Hi Guy`s ,
Many thanks for all your well wishes
I made that stand back in `96 !
I knew that flat panel tv`s were on there way , so I drew out a design,
The overall dimensions are 43' wide / 21" deep / and 25' high.
The 4 bays are 19-3/4" wide , the top 2 are 12" high and the bottom 2 are 10" high.
Top is made with cross-grained maple 3/4' / the middle shelf is 1" oak / while the bottom is matched grained 3/4"maple.
All up-rights are match grained poplar and the overall finish is Min-Wax Golden Oak - 210 / over that are about 4 coats of polyurethane gloss.
At the time there was nothing in any store like it , and I figured since I could not find what I wanted I might as well design something and build it. !
I had help
, it was a lot of work , but it has lasted and seen many a tv !!
Thanks for you complements !
Now back to the tv , sorry , still way to soon to tell . but like I said , I am very impressed with the sound , there will be no sound-bar`s needed for this tv.
Of course not everyone has a 5.1 system , and many will get use from a sound bar , and Samsung even has a place to plug one in !!
More to post , the tv is still settling-in , and I won`t even attempt a solid calibration for at least a week to 10 days.
However , I do plan to follow and post on this thread. The F8000 is probably one of the most setting intense tv`s out there , the most adjustments I have ever seen on a tv !
, If we can even call it a tv !! LOL
O__+___O == , I did try out the web browser for the heck of it and the search engine used is "Bing" , no surprise there. It was really quick , not like my Mac Mini that I have hooked up to it , but for those who don`t have a computer or HT-PC hooked up to the tv , will be very please with there web-surfing fun !!
Downside is space , not size space , well maybe ! , No I am talking about there internal memory for storage , it`s not much , I think 1.3 or 6 GB something like that.
Unless you can use a flash drive ??? , Like I said , a lot of work ~!