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How is real world gaming on this panel? Xbox/PS gaming that is. I have read/been told Sports looks amazing on it, so I am now interested in the game aspect. I know movies/TV will look great.

I am waffling between the 64 and some 4K TV's. Unfortunatly, there is nowhere I can test/see/play around with the F8500.


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Since you are getting a 2014 model, the rising black issue has been fixed. You really don't want that with a plasma. Rising blacks reduce overall contrast and blacks do not look as black.
Can you expand on this? Or is there a posting somewhere that goes into this "issue" in detail?
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Can you expand on this? Or is there a posting somewhere that goes into this "issue" in detail?

Well it was discussed back in the early days of this thread. It was in the first few months or so of release when it was heavily discussed.

Ever since some grey market retailer said there was a 2013/2014 model it seems it has caught on. There are no 2014 models. There are 2013 models built in 2014 however. These 2014 build models since they come with newer software are more than likely to have most of the fixes that were issues early on. One of the biggest was that black level would rise when CS was engaged. This however was fixed awhile ago I believe.


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The FW would have to be before 1114 and a build date before November 2013. that's what came with the tv I bought in January. Probably have to find out what the initial FW was with the tv. Then you have the issue if you do find one with the initial FW or one prior to 1114, you have rising blacks using cinema smooth.

Not only that l, but then you would need someone to go firmware by firmware to see which one is "the" one. I'm not sure anyone has the time or money for that endeavor here


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Well it was discussed back in the early days of this thread. It was in the first few months or so of release when it was heavily discussed.

Ever since some grey market retailer said there was a 2013/2014 model it seems it has caught on. There are no 2014 models. There are 2013 models built in 2014 however. These 2014 build models since they come with newer software are more than likely to have most of the fixes that were issues early on. One of the biggest was that black level would rise when CS was engaged. This however was fixed awhile ago I believe.


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Okay, so the later production displays do not have this "rising black level" issue?

I was reading it the other way around I guess, that the later ones were firmware upgraded and the display ended up with worse black levels.
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Okay, so the later production displays do not have this "rising black level" issue?

I was reading it the other way around I guess, that the later ones were firmware upgraded and the display ended up with worse black levels.
Chad B stated over on the other forum that he doubts the variance in light output was due to any firmware update. He's recently calibrated tv's that have output numbers in the 60s. Since he was the one that noted the difference in light output over the models he's calibrated to begin with, I tend to believe him.

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