Originally Posted by jedi29
Hi Eagle ,
So , you now have your 2nd F8000 ? / Great , I want to wish you the best of luck.
Sorry you you missed out on your tablet , take your sales slip to another store and just say that it slipped your mind , and you were thinking about the new tv.
Yes me too , I have my "Smart LED" set to low , personally , I thinks the blacks are great , of course I am going from a CCFL / LCD , that is 7+ years old , so that might have something to do with it. I mean we really can`t thank Samsung for doing something right , now can we !! LOL
I need to know more from you please post any and all info , ( well about the tv
Did you do the software update ? , there is a new one that came out yesterday , well 4/30.
I have not done any software updates at all.
Should I update the software ?
Also could you please relink me to the Samsung standard remote that will work with the F8000 , thanks.
What about the wireless KB :
Also , you now way more about Samsung stuff than me , since I am an NFG , with owning a Samsung product, I like this remote because it just kind of fits the whole style of the tv it self :
One last thing do you have a game console ?
I do not , however long before the F8000 came out , I have been think about the PS-3.
Good / bad / completely sucks ? Granted I am not over joyed by the new design , but I used to have the old original " PS-1 " , along with other consoles before that ( my favorite was the Panny 3DO , the original 1st generation )
OK ________ , thanks , and like I said , best of luck to `ya !
Well, they're delivering the new replacement set next week.
Yeah, I'm going to maybe try another store for the tablet - I've got nothing to lose. Luckily, the store that arranged for my swap didn't ask for my license to process the return, which means that it shouldn't be tracked by The Retail Equation and count towards the ban limit, which is great news. They always said they need to see your license for all returns and exchanges, but they arranged for the swap and never asked for my license, and they said it was processed as a return and re-bought the set.
I did the software update - I mentioned it in the owner's thread. I've seen no difference or improvement since the update - but be ready - the update will wipe out all your settings and reset the tv - I had to put all my settings back in again after the update. Samsung was sloppy about this once last year too, and it wiped out all the settings once. It shouldn't happen, but it does sometimes.
The wireless keyboard from Samsung is waaay too expensive. From what I understand any bluetooth keyboard and mouse should work, but I haven't tried it myself.
I don't have any links for the proper remote - but I do have the model #'s of the remotes:
AA59-00431A - remote for D8000
AA59-00638A - remote for ES8000
The difference - D8000 remote older - different key layout and different style keys - no fancy smarthub logo for smarthub button, just a plain button. It does have the very useful P. Size button, to switch picture aspect ratios (4:3. 16:9, Screen Fit, etc.) - sadly the ES8000 remote left this useful button off.
The ES8000 remote has a newer-style smarthub button, slightly longer, slightly better illumination, different button layout, no P. Size button. Both have 3D buttons for quick 3D access.
Another remote you may want to consider - I still have the old QWERTY remote I bought for the D7000 plasma I tried out way back. I bought the Asian version on Ebay for around $40, new and sealed, compared to Samsung's price of $100 for the US version. It's identical other than the Asian writing - but it's very obvious what most of the buttons are for anyways, so you can just ignore the Asian text. Check Ebay for "Samsung QWERTY remote" to see them - they're more expensive now because Samsung no longer uses them so they're not as in-demand, but the remote looks pretty stunning, especially the very bright multi-colored illumination. Great feel to the keys too - very high quality all-around. Maybe Samsung still offers the US version, but it's probably still $100 if they do. If you like the remote, and can get a good deal, I can say it's pretty awesome. The keyboard side no longer works with these newer sets, but the standard remote side is fully-functional with the F8000 - I already tried it - all the buttons work - the channel buttons even still control my cable box through the link cable. The standard side uses IT, not bluetooth, and it runs on 4 AAA batteries. But I still like the standard the best - it was the remote I used most of the time.
Also, I just took a look at that other remote you linked to - very nice, and I imagine this would work perfectly also. I haven't seen that one before. I'm sure it will be fine. I might actually go with that one - it seems to have all the buttons you need, including P. Size and 3D, plus it's illuminated, probably better than the ES8000 remote was. Only concern is the buttons all blend together - it might be more difficult to tell what button you're on, as opposed to the individual buttons on the ES800 remote. Still, for the price, it looks real nice. It's even cheaper by various sellers on Ebay - but with Amazon if you end up not liking it you can always return it. Thanks for that link.
I don't have a game console - I use my PC for gaming.
So, are you keeping the new set then I guess? Is it working out for you? I know you were having audio issues. Hope everything is working out for you.
EDIT: Just checked that remote you linked to on Amazon - this should definitely work fine. The "content" button or the "Media" will be your "smarthub" button.