Originally Posted by stvptrsn
Just got the f8500 64. I will say the picture is amazing but i am a huge sports fan and this is my first plasma. I am replacing my 55 inch 8000 samsung led.
Lets just say what a big mistake it was because you can not watch hockey or basketball on this tv. The screen flashing ( POPPING ) or whatever you guys call it is terrible. I mean awefull I am returning it tomorrow. Wow i didn't know about this problem on plasmas untill I read about this tonight as i am looking for the fix. My led does not do this at all when I watch my Kings hockey games. This thing is like flashes are going off in my room. Im telling you guys its bad. If you guys arent seeing this on sports than I dont know what to tell you but it is there. Baseball is not so bad and I dont see it much at all but any fast action arena sports it is bad. I have tried every option in the settings to fix this and I couldn't. Every single person who has come to my house has commented on this flashing issue. Dont buy this tv if you are a hockey or basketball fan. If you only watch shows and movies it is an awesome tv. I have to say bye bye to this sammy.
it may be a problem with the f8500, but not all plasmas. i'll have to look into this when i check out the f8500 again. i'm waiting for the 64's to arrive in a couple weeks, so i've got until then. i've watched a lot of hockey on my plasma and friend's plasmas and i have never experienced anything that you describe. it'd be a shame if the most expensive one of the bunch was the worst:rolleyes:
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One