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Where the hell did I say he should upgrade his firmware with a "lower version"?
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...i found there was a firmware update 1024 released on 3/9/14 so i was planning on doing that as soon as the tv arrives... i have seen somewhere else on the forum where someone just bought the same model and their firmware number that was shipped with the tv is higher than the 1024 update
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No, the firmware is not older than what your TV is shipping with. I updated my TV just fine.
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I just bought a UN32EH5000 and I have some questions if anyone can answer, thanks.

1. Sometimes when I tilt the TV I noticed I hear something shifting. It's not a screw or piece of plastic. Like I said it's more the sound of something shifting and not rattling, it sounds like something fairly big. Should I return this TV or what? I tested it and it works but it doesn't seem like it'd be normal for anything to shift.

2. My version number is UU02. Checking the panel it says I have a Samsung a-Si TFT-LCD. Is that a good one/bad one or what?
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If you are worried about it (the loose assembly), change it. Peace of mind.
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Hey forum,

I picked up the Samsung UE40H5000 from John Lewis about 1 month ago and I’ve had nothing put problems trying to connect my HDMI cable.

The problem I’m having is with the HDMI1 source setting. When connected to the PS4 the screen will flicker ever 15-20s which makes it completely unusable. In the PS4 settings I’ve noticed that when 1080p is selected then the flickering is every 1s and the rest (1080i, 760, 460 etc) are every 15-20s.

I’ve gone through 3 HDMI cables costing £95 thinking it was something wrong in that aspect and then I’ve tried 4 other laptops which still highlight the problem and my final resort is to get some help in the forum before sending it back to the company I bought it from.

All I wanted was a TV to watch some Netflix on with my flatmates and have a few beers with the PS4 but it has turned into a complete nightmare! and it’s absolutely unusable at the minute.
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So maybe there's something faulty about the HDMI input. Get a replacement and see if that's better.

How can three HDMI cables cost £95? Somebody saw you coming.
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Samsung Calibrations Solved!

Samsung UN32EH5300 - February 2, 2015
Calibrated using iScan Duo for Patterns, Spectracal C6 on tripod profiled off i1Pro, and using Calman 5.4.1 Build # 1856

Service Menu: White Balances

Sub Brightness: 112
Red Offset: 129
Green Offset: 127
Blue Offset: 124
Sub Contrast: 117
Red Gain: 137
Green Gain: 127
Blue Gain: 154

Movie Values after calibration:
Backlight: 18
Contrast: 89
Brightness: 42
Sharpness: 34
Colour: 50
Tint: 50/50

Advanced settings:
Dynamic: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: 0
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color Space: Native

White Balance: All 25s - Calibrated in Service Menu


Gamma: -1

Picture Option:
Colour Tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Auto
MPEG Noise Filter: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
Film Mode: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off
Eco Mode: Off

NOTE: Use the Spears and Munsil II Blu-ray patterns to adjust Brightness, Contrast and Sharpness.
Adjust the Contrast downwards until ALL Pink has disappeared from the pattern.
Disney WOW Blu-ray - Use Basic Only, less 1 to 2 clicks. Do not use Advanced! Values will end too high!

Just found another hickup in calibrating Samsungs, although with me going into the Service Menu, that may be moot with this set.
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TV not going into full standby every time

I'm noticing that sometimes my new H4000 Series 4 tv doesn't power off fully. Sometimes the USB port remains powered (I can tell because I have a Chromecast which remains powered) and the Samsung logo doesn't appear when I turn the tv back on. On other occasions it powers down fully (or as much as it should) - the USB port stops powering the Chromecast and the Samsung logo appears when I switch back on. I have the latest firmware (and it did it with the previous firmware too). How can I make sure that it switches to full standby each and every time without resorting to pulling the plug? I've resorted to adding a daily 1am 'power off timer' in the settings to see if this will force it into full standby should it remain half awake! Not sure if this will work yet!
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Hello,
I bought a UE40EH5000 about 1 year ago, in Italy.
The installed firmware is 1019, and I have found on the UK Samsung website a more recent firmware (Multilanguage Version 1028.0).
Could I install this firmware on my LCD without problem?
Where can I find the changes in the 1028.0 firmware and the differences between the 1019 and the 1028?
Too many questions?
Sorry for my english.
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hello everyone
the hdmi 1 port on my samsung 40eh500 has gone kaput
led detect that port is alive when output source is turned on (shown and can be enabled through source menu) but give no display with no signal error

tried different output sources, different pc's and graphics card

it was connected to my pc gpu with dvi port on gpu. i cleaned pc. put it back and getting this error since then. also gpu is dead dunno what happened

hdmi 2 port works fine.

what can i do now to fix it?
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Purchased 46EH5000 with current Samsung panel at Costco

Found calibrating this set a bit of a challenge as it's the first set that has a pasty look with colors due to the high default of 100 for Contrast.

Used AVS d/l disk as reference.

Calibrated for OTA.

The following works well here visually:

All Auto features turned off

Sharpness = 40

Color = 36

Backlight = 12 (default)

Contrast = 95

Brightness = 45 (default)

Temperature = Warm 1

Found adjusting Backlight & Brightness had too much of an impact on the black level which is very good on this set.

Room setting was mid-day with curtains half drawn

Overall, a good budget set & recommended
What version/panel do you have on this one? Thanks!
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Samsung UN32EH5300 - February 2, 2015
Calibrated using iScan Duo for Patterns, Spectracal C6 on tripod profiled off i1Pro, and using Calman 5.4.1 Build # 1856

Service Menu: White Balances

Sub Brightness: 112
Red Offset: 129
Green Offset: 127
Blue Offset: 124
Sub Contrast: 117
Red Gain: 137
Green Gain: 127
Blue Gain: 154

Movie Values after calibration:
Backlight: 18
Contrast: 89
Brightness: 42
Sharpness: 34
Colour: 50
Tint: 50/50

Advanced settings:
Dynamic: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: 0
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color Space: Native

White Balance: All 25s - Calibrated in Service Menu


Gamma: -1

Picture Option:
Colour Tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Auto
MPEG Noise Filter: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
Film Mode: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off
Eco Mode: Off

NOTE: Use the Spears and Munsil II Blu-ray patterns to adjust Brightness, Contrast and Sharpness.
Adjust the Contrast downwards until ALL Pink has disappeared from the pattern.
Disney WOW Blu-ray - Use Basic Only, less 1 to 2 clicks. Do not use Advanced! Values will end too high!

Just found another hickup in calibrating Samsungs, although with me going into the Service Menu, that may be moot with this set.
Thanks for the post and re-calibration settings.

I'm using these settings on my 37EH5000 with some adjustments and find them to have a much higher fine black details then the first calibration settings you posted back in 2014.

I'm still adjusting to the color and temperature changes with this re-calibration settings but so far I think the colors are more natural/accurate when compared to the first calibration settings you posted.

The second re-calibration settings you posted back in December of 2014 was the worst of the 3 on my 37EH5000 and I did not keep the 2nd calibration settings you posted on my 37EH5000 (went back to the first one and now the third one).

Thanks again for the new re-calibration settings post and take care for now.
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Finding once the Samsungs get to about the 400 hour usage mark, they settle in stay pretty well on track after that.

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Has your unit hit the 1K hours mark yet p5browne?

I'm pretty certain my unit is over the 1K hours mark.
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Has your unit hit the 1K hours mark yet p5browne?

I'm pretty certain my unit is over the 1K hours mark.
Wife only uses it when she's home. Just checked - 730 Hours. Few more to go before I'll do a 1000 calibration.

Just checked my 9000 that is now running stable - surprised me - only 470 hours. So maybe my last calibration is now it's stable setting?

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Smile For users using the their EH5000 series with a 720P gaming console.

I've been running a Seiki U Vision upscaling HDMI cable on my 37EH5000 with a PS3 for the past week and I have to say I've been impressed with the cables upscaling picture quality and performance.

I bought the Seiki U Vision cable on sale for $30 and the was very optimistic at first but decided to pull the trigger since I got it from Amazon.ca and there is a 30 day return policy in the case I'm not happy with the product or it does not perform up to my expectations but so far the upscaling HDMI cable from Seiki has exceeded my expectations for upscaling all my PS3 games to 1080P.

Not only does the cable upscale better than the EH5000 series built in upscaler in term of PQ but it also greatly reduces input lag, the Seiki U Vision cable uses a VTV-1222 chip in which less than 1ms input lag for upscaling images up to 4K but in my case I'm just using the cable to upscale 720P signals from the PS3 to 1080P (I have my PS3 set to 720P in the setting simply because the PS3 upscaler is garbage and does not work for all games).

With the Seiki U Vision cable I can now finally put the HDMI label to PC mode on my 37EH5000 which turns off the TV's built in upscaling and allows the PS3 to be set to Full Range RGB, combined with the latest re-calibration for the EH5000 series p5browne has posted; PS3 games on my 37EH5000 looks so good and much better than letting the TV or PS3 do the upscaling for PS3 games (no blurriness from upscaling, full range RGB, no input lag from upscaling and the colors are pretty much perfect with p5browne's calibration).

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These are the settings I'm current calibration settings I have with my PS3 (set to 720p and full RGB) connected via Seiki U Vision upscaling HDMI cable with the 37EH5000 set to PC Mode:

Service Menu: White Balances

Sub Brightness: 128
Red Offset: 129
Green Offset: 127
Blue Offset: 124
Sub Contrast: 128
Red Gain: 137
Green Gain: 127
Blue Gain: 154

PC Mode with Standard:
Backlight: 20
Contrast: 88
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 50
Colour: 55
Tint: 50/50

Advanced Settings:
Dynamic: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: 0
Color Space: Native

White Balance: All 25

Gamma: 0

Picture Option:
Colour Tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Normal
Film Mode: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off

My Service Menu settings are pretty much an exact copy of p5browne 2015 recalibration posted above with the exception on the sub brightness and sub contrast being 128 default.

My room is pretty well lit and I hardly ever game in the dark, my settings above in Standard Mode is meant for a rooms with fairly good lighting conditions but it should also work with slightly dim rooms since I do occasionally game with low lights.

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I just bought a 32EH5000 and calibrated it. I loaded a movie to a usb drive and played it via my ps3. The color looks amazing! However, if i plug my usb to the tv directly and played the movie, it looked like crap. I guess usb mode is not loading my picture calibration. Is it possible to change the picture set if I play movie using my usb? Every time I tried to adjust the picture setting by pressing "Menu", it automatically exits the usb mode.
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I just bought a 32EH5000 and calibrated it. I loaded a movie to a usb drive and played it via my ps3. The color looks amazing! However, if i plug my usb to the tv directly and played the movie, it looked like crap. I guess usb mode is not loading my picture calibration. Is it possible to change the picture set if I play movie using my usb? Every time I tried to adjust the picture setting by pressing "Menu", it automatically exits the usb mode.
Every Input has to be adjusted. Some settings will spill over from an HDMI calibration, others you have transfer manually.
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Every Input has to be adjusted. Some settings will spill over from an HDMI calibration, others you have transfer manually.
Thank you! I only adjusted HDMI 1 picture setting and didn't touch the TV setting. Maybe the usb mode is picking up the TV picture setting.

One more question: How to enter service menu? Thanks!

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Every Input has to be adjusted. Some settings will spill over from an HDMI calibration, others you have transfer manually.
Hi p5browne, does the white balance adjustments really matters? I am afraid to go into service menu to change the values so i left all numbers at default 25. Picutures already look great to me. Just wondering is it worth to go to serivce menu to adjust the white balance?
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Every Input has to be adjusted. Some settings will spill over from an HDMI calibration, others you have transfer manually.
Hi p5browne. I adjusted both hdmi 1 and tv picture settings but the usb mode still cannot pick up the setting. It still displays a crap picture. I'm not sure what setting is usb mode picking up. I only have ps3 connected to the TV so only TV and HDMI 1 are selectable as inputs. The other inputs (av, component, hdmi 2) are greyed out. It looks like I cannot enjoy the great picture if I want to watch movie via usb.
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I find USB movies files on Samsung TV's are just there as a last resort option if you have no other devices connected to the TV that can play USB movie files.

On Samsung TV's for USB movies files picture mode modes can only be selected but not customized unlike LG TV's that USB allows for custom picture settings for USB movie files.

Only the Service Menu white balances affect USB mode on Samsung TV's since the Service Menu affects all inputs but even then the Service Menu cannot turn on advanced picture options like Film Mode, Motion Plus, etc..in USB mode.

I still find the picture very good in USB mode on my calibrated TV but with other options to play USB files like the PS3 or connect to a laptop via HDMI with custom picture settings the only thing USB Mode on the TV has it in for me is convenience.

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I just bought a 32EH5000 and calibrated it. I loaded a movie to a usb drive and played it via my ps3. The color looks amazing! However, if i plug my usb to the tv directly and played the movie, it looked like crap. I guess usb mode is not loading my picture calibration. Is it possible to change the picture set if I play movie using my usb? Every time I tried to adjust the picture setting by pressing "Menu", it automatically exits the usb mode.
Press "TOOLS" on the remote once the USB movie file has loaded, you'll see options for picture mode, audio mode, etc...but nothing can be customized to my knowledge.

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Weird, my TV (EH6030) definitely allows complete picture controls when playing video files from USB flash drive.
And I know in fact that two of my buddies (one with 2012 and one with 2014 model) can adjust picture controls when watching movies via USB.
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Weird, my TV (EH6030) definitely allows complete picture controls when playing video files from USB flash drive.
And I know in fact that two of my buddies (one with 2012 and one with 2014 model) can adjust picture controls when watching movies via USB.
Same with mine
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Would it be safe for me to flash a my North American UN37EH5000's firmware with a European UExxEH5000 firmware?

I noticed the UExxEH5000 models have a later firmware version 1028.0 dated December 1, 2014 and North American models are still on firmware version 1024.0.

I'm not going to try unless it's 100% safe and certain specific firmware setting differences between North American and European versions can be changed via the Service Menu ex. Tuner, Front Color, etc...
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