Originally Posted by jedi29
Hi Eagle ,
So are you going for a 4th ?
If so , damn I sure hope it works out , it is a good thing that BB is playing fair , it is not costing them a cent to make sure you get a perfect F8000 , or at least as perfect as possible.
Are you still chasing colors and tints when using your Verizon box ?
Do you have Netflix or any of those pay to view things ? , Just curious as to what you find the color difference to be like.
I have tried watching a few "Crackle" movies and although they are not 1080p or i , the res is more than SD , I am guessing 720p , anyway , the colors and tints are better than with my cable box.
Just needed to know , thanks
Hey , take care and if you are going for a 4th , all my best !
I'm waiting a few more weeks to see how I feel about it. I got 60 days from the time of purchase, and I plan to get the Squaretrade warranty from Costco, which I haven't done yet either. Still deciding if it's worth exchanging. I'm leaning towards no - zero clouding, very little flashlighting, and an iffy pixel that I'm not sure about. Plus the light leak at the top of the frame under the camera, which is not visible when viewing from any normal viewing height, even with letterbox bars. When I look at this set and compare it to how dreadful the ES7500 panel looked, with it's 3D banding and awful clouding, which I thought I was stuck with until I was able to convince Samsung to get a new repair ticket opened, I can't help but feel I should quit while I'm ahead, before I end up with another temp ban, or a bad panel, or both, which is what happened last year. If this is the panel I end up with, and things don't deteriorate, I'd say the panel looks pretty darned good. Amazing overall actually.
If only AMP was usable in custom mode. Looks like Samsung will never address this. I need to call them back about this - I've been busy but I think tomorrow I'll have some time to give them call on this.
I've given up on trying to get color perfect with FiOS - it's not possible. Some channels look excellent and other lousy, and it changes from program to program. I've got the same settings applied to my FIOS HDMI port that I have for my A/V receiver HDMI port, which I use for blu-ray, media player, and PC - and everything looks pretty fantastic. I have the color saturation dialed down just a bit but that's because I like realistic flesh tones when possible as opposed to saturated, but I believe there's no point in trying to tweak any more for FiOS. I just wish I could use AMP custom with FiOS (or anything else for that matter).
I have Netflix but I haven't tried streaming - I just use them for DVD and blu-ray rentals.
Hope things are going well for you - sounds like it's a mix of frustration and enjoyment, as is many of us. Overall I'm glad I pushed to get my ES7500 refunded and went for the F8000 - it's a huge step-up in quality.