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Getting Full 1090P/120hz Resolution

by bengie3 / November 22, 2009 2:00 PM PST

I was so impressed with my LN40B650 picture, I bought a second set. I upgraded with a LN46B750 set in the den and moved the 40" to my man cave. Unfortunately, neither set now gives me the picture I originally had.
I assume it is me. I've played with all the adjustments, but I cannot get the clarity and sharpness I started with. When I hit 'source' on my new set, I get 1920x1090i@60hz that that makes me think I don't have what I bought. Because the original is not set up on a HD box, I know I won't get the same clarity, but is is worse that non-HD was before the move.
How can I adjust my picture to get the clarity I once had? Why am I getting 1090i@60hz instead of 1090p@120 or 240?

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Opps!
by bengie3 / November 23, 2009 10:50 AM PST

Now that I calmed down, opps on the 1090p. It's 1080p and the 750 is 240hz but I'd be happy with 120hz. Hookup is simple - HDMI cable (same as my original 650 model), direct from Verizon box. Adjustments allowed to adjust picture are minor - I'm not getting the detail I had before. How do I check to see what resolution I have. Samsung Tech - I have a Samsung Monitor that tells me capability of computer I attach. Is there a similar check for a computer?

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Opps!
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 24, 2009 11:18 AM PST
In reply to: Opps!

bengie3,

What you're seeing in the INFO bar is not what the television is showing, but the incoming signal.

For resolution, 1080p signals will usually come from a Blu-Ray player or a high definition content. Broadcasts usually maximize at 1080i, but you can still get a great picture from 720.

For the Hz, the highest consumer electronics products can go is 60Hz. (Some computers can output 120Hz signals, depending on the level of video card).

So check the INFO bar. If you're not getting at least 720p, you're probably watching standard definition signals, or the box isn't sending HD signals - which would be a good contender for the problem of a decreased picture quality.

You might also want to check the HDTV Picture Settings Forums here on C|Net. People do adjust their sets and post their "ultimate" settings, and that might help you get the picture you're looking for as well.

Be sure that if you're watching HD content that the Blu-Ray/cable/sat unit is set to OUTPUT high definition. Many units out of the box are not programmed to do that out of the box, so a quick manual switch may do the trick.

--HDTech

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Calmer, but still want more
by bengie3 / November 24, 2009 2:01 PM PST
In reply to: Opps!

Thank you for your response. Think I understand the technicals on the 1080i/60Hz input - but I know what I had with the 650 and I want it back with the 750. We are not talking tweaks that are built in with the limited adjustments I found - that finesse comes later. I had crystal clear definition with the 650 - I could read hat emblems at sporting events with same Verizon box, same wires. Now everything is washed out, blurred. Before, I could count pixels. Now, not so much.
I'm coming in direct; no switch on the box. Changed cables, but got no improvement.
I'm thinking there is something greater here. Picture test says external connection issue. Software is 2009/06/09. Tried different HDMI ports, different cables. Frustrated. Missing something.

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