Originally Posted by mattcooper
How did you go with the new set?
Is anyone else having this problem?
Sorry for not updating here. I updated on the other F8000 thread. I will copy and past here:
So I got a new UN65F8000 TV delivered today and they took away the other vertically banded plagued TV. All I can say is that it is MUCH better!!!! I had requested that they send me a TV that had a US02 panel, and they honored that request as they had opened the box to make sure that it was before they delivered it and I can tell you that vertical banding is non-existent on this TV!. Now looking at the TV from an extreme side angle I can see some dark, but this is normal with Edge-lit TVs. What was also interesting is that this TV came with two remotes as my other one that I had returned only had one. My current TV was made in July 2013. Picture is phenomenal and a happy camper. I can tell this also, this TV has no bend in the frame like my other one had and the service from the delivery crew was much better as well.
After watching a movie during the night.......
Well last night was a total let down. I should of suspected something wrong when they brought me the new TV and it looked like it was opened before. I blew that off and thought that they inspected it before I received it but that was not the case. I went to watch a movie last night and notice the flaw with this TV. It seems that someone returned it for a bad light panel due to the fact that this TV has worst black levels than my D8000 I just sold. The black level on the TV I just sent back was amazing, but this set here has some serious issues. Another one is that when the TV shuts off, it makes this loud click and flashes at the same time and the backlight slowly dims off instead of going completely black after shutting it off. When you turn the TV back on, you see clouding really bad ands then the picture comes on and the screen brightness goes real high and then back down to your setting. I was so pissed last night as I thought I had a good set, but I don't. Back to BB again.
After going back to BB again....
BB did not deliver an open boxed item, the third party delivery company did. The first one was factory sealed, the second one was not. What made this TV bad was the back panel was not sealed and it was flexible. I did not notice this until I went to put the wall mounts on the back and notice there was a gap between the back cover and the holes for the wall mounts. On top of that, the light algorithm was screwed up. Worst blacks I have ever seen. TV went to black very slowly and not quick like it should. This was a reason for the bad black levels at night compared to the one that was exchanged. I just came back from BB and spoke with the store supervisor and told him that was not acceptable and it was not his fault, but the fault of the third party. I told him I should not be going through this and that this is too much for a TV that is almost $3500. He agreed and was on my side. So the new one is coming on Wednesday and I told him I hope that this TV is it because if it is not then I am giving up on Samsung and have them deliver me a new Sony XBR-65X850A (4K) when they come out in 2 weeks. He was willing to do that today, but I told him I was going to give Samsung one more chance since the 2nd one was the fault of the Third party sending me an open box TV. Will keep everyone posted on Wednesday's outcome. Will I turn back to Sony after 7 years? It will all depend on Samsung.... Stay tuned..............