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stanjohn123's Avatar stanjohn123 01:01 AM 07-28-2014
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post
I believe Anynet+(hdmi-CEC) needs to be ON for ARC to function.
So I tried the anynet+HDMI-CEC option turned ON but still no sound was output from my tv to the receiver through hdmi.

I also tried searching for devices through that anynet option but it didn't find anything.

Any other idea to output sound from tv to receiv3r through hdmi.

ParityBit's Avatar ParityBit 04:55 AM 07-28-2014
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Can anyone confirm if PC Mode reduces input lag more then what Game Mode offers for PS4 and XB1

Also is the pq the same in both?

I would like to know this also please.
DanF8500's Avatar DanF8500 06:39 AM 07-28-2014
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Originally Posted by stanjohn123 View Post
So I tried the anynet+HDMI-CEC option turned ON but still no sound was output from my tv to the receiver through hdmi.



I also tried searching for devices through that anynet option but it didn't find anything.



Any other idea to output sound from tv to receiv3r through hdmi.

Ok, now that you have anynet+HDMI-CEC turned on, you'll need to look at your receiver's connections/settings with regards to its ARC functionality. I brought up a SR6008 owners manual, and see that the hdmi output labeled, MONITOR, needs to be used, as that provides the ARC capability of the unit. Next, you'll need to enable your receiver's "hdmi Control" setting (pg. 155; default is OFF). Once you do this, you'll need to recycle power to your tv to create a new hdmi handshake, which lets your 8500 know of your receiver's new functionality. Refer to pg.120 of your 6008 owners manual for more info about your receiver's hdmi Control function. There are some footnotes about hdmi zone 2 functionality of your receiver not being compatible when the hdmi Control setting is ON. After doing the above, you should go back to your tv's speaker settings to see if more speaker options (i.e. "receiver") became available.
Cleveland Plasma's Avatar Cleveland Plasma 08:05 AM 07-28-2014
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Of you could go for the costco 99$ 4 year extended. It just about what you want out of it. There are many who have gone with the SquareTrade from Costco and been happy (saving that money doesn't hurt either). The markups on the warranty offered by BB are crazy. Btw yes you can purchase the Costco ST without being a Costco member and purchase the set elsewhere.
Only downside to there warranties, you can not get 5 years of total coverage and they have a max payout of $4000 on the warranty of $1000 and up. If these two cases are concerning, as they can be, Mack Warranty is there for you.
max-n-tanner's Avatar max-n-tanner 06:33 PM 07-28-2014
Hello I was reading about the fan everyone is using for this tv. Isn't it rated .3 amps so it doesn't matter what USB you use?

P/N AF0007
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm
Started Voltage ≦4V
Rated Voltage 5V
Rated Current Max. 0.3A
Power Input Max. 3.6W
Fan Speed 800~1500rpm±250rpm
Max. Air Flow 66.55CFM
Max. Air Pressure 1.42mmH2O
Noise 19bB(A) ~33.5dB(A)
Bearing Type Sleeve
Life Expectation 50,000hrs,25℃
Connector USB
Extension Cable Length 167cm
Weight 267g
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* The product picture(s) is only for your reference, it may differ from the actual product.
shadowspawn's Avatar shadowspawn 11:47 AM 07-29-2014
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Hello I was reading about the fan everyone is using for this tv. Isn't it rated .3 amps so it doesn't matter what USB you use?

Rated Voltage 5V
Rated Current Max. 0.3A
Power Input Max. 3.6W

I've been a little skittish about that.


Watts = Volts x Amps


So, I would have expected Max Watts to be 1.5W (5 x 0.3).


Or else, Max Amps to be 0.72 (3.6 / 5).


This inconsistency has made me nervous about using the 0.5A USB ports, us plugging two of these into the 1.0A USB port (using a splitter).
p5browne's Avatar p5browne 02:46 PM 07-29-2014
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I've been a little skittish about that.


Watts = Volts x Amps


So, I would have expected Max Watts to be 1.5W (5 x 0.3).


Or else, Max Amps to be 0.72 (3.6 / 5).


This inconsistency has made me nervous about using the 0.5A USB ports, us plugging two of these into the 1.0A USB port (using a splitter).
As mentioned in a previous posting - most Forum Members will not be running the fan full tilt - a tad noisy. Mid point is about right, and your amperage will be less.
shadowspawn's Avatar shadowspawn 03:43 PM 07-29-2014
^^^^^^^^^^I guess I worry about it not being fail-safe (which is why I used the term "skittish" rather than "totally opposed").I worry about things like relatives coming to visit, and a young nephew seeing the knob and going "What's this do?"... ZZZZZZT
MrPanther0's Avatar MrPanther0 07:30 PM 07-29-2014
Ok guys, new Pn64F8500 owner here. At my wits end. I can NOT get the TV to sit on its base stand flush. the right side (if youre facing it) will sit flush but the other side has like a 3mm gap between the base stand and the bottom bezel of the tv. Any ideas?
MrPanther0's Avatar MrPanther0 08:10 PM 07-29-2014
Sorry for the double post. Here are some pictures of what I am talking about
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Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 08:16 PM 07-29-2014
I didn't have that issue with mine. The base / stand sort of snapped in place. There were small locating pins in the corners though.
KONICA TECH's Avatar KONICA TECH 08:16 PM 07-29-2014
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Sorry for the double post. Here are some pictures of what I am talking about
You have the inserts backwards, one is for the left side, they have to be correct.
cjpk248's Avatar cjpk248 08:19 PM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by MrPanther0 View Post
Sorry for the double post. Here are some pictures of what I am talking about
As long as the mounting plate and screws are properly aligned and in place I wouldn't worry about it. Mine sits really tight on the right side (sitting in front of the screen) and the left side is a little displaced like yours. It's secured perfectly though so I'm good with it. Granted my left side isn't quite that bad.
cjpk248's Avatar cjpk248 08:21 PM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post
You have the inserts backwards, one is for the left side, they have to be correct.
I didn't think they would fit backwards.
DanF8500's Avatar DanF8500 08:22 PM 07-29-2014
^^ Your goal to mount the base stand to your tv should be *uniformity* on both sides. It's perfectly fine if you can't get the tv to sit flush with the stand. I have a few millimeter gap on both sides. It's been fine since I put it together in April of 2013. In fact, I like the visual effect of the tv seemingly "floating" in air off its base. Looks really cool!
cjpk248's Avatar cjpk248 08:22 PM 07-29-2014
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^^^^^^^^^^I guess I worry about it not being fail-safe (which is why I used the term "skittish" rather than "totally opposed").I worry about things like relatives coming to visit, and a young nephew seeing the knob and going "What's this do?"... ZZZZZZT
I just used one of these plugged into the surge strip with the TV and called it a day.

http://www.ianker.com/product/71AN7105-W5A
MrPanther0's Avatar MrPanther0 08:35 PM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post
You have the inserts backwards, one is for the left side, they have to be correct.
Do you think that is really the case? I can check here in a few minutes

EDIT: Yeah its not that. They wouldn't even fit into the opposite sides. For the life of me I cant figure it out. Only real problem is the screws wont go in to secure it to the base.
KONICA TECH's Avatar KONICA TECH 07:38 AM 07-30-2014
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Originally Posted by MrPanther0 View Post
Do you think that is really the case? I can check here in a few minutes

EDIT: Yeah its not that. They wouldn't even fit into the opposite sides. For the life of me I cant figure it out. Only real problem is the screws wont go in to secure it to the base.

I never said they were in the wrong end, they are facing the wrong way. At least the end that is giving you trouble by no fitting flush is. I was wrong to say left, maybe front side.
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 09:43 AM 07-30-2014
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Only real problem is the screws wont go in to secure it to the base.
Have you tried a little careful mechanical persuasion via the Fonz method?
pitchman's Avatar pitchman 09:52 AM 07-30-2014
Make sure the insert is seated all the way down in the stand. Even if it's not properly seated, you can still screw it down. This is a bit of a design flaw IMO. This is what happened to me. I reseated the insert making sure it was totally flush, screwed it back in, and then the TV perfectly snapped into place on the stand.
jpdyson's Avatar jpdyson 09:51 AM 08-01-2014
I gave up.

Picking up my PN51F8500 today, replacing my (still good) PN50B860. Being at work today is like Christmas Eve.
HLdan's Avatar HLdan 11:56 AM 08-01-2014
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I gave up.

Picking up my PN51F8500 today, replacing my (still good) PN50B860. Being at work today is like Christmas Eve.
Awesome! But what do you mean when you say "I gave up"?
jpdyson's Avatar jpdyson 12:19 PM 08-01-2014
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Awesome! But what do you mean when you say "I gave up"?
Willpower...

I was going to try and hold out for the Vizio P-series to see if I could make the, um, "transition" to LCD. I got worried I wouldn't have the option of the 8500 for long.
whm01 12:54 PM 08-01-2014
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Originally Posted by MrPanther0 View Post
Ok guys, new Pn64F8500 owner here. At my wits end. I can NOT get the TV to sit on its base stand flush. the right side (if youre facing it) will sit flush but the other side has like a 3mm gap between the base stand and the bottom bezel of the tv. Any ideas?


I had a similar problem and couldn't get the screws to align. The next day my son and lifted the set slightly, one on each side and it popped perfectly in place and the screws were perfectly aligned. I think the problem was when we original put the set on the stand that it went in on one side first. The stand is solid now.


Good luck
HLdan's Avatar HLdan 01:03 PM 08-01-2014
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Willpower...

I was going to try and hold out for the Vizio P-series to see if I could make the, um, "transition" to LCD. I got worried I wouldn't have the option of the 8500 for long.
You did the right thing. Speaking from personal experience after my first flat screen TV being a Samsung LCD which I humbly returned within a week and bought a Panny Plasma and now I have a 64F8500, there's no way I could go back to LCD even if it was a FALD set.
p5browne's Avatar p5browne 07:07 PM 08-01-2014
PN64F8500AFXZC - just checked FS - Out of stock in Ontario. BB - 9 left in stock. Oops, just dropped to 8!
stanjohn123's Avatar stanjohn123 07:21 AM 08-02-2014
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post
Ok, now that you have anynet+HDMI-CEC turned on, you'll need to look at your receiver's connections/settings with regards to its ARC functionality. I brought up a SR6008 owners manual, and see that the hdmi output labeled, MONITOR, needs to be used, as that provides the ARC capability of the unit. Next, you'll need to enable your receiver's "hdmi Control" setting (pg. 155; default is OFF). Once you do this, you'll need to recycle power to your tv to create a new hdmi handshake, which lets your 8500 know of your receiver's new functionality. Refer to pg.120 of your 6008 owners manual for more info about your receiver's hdmi Control function. There are some footnotes about hdmi zone 2 functionality of your receiver not being compatible when the hdmi Control setting is ON. After doing the above, you should go back to your tv's speaker settings to see if more speaker options (i.e. "receiver") became available.
Thanks a ton Dan. It's working fine now.

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I would like to know this also please.
Lately I'm having lag issues as well with PC mode on and I have never updated my firmware yet.
venus933's Avatar venus933 09:24 AM 08-02-2014
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Originally Posted by HLdan View Post
You did the right thing. Speaking from personal experience after my first flat screen TV being a Samsung LCD which I humbly returned within a week and bought a Panny Plasma and now I have a 64F8500, there's no way I could go back to LCD even if it was a FALD set.
At this the only LCD I would look into would be the Vizio R series with its 384 zones. And that's post F8500 availability.
Mitch2025's Avatar Mitch2025 06:28 PM 08-02-2014
I recently bought this TV and have been loving it so far. I have one issue though. I have an HTPC and multiple game consoles (PS4, XBOne, etc) all plugged in VIA HDMI into my AV Receiver and output to a single HDMI cable into my TV. My issue is, I want to be able to just quickly turn on game mode (or PC mode. I am reading that PC mode has less lag). On my old Samsung plasma, I just had to go into the menu and enable it but it seems on this one, I have to rename the input to represent whatever mode I want by scrolling through a list. Now, while this isn't terrible, it is VERY annoying.

My initial plan was to hook my HTPC up to the TV and run optical to the receiver for audio and then just setup the input the receiver is going to as a permanent game/pc mode. Well, it works somewhat. It just doesn't transmit all 5.1 channels. It just transmits 2.0 channels. Netflix works fine though. I thought that maybe it was a limitation of optical so I decided to try ARC. I have never used it before but my receiver is compatible so I went through trying to set it up. However, the results are the same as the optical. Netflix gets 5.1 but my HTPC only gets 2.0. I did some more digging and it seems that when I plug my HTPC into the TV directly, it sees that it is only compatible of 2.0 channels so that is all it will output.

Does anyone know of a good solution to this?
MrPanther0's Avatar MrPanther0 08:44 PM 08-02-2014
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Originally Posted by whm01 View Post
I had a similar problem and couldn't get the screws to align. The next day my son and lifted the set slightly, one on each side and it popped perfectly in place and the screws were perfectly aligned. I think the problem was when we original put the set on the stand that it went in on one side first. The stand is solid now.


Good luck
So I got the TV horizontal and upon taking the stand off i noticed that one of the TVs own little plastic tabs that slid into the grey metal brackets was flattened and was the reason TV wouldnt sit flat.

So far the set has been pretty nice, though I've been really limited in my content. Only been able to play some Wii u on it and stream HBO go off chromecast or Amazon prime on the TVs smart app list. Noticed a few things:
  • Noticeable input lag (was able to fix at least for mario kart on wii by changing input to be named game input and using warm2 and some offsets. The mode is clearly just a little off but it looks ok at least for gaming, lag is minimized though still there)
  • Pretty bad buzz. Its there for sure to my average hearing and randomly is worse with certain scenes. I can safely say that its worse than my 2010 Panny 54" S2 that its replacing.
  • Pretty good colors with movie and warm1 with a few adjustments. Pretty much everything off with black optimizer on darkest.

I'm waiting on an hdmi splitter to do my own little mini comparison between the old Panny and the new Sammy You would really, really expect the F8500 to just stand head and shoulders above it right?

I really look forward to testing out with some bluray content as soon as I'm moved back into my old apartment with all my gear. I'm considering having the set calibrated by a pro, how many people honestly have that done? Is it really worth the money?
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