Originally Posted by bellest
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...
Very similar , but not washed out. Let me explain.
My F8000 was not color stable on any 2 or more
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.
Do you have a PS3 and play NFS - Rivals ?
If so we can help each other