Samsung TX-R3079WH

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Basics

  • 30" (diagonal) widescreen CRT television
  • Slim Depth CRT; 1/3 Thinner than Regular Flat CRT
  • Connections
    • RF Input: 1 Rear
    • Auto Sensing Component Inputs (480i/480p/1080i): 2 Rear
    • S-Video Inputs: 1 Side, 1 Rear (shared)
    • Fixed A/V Monitor Output: 1 Rear
    • 4 Composite A/V Inputs: 1 Side, 3 Rear (shared)

Picture fidelity

  • Generally good, although adjusting for overscan causes slight distortion (approximately 1cm strip) on right side of screen.
  • Video picture excellent in 1080i mode, but when used with LMCE 7.10b3 and a GeForce 6200 graphics card, causes slow response when browsing media.

Pros

  • HDMI Input with native 420p, 720p and 1080i
  • Simple User menu interface

Cons

  • At 120 lbs. not an easy TV to transport. (But that much harder to steal)
  • No RS232 port ( Control_A/V_equipment_with_RS232/USB/Ethernet )
  • Overscans LMCE input and must be manually adjusted to display properly
  • At 720p/1080i KDE Desktop script is nearly impossible to read. (Attempted to manually adjust dpi settings without success.)

Usability

  • After initial difficulty with overscan, unit has been quite usable.
  • Although I would not recommend this TV as a new purchase for a LMCE display, for those who have one already it is compatible.

Xorg.conf Specs

The following Xorg.conf settings were useful in obtaining a proper display.

Section "Monitor"

       Identifier      "Samsung"
       ModelName       "TX-R3079WH"
       DisplaySize     660 375
       Modeline        "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
       Modeline        "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
       HorizSync       15-46
       VertRefresh     59-61

EndSection

Section "Screen"

       Identifier      "Default Screen"
       Device          "nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)]"
       Monitor         "Samsung"
       DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection "Display"
               Modes           "1280x720"
               Virtual         1280 720
       EndSubSection
       Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
       Option "renderAccel" "true"
       Option "NoDDCValue"
       Option "UseEDID" "false"
       Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
       Option "NoLogo" "true"
       Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
       Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedMod$
       Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
       Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
       Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
       Option  "TVStandard"    "640x480"

EndSection


Additional Info

As is it not included in the Owner's Manual, I have provided links to the section of the Alignment Manual needed to adjust for the overscan.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3465/serman32er6.jpg

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7179/serman34qy9.jpg