Originally Posted by barth2k
It worries me that this issues has persisted through several model years. Samsung surely knows about the issue. This indicates it may be something inherent in the design, a trade off somewhere the Samsung engineers decided to make. In previous years, they released new firmware that was supposed to fix it; some people thought it did, some insisted no.
Please explain more about Kevin's cal day settings. How did you guys determine the FBr was eliminated? Did you watch a known problematic clip and saw it gone? Could it be Kevin just fortuitously fixed the pop on that and similar clips but maybe other, different material will show it? Is this the set where you could only see like 2 instances of popping after so many hours staring at it? Or was that Robert Zohn's?
What about the cal night settings?
I see Kevin's settings floating around on this thread. I take it people have tried them but they did not fix the FBr on their sets?
Barth, I really don't know how Kevin set Cal Day since it had been done prior to my arrival. This was the set at Robert's store, but no, we saw only one instance of popping in 2 hours.
In terns of how we saw it eliminate the issue, yes, we had an identified clip from hockey that we recorded. This was from some hockey channel on Directv that was showing numerous clips from around the NHL. This was the only clip they played that showed the problem. For me, this is confusing enough. So many of the clips looked to the eye to be identical. A mix of ice and crowd in roughly the same proportion. So why weren't most of these clips impacted? Just bizarre.
But every time we played the offending clip and cycled through the different picture modes, Cal Day was the only one that totally, 100%, eliminated the popping. It was also 100% repeatable. As you said, could it have cured just this clip and other, totally different scenes, might not have been fixed? It's possible, but that was the only clip we could find.
That Grade B movie I saw at Magnolia prior to the show would have been a good test since the popping was fairly frequent on that set. Yet the same set, playing Life of Pi showed no issues. It seemed to me the Grade B movie was poorly mastered and very 'hot', so perhaps that was a factor too. Who knows?