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Zoom1 & Zoom2 are available with OTA Broadcast SD signals and 480p DVD Player signals.

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Zoom1 & Zoom2 are available with OTA Broadcast SD signals and 480p DVD Player signals.
Thank you for the clarification !
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why do they have those stickers on both sides of the 3d glasses
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why do they have those stickers on both sides of the 3d glasses
the ones that protect the lenses from scratches during packaging/shipping?

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Sorry if this is s noob question,

but I'm still curious why DVD's and Blue Rays that display are full screen (16:9) on my old 50" Panny Plasma are now all letterbox on the new Samsung 51" ??

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The 64" came in today, it is so large they couldn't put it on the TV stand. Geek Squad installers coming in January on mounting it on the wall.

I ordered a tilting Sanus initially, but I think I might go with the full motion instead (though the TV is so large I am not sure if makes sense or not...)

I am pretty happy. I connected Tivo to watch OTA TV and it looked rather sharp, and so was the PS4, the colors are amazing coming from LCD. I didn't notice any buzz like people say (I have bad ears anyways!) -- but it gets hot.

Do people recommend software/slides for break-in the TV ? If so which ones and how long ?

I also ended up taking the Geek Squad protection (5 years) since these are @ the end of line (supposedly!), normally I wouldn't for LCD's or other type of electronics, but decided anyways.

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Sorry if this is s noob question,

but I'm still curious why DVD's and Blue Rays that display are full screen (16:9) on my old 50" Panny Plasma are now all letterbox on the new Samsung 51" ??
The only way that can be possible is if your Panny or blu-ray player zoomed your movie, to retain the film's aspect ratio, which would have filled your entire screen, but chopped your picture on the sides, so you would be losing content by zooming the original movie, because no movie is filmed with a 16:9 aspect ratio unless it's made for network television as opposed to the movie theatre.

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Unboxed the 60" today. I can hear a faint buzz only if I stick my head behind the set. SD quality is very good. Overall picture quality is very pleasing. Some smudges on the screen which annoy me a bit. One smudge, the size of a dime is concerning Bezel was shrink wrapped. BB item. I am not very demanding of TV speakers but I don't like these. Apps are snappy.
Update. Hell yeah. No buzz.
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Sorry if this is s noob question,

but I'm still curious why DVD's and Blue Rays that display are full screen (16:9) on my old 50" Panny Plasma are now all letterbox on the new Samsung 51" ??
What model DVD player do you have?

Does this letter box have 4 sides or just top and bottom?

My Panny S97 DVD Player has nice custom zoom feature that lets me zoom the upscaled image to 1.2x 1.3x 1.5x 2.0x 2.5x 3.0x 4.0x

1.5x just clears the screen top & bottom on most movies.

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Since the ferrite core center hole is much larger than the diameter of the power cord, how did you all stop it from just sliding down the cable?
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Since the ferrite core center hole is much larger than the diameter of the power cord, how did you all stop it from just sliding down the cable?

The ferrite core opens up, make a loop with the cable and then snap core around the two cables
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Since the ferrite core center hole is much larger than the diameter of the power cord, how did you all stop it from just sliding down the cable?
i followed the instructions... hehe

poster above already covered it

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The ferrite core opens up, make a loop with the cable and then snap core around the two cables
Funny they don't bother showing that on the ferrite core instruction sheet.
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Just got my 60" a few hours ago - Nov 14 build date, 1203 software, 0 hours - from Amazon.

Initial impressions is that this is an amazing TV coming from a PN50B860. Still looking for dead pixels; buzzing is minor compared to the previous set - don't want to speak too soon. Already calibrated it with some settings from here - and enjoying it so far. Will work to get to 200 hours as quickly as I can using regular watching habits - sports, movies, video games... might use the slides if I'm in a rush.

What is everyone's opinions on WiFi? I'm finding that my wireless N connection is really really slow when trying to update to 1204 - so much so that I'm actually postponing it.
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Just got my 60" a few hours ago - Nov 14 build date, 1203 software, 0 hours - from Amazon.

What is everyone's opinions on WiFi? I'm finding that my wireless N connection is really really slow when trying to update to 1204 - so much so that I'm actually postponing it.
Your tv's wifi is probably not getting a strong signal to your router, because I'm really impressed with my 8500's wifi. I can download firmware and stream hd movies without any problems. Remember, the firmware is a large file (over 640 MB), so it will take at least a few minutes to download.
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