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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-01-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By thebignewt
Having been on a couple of these Samsung TV...

Having been on a couple of these Samsung TV forums I've seen more people have problems with updates than updates that did any good. I even bought an Evo Kit for $180 for my TV and I wouldn't do it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-01-2014, 03:12 PM
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Views: 463,268
Posted By thebignewt
Having been on a couple of these Samsung TV...

Having been on a couple of these Samsung TV forums I've seen more people have problems with updates than updates that did any good. I even bought an Evo Kit for $180 for my TV and I wouldn't do it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-23-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By thebignewt
I don't know what the "one connect box" is. But...

I don't know what the "one connect box" is. But you should connect all the stuff (BD, Cablebox, Direct V box, AppleTV, whatever) directly to the AVR and the AVR to the ARC HDMI on the TV. Don't sweat...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By thebignewt
Thanks for reply. When I'm in "Watch TV" and go...

Thanks for reply. When I'm in "Watch TV" and go to "Devices" and choose the TV then only options are "toggle" and "shut off" or "shut down". I'd like to get to the Smarthub feature, but you say I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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Views: 281,980
Posted By thebignewt
Just my .02 regarding the EvoKit that I purchased...

Just my .02 regarding the EvoKit that I purchased over a year ago for my Samsung ES8000: I haven't had any of the problems mentioned in this thread, it works fine. The new remote quit working and I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By thebignewt
I'm not personally familiar with those TVs, but...

I'm not personally familiar with those TVs, but here's my .02. I prefer LED over plasma because I have a naturally well lit living room (skylights). I've been through the LED vs Plasma threads and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By thebignewt
What he said. 65" is da man. We love our 65"...

What he said. 65" is da man. We love our 65" Samsung ES8000. Calibrated, everyone who sees it comments on how great it looks. Go big. Maybe 75"
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-16-2014, 01:06 PM
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Views: 463,268
Posted By thebignewt
You shouldn't.

You shouldn't.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-16-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By thebignewt
My TV is stunning in 3D. I usually rent 3D...

My TV is stunning in 3D. I usually rent 3D Blueray movies or stream from VuDu, never do the "fake 3D" with regular broadcasts, it's too much trouble. 3D is best in pretty dark lighting too. Also,...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
Thanks again, I'll try this when I get home....

Thanks again, I'll try this when I get home. Regarding the activity shutdown list, if I just turn everything off from the Smarthub app, and then go to regular Watch TV using the cable box won't it...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-10-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By thebignewt
So I tried what you suggested. I created another...

So I tried what you suggested. I created another Watch TV activity using MyHarmony. But all it asks is what components to use (TV, AVR), what inputs to use on the TV and AVR and that's it. I don't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
Thanks again. I'm not sure what app I have, I...

Thanks again. I'm not sure what app I have, I just got the remote a couple weeks ago so it should be new. So with the 7.7 you assign one of the colored buttons as the SmartHub activity and in...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-09-2014, 08:39 AM
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Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
Great, thanks for the info. So once I connect the...

Great, thanks for the info. So once I connect the Harmony and open the app where do I go to find the SmartHub commands in the library so I can one touch it to take me there?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,503
Posted By thebignewt
Sometimes there are active forums for the newer...

Sometimes there are active forums for the newer TVs and projectors where people will either self calibrate using discs or have pros come do it and they will share their settings. For my TV someone...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 463,268
Posted By thebignewt
Get a better AVR, one that passes through 3D and...

Get a better AVR, one that passes through 3D and one that uses HDMI for audio (not coaxial). So you hook all your sources into the AVR and only one HDMI from AVR to the TV's ARC input. Cheap.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 463,268
Posted By thebignewt
Not trying to hijack anything but I bet a lot of...

Not trying to hijack anything but I bet a lot of people use the Harmony 65 uni remote. How to you get it to go straight to the Smarthub (apps) if you have an AVR as the only connection to the TV via...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
Thanks. I don't have optical output, just HDMI....

Thanks. I don't have optical output, just HDMI. Before the Harmony when I went to Smarthub apps and streamed, the AVR automatically went to AV1 input for the TV and sound was fine. All my devices are...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
Question: How do I operate just the Samsung TV...

Question: How do I operate just the Samsung TV and not watch TV with the cable box? I want to use the Apps in the Smarthub but when I'm watching cable and hit menu I get the cable menu. When I shut...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By thebignewt
How do I just operate my TV with the Harmony 65?

Samsung ES8000 TV, Yamaha AVR to HDMI2 on TV, cable box, BD disc player, Apple TV. What I want to access are the Apps on the Samsung TV as well as the Menus to adjust Picture, Audio, etc. My "Watch...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 269,448
Posted By thebignewt
I have a Samsung ES8000F TV with the Evo Kit...

I have a Samsung ES8000F TV with the Evo Kit installed in the back, and harmony 650. Watch TV is fine. How do I get to the TV's homescreen so I can go to Apps? The only way I figured out is to go...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2014, 01:28 PM
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Views: 1,071,294
Posted By thebignewt
ARC just refers to an HDMI port that can transfer...

ARC just refers to an HDMI port that can transfer in both directions, usually with an AVR at the other end. You need HDMI connection. So my AVR can transmit from BD player or Apple TV to TV, and TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By thebignewt
I love my Samsung ES8000 for 3D, both Bluray and...

I love my Samsung ES8000 for 3D, both Bluray and streaming. Unfortunately the public doesn't agree. Not a lot of BluRay content for rent, or streaming and it's not gotten much better since 2012 when...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 151,997
Posted By thebignewt
This from the Samsung 4g TV thread nearby, many...

This from the Samsung 4g TV thread nearby, many got this thing free :"I purchased my UN55HU8550 on April 29th. I submitted the info requested for the UHD Video Pack promo on July 28th. I got a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16,239
Views: 1,071,294
Posted By thebignewt
I too have been gone a long time and am...

I too have been gone a long time and am interested in how you did this turn off CE dimming trick. I still use Standard with Garnoch's settings from way back and the TV still looks great to us. I'll...
Forum: 3D Content   04-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,659
Posted By thebignewt
Quote:Originally Posted by Paul...

Quote:Originally Posted by Paul H http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526218/what-is-this-3d-issue-i-see-a-lot-that-nobody-even-mentions#post_24583185)

If...
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