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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by satgeek550, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Samsung has downloadable updates that you put on a flash drive and then into the TV.

    Though firmware updates are rare, and you should ONLY do them if you are having an issue. That is why many companies like Sony only make them available after calling tech support. The upgrades can easily cause more issues if you do not have problems as is (one example is the red tint fix Samsung had in a firmware update awhile back that should ONLY be run on TVs with the issue as on TVs without the issue it caused a different color shift).
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

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    My Sony tv automatically download new updates, you turn on the tv and it says do you want to install now or later. They take about 5-10 minutes and you are back to live tv.
     
  3. OldBaldy

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    Great info...My eyes are wide open from watching all of the HD stuff
     
  4. Grentz

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    That is probably for the internet portion, not the panel and TV components.

    Reason I say that is actual system flashes for the TV components are like I said before rare and not supposed to be done unless issues are happening. Firmware updates for the TV components can really screw things up fast. They used to be more common for HDMI compatibility in the early days when lots of stuff was having issues talking, but these days that is not much of an issue.
     
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  6. Scott Kocourek

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    This is very likely the case, the tv has never said what the updates are, just that they are available.
     
  7. Airou

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    Sony and Samsung
     
  8. kylep2000

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    samsung
     
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    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    :hurah::lol::nono2::rolleyes::D:):hurah::nono:
     
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    I know the XBR is better but for the price the Z series is really really good. It elite but definately top of the line. I would not own a Series or a W or a V series either, Z or higher is where its at.
     
  13. concorde1

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    50" panasonic plasma S1
     
  14. the300

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    I don't know if the OP has made a decision on a tv yet, But I thought I would throw my choice into the ring.
    The Sharp 32" Le700un, It is an Led, full backlight display with an outstanding picture and lots of inputs on the back and the side, perfect for a bedroom.
    Before I made my decision on this particular model I did a lot of reserch and was virtually sold on a Samsung or Lg.
    Then, I saw the picture on this model and was very impressed, and when I saw the price tag I was even more impressed. If you havent done so, you should check one out.
     
  15. xmguy

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    Please elaborate. Why do you think Vizio's are bad?
     
  16. xmguy

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    I also got a Vizio 32" this year. 1080p . I really like it.
     
  17. CCarncross

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    Vizio's were cheap junk when they came out, they have improved in the last few years, but if you go read reviews for the best rated tv's, Vizio rarely if ever makes the list.
     
  18. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    I have a Vizio 37" 720p LCD that I bought a few years ago and am quite happy with it. My only complaint is that the sound quality could be better.
    The current issue of Consumer Reports rates the Vizio VF550M 55 inch 120 Hz 1080p LCD as a Best Buy, giving it marks of Excellent for HD picture, very good for SD picture quality and viewing angle and good for sound quality. Another Best Buy was the Tohiba Regza Cinema Series 52XV648U. Best in class went to an LG, followed by a Sony.
     
  19. bartman99

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    We love our LCD Samsung LN46B630 (comes in smaller sizes too). Semi-matt screen helps reduce reflections in a family room full of windows. Great picture in the dark too!
     
  20. Xing

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    The Z series and XBR specs are almost identical, when side by side there is no difference in quality. The XBR has a few more, mostly useless, features. It is not worth the price difference just to say I have an XBR.
     

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