Samsung P5085W Questions

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I have just acquired a Samsung P5085. (Not because it was top rated by
Consumers reports, but, by large measure, comments read in this group.

Delighted with it, although a little irked at some of its odd quirks. (Not
all inputs will PIP, and in fact any kind of digital input - component, DVI
etc.) has very limited adjustments.

Nut some newbie questions.

I have an Expressvu 6120 HD sat receiver. (Same as the Dish TU-DP811), and
its setup reuires setting the HDTV output settings from 480p, 720p, and
1080i.

Although I have been enjoying superb quality, I discovered last night that
the box was set to 480p!

I had assumed that the Samsung was infact a 720p set, so I reset the sat box
to 720p and I think (!!!) it looks better - (but having watched American
Idol in (apparently) 480p I was amazed at the quality except for 2 or 3
cameras they use that are either very badly out of wack, or SD cameras up
converted, (most of the B-cameras).

The Samsung has an ID button which, among other things, provides data on the
input (i.e. 720 x 480 for SD stuff, and now, 1280 x 720 now for HD content.

Being curious I reset the sat box to 1080i. Sure enough the info button
reported input signals at 1920 x 1080 . Try as I may I couldn't see any
difference!

My question is...what setting do I use, and what does the Sammy actually
use!

While I'm at it, the manual provides very limited data for remote control
codes.

Anyone have a working code for Dish network, Directv (Hughes or Toshiba),
and a JVC VCR!!!!!

Any help would be a boon!

Roy
 
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In article <JlrOd.23011$Ub4.893056@news20.bellglobal.com>,
"Roy Smith" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote:

> Being curious I reset the sat box to 1080i. Sure enough the info
> button reported input signals at 1920 x 1080 . Try as I may I
> couldn't see any difference!
>
> My question is...what setting do I use, and what does the Sammy
> actually use!

The Sammy converts all input to 720p for output; the only display
possible with the Sammy is 720p--this is true for all Samsung DLP sets
currently on the market.

So you might as well set the output to 720p; that's what I did with my
5685W.

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Roy Smith wrote:

> While I'm at it, the manual provides very limited data for remote
> control codes.
>
> Anyone have a working code for Dish network, Directv (Hughes or
> Toshiba), and a JVC VCR!!!!!

Typical... everyone wants to brag that they give you a "universal
remote", but nobody wants to help anyone else's remote be useful on
their unit.

My off-brand DVD player wasn't in the repertoire of my Samsung remote
at all, and when I finally sorted out what the code was to control my
VCR, by trying half a dozen possibilities, hardly any of the buttons
were supported. Most claims of universal remoteness are very
exaggerated. I call these wannabe-universal units "galactic remotes".
And in my opinion they're useless. Nowadays almost every remote sold
is "galactic".

The only real way out, I understand, is to buy one of the fancy remotes
that is truly universal -- able to configure every key, able to learn
from other remotes. Personally I just live with the multiple remotes.
 
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In article <1108076049.190496.304160@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>,
"Paul Kienitz" <paul-NOZPAM@paulkienitz.net> wrote:

> The only real way out, I understand, is to buy one of the fancy
> remotes that is truly universal -- able to configure every key, able
> to learn from other remotes.

And one of the best lines of these is the Harmony Remote; I've had one
for about a year, and while it's not perfect, it's about the best I've
found. <http://www.harmonyremote.com>

It's a Canadian company that was bought out by Logitech last May, but is
still being run as a subsidiary company rather than an internal
division. And their tech support is about the best that I have found.

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