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Problem with LN32b40 and xbox 360 (strange)

by chrisj23 / August 28, 2009 5:42 AM PDT

I primarily bought this tv for console gaming and watching blu ray movies. I have the TV connected to a PS3, Xbox 360 and a Wii (Wii is not used often though lol). The 360 and PS3 are both connected via HDMI.
When using the 360, an dark screens, I can see, now this is hard to describe, but what looks like a criss cross or plaid dot type pattern in the screen, if I look fairly closely. This is only a 32'' that i use on my desk next to my pc monitor so I probably sit a little closer than most people.

My previous TV was a Samsung LN32A550 which had the same problem and Best Buy Geek Sqaud exchanged for me. But it seems strange to me that Samsung would make TV's that do not work well with the 360 and its hard to believe that a TV from last year and this year have the same defect.

By the way, games look great on this TV with that glass screen coating or whatever, I play in the dark so the reflections do not bother me.

Am I missing a setting somewhere or something?-the PS3 and WII do not have this problem. Is this an issue with xbox upscaling or something? I cannot find a lot of information on this, maybe I'm being too picky, but it seems to me that the screen should be black.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Problem with LN32b40 and xbox 360 (strange)
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 28, 2009 6:15 AM PDT


I'm not sure why the incompatibility may exist between two televisions and one game station. I might suggest checking and expirimenting with the Xbox's settings. I'm not sure two televisions from two different years would exhibit the same issue if it wasn't at the source. I could be completely wrong, but the settings, a cable, or even something small like that could cause what you're describing.

Toggle and see if some settings (like xvYCC or changing the resolution) to see if you can get the problem to reduce or go away.

Keep me posted.


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Problem with LN32b40 and xbox 360 (strange) Response
by chrisj23 / August 28, 2009 7:42 AM PDT

Well, after some experimenting, I found out that if you set the HDMI "reference level" to intermediate or expanded, rather than standard, the problem seems to not be as pronounced, however, the problem with that is then games are too dark-the blacks are, I guess the term is "crushed."

I like the TV its kind of too bad, but the TV just does not like the 360.

Thanks for the response.

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