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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 184,669
Posted By Stereodude
It's an IPS panel, of course it's going to be...

It's an IPS panel, of course it's going to be less than stellar, and certainly not up to the VA panel in the 65".
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Stereodude
I think the better question for anyone asking...

I think the better question for anyone asking about how long they'll be available is...

If you want one, why are you trying to wait as long as possible before buying one?

Is there some sort of...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,695
Posted By Stereodude
We don't know when they're shutting down...

We don't know when they're shutting down production of the various panels. The stories said it would be shut down by Nov 30th. That doesn't mean Nov 30th is the last day. It means they will not be...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
Is voice control and gesture control turned off?

Is voice control and gesture control turned off?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
Try another HDMI cable?

Try another HDMI cable?
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,923
Views: 164,877
Posted By Stereodude
I wouldn't be so certain of that. It all depends...

I wouldn't be so certain of that. It all depends how they're getting 30k hours of life. For example, if they were gradually increasing the drive current over time to negate the luminace loss of the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
The rise in black levels when Cinema Smooth is...

The rise in black levels when Cinema Smooth is turned on was fixed with a firmware update last last year. I addressed this in a post here...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Stereodude
Maybe, maybe not. It depends if the blu-ray...

Maybe, maybe not. It depends if the blu-ray player processes the video from the USB port differently from how it handles a disc.


A reasonable course of action if you watch movies from the USB...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
What issue(s) specifically?

What issue(s) specifically?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
Wouldn't off be for video? :confused: ...

Wouldn't off be for video? :confused:

Further, in Auto1 when the TV is doing an IVTC on 1080i60 content don't you still get 3:2 cadence judder because the F8500 is updating the screen at 60Hz, not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
My plan is to leave the white level alone and not...

My plan is to leave the white level alone and not try to reduce it since people are reporting negatives with both methods of reducing peak brightness. I plan to use a dimmable DIY D6500 bias light...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
According to CNET...

According to CNET (http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-pn60f8500/2/) Auto2 doesn't do film detection (IVTC) properly for 1080i60 material, and you had to change it to Auto1. AVforums said...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   07-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 78,587
Posted By Stereodude
Paul's has been doing 15% off on F8500's the...

Paul's has been doing 15% off on F8500's the weekends with a coupon code on their website. They are authorized.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By Stereodude
They mentioned that in the article.

They mentioned that in the article.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By Stereodude
You could read the post you quoted and find the...

You could read the post you quoted and find the answer to your question. ;)
Forum: Display Calibration   07-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Stereodude
From what you measured it looks pretty good. I'm...

From what you measured it looks pretty good. I'm not sure if the calibration settings will be the same for the HDMI inputs as the USB port though.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 965
Views: 62,208
Posted By Stereodude
I'm pretty sure once you get a TV from them, it's...

I'm pretty sure once you get a TV from them, it's yours and if something is wrong with it you get to take it up with the manufacturer via the warranty.
Forum: Display Calibration   07-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 127,972
Posted By Stereodude
Something like: 8%, full screen, & full screen. ...

Something like: 8%, full screen, & full screen. There is some debate whether you should use a black background outside the 8% window or use a constant APL setup. The advice seems to differ based on...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
Did you see this thread...

Did you see this thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-plasma-flat-panel-displays/1526262-samsung-cell-light-control-explained-samsung-insider.html)?
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 25,805
Posted By Stereodude
So that will be the 80" M since Robert said only...

So that will be the 80" M since Robert said only the OLED and the Samsung F8500 would be under 79" (except perhaps the 78" HU9000), or did that change also?
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 25,805
Posted By Stereodude
What's the over/under on it being delayed again?...

What's the over/under on it being delayed again? :D
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
Have you tried plugging the blu-ray player...

Have you tried plugging the blu-ray player directly into the TV to see what happens (for the sake of testing)?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 184,669
Posted By Stereodude
Keep reminding us... Then soon we'll remind you...

Keep reminding us... Then soon we'll remind you when you're unhappy with the IPS panel in it.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
I would think so if you want it displayed without...

I would think so if you want it displayed without a 3:2 cadence.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6,495
Views: 313,463
Posted By Stereodude
50ftL is in calibrated day mode. I think some of...

50ftL is in calibrated day mode. I think some of the less accurate modes are the one that do much brighter.


Reportedly the black level increase with Cinema Smooth enabled was fixed with a...
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