Robert from VE called today to let me know my calibrated 64" f8500 was ready for shipping after 3.5 weeks of anticipation. Expect it to arrive on Friday! What was interesting was that he told me that Kevin Miller had calibrated the set with a new FW update that had solved CAL Day an CAL Night issuues AND he was 99% sure it also solved the 3D popping issues. They had calibrated the two CAL modes, the movie mode and the 3D mode on my set. I have not seen anything about this new FW here, or in the other thread so I hope he is right. He has been given beta and early release versions by Samsung before. Any one else heard about this new FW?
Can not wait to get it! I am upgrading from a 2006 Sony KDS-R50XBR1 back projection TV so the expectations of a big jump in PQ is high. The bad news Robert gave me was that the nice Samsung audio dock that was supposed to be a free bundle was back ordered and could not be shipped. However, he gave me a discount on the TV instead.