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I'll try contacting Samsung, but my hopes are not high for them to offer the parts. Hopefully in the mean time I can find out this mystery bolt size so that I can mount without modification or spending a lot of money on replacement accessories.
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Did anybody ever determine for certain what size the upper bolt holes are on the back of the UN65F8000? My TV did not come with the "Wall Mount Adapters" and I would prefer to just get longer bolts that fit in those spaces. Are the holes for M6 .75 pitch bolts or some other size? It's quite frustrating to figure out. Thank you in advance.
The manual states M8 screws. See page 26 of the pdf manual at the following link:

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...02ENG-1031.pdf
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Did anybody ever determine for certain what size the upper bolt holes are on the back of the UN65F8000? My TV did not come with the "Wall Mount Adapters" and I would prefer to just get longer bolts that fit in those spaces. Are the holes for M6 .75 pitch bolts or some other size? It's quite frustrating to figure out. Thank you in advance.
Don't know if you've seen the info back here. Starting at post 6799 and going forward for 20 or so posts there is some info about this.

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Hey guys,

I'm really considering buying a used UN65f8000 in perfect, immaculate shape. Do you think it would be worth it in the $1700 range, or should I just get a newer Samsung 4k tv for 2500 or so new? I honestly love the thin profile of the F8000, and i think the 4k tvs are really thick and not nearly as beautiful. And of course, reviews imply the f8000 has top of the line 1080p picture, which could delay me a couple years from investing in a 4k tv at that point when there is actually content.

While picture should be the most important, the un65f8000 is simply far more beautiful than any of the 4k sammys out physically and I'm not sure I would enjoy the 4k tv more without a ton of content anyway.

Thanks! (and if anyone is interested in selling theirs in Chicago land...though I have found a few available).
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Hi ,

1700 for a 65" F8K , well I don`t know , to me that is way to much money for a used tv.

True , they are not bad ( unless you get one bad , I did , but after the main board was replaced my F8K has been very good ).

If you can see the tv before you lay down the cash , look for color uniformity across a wide range of channels. I particular , look at live tv and prerecorded flesh tones.

If you can good though a couple dozen channels and flesh tone are great , thats good.

Next look at the settings menu , how close to "detent" ( factory settings ) are you seeing this good picture , what mode ? on the F8K`s most will say "Standard" is the way to go , and mine is set on Standard for all 4 HDMI inputs , although slightly tweaked on each.

If you are looking at a good picture on standard mode , with very little fine tuning ( don`t forget to check advanced settings ) , then offer 1200 cash.

If you are seeing flesh tone changes from on channel to another or the person has the settings close to max for even one adjustment , then politely say " thank you for your time , and I will think about it" , then forget about it.

4K is coming , wait till the holiday season , there will be tons of 4K material ( Amazon Prime members can already view 4k stuff for free).

Also you can lower your size to 55" and pick one up between 1500 & 2500 depending on your needs.

That is what I would do anyway , a used tv is just too risky.

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Samsung UN65F8000 upper mount bolts

Update: I ordered a couple of M6 bolts from Lowes that are supposed to be fine thread. They don't fit either. Quite frustrating. I find it hard to believe that Samung would use a custom size and/or thread. More likely a hard to find standardized size, but I have no idea what it is. It also seems that out of the tons of people on the internet, nobody else known either. It's almost a personal vendetta now.
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Good Luck

M6 screw info :

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id...h-samsung.html


Take care , I think UR in biz

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It inherently makes me nervous that such an expensive TV will be hanging by 2 out of 4 bolts that screw into a fitting with a depth of only about 1/8". Obviously it was made that way, but I just keep seeing a falling TV and dollar signs. In total that means ~52lbs of super expensive TV hanging from two M8 bolts and two ~M6 bolts (or whatever they are) that only screw in a tiny bit.
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If the threads are fine , then 1/8 - 3/16 should be fine. if the thread were corse , then that would be something to worry about.

A good rule of thumb is turn any screw 6 or 7 times by hand , then use a tool , and you should be ok.

Of course there are exceptions , like lug nuts should be turned by hand 8 to 10 times before they are torqued. ( standard gravity cast = 80 LBS / Low Pressure Cast = 82 / all steel = 88 )

Its ok I stay at a Holiday Inn last night !! LOL

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I suppose it's not that much to ask of the bolts. The TV weighs approximately 54 lb. 54 lb divided by 4 bolts is 13.5lb per bolt. Not really a big deal when you look at it that way.
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You`ll be fine , enjoy your tv !!

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