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Have been away from this thread for awhile.

Without reading pages upon pages of replies since my last visit, I'd like to find out if it's safe to update to the latest firmware.

Someone told me that the latest firmware affects brightness levels. I don't believe such things until others confirm.

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Have been away from this thread for awhile.

Without reading pages upon pages of replies since my last visit, I'd like to find out if it's safe to update to the latest firmware.

Someone told me that the latest firmware affects brightness levels. I don't believe such things until others confirm.

Thanks
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I just setup my new 8500 to replace my beloved Panasonic plasma done-in by a three-year old. Anyway, I don't have a FiOS set-top box and use a TiVo Roamio instead. Are there any TiVo owners in this thread who were able to get the IR exterder to work with the TiVo?
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Confirmed? I'm close to pulling the trigger on this TV but if this is true I might just go with the 8000.
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Back in post 6692, Chad says the firmware does NOT effect brightness.

Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk)
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Confirmed? I'm close to pulling the trigger on this TV but if this is true I might just go with the 8000.
Had the F8000. To me, it was no brighter than my F8500. Also, in a bright room, 8500 was superior. F8000 is a nice television, but during very dark scenes it will shut itself off. And it will bug you. It does so very fast, but it is quite noticeable.
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Had the F8000. To me, it was no brighter than my F8500. Also, in a bright room, 8500 was superior. F8000 is a nice television, but during very dark scenes it will shut itself off. And it will bug you. It does so very fast, but it is quite noticeable.
Thanks for the post. As i've been going between these two sets for a week now, it's nice to hear from an owner of both. Any other differences between the two you've noticed?

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