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Displaying full screen pictures from a flash Drive

by Paleale11 / January 23, 2009 12:36 PM PST

Hi New member. I dont know if this question came up yet. I just bought a LN40A650. Love this TV, but I can't seem to display a slide show in full screen. only in 4:3 I can zoom the picture to wide screen and they look awesome but it will not play in wide screen. Is this even Possible? Please tell me that it is possible to play in wide mode. This tv will soon be up on the wall and I will be using it as a tv and a picture viewer, Thats why the wife let me buy it...lol.

Thanks
Paleale

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Anyone??
by Paleale11 / January 28, 2009 11:02 AM PST

Anyone??

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You're not crazy
by clicq / January 29, 2009 4:47 AM PST

Just so you know you're not the only one, I can't find the feature either... so I don't think it's a current feature of the TV. Maybe it'll be in a firmware update?

I think the default is to play the pictures at the original size, or scale the pictures to fit the LCD. When it scales, it keeps the original aspect ratio, and since most digital cameras take pictures in a 4:3 ish aspect ratio... that's what you get. When I tried a widescreen picture, it took up most of the screen.

It's a reasonable assumption to make, I think, though I do think the option should be there to expand to fit the screen.

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full screen pictures from a flash drive
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 2, 2009 1:02 PM PST

Paleale11,

First of all, I apologize for the delay. I'm looking into this for an answer, and this question has me stumped.

Does the picture size/aspect change when you increase the megapixel count on the camera?

The Wide Screen, from what I understand, is for video processing only. I'll check more into this.

--HDTech

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full screen pictures from a flash drive
by Paleale11 / February 2, 2009 2:57 PM PST

All the pictures that were on the flash drive were taken with an 8 mega pixel or a 10 mega pixel camera on the highest settings. On my wide screen pc monitor they fill the screen no black bars. I can zoom them in on the tv but I was hoping that they could display on full wide screen automatically. Thanks for getting a chance to answer this thread, I am a tech myself and know how busy you get.

Paleale

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Widescreen pics
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 4, 2009 3:35 AM PST

Paleale,

I appreciate your patience.

I did check myself with a 8mp camera as well as discussed this with one of our WiseLink specialists. There is no way to automatically go fullscreen with the pictures.

It sounds like a good idea for the televisions to be able to do this; and will consider this in our Future Ideas wishlist. I do question, however, how it would handle a picture taken sideways. But I'll run it up to our engineers and see if that's something they could consider for the future.

--HDTech

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Widescreen Pics
by Paleale11 / February 4, 2009 2:02 PM PST
In reply to: Widescreen pics

--HDTech
Thanks for getting back to me. As far as Portrait pictures on my wide screen monitor they just display like you see them they do not get blown up or cropped. Landscape photos will get cropped a little but still are alot better than black bars. Do you think it would be a firmware update or maybe someone at Samsung could write a little screensaver program that Samsung would be able to sell. Maybe put it on a flash drive that you could upload your own photos on and have a nice Picture Viewer sitting on your wall instead of those small ones they sell.

Paleale

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Honestly....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 5, 2009 12:16 PM PST
In reply to: Widescreen Pics

Paleale11,

I believe in being straightforward, and I'm going to suggest that while I think you have a great idea there, it's probably not going to happen.

However, let me report that as a wanted feature (also might be helpful to write a quick synapsis in the "WishList" thread pinned near the top of all the threads) and see what other people say about it as well. I'd be happy to pass your thoughts to the people who consider new ideas.

I hope the answer isn't too disappointing, but I believe in being upfront.

--HDTech

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Deal breaker for me
by wantBetterSpecs / February 18, 2014 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: Honestly....

I appreciate your straightforwardness, and maybe I'm the only other person in all these years to care about this feature, but full screen slide shows were a main reason I wanted a smart TV, and I returned a 5500 after discovering I had to zoom each image individually and back out to change images. It was needlessly aggravating after reading your specs, where it never, ever occurred to me that one of the most expensive sets of its size would lack such a basic feature that's been around since the most primitive photo frames of the middle of the last decade.

Since I savor life's mysteries, I'd really like to understand the thinking behind such a decision; did they need to cannibalize those last few dozen bytes for the smart hub? In any event, please relay to them that I'll be buying Vizio from now on (as well as those I persuade and anyone who feels as I do and hasn't bothered to write) unless Samsung convinces me they've changed (and makes it up to me for this experience).

I appreciate your reading my feedback.

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full size photos in usb
by PhilomenaMaria / February 28, 2014 3:29 PM PST
In reply to: Deal breaker for me

I hear you on wanting full size slide shows.. I also upgraded screen size in large part for this reason. I bought a UN32EH5300. My old Tv was a smaller Panasonic Viera.. using an SD card on the TV I was able to view any image I put on the card and it would resize it top to bottom.. basically no matter the size of the picture, it would make it so that the top and bottom touched top and bottom of the screen.. and it blended nicely as well.. So I was excited hooking up my new Samsung UN32EH5300.. put in my USB stick, entered the picture and instead of going full screen, it appeared as a small box in the center of the screen, 3 times smaller than it was on my other tv.. i'm yet to see if there is a fix on this.. I haven't tried it yet but i'm hoping uploading to my Facebook account and viewing that way may put them full screen.. if not I don't know what to do as this seems idiotic.. on top of that, when I view pictures, even though all the eco settings are off, it's still auto dimming the brightness.. can't figure out how to make that stop..

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Vizio
by PhilomenaMaria / February 28, 2014 3:35 PM PST
In reply to: Deal breaker for me

I just wanted to add to be careful with your Vizio products as I had a horrible time with their customer service.. they will do what they can not to honor the warranty. I had an optical port break off one of their sound bars, making it so you couldn't put the cable back in and have it stay.. I figured this was a defect of some type so I called them on it. The girl wasn't really friendly and basically made it sound like it was my fault and that I broke it.. they wouldn't honor that as it wasn't a manufacturing defect. All I did was remove the optical cable and the door remained inside the port.. this was just a cheap sound bar but at the time i had a Vizio TV in my shopping cart on Amazon.. but I deleted it as they don't stand up for the customer.. I wondered if the same thing would happen to the ports on the TV, i'd be stuck having to pay hundreds shipping it in for repair out of my own pocket. Talking further to my next door neighbor who repairs Samsung products.. he basically hinted that Vizio's are throwaways... just a warning.

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recommend panasonic viera
by PhilomenaMaria / February 28, 2014 3:39 PM PST
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sorry for the repeat post but i can't figure out how to edit.. for what you're looking for, I do recommend the Panasonic Viera TV.. speakers and picture were great.. full sized image viewing..

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