Hi Eagle ,
My amp is the very old , Yamaha DSP-A1 / G !!
The best it can do is convert composite video to S video !! LOL
Well , as I mentioned , the workaround is not calling a PC a PC , at least for my Mac Mini 4.1 ( HDMI version ).
If I call ( name ) it a PC , the I get no audio from HDMI and only 2 video modes.
I can label it anything else and I do get audio out via HDMI as well as all 4 video modes.
Page 89 in the user manual is wrong , that is only for DVI hook-up.
Yes , I have ran into some fairly poor tech support , but Samsung should really be ashamed of themselves , they have not a clue about the products .
Also , after much trouble shooting , the problem that I am having with my DV79 is very similar , however I have not found a work-around yet.
Either the Samsung`s software or Pioneer`s software needs to be hacked. When I first boot up my DV79 , it first goes into DVI mode and then to HDMI , that is why I don`t get any sound from it.
All these hours of fudging around and neither Samsung or Pioneer , could figure it out.
Now all I need to do is fine a way to fix it , if there is a fix. The DV79 works fine with my old Sony XBR2 , but not with that messed up F8000.
Like you said , in image is very impressive , but is it worth the cost...
Very good question , and the answer is , if you care more about how a tv looks , than how it performs , then the F8000 might be worth it. However I want proper performance and a great picture , and very sadly the F8000 is the best there well be in 2013 , in a 46 or 47 inch size.
Next year will be worst , with the full transition to OLED and Ultra HD.
A big can of worms my friend , I don`t know what to do , still working....