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Hey Guys,

I'm moving next month and don't have the original box for my PN64D8000. Anyone in the Vancouver BC area willing to lend/sell/rent me their box please?
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Samsung D8000 64" Plasma owner. Currently, it's in my basement/media room for movie night.

I'm moving into a new home and could use a 70"+ in my new media room.

I am considering moving my D8000 into my new living room as our every-day tv. The LR has a lot of windows.

For the media room, my budget only permits around $2k, right now.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HZZZM1K/...productDetails
this will play 4k and up convert to near 4k for around $2k.

My question is, will I be taking a step backwards in picture quality?

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...My question is, will I be taking a step backwards in picture quality?
I don't know how well Sharp TVs compare to Samsung TVs, but I have two of this year's 'H' range Samsung LED/LCD models, and as good as they are (and great for daytime viewing in bright conditions), the image quality on my 64D8000 is much nicer.
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I have a 64D8000 that is just about to turn 4 years old. Suddenly it just lost power. No red standby light, nothing. The power source is good; and the TV has always been connected to a high end power surge protector.

I'm obviously going to have to get in touch with Samsung service, but in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions?
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I have a 64D8000 that is just about to turn 4 years old. Suddenly it just lost power. No red standby light, nothing. The power source is good; and the TV has always been connected to a high end power surge protector.

I'm obviously going to have to get in touch with Samsung service, but in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions?
This actually just happened to my brother-in-law this evening. I sold him a PN64D8000 several years ago and today it wouldn't turn on. Did you ever figure out what your issue was?

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I have a 64D8000 that is just about to turn 4 years old. Suddenly it just lost power. No red standby light, nothing. The power source is good; and the TV has always been connected to a high end power surge protector.

I'm obviously going to have to get in touch with Samsung service, but in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions?
Caps issue?
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Privately responded to hummer, but the bottom line is I had a technician come out. The problem was the power supply board; the tech ordered a new one, had it 2 day shipped and replaced the "malfunctioning" one for roughly $325 (incl. labor). Tech stated that even though I had the TV hooked up to a high end surge protector, protectors really provide limited protection considering how complex and sensitive new generation electronic components are. Not very reassuring considering the likelihood of it happening again!!
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I have a PN64D7000 and my screen blank out. I figured it would be the Y main board. Ordered one and installed it but didn't work. I gave up.
Had a local TV repair pick up the TV and he repaired it. It was the Y main board. I removed the back panel and sure enough the Y main board was replaced. I must have gotten a bad Y main board.
Anyways during the ordeal I bought a PN64D8000 main board on ebay. I installed it and it worked! I have have ARC now something the 7000 series lacked. Total cost to repair the TV and upgraded it to a 8000 series - 320 bucks. not to bad as I like my warm picture this plasma produces.

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I have the PN64D8000 and am an Amazon Prime member. I have been trying to find out why Amazon does not have a streaming app to install on this tv. Amazon says see Samsung. Samsung says that Amazon (or third party engaged by Amazon) has to provide the app....Samsung is merely a host.

The 2010 and 2012 models all have an amazon streaming app but the 2011 does not.

Does anyone have any idea why and what can be done about it?

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I have the PN64D8000 and am an Amazon Prime member. I have been trying to find out why Amazon does not have a streaming app to install on this tv. Amazon says see Samsung. Samsung says that Amazon (or third party engaged by Amazon) has to provide the app....Samsung is merely a host.

The 2010 and 2012 models all have an amazon streaming app but the 2011 does not.

Does anyone have any idea why and what can be done about it?

thanks,
Bob in Portland OR
I gave up waiting for the widget and bought a Roku instead. I now have 2 Rokus and am very happy with them. Not only is the interface and menu system far superior to any tv or bluray player widget, I do believe it is faster too. Perhaps they have a built-in cache or something to aid in the responsiveness.
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Which Roku model do you use? Maybe that is the way to go.
Does it have a browser interface?
If so, is it "open" and useable...vs...small qwerty hunt-n-peck samsung remote?
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Which Roku model do you use? Maybe that is the way to go.
Does it have a browser interface?
If so, is it "open" and useable...vs...small qwerty hunt-n-peck samsung remote?
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Mine are the Roku 3 - I see that they are now on sale for $89.

When you say "browser interface" I assume you mean internet surfing and I cannot speak to that as I bought mine primarily for Amazon Prime and that is all I have used it for. You might want to visit the Roku 3 thread for details about its features.
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