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Interesting Observation:

I was watching a HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS episode the other night on the Science Channel and something really interesting happened. Here's the episode:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3831260/

It's the episode that details how light escapes from the core of the Sun....at the 32-minute mark a closeup-up of the Sun fills the screen in some greenish-spectrum.

What was interesting is that on my Samsung 5300 I could see the Pentile array on my 60" from about 10 feet away. I never saw it before except when I was 2-3 feet from the TV. I don't know if it was because of the green Sun spectrum or just being 1 color entirely filling the screen.

Anyway....if anybody with an 8500 can watch that episode and let me know how it looks on the 8500's screen, I'd be curious how it looks. You need to go to the episode above and fast-forward to the 32-minute mark.
i've watched that show before, on the f8500 and did not notice anything, but it's a 720p downloaded version. not that i would expect to see anything on the f8500 anyway. i'm pretty sure the green is the most noticeable on the pentile structure, and that's probably why it's the only time you've noticed it so far

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I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying to cut the cord and to do it as simply and I expensively as possible. I'd like to just use the slick Smart Hub interface for my OTA and streaming content, but I hate to lose the recording and pause/playback ability of a DVR.

But now I hear that these Samsungs actually have a PVR function with external HDD but it's disabled on American models?! Anybody successfully enable this feature on an American panel? That would be awesome!
I suggest you read these 2 posts by zoyd:
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Ended up having time before dinner.


Bluray was paused at exactly 1:00 mins into the movie.


I have the 51 inch and used a iD3. Black optimizer is set to Auto. Contrast is 96, Brightness 47, and Cell light 14. Cinema Smooth was on.


I took three readings of the center of the top letterbox. All were identical 0.045 cd/m3 or 0.0131 ftL. If you are curious the center of the sun in the picture came out to 130.420 cd/m3 or 38.0678 ftL.


Only thing I didn't do was calibrate the meter before starting the test since I didn't want to bother with test patterns. I don't think it would matter though.

Ok with your settings I get a black bar as high as 0,085 cd/m2, and strangely the sun is "only" at 112cd.
so my panel is somewhat defective, this is the reason why I am so annoyed with floatings. Now would be nice to know if it's the panel itself, or some kind of elecronics (Y board like some 1 suggested)
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Ok with your settings I get a black bar as high as 0,085 cd/m2, and strangely the sun is "only" at 112cd.
so my panel is somewhat defective, this is the reason why I am so annoyed with floatings. Now would be nice to know if it's the panel itself, or some kind of elecronics (Y board like some 1 suggested)
Has it always been this way? I suppose it could be a voltage issue but I 've never seen one do something like that.

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