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post #1981 of 4371 Old 06-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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I can't stand dynamic mode, wouldn't recommend it whatsoever let alone all the time...

Really what I'm asking is if there is any risk in using a mode that has the cell light up high to overcome a bright room. That's the only issue I have with the set and I realize it's not the ideal unit for a bright room. Dynamic mode or a mode with additional brightness does look better during the day time to me.
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From what I have read some people run their cell light at 18-20. I ran it at 18 for better gamma. Nothing wrong with running dynamic, it is just not very life like. Try grabbing one of the calibration discs and see what you can do. Also there maybe an option in the service menu for day/night mode. I do not have this model so cannot confirm. And it us at your own risk if you decide to do so.

P.s. dynamic adds a lot of blue which is the faster of the 3 colors to burn out.
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The obvious risk is burn in, and in the long term you are most likely shortening the life of your tv.

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.... in the long term you are most likely shortening the life of your tv.
I think most people in this forum will be happy to ruin their sets a little earlier to change to a new set... smile.gif
A modern plasma TV has more than 60 000 hours of life... even with 24/7 usage, that's almost 7 years... I think I will be keenly looking at some fancy new telly by then...
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CALIBRATED and PHOTOS - SAMSUNG 64E8000


I NEED CALIBRATED AND PHOTOS OF SAMSUNG 64E8000. SOMEBODY CAN POST ?

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Well I have jumped ship....really wanted to love this TV, but my sensitive ears/defective TV buzzing/whateveryouwanttocallit could not sustain the noise coming from this TV. Thank god for BestBuys no-hassle return. After 3 sets with the same directional buzz, I have moved to their 2nd tier LED, UN55ES7500. Hope the microdimming "Pro" is good enough to give a great picture.
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Hi!
Could you tell me anything about this "simple process" to activate the said new drivers. I've absolutelly no idea how to do it.
BTW, does the new version have any improvements over the 2.1?
Tks


First close both versions of HCFR. Plug in the meter. Start the HCFR version that that you want to use. The correct driver should show up and the software should run . If not:

1. Plug in the meter and start the new HCFR. For Windows 7, right click Computer in the Start list and select Computer Management/Device Manager (or open the Control Panel and select Device Manager.

2. Double click the i1 Display and select the Driver tab. Click the Update Driver option and click to browse for driver software. Click the Have Disk button and navigate to the folder where you installed the new HCFR (it's the HCFR Calibration/Drivers folder).

That's it. Now you will have both drivers available by simply plugging in the meter before starting the software version. You still may have to change the driver again but it will show up under the update driver option without the need for re-installation.


EDIT: The new version of HCFR uses the open source Argyll divers.


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Zeppa,
Congratulations and enjoy. BTW, the i1 D2 (LT) does work with both the old and new versions of HCFR. The newer version requires that the different drivers which are inclulded with the software be activated -- a simple process. I mention this so that others are not discouraged from using it.
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can i use a spyder3 with HCFR

Yes. You can download the latest version in post #1 here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed

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Well I have jumped ship....really wanted to love this TV, but my sensitive ears/defective TV buzzing/whateveryouwanttocallit could not sustain the noise coming from this TV. Thank god for BestBuys no-hassle return. After 3 sets with the same directional buzz, I have moved to their 2nd tier LED, UN55ES7500. Hope the microdimming "Pro" is good enough to give a great picture.

Are you tied to Samsung? If not I would recommend giving a Panasonic ST/GT/VT a try... or have you already?
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CALIBRATED and PHOTOS - SAMSUNG 64E8000


I NEED CALIBRATED AND PHOTOS OF SAMSUNG 64E8000. SOMEBODY CAN POST ?

CHAD, YOU CAN HELP ME ?

THANK YOU
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tecnologia,

The reason that photos are not posted is because you will need a calibrated computer monitor or a calibrated TV to appreciate them. And if your equipment is calibrated, you don't need the photos.

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Not to mention a calibrated camera and someone who actually knows how to use it! wink.gif

Seriously, though. There is absolutely no way to get an accurate feel for a TV's image quality from user photos. Most point and shoots will auto white balance (not usually accurate) and will typically over or under expose and apply various filters to manipulate the image. Trust your eyes, and nothing else.

Now, if you're actually looking for "calibrations" (not "calibrated"), then you'll just have to wait until someone starts a calibration thread.
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HELLO????
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Thank god for BestBuys no-hassle return.

First time those words have ever been spoken, or thought for that matter...

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CALIBRATED and PHOTOS - SAMSUNG 64E8000
I NEED CALIBRATED AND PHOTOS OF SAMSUNG 64E8000. SOMEBODY CAN POST ?
CHAD, YOU CAN HELP ME ?
THANK YOU

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Are you tied to Samsung? If not I would recommend giving a Panasonic ST/GT/VT a try... or have you already?

+1. I went through three directionally buzzing PN64E8000s and after exchanging the last one for a 65VT50, I couldn't be happier with the decision.
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"What Are The Best Picture Settings For The PN51E8000 For Video Gaming?????????"

I have the PN51e8000 and right now I play Games in Dynamic mode. Could someone help me caliberate or tell me what are the best Picture Settings to get the best looking Picture For playing Videos Games on my TV Thanks? I've asked this question several times on this board since I've purchased this TV 3months sho and still no reply.
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I have been using Movie mode with cell light and contrast at maximum, brightness at 46, sharpness at 0, colour temperature at warm 2 and all image processing features such as dynamic contrast turned off.
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I returned my 65D7000 because it was displaying every bad Samsung habit and got an E in it's place. I hung it on the wall and put it in Movie mode. Haven't allowed it to download the latest firmware, just put it in Movie mode and left it alone. So far, no dead pixels, and no other known problems. There is a slight hum but it has to be on mute, in a quiet room and you have to be within a couple of feet of it to hear it. My wife is very sensitive to those noises and she doesn't have a problem with it. So far, so good. The picture is awesome and I know it will get better after some calibration time. It seems to be better than the D right out of the box but that's really hard to evaluate. Very happy camper right now. Also pleased Cructhfield handled the replacement with no hassle and gave me a good price on the upgrade difference. smile.gif
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+1. I went through three directionally buzzing PN64E8000s and after exchanging the last one for a 65VT50, I couldn't be happier with the decision.

I didn't try the Panasonic plasma(s). The issues I read about (IR, some buzzing, etc.) were enough for me to just say screw it and go to LED/LCD and live with the PQ trade-offs if any. Wouldn't have been a bad idea to atleast try a Panny, but damn I am tired of mounting TVs every 5 days. Here's to hoping the ES7500 is the last one I have to for awhile.
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First close both versions of HCFR. Plug in the meter. Start the HCFR version that that you want to use. The correct driver should show up and the software should run . If not:
1. Plug in the meter and start the new HCFR. For Windows 7, right click Computer in the Start list and select Computer Management/Device Manager (or open the Control Panel and select Device Manager.
2. Double click the i1 Display and select the Driver tab. Click the Update Driver option and click to browse for driver software. Click the Have Disk button and navigate to the folder where you installed the new HCFR (it's the HCFR Calibration/Drivers folder).
That's it. Now you will have both drivers available by simply plugging in the meter before starting the software version. You still may have to change the driver again but it will show up under the update driver option without the need for re-installation.
EDIT: The new version of HCFR uses the open source Argyll divers.
Larry

Great!!! I'll try this. Thank you, very much.
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Well i'm happy to report they exchanged my TV for the last time I think. I finally got one without any DSE the panel is clear with no blotches or ghost like vertical lines! I'm a happy camper. Just running through some slides for a few days before I calibrate it in better.
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"What Are The Best Picture Settings For The PN51E8000 For Video Gaming?????????"

I have the PN51e8000 and right now I play Video Games in Dynamic mode. Could someone help me or tell me what are the best Picture Settings to get the best looking Picture For playing Videos Games on my TV Thanks? I've asked this question several times on this board since I've purchased this TV 3 months ago and still no reply.
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"What Are The Best Picture Settings For The PN51E8000 For Video Gaming?????????"

There is no objective answer here so it's whatever appeals to you the most.
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I didn't try the Panasonic plasma(s). The issues I read about (IR, some buzzing, etc.) were enough for me to just say screw it and go to LED/LCD and live with the PQ trade-offs if any. Wouldn't have been a bad idea to atleast try a Panny, but damn I am tired of mounting TVs every 5 days. Here's to hoping the ES7500 is the last one I have to for awhile.

I don't think buzzing is a serious problem with the Panasonic's (my GT50 is almost silent) and IR is only an issue if you are a hardcore gamer. And if its reliability is what you are looking for personally i think you might want to look somewhere other than Samsung. I'm not trying to bash Samsung but i went through two in one year then i gave up. Honestly though i do hope you enjoy your new TV and i wish you best of luck:)
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+1. I went through three directionally buzzing PN64E8000s and after exchanging the last one for a 65VT50, I couldn't be happier with the decision.

I too jumped ship from a 51'' E8000 (directional buzz, dead pixels, fluctuating brightness) to a 55'' GT50 and I don't regret it one bit.
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I just pulled the trigger on a 64E7000. It should arrive on July 6th. Due to all of the burn-in issues with panasonic and my unbelievable lucky streak with Samsung, I couldn't justify jumping companies.

I really love the look of the GT/VT but i'm too much of a gamer to coddle the panasonic and "break her in right". My C8000 and D7000 both kept up very well with my gaming/TV watching/ movie watching habits and I hope the E7000 is up to the task as well.

Best Buy had a reasonable promotion where they threw in a Samsung Soundbar for free. I already have a surround sound system so the Soundbar will be returned for a $200 credit once I take delivery.

I will post my results once i get the TV all set up on Friday.

Fingers crossed that the E isn't a buzzer biggrin.gif
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Very happy with my 60E7000 purchase, but I had a question about the audio that I was hoping someone could help with. On my previous TV, I was able to use the center speaker out wire and connect them to my TV and use the TV speakers as my center channel. Is there anyway to replicate this with the E7000? I tried going to the two audio inputs by the component jacks on the TV but got no sound. I also tried the DVI audio input, but likewise nothing. I have a Yamaha RX V1065 receiver connected via HDMI to the TV (but no audio through the HDMI). I realize the TV speakers will be sub par, but that's what I have to live with for now. Thanks for any help.
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so buzzing is once again an issue this year with samsung?
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so buzzing is once again an issue this year with samsung?

yup.
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I have had two E8000's now and neither of them buzzed but I live in Australia so not sure if the sets we get are manufactured elsewhere. Both have had the same ABL issues (when the level of white is decreasing the brightness takes large, quite noticeable steps rather than transitioning smoothly). First had very mild DSE but I exchanged it with the retailer as they mistakenly sent me a used set, second has much worse DSE that I'm hoping to have fixed under warranty with a panel replacement. If I can get hold of a set without much DSE I will be quite happy with it but the ABL issue is annoying. If Samsung could make the ABL transitions smoother with a firmware update it would be very close to perfect in my opinion.

ST50 had much smoother ABL function with no noticeable steps between brightness levels and the blacks were a bit deeper, however I noticed consistent and annoying flickering in 24p and 50hz so it had to go back. No such flicker on the Samsung.
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Out of curiousity, are these Samsung issues (buzzing, dead pixels, coloration issues, etc), wide spread? Or does it just seem that way?
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