

any opinions ??

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Noticed the Samsung 50in plasma at Myer Sydney City yesterday - with a tag of $3499 - and came in here for a quick look for views and comparisons to a Pana 50in next to the display - only to see that Samsung had just finished a free LCD promotion earlier this week :( (ok - this price can be bettered via the wiki !)

Since the LCD offer has finished - I'm know wondering if its just 'wait' for the next 'deal' time ?? I'm in no rush to get a plasma - but hey if these companies are willing to give something away as an incentive for purchase - why not wait it out ??

any opinions ??

According to my supplier, the deal has been extended to the END of February!.

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My understanding is that the deal finished on the 15th of the Jan, the time to claim the LCD has been extended from end of Jan to end of Feb because a lot of people won't recieve their TV till after end of Jan because of the shortage of stocks

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According to my supplier, the deal has been extended to the END of February!.

any further details on this ??

I might consider this set if thats the case - 2 sets - a LCD and Plasma for around $3000 seems OK (considering a mate bought a 42 and an LCD for this price around 5mths ago)

EDIT - DRATS read following post - no go / sale now for me :(

EDIT 2 - What about this in the other Samsung thread - http://www.current.com.au/2008/01/17/article/YQQZKKPKEC.html

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Howdy All

I have been watching this thread like a hawk...one with contacts lenses that is. I purchased a P9 end of the first week of January at Narre Warren (Melbourne) Retra Vision. I was told 5 - 7 days a few days later, but I had been reading this so I knew that wasn't going to happen. Anyway, you all had me worried with this 1080P thing and the buzzing etc. I was also worried about the LCD offer ending before i get my TV. I was heading in to cancel the order and checked this thread before i left. Jomac got his 1080P issue fixed so I decided I would wander in and have a chat with the guy I dealt with.

Got there, it was his day off of course so I spoke to the home theatre guy who was quite good.

He rang Samsung while i was standing there and asked about the LCD offer, they told him that it's been extended till 29/02/08 (Did anyone read the PDF, it closes 15/01/08 and you have to have your paperwork to them by 29/01/07 YEAH 2007 )

I then told him about the issue of the HDMI 1080P 60 Hz. He said he was aware of an issue like this, but it only affects older blue ray players, the new ones are all 24Hz. I have no idea if this is true, but it sort of fits as a lot of the problems have been reported on Ps3 and Xbox which may have older players

Cheers

Hi Gianthead

I have the sparkling white noise problem using a pioneer DV400v upscaling player @50 Hz so don't believe your salesman, I am still awaiting a replacement which is due on the 24th of Jan. I purchased mine on th 21st of Dec and reported the fault on 3rd Jan and have been told by Clive Anthony's that there is a hold up at samsung's end with regard to stock (hopefully they are doing the quality checks that should have been done in Malaysia). Will update when i get my replacement.

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Hi Gianthead

I have the sparkling white noise problem using a pioneer DV400v upscaling player @50 Hz so don't believe your salesman, I am still awaiting a replacement which is due on the 24th of Jan. I purchased mine on th 21st of Dec and reported the fault on 3rd Jan and have been told by Clive Anthony's that there is a hold up at samsung's end with regard to stock (hopefully they are doing the quality checks that should have been done in Malaysia). Will update when i get my replacement.

I don think they will replace it.....but they will come to replace the new HDMI board to fix the problem...... I am waiting for the part...goodluck guys

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Well I ordered my unit from Myer (Knox) and was told it would be delivered on the 19th of January.

Today is the 18th and I just spoke to them by phone and they now tell me "some time" in mid February. So the bastards knew they wouldn't have stock in time and just bald-faced bullshitted me. On top of that, they are also holding my Yamaha amplifier that I ordered at the same time until they have the stock to deliver the TV as well.

My recommendation.... don't buy a Samsung at the moment... you have until well in to February before the LCD offer is over, so keep your money. On top of that, don't buy one from Myer Knox as they are complete liars (by the way, that's not liable as I have the order form to prove the delivery date and its in the public interest that they did not tell the truth).

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Well I ordered my unit from Myer (Knox) and was told it would be delivered on the 19th of January.

Today is the 18th and I just spoke to them by phone and they now tell me "some time" in mid February. So the bastards knew they wouldn't have stock in time and just bald-faced bullshitted me. On top of that, they are also holding my Yamaha amplifier that I ordered at the same time until they have the stock to deliver the TV as well.

My recommendation.... don't buy a Samsung at the moment... you have until well in to February before the LCD offer is over, so keep your money. On top of that, don't buy one from Myer Knox as they are complete liars (by the way, that's not liable as I have the order form to prove the delivery date and its in the public interest that they did not tell the truth).

I am also on backorder until then with a different retailer. How does this affect the free lcd offer if you cannot update the serial number and all claims have to be in by the end of the month?

What do you mean by "you have until well in to February before the LCD offer is over" ?

I thought it was over on the 15th.

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Today is the 18th and I just spoke to them by phone and they now tell me "some time" in mid February. So the bastards knew they wouldn't have stock in time and just bald-faced bullshitted me. On top of that, they are also holding my Yamaha amplifier that I ordered at the same time until they have the stock to deliver the TV as well.

If you have payed for the amp, and they have it in stock, go in and ask for the amp or ask to cancel your order and get a refund, see if that changes their mind. Not sure why they would not give it to you, that is strange. How much did you pay for the amp and what model number?

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What do you mean by "you have until well in to February before the LCD offer is over" ?

I thought it was over on the 15th.

Samsung changed it to the 29th of Feb.

Samsung extends free LCD TV offer until February 29

By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Samsung has announced it will extend its current ‘buy one, get one free’ LCD TV promotion until February, the company announced today.

The company’s ‘Bonus LCD TV’ promotion, which offered consumers who purchased a full high definition Samsung television a bonus 19-inch or 26-inch LCD TV free of charge (depending on the model purchased), was due to end today.

If customers buy any one of the following 1080p plasma TVs: PS50P91FDX, PS58P91FDX or PS63P71FDX, they will receive the following bonus LCD TV: LA26R71BDX (black) RRP $1,199.

If customers buy any one of the following 1080p LCD TVs: LA40F81BDX, LA40M81BDX , LA46M81BDX, LA40N81BDX, LA46N81BDX, they will receive the following bonus LCD TV: LA19R71BX (black) RRP $599.

If customers buy any one of the following 1080p LCD TVs: LA52F81BDX, LA46F81BDX, LA52M81BDX, they will receive the following bonus LCD TV: LA26R71BDX (black) RRP $1,199.

To claim the bonus TV, customers need to register online at: www.samsung.com.au/promotions and follow the prompts.

The promotion will be extended until the end of February to allow more customers to take advantage of the offer, according to a Samsung spokesperson.

http://www.current.com.au/2008/01/17/article/YQQZKKPKEC.html

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If you have payed for the amp, and they have it in stock, go in and ask for the amp or ask to cancel your order and get a refund, see if that changes their mind. Not sure why they would not give it to you, that is strange. How much did you pay for the amp and what model number?

The Amp is a Yamaha RX-V1800B, was purchased for a little over $1400.

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The Amp is a Yamaha RX-V1800B, was purchased for a little over $1400.

Hey montey this amp rocks with this tv i have had mine since late nov paid $1400 and was one of the first ordered,for those p9 owners with no problems like me(after 4 panels) should i ring samsung to get it checked or just keep it as is would like some replies with people in the know.cheers

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