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post #11851 of 11855 Old 04-22-2015, 09:13 PM
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Yes you should definitely do it. You're going to end up paying either that much or more for a new TV and it will be an LCD, YUK....unless you want to pay the current OLED prices which is just not worth it.
OLEDs are not worth it right now. Perhaps only the LG. But it's 55". No thanks. Better wait for OLED, 4K, HDR, good price, 60"

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OLEDs are not worth it right now. Perhaps only the LG. But it's 55". No thanks. Better wait for OLED, 4K, HDR, good price, 60"
What seems funny to me is we started waiting for OLED, then oh wait, there is 4K OLED...almost there, wait now its 4K OLED with HDR. At this rate, I'll die from old age before they settle on this.
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HOW MANY HOURS IS THE F8500 IN NEW CONDITION ??? (Assuming properly taken care off with no IR)

What would new condition be defined as? (assuming no scratches or signs of external wear)

How many hours of use until the average user or an expert could tell that the picture had degraded noticeably?

I have heard that plasma TV have a 60,000 hour half life where the picture would be 50% as bright as it originally was.

What other aspects of the picture would have degraded by then?

Would that mean that at 6,000 hours the brightness levels would be down 5%?
The F8500 is the brightest plasma ever made according to reviews I have read.

I have a Samsung C7000 that I bought in 2010. The picture looks excellent.
I can't tell that it is any worse than when I bought it. It looks better than most TVs I see in stores.

Has anyone owned a plasma long enough to notice that the picture has degraded?

I believe that the F8500 is the best all around TV currently available.
I think that all of us here want to keep this TV in optimum condition for as long as possible.

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I've got a problem with my new Open Box 64F8500 that I wanted to run by the owners.

Basically, the TV is beautiful, silent (no sizzle) and looks amazing.

However…

If, after watching TV for a while I shut it off, then turn it back on a few minutes later, the TV does not come on. The red light blinks every five or six seconds forever.

If I then shut the TV off, and try to turn it back on, sometimes it repeats the behavior above, but eventually it will come back on.

The strange thing is when it does come back on, the date/time reads as having been reset to Dec. 31, 1969 6:00 PM (or 0.)

Obviously something is causing the clock chip to lose its setting and who knows what else.

Has anyone else seen this?

I guess I will be calling Samsung or Best Buy tomorrow.

Since this was delivered today, does anyone have any experiences that denote which entity (Samsung or Best Buy) I should call?

Note this was very clearly a demo unit, so who knows if something overheated during its reported 8000 hours of use before I got it.

Manufacturing date is March 2013, and I do not have the Black Optimizer artifacts.
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I've got a problem with my new Open Box 64F8500 that I wanted to run by the owners.

Basically, the TV is beautiful, silent (no sizzle) and looks amazing.

However…

If, after watching TV for a while I shut it off, then turn it back on a few minutes later, the TV does not come on. The red light blinks every five or six seconds forever.

If I then shut the TV off, and try to turn it back on, sometimes it repeats the behavior above, but eventually it will come back on.

The strange thing is when it does come back on, the date/time reads as having been reset to Dec. 31, 1969 6:00 PM (or 0.)

Obviously something is causing the clock chip to lose its setting and who knows what else.

Has anyone else seen this?

I guess I will be calling Samsung or Best Buy tomorrow.

Since this was delivered today, does anyone have any experiences that denote which entity (Samsung or Best Buy) I should call?

Note this was very clearly a demo unit, so who knows if something overheated during its reported 8000 hours of use before I got it.

Manufacturing date is March 2013, and I do not have the Black Optimizer artifacts.
A long shot but try unplugging the display when its in the "off" condition and leave it unplugged for a couple of minutes. Plug it back in and then turn it on. See if it exhibits the earlier behavior.

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