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post #241 of 264 Old 10-15-2015, 08:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Call me crazy, but I just replaced my Sony XBR65X850C with a Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA and I must say there is a difference in the picture. I had them set up side by side to see if there was any major differences. Though both have very good pictures, the Sony at times seemed to crush some of the solid color where the Sammy handled them much better. I think I am done for a while with any changes. The Samsung was an open box from Best Buy and had all accessories and was in the original box. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Call me crazy, but I just replaced my Sony XBR65X850C with a Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA and I must say there is a difference in the picture. I had them set up side by side to see if there was any major differences. Though both have very good pictures, the Sony at times seemed to crush some of the solid color where the Sammy handled them much better. I think I am done for a while with any changes. The Samsung was an open box from Best Buy and had all accessories and was in the original box. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Well now I know why the Samsung was an open box. For the first two days everything was great, then on day three there was dark shadows in both upper corners. So back to Best Buy to return it and pick up a brand new one and all is good. What it turned out was that the open box had been returned twice for the same problem. I made sure that they placed a defective sticker on the unit. eeping my fingers crossed that this it for many years.

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Well now I know why the Samsung was an open box. For the first two days everything was great, then on day three there was dark shadows in both upper corners. So back to Best Buy to return it and pick up a brand new one and all is good. What it turned out was that the open box had been returned twice for the same problem. I made sure that they placed a defective sticker on the unit. eeping my fingers crossed that this it for many years.
You realize, of course, that luck will have nothing to do with it!

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You realize, of course, that luck will have nothing to do with it!
You are so right! it took me three of the Samsung JS8500s to a panel without any issues. This TV has very good picture and now I'm enjoying UHD content from my the Samsung hard drive which came with 10 UHD movies and 30 documentaries.

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Ok, well luck didn't work either. My second Samsung JS8500 had glowing blue spots at the bottom corners and I took it back after two weeks. Seems like the third time was the charm and the new Sammy is issue free. So in the last month I have had four different TVs come through my doors in an attempt to replace my DOA Panasonic VT60. This last one seems to be very good and I'm pleased with the picture. For my other house I ordered a Panasonic 65CX650 4k and though it doesn't have then Nano-crystal technology and DNR, it does have a very good picture for a mid level 4k set. 2015 has cost me a lot of dough in replacement electronics. It was fun though.

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Merry Christmas to all my fellow Home Theater friends!

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Merry Christmas to all my fellow Home Theater friends!

Thanks JT, hey, when do I get a peak at that new flat panel of yours???

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Hello my good friend! I was just thinking about you. You will get a peak very soon! JT

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Hello my good friend! I was just thinking about you. You will get a peak very soon! JT

Awesome!!! I just ordered more materials to complete my set up for IC's. I'll post those upon completion.

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I didn't realize that I hadn't really updated my page with my latest changes. I updated my tv after a painful fall 2015 with multiple tvs coming and going, I finally got a good panel. My new Samsung 65js8500 has a very good picture though it takes some getting used to when coming from a plasma. I really like the picture of this set head on, off center the picture starts to degrade.

I also mounted the tv on the wall above the entertainment center. Here is an updated photo.
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Thanks for sharing brother! That looks like a nice display for sure.


One day I'll be able to recoup the loss of my Sammy 64" plasma. But that's for another day

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Oh no, I placed an order for the Samsung UHD Blu Ray player K8500. I pick it up at Best Buy on Friday. I can't wait to see the HDR content. I bought the UHD Blu Ray Wild to go along with my new Blu Ray player.

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Oh no, I placed an order for the Samsung UHD Blu Ray player K8500. I pick it up at Best Buy on Friday. I can't wait to see the HDR content. I bought the UHD Blu Ray Wild to go along with my new Blu Ray player.

You're a ROCK STAR

Nicely done Jon

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I have a problem and must be stopped!

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Geoff, I'm glad to see you on the boards.

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Geoff, I'm glad to see you on the boards.I have a problem and must be stopped!

Thanks bro, good to be out and about!!!...............uh no, then we'd all have to stop

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I added the Samsung ULTRA Blu Ray player. UBD-K8500. It has a great picture and is very fast. Here's a picture.

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I added the Samsung ULTRA Blu Ray player. UBD-K8500. It has a great picture and is very fast. Here's a picture.
Awesome! Is that a Darbee on top of it?

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This is a picture on my Samsung 65JS8500 from the Samsung k8500 UHD Blu Ray player. The picture is beautiful.

[IMG]IMG_3403 by jnnt29, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Here is another Picture from the Samsung Ultra HD Blu Ray player


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Impressive!! Both pics are incredible!!! That's one heck of a display.

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Oaktron made speakers from the 1950 to 1990 for other companies, such as HH Scott and others. In 1978 or so they bought a cabnet company and produced a line of speakers under the names of Wrightwood and Oaktron. In 1990 Oaktron was aquired by MiTek and the line seemed to fade away. I have an origional broshure that I will scan in and try to display.
They look great, might keep an eye out for some old woodies as my wife is not keen on my old black pa speakers
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They look great, might keep an eye out for some old woodies as my wife is not keen on my old black pa speakers
They really do look great after all these years. I have them stored in my attic for now and will be moving them down to my man cave when we move in a couple of years.
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