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Are Samsung led - lcd models lit from the left and right edges of the tv?

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a samsung service rep at my house on my d6400 said there was a few along top and bottom and a couple in corners? not sure how true this is but is what i was told
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Is it worth to get it?
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Since most people have cable or satellite and a DVR box hooked up to their tv, what good would voice control be for things like telling it to change to " channel 35" ? Cuz the Channels are changed through the DVR box ?

These tv's come with an IR blaster to use, but from what I have read and seen, the equipment you use has to either be samsung or compatible with the anynet function, so if you have some type of stb like motorola, etc. it's probably gonna be useless and your gonna have to use the device's remote.


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Is it worth to get it?

Well, what do u think...wait for the reviews....for me, it's either the 65 es800 or sony 65 hx929...Im patiently waiting....dunno for how long though... I want a tv now!!
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Ca someone with the es8000 put their settings up. I bought the store display, complete with the stickers saying "new arrival" and "new model". The brightness was all the way up. I don't think that's usually how they come out of the box. I've been messing with it but can't hit the sweet spot.
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Ca someone with the es8000 put their settings up. I bought the store display, complete with the stickers saying "new arrival" and "new model". The brightness was all the way up. I don't think that's usually how they come out of the box. I've been messing with it but can't hit the sweet spot.

The D8000 colorimeter-calibrated settings in my sig might work, but there's a lot of variance even among the same models.

The AVS HD709 image is free and can be burned to a DVD in blue ray format. There are brightness and contrast animated test patterns that are awesome. Directions on how to use them are in the slides. No equipment needed for that part of the calibration.

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These tv's come with an IR blaster to use, but from what I have read and seen, the equipment you use has to either be samsung or compatible with the anynet function, so if you have some type of stb like motorola, etc. it's probably gonna be useless and your gonna have to use the device's remote.

That is REALLY disappointing. Has anyone read in the manual if that is 100% accurate? I was happy when they mentioned that it would be included at CES, but not it seems like a total waste if it doesn't work with my crap TWC box. And I could have sworn that last year at CES or this year they were talking about how we were finally going to be able to ditch our cable boxes with the new samsungs. What happened to that?
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I was told it's only guaranteed to work with Samsung devices but would work with cable boxes in most cases and some other devices.
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That is REALLY disappointing. Has anyone read in the manual if that is 100% accurate? I was happy when they mentioned that it would be included at CES, but not it seems like a total waste if it doesn't work with my crap TWC box. And I could have sworn that last year at CES or this year they were talking about how we were finally going to be able to ditch our cable boxes with the new samsungs. What happened to that?

Well, I remeber reading some site that said the blaster will only work with samsung products. here is a you tube link on the tv...Goes into a lot of detail on the new es8000.. If you goto 5:20, the guy talks briefly about the ir blaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za_VK...ure=plpp_video
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Since most people have cable or satellite and a DVR box hooked up to their tv, what good would voice control be for things like telling it to change to " channel 35" ? Cuz the Channels are changed through the DVR box ?

the ir blaster is for controlling set top boxes dvd blu ray players etc... NOW THE TV will change dish or direct boxes other than that however, yes it is for SAMSUNG PRODUCTS ONLY. hence any type box plugged into a samsung recievere will still change the box.


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Just got an email from samsung support telling me about the new upgrade to make voice control easier and more effective, and a very useful demonstration guide to use it. really good cs, especially since my pn60e8000 just shipped this morning !!

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Well, I remeber reading some site that said the blaster will only work with samsung products. here is a you tube link on the tv...Goes into a lot of detail on the new es8000.. If you goto 5:20, the guy talks briefly about the ir blaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za_VK...ure=plpp_video

When I had my D8000, Anynet+ worked pretty well over HDMI-ARC with my Yamaha AX-3000 receiver, and my Panasonic Blu-Ray player. It's pretty cool- makes the Samsung remote control almost everything. The only problem I had was that the buttons didn't map perfectly to the Blu-Ray player... skip back/fw was instead FF/RW.

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hey guys, I know this is the es8000 thread, but I just got a call from kw international, my pn60e8000 will be here monday , sweet. Now the onlt problem is , do I want the pn64e8000 or the un60es8000/7500 for the living room. Hoping for more reviews in the unxxes8000

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hello joseph10704,

has this model the same banding problem like the previous models?

thx and greets from germany!
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hello joseph10704,

has this model the same banding problem like the previous models?

thx and greets from germany!

i am not sure at the moment i do nto own this tv just yet waiting for price drop's ,and review's from cnet ,but from what i hear the tv has a much better picture from last year D8000 from others that have it on this room.I hope to see this tv in the comeing day's or week's but at the moment no one that i know has this tv on stock or on the floor to see.
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A NEW REVIEW ON THE ES8000 FROM AMAZON
Spectacular Picture on the ES8000 Series, March 14, 2012
By Film Reviewer (Philadelphia, PA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Samsung UN55ES8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver) (Electronics)
I attended the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas and saw this model 2 months ago. It is their flagship model. At the show I had already seen the Samsung's OLED TVs, and some of the 4K Ultra definition TVs. When I saw the Samsung ES8000 (75 inch size), I could not believe how well it looked both in picture and bright colors. It has a technology called Micro Dimming Ultimate. The TV had great contrast. I cannot comment on how it looked in a darkened room or a black screen, but this TV was the best picture I saw at the show from a regular 1080p LED TV, and I saw all the high end TVs at the show. It was a beautifully designed set as well. The 75 inch model I saw will be coming out later this year.
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i see there was a firmware update today for the es8000. Ive tried getting it through the internet and USB and cant get it to work. I get a timeout error when i try to get it through the internet. When i installed it to a thumb drive and unzipped it, it doesnt even see it.

Is there a special port i should be using? I have firmware 1008 right now, I downloaded 1012 just now.

Right now Im not happy with this TV. The B8500 from a couple years ago is still better than the picture on this TV. Now that Ive had it for a couple days, its as obvious as the day is long. I was reading a review somewhere that the 1012 update made a huge difference. Im holding out hope
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it sounds like you own the tv Holton0289
same question to you: have the tv the same banding problem like the previous models?

it would be a shame if samsung don't get the problem under control. we talk about a tv that costs 2800€ (3500$). here in germany the tv will be released by the end of march and no one retailer has the tv for showcase...


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ha. I think out of frustration I found a service tool. I was holding down the return button (maybe the exit button i wasnt paying much attention) for about 15 seconds or so. A box popped up saying it was going to run an internal diagnosis. Check basic connection and signal levels and several other things.

It did its thing but diddnt turn up any info of use.
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yea, at least i think mine does. Thats why i was hoping to get this update and download the grayscal and test it out.
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OK so i got it to download the update (i think) and i put the tests up so here they are. Im not sure how the 2nd box appeared.







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Looks good, but give these a shot too if you get the chance:

Greyscale #2

Flashlight Test #2

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Plasma IR Removal:

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holton0289, I got the same firmware update notice rom samsung. Do you not have it hooked up to the internet ? It would do it all on its own then. It is wireless so no wires needed just your router. Also, have you watched any 3d yet or tried the 2d-3d conversion ?

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Does the es8000 support RVU so you can use directv without a box.
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OK so i got it to download the update (i think) and i put the tests up so here they are. Im not sure how the 2nd box appeared.








this looks fantastic ,i see not clouding nor backlight bleed and to me there is perfect uniformity WOW samsung really did a good job so far all i have herd are fantastic thing's abotu this ES8000 ,By the way what size is this tv a 46 inch or 55 .Thank u for showing us the pic's let me knwo on the size thank u .
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this is the 55in

I bought what was going to be the stores display tv at best buy. Out of the box the contrast was all the way up to 20. I thought it was so bright. When I did a factory restore, it brought it down to 11. With the brightness all the way up, you could see clouding and uneven colors.
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Does the es8000 support RVU so you can use directv without a box.

yes. that was one of its boasting points. see samsung @ ces vids.


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Looks good, but give these a shot too if you get the chance:

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Wow, looks great , looks so dark you can barely see the bezel. is that flashlighting on the left (looking at it as we are) or just from the camera or camera angle. the right side looks pure and uniform.

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Wow, looks great , looks so dark you can barely see the bezel. is that flashlighting on the left (looking at it as we are) or just from the camera or camera angle. the right side looks pure and uniform.

you mean the whitish spot on the left (2nd rectangle from the bottom)?
that spot is right on the bezel, don't know what it comes from, I guess camera artifact, I don't see anything abnormal in real life
again all these pics are with no calibration
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