EDIT: just did some more searching on the subject and confirmed that I'll lose the settings, so I need to figure out where those are so I can back them up or write them down. One other question, people referenced a "service remote" to get into the factory settings. I don't have that but do have the remote that came with the panel when I bought it. Will that do?
Last edited by JCUMV; 01-13-2015 at 10:36 PM.
JCUMV I don't think there are any hidden calibration settings so you can just write down all settings for each input being used. If you read back further you will see there is a way to enter the extended service menu without the remote. Can someone confirm there are no hidden settings.
You do not need a service remote.
Also, can you post these settings? It seems like I have them somewhere but would need to look for them.
Smpte, I'm not sure you can go back once a new update has been installed. I would try to get a thumb drive, download the 1035 from the Samsung site and then try to install that back. Just a thought?
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Or would they not be available to me because he did my calibration 'on-site'? I'm trying to read into your question above and wondering why his calibrating on-site would matter. Please let me know.
The reason I asked is because at some point a long time ago either D-Nice or someone he did settings for posted the calibration settings that he used on our sets.
It would be cool if you could post the settings he used on yours.
Having said that, I'm not sure how you actually calibrate these. Do you go into the service menu or can you just go into the regular menu and adjust the mode, color space, white balance ext.
Granted since he actually preformed the work specifically for your TV in your house, your settings will not be perfect for all of us.
But it would help. í ½í¸‰
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While I was in the Service menu and the other day, I did find what looked like an export feature. It was called 'TV to USD' and there was another one called 'USD to Tv'. I guess I'll have to try and see. I hate to just load this logic.bin file to fix the purple banding, and then not be able to get my calibration settings back. That would piss me off.
Color temp: warm 2
Cell light: 20
Then: go into your service menu and change this to that?
Also, I'm sure you are aware to be really careful playing in the service menu. You can screw everything up pretty easy.
Thanks and let us know what you find out.
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Last edited by dankfoot; 01-15-2015 at 08:45 AM. Reason: Edit, calibration
"Plugged in the usb.
Opened factory menu.
I didn't see PDP options, so I went to clone TV to usb. TV started updating "something" or at least that is what it said. (this only took a second) Left that menu and then saw the PDP options. So not sure if I just missed it the first time or what. ( hoping I didn't screw up.)
Went to PDP options downloaded the logic.bin file, TV shut off and then back on.
Since then I have been trying to find new calibration settings and watch for any pink banding at the same time"
Like on your picture above, I did not see PDP options. After I went to "clone TV to USB" I did see the "PDP options".
I hope this helps.
Be careful, and you will lose your settings.
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Great convo here, I really appreciate it. I saw earlier in the thread that people had to turn the Hotel feature On to see the PDP menu. I was able to confirm that on my own panel while in the factory menu above (its in a different sub menu).
But I sounds like you're saying that the clone feature is what turned on the PDP menu for you, yes? Which is different than what I was hoping it was. I wanted it to be a 'calibration settings export' type of feature. Sounds like it's not that
EDIT: From Captain Dan's Post #7989 above:
No need for service remote, harmony one, etc
In the 'regular' service menu (mute-1-8-2-power):
Control > Hotel Option > Hotel Mode > ON
This will enable the 'PDP Options' and upgrade can be run as described in the service report without any hex codes, 3speed, harmony control, etc (just used the TV regular remote).
However, the upgrade did not solve the problem 100%, a barely-noticeable purple band still exists, but image is a LOT better.
Dank, my panel worked exactly this same way.
Last edited by JCUMV; 01-15-2015 at 11:30 AM.
Also, to confirm to everyone. After doing my logic upload I still have a slight pink / red rash. I call it a rash because it is no where near the way it was. It is way better now.
I plan to get a new receiver in the next week or two. At this time I think I will also look at adjusting the voltage or at least put a meter on it and see what it reads.
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Right now, I'm just wanted to make 100% sure I fully understand how to backup my DNice calibration settings before wiping them out with this logic.bin file.
I thought by now someone else would chime in.
I watched several you tube videos today on calibration. It looks to me that:
Your ISF tech can go into the service menu and tweek some things such as your processor if it is not set right. However I "think" most of the time if they go into the service menu they are just looking around and making sure everything looks ok.
Also, of all the videos I watched basically they just run test patterns on your screen while they have a meter attached to the panel measuring the outputs. They also visually use filters to view test patterns.
Depending on the measurements they just adjust the cell light, contrast , brightness, color ,tint and so on. Once they get the correct patterns on their computer they are done.
So unless we can find out for sure I really don't know.
I would print out the complete settings list from someplace like c-net. Take those settings and mark them out with a pen or whiteout. Then you can go into your menu and write down your settings "for each mode". If you have a complete printout in front of you, you will be less likely to miss a setting.
Maybe you could e-mail someone such as tweek TV, c-net, chad b and ask them if they make changes in the service menu when doing calibrations.
In fact I'll send a couple e-mails tomorrow. I think it would be pretty easy to find.
I hope this helps some. Also once again be careful in that service menu.
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Anyways--I installed both the updated logic firmware file and bumped the Vs to 213 V; should I bother bumping the Vs back down to say, 210 V? Or to put it another way--what (adverse) long- and/or short-term effects might occur if I leave the Vs at 213 V and with the updated logic file installed?
Thanks to all involved for providing the various info to fix the pink banding issue! I had pretty much given up and decided to accept the fact that I had to live with the pink banding...but no more, thanks to the great folks here!
Last edited by toneman; 01-19-2015 at 10:47 AM.
Like many others, I was a little worried about updating the firmware. But after reading the success stories I couldn't resist. After reading several posts here, other referenced threads and the service bulletin, here's what I did to update the logic board firmware on my PN58C8000 3D panel:
1) Read this service bulletin to confirm what version of the LOGIC.bin file you need:
I needed [3D58]LOGIC.bin for my 58 inch 3D panel.
2) Depending on what file you need, search this thread for the location of the file. I downloaded mine from:
3) Build the proper folder structure on a blank USB memory stick as described in the service bulletin, rename the downloaded file to LOGIC.bin, and copy it to the memory stick.
4) Insert the USB memory stick into your TV.
1- With the TV off, hit MUTE 182 POWER on your normal Remote
2- A menu will appear that says Hotel mode OFF
3- Turn Hotel Mode ON (Control > Hotel Option > Hotel Mode > ON)
4- Find the option "Clone the TV to USB" and do it
5- Under PDP Options go to "LOGIC USB D/L"
6- Press the right arrow button
7- Wait for the "Updating" message to go away - the TV will then restart itself
8- Go back into the service menu and turn hotel mode off
There seems to be some question if this happens to everyone, but when I go in or out of Hotel Mode I lose various Picture and Audio settings including, Movie/CAL-DAY or whatever option you had selected, all the Red, Green , Yellow, Cyan, etc. custom settings, as well as Clear Voice audio setting.
I had performed the Vs setting procedure earlier. My picture had deteriorated pretty badly and I had to go to 214 V to get most of the purple banding to go away but even then still saw some remnants on various mostly white screen. At the moment I've left this setting in place as well as performing the firmware upgrade and like others have stated my set look BETTER THAN NEW. Seriously! No more purple banding at all. Plus, "horizontal line bleeds" my set had since day 1 are now gone. I'm so pleased with my set again!!
Finally, has anyone had their TV recalibrated after upgrading the firmware? Would love to get someone's recent settings. I'm using the calibration settings some magazine review recommend in 2010 when the TV was new and just guessing those settings are not optimal 5 yrs later (and with the new firmware). Please please post settings from a recent professional calibration or point me to another thread/forum if I just haven't found them.
Hope this gives someone confidence to try this update on their own. Its not hard and results for me were great!
This set by far is still the best I've ever seen when it comes to scaling, de-interlacing and overall video processing of 720p and 1080i tv content even outclassing my main tv which is a Panasonic 65VT60.
I hope there are others out there like me enjoying their sets without any major issues
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