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I take it you had your previous tv up there too?

I still don't understand how people can watch 2-4 hours of TV looking up.

Yes, my previous TV was in the same spot. I sit far enough away from the TV, that it's really not looking up much.

When I'm fully reclined, it don't think I'd be able to see the TV if it was much lower because my toes would be in the way! Plus, I need to have it high enough that little fingers can't reach it. Not to mention the fact that there's the little issue of the fireplace being in the way of mounting it at eye level.

The height works perfectly for me. Kinda like being at the movie theater.
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I mean streaming the other way around. I want to stream from the TV to the remote (or phone) like was shown at CES. Can you do that with the Droid app?

Can you find a link to that demo? The technology you're talking about is beginning to trickle out from cable companies (and the like). It's been controversial because the networks (like Fox) demanded to be removed from the list of channels (stream anywhere? just on your network, rights, etc). Anyway, I wonder if it that sort of thing or it could be another thing Samsung and DirecTV announced for some of the 6000 series, called RVU, but that hasn't been 'turned on' yet.
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just got the TV and after setting it up on the stand the TV seems to wobble a little too much.. I double checked everything and the stand is installed properly. does anyone else have this problem ? Any ideas to fix it? no plans to wall mount this.

the wobble is more side to side not front to back
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just got the TV and after setting it up on the stand the TV seems to wobble a little too much.. I double checked everything and the stand is installed properly. does anyone else have this problem ? Any ideas to fix it? no plans to wall mount this.

the wobble is more side to side not front to back

They're having the same problem over at zee D7000 thread.
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They're having the same problem over at zee D7000 thread.

any known fixes?
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any known fixes?

I don't know, I don't own the thing.
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Can you find a link to that demo? The technology you're talking about is beginning to trickle out from cable companies (and the like). It's been controversial because the networks (like Fox) demanded to be removed from the list of channels (stream anywhere? just on your network, rights, etc). Anyway, I wonder if it that sort of thing or it could be another thing Samsung and DirecTV announced for some of the 6000 series, called RVU, but that hasn't been 'turned on' yet.

Not sure about the demo, but here's one of the articles about it.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/3778...emote-hands-on
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Not sure about the demo, but here's one of the articles about it.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/3778...emote-hands-on

How cool! I've read in other threads that the announced "Touch Control" was scrapped. If this was that, wow, what a shame! Also note that article speaks to "Samsung's C9000 supremely high-end LED TV" Which I didn't even know existed.
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How cool! I've read in other threads that the announced "Touch Control" was scrapped. If this was that, wow, what a shame!

Yup, this was that and it is a shame! It's still possible that they'll release it as an accessory to purchase, but I'm not holding my breath.
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just got the TV and after setting it up on the stand the TV seems to wobble a little too much.. I double checked everything and the stand is installed properly. does anyone else have this problem ? Any ideas to fix it? no plans to wall mount this.

the wobble is more side to side not front to back

Even the display model at BB wobbled more than anybody would like. I think it's just like that...
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just got the TV and after setting it up on the stand the TV seems to wobble a little too much.. I double checked everything and the stand is installed properly. does anyone else have this problem ? Any ideas to fix it? no plans to wall mount this.

the wobble is more side to side not front to back

That big spider looking thing is really the antenna. Should have put it on the top, not the bottom!

Just kidding
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Why aren't these TV's on the Samsung website yet?
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Why aren't these TV's on the Samsung website yet?

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN64D8000FFXZA
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I take it you had your previous tv up there too?

I still don't understand how people can watch 2-4 hours of TV looking up.

I don't understand how people can watch 4 minutes of TV looking up.
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Just got my PN64D8000 up on the wall. My first impressions are pretty good. There is some buzz if you're close to it, but the buzz is MUCH quieter than the 50" Kuro that it's replacing.

One thing that drives me nuts about Samsung's implementation of HDMI-CEC (Anynet+) is that the TV assumes that you want the input changed to the internal tuner when you turn off a CEC enabled device (like my OPPO BD Player). I don't have anything plugged into the tuner, and don't plan to use it, so it just changes the input to static every time I turn off my BD player. The only way around this that I've found is to turn off CEC on the BD player. That's fine, but I really liked having the receiver and TV automatically turn on and switch to the right input when I put a disc in. This worked perfectly with the Pioneer, but I guess I'll have to do without it now.

I was also really looking forward to the ability to stream video from the TV to the LCD remote that was shown at CES. I was hoping that that function would work with the iPhone app since the LCD remote is a no show. But no such luck. The iPhone app lets you control the TV, but there's no sign of streaming video.

Here are some Pics:

Wow, that is really high up there, are you comfortable watching that high up? Also, what wall mount did you use?
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I don't understand how people can watch 4 minutes of TV looking up.

Well, you're in luck because nobody is going to make you.
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Wow, that is really high up there, are you comfortable watching that high up? Also, what wall mount did you use?

Answered in posts 726 and 727 above.
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Well, you're in luck because nobody is going to make you.

Exactly. If you like it there, then what's the difference? Looks nice and clean. Thanks again for the wii sensor bar idea! I implemented that today.
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Exactly. If you like it there, then what's the difference? Looks nice and clean. Thanks again for the wii sensor bar idea! I implemented that today.

Didn't say I cared that much. Literally, as I said, I agreed with the other person, that I can't understand how people have the TV high; I'll add...'without having chronic neck pains'. Now that I think of it, I think some people have it that high, if they stand a lot, watching TV doing chores. However, I haven't heard that, that much; so, in general I don't understand it. If it works great, just would be interesting to know how viewers are affected.
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Didn't say I cared that much. Literally, as I said, I agreed with the other person, that I can't understand how people have the TV high; I'll add...'without having chronic neck pains'. Now that I think of it, I think some people have it that high, if they stand a lot, watching TV doing chores. However, I haven't heard that, that much; so, in general I don't understand it. If it works great, just would be interesting to know how viewers are affected.

good if u have recliner or laying down
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Didn't say I cared that much. Literally, as I said, I agreed with the other person, that I can't understand how people have the TV high; I'll add...'without having chronic neck pains'. Now that I think of it, I think some people have it that high, if they stand a lot, watching TV doing chores. However, I haven't heard that, that much; so, in general I don't understand it. If it works great, just would be interesting to know how viewers are affected.

Watched a few hours of TV at a friends house where he has his TV mounted over the fireplace and it's not that bad really. You're just gonna naturally sit at an angle that's more comfortable for viewing the TV whereever it is. Mount the TV high and you're gonna naturally sit and lean back in your chair... You're not gonna be sitting on the edge of your seat, elbows on knees (intense video game playing posture) straining your neck to look up... it's no big deal really.
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Watched a few hours of TV at a friends house where he has his TV mounted over the fireplace and it's not that bad really. You're just gonna naturally sit at an angle that's more comfortable for viewing the TV whereever it is. Mount the TV high and you're gonna naturally sit and lean back in your chair... You're not gonna be sitting on the edge of your seat, elbows on knees (intense video game playing posture) straining your neck to look up... it's no big deal really.

I just got a new stand that allows me to put my big center ( Klipsch KL650) in the middle portion... so the TV does not have to be above the stand+speaker which was previously ~40 inches high. So the bottom of the TV was @ 41..Now that the TV bottom is at 24 ish.. man it's so much nicer.. I'll never put the TV that high again.

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What's everyones thoughts on the whole break-in period? I'm getting my 59D8000 next week and just want to make sure I do everything right the first time since this will be my first plasma. I have the color pics ready to go on a USB device for when the TV gets in. My question is, if the majority of owners do agree to perform this break-in, what exact settings should the TV be utilizing during the break-in period? So far, my notes state to:

1. Turn off the screen burn protection option (screen saver and pixel shift)
2. Avoid channels with the black side bars (4:3)
3. Avoid channels with the program logo in the corners
4. Avoid "torch mode" (not sure if this is an actual mode on the TV, but would like some additional info on it)
5. Avoid playing games for the first week (this one is going to be difficult...lol)

What "video" mode should we be utilizing during the break-in procedure? (standard, dynamic, movie, etc....)

Also, should there be certain brightness/contrast settings configured during the break-in period?

I apologize for asking so many questions, but I just want to make sure that we all have a solid baseline for breaking in the TV correctly. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks everyone.
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TiVoHD, to bad they do not make a bigger plasma, then the tv could extend all the way horizonal, then touch the ceiling and mantal Looks good !

Tell me about it! After I got it on the wall, my wife's comment was "I though it would be bigger." I finally have my wife's approval to go REALLY big and I can't because it's the biggest plasma they make! I guess I'll just have to wait for an 80" to fill that entire space
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Does anyone know what spec the usb ports are on this tv, USB2 or USB3?
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Tell me about it! After I got it on the wall, my wife's comment was "I though it would be bigger." I finally have my wife's approval to go REALLY big and I can't because it's the biggest plasma they make! I guess I'll just have to wait for an 80" to fill that entire space

That's what she said...
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That's what she said...

LMAO... Sounds like his wife wasn't satisfied with the size he offered.
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Just got my 51" D8000 up and running. My other TV is a 46" Sony XBR4 LCD and the picture on the new Samsung blows the old Sony away.

My first test was to watch some of the night scenes on "The Pacific," specifically the nighttime parts where the soldiers are in their fox holes. My LCD failed miserably on these scenes with a lot of image smearing and poor detail. The Samsung looked fantastic right out of the box. I'm really surprised how much better this TV is over my LCD.
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does anyone know what spec the usb ports are on this tv, usb2 or usb3?

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