Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk) - Page 277 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #8281 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 07:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
igreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by fierce_gt View Post
well let's see... 1080p's been 'the standard' for how long already?
-my cable is 720p or less
-my video games are mostly 720p
-my internet connection isn't quite fast enough to stream 1080p yet, and I'm not really interested enough to pay the extra 500bux a year it would cost to upgrade the service
-I own about a dozen bluray movies that are actually full 1080p


yup, I'm sure UHD is going to be common next year...


not to mention the resolution is one of the less important factors of picture quality. I wouldn't consider any of the UHD led's an 'upgrade' to the f8500 personally. they'd be a very definite downgrade in my viewing environment

According to the Imaging Science Foundation, a consulting group for consumer electronic manufacturers, whom also train professional video calibrators, the most important facet of picture quality is contrast ratio, the second most important is color saturation, and the third most important is color accuracy. Resolution comes in fourth. Although 720p sets are slowly disappearing, it's mostly due to lower pricing, which makes the 1080p models more affordable. Many of the older, more expensive 720p sets can still match or even beat some of the latest 1080p displays in over all picture quality.
igreg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #8282 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 08:10 AM
AVS Special Member
 
eric3316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3,113
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 481 Post(s)
Liked: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by igreg View Post
Here in Northern CA just says 3-5 days. Best Buy's rarely keep such big tickets items on stock. However, not having them in stock here and have no ETA on them is another matter. Did a Magnolia salesperson communicate this to you? What region are you in? Salesman had told me getting scarce on East Coast. Web site for my city still lets me order three (max it will ever allow for this item). Tx.
I am in North Carolina. Their warehouse has no stock currently. Also speaking with Best Buy trying to figure out if my order was ever going to ship they also said they are on back order with no known date.

If you try to ship to store it will originally say 3-5 days but when you go through the checkout process it will then push the date out a few weeks. These further pushed dates mean nothing. They have increasingly been pushed out further each day you check guessing because no stock has come in. I was also told if your order does not get filled within 14 days of the purchase date it will auto cancel. At this point it just seeme like they are taking orders blindly.

Sears also stocks this TV and also offers 5% cash back though Shop Discover. Delivery available next day.
DJPrelude likes this.
eric3316 is online now  
post #8283 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post
I am in North Carolina. Their warehouse has no stock currently. Also speaking with Best Buy trying to figure out if my order was ever going to ship they also said they are on back order with no known date.

If you try to ship to store it will originally say 3-5 days but when you go through the checkout process it will then push the date out a few weeks. These further pushed dates mean nothing. They have increasingly been pushed out further each day you check guessing because no stock has come in. I was also told if your order does not get filled within 14 days of the purchase date it will auto cancel. At this point it just seeme like they are taking orders blindly.

Sears also stocks this TV and also offers 5% cash back though Shop Discover. Delivery available next day.
I had the same sort of thing happen to me when I went to buy from Best Buy. Bought it from Amazon instead. Saved money on the tax and paid far lesser than BB for extended warranty. I would suggest trying Amazon - they still seem to have them in stock.

Samsung PN60F8500, Oppo BD-103, Pioneer Elite VSX-33, B&W 685B, B&W 686B, B&W HTM62, B&W ASW610
craygoose is offline  
post #8284 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Hi, I have done settings based on recommendations given here
http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...-hdtv-settings

Picture is excellent but worried about cell light being set at 17 and 20 with my TV being new.
Is it dowry hint to be worried about?
Also judder is a little high in sports with this setting. Any recommendations to make it better?
TV is less than a month old. It's 64" model.
Thanks in advance.
JGovind is online now  
post #8285 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DanF8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JGovind View Post
Hi, I have done settings based on recommendations given here
http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...-hdtv-settings

Picture is excellent but worried about cell light being set at 17 and 20 with my TV being new.
Is it dowry hint to be worried about?
Also judder is a little high in sports with this setting. Any recommendations to make it better?
TV is less than a month old. It's 64" model.
Thanks in advance.

Turn off "Film Mode" for watching sports. I have zero judder, and I'm a big sports fan.

Last edited by DanF8500; Yesterday at 10:00 AM.
DanF8500 is online now  
post #8286 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Thanks will try.
Can u give me advice cell light setting at 17 to 20 for a new TV.
Also is there a way to check life hours in the TV?
Thanks.
JGovind is online now  
post #8287 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 10:00 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DanF8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JGovind View Post
Thanks will try.
Can u give me advice cell light setting at 17 to 20 for a new TV.
Also is there a way to check life hours in the TV?
Thanks.

One other thing to add. If you do watch a lot of sports, don't watch it in Movie/warm 2 mode. The realism of the picture is not quite up to par as it is in Standard/Standard mode. After watching sports/live news broadcasts in Movie/warm 2 for months on end, when I changed to Standard picture mode, standard color temp, the veil was lifted off the screen, and the realism of the event was right there in your face. It has made my sports watching/live broadcasts more enjoyable.

I'd adjust cell light based on your room lighting. It's also a personable adjustment. If you watch tv in a very dark room, like I do, you can set cell between 10-15 (in Standard Mode), or 15-20 in Movie mode, and be happy with the picture. Brighter rooms require higher cell light numbers, because the room lighting will make the screen look dimmer than it should. Background lighting is preferred for watching your tv. It will enhance the effect of the overall brightness of your tv, without having to max out your cell light setting, and will be easier for your eyes to focus. Standard Mode puts out more brighter picture than Movie mode does, so if you do decide to switch to Standard, you can get away with lower cell light values. Just adjust to personal preference. Whatever makes you happy. But definitely play around with the settings until you find a combination that you like. I still find myself tweaking my settings a little here and there (cell light mostly) when I watch certain programs and during different hours of the day. Some programs need more cell light to see more detail shading (fault of the broadcast channel), while others are too bright and reducing cell light makes it easier on the eyes to watch.

The calibrators typically don't start/adjust their calibrations in Standard mode on these sets because this mode is further away from the Rec 709 standard color space than Movie/warm 2 is, and also because the 10-pt setting is inactive in this mode. I thoroughly enjoy watching most programs now in Standard mode/Standard color temp than I ever did in Movie/warm 2.
JGovind likes this.

Last edited by DanF8500; Yesterday at 01:09 PM.
DanF8500 is online now  
post #8288 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Senior Member
 
Breathing Borla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post
One other thing to add. If you do watch a lot of sports, don't watch it in Movie/warm 2 mode. The realism of the picture is not quite up to par as it is in Standard/Standard mode. After watching sports/live news broadcasts in Movie/warm 2 for months on end, when I changed to Standard picture mode, standard color temp, the veil was lifted off the screen, and the realism of the event was right there in your face. It has made my sports watching/live broadcasts more enjoyable.
does it remember your settings for each like you can adjust movie 2 the way you like then just swap to standard for sports?

is it easy to switch?
Breathing Borla is online now  
post #8289 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Dianabol5mg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGovind View Post
Thanks will try.
Can u give me advice cell light setting at 17 to 20 for a new TV.
Also is there a way to check life hours in the TV?
Thanks.
Reset tv and get out of Sound and Vision settings. They are garbage. Go through the settings thread. There are individuals on here with much better settings.

Samsung 60F8500
LG 55LHX
LG BH200
2 PS3's
Dianabol5mg is offline  
post #8290 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Didn't know there was a separate settings thread here... Can u guide me to go there. Link pls.
JGovind is online now  
post #8291 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
AVS Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGovind View Post
Didn't know there was a separate settings thread here... Can u guide me to go there. Link pls.

Here ---> F8500 Recommended Settings Thread.....
JGovind likes this.

ISF Calibrator
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD
Pioneer Kuro BDP-320
Samsung PN64F8500
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #8292 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DanF8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post
Reset tv and get out of Sound and Vision settings. They are garbage. Go through the settings thread. There are individuals on here with much better settings.

From what I've learned with regards to user settings since being an 8500 owner and joining this thread last year is that using someone else's calibrated settings (no matter what expert calibrated it) on *your* tv only gets you close, but won't be accurate for your tv. Actually, the word "close" may not even be accurate, when those settings are measured on a graph with calibration software, the results may be even further off than you can see with the human eye. I have tried nearly every posted, 8500 calibration settings on my tv at one point or another, and have mixed feelings about all of them. Most will say the 2-pt and 10-pt adjustments are unique to every tv, and that's where the magic happens(where the calibrator earns his pay). So, I would actually treat every other posted calibration settings with caution. Some may look better on *your* tv than others will on someone else's tv, but none will be a perfect match for *your* tv.

Last edited by DanF8500; Yesterday at 11:28 AM.
DanF8500 is online now  
post #8293 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 11:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
igreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post
I think a lot of Best Buys are just out of stock. I know the ones by me are. I ordered one 2 weeks ago from them with a delivery date the same week. 2 days later my delivery got canceled and was told the 64F8500 is on back order. Currently they still do not have them in stock here and have no ETA on them.
As long as out of stock means cannot or will not be getting any more. I know they no longer have the plasma displayed.
igreg is offline  
post #8294 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Breathing Borla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 11
anybody try DVE calibrate on their own. I have this blu ray and used it on my DLP and it did a pretty darn good job

will this work on this set?
Breathing Borla is online now  
post #8295 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 11:52 AM
AVS Special Member
 
igreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post
One other thing to add. If you do watch a lot of sports, don't watch it in Movie/warm 2 mode. The realism of the picture is not quite up to par as it is in Standard/Standard mode. After watching sports/live news broadcasts in Movie/warm 2 for months on end, when I changed to Standard picture mode, standard color temp, the veil was lifted off the screen, and the realism of the event was right there in your face. It has made my sports watching/live broadcasts more enjoyable.

I'd adjust cell light based on your room lighting. It's also a personable adjustment. If you watch tv in a very dark room, like I do, you can set cell between 10-15 (in Standard Mode), or 15-20 in Movie mode, and be happy with the picture. Brighter rooms require higher cell light numbers, because the room lighting will make the screen look dimmer than it should. Background lighting is preferred for watching your tv. It will enhance the effect of the overall brightness of your tv, without having to max out your cell light setting, and will be easier for your eyes to focus. Standard Mode puts out more brighter picture than Movie mode does, so if you do decide to switch to Standard, you can get away with lower cell light values. Just adjust to personal preference. Whatever makes you happy. But definitely play around with the settings until you find a combination that you like. I still find myself tweaking my settings a little here and there (cell light mostly) when I watch certain programs and during different hours of the day. Some programs need more cell light to see more detail shading (fault of the broadcast channel), while others are too bright and reducing cell light makes it easier on the eyes to watch.

The calibrators typically don't start/adjust their calibrations in Standard mode on these sets because this mode is further away from the Rec 709 standard color space than Movie/warm 2 is, but I thoroughly enjoy watching most programs now in Standard mode/Standard color temp than I ever did in Movie/warm 2.
When I varied the settings on the display at Best Buy, movie mode was not my favorite. It seeemed to present insufficient detail, while with the relax mode the picture seemed more detailed. Of course, it could be that the settings were altered by potenetial customers. What do you think of the relax versus movie mode, especially when it comes to detail? Thanks.
igreg is offline  
post #8296 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 12:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
DanF8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by igreg View Post
When I varied the settings on the display at Best Buy, movie mode was not my favorite. It seeemed to present insufficient detail, while with the relax mode the picture seemed more detailed. Of course, it could be that the settings were altered by potenetial customers. What do you think of the relax versus movie mode, especially when it comes to detail? Thanks.

I never used Relax mode before. I just tried it. It's alright, when compared with Movie mode, but a little too subdued/dim for my tastes since I've been using Standard mode. Plus, I noticed you don't have access to any of the "Advanced Settings" when in Relax mode. In Movie mode, you do. Advanced settings are Dynamic contrast,mBlack Tone, Flesh Tone, RGB only mode, Color space, White balance, 10pt white balance, Gamma, Motion lighting, etc. So, Relax mode would not be used for calibrating the 8500.
DanF8500 is online now  
post #8297 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Breathing Borla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 11
does anybody know which one of these will work for the F8500 64"?

edit, update,

Live monoprice chat said this, can anyone confirm?

You would want to use PID 5918 it would be able to fit the 600x400 hole mounting pattern on the back of your TV and it would be able to hold the weight of the TV as well. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

Last edited by Breathing Borla; Yesterday at 01:36 PM.
Breathing Borla is online now  
post #8298 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
I WANT MORE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 'Middle of Nowhere"
Posts: 1,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGovind View Post
Didn't know there was a separate settings thread here... Can u guide me to go there. Link pls.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post
anybody try DVE calibrate on their own. I have this blu ray and used it on my DLP and it did a pretty darn good job

will this work on this set?
You should really, really, really consider having your display professionally calibrated.
Once complete you will never touch or want to touch a picture mode or setting again.

Perhaps I misremembered.

I WANT MORE is online now  
post #8299 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Member
 
sean33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 11
What is the cost range for a pro calibration?
sean33 is offline  
post #8300 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Ph8te's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 9,470
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by sean33 View Post
What is the cost range for a pro calibration?

It really depends usually 3-450 though for a good one. The best thing to do is find one in your area and get a quote.


Sent from an system/360
Ph8te is online now  
post #8301 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Advanced Member
 
CJayB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Mission Hills, CA
Posts: 746
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post
Reset tv and get out of Sound and Vision settings. They are garbage. Go through the settings thread. There are individuals on here with much better settings.
I totally agree on the Sound and Vision settings.

The best settings I've found (though still need for my 64" 8500 a little tweaking) are the Movie settings from D-Nice.
CJayB is online now  
post #8302 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Member
 
sean33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by sean33 View Post
Here is a much cleaner db view of going from a dark to light scene. I'm going to make some phone calls tomorrow. I wish there was a quick fix to just tighten the rear panel. Anyone know why slightly pressing on the top left of the rear panel (where the large vent is) would eliminate the buzz?


**Update** I did unscrew the three rear panel screws around the buzzing component and that did the trick. I am now buzz free. I'd like to understand why this is an issue in the first place but I'll take the win and move on.
sean33 is offline  
post #8303 of 8307 Old Yesterday, 05:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
DanF8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Official Samsung PNxxF8500 Owners Thread (No Street Price Talk)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean33 View Post
**Update** I did unscrew the three rear panel screws around the buzzing component and that did the trick. I am now buzz free. I'd like to understand why this is an issue in the first place but I'll take the win and move on.

I'm positive the buzz you were experiencing is not the same "plasma buzz" that owners are complaining about. Your issue is more of a vibration/resonating problem. You tightened some screws which dampened the vibration. Plasma buzz cannot be fixed by tightening screws on the back of your display. True Plasma buzz is inherent in the design, albeit how quiet or loud it may get from one owner to another, from one plasma tv to another.

Last edited by DanF8500; Yesterday at 05:32 PM.
DanF8500 is online now  
post #8304 of 8307 Old Today, 12:10 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJayB View Post
I totally agree on the Sound and Vision settings.

The best settings I've found (though still need for my 64" 8500 a little tweaking) are the Movie settings from D-Nice.
Thanks. Will try.
How do I get to the settings from D-Nice.
Can u help.
Thanks
JGovind is online now  
post #8305 of 8307 Old Today, 12:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
igreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post
I never used Relax mode before. I just tried it. It's alright, when compared with Movie mode, but a little too subdued/dim for my tastes since I've been using Standard mode. Plus, I noticed you don't have access to any of the "Advanced Settings" when in Relax mode. In Movie mode, you do. Advanced settings are Dynamic contrast,mBlack Tone, Flesh Tone, RGB only mode, Color space, White balance, 10pt white balance, Gamma, Motion lighting, etc. So, Relax mode would not be used for calibrating the 8500.
So you can adjust the movie mode to get more detail? I really don't like a picture that is too bright; used to realistic picture of the Panasonic plasmas. Take a movie theatre for example; great detail without bright/popping image.
igreg is offline  
post #8306 of 8307 Old Today, 12:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
igreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 27
I am awaiting delivery of the 64F8500 and concerned not only about the complaints here; e.g., buzzing; black optimizerissue; motion problems, but the relative quality of the picture. I had a friend over to watch World Series game three on my commercial Panasonic TH-50PHD7UY, and he said he cannot imagine a better picture (disclaimer: he does not own a HDTV). He said the picture was like looking at real life (as looking through a window) as opposed to just video from a television. When I told him I had ordered a new plasma, he said that I should be happy if it at least matched the quality of the PanasonicTH-50PHD7UY. I had mixed feeling when viewing the 64F8500 at Magnolia; detail seemed excellent in relax mode, but somewhat glossed over in movie mode, and sometimes noticed what appeared to be the "soap opera" effect, but did like the larger picture which together with the increased resolution did give great detail in some scenes. My set has had zero problems over ten years. And why does the Samsung have a motion jutter setting? Why is it needed? My set has zero problems with motion with no jutter settings.


When I told him that multiple people had told me on this forum that the F8500 was clearly superior and would blow my Panasonic TH-50PHD7UY out of the water, he expressed skepticism, and that my set may beolder but still have a better picture.


I purchased the set mainly because it was the last superior plasma that will soon be sold out, and the high rankings given the setat the HDTV shootouts. And if I find the picture inferior to my Panasonic I canmove it my master bedroom which actually has more distance from the set to thewatching position. I do know that set was definitely superior to Panasonic G series in terms of picture quality.

Perhaps the PanasonicTH-50PHD7UY is similar in respect to quality ala the Kuro? I know one poster laughed at my comment that my set has inky blacks, but I does. I would put it up against the F8500 in that area.

Anyone care to voice their opinion on the above,especially those who have owned the early commercial Panasonics? I know foryears it was the set used for the television monitor for affiliate newsbroadcasts. Perhaps the 720 picture actually gives a better viewing experience? I recall one forum member making a comment regarding that point of view.


I have the plasma hooked up to my DirecTV receiver via component because I believe it gives better picture quality than over HDMI for my set. I recall a fellow AVS member that debate does exist whether HDMI always give a better picture than component; he attached a scientific article explaining that component can sometimes give a superior picture than HDMI.


I did see the CNET gave the PanasonicTH-50PHD7UY a 9/10 overall revised rating in 2013 despite CNET stating it has made its rating criteria much more difficult to attain a high rating than when the set was first rated.


Thanks!

Last edited by igreg; Today at 01:42 AM.
igreg is offline  
post #8307 of 8307 Old Today, 04:14 AM
AVS Special Member
 
eric3316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3,113
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 481 Post(s)
Liked: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJayB View Post
I totally agree on the Sound and Vision settings.

The best settings I've found (though still need for my 64" 8500 a little tweaking) are the Movie settings from D-Nice.
Where are these settings found?
eric3316 is online now  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Tags
Samsung Pn51f8500 51 Inch 3d Smart Plasma Hdtv , Samsung Pn64f8500 64 Inch 3d Smart Plasma Hdtv , Samsung Pn60f8500 60 Inch 1080p 600hz 3d Smart Plasma Hdtv
Gear in this thread - Pn60f8500 by PriceGrabber.com

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off