Category: "Samsung HLN4365W1"

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10/30/05

  02:35:32 pm, by The Dreamer   , 248 words  
Categories: General, Samsung HLN4365W1, Cable HD DVR, VoIP

Lamp Hour Check

Just as I thought I was done my semi-annual time change, I remembered that I had forgotten to do my TV. Just after I had turned it off after checking my scheduled recordings in my SA8300HD DVR.

The Lamp Timer read 2753 hours.

That's 999 hours consumed since the last time change. So it has been 210 days since I last checked the Lamp Timer, so that's an average of 4.75 hours per day. I guess that's about right.

I've been thinking of getting a new lamp as a spare. Probably getting closer to a point where I can rationalize doing it better &#59;D

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09/12/05

  10:53:41 am, by The Dreamer   , 506 words  
Categories: General, ReplayTV, Samsung HLN4365W1, Time Warner/Cox Cable, Cable HD DVR, OTA HDTV

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Link: http://www.tenniskatrina.com/

Here's something new for me that I forgot to tell the world about. For the last few days, I've been doing two strange things.

  1. Watching Sports
  2. Watching Live TV

But, I had come across USAHD on my SA8300 DVR a while back, which apparently is largely added for US Open coverage (meaning I guess it'll be going away soon).

And, while channel surfing in HD one evening...I ended up watching it.

I guess the fact that it is in HD, was a big factor. Well, I guess this isn't totally strange, when I first got the HDTV....I was watching the Calgary Flames attempt to take the Stanley Cup. And, when coverage switched to ABC, I had to watch it live OTA. Though I wasn't a convert yet, so I was also recording in SD, and switch back and forth depending on where things were when I got to turning the set on (switching back to SD when I wanted to pause...)...though this was the catalyst for playing around with recording downconverted HD on a ReplayTV.

Back to the US Open, later I sacrificed stuff in my HD-DVR and scheduled recordings of some of the coverage, because I didn't want to miss the semi/final coverage and some of it wasn't at convenient times.

It was kind of intense and sad watching the women single semi's, perhaps I because I was rooting for Elena Dementieva and later Maria Sharapova &#59;D The match with Maria ran long, so I missed the ending...though I guess I didn't really miss anything. I felt like screaming that she should smile, but I wasn't watching that live....

Though it was good watching the final still....rooting for Kim Clijster....the rough part was that it ran over the scheduled slot, so the HD recording cut me off. Though I had padded the SD recording of it on my ReplayTV. (there is no USAHD OTA :..( )

Boy, it was really terrible having to watch the remainder of that in SD. My interest in continuing to watch faded pretty much after that. And, I deleted the rest of my SD and HD recordings...though I did watch part of the women's mixed finals. After all, got to see Elena again :yes:

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04/03/05

  11:49:50 am, by The Dreamer   , 294 words  
Categories: General, Samsung HLN4365W1, Cable HD DVR

The Dreaded Time Change

I'm really starting to dislike the time change....>:-[

I've barely made any dent in changing all my clocks this morning....almost like I need to write out a list to make sure I don't miss any now....

Meanwhile...since accessing the service menu clears the clock on my TV, this is the time I check how many hours of life I've used so far. It reads 1754 hours. Weren't these things rate for 8000 hours? I guess I'll hit or break 2000 by the time it is 1 year old. Wonder if I should still plan on getting a spare this year.

Next I checked my SA8000HD DVR, while the clock updates automatically....recordings have a way of not working after the time change. Though I created all my recordings to not be time dependent. Sometimes it records a little more than it should, but for the stuff I record with it...it is tolerable.

It mainly records primetime broadcast HD, with the occasional movie from HBO-HD and SHO-HD...there was one movie scheduled for early this morning....so I checked that. Instead I was greeted by the dreaded LIST failed message. ARGH. Had to hard boot it again. Calling support won't help, because this is all they'll do to close it as resolved. It has to stay down to make them interested in fixing it. Its not like having a box with a harddrive going 24/7 can't be done.

I did use to record shows from SHO-HD....except it was only the one....Dead Like Me. So, I keep wondering why I keep the subscription.... Of course, I'm also paying for HD-Gold, which they threw in for a 1 month free trial....and I hardly ever watch anything from those channels either....

Oh well, back to updating clocks.

02/09/05

  08:45:26 am, by The Dreamer   , 119 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1

Samsung DLP Update

Well, I guess it was too good to last....this morning my TV failed to start the first time. Though it did eventually start.

Now the melody on tone is missing again.

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11/27/04

  01:37:39 pm, by The Dreamer   , 337 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1, Hardware, Computer

I'm having trouble reading my screen...

...because I've downgraded from the dead Dell 1800FP to my old AOC 17" CRT monitor. Boy, what a huge difference.

Not to mention my desk clutter has trouble accommodating the extra size of the monitor. &#59;D

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11/25/04

  12:19:40 pm, by The Dreamer   , 331 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1, Momitsu V880N

Time to reconfigure my TV inputs....

Decided it was time to see about freeing up my DVI input again, and seeing how my Momitsu V880N would work on VGA input.

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11/19/04

  01:04:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 150 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1

3BLP Update

An interesting side effect since the 3BLP incident last night, is that the 'on' melody tone is back.

I had posted about my discovery that the TV volume control affects whether or not it plays the 'off' melody tone (This thread on HDTVoice.com)

But, I noticed that somewhere after I made the tweak -- here -- that it wasn't making the melody tone when turning on.

I wasn't too concerned about it, because my main concern was been able to hear for certain that it was shutting down.

Because the cable box (SA8000HD DVR) outputs a black video signal when it is turned off....and if the off for the TV fails to register...it could end up being left on for a long time until I discover it. And, this has happened twice so far.

Hopefully this will be the only thing to come out of this. :>>

11/18/04

  10:53:29 pm, by The Dreamer   , 42 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1

3BLP

Darn...had my first scare.

The dreaded "3 blinking lights problem".

I hit power again, and it turned off and a few seconds later I hit power again and this time it came on fine.

I hope I never see it again.

:lalala:

10/31/04

  04:01:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 118 words  
Categories: General, Samsung HLN4365W1

The Time Change

I think its official....

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10/25/04

  08:06:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 282 words  
Categories: Home Theatre, Samsung HLN4365W1, Momitsu V880N

Momitsu DVD-V880N

Link: http://www.extremephono.com/momitsu_dvd_v880.htm

Well, I just took the plunge and ordered this DVD player.

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