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^ There is NO 2014 UNxxF8000 model. 2014 models replace the F with an H. My understanding with the panels is that the F series did not have this halo problem (although some of the larger panels are more prone to 'flashlighting') it was the E series of 2012 that suffered with them. In my work I've encountered many f8000s and quite a few h8000s. Overall I prefer and own an F8000.
From what I have learned, the unxxf8000 received an update in early 2014 or late 2013. The changes are the that the flat panel is actually manufactrued by Samsung instead of one of their suppliers and the Smart Evolution kit has a 2014 date on it. The firmware is the latest update and the unit ships with 2 remotes.

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The same was said to me today when I called about the 60 in model. Very strange since Samsung Live Chat confirmed that there are no other versions. SCAM!
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Question Need some advice

Just picked up a UN65F8000 from buydig. Very happy with the TV and the picture quality, good uniformity, no flashlighting or banding. UD03 panel version.

BUT

I found I was delivered a Canadian version when I went to register on Samsung's site.

Buydig will refund or has offered to make up with a 3-year Square Trade warranty.

I'm torn...am I really losing anything by forgoing the 1-year Samsung US warranty for the ST warranty?

Advice?
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How is the color and tint stability across different channels and sources , if it really looks good , then you should be all set.

The reason I say that is because I had instability all over the place , channels and inputs , and streaming.

Turns out the "main board" was defective , after the replacement the tv is much more stable.

I am still not a huge Samsung fan , because of the off-shore support.

However it still maybe one of the better tv`s out there.

Looks good , take it home !!

Later ,

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Yesterday I purchased the 60 inch for $1800 with a 5 year warranty (TV was $1539 + tax & warranty) - any suggestions on calibrating an advice to optimize this TV is welcomed.
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Yesterday I purchased the 60 inch for $1800 with a 5 year warranty (TV was $1539 + tax & warranty) - any suggestions on calibrating an advice to optimize this TV is welcomed.

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How is the color and tint stability across different channels and sources , if it really looks good , then you should be all set.

The reason I say that is because I had instability all over the place , channels and inputs , and streaming.

Turns out the "main board" was defective , after the replacement the tv is much more stable.

I am still not a huge Samsung fan , because of the off-shore support.

However it still maybe one of the better tv`s out there.

Looks good , take it home !!

Later ,

Gary 
Can you elaborate a little on the instability you were experiencing?
I'm experiencing differing PQ from channel to channel as well. Some channels are beautiful and others are extremely washed out, as if the backlight/brightness is cranked up...
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Can you elaborate a little on the instability you were experiencing?
I'm experiencing differing PQ from channel to channel as well. Some channels are beautiful and others are extremely washed out, as if the backlight/brightness is cranked up...
Hi ,

Very similar , but not washed out. Let me explain.

My F8000 was not color stable on any 2 or more
channels.

Using a very unstable cable box and very poor Comcast S/N ratio.

In other words , the "Weather Ch. " looked fine while Starz looked to red , a Red Push.

I also experienced the red push on my PS3. Independent of such frailties as is my Mac Mini.

At the time I had an "Elite" dvd player , they all had red pushes IMO.

Anyway , I turned on the tv on day last Oct. and no sound from any device , luckily Comcast still had a few over air channels or freed channels , and they had sound , but all my HDMI inputs were picture only NO sound , all 4.

Called Samsung and told them I did the cable dance and still nothing and also told them I went to my cable boxes sub menu and it stated that an unauthorized HDCP tv was hooked up and that got there attention and they dispatched a repair man to replace the Main Board , part cost ( last year / Samsung Parts . com ) 347.?? ,and I asked the repair guy how much if it was not insured would the labor cost be , and he said between 6 ~ 7 hundred.

The second we powered it up after the repair , it looked like a different tv , it looked like a Samsung !! , and I had sound though HDMI , even the RNG-150 cable box.

Geez , I wrote a book !!

See , thats what happens when your passionate about anything that is silicon based. !!

Good luck = remember red push = failure at some point , even if you had the set calibrated , it would still fail.

Later ,

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PS:

Do you have a PS3 and play NFS - Rivals ?

If so we can help each other
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Has any1 posted any gaming settings on here?. I was told the 8000 settings are applicable to the 6400 (my set) & to post here 'caus its a lot busier.
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What 2014 model is the replacement for the 2013 F8000?

Would it be the H7150?

Or would the UHD 4K HU8550 be a closer match?

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Hi ,

Very similar , but not washed out. Let me explain.

My F8000 was not color stable on any 2 or more
channels.

Using a very unstable cable box and very poor Comcast S/N ratio.

In other words , the "Weather Ch. " looked fine while Starz looked to red , a Red Push.

I also experienced the red push on my PS3. Independent of such frailties as is my Mac Mini.

At the time I had an "Elite" dvd player , they all had red pushes IMO.

Anyway , I turned on the tv on day last Oct. and no sound from any device , luckily Comcast still had a few over air channels or freed channels , and they had sound , but all my HDMI inputs were picture only NO sound , all 4.

Called Samsung and told them I did the cable dance and still nothing and also told them I went to my cable boxes sub menu and it stated that an unauthorized HDCP tv was hooked up and that got there attention and they dispatched a repair man to replace the Main Board , part cost ( last year / Samsung Parts . com ) 347.?? ,and I asked the repair guy how much if it was not insured would the labor cost be , and he said between 6 ~ 7 hundred.

The second we powered it up after the repair , it looked like a different tv , it looked like a Samsung !! , and I had sound though HDMI , even the RNG-150 cable box.

Geez , I wrote a book !!

See , thats what happens when your passionate about anything that is silicon based. !!

Good luck = remember red push = failure at some point , even if you had the set calibrated , it would still fail.

Later ,

Gary 

PS:

Do you have a PS3 and play NFS - Rivals ?

If so we can help each other
Hmmm, I may not have the same issue, but considering it's still under warranty, I'll give Samsung a shout anyhoo...
And, nope to PS#, I retired from my gaming career some years back, good luck!
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Hi bellest ,

If you call Samsung be sure to tell them you already changed your cables around.
It`s the first thing off there cheat sheet !!

You got out of gaming ? Me too years ago ,

"I tried to get out , but they keep pulling me back in."

{Godfather III } , some hate it , I think it`s the best of the 3 !!

I`m just coming off an almost 20 Yr. hiatus

Best of luck to `ya !!

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What 2014 model is the replacement for the 2013 F8000?

Would it be the H7150?

Or would the UHD 4K HU8550 be a closer match?
The exact 2014 replacement for the F8000 is the H8000. It is 1080p and has the same hardware based local dimming as the F8000 for better blacks. There are uniformity issues however with the H8000 from what I've researched. A discounted F8000 may be the better option if you're looking for the best 1080p LED available.
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